News from the NH Department of Transportation

Announcements/Public Notices – April 26, 2019

I-393 Culvert Rehabilitation Project Begins in Concord
Start of a culvert rehabilitation project on Interstate 393 at Exit 3 in Concord, approximately 500 feet east of Soucook River.

Orford Public Informational Meeting
A Public Informational Meeting will be held in Orford on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, to discuss an upcoming project to address the Red Listed bridge that carries NH Route 25A over Brackett Brook.

Bridge Repairs in Brookline to Require Single Lane Traffic
Bridge repairs are scheduled to begin May 6, 2019 in Brookline on the Pepperell Road Bridge over Rocky Pond Brook.

Maintenance Work on the Sarah Long Bridge In Portsmouth
Planned maintenance work on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge in Portsmouth, NH – Kittery, ME will require the closure of the Piscataqua River to marine traffic for several hours on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9, 2019.

NH DOT Detours and Closures

ROUTE 9 WESTBOUND  DETOUR IN HOPKINTON TO BEGIN APRIL 16TH
ALLOWING FOR WORK ON NH 9 BRIDGES OVER ELM BROOK AND CONTOOCOOK RIVER

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a planned westbound detour for traffic on NH Route 9 in Hopkinton is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This detour is necessary to allow for preservation work on the NH Route 9/US 202 bridges over Elm Brook and the Contoocook River that are located between I-89 Exit 5 and NH Route 127.

Beginning April 16th, motorists seeking to travel west on NH 9/US 202 will be directed to Exit 6 and across NH 127 to return back to NH 9/US 202. This westbound detour is expected to be in place for about three months.

There will be no detour of NH 9/US 202 eastbound traffic.

The preservation work on both bridges includes replacement of the bridge deck pavements and membranes, deck repairs, replacement of expansion joints, and complete repainting of the structural steel.

NIGHTTIME CLOSURE OF OPEN ROAD TOLLING LANES ON I-95

ONE NIGHT OF MAINTENANCE WORK AT THE HAMPTON TOLLS

 

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces plans to close the northbound and southbound Open Road Toll lanes at the Hampton Toll Plaza on Interstate 95 for routine maintenance within the Open Road Toll (ORT) lanes.

The ORT lane closure is scheduled for the night of Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm until 5:00 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

All motorists will be guided via signs and traffic cones to the non-ORT portion of the Hampton Toll Plaza where they will process through either the dedicated E-ZPass lanes or cash lanes.

Quebec Thaw Dates 2019 – Updated

The Department reminds heavy-vehicle users and shippers that authorized load limits are reduced during periods of thaw on all public roads. This is the case every year to account for the lower carrying capacity of the road network during this period.

For the 2019 thaw period, the start and end dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are as follows:

Dates targeted for 2019

Zone 1 (dates revised on March 11, 2019)

Monday, March 25 to Friday, May 24

Zone 2 (dates revised on March 11, 2019)

Monday, March 25 to Friday, May 24

Zone 3

Monday, March 25 to Friday, May 24

It should be noted that the target dates represent the most likely dates of start and end of the thaw period for each of the three zones. Depending on changing weather conditions, these dates may be delayed or delayed.

Road Closure Correction

Dear Member,

The NH Route 9 Detour notice that I sent yesterday linked to an old notice. The corrected notice is pasted below.

This construction is scheduled to start this coming Monday, March 25.

REGIONAL LARGE TRUCK DETOUR ON NH ROUTE 9 TO BEGIN MARCH 25TH
DETOUR FOR SULLIVAN BRIDGE PROJECT WILL USE US 202 AND NH 101

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the planned regional truck detour to allow for the replacement of the NH Route 9 bridge over Otter Brook in Sullivan is set to begin on Monday, March 25, 2019.

During this bridge replacement project, a planned local detour route for light vehicles will involve a narrow roadway and sharp turn that will not be easily navigated by larger trucks, large motor homes, and vehicles hauling large travel trailers.

The signed detour for larger truck traffic will direct westbound trucks on NH Route 9 to turn onto US 202 in Hillsborough, to NH Route 101 in Peterborough and proceed west to Keene. The detour heading eastbound will be to NH 101 in Keene to US 202 in Peterborough to NH 9 in Hillsborough.

The new Route 9 bridge over Otter Brook in Sullivan is scheduled to be completed and opened by October 25, 2019.

This roadway reconstruction project along Route 9 begins near the Granite Gorge Ski Area in Roxbury and continues easterly for approximately 2.1 miles to the Centre Street intersection in Sullivan. Road work includes tree removal on the steep ridgeline slopes and slope reduction to improve sight distances. The project will also include significant drainage and guardrail improvements. Bridge work entails replacing the existing NH Route 9 bridge over Otter Brook, and rehabilitating the Centre Street Bridge over Otter Brook.

R.S. Audley, Inc. of Bow, New Hampshire is the general contractor for the $13.5 million project, which has a completion date of July 24, 2020.

Road Repairs and Detours begin March 25th, Road Postings in Effect

Road Repairs and Detours begin March 25th, Road Postings in Effect

Regional Truck Detour during NH Route 9 Bridge Replacement in Sullivan

Repair Work Set for US 4 Bridge over I-93 in Concord

Annual Road Postings Underway on Sections of State Highwayshttps://nhdotpermits.org/SpringThawRestrictionsViewer.aspx

Quebec Thaw Dates 2019 – Updated

The Department reminds heavy-vehicle users and shippers that authorized load limits are reduced during periods of thaw on all public roads. This is the case every year to account for the lower carrying capacity of the road network during this period.

For the 2019 thaw period, the start and end dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are as follows:

Dates targeted for 2019

Zone 1 (dates revised on March 11, 2019)

Monday, March 25 to Friday, May 24

Zone 2 (dates revised on March 11, 2019)

Monday, March 25 to Friday, May 24

Zone 3

Monday, March 25 to Friday, May 24

It should be noted that the target dates represent the most likely dates of start and end of the thaw period for each of the three zones. Depending on changing weather conditions, these dates may be delayed or delayed.

REGIONAL TRUCK DETOUR DURING NH ROUTE 9 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN SULLIVAN SEVEN MONTH DETOUR BEGINNING ABOUT APRIL 1 WILL USE US 202 AND NH 101

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the planned implementation on or about April 1, 2019 of a regional truck detour to allow for the replacement of the NH Route 9 bridge over Otter Brook in Sullivan. During the bridge replacement project, a planned local detour route for light vehicles will involve a narrow roadway and sharp turn that will not be easily navigated by larger trucks, large motor homes, and vehicles hauling large travel trailers. A signed detour will direct westbound truck traffic on NH Route 9 to turn onto US 202 in Hillsborough, to NH Route 101 in Peterborough and proceed west to Keene. The detour heading eastbound will be to NH 101 in Keene to US 202 in Peterborough to NH 9 in Hillsborough. This roadway reconstruction project along Route 9 begins near the Granite Gorge Ski Area in Roxbury and continues easterly for approximately 2.1 miles to the Centre Street intersection in Sullivan. Road work includes tree removal on the steep ridgeline slopes and slope reduction to improve sight distances. The project will also include significant drainage and guardrail improvements. Bridge work entails replacing the existing NH Route 9 bridge over Otter Brook, and rehabilitating the Centre Street Bridge over Otter Brook.

AMENDED REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2019-001

CONNECTICUT, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, MISSISSIPPI, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, VERMONT AND WISCONSIN This Amended Regional Emergency was updated to include South Dakota. The expiration date remains the same, February 17, 2019. By execution of this amendment to the Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting heating fuel, including propane, natural gas and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline, into the Affected States are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein. Please keep a copy of the Waiver in the cab of your truck. Here is the link: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/esc-msc-ssc-wsc-amended-regional-emergency-declaration-2019-001-winter-storms-02-08-2019