Boardwalk at Lake Williams in Marlborough close to completion


Boardwalk at Lake Williams in Marlborough close to completion
The city is constructing a boardwalk along Lake Williams; it is scheduled to be completed by mid-December. (photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – Come the end of this year, there will be a new way to enjoy a walk along Lake Williams.

The city is constructing a floating boardwalk along the northern edge of the lake; the boardwalk will connect an existing trail that begins near the lower parking lot at Marlborough District Court and ends near Route 20 at the Route 495 interchange.

Crews are currently installing safety rails along the boardwalk. According to Mayor Arthur Vigeant’s office, the boardwalk may be open in early to mid-December.

The city is using $1.7 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The materials being used are designed to withstand winter conditions and strong enough to accommodate a motor vehicle.

Although the lake is no longer used as part of the city’s drinking water supply, several restrictions still apply – this includes no fishing, no pets and no water access.

The area is monitored by the city’s Department of Public Works and the Conservation Commission.

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