No cars, please
(Globe staff photo by Mark Wilson)
Some Natick motorists are apparently a little too eager to see the town develop a rail trail.
Acting Town Administrator Martha White this week told selectmen that the town has received complaints from neighbors and seen evidence that some vehicles already are traveling a section of CSX right-of-way where the railroad recently removed rails and ties.
"It's a public safety issue, it's a disturbance to the residents, and we're going to take steps to stop it," she said.
Selectmen appropriated $5,000 Monday night to purchase additional concrete barriers to cut off access. "We tried to get CSX to deal with it, and they're not being responsive at all," White said.
She said the town also would install gates where the trail intersects with roadways. The town is in the process of negotiating with CSX to build a rail trail over the abandoned rail line through town.
-- John C. Drake
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