According to a Projo article,
Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray on Friday announced the allocation of $15 million for construction of the first Massachusetts segment of the planned Blackstone Valley Bike Path connecting Providence and Worcester.
The first 2.5 miles of the path, which would total 48 miles, would include 11 bridges and would run from Millville, Mass. to the Rhode Island border, Murray said in a news release.
Construction is scheduled to begin in spring of 2012. Portions of the path have already been built in Rhode Island.
This is great news for anyone who will eventually want to travel between Providence and Worchester. It’s about time MA gets on the ball and starts work on their section of the path, RIDOT has done a good job getting the RI portion well on it’s way to completion. Of course, it sounds like we won’t actually see any progress until mid-summer/fall of 2012.