|For Immediate Release
January 5, 2012
Central NH Regional Planning
NHDOT Public Information Office (603) 271-6495
|Community Meeting In Pembroke To Discuss Intersection Improvements At US Route 3 And Pembroke Hill Road
The citizens group "Pembroke Listens" will host a "Community Conversation" to gather citizen input on how to improve safety at the intersection of US Route 3 and Pembroke Hill Road in Pembroke. The forum will be Monday, January 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Pembroke Academy Auditorium.
Discussion in past years about the intersection has focused on a possible roundabout or traffic signal at the intersection. This Community Conversation is aimed at bringing a fresh perspective where all ideas are considered and then presented to the Selectmen to help guide their process forward.
The NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has estimated a project at the intersection would cost between $1 million and $1.5 million, and federal funds would pay for the project. NHDOT staff will be on hand at the event to provide technical information and answer questions.
The idea for Pembroke Listens and the Community Conversation began with the Pembroke Safe Routes to School (SRTS) committee. The SRTS committee has been working for the last two years to identify ways to make the community safer and more accessible for children to walk and bicycle to school. The committee asked the Pembroke Board of Selectmen to help convene a non-affiliated group of citizens to provide a forum to discuss how the safety of this intersection impacts Pembroke and its residents, and to identify a community-supported safety improvement.
Walk-ins are welcome to attend the event, but it is strongly encouraged that attendees pre-register. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pembrokelistens to pre-register. For more information, contact Nik Coates at [email protected] or 226-6020 or Jennifer Jones at [email protected] or 485-1807.