Kearsarge Way & Market Street Bridge Repair Project

This project is comprised of rehabilitative measures to two City bridges which have been identified, planned, and funded through the City's Bridge Capital Improvement Program.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, a video presentation is posted at the bottom of this page in lieu of a public meeting.  The public is invited to submit questions or comments on the presentation by emailing the City Project Manager (raflynn@cityofportsmouth.com) by Tuesday, April 28.  Written questions and answers will be posted alongside the presentation within 48 hours thereafter.  UPDATE (5/1/20):  No questions were received by the deadline, however, please contact the City Project Manager at any time for questions, comments, or concerns.  Thank you.

Kearsarge Way Bridge over Pan Am Railways (heading into the Atlantic Heights)

Kearsarge Way Bridge

The Work

  • repairs to the concrete bridge deck
  • installation of a new barrier membrane
  • replacement of the expansion joint
  • substructure concrete repairs
  • hot bituminous paving

Schedule

  • Work will take place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM.
  • Repairs to the Kearsarge Way Bridge are anticipated to be completed by mid-November.

Traffic Impacts

The Kearsarge Way Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic, controlled by temporary traffic signals on each side of the bridge.  These measures will go into place sometime on or after May 4.  They will remain in effect 24/7, for the duration of the project.  Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times.

Market Street Bridge over the North Mill Pond Tidal Basin (near Noble's Island)

Market Street Bridge

The Work

  • replacement of the expansion joint system
  • replacement of the bridge approach rail

Schedule

  • Work will take place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM.
  • Repairs to the Market Street Bridge are anticipated to be completed by mid-September.

Traffic Impacts

The Market Street Bridge will be reduced to one eastbound and one westbound lane between the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the traffic signal at Noble’s Island.  These measure will go into place sometime on or after April 29.  They will remain in effect 24/7, for the duration of the project.  Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times.