|For Immediate Release
June 26, 2012
Public Information Office
|Box Culvert Night Work on US 3 in Hooksett
Section of NH 28 to be Closed for Three Nights
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces work is scheduled to begin on the night of Wednesday, June 27, 2012 on a concrete box culvert installation on US Route 3 in Hooksett.
The 5-foot by 8-foot box culvert will carry Dalton Brook from NH Route 28 Bypass across US 3/ NH Route 28, through the Benton Road side of Merchants Motors property where it will be released into the existing culvert on Benton Road. This project will prevent Dalton Brook from continuing to overflow during large rain events and flooding NH 28 Bypass.
During this night work, a small section of Route 28 will be closed to through traffic between Whitehall Road and US Route 3. This road closure will be in place from about 9:00 pm to 6:00 am beginning Wednesday, June 27 and lasting approximately three days. During night construction hours, traffic will be detoured using US 3 for northbound and southbound traffic. Message boards and police officers will be used to alert the traveling public of this detour.
This night road closure will accelerate the time to complete this portion of the project and significantly decrease the impact on traffic. NH 28 Bypass will remain open to through traffic outside the nighttime construction hours. Access will be maintained to all businesses during their normal hours of operation.
The installation of the box culvert will be completed in October 2012. The completion date for the entire project is May 2013. R.S. Audley, Inc. of Bow, NH is the general contractor for the $4.4 million project.