The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 30, 2004


Footpath plan takes its first steps

submitted by Mary-Lynne Bohn

The Carlisle Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee is thrilled to kick off the first phase of the $150,000 footpath plan approved at Town Meeting last May. Gary Davis of the Carlisle DPW broke ground in front of the Gleason Public Library on Wednesday, April 28.

The Bedford Road segment of the path will begin at the rotary, pass the post office and go on to Kimball's and Banta-Davis, where it is a short crossing to the Davis Corridor, Fox Hill and the additional neighborhoods connecting to Stearns Street. While the project has been the victim of inclement weather delays since last fall, this first leg of the pathway plan should be completed within the next several weeks.

Davis will be responsible for rough clearing of the land, excavation of the path trench and delivery and stockpiling of materials. Kevin Stacy of K.S.C. Landscaping in Carlisle will serve as contractor for construction of the pathway.

Town Meeting authorized footpaths along the five major arterials emanating from the town center. The paths are to be constructed using a combination of DPW resources, volunteers and third party contractors. The construction periods will occur twice annually, spring and late fall/winter to coincide with the availability of the DPW.

The Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee is very grateful for the guidance and support of many groups, most particularly the DPW, the Police Department, the Town Administrator, as well as the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and Historical Commission.

For additional information, please contact Mary-Lynne Bohn at 1-978-287-1439.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito