City Seeking Input on Elwyn Road Side Path Project

October 21, 2020

The City of Portsmouth is working to complete a project to add pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Elwyn Road between Lafayette Road and Harding Road under the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s (NHDOT) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ).  Based on Elwyn Road’s lack of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, the City was awarded a grant for this project and is working with CMA Engineers, Inc to complete the project design, which is proposed to construct a multi-use side path for pedestrian and bicycle traffic along the north side of Elwyn Road as well as to provide safe pedestrian crossings across Elwyn Road.

The City is now proceeding with the Engineering Study phase of the project.  As part of this evaluation, the City will host a virtual public meeting on October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm. to collect initial feedback from members of the public. Due to the current state of emergency related to COVID-19, this meeting will be held remotely only and members of the public may participate in the meeting by telephone and/or video conference via the Zoom platform. Meeting details are provided below. The intent of the meeting is to collect input from the public relative to the existing conditions, concerns, and project goals.  A review of the existing site conditions, contemplated improvements, and schedule will be followed by a question, answer, and comment period.

Members of the public are required to register to join the meeting over Zoom using this link a unique meeting ID and password will be provided once you register. For technical assistance or assistance with registering for the meeting, please contact the Planning Department by email ( or phone (603) 610-7216. More information about the project is available on the project web page.

Concept Plan