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For Immediate Release
May 18, 2020
Tyler Vaughan, Construction Bureau, (603) 491-4126
Eileen Meaney, Chief Communications Officer, 603-271-6495
Traffic Shift on I-293 Bridge in Bedford-Manchester
Work will Require Temporary Lane Closures on May 21 and May 22, 2020

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces that on Thursday evening, May 21, 2020, work will begin on shifting traffic on the I-293 northbound bridge over the Merrimack River. Traffic will be shifted on the bridge to allow work to be performed on the second half of the bridge. A concrete barrier will remain between the traveling public and the work area. The two lane configuration is expected to continue until early August 2020.

The work to implement the traffic shift is scheduled to be done between the hours of 7:00 pm on Thursday, and 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22, 2020. Lane closures will be required to perform the work. Smart Work Zone (SWZ) message boards will be used to notify the travelling public of the upcoming work. This work is expected to take one night to complete the traffic shift, however additional work days may be required due to weather conditions.

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 included deck repair, pier rehab, replacement of modular expansion joints, CCTV foundation and pole, and a Smart Work Zone (SWZ) 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 September 25, 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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