|For Immediate Release
April 8, 2011
Public Information Office
|Construction Times Change For Little Bay Bridge Project
Spaulding Turnpike (NH Route 16 In Newington-Dover)
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces changes in daily construction time schedules on the Little Bay Bridge project on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH Route 16) in Newington-Dover.
Starting Tuesday, April 12, construction work hours for bridge pier construction on the Little Bay Bridge will be 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Friday. Weekend work will occur on Saturdays between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm. Sunday work is not anticipated. This schedule is anticipated to be in place until October of 2011.
This changes from the previous schedule that involved working seven days a week, 12 hours per day, between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.
Construction of a new four-lane bridge, in addition to the rehabilitation of the existing Little Bay Bridge, will double the traffic capacity and improve safety along this section of the Spaulding Turnpike. Cianbro Corporation of Pittsfield, Maine is the general contractor for the $50.3 million project, which has a final completion date of November 2013.