Project Updates

Project Updates – 10/29/2023

  • The Natick section of the CRT terminates in the area of Mechanic Street and Whitney Field.  
  • A map of the CRT is available at this link.
  • An extension to the Natick Center MBTA Station will be open after that station is completed, which is anticipated in 2024. Natick is also designing a connection to Main Street ("Natick Center Connection").
  • Designated public parking is available in Natick Center and near Speen Street: 
    • Public parking for the CRT and Whitney Field/Navy Yard is available at 11 Mechanic Street. EV charging stations are anticipated to be installed in 2024.
    • Public parking is also available at the end of Chrysler Road.
  • Public access is prohibited from Mechanic Street to the Natick Center MBTA Station. 
    • The MBTA will extend the pathway to the outbound platform of the new Natick Center MBTA Station when the MBTA Station is completed, currently anticipated in 2024. MBTA project information
  • A proposed trail from the CRT along Route 9 to West Natick is in design by MassDOT. See Lake Cochituate Path to learn more. A public hearing is scheduled for October 30, 2023.
  • The Town is planning a viaduct connection to Main Street as part of the Natick Center Connection. Design for this connection started in April 2021. 

  • Contact with any questions or concerns.

  • On July 19, 2019, MassDOT held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Natick CRT project and to announce the final State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plans. See MassDOT blog.
  • On September 28, 2021, MassDOT held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the CRT at the Route 30 bridge that connects Natick and Framingham.
  • Construction is funded with 80% federal and 20% state funding through the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • The Town of Natick acquired the right of way from CSX Transportation in 2016, and temporary and permanent easements were acquired in 2018.

Updated October 29, 2023