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For Immediate Release
August 6, 2019
Tyler Vaugn, Construction Bureau, (603) 491-4126
Richard Arcand, Program Specialist, (603) 271-0799
Traffic Shift on I-293 Bridge in Bedford-Manchester
Southbound Traffic will be Shifted to Allow for Construction Work

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces that starting on Thursday, August 8, 2019, work on the I-293 southbound bridge over the Merrimack River will require a change to the existing traffic pattern. The new alignment will result in southbound traffic being shifted to the two north lanes of the bridge allowing for construction activities on the south side. A concrete barrier will remain in place between the traveling public and the work zone occupying the south side of the bridge.

Weather permitting, nighttime operations will take place August 8, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am, and will require the use of lane closures to perform work. Smart Work Zone (SWZ) message boards will be used to notify the travelling public of the upcoming work and current delays. It is expected to take one night to complete the work for this traffic shift. This configuration is expected to be in place through October, 2019.

This project consists of bridge preservation work on I-293 northbound and southbound bridges over the Merrimack River and PanAm Railroad in the Town of Bedford and the City of Manchester. The scope of work includes deck repair, pier rehab, replacement of modular expansion joints, adding a CCTV foundation and pole, and a Smart Work Zone (SWZ) System to inform the traveling public.

R.S. Audley Inc. of Bow, New Hampshire is the contractor for the $4.7 million project, which has a final completion date of summer, 2020.

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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