Town of Salem "Phase-I" event
July 7, 2017
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
Jan. 2, 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!
Nov. 6, 2016
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!
"Phase-I" Ribbon Cutting Event October 21
Oct. 15, 2016
Completion of basic "Phase-I" construction will be noted by a ribbon cutting event on Friday, October 21, 10 AM, at the Range Road crossing. Town and state officials, major donors, and the FSBPC Committee have been invited. The bike-ped corridor will be "open" for general use at that time while a public "Grand Opening" is planned for the springtime with multiple events enjoying good weather. FSBPC will be installing more amenities after the 21st and work on maintenance. Tax deductible donations are welcomed via a GoFundMe account at https://www.gofundme.com/2pjf2gk or by checks mailed to FSBPC, 2 Townsend Ave, Salem NH 03079. Check out the corridor -- we think you will like it!
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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
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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