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For Immediate Release
September 16, 2019
Chuck Flanders, Construction Bureau (603) 651-6132
Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer (603) 271-6495
NH Route 16 In Ossipee To Close For Three Days
Bearcamp River Relief Bridge Slide And Additional Roadwork Begin September 27th

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the demolition and slide-in replacement of the Bearcamp River Relief Bridge in Ossipee will begin on Friday, September 27. This work will require the closure of NH 16 at the Bearcamp River for three days.

Beginning at 6:00pm on Friday September 27, NH Route 16 will be closed to all traffic at the Bearcamp River area between Newman Drew Road and Nichols Road. This closure is necessary for the demolition of the existing bridge, the slide in of the new bridge, and all additional work required to re-open the bridge and roadway. The scheduled target time for bridge and roadway to re-open is Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00am.

To accommodate this road closure, there will be a detour in place for motorists traveling to and from destinations outside of this closure. Details on this detour can be found at the following link: NH 16 will be open to all local businesses and residents and for  motorists travelling to destinations in the immediate area of the road closure.

In addition to this bridge work, the second section of roadway rehabilitation on NH 16 will begin on Saturday, September 28th. This work will include, but not be limited to: reclaiming, grading, and paving from the Lovell River to Newman Drew Road. This will be accomplished using one-way alternating traffic through the work area. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers, operational signs, cones, and barrels. There will be extended periods of time where motorists will travel on unpaved surfaces.

Additional information can be found at the project website:

This work is part of a project that consists of the replacement of three bridges (Lovell River, Bearcamp River, and Bearcamp Relief), and 3.5 miles of roadway reconstruction on NH Route 16.

Reed and Reed General Contractors of Woolwich, Maine is the contractor for the $16.9 million project.

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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