Current Projects

Belknap Street and Elm Street Neighborhood Reconstruction Project

The City is planning to reconstruct the Belknap Street and Elm Street neighborhood.  This project consists of reconstructing the roadway, sidewalks, and storm water drainage system and water utilities on the following streets: Belknap Street from Silver Street to Fisher Street, Elm Street, Summer Street and Hamilton Street.  It is anticipated that this project will be constructed during the 2019 construction season.

Broadway Railroad Culvert

The purpose of this project is to install an 84 inch drainage pipe under the railroad located near Red’s Shoe Barn.  This will replace an old undersized granite box culvert that was installed in the 1800’s.  As part of the project a drain pipe will be installed on Broadway along the frontage of Red’s Shoe Barn and will connect to the new drainage pipe.  The new drainage lines will be tied into an existing granite box culvert, located in the ravine, at the end of Forest Street. 

Cocheco Street Pump Station Replacement

The City is planning to reconstruct the Cocheco Street sewer pump station.  This station currently pumps approximately forty to sixty thousand gallons a day.

Inflow and Infiltration

Wright Pierce Engineers has been contracted to investigate the origin of high-water flows during rain events.  This project is to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration, which can overwhelm the Wastewater Treatment Plant and disrupt the treatment process.  The engineering firm will review approximately 125 miles of gravity sewer main.  Flow meters were installed in major pipelines to help narrow the locations.  The downtown area has registered the largest amount of inflow and infiltration after the first round of metering.  A video inspection of the downtown area was conducted in March to locate the sources.  The City will review the report once received.

Intersection Reconstruction - Sixth Street/Venture Drive

This project will include the design and reconfiguration of the intersection of Sixth Street and Venture Drive.  The changes will widen the turning lanes and accommodate larger vehicles.  Currently, the intersection is not designed for larger truck traffic movements.  Vehicles travel in more than one lane, when turning onto and from Venture Drive.

Roberts Road Reconstruction

The City is planning to reconstruct Roberts Road to include improved drainage, curbing and roadway. The project also includes an improved drainage outfall at the Piscataqua River.

Shaw's Lane Well Development

The City is working with Emery & Garrett Groundwater Investigations, LLC to develop a water supply well at Shaw’s Lane.  The well will be used primarily for irrigation of the athletic fields.

Spur Road Reconstruction

The City is planning to reconstruct Spur Road to include water main improvements/replacement and roadway reconstruction from Finch Lane to Deborah Lane.  Underwood Engineers are currently in the design phase of the Spur Road Reconstruction.  Construction is expected to begin in summer 2019.   

Stormwater Asset Management 

The City is working with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services through the State Revolving Fund Program to build upon the existing stormwater asset management program.  This project will allow the city to apply condition assessment and prioritization concepts to the city’s subsurface stormwater system located in the most urbanized part of the city.  The information gathered will be utilized to identify and fund necessary capital improvement projects.

Varney Brook Pump Station

The Varney Brook Pump Station was built in 1977 and has reached its useful life.   The Varney Brook Pump Station is the City’s third largest pump station with a daily flow of 500,000 gallons per day.  The majority of the sewer shed is located in the Dover Point Road and Morningside Drive areas.  Wright Pierce Engineers are currently in the design phase of the redesigning of the current pump station. 

Whittier Street Sidewalk

The City is planning to install sidewalk on Whittier Street, from Sixth Street to Glenwood Avenue.  The project is due to go out to bid this winter for construction in Summer 2019.

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