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For Immediate Release
October 3, 2014
Mark Moran
Construction Bureau
(603) 313-3894
NHDOT Public Information
(603) 271-6495
New Ipswich Bridge Replacement Project
NH Route 123/124 (Turnpike Rd.) Over Souhegan River

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces work is getting underway on the replacement of the NH Route 123/124 (Turnpike Road) bridge over the Souhegan River in New Ipswich.

This project will replace the "Red List" bridge known as Highbridge with a new single span steel girder bridge, which, like the existing bridge, will span a historically significant stone arch bridge built in 1820. Additional project work will include reconstruction of the roadway approaches to the bridge, intersection improvements to NH Route 123 (Highbridge Rd.), improvements to the River Road approach to Turnpike Road, upgrades to Mill Street, and the reconstruction of Ypya Road and Ypya Drive.

Clearing operations will begin Monday, October 6, 2014. Initial construction work will involve building a temporary bridge connecting Mill Street to Ypya Road and Ypya Drive, reconstructing Ypya Road and Ypya Drive, and the Mill Street improvements.

Occasional one-way alternating traffic can be expected during work days with short delays.

Beck and Bellucci, Inc. of Franklin, New Hampshire is the general contractor for the $3.5 million project. The new bridge is scheduled to be completed by October 16, 2015. The final completion date for the project is June 2016.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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