Eversource and National Grid are planning an electrical grid project to run between substations in Woburn (at Horn Pond) and Wakefield. The current plan would use railroad right-of-way (ROW) lands where ever possible rather than use city and town streets. The project involves burying underground electrical cables to create an upgraded route between the substations. This could affect the Greenway particularly in Stoneham, (as it will be on the same ROW) but also on the Horn Pond Extension and in downtown Winchester.
Update: Open house events have been scheduled for the last week of April.
April 27: 5-7 pm drop in, Woburn City Hall Rotunda
April 28: 5 to 7 pm drop in, Stoneham Town Hall Banquet Room
April 29: 6-8 pm drop in, Winchester Town Hall Winchester Room
April 30: 6:30-8:30 pm drop in, Galvin Middle School Cafeteria (525 Main Street, Wakefield)
There is not currently much information, but we will share additional information as it comes in on the website. Information will be on the Transmission Project Page.
Spring is Here!
The snow is finally gone! This will be a big year for the Greenway as it goes out to bid. A few upcoming events to know are below. Mark your calendars!
- Saturday May 2nd - Stoneham Greenway Clean up
- Sunday May 20th - 30 mile Boston Greenbelt Walk
- Saturday June 13th - Stoneham Greenway walk and historic tour (1.7 miles)
Greenway Next Steps
A number of people have asked about the next steps for the Greenway. MassDOT is still targeting August to put the project out to bid. There are a few steps needed to get there. The major items are listed below.
1. The engineering firm is completing 100% plans now that Stoneham's warrant article passed in January and MassDOT is in review for NEPA Approval
2. Once NEPA approval is received, the towns need to get independent appraisals of any easements and negotiate with the land owners.
3. Stoneham needs to accept a short stretch of land from the MBTA.
Then MassDOT goes to bid!
Stoneham Greenway On Stoneham TV:
Thank you for the amazing support from the residents of Stoneham. We look forward to a time when these children will be using the Greenway!
Interactive Map of the 75% Greenway Design
Do you want to know where the trail goes, what business it will go by and how easy it will be to use? The plans page of this site has an interactive Google map that allows you to zoom in and look around at the details.
The Tri-Community Greenway, will bring open recreational space to Stoneham, Woburn and Winchester. The Stoneham portion will be located on a right of way of the Stoneham Branch of the Boston & Lowell (later the Boston & Maine and MBTA) railroad, which stopped passenger service in 1958. This linear park will create a place to bike, walk and enjoy nature in the heart of our community.