The theme of the 2018 holiday parade is Spirit of Portsmouth. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m.
Portsmouth’s Trick or Treat will occur on Tuesday, October 30th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Portsmouth Planning Department and Planning Board are welcoming public input on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2020 to 2025.
The Foundry Place Garage on Deer Street is scheduled to be open in late October 2018. Pass holder rates at Foundry Place are just $100 for City of Portsmouth residents, and $125 for non-residents. For a resident monthly parker considering a move from Hanover to Foundry Place, this represents a savings of $900 annually.
Recently, the Public Works and Community Development Departments installed several new historic markers as part of an ongoing initiative to reproduce historic markers once scattered throughout the downtown and South End. The original markers were installed as part of a project sponsored by Strawbery Banke, the City of Portsmouth, and a civic group then known as the South End Association. At that time, the project (completed in 1977) resulted in the installation of approximately 40 markers covering a variety of topics from the City’s history.
Wednesday, October 10th is International Walk to School Day. To celebrate, three Portsmouth Schools are participating this year with their own Walk to School Day events, including:
Beginning Tuesday, October 9th, paving operations will continue throughout the week on Islington Street spanning Dover Street to Maplewood Avenue.
The schedule of work will go as follows:
The Pleasant Street reconstruction project has scheduled paving operations occurring this week that includes:
- Pleasant Street spanning Court Street to Marcy Street;
- Junkins Avenue spanning Pleasant Street to Parrott Avenue; and
- Edward Street.
Upon completion of the paving, the contractor will be installing curbing and sidewalk throughout October and the beginning of November.
On October 1, 2018, Deputy Public Works Director Brian Goetz shared an update on the Pease Tradeport Water System and upgraded PFAS treatment.
The intersection of US Route 1 (Lafayette Road) and Lang Road has been a safety concern for the City of Portsmouth, the Town of Rye and the State of New Hampshire for some time. Given that Lang Road is a City road and US Route 1 is a State road, both the City and NHDOT worked together on a Road Safety Audit of the intersection to analyze hazards and potential improvements. The Audit identified a preferred option of a connector roadway between Longmeadow Road and Lang Road in order to alleviate the Lang Road intersection safety issues.