BRIDGE STREET LOT – SCHEDULED TO OPEN MAY 20 -- The work includes reconstruction of the paved area, handicapped accessibility upgrades, subsurface preparations that would allow for EV charging stations and landscaping.
EVERSOURCE MARKET STREET PROJECT -- The project involves installing subsurface conduit to connect to transformers that are housed in the Hanover Street Garage to provide enhanced electrical power to that area of downtown. The initial phases will be on Market Street which will impact the availability of parking to allow continuous one lane traffic around the work zones. Work hours are 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Work will be complete before Memorial Day Weekend with roadway patching and temporary sidewalks for the summer. Final repairs to this area will occur in the fall. After Memorial Day, the work will shift to Ladd Street and will limit traffic on High and Ladd Streets between Congress and Market Street. Flaggers will be on-site throughout all phases of the work to aid vehicle and pedestrian travel and to assure access to all business. The on-site project contacts are: For Eversource: Nick Kosko, 603-842-0416; for the City of Portsmouth, DPW: Marc Batchelder, 603-498-8449. Go to Eversource Project
60 PENHALLOW & DANIEL STREET --Construction at 60 Penhallow continues with electrical vault conduit installation requiring the closing of Penhallow from Custom House Lane to Daniel Street. Masonry work, framing and exterior elements of the building continue as does work in the west alley and south alley, preparing for fountain foundations and hardscape. Sidewalk brick repair on Daniel Street continues.
SAGAMORE AVE SEWER EXTENSION PROJECT -- Severino Construction has started work affecting City streets in the Sagamore Avenue Sewer Extension Project area, impacting Sagamore Avenue, Shaw Road, Cliff Road and Walker Bungalow Road. Excavation work starts on Sagamore Ave., continuing onto the other streets as work advances. During construction travel on the streets will be limited, intermittently, to a single lane of alternating one-way travel Mon-Fri between 7 am and 6 pm. Flaggers, signs, and portable traffic lights will be used to control traffic. Pedestrian movement may be interrupted over this time period. Vehicles and pedestrians traveling on Sagamore Avenue should expect minor delays. Go to the Sagamore Ave. Project page for more information on this project and to subscribe to regular communications about the project.
DODGE AVE/HARVARD ST./PRINCETON ST. (NEAR RTE 33 PARK ‘N RIDE) – Reclamation and repaving project expected to take about two weeks.
MARCY STREET-NEW CASTLE AVE GAS LINE REPLACEMENT – Unitil gas company is now working to replace the gas main, all the gas services under the road and all of the main tie ins to the side streets (Pray, Partridge, Holmes, Walden and Humphreys). This work will take about three weeks. After that, Advanced Paving will return for the rebuilding and repaving project.
STATE STREET AREA -- Bartlett Street and Islington Street Intersection, also East Side, Albany Street to Dover Street: Raising of castings. Columbia Street Area and State Street sidewalk work on Wed May 18.
PEIRCE ISLAND ROAD PAVING MAY 11-13 AFTER SEWER FORCE MAINS PROJECT Work continues on the project to replace the force mains to the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility. The public is advised that access is obstructed in the area past the pool. Site restoration and planting, cleanup of parking area, underway.
SEASONAL ROAD IMPACTS -- For information about each of the seasonal DPW projects now underway, click on the drop down Projects menu on the DPW page on the City website. Projects include:
- Street barriers for outdoor dining -- These 32 restaurants are approved for outdoor dining permits include: 110 Grill, Black Trumpet, BRGR BAR, Cafe Espresso, Cava, Dwyer's Pub, Elephantine Bakery, Fezziwig's Food & Fountain, Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café, Kaffee VonSolln, La Caretta Portsmouth, Moxy, Popovers on the Square, Portsmouth Feed Company, Portsmouth Gas Light Co., Raleigh Wine Bar + Eatery, Rosa Restaurant, Row 34,The Sol, Stroll Café, The Clipper Tavern, The District, The Goat, The Goods Market & Café, The Green Room, The Hammer Pub & Grille, The Portsmouth Brewery, The Press Room, Thirsty Moose Taphouse, Tjs Food and Spirits, Toscana, Tuscan Market. Be sure to check first before visiting, as outdoor dining continues to be set up. Planters will be added mid-May.