Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, October 20th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works facility. NO LATEX PAINT will be accepted at this collection event.
On Wednesday, October 17th, paving will occur on Islington Street spanning Dover Street to Maplewood Avenue from roughly 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This work follows last week’s milling operations and will conclude paving in this area. There will be extensive, alternating lanes of work during this time; detours will be in place and drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
The Foundry Place Garage on Deer Street is scheduled to be open in late October 2018. Pass holder rates at Foundry Place are just $100 for City of Portsmouth residents, and $125 for non-residents. For a resident monthly parker considering a move from Hanover to Foundry Place, this represents a savings of $900 annually.
Recently, the Public Works and Community Development Departments installed several new historic markers as part of an ongoing initiative to reproduce historic markers once scattered throughout the downtown and South End. The original markers were installed as part of a project sponsored by Strawbery Banke, the City of Portsmouth, and a civic group then known as the South End Association. At that time, the project (completed in 1977) resulted in the installation of approximately 40 markers covering a variety of topics from the City’s history.
Beginning Tuesday, October 9th, paving operations will continue throughout the week on Islington Street spanning Dover Street to Maplewood Avenue.
The schedule of work will go as follows:
The Pleasant Street reconstruction project has scheduled paving operations occurring this week that includes:
- Pleasant Street spanning Court Street to Marcy Street;
- Junkins Avenue spanning Pleasant Street to Parrott Avenue; and
- Edward Street.
Upon completion of the paving, the contractor will be installing curbing and sidewalk throughout October and the beginning of November.
On October 1, 2018, Deputy Public Works Director Brian Goetz shared an update on the Pease Tradeport Water System and upgraded PFAS treatment.
The intersection of US Route 1 (Lafayette Road) and Lang Road has been a safety concern for the City of Portsmouth, the Town of Rye and the State of New Hampshire for some time. Given that Lang Road is a City road and US Route 1 is a State road, both the City and NHDOT worked together on a Road Safety Audit of the intersection to analyze hazards and potential improvements. The Audit identified a preferred option of a connector roadway between Longmeadow Road and Lang Road in order to alleviate the Lang Road intersection safety issues.
On Monday, October 1st, Unitil will be on Green Street replacing gas services for buildings along this street throughout the week. During this work, vehicles must use Vaughan Street to enter Green Street as the Russell Street entrance will be closed.
The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the construction phase of the utility and neighborhood reconstruction project within the Hanover Street area on Thursday, September 27th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Conference Room A.