|For Immediate Release
March 30, 2010
Alan Hanscom, PE
Highway District 2
Public Information Office
|NH Route 10 Reopened In Orford
One Lane Traffic With Traffic Signals
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces NH Route 10 in the towns of Orford and Piermont has been reopened to all legal loads following the removal of unstable ledge at the Orford - Piermont town line. A single lane of traffic is open for alternating one-way traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.
Work continues with the crushing and hauling away of a large amount of stone blasted from the rock face. Rock removal and slope stabilization will continue for the next two weeks.
Traffic will be controlled with concrete barriers, traffic signs, cones, barrels, changeable message signs and traffic signals. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and yield to workers and equipment as they travel through the work zone. Trucks and other heavy equipment will be working throughout the area and backing into the rock removal zone.
Motorists should expect occasional delays of 5 to 10 minutes as equipment breaks up and loads rocks. The Department of Transportation’s Highway Maintenance District 2 is overseeing the ledge stabilizing efforts.