Weather Update: Wednesday Night
As of the evening of Wednesday, July 23, multiple current weather forecasts for Thursday, July 24, range from fine weather for the March through strong wind, rain, and more troubling, lightning. A decision will be made on Thursday early afternoon as to whether or not the March will take place on Thursday, or, with the same starting time and details, on Friday, July 25.
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Weather Update: Thursday Afternoon
Organizers are moving forward with the Tyngsboro march today at 3:30PM. It looks like the thunderstorm has moved off-shore, though there is still a dwindling chance of a shower. Remember to bring water and a rain jacket…
The walk will start at 3:30PM at the Flints Corner Plaza parking lot, 150 Westford Road (at the corner of Wesford Road and Dunstable Road). Cars should be parked nearest that intersection to be furthest from the storefronts of the shops.
If it turns out we have a lot of walkers with cars to park, we’d like volunteers to drive to the Littlefield Library, leave their cars there, and ride back with another person.
The walk will start at 3:30 pm at the Flints Corner Plaza parking lot, 150 Westford Road (at the corner of Wesford Road and Dunstable Road). Cars should be parked nearest that intersection to be furthest from the storefronts of the shops. The walk will proceed east along Westford Road, on the south-eastern margin, avoiding part of the interchange with Route 3 at its Exit 34 intersection with Westford Road.
The path of the march is downhill for this segment and crosses a point at which the latest TGP/Kinder Morgan pipeline placement information suggests the pipeline would be built to cross under Westford Road. This part of the walk proceeds to the intersection of Westford Road with Middlesex Road (Route 3A). At that intersection is Sullivan Farms Home Made Ice Cream, at which snacks may be bought. (If people wish to walk only that segment, approximately 1.2 miles, cars for a return to Flints Corner may be left waiting in the parking lot behind the Bridgeview Market and Restaurant, behind the Sullivan Farms parking lots.)
The next leg of the march, approximately 1/2 mile, will be north along Middlesex Road (Route 3A), on the west margin of the road. There are relatively open lawns across the front of the Academy of Notre Dame High School campus, and then there is a pedestrian sidewalk proceeding further north. The route continues to the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) on the west and the entrance to the Tyngsboro Bridge to the east. Continuing across Kendall Road, the march proceeds on the remainder of the sidewalk until it is adjacent to the historic buildings on Middlesex Road, the northernmost one is the Littlefield Library. (The parking lot behind Littlefield Library can be used for cars parked to return marchers back to Flints Corner — the access driveway is a little beyond the Library off of Middlesex.)
Marchers may return to Flints Corner by reversing the path, approximately 3 1/2 miles in total march length, with the last part proceeding uphill.