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For Immediate Release
April 3, 2018
Ben Hall, Construction Bureau, 603-494-6728
Bill Boynton, Public Information Office, 603-271-6495
Bridge Rehabilitation And Rock Scaling On US 302 In Crawford Notch
Work On Pipe Carrying Saco River Headwaters Will Impact Traffic and Parking

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces that work is scheduled to begin in mid-April on the rehabilitation of a bridge that carries the headwaters of the Saco River under US Route 302 in Crawford Notch in the towns of Carroll and Harts Location. This bridge is a large culvert, with its inlet located in the White Mountain National Forest and its outlet located in Crawford Notch.

Work on the 950-foot long metal plate arch culvert will involve constructing corrugated metal plate liners inside one section of the pipe, and a geopolymer mortar lining inside another section of the pipe.

Initial project work will also involve rock scaling and bolting along the east side of US Route 302.

This project will require the closure of the northbound lane of US Route 302 during the rock scaling operations, with alternating one-way traffic during the spring and occasional daytime lane closures in the summer months. The project will restrict parking just south of the AMC Highland Center often used by hikers looking to access nearly trails in the White Mountains. Those seeking to access these trail routes are encouraged to carpool, or seek alternative parking or hiking locations.

C.L.H. and Son, Inc., of Auburn, Maine is the general contractor for the $1.78 Million project, which has a final completion date of October 5, 2018.

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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