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COAST providing free rides to voters on election day

November 6, 2018

The State General Election is November 6, 2018. On election day, COAST (Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation) is going to provide free rides to anyone going to vote. Riders just need to tell the driver the purpose of their trip to receive the free ride.


Registration for Downtown Employee Parking Permit Program Underway

October 29, 2018

*Update:As of October 29, 2018, there are four spaces left.

Registration for the 2018-2019 Downtown Employee Parking Permit Program is got underway on Monday, October 1st. This permit allows employees who work in Portsmouth’s downtown area to park at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. parking lot where 51 spaces will be available from Nov. 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the Parking Clerk’s office at 1 Junkins Ave. in Portsmouth City Hall.


Stark Street Bridge reopening October 29th; Woodbury Avenue Bridge closure to follow

October 29, 2018

The Stark Street Bridge, having been closed since January this year, is currently scheduled to be reopened by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Monday, October 29th, weather permitting. Following the reopening of this bridge, the DOT will be closing the Woodbury Avenue Bridge that travels over the Route 1 bypass. This plan for Woodbury Avenue is also weather permitting, with the closing and demolition of the bridge (during which the bypass will be closed) currently scheduled for November 10th. 


Portion of Woodbury Avenue open to local traffic only October 24th to 26th

October 24, 2018

As part of the Maplewood Avenue reconstruction project, there will be associated sewer work which will require closing Woodbury Avenue from its intersection with Market Street to its intersection with the Route 1 Bypass. This closure is anticipated to begin Wednesday, October 24th and last through Friday, October 26th. The detour route will utilize Market Street, the Albacore Connector, and the Route 1 Bypass (shown below).


COAST announces public forums to receive input on future transit plans

October 24, 2018

COAST is taking a fresh look at the best way to meet the region's changing transportation needs, and every voice is needed at the table. Public transit design impacts businesses, employers, workers, agencies, educators, students, visitors, and more. COAST is encouraging the public to attend one of seven interactive conversations about the competing service tradeoffs COAST will explore as they work to redesign their services for 2020.