Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bridge work to start in Winchester next month


Traffic along the Route 10 bridge over Forest Lake will soon be reduced to one lane during a multi-month project slated to start next month.

The bridge deck replacement work will begin Jan. 4 and is expected to take five months, according to William Boynton of the N.H. Dept. of Transportation Public Information Office. During the work, the bridge will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic directed by temporary signals.

The bridge is on the state’s so-called “red list,” along with others deemed structurally deficient. The bridge was built in 1900, rebuilt in 1974 and serves, on average, a daily traffic level of 7,000 vehicles, according to Boynton. The upcoming project is estimated to cost $150,000.

 With all the heavy truck traffic coming out of the Mitchell quarry headed down to Massachusetts now, it was just a matter of time before another bridge had to be redone to accommodate the loads and extra traffic ..


HELP said...

This bridge is a good start, to bad the passing lane on manning hill keeps getting put on hold. We don't have enough political clout in this corner of the state, but to help the proposed new industry in Winchester and the area we need to have this happen. If you know Molly Kelly, bring it up.

Anonymous said...

What?? FIVE months to complete? Why?

who cares said...

Why don't you call and ask the state? Probably the same company that redid the other one further up over the river. Didn't that take about 3 years or more?