Proposed Salem Bike-Ped Corridor (Computer rendition)
Location: Intersection of Rte. 28 and Old Rockingham Rd.


Late winter update

During 2017 all remaining safety and landscaping improvements were completed on the “Phase I” section as many people asked about when “Phase-II” reaching the Depot will be paved. We are pleased to report that all expensive engineering work has been completed so physical construction should start about May. Looking ahead, plans and funding opportunities are being lined-up to complete the paved trail all the way to Cluff Crossing Road by the end of 2020. Many pieces must fall into place to make that happen but we are very optimistic based on what we know today. Stay tuned, and donations are always welcome!

Town of Salem "Phase-I" event

Sunday, August 13, 9:30-11:30 am will be Salem's first public event marking the completion of the "Phase-I" project. Walkers, bicyclists, families with small children, and anyone interested in a slow walk or ride from North Broadway Crossing (south end of Old Rockingham Road) to Range Road are welcome. Round trip distance is 2.2 miles. Decorated bikes or outfits with a "train theme" will be eligible for prizes. Parking space will be available at the Pentucket Bank and Univex Corporation. Rain date is August 27. For more info contact the Salem Community Development Department at (603)890-2086 or visit the Town of Salem web site.

"Phase-II" in the works for 2017

With the successful completion of "Phase-I" connecting to Windham, our "Phase-II" section from Old Rockingham Road to Willow Street and the Salem Depot is now in preliminary engineering design. We have some funding available but the total estimated cost will not be known for a while. With luck, we will see physical construction of this 0.7-mile section in late 2017. Stay tuned for more info! If you wish to be added to our email list for occasional updates, please send your email address to [email protected] Take care and "Happy New Year!"

"Phase-I" paved and open!

Since the formal ribbon-cutting event on October 21, the "Friends" with support of many local private donors and businesses have continued to enhance the trail. More gardens and landscaping have been installed with more planned. On Nov. 5 group of 40 Merrimack College freshmen under their "Mack Gives Back" program helped gather trail-side branches, plant flowers, and pick up "old" trash to the delight of all trail users. Community support, use, and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated! Tax deductible donations are welcomed by checks mailed to FSBPC, 2 Townsend Ave, Salem NH 03079. Check out the corridor -- we think you will like it!


Thank you for visiting the Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor homepage!

Provided below are links to additional information about the project that you might find interesting. Be sure to check back often, as the website is still in development and we will be posting more information as the project progresses.


10/1/12 Friends-Iron Horse presentation (1.6 MB)
2010 SNHRTA Grant Award Press Release
2010 SNHRTA Brochure
2009 SNHRTA TE Grant Application
2009 Salem North Segment TE Application
2009 Salem TE Application Figures


Southern NH Rail Trail Alliance
Town of Salem project web site

If you are interested in helping us move this project forward, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone at (603) 898-9926 or by email at [email protected].

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