The non-profit Iron Horse Preservation Society was out working on the end of the trail in Saugus, from Central Street to the Lynn line, this week. The company converts abandoned railroad beds into community trails and helped build the Northern Strand trail from Everett, through Malden and Saugus.
Iron Horse is working with the Town of Saugus to complete the trail there. The trail will remain closed for about a week until the work is done.
Meanwhile, work continues on paving the trail in Everett and Malden. Portions of the trail in those two cities have already opened. However, pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, roller bladers and others are asked to stay off the trail where “Bike Path Closed” signs are still posted as ruts in the pavement can be created by premature use.
Work on the Revere portion of the trail is expected to begin next spring if grants are secured. The City of Lynn still has to approve plans in order for the trail to be completed.
Bike to the Sea, Inc. has been working for more than 20 years to build the Northern Strand Trail from Everett to the beaches in Revere and Nahant. Physical work to build the trail started less than two years ago but has progressed quickly.