Draft Feasibility Study and Public Meeting

Shared Use Path
Middlesex Canal/Former Railroad Right of Way
Woburn, MA

The City of Woburn has prepared a draft Feasibility Study evaluating the possibility of creating a shared use path (SUP) along the Middlesex Canal and the former Woburn branch of the Boston & Lowell railroad right of way.  The study includes an existing conditions base map, conceptual design alternatives, discussion of anticipated impacts, estimated construction costs, anticipated right-of-way/property impacts, and likely permitting actions.   The purpose of this Feasibility Study is to inform the City’s decision as to whether it should pursue further coordination and design efforts leading to construction of a rail-to-trail facility as described in the study or some similar, practical and feasible alternative.

The draft study may be viewed here: Shared Use Path Feasibility Study Canal and RR ROW 2022

The Woburn Planning Board will be hosting a presentation of the study by the City’s consultants, VHB, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.  The Planning Board meeting will be virtual, so use this log in information to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86311959215?pwd=ZVFRTnRvbG1GRG50VUdsRXE3c2xaZz09, Meeting ID: 863 1195 9215, Passcode: 242395.  To participate by phone, dial 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) and enter Meeting ID: 863 1195 9215 and Passcode: 242395.

The City would appreciate receiving public feedback in the form of comments and suggestions.  Please send all comments to  Planning@cityofwoburn.com or by mailing them to the Woburn Planning Department, 10 Common Street, Woburn, MA  01801, attention “Multi Use Path”.

*Deadline for receipt of comments on the draft feasibility study is 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2023*

Updated information will be available at this link: https://woburnma.gov/government/planning-board/ongoing-studies/feasibility-study-middlesex-canal-rr-row/