|For Immediate Release
April 16, 2010
Public Information Office
|NH 1A Bridge Concrete Deck Pours Will Require Traffic Delays
Rehabilitation Of Hampton-Seabrook Bridge Over Hampton River
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces concrete deck pours planned for two days during the week of April 19 on the NH Route 1A bridge over the Hampton River in Hampton-Seabrook will result in traffic delays of up to 20 minutes at a time during daytime work hours.
Weather permitting; this concrete work is scheduled to occur on Monday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 21 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes during these time periods, as all traffic will be stopped while concrete trucks are on the bridge.
Motorists using NH Route 1A in the vicinity of the NH 1A bridge should note ongoing updates on the electronic message boards within the work zone.
Also, planned night work on the bridge’s mechanical lift system will require the closure of the Route 1A bridge to all traffic from 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 27 until 5:00 AM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
This project involves the replacement of the deck on the lift bridge and associated improvements. Traffic on the bridge continues to be one lane controlled by temporary signals.
The sidewalk on the NH 1A bridge, which has been closed to pedestrian traffic since December, will be reopened to pedestrians in May. With only a 10-foot wide lane for vehicles, pedestrian traffic is highly discouraged during the sidewalk closure due to safety concerns.
SPS New England, Inc. of Salisbury, Massachusetts is the contractor for the $6.7 million project.