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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit


For Immediate Release
February 6, 2015
Thomas Jameson
TAP Program Manager
(603) 271-3462
Bill Boynton
Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495
Transportation Alternative Program Awards Announced
12 Community Projects Totaling $5.4 Million

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces 12 New Hampshire communities have an opportunity to improve their pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure through the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

NHDOT Acting Commissioner David J. Brillhart has approved nearly $5.4 million in awards for the federal share (80%) of local (20%) projects anticipated to cost a total of nearly $7.3 million.

Communities from Nashua to Colebrook and from Dover to Keene will use their awards for projects that include sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use rail trails, and amenities to apply the "complete streets" approach to downtown areas. The overall purpose of the program is to make the “alternative” forms of transportation safe and convenient for short-distance travel.

Community Federal Share Project
Nashua $400,000 Multi-use path and pedestrian bridge over Nashua Canal
Salem $326,400 Multi-use path along the existing M&L rail corridor
Colebrook $639,600 Complete the streets, Main Street Project
Laconia $503,930 Sidewalk upgrades and river walk on River Street
Claremont $477,519 New sidewalks on East St. and Woodman trail improvements
Exeter $600,000 Widen shoulders on Kingston Rd. (NH 111) for 1.1 mi.
Brookline $440,000 Sidewalks in two locations and multi-use path
Merrimack $436,000 Construct 2,500 ft. of non-motorized multi-use path
Dover $320,000 Multi-use path connecting Dover Community Trail
Henniker $240,020 Sidewalks on Rush Rd., Maple St., Prospect St. and Hall Ave.
Keene $329,292 Bike lane markings, improve bike/ped crossing at West Street underpass,
and improvements to Ami Brown Road
Manchester $640,000 Multi-use path along Baker St. Brown Ave, Dubisz St., and Sundial Ave.

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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