It is back to "ground zero" for the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail extension to Hodges Cross Road. reports according to Mark Moore, of MassDOT District 1, negotiations with landowners have reached a roadblock and now designers have to go back to the drawing board to find a new way to bring the trail farther north.

The rail trail has been slowly expanding over time and just last year was extended to Lime Street in Adams. The next spur was going to be to Hodges Cross Road and was eyed to go under construction in 2019. That, however, is now delayed.

Eventually, the trail's goal is to connect with a bike path through to Williamstown. Mayor Thomas Bernard said the city is still dedicated toward connecting the bike paths at both ends of the city.

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