2020 Project Updates
Route 101 Improvements
NHDOT Route 101 Improvements work on Route 101 continues with the roadway reconstruction and additional drainage installations between Shaw Drive and Constitution Drive. Anticipated work includes the shifting of traffic to allow for rebuilding of roadway and side roads, installation of curbing, sidewalk, signage and permanent signal equipment projectwide.
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
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 to begin late spring/early summer 2020.
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.
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.
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 will begin in the fall of 2019 with an anticipated completion in spring 2020. Anticipated work this fall will consist of installation of jersey barriers along the shoulder of South River Road and Meetinghouse (to separate the traffic from the construction) and evening/night work behind the barrier, including drainage, roadway widening and curbing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 is scheduled to begin the week of May 4. The contractor will be clearing and trimming trees in the right-of-way and replacing the roadway culverts. This will be followed by reclaiming 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.