|For Immediate Release
December 16, 2011
Public Information Office
|Bridge Replacement Project Begins In Bedford
US Route 3 (River Road) Over Everett Turnpike
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the beginning of construction activity on the replacement of the US Route 3 (River Road) bridge over the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Bedford.
This design-build project consists of the design and construction of a new bridge just north of the existing US 3 bridge over the Everett Turnpike, with a new roadway approach that will tie in at the Target store entrance to the northwest and 500 feet beyond Hawthorne Drive to the southeast.
Initial work involves tree clearing and ledge removal operations. The construction will progress with the construction of the new bridge and approach road work through 2012. Traffic should be switched over to the new bridge in late fall of 2012, with final slope work, removal of the existing bridge, and final paving completed by June 25, 2013,
E.D. Swett, of Concord, New Hampshire is the contractor for the $11.5 million “best value” contract. Louis Berger Group, Inc., which has an office in Manchester, New Hampshire, is designing the bridge.