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City of Fall River completes extension of Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail



(FALL RIVER, MA- JUNE 9, 2023)- According to the Mayor’s Office, the City of Fall River’s Department of Engineering and Planning recently completed an extension of the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail. This extension aided in bringing the path from Fall River’s eastern border to Westport. This project enables future connectivity to a possible shared use path in Westport and beyond such as Cape Cod and Rhode Island.

This project included construction of a 10-foot-wide shared use path, approximately 550-feet in length, along an abandoned railroad right-of-way adjacent to the scenic South Watuppa Pond. The shared use path expands opportunities for walkers, runners, hikers, bicyclists, paddles, and rowers.

The extension of the Alfred J. Lima Quequechan River Trail was a collaborative effort and made possible through funding from MassTrails, administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, as well as the Community Preservation Committee. The City also worked with VHB who provided design and engineering services for the project. The extension was built by local construction company, LAL Construction Co.

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