The U.S. Postal Service will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss the potential relocation of the post office that is now at the McIntyre Federal Building. The public is welcome to attend this meeting to discuss options and possible plans moving forward.
As part of the Maplewood Avenue reconstruction project, Maplewood Avenue spanning Edmond Avenue to Woodbury Avenue will be shut down to traffic starting on September 17th and lasting through mid-December.
Currently, the Water Division started their twice annual routine hydrant flushing of the City’s 190 miles of water mains to remove sediment buildup on Monday, September 17th. Work will not occur on the evenings of September 24th or September 25th.
The City of Portsmouth and the United States Air Force have recently signed their latest agreement to treat perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from water supplied by the Smith, Harrison and Haven Wells serving the Pease Tradeport drinking water system. The agreement will provide the City with up to $14.3 million to reimburse the cost of construction of the final treatment system for all three wells, which will include a dual filtration system consisting of resin and granular activated carbon filters.
Seventeen years after the terror attacks on America, we will again pause and remember the world-changing events of September 11, 2001.
Kids learn the basic skills of soccer in a fun atmosphere! The program will run from September 11 - October 20. Grades K-1 play Tuesdays beginning at 4:15 p.m. Grades 2-4 play Thursdays beginning at 4:15 p.m. All teams play on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m.
As part of the Pleasant Street Reconstruction Project, roadwork reconstruction will also begin between Junkins Avenue and through the Court Street intersection on Wednesday, September 5th. The initial work will consist of underground utility installation, followed by the complete reconstruction of the roadway. In total this work will take a few weeks and will include lane closures at times that will impact traffic.
While significant rainfall at the end of July into August was beneficial at the time for Portsmouth’s water supply, the current warm and dry conditions increases water supply demands and places further stress to treat quality issues due to added organics within the water.
Work related to City’s ongoing sewer system evaluation study will begin on September 4, 2018 and is expected to continue through mid October 2018.
Beginning Tuesday, September 4th, crews will begin the paving project on Market Street spanning from where the Albacore Museum is located up to the Woodbury Avenue intersection. The commercial portion of Woodbury Avenue will also be paved from Market Street to the Newington Town line. This work will take about a month to complete and will include some traffic impacts.