For details on 2023 road paving projects, click here.
For a list of completed 2022 road paving projects, click here.
Marjorie Street Pumping Station
Status: 90% design complete
Estimated time of Completion: TBD
Estimated Cost: Design: $25,000. Construction: $250,000
Funding Source: 04-795-393-00-100-452-079023
For presentation to Planning Board on July 15, 2021, click here.
Middle Street and Middle Road Intersection Safety Improvements
This project includes the realignment of the intersection to provide safer, slower travel and better sight distance.
Project Status: Preliminary design
Marc Batchelder, Project Manager
Designer/Contractor: Marc Batcheler. P.E./In-house staff
Elwyn Park Drainage
The City is studying the stormwater drainage in the Elwyn Park Neighborhood in addition to the Elwyn Sidepath Project.
Status: In Design
Project Manager: Dave Desfosses, Construction Technician Supervisor 766-1411
Estimated Time of Completion:
Estimated Cost: $10,000
Funding Source: Elwyn Park Drainage
Designer/Contractor: CMA Engineering
CIP TSM-19-PW-70: SAGAMORE AVENUE SIDEWALK
Description: This project will entail construction of a new sidewalk along Sagamore Avenue from Odiorne Point Road to the old Moose Club access road.
CIP TSM-95-PW-72: CITYWIDE SIDEWALK RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Description: The Public Works Department created and conducted a conditional sidewalk assessment of City maintained sidewalks. The assessment contains detailed information on 77 miles of sidewalk, not including those within parks, fields and other City maintained facilities. The results give staff a clear depiction of the overall conditions. This project consists of sidewalks identified as being in poor to fair condition. Reconstruction work is based on need and coordinated with other street and utility improvements.
CIP TSM-10-PW-73: CITYWIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE PROGRAM
Description: The City continues to replace antiquated signal systems throughout the City. These replacements improve traffic flow, emergency response, efficiency and safety at these intersections. The upgrades include new traffic signals, controllers, pedestrian indicators and minor roadwork at each intersection. The signal system at Middle Street and Miller Avenue / Summer Street has been identified as needing improvements.
CIP TSM-18-PW-77: CITYWIDE BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS
Description: This project provides for the maintenance of City bridges. Typical bridge maintenance activities include sealing the concrete surfaces, replacing the pavement surfaces, replacing the bridge membranes and replacing, maintaining or upgrading railing systems and fences. Funds are based on the Bridge Master Plan recommendations for the highest priority repairs including Kearsarge Way Bridge and Market Street Bridges over North Mill Pond.
CIP Preliminary to FY24 TSM-08-PW/NH-78: CATE STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Description: This bridge is past its intended 50-year design life and it cannot handle heavy truck volumes and loads. The bridge needs to be replaced. Since the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center on Cottage Street is being redeveloped, residents have asked for the bridge to remain open if the median on the Route 1 Bypass is extended past Cottage Street to ensure emergency vehicle access to the Portsmouth Hospital.
CIP FY22 -- TSM-94-PW-82: STREET PAVING, MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION
Description: The City began a Pavement Condition Management Program in 1993. An annual report updating the City’s pavement management system is completed as part of this program. City road conditions are evaluated, the road network conditions and budget requirements are analyzed, and road-paving programs are developed. The report provides recommended funding to maintain street conditions at the current level. These are capital costs. They are implemented over a two-year period with an expected life of 20 years. The Public Works operational budget includes maintenance work costs with an expected life of 10 years.
FY22 $50k CIP BI-15-PW-36: CITYWIDE RETAINING WALLS REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS
Description: The City owns over 30 retaining walls. This project will involve repairing failing retaining walls that are at risk of damaging private properties adjacent to them. The walls around the Municipal Complex are included in this project.