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Foes seek to stop Fells roadwork

A legal battle that has raged for more than a decade will continue when attorneys for conservationists and the city of Medford appear in Middlesex Superior Court on Wednesday to try to temporarily halt a $2.5 million road construction project on a parkway in Stoneham that slices through the Middlesex Fells Reservation.

Since 2009, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation and the city have called on the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to assemble an environmental impact report on a proposed housing and office development on property owned by Gutierrez Co. of Burlington and Simpson Housing of Boston. The road project is an outgrowth of the proposed development.

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