Work on next phase of Neponset Greenway is underway

Preliminary work has begun on a long-awaited “missing link” along the 9-mile-long Neponset River Greenway trail. The 0.7 mile connection between Morrissey Boulevard and Tenean Beach — which amounts to roughly 3,600 feet of trail— will eventually include a 670-foot boardwalk through the National Grid “rainbow” gas tank site with “bump-out” scenic overlooks offering views of Dorchester Bay and the Boston Harbor islands. Contractors for the state’s Dept. of Transportation have been spotted in recent days clearing the route behind existing businesses adjacent to the Southeast Expressway embankment. The $10 million project is scheduled to be completed by 2025.
Photos courtesy
Neponset River Greenway Council

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