|For Immediate Release
September 6, 2012
Public Information Office
|Nighttime US Route 3 Bridge Construction In Bedford
Will Require Rolling Roadblocks On Everett Turnpike
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the planned installation of concrete beams for the new US Route 3 bridge over the Everett Turnpike in Bedford will require periodic stoppages of turnpike traffic during overnight hours for 14 straight nights.
This work is expected to begin on the night of Monday, September 10, 2012 and extend for two weeks. Up to four traffic stoppages, between the hours of 10:30 pm and 4:00 am, will occur each night on the Everett Turnpike for intervals of up to 15 minutes each. State Police rolling roadblocks will be used to stop traffic and subsequently guide it through the work zone. Southbound traffic will be impacted the first week, and northbound traffic will be affected during the week of September 17. No Route 3 traffic impacts are anticipated.
This $11.5 million bridge replacement and road reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed in July 2013. It is utilizing the “design-build” approach to expedite its completion. E.D. Swett, Inc., of Concord, is doing the bridge work, Continental Paving, Inc., of Londonderry, is performing the road reconstruction work, and Louis Berger Group, Inc., of Manchester, is providing engineering services for the project.