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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit


For Immediate Release
January 11, 2017
Thomas Jameson, Planning & Community Assistance 603-271-3462
Bill Boynton, Public Information Office, 603-271-6495
Twelve Local Projects Selected for Transportation Alternatives Program Funds
Total of $6.9 Million Awarded for Sidewalks, Multi-Use Paths, and Rail Trails

Projects submitted by 11 New Hampshire cities and towns and the University of New Hampshire have been selected to receive a total of $6.9 million in funding from the NHDOT's 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) selection round. These projects to be constructed across the state include sidewalks in Littleton, a multi-use path along the Androscoggin River in Berlin, a rail trail in Manchester, and pedestrian improvements in Somersworth and Hinsdale.

TAP provides funding for alternative transportation projects, such as on-and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, rail trail improvements, and safe routes to school projects.

A total of 46 applications were submitted for TAP funds totaling $26.6 million federal dollars. Criteria for scoring by the New Hampshire TAP Scoring Committee included safety, potential for success, connectivity, and socioeconomic benefits.

The following projects were selected for funding:

Applicant Project Funding
Manchester Rail trail along abandoned rail bed from Mammoth Rd. to Lake Shore Ave. $799,998
Littleton Sidewalks along several streets and connection to suspension bridge $800,000
Somersworth Sidewalks along several streets and multi-use path between two schools $789,200
Brookline Pedestrian bridge over Nissitissit River & sidewalk from NH 130 to rail trail $580,000
Hinsdale Construct Sidewalks along Brattleboro Road $437,682
Lebanon Bicycle/pedestrian improvements along Lahaye Drive from NH 120 $640,000
Berlin Multi-use path along Androscoggin River $688,000
Hillsborough Construct approx. 4,800 ft. of sidewalk along NH Route 149 $530,765
UNH Sidewalks, lighting, crosswalks along Main St. in Durham on UNH Campus $368,158
Ashland Reconstruct and construct sidewalks on Main Street (US Route 3/25) $320,000
Merrimack Sidewalks along Daniel Webster Highway and Woodbury Street $520,000
Exeter Construct sidewalks on Epping Road, Winter Street, and Spring Street $433,009

These local projects are subject to Governor and Council approval and require a 20% local match in funding.

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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