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Mosquito control program begins Monday, April 8th

April 8, 2019

The Mosquito Control program begins April 8, 2018 in the City of Portsmouth. Crews from Dragon Mosquito Control will be checking swamps, salt marshes, woodland pools, ditches, catch basins and other shallow, stagnant water for mosquito larvae. When mosquitoes are found, the following larvicides may be used:


Inspection of Kearsage Way Bridge to continue Friday, April 5th

April 5, 2019

Detailed inspection of the Kearsarge Way Bridge over the Pan Am railroad tracks are tentatively scheduled to continue on Friday, April 5th, depending on weather conditions. This inspection will be conducted using an under-bridge inspection vehicle, occupying the northbound lane of the bridge during the inspection and limiting vehicles to a single lane of alternating traffic across the bridge. Flaggers will be present at either end of the bridge to direct motorists.


Construction on Spinney Road sidewalks to begin in early April

April 1, 2019

Construction of a new sidewalk along Spinney Road from the Sewell Road area to Middle Road is anticipated to begin in early April. The City has awarded this project to Advanced Excavation, whose work will include a new concrete sidewalk following the east side of Spinney Road. This work is anticipated to last several weeks, with traffic impacts due to equipment in the roadway.


Pleasant Street Reconstruction Project resuming the week of April 1st

April 1, 2019

The Pleasant Street Reconstruction Project, which began last summer, is resuming this week. Work will begin at the South Mill Pond tidal outlet on Marcy Street; this work will include the water main replacement under the culvert. Residents' water access will not be affected and they can anticipate this work to be completed by Friday, April 12th. Work between Court Street and State Street is expected to start towards the end of next week, or the week of April 15th.


Bird platform installed at Peirce Island

April 1, 2019

Public Works crews recently installed a platform ideal for eagle or osprey nesting behind the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility. The platform, built by Steve Miller of Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, came to fruition thanks to a $1,500 grant from Northeast Utilities, now Eversource, obtained by the City’s Sustainability Department.