New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Ideas presented recently for what to do with the two old bridges connecting the towns of Brattleboro, Vt., and Hinsdale, N.H., all started with acknowledging the Connecticut River, the wildlife and the historical uses of the island between the two. In mid-October, the public got its first glimpse of various design ideas, presented by a professor from Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Work to rebuild the two New England bridges carrying Interstate 89 over the Connecticut River started in mid-September, but transportation officials say motorists won't see a major change in their commute for at least a year. The new spans carry road traffic over the river between Hartford, Vt.

The rehabilitation of two bridges in Bedford and Manchester, N.H., is under way, with much of the work completed on one section of them. R.S. Audley of Bow, N.H., is the contractor on the $4.7 million project that is being directed by NH Department of Transportation.

Crews working on a $53 million bridge repair over a New England river are getting a big assist from a piece of equipment never before used in Maine. Working in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), the Maine DOT (MDOT) is repairing the I-95 bridge over the Piscataqua River.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announced the East Kingston, N.H. 107A Bridge rehabilitation project has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award. This award is given annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers — New Hampshire Section (ASCE-NH) to an engineering project "that demonstrates excellence in engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to mankind and engineering progress." The $1.5M rehabilitation of the bridge along NH 107A, originally constructed in 1937, was completed in just 25 days.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation rating for long-term revenue bonds has been upgraded to AA- from A+ from a key ratings agency that will allow for more favorable borrowing rates and measurable savings. The latest rating increase from S&P Global Ratings is the result of NH Turnpike System's "very strong enterprise risk and financial risk profiles." According to the S&P report, the increased rating is due to "very strong management and governance with management's conservative approach to financial and capital planning and track record of achieving financial and operational goals." Following major capital improvements on the New Hampshire Turnpike System, the system had approximately $379.6 million in outstanding bonds as of June 30, 2018.

ROCKINGHAM, VT. (AP) A Vermont town plans to appeal to the state's congressional delegation to try to get a bridge between the state and New Hampshire repaired and reopened. The Rockingham Select Board agreed to contact the delegation to pressure New Hampshire officials to honor a 1994 agreement to maintain the bridge, Board chairwoman Susan Hammond told the Brattleboro Reformer.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) crews are working on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) in Dover, as part of the reconstruction of the Spaulding Turnpike between the Little Bay Bridge and the Dover Toll Plaza. After-hours construction has been ongoing since 2016, and will take place as needed until completion of the project in 2020.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announced night work on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) to facilitate the reconstruction of the Exit 6 Interchange on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover. On Oct. 1, 2018, nighttime construction operations began on the Spaulding Turnpike in order to allow for the demolition of the old Exit 6 bridge that previously carried U.S.

DOVER, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Department of Transportation said a pedestrian bridge between Newington and Dover has been closed after engineers determined it was no longer safe. The General Sullivan Bridge was closed to motor vehicle traffic in 1984 after the adjacent Little Bay Bridge that carries the Spaulding Turnpike over the Great Bay where it reaches the Piscataqua (pihs-KAT'-ah-kwahg) River was completed and it has since been used for pedestrians and bicyclists.

DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) Cleanup and road repairs are under way in southwestern New Hampshire after flash flooding washed out a number of roads, causing major damage. The state Department of Transportation is working to repair roads as people assess damage to their own properties caused by the Aug.