Blackstone Valley Bikeway
is a proposed recreational and commuting
facility through the Blackstone River Valley. It will use both on-
and off-road routes in transportation corridors established
by the historic Blackstone Canal and by railroads, both active and long
since abandoned. It will connect the City of Worcester with the Town of
Blackstone, passing through Millbury, Sutton, Grafton, Northbridge,
Uxbridge and Millville. At the state line in Blackstone it will connect
with the Rhode Island Blackstone River Bikeway (a 19-mile designed bike
route terminating in the City of Providence). The bike route in both states
will link together urban areas, mill villages, state parks and historic
sites in the nationally recognized Blackstone River Valley Heritage
Corridor, as both an alternate transportation route and linear park.
Preliminary design for the bikeway, including the identification of a
preferred alingment, will be complete by September 1996. With available
funding, final design for the project would follow the completion of the
current study and construction would follow completion of final design.
Construction of the bikeway would occur in segments.