The portion of the Northern Strand trail in Everett and Malden is now paved and open for travelers.
Parts of the trail in those two cities were closed at various times over the past month but the paving work is now complete and there is no longer a danger of travelers creating ruts in the newly paved surface.
The portion of the trail in Saugus was recently completed to the Lynn line. The City of Lynn still has to approve plans in order for the trail to be completed.
Work on the Revere portion of the trail is expected to begin next spring if grants are secured.
Bike to the Sea, Inc. has been working for more than 20 years to build the Northern Strand Trail (aka: the Bike to the Sea 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.