|For Immediate Release
June 24, 2011
Public Information Office
|I-93 Road And Bridge Rehabilitation In Franconia Notch
Two-Way Traffic On 5.8 Miles In Lincoln And Franconia
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces road and bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation work continues on a 5.8 mile section Interstate 93 in Lincoln and Franconia.
This project extends from the Whitehouse Bridge over the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln northward to the bridge over Lafayette Brook in Franconia. It is being done in phases with major work restricted to one two-mile section at a time.
Construction work is nearing completion on the middle section near Lafayette Campground, with work in July focusing on the southern section in Lincoln. Beginning Monday, June 27, two-way traffic will be maintained within the work zone from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily until mid-October
In addition to milling and repaving, the project includes bridge work at the Whitehouse Bridge in the south and the Tramway bridge in the north, as well as drainage repairs, guardrail replacement and curb removal. A new steel guardrail system will feature a brown "powder coating" exterior finish.
Continental Paving, Inc. of Londonderry, New Hampshire is the general contractor for the $12.4 million project, which has a final completion date of September 21, 2012.