Islington Street Corridor Reconstruction 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 July 6th, 2020

Note: No work will occur on Friday, July 3rd in observation of the holiday weekend.

Upcoming Work

  • Underground utility (sewer, water, drain) reconstruction will continue this week between Thaxter Road and the Route 1 Bypass.
  • New sidewalk construction will continue this week at the Bartlett Street intersection and between Gallagher’s Place and Aldrich Road.

Water Service Interruptions

No anticipated water service disruptions this week.  Owners will be notified 72 hours in advance of any scheduled water service interruptions.

Traffic Patterns

Westbound/outbound traffic will be detoured onto either Aldrich Road or Spinney Road depending on the exact locations of activities.  See below for detour route map.

Work Zones

Work Zones

General Notes

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

Construction Detours


Below are the construction detour routes which will be implemented in April of 2020.  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.

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