Islington Street Corridor Design Project

The goal of this project is to create a "complete street" and will include improvements to the streetscape, traffic signals, utilities, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, transit and vehicular roadway. The streetscape improvements may include curb extensions and planted curb bump-outs, reduced curb cuts, crosswalk design, sidewalks, marked bus pull-over areas, ped amenities, re-aligned and improved intersections and other traffic calming measures.

The design incorporates the recommendations of previous and on-going planning studies such as the 2009 Islington Street Improvement Action Plan, 2014 Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan and the "character-based" zoning public charrette. Utility design includes the design of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage improvements, as well as utility coordination and design for natural gas, communications and electrical relocations of infrastructure. The design effort also includes improvements to parking and vehicular/pedestrian uses to determine proper lane widths, sidewalk widths, intersection designs and roadbed and pavement types and thicknesses.

The lead contact for this project is Eric Eby, the City's Parking and Transportation Engineer. Please contact him at (603) 766-1415 or ebeby@cityofportsmouth.com with any design comments or concerns. Comments will be coordinated with the City's consulting design engineering team led by VHB.

Project Schedule

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The following table lists public meetings and project milestones. If a specific date is not listed, the anticipated timeframe is indicated and the table will be updated as the project progresses.

November 2015 Initial Public Information Meeting
  Presentation Slide Show
  Presentation Video
October 2016 Second Public Meeting
  Presentation Slide Show
  Presentation Video
March 2017 Roadway borings
2017 Finalized preliminary design
2018 Final design, bidding and award of contract
  Phase 1 of construction - spanning Spinney Rd to Dover St - will begin
2024 Anticipated Phase 2 of construction

 

Project Scope

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Islington Corridor Project
Phase 1: Spinney Rd. to Dover St. (2018)
Phase 2: Dover St. to Maplewood Ave (2024)

 

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Staff Contact

Eric Eby

Eric Eby

P.E., Parking and Transportation Engineer
(603) 766-1415