2020 Project Updates

Traffic Advisory - Chestnut Drive

Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020, Chestnut Drive will be closed immediately after the High School emergency access road to the cul-de-sac. The roadway is scheduled to reopen Friday, October 9, 2020. The contractor responsible for extending utilities (including gas, sewer and water) to the high school and Bow Lane has requested the Town close the end of Chestnut Drive and allow it to be used as a staging area for this work. The contractor will maintain access to the cell tower property at the end of Chestnut Drive.

 

If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at (603) 472-3070.

NHDOT:

Route 101 Improvements

NHDOT Route 101 Improvements work on Route 101 continues with the roadway reconstruction and additional drainage installations between Shaw Drive and Route 114. Anticipated work includes finish paving, roadway striping, sidewalk, signage, permanent signal equipment, landscaping and general clean-up project-wide.

If you have any questions or need any additional information regarding the proposed project, call (603) 271-2171.  Other information about the project can be found on the NHDOT web site

Work continues on the I-293/Route 101 Bridge over the Merrimack River.  Daily lane closures and revised traffic patterns will occur.  Expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

Beaver Lane/Blanford Place Area Roadway Reconstruction

This project consists of the reconstruction of Beaver Lane, Blanford Place, Windsong Circle, Elk Drive, Freedom Way Grey Rock Road, and Dearborn Lane. Work includes the replacement of culverts crossing the road, installation of underdrain, repaving of the roadway and placement of shoulder gravel.

 

Work continues on all of the roadways. A second layer of asphalt and finish/cleanup work shall be installed later this summer. Expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible. There will be periods of alternating one-way traffic through the work zone as well as limited road closures. Police details, detour and advisory signage and flaggers will be in place to assist motorists.

 

Given our current quarantine situation, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not approach field staff.  Please contact our office at (603) 472-3070 and ask for Jeanne Walker or send us an email at jwalker@bedfordnh.org.

The project consists of rebuilding the sewer across South River Road (at a lower elevation) to allow for the connection of the new hotel at 270 South River Road and to extend the sewer to Cedarwood Drive and Sunset Lane.  It also includes the construction of Foster Place, a new road connecting Commerce Park North to Technology Drive and roadway improvements on Moore's Crossing Road, Sunset Lane, Commerce Drive, Technology Drive, Commerce Park North, Autumn Lane, Harvey Road, Cedarwood Drive and Club Acre Lane (see attached map).  Drainage improvements and shoulder widening is proposed throughout roadway improvement areas.
 

Work on the crossing of South River Road with the sewer and water lines will begin the week of June 29, 2020. Expect alternating one-way traffic and some delays through the work zone. Seek alternate routes if possible. Police, flaggers and signage will be in place to assist motorists.

See here for design and plans.
 

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Olde English Road and West Wind Drive Roadway Reconstruction

The Olde English Road and West Wind Drive project includes culvert replacement, minor drainage improvements, underdrain installation and new pavement. The work on West Wind Drive is substantially complete. The remaining work on Olde English, including some culvert replacement and new pavement will occur in 2020.

Click HERE to view the plans

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Liberty Hill Road

Roadway Reconstruction

This project consists of the reconstruction of Liberty Hill Road from Meadow Road to County Road. Work includes the replacement of culverts, installation of underdrain and rebuilding of the roadway.   

 

Work on Strawberry Hill Road and Random Road is substantially complete. The contractor will return to finish driveways and perform general cleanup of shoulder areas.

Click HERE to view plans for Liberty Hill Road.

The proposed work resulting from the Macy's redevelopment site on South River Road between Meetinghouse Road and Kilton Road is anticipated to be completed in 2020. The roadway widening is complete and the new signal equipment is on order (to be installed upon receipt).

Wentworth Drive and Grafton Drive and Gage Girls Road Roadway Reconstruction

This project consists of the reconstruction of Wentworth Drive, Grafton Drive and Gage Girls Road. Work includes replacement of culverts crossing the road, installation of underdrain, reclaiming and repaving of the roadway and placement of shoulder gravel (on Grafton and Wentworth) and replacement of culverts, and construction of subgrade and paving of roadway on Gage Girls. Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 6.

 

The contractor will be clearing and trimming trees in the right-of-way and replacing the roadway culverts. This will be followed by reclaiming/removal of existing pavement and rebuilding/reshaping the roadway and re-paving. Expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible. There will be periods of alternating one-way traffic through the work zones as well as limited road closures.

 

A Neighborhood Informational Meeting shall be held at the intersection of Gage Girls Road and Beals Road from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by a second meeting at the southern intersection of Grafton Drive and Wentworth Drive (near the Beals Road intersection) from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday July 28, 2020 to provide a project overview.

 

Residents can ask questions, raise concerns, or just come to listen. The roads will be closed to through traffic during normal work hours but will be fully re-opened each evening. Detour signage and flaggers will be in place to assist motorists. Given our current quarantine situation, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not approach field staff.

 

Please contact our office at (603) 472-3070 and ask for Jeanne Walker or send an email to jwalker@bedfordnh.org

Please see the plans for details of: Wentworth Drive HERE,

Grafton Drive HERE

and Gage Girls Road HERE

Hitching Post Lane, Kahliko Lane and Valley View Drive Roadway Reconstruction

This project consists of the reconstruction of Hitching Post Lane, Kahliko Lane and Valley View Drive.  Work includes replacement of culverts crossing the road, installation of underdrain, reclaiming and repaving of the roadway and placement of shoulder gravel. 

 

Work continues with the reclaiming and rebuilding/reshaping the roadway and re-paving. Sections of Hitching Post will be crack sealed prior to resurfacing. Expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible. There will be periods of alternating one-way traffic through the work zones as well as limited road closures.

 

The roads will be closed to through traffic during normal work hours but will be fully re-opened each evening.  Detour signage and flaggers will be in place to assist motorists.

 

Given our current quarantine situation, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not approach field staff.  Please contact our office at (603) 472-3070 and ask for Jeanne Walker or send an email to jwalker@bedfordnh.org.

Pinecrest Drive and Pinecrest Circle Roadway Reconstruction

This project consists of the reconstruction of Pinecrest Drive and Pinecrest Circle. Work includes replacement of culverts crossing the road, installation of underdrain, reclaiming and repaving of the roadway and placement of shoulder gravel.

 

Work is scheduled to begin the week of June 22. The contractor will be clearing and trimming trees in the right-of-way and replacing the roadway culverts. This will be followed by reclaiming/removal of existing pavement and rebuilding/reshaping the roadway and re-paving. Expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible. There will be periods of alternating one-way traffic through the work zones as well as limited road closures.

 

The roads will be closed to through traffic during normal work hours but will be fully re-opened each evening. Detour signage and flaggers will be in place to assist motorists.

 

Given our current quarantine situation, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not approach field staff. Please contact our office at (603) 472-3070 and ask for Jeanne Walker or send an email to jwalker@bedfordnh.org

Eversource Line Cutting/Tree Clearing

Eversource and their subcontractor, Asplundh, will continue clearing the lines/trimming trees, starting in the southwest corner of Bedford. Use caution through work zones.

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Donald Street and Surrounding Roads Roadway Reconstruction

Roadway Improvements will be made to Donald Street, from Old Bedford Road to the town Line, Savoie Street, Swan Avenue, Hall Street, Johnson Street, Darling Street, Merry Street, Woodlawn Avenue, Lawes Avenue, Dery Street and Gendron Street. The project includes culvert replacement, drainage improvements, underdrain installation and new pavement. It also includes resurfacing of Cote Lane, Sandstone Drive and Old Bedford Road from Donald Street to the Route 114 bridge.

The project is substantially complete. The contractor will perform general cleanup and completion of finish work in late May/early June.

 

Click here to view plans.

Other 2020 Projects:
NH Department of Transportation Bedford-Manchester 40731 Project
2020 Bedford Roads Plan

NH Department of Transportation presentation on the Bedford-Manchester 40731 project:  Bridge Preservation of I-293 and NH 101 bridges over Merrimack River. 

The Town of Bedford is working to improve several key areas of its integral roadways.    

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