Islington Street Corridor Project

The project area for the first phase of construction includes Islington Street from Bartlett Street to the Route 1 Bypass. Work will include replacement of underground utilities (water sewer drain), roadway reconstruction, curbing and sidewalk installations, and landscaping improvements (ornamental lighting, street trees, benches, etc.) and will be a large step in the revitalization of the West End neighborhood. 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 design incorporates the recommendations of several 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.

Comments regarding construction can be sent to Ryan Flynn, the City's Construction Project Coordinator (contact information at the bottom of this page). 

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Current Activity


Week of October 21st, 2019

Upcoming Work

  • Curbing will begin this week between Jewell Court and Rite Aid.
  • Sewer and drainage construction will continue this week between Rite Aid and Aldrich Road.

Water Service Interruptions

Minor water service interruptions are anticipated on Monday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Impacted property owners have already been notified of the interruption.

Traffic Patterns

The daily one-way traffic pattern will be between Bartlett Street and Spinney Road in the westerly (outbound) direction and will be in effect during work hours (7 AM to 6 PM) until further notice. See below for additional information on detour route.

Work Zone

Work Zones

General Notes

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan Flynn, construction Project Manager at 766-1413.

Construction Detour


Below is the current construction detour route which will be implemented daily during construction hours.  To optimize business access, this route may be adjusted as the active work zone shifts within the project construction limits.  All businesses will remain open during construction, and we encourage the community to continue supporting them.

Islington Detour Map


Project Schedule


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 Presentation Slide Show
  Presentation Video
March 2017 Roadway borings
2017 Finalized preliminary design
2018 Final design, bidding and award of contract
February 20, 2019 Public Meeting to review next phase of project
April 25, 2019 Preconstruction meeting for the public
May 2019 Start of Phase 1A construction - spanning Bartlett Street to the Route 1 Bypass
Fall 2020 Anticipated completion of Phase 1A construction


Project Scope

Islington Street Project


2019 Public Meetings

Staff Contact

Ryan Flynn

Ryan Flynn

Construction Project Coordinator
(603) 766-1413
Eric Eby

Eric Eby

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