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.
The theme of the 2018 holiday parade is Spirit of Portsmouth. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m.
ACBD: Artist Curated Book Display
The City is opening their second parking garage at 100 Foundry Place on Halloween day, Wednesday, October 31st. To celebrate the grand opening, Mayor Blalock will join City staff and those involved in the project for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m.
Portsmouth’s Trick or Treat will occur on Tuesday, October 30th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To coalition communities re: HB 356, Chapter 190:1, Laws of 2017, Committee to Study Education Funding and the Cost of an Opportunity for an Adequate Education
*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.
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.
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 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.