The Norton/Mansfield Rail Trail Extension will be constructed by MassDOT and will extend the existing 2 mile shared use path in Mansfield for approximately 4 ½ miles through Mansfield and Norton, almost to the Taunton City line. The path will primarily follow an abandoned railroad right of way but also includes on-road segments consisting of a separated bike lane and side path. The project will create recreational opportunities for surrounding communities as well as an alternative mode of transportation to access the Mansfield MBTA commuter rail station.
BETA is providing preliminary through final design services as well as construction phase services for the Towns of Mansfield and Norton. The project includes environmental permitting, structural, traffic, landscape and pathway design components, all of which are being completed in-house at BETA.
Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2022.