Proposed Salem Bike-Ped Corridor (Computer rendition)
Location: Intersection of Rte. 28 and Old Rockingham Rd.


Construction of "Phase I" started April 4

In case you haven't noticed, the project is well underway with American Excavating Corp. working hard to complete the Windham Rail Trail and build the paved 1.1-mile section in Salem. Plans call for the basic work to be completed by August after which our Friends group will be seeking volunteers and businesses to help with amenities and maintenance. Stay tuned and watch the progress!

Construction of "Phase-I" to start this Spring

The final $25K in match money from FSBPC was accepted by the Town of Salem on January 19 for a total of over $254K provided to date for the "Phase-I" project. The Salem 1.1-mile section connecting to the Windham Rail Trail (to be completed under the same contract) will be built by American Excavating Corp starting as soon as weather allows. At long last, everyone will see physical work being done -- not just meetings, paperwork, and delays! Stay tuned for an exciting 2016!

Salem residents support Bike-Ped Corridor project

The FSBPC wishes to thank member Mike Banks for his recent article which appeared in several local papers, the Salem Patch included: Yes, we do foresee construction starting in spring 2016 from the Windham town line to North Broadway Crossing.

Contruction delayed but more money available

Bids for "Phase-I" received in June were much higher than expected. An additional $150K Federal and $50K local match (not taxpayer money) will allow a new bid request to be made in November for a spring 2016 start of construction. The "Phase-II" estimate of $408K will need a 20% match from the "Friends" so fundraising efforts are underway. A second Community Development Finance Authority tax credit award should net us $84K in late 2016 or 2017. Meanwhile, volunteer efforts to maintain what we have and additional fundraising efforts are highly welcomed! Please email for details.


Thank you for visiting the Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor homepage!

Provided below are links to additional information about the project that you might find interesting. Be sure to check back often, as the website is still in development and we will be posting more information as the project progresses.


10/1/12 Friends-Iron Horse presentation (1.6 MB)
2010 SNHRTA Grant Award Press Release
2010 SNHRTA Brochure
2009 SNHRTA TE Grant Application
2009 Salem North Segment TE Application
2009 Salem TE Application Figures


Southern NH Rail Trail Alliance
Town of Salem project web site

If you are interested in helping us move this project forward, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone at (603) 898-9926 or by email at

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