Trolley Track Costruction
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
(Lowell). Lowell National Historical Parks trolleys will be going off line for two weeks this September to address new rail installation. Beginning Monday, August 27, fencing and a hay bale barrier will be installed. Much of the track in the straightaway will be removed during an evening so as not to impact Lowell high school. Track work will continue during the evenings from Wednesday August 29 and continue to Wednesday September 5. Mack Plaza will have some removals on the trolley bridge which is expected to take around four working days.
After the removals are done, the reinstallation will begin. The straightaway work is planned for the week of the September 17-21 and will once again be done in the evening. Much of the heavier resetting work on the bridge is planned for that week as well. The decking in and around Mack Plaza will be closed until mid-October.
Did You Know?
The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.