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.

Southern Service Center Regional Emergency Declaration Under 49 Cfr § 390.23 No. 2018-008

Federal Motor Carrier Southern Service Center
Safety Administration 1800 Century Blvd., Ste. 1700
Atlanta, GA 30345

October 9, 2018

REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23
No. 2018-008
ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE

In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Southern Service Center, hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. Such emergency is in response to Hurricane Michael, and its anticipated effects on people and property, including the immediate threat to human life or public welfare from high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surge and flooding. Affected States and jurisdictions included in this Emergency Declaration are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This Emergency Declaration is needed to address anticipated emergency conditions in the Affected States and jurisdictions creating a need for immediate transportation of supplies, equipment and persons, and provides necessary relief.

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in the Affected States and jurisdictions in direct support of relief efforts related to Hurricane Michael are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein.

This Emergency Declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, equipment, fuel and persons into and from the Affected States and jurisdictions or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency in the Affected States and jurisdictions from Hurricane Michael. Direct assistance terminates when a driver or commercial motor vehicle is used in interstate commerce to transport cargo or provide services not directly supporting the emergency relief effort or when the motor carrier dispatches a driver or commercial motor vehicle to another location to begin operations in commerce. Upon termination of direct assistance to the emergency relief effort, the motor carrier and driver are subject to the requirements of 49 CFR Parts 390 through 399, except that a driver may return empty to the motor carrier’s terminal or the driver’s normal work reporting location without complying with Parts 390 through 399. However, if the driver informs the motor carrier that he or she needs immediate rest, the driver must be permitted at least 10 consecutive hours off duty before the driver is required to return to the motor carrier’s terminal or the driver’s normal reporting location. Once the driver has returned to the terminal or other location, the driver must be relieved of all duty and responsibilities and must receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty if transporting property, and 8 hours if transporting passengers.
Nothing contained in this Emergency Declaration shall be construed as an exemption from the controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements (49 CFR Part 382), the commercial driver’s license requirements (49 CFR Part 383), the financial responsibility (insurance) requirements (49 CFR Part 387), the hazardous material regulations (49 CFR Parts 100-180), applicable size and weight requirements, or any other portion of the regulations not specifically authorized pursuant to 49 CFR § 390.23.

Motor carriers or drivers currently subject to an out-of-service order are not eligible for the relief granted by this declaration until they have met the applicable conditions for its rescission and the order has been rescinded by FMCSA.

In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23, this declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency (as defined in 49 CFR § 390.5) or until 11:59 P.M. (ET), November 9, 2018, whichever is less.

Darrell L. Ruban, Regional Field Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Southern Service Center

EXTENDED ROAD CLOSURE ON NH ROUTE 127 IN HOPKINTON

TEN WEEK DETOUR IN PLACE DURING WORK ON HYDROELECTIC FACILITY

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned extended closure to through traffic of a section of NH Route 127 in Hopkinton for approximately ten weeks. 

Beginning Monday, August 27, 2018, Route 127 (Maple Street) will be closed immediately east of the Rowell Covered Bridge to allow for upgrades to the nearby hydroelectric facility.  These upgrades to a section of penstock will require excavation of the roadway.

During this construction work, a detour will be in place utilizing Interstate 89 and US Route 202. The only section of NH 127 being closed is the area of the penstock, downstream of the Hopkinton-Everett Reservoir.  Route 127 will still be accessible from both sides, but will not allow for through traffic.