CITY HALL ENTRANCE LOBBY RENOVATION – Work in the hallway is substantially complete to creating a more welcoming environment in the entrance lobby of City Hall. The project will also include art displays, wayfinding and directory signage in the entrance and adjoining areas.
UNION STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – Preparing the road for paving Tues Dec 12.
SAGAMORE AVENUE -- Continuing to work on private property connections to the sewer the week of Dec 4.
- Islington project will wrap up for the season by the end of next week (Fri Dec 8).
- Cabot Street signal and street lighting should also be active by next Friday.
- Underground utilities (drainage, water and electrical) - 90% complete and on-going.
- Driveway & Parking area – 60% Complete and on-going.
- Walkways, sidewalks & guard rail – 90% complete
- Site grading outside the skatepark pad area - 75% complete and on-going.
- Construction of concrete skatepark area – 97% Complete & on-going.
- Skate Area & Parking Area Light Pole Installation – Complete.
- Park Amenities (Benches, Porta-John Shelter, Bike Rack) – Complete.
I-95 SOUND BARRIER CONSTRUCTION -- NH DOT anticipates starting construction on the I-95 Pannaway Manor sound barrier in April 2024. Geotechnical and environmental permitting is underway and anticipates securing 60% plans the first week of November, 85% plans at beginning of February 2024 and final plans in mid-March.
BARTLETT STREET MINI ROUNDABOUT/WOODBURY AVENUE SPEED CUSHIONS -- Woodbury Avenue: Based on input and feedback received at the public meeting on November 8, 2023, the number of speed cushions on Woodbury Avenue will be reduced from 8 to 6, removing two of the proposed locations and adjusting the remaining locations to provide approximately 500 feet between cushions. The revised plan, available here, was presented for approval at the Parking and Traffic Safety Committee meeting on November 29. Bartlett Street: Also based on feedback from the November 8 meeting, the mini-roundabout option has been dropped from the possible alternatives for the reconstruction of the intersection. The two remaining options, the all-way stop controlled intersection and the raised intersection alternative, will be part of the design plans to be bid for construction this winter. For background information go to the Bartlett Street project page and the Woodbury Avenue project page.
HANOVER GARAGE PROJECT -- Fleet Street stair tower repairs and sealant work on levels 1, 2 and 4, through Dec 14. Go to the Hanover Garage Project page for more information.
PEVERLY HILL ROAD COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT: NHDOT has approved the Preliminary Design (the Phase where the project has remained for the past 7 yeas) and has given the City authorization to proceed with Final Design and Right of Way Phase to obtain the necessary land for construction of the project. The PS&E package is then submitted to the DOT for review and approval. Following NHDOT review of next steps, construction could possibly begin as soon as 2025.Go to Peverly Hill Road Complete Streets Project page.
PEVERLY HILL ROAD WATER MAIN PROJECT – Traffic delays for work on the Peverly Hill Road water main continue.
RAIL TRAIL PROJECT – NH DOT continues to clear and grade the NH Seacoast Greenway “rail trail” off Banfield Road and to remove railroad ties. The final stone dust riding surface is anticipated to be completed by Spring of 2024. The project is on schedule with final detailing anticipated by October 2024. In Portsmouth, the route follows the 3.6 miles of the former abandoned rail corridor between Barberry Lane and the Greenland town line. This is a four-phase project on the Seacoast. Phase 1, which is being worked on now, will be a stretch of compact sandstone stretching from Portsmouth to North Hampton. Additional work including removal of the old RR ties and final stone dust riding surface anticipated to be completed by Spring of 2024.