NH Dot http://nhpr.org en Tiny Windham Brook Is A Roadblock In I-93 Widening Project http://nhpr.org/post/tiny-windham-brook-roadblock-i-93-widening-project <p>The widening of I-93 is without doubt a massive public works project. It’s also been a massive political issue. But its full build-out may end up being blocked by a tiny brook.</p><p>Driving south on I-93 in Windham, you won’t miss the fifty-foot wall of granite dwarfing the backhoes that chip away at it.</p><p>But what you won’t see from the road is a small stream known as Dinsmore Brook. Concerns over its water quality have been threatening to reduce the width of the road from four lanes to three.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 50863 at http://nhpr.org Tiny Windham Brook Is A Roadblock In I-93 Widening Project Lane Closures On I-293 In Manchester As Part Of Widening Project http://nhpr.org/post/lane-closures-i-293-manchester-part-widening-project <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says temporary night closures are planned on Interstate 293 in Manchester, both northbound and southbound, near Exit 4 for drainage installation across the highway. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lane closures are scheduled to take place from Tuesday, May 27, through Saturday, June 7, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night, excluding the weekend. The interstate will have one open lane at all times in each direction. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:51:31 +0000 Associated Press 49180 at http://nhpr.org Rail Study Group Expects 3,000 Riders Daily Between Manchester and Boston http://nhpr.org/post/rail-study-group-expects-3000-riders-daily-between-manchester-and-boston <p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/Public_Scoping_Meeting_2014_03_05%287%292.pdf">New details</a> released by the <a href="http://www.nhcapitolcorridor.com/">Capitol Corridor</a> rail study group during a public hearing Wednesday night point toward higher ridership than expected.<o:p></o:p></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:37:21 +0000 Ryan Lessard 44599 at http://nhpr.org Rail Study Group Expects 3,000 Riders Daily Between Manchester and Boston DOT Commissioner, Chris Clement http://nhpr.org/post/dot-commissioner-chris-clement-0 <p>A lot of government officials like to speak up about what they’ve accomplished, but our guest today, Christopher Clement, has been speaking up for what he has not been able to do. For the last two and a half years, Clement has served as New Hampshire’s Transportation commissioner, and during that time he’s expressed his frustration over numbers that he says speak for themselves. The department is paving 200 fewer miles of roads each year, there are 145 “red-listed” bridges and nearly 40% of our roads are considered in poor condition. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:27:37 +0000 Laura Knoy & Faith Meixell 41739 at http://nhpr.org DOT Commissioner, Chris Clement Easy Trip For Monday Commuters Despite Weekend Storm http://nhpr.org/post/easy-trip-monday-commuters-despite-weekend-storm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The season’s first major storm this weekend dumped snow across the state, with accumulations ranging from six inches to more than a foot.&nbsp; But</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;despite a tough weekend, it should be a relatively easy trip for Monday morning commuters.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 40173 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-transportation-commissioner-chris-clement <p>We sit down with New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement.&nbsp; It’s been a busy summer for him.&nbsp; He’s overseen the celebrated opening of the Memorial Bridge…and continues to search for money…to complete the widening of I-93.&nbsp; Meanwhile, there’s talk of freight rail expansion in the North Country…and new passenger airline service coming to the Seacoast.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Christopher Clement </strong>- Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.</li></ul> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 33729 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement NH DOT Braces For Next Storm http://nhpr.org/post/nh-dot-braces-next-storm <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just days after digging out of one snow storm, New Hampshire is bracing for another.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When a snow storm hits, the NH DOT has to prep its equipment, schedule additional trucks and drivers, and ensure there’s enough salt and sand to treat icy roads.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That gets expensive.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But NH DOT spokesperson Bill Boynton says the highway department is still under-budget for snow removal this year:</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:01:32 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 22720 at http://nhpr.org NH DOT Braces For Next Storm NH Department of Transportation Launches 'Driving Toward Zero' Campaign http://nhpr.org/post/nh-department-transportation-launches-driving-toward-zero-campaign <p>The New Hampshire Department of Transportation wants to see the number of traffic fatalities go to zero.</p><p>The department is partnering with other state agencies, organizations, and businesses to create the &lsquo;New Hampshire Driving Toward Zero Coalition.&rsquo; The coalition launched the &lsquo;Driving Toward Zero&rsquo; campaign today.</p><p>New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner, Chris Clement, says he&rsquo;s often asked whether an effort to reduce accident fatalities to zero is even possible. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:49:06 +0000 Tina Forbes 7823 at http://nhpr.org Timeline: History Of The Memorial Bridge And Events Leading To Its Replacement http://nhpr.org/post/timeline-history-memorial-bridge-and-events-leading-its-replacement <p>After a history of closures, repairs and re-openings which mottle its 88-year lifespan, the Memorial Bridge replacement project has begun. The bridge which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, is set for completion as early as July, 2013.</p><p>The &quot;float-out&quot;, which is the removal of the lift span and the first stage of demolition, is scheduled for today.</p><p><br />http://youtu.be/_rEd57vmGck</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Memorial Bridge Timeline</strong></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:53:01 +0000 1744 at http://nhpr.org Timeline: History Of The Memorial Bridge And Events Leading To Its Replacement