The Henry Bridge Road Bridge between Greer Road and Ploss Lane is scheduled to be repaired in two phases. The first phase will be starting January 2020. The second phase is scheduled for June-August 2020 and will require full road closure at the bridge. Work will include construction of temporary supports, concrete repairs, bearing replacement, pedestal reconstruction, and repointing stone masonry.

For pictures and project updates, please visit the project website: Henry Bridge Road - Bridge Repair

If you would like to be added to the project email list to receive project updates, please send use the email form at the following link: Sarah Whearty.

Henry Bridge Road Bridge Click Here for Project Plans

The Department of Public Works is moving forward with plans to construct a water main extension along Elm Street from Locust Hill Road to Gagnon Way. 

This project includes approximately 2,515 linear feet of 8-inch water main along Elm Street and Gagnon Way in Goffstown, NH. The water main extension will bring water to the Department of Public Works property at 404 Elm Street from existing water services on Center Street. The Project also includes extending the water main to the future Parks & Recreation fields (funded separately) to provide irrigation. Additionally, the project will take an existing 6-inch asbestos cement water main pipe out of service, replacing it with the new 8-inch main. The existing asbestos cement pipe currently serves approximately six residences.

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The Tirrell Hill Road Reclamation Project Phase 1 from Center Street to #67 Tirrell Hill Road will begin soon. Work will include new drainage, tree cutting, grading, and paving. Traffic will be one way alternating at the time so please expect delays and use caution. Work may start and stop based on the weather during this winter construction season. DPW crews will be focusing on snow clearing operations during and after each storm. 

The goal for construction this winter season is to resolve some constant icing issues on this section of road and repair some failing pipes. The road will be finished and paved this spring/ early summer.

Project updates and photos will be added to this web page and on the Goffstown DPW Facebook page. 

If you have any project questions please contact Meghan Theriault, 497-8990 x 280 or call (603) 497-3617 ext.280

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UPDATE 3/28/19 - DPW has been back on site more often now that the weather is warming up. The crew is wrapping up the drainage on the upper portion of the hill and will most likely move to the bottom of the hill next to complete the remaining drainage installation from the Center Street intersection up. Reclamation of the road is not scheduled yet. Stay tuned for more updates.

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 Update 12/13/18  - Traffic

The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces, on behalf of a private contractor, one lane alternating traffic on Mountain Road between the Goffstown Village Water Precinct driveway and #452 Mountain Road, on Friday, December 14th. Crews will be installing monitoring wells related to the oil spill from last month. Please expect delays and use caution in this area.  


Approximately 750 tons of contaminated soil were removed from the Irving oil spill site on Mountain Road which discharged over 1,000 gallons of heating oil Sunday, November 25th. The excavation required digging up several drainage pipes and a roadside swale with depths up to 11 feet. All contaminated material was placed on plastic tarps, moved into roll-off containers and then hauled off-site by private contractors. The road was then rebuilt in compacted lifts, the drainage pipes reinstalled and roadway paved today Six (6) monitoring wells will be installed in the area for as required by NHDES.

Mountain Road is now open to all traffic between Lesnyk Road and Roby Road. Workers will still be in the area and traffic may be one lane alternating at times. Please use caution in this area.

Thank you to Irving Oil, GeoInsight, Inc., NRC, John Neville Excavating, Goffstown Police DepartmentGoffstown Fire Department for the successful coordination with Goffstown DPW on this emergency project over the last 2 weeks. Lastly thank you to the Goffstown residents for their patience during the emergency road closure as all parties worked to cleanup and restore the area.


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12/6/18 - Update

Mountain Road is now open to all traffic between Lesnyk Road and Roby Road. Workers will still be in the area and traffic may be one lane alternating at times. Please use caution. Thank you for your patience. 

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Emergency Culvert Replacement Mountain Road


November 29, 2018

GOFFSTOWN - The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces, on behalf of a private contractor, an emergency road closure related to the oil spill accident on Mountain Road, starting Monday, December 3rd. Mountain road will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic between Lesnyk Road and Roby Road. Local residents or businesses needing access to Mountain road will be allowed, but must enter and exit from either side of the work zone. The work zone will be between the Goffstown Village Water Precinct driveway and #452 Mountain Road, This area will be impassable during this work. All thru traffic must use the posted detour.

Bus stops between Lesnyk Road and Roby Road will be impacted during this closure. Students will be picked up and dropped off at either the corner of Mountain Road and Lesnyk Road or the corner of Roby Road and Mountain Road. Goffstown Truck Center will contact impacted students. 

Please contact; Eric Gustafson at (603) 497-3617 ext. 227 with any questions. Thank you for your patience.



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 The installation of a new drainage box culvert on Stinson Road between #114 and #127 Stinson Road (near the beaver dam) will be starting this week. This new culvert will replace two existing failing pipes with a new concrete structure that will allow for proper drainage flow and aquatic life passage. 
Work will include excavating across the full road in preparation for the installation of the new culvert so the road will be closed at this location. The road will be closed to thru traffic but residents will be able to access there homes form the respective sides of the closed work zone. Detour signs will be in place to get everyone around the work zone. Please see the below detour map. 
Work may start and stop based on the weather during this winter construction season. DPW crews will be focusing on snow clearing operations during and after each storm. The road will be finished and paved this spring
Please contact; Eric Gustafson at (603) 497-3617 ext. 227 with any questions. Thank you for your patience.
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12/10/18 -  Update
After fighting bitter cold last week, the new box culvert on Stinson Road was successfully installed with the help of a large crane. DPW crews started to back fill around the culvert on Friday as they start to rebuild the road. This week crews will continue rebuilding the road and installing the wing wall on the culvert that help direct the water into the new culvert. The guard rail contractor is scheduled to be on site later this week. 
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11/28/18 -  Traffic Alert
The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces construction work related to the Stinson Road Box Culvert, starting Thursday, November 29th and lasting a few weeks.  The work zone, between #114 and #127 Stinson Road, will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Local residents or businesses needing access to Stinson Road will be allowed, but must enter and exit from either side of the work zone, as they will be unable to cross the work zone. All thru traffic must use the posted detour. The road will remain closed overnight.

This notice and project updates are posted on the Town’s Web site (Go to Department of Public Works – Construction Projects).  Please contact; Eric Gustafson at (603) 497-3617 ext. 227 with any questions. Thank you for your patience.


Tirrell Hill Road Bridge & East Dunbarton Road Bridge

 All construcAll constructi All construction activities have been completed. Regular bus stops should resume Friday, October 26th

.If you have any questions or concerns please call Sarah Whearty at Goffstown DPW (603-497-3617 ext. 250). 

The full project page is available on the Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail page here. The project page contains images and links about the use and difference between the new pedestrian control signals on 114 and Henry Bridge Road.

Project Summary:

This project consists of multiple improvements at four sites on the Goffstown Rail Trail. These are:

  • Realign and mark the trail crossing of Mast Road near the Villa ball fields, so that the trail will cross perpendicular to the road.
  • Install a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) user-activated crossing light at this location.
  • Create a 12 space parking area at the west side of the above crossing.
  • Realign and mark the trail crossing of Mast Road near Pro Landscape, so that the trail will cross perpendicular to the road.
  • Install a PHB crossing light at this location as well.
  • Fill in the gully left when the old railroad trestle over the former Henry Bridge Road was removed.
  • Install crossing markings and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at Henry Bridge Road, and cut back the hillside slope to improve sight distance.

August 22, 2018

Last week the Town had our final walkthrough with Busby, Stantec, and the NH Dam Bureau. Besides final punch list items, the project is complete.

We are asking residents to please stay off the grass until it is fully established - at which point Busby will remove the orange construction fence. 

This is a State regulated Dam structure. We are asking everyone to please keep off the grate. Boaters please use caution, there are underwater structures around the grate that could be damaged. Parents, please keep children from climbing on the grate or throwing things into the structure. We are in the process of ordering signs to put on the grate and we will be monitoring the structure throughout the year. 

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August 2, 2018

This week Busby removed the remaining bypass pipe and backfilled the trench with embankment material up to finish grade. The crew placed all the remaining embankment material, made adjustments to final grade, and shaped the downhill side slopes. The crew started hauling and spreading loam.

During the rain events, Busby covered the entire embankment area with poly sheeting to keep the embankment protected from the rain. 

The crew will continue working to remove all excess materials from the stockyard area. This area, along with all other disturbed areas, will be seeded before the project is complete. Once 4 inches of loam have been spread throughout the embankment, the area will be hydroseeded. The site will remain fenced until vegetation is established. It is very important that residents remain out of the project area for their safety and to allow the grass to grow.

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July 27, 2018

This week Busby completed placing the stone along the shoreline. The Port-a-dam was removed Wednesday and Thursday and the frames were taken off site today. The water level is approximately 10-12 inches below the principle spillway, which is approximately equal to the water elevation after the 1-foot drawdown. As we get more rain events, the lake should return to its natural elevation.

The principle spillway riser was designed with a 2 inch orifice to continually let water flow through the structure. This was a NHDES requirement to protect the health of aquatic species downstream. This means that you will hear running water moving through the structure even when water is not spilling over the top.

Next week, the crew will adjust the embankment to final grade, and shape the downhill side slopes. Once completed, the area will be loamed and hydro seeding is scheduled for the end of the week.

As the crew has time, all excess materials will be removed from the stockyard area and safety fencing removed from around the home below the dam. The safety fencing along the road will remain until vegetation is established. It is very important that residents remain out of the project area for their safety and to allow the grass to grow.

It is our hope that the project will be completed by the end of next week.

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July 23, 2018

Busby is working on placing stone along the shoreline today and tomorrow. The stone will help prevent any erosion of the dam that might result from wave action in the lake. Once the stone has been placed, Busby will work on bringing the water level back up within the work area. The Port-a-dam is scheduled to be removed Wednesday, July 25th. There could be delays as the trucks move in and out of the area to load up the frames. Please allow extra time for traveling along Mountain Base Road. Busby will work to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible. 

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July 19, 2018

Last week Busby successfully poured the concrete cradle and the forms were removed Wednesday. Busby continued to import and place additional embankment material around the cradle. Placement of lifts embankment material on top of the concrete cradle and outlet pipe could not take place until the concrete reached 75% strength. A concrete cylinder was tested on Friday, however it did not meet the 75% threshold.

On Monday, another concrete cylinder was tested by Contest Consulting and the break was successful (3,230 lbs). Throughout the week Busby worked on bringing up the elevation of the embankment over the concrete cradle and throughout the site. Over the weekend, Busby will be shutting off the dewater pump and allowing water weeping through the Portadam to start filling the work area. They will maintain the water level at the invert of the 12” low-level intake pipe while they continue working.

Next week, Busby is hopeful that they will be able to place stone material at the shoreline on Monday and Tuesday so that the water level can be brought up as they finalize construction. The work area will be filled at a rate no faster than 1 foot per day.

Busby will be paying close attention to the site over the weekend and next week as we are expecting significant rain fall.

It is my hope that by next week I will be able to give you all a date that the Port-a-dam will be removed.

We are in the home stretch of the project and I just want to thank all of you for your patience and cooperation.

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July 9, 2018

Placement of concrete has been scheduled for Monday July 9th at 2:00pm. Redimix and Contest Consulting have both committed to this time. The crew will finish up forming and bracing the forms this morning.
Once the concrete has been poured, Busby will work on the installation of the 12” pipe and valve. Removal of the forms will be done first thing Wednesday morning and backfilling with embankment and sand filter will start and continue until completed.
As Busby moves away from the pipe and precast concrete structures, the remaining area will be sub graded, sand filter trench re-excavated (area of concrete core removal) and sand filter material will be placed and compacted.

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July 2, 2018

Busby completed the riprap apron for the outlet pipe.

This week Busby will install the 30” outlet pipe. The crew is working on excavating a trench from the riser structure to the headwall.

The pipe and riser structure grate were delivered to the site this morning.

The concrete pouring for the pipe cradle will likely take place on Thursday, July 5th or Friday, July 6th.

As a reminder, the crew will be taking Wednesday, July 4th off.

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June 29, 2018

The headwall and riser structure were placed yesterday. Today, the crew started backfilling around the precast concrete headwall up to the pipe cradle elevation.

The crew also installed the remaining rip rap apron at the pipe outlet.

Next week, Busby will install the 30” outlet pipe. The crew will place the rebar for the form work for the concrete pipe cradle. The concrete pouring for the pipe cradle will likely take place on Thursday, July 5th.

Installation of the inlet pipe and valve will be done by the end of the week. Next, Busby will start backfilling around the spillway structure.

The crew will be taking Wednesday, July 4th off.

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June 26, 2018

The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces delivery of the precast structures for the Uncanoonuc Lake Dam rehabilitation project. A crane and large trailer will be present on site the morning of Thursday, June 28th. Alternating one-way traffic and temporary closures will be necessary at times and delays should be expected.

Please contact the Goffstown Engineering office at (603) 497-3617 ext.250 with any questions. 

Able Crane and Scituate Precast will be on site first thing Thursday morning June 28th for installation of the spillway and headwall structures. Since the crane will take some time to set up and knock down, we don’t expect any long delays before 8:00 am. There will be some minor delays as the crane moves in and out of position. When the precast structures are off loaded it will be necessary to close the road for everyone’s safety. We estimate that any closures could be up to 15 minutes long, hopefully shorter. Police and Fire are aware of the temporary road closure. Should an emergency arise, we will open the road as quickly as possible to let emergency vehicles through. Residents should plan extra time on Thursday (June 28th) morning if driving by the site on Mountain Base Road is unavoidable. Flaggers will be positioned at each end of the work area and no unauthorized personnel will be allowed beyond the flaggers until it is safe.

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June 22, 2018

This week Busby completed the excavation of the embankment area and removal of existing concrete core. They excavated the areas for the 30” DI outlet pipe, spillway and headwall structures. During the excavation, all unsuitable material was removed and replaced with new material. During inspections by the NH Dam Bureau and Stantec, it was discovered that the concrete core wall was significantly deteriorated and needed to be completely removed. The wall was removed and was backfilled with embankment material.

Busby prepared the spillway and headwall footing areas for the placement of the concrete structures and started placement and compaction of the embankment material at the north end of the project site.

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Upcoming Schedule:

The morning of Thursday, June 28th a crane and additional trucks will be on site to deliver and place the precast concrete spillway and headwall structures. As we get closer, DPW will send out updates with more specific information on timing. Delays and temporary lane closures should be expected.

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June 19, 2018

The Portadam was unaffected by the storm and work will continue as planned.


June 18, 2018

Last week, Busby started excavation of the embankment area and concrete core wall starting at the north end of the project. Two test pits were excavated along the left embankment that exposed the concrete corewall. The test pits showed that a portion of the existing concrete corewall is essentially crumbling below the design grade line. The Town is working with the NHDES Dam Bureau and Stantec to determine how much of the existing wall needs to be removed.


While outside of the original scope, the benefit of completely removing the concrete wall is to reduce the possibility of any established seepage pathways. The concrete core wall would be replaced with engineered filter and embankment material founded on an approved subgrade. It also reduces the introduction of another weak zone at the interface of the concrete and filter material.

Upcoming Schedule:

The crew is continuing to remove portions of the concrete core per plan for the outlet pipe. Busby is working to expose an obstruction (appears to be a very large boulder) in the way of the outlet pipe on the lake side of the concrete core.

The precast concrete spillway and headwall structures will be installed within the next week or two. The precast concrete structures will require the use of a crane and large truck, so traffic delays are to be expected. DPW will keep everyone informed as the schedule becomes more definitive.

June 8, 2018

This week, Busby completed the installation of the PortaDam. Busby will now begin pumping water out of the work area. The dewatering will be ongoing (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) throughout construction (at least 6 weeks).

There will be a sight hum of the generator running to power the pumps and Busby personnel will be monitoring the pumps and generator periodically (including over the weekend).

Upcoming Schedule:

Monday - The crew will work on removing any remaining water in the work area.

Tuesday - The crew will likely begin excavation of the existing dam starting on the north end working south. Dump trucks will be entering and exiting the work area daily. Portions of the concrete core will also be removed.

Please be aware the construction area will be fenced off and is off-limits to the public (including residents) for your safety.

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June 1, 2018

This week, Busby started the 1-foot drawdown. The drawdown involved installing a siphon pipe to pump the water out. They had to get creative as they were visited by some curious muskrats who decided to nibble through the siphon pipes. The holes created by the muskrats slowed down the drawdown. Today, Busby worked on switching over to a more rigid material siphon pipe that will hopefully not be chew through as easily.

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Busby started stockpiling materials for the port-a-dam. The A-frame beams and membrane bundles will be installed next week starting Monday. Divers will be used to place sandbags to hold the framing in place. Once the port-a-dam has been installed, Busby will start pumping the water out of the construction area.

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May 29, 2018

The siphon pipes to start the lake draw down are being installed. 

The remainder of the week Busby will be organizing material and delivering by-pass piping, sand bags, demarcation fencing, silt fencing and equipment etc. to the site. The crew will most likely start installing some of the orange fencing along Mountain Base Road to secure the area.

PortaDam is scheduled to deliver temporary coffer dam supplies to the site on Friday (6/1) at which time Busby crew will unload the supplies and stage them on the dam for installation next week.


May 24, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our Neighborhood Meeting on May 14th. 

Busby Construction will begin the 1-foot drawdown of the lake on Tuesday, May 29th. The drawdown will take approximately 4-6 days.  

Throughout the duration of the project DPW will post updates here and on our facebook page. If you would like project updates emailed to you directly, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be added to the list. 

If you have any questions, please call our office at 497-3617. 



Uncanoonuc Lake Dam

April 23, 2018

The Department of Public Works is moving forward with plans to reconstruct the Uncanoonuc Lake Dam. Busby Construction Co. will be reconstructing the dam and Stantec will perform inspections throughout the construction. The work involved includes installation of a cofferdam system, drawing down of the lake by 1 foot, excavation of the existing concrete core, installation of a new headwall and filter material, installation of the riser, construction of the new embankment, and restoration of site surfaces.

The following is the scheduled date, time and location of the informational meeting.

            Date:    Monday – May 14, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.

            Place:   Uncanoonuc Lake Dam (next to 118 Mountain Base Road)

The public is invited to attend, ask questions and comment. Plans for this project will be available for your viewing at the Department of Public Works, 404 Elm Street.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 497-3617. If you would like to be added to the project update email list, send me a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to view the Construction Plans. 

2017 Sewer Replacement Project.
The Goffstown Sewer Commission will be doing point repairs on the sewer system in the areas of Heald St., Warren Ave, Eden St. and Moreau St. Project plans can be found linked below.
Any Questions please contact Michael Yergeau at (603) 497-3617 Ext. 240

The Stinson Road Reclamation Project Phase 2 from Pattee Hill Road to #76 Stinson Road will begin within the next few weeks. Work will include new drainage, tree cutting, grading and paving. The road will remain open to all local residents but may be closed to thru traffic at time. Work may start and stop based on the weather during this winter construction season. DPW crews will be focusing on snow clearing operations during and after each storm. The road will be finished and paved this spring. 

Project updates and photos will  be added to this web page and on the Goffstown DPW Facebook page. 

If you have any project questions please contact Eric Gustafson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (603) 497-3617 ext.227.

If you would like to be added to a project email list and receive project updates please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting to be added to the list. 



Click Here for Project Plans

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The Goffstown Village Rebuild Project will include the reconstruction of Main and North Mast from Mountain Road to Westlawn Cemetery at Church Street. Within this area are the two previously designed and approved Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality CMAQ Intersection Improvement Projects at Mountain/Pleasant and Elm/High.

The scope of work for this project is complete road reconstruction including new sidewalks with ADA accessibility, bumpouts to shorten pedestrian crossings and define the travel lane, curbing, drainage, water main, some sewer repairs, paving, striping, several pole relocations and landscaping. On Main Street there will be additional aesthetic items such as signage, street lighting and some seating areas installed as budget allows.

The goals of this project are to:

(1) Help make the Village a destination

(2) Build upon existing Main Street character

(3) Increase opportunities for shopping, dining

(4) Improve safety and accessibility

(5) Increase Village parking network

Project Limits

The entire project will be constructed using Town forces and subcontractors as needed. Construction will be broken into three phases:






CMAQ Intersection at Pleasant St/Mountain Rd




Main Street & CMAQ Intersection at Elm/High



North Mast Road (Summer St to Westlawn Cemetery)


**Please note that the schedule is weather dependent and may change.




Interactive “story map” (click here)



If you were not able to find an answer to your question or concern in the FAQs (above), please feel free to contact us at any time.

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12/18/18 - Well this year mother nature was not kind to those of us in the construction industry.  In between all the rain and bad weather DPW was able to get North Mast Road substantially complete.  Over the last few weeks, one fully connected sidewalk was base coated from Summer Street to Autumn Street and some of the yard transitions were roughed in.  There are a few items that remain and will need to be completed next spring, such as:

  • North side sidewalk – remove old and build new
  • Loam and seed, blending into yards
  • Bench installation
  • Striping – parallel parking lines, cross walks and sharrows for bicycles
  • Cleanup and punchlist items
  • Street trees (38 cherry trees to be installed by Faulkners Landscape)
  • Paving – base coat north side sidewalk, top coat all sidewalks, driveway aprons and North Mast Street (subcontractor)
  • Annual center and fog lines (subcontractor)

Thank you again for everyone’s patience during construction.  We hope to be here only a short time in the spring to wrap up the project.  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season with their friends and family.  Take care and talk to you next year.

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11/8/18 - Just a quick update to let everyone know that the sidewalk on the south side of North Mast has been graded and will be paved tomorrow (weather dependent) along with the front of the curb on both sides of the street.

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10/22/18 - Base paving was completed on North Mast last week.  As a reminder paving limits will be 18 inches short of the full lane width on BOTH sides of the road due to the space needed for proper curbing installation.  After curbing is installed and back-filled with concrete, the 18 inch space will be paved in.  Temporary driveway transitions have been made until sidewalks are prepped and base paved at which time driveways will be done as well.  Existing sidewalk on the south side of North Mast will be removed first by DPW.  Grade stakes will be set and then new crushed gravel installed for a sidewalk base.  A subcontractor is lined up this week to raise structures to grade tomorrow.  Granite curbing has been pushed out a week by our subcontractor to next week (Oct 29th).  DPW will continue to coordinate with subcontractors and try and line up work.  Please continue to drive safely through the work zone until we complete this project.

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10/17/18 - DPW is completing all cuts and fills today and Continental is fine grading the road in preparation for paving tomorrow.  As you know paving is always weather dependent but currently there is no rain in the forecast so that is good news.  This morning North Mast was down to one lane northbound traffic and now both lanes are detoured.  Southbound traffic is still rerouted to Church St and northbound traffic is rerouted to Summer St/First Av/Autumn St.  This will allow Continental to get the final grading completed.  Sorry for the very short notice on a full detour. 

Paving limits will be 18 inches short of the full width on BOTH sides of the road due to the space needed for proper curbing installation scheduled for next week.  After curbing is installed and backfilled with concrete, the 18 inch space will be paved in.  Temporary driveway transitions will be made until sidewalks are prepped and base paved at which time driveways will be done as well.  

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10/11/18 - As you can all clearly see, it’s been raining hard all day.  This has caused a delay in our grading and paving plans for North Mast so we are working on rescheduling with our paving contractor.  Once I have a date, I will let all of you know.  In the meantime, the rain will cause potholes and ruts overnight in the gravel base.  We have Continental scheduled to touch up (regrade) the road in the morning after it stops raining to get us through the weekend until DPW comes back next week and performs the needed cuts and fills for final grades in preparation for paving.  Please note that while completing drainage and getting base pavement down is a huge milestone, there will be many steps after base paving:

  • Removing old sidewalks (DPW)

  • Raising structures to grade (subcontractor)

  • Installing granite curb (currently scheduled with subcontractor – Tri State Curb for 10/22)

  • Back up all granite curb with concrete (DPW – same day as above)

  • Pave in front of curbs (DPW)

  • Installing gravel for new sidewalks (DPW)

  • Shaping any side slopes into yards (DPW)

  • Paving sidewalks and driveway tie-ins (subcontractor - Continental)

  • Concrete tip downs with ADA panels (subcontractor – JCB Colby)

  • Loaming all disturbed areas (DPW)

  • Installing signage (DPW)

  • Landscaping (subcontractor)

  • Striping (subcontractor)

  • Punchlist (DPW)

  • Top coat of asphalt (subcontractor Continental – 2019, always done after one winter season) includes raising structures again. 

We are coordinating with all needed subcontractors since all of these steps happen close together and some can overlap.  Please continue to drive safely through the workzone until we complete this project.  As always, thank you for your patience and feel free to contact us with any questions.  Have a great Pumpkin Regatta weekend.

9/24/18 - Progress on North Mast Road is going very well.  The main drainage run is installed, approximately 2,000 LF of 12-24” pipe at depths ranging from 4 to 9 feet.  DPW crews started the eight drainage crossings.  Three are done and work will continue on these this week.  DPW is working with Continental to schedule the upcoming reclamation (grinding) of North Mast Road.  Once we have a date, I will let everyone know.  After the road is reclaimed, DPW can complete any gravel cuts and fills and get the road graded for paving.  After that will be curbing and sidewalks.  Thank you all for your continued patience as we work to complete this 3rd phase of the Village Rebuild Project.  

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I never thought you’d ask.  It’s a shared lane marking also known as a “sharrow” which is used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles.  That means bicyclists CAN and SHOULD be riding down the same travel lane as VEHICLES in order to avoid the “door zone” of parked cars.  There are many safety benefits to incorporating these lane markings into Goffstown Village Rebuild Project.  These have been installed under the recommended guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  See below to learn more. 

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  1. Assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in a shared lane with on-street parallel parking in order to reduce the chance of a bicyclist's impacting the open door of a parked vehicle,

  2. Encourages bicyclists to position themselves safely in lanes too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to comfortably travel side by side within the same traffic lane.

  3. Alerts motor vehicle drivers to the potential presence of bicyclists.

  4. Alerts road users of the lateral position bicyclists are likely to occupy within the travel lane.

  5. Advertises the presence of bikeway routes to all users.

  6. Provides a wayfinding element along bike routes.

  7. Encourages safe passing by motorists.

  8. Requires no additional street space.

  9. Reduces the incidence of sidewalk riding.

  10. Reduces the incidence of wrong-way bicycling.

8/27/18 - DPW has been busy on North Mast Road installing drainage and is up to Clinton Street so far with the main drain run.  We have been able to maintain one way alternating traffic most times during the day with minimal closures.

Our cobble subcontractor finished up the bump out areas on Main Street and the line striping company also completed yellow center lines.  Line striping company is scheduled to be back next week to finish white fog lines.  Our DPW striping crew did the SAU parking lot lines today and has finished all crosswalks and stop bars as well.  Tomorrow they will be painting the on-street parking lines and Town Hall Common parking lot lines.  Please expect some temporary loss of parking spaces while this work is completed.  Next week the paint crew will install the shared bike symbols.

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8/2/18 - Just heard from the cobble subcontractor who will be in Town tomorrow and next week working on installing cobbles in the medians and bumpouts.  DPW will start prepping these areas this afternoon as well.  Also the new lampposts have been on the last few days on the north side of the bridge.  We tested this side out first since there were more lights on that stretch.  East Coast Signal will hopefully be here next week to get the lampposts on the south side of the bridge energized.  

8/1/18 - Last week DPW prepped the ADA ramp areas for our subcontractor who came in Friday to install them.  No date on when our subcontractor will be back to do the cobbles in the bumpouts and islands yet.  DPW is painting crosswalks this week and will then move onto parking lines both on-street and in the parking lots.  Lane striping company will be in Town starting next Monday to do Town wide centerline striping which will include Phases 1 and 2 of the Village Project as well.  The shared bike symbols will be done after the center line striping is completed.  Large green directional signs are being installed in both the Elm/High/Main and Pleasant/Mountain/Main intersections.  SAU parking lot will be paved tomorrow.

Drainage structures have been ordered for Phase 3 and a crew will be mobilizing over there next week.  DPW will keep two lanes of traffic open as much as possible but delays should be expected and occasional detours over to Church Street may be needed to accommodate the work zone. 

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7/24/18 - Thanks to everyone who stopped by the DPW Booth at Old Home Day this weekend to share some positive feedback on how things are looking.  In addition to getting the road paved last week, we were able to do complete numerous punchlist and cleanup items, get all benches and barrels out and finish brick areas.

Remaining work for Phase 1 and 2  to be completed this week and next includes:

  • Subcontractor to finish cobbles in mountable medians and ADA ramps

  • Subcontractor to connect the control/power box to the light circuits

  • Subcontractor to make permanent electrical hookups for fountain

  • DPW to install large green directional signs as approved by NHDOT at Rt. 114/ Rt. 13 intersections

All striping work is recommended a MINIMUM of 2 weeks after paving therefore this work is scheduled the week of August 7th:

  • Subcontractor to install striping center lines

  • DPW to stripe crosswalks, bike sharrows and parking lines

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7/19/18 - Yesterday the paving crew was rained out in the early afternoon and today started with a paving plant breakdown, but Contnental was still able to make good progress in the last day and half.  Drive-way and roadway tie-ins were completed on North Mast Road and the entire west side of Main Street, plus Flanders Court. 

Tomorrow the current plan (always subject to change) is to start at the TD bank entrances first, 7 Main Street (Laundromat parking lot), School Street, Factory Street and hopefully East and West Union Street.  That leaves Carr Court and the SAU parking lot.  Unless Continental is able to send a second paver, these may not get done this week, as Continental does not have a paving crew available on Friday.  I will give another update either the end of this week or on Monday once I know what next week’s schedule and weather is (specifically for the cobble and ADA ramp work by our subcontractor that remains).


7/13/18 - It’s been a busy week on Main Street with preparations for paving in the works.  Numerous crews were on site this week including DPW, our subcontractors installing curbing, raising frames and grates, utility crews at the Church Street intersection, and Continental milling all joints and edges at sidewalks and driveways. 

Next week Continental Paving will be putting the final top coat on the road from Main St/Mountain Road to N. Mast/Summer Street.  There will be close to a dozen flaggers on hand, most of them who work for Continental and a few hired flaggers to help direct traffic.  The current plan, which is always subject to change and weather dependent, is to pave from Summer Street toward the Village and then up to Mountain Road with two paving crews.  Rt. 114 southbound will remain open for morning commuter traffic.  On-street parking will be paved at the same time as the road.

There will be numerous detours utilizing side roads in the Village and also Rt. 13 to Parker Road.  The detours will shift in location as needed in an effort to keep traffic moving and businesses accessible, while allowing proper paving operations.  Paving will continue Tuesday AM on Main Street from Monday’s end point.  Most driveways will be done on Wednesday with Continentals hand crew.   

There’s no two ways about it, things will be hectic and everyone should be prepared for delays.  Please  allow extra time for travel through the work zone or seek alternate routes on Monday and Tuesday.  We will do our best to keep traffic flowing.  Thank you in advance for your support and patience. 

7/3/18- DPW crews worked on punchlist items last week, such as installing street signs and prepping for finish paving of sidewalk areas. Landscape crews were onsite installing the new street trees and garden areas for everyone to enjoy. Some of the new benches were also installed for everyone us use to sit and enjoy the sunny weather.

Crews will be on site starting Friday, July 6th to install the mountable cobble islands at the Elm Street at Main Street Intersection / High Street (Rte. 13) at Main Street Intersection. The mountable curbing will be set and backed with concrete on Friday and cobbles installed the following week. The curbing must be protected from all traffic as the concrete sets, so the Town will be posting a truck detour starting 7/6/18. All passenger vehicle traffic will be accommodated through the work zone, although extra caution should be used due to temporary limited movement areas and delays should be expected. An interactive truck detour map can be found at and is posted on the projects website at where additional information can also be found.

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6/25/18 - Last week DPW worked with Pawjer Earth Products to get the new Town Common fountain installed and substantially complete.  There is some brick and electrical work left but the fountain is now functional.  If you haven’t seen it yet, please stop by and check it out!  We have also finished installing the new decorative street lights.  I have been hearing alot of positive comments about the lights and fountain already which is great!  Over the next two weeks, the sidewalks will be paved with top coat, landscape areas prepped with loam, new landscaping installed and the matching black metal benches and barrels as well.  In between major work items will be misc punchlist items. 

To help try and answer some recent questions, the approved plans do call for three (3), 1.5” high mountable cobble medians to improve traffic calming at the High/Elm/Main/North Mast intersection.  We realize that there is significant truck traffic here and that these areas need to be accessible by large trucks.  The curbing on these islands will also be beveled.  We are still waiting on dates for curbing and cobble install.  This work will require a temporary truck detour for the concrete to set and the cobbles to be installed.  A formal traffic alert and public notice will go out in advance of the work. 

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6/18/18 - Two crews were on Main Street last week working on both the Town Common fountain sculpture and the decorative street lighting. The old fountain concrete tanks were exposed, cleaned out and new pumps installed. A new water line was run to the fountain location and the re purposed granite curbing was installed around the future side of the fountain sculpture. All wires up to Church Street have been pulled and several of the decorative lights were installed last week as well. Work will continue in both of these areas this week. 

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6/11/18 - DPW will be mobilizing to Main Street tomorrow, Tuesday to start working on the punchlist of items for Phase 1 and 2 of the Village Rebuild Project.  Some of the activity you will see this week includes:

  • cutting and trimming for curb median installation at the Elm /High/Main intersection

  • installation of the new water feature at the Town Common

  • conduit/pull box work for the streetlights

  • street light bases and poles

  • East Coast Signal to swap over temp to permanent power to the fire light.

DPW will try and stay off the road and allow two way traffic as much as possible but may need to swap to alternating one way as necessary.  Please expect delays over the next few weeks as we work to finish all punchlist items and install the final layer of pavement on the sidewalks and road.   

5/1/18 - As you might have noticed, DPW was able to get all drainage installed on Flanders Court last week.  We are waiting on a base pave date for Flanders from our paving contractor.  Once we have that we will be able to fine grade the road and the portion of School Street as well.  A few of our staff were prepping subbase for brick work between Town Hall and Blue Moose.  Temporary lines were painted for crosswalks today.  After the final paving coat is installed later this year, we will then paint the standard cross walks.  We are still busy around Town working on winter maintenance shoulder repairs and spring overlay projects.  Once we are freed up from those, we will be able to mobilize downtown with more of a crew and get going on our punchlist which includes the much awaited street lights, benches and landscaping. 

4/9/18 - Thanks to everyone who showed up last week for the Neighborhood Meeting on Phase 3 of the Village Rebuild Project.  We had a good turnout and met a few of the residents from the area.  As you may have noticed, several large trees were cut down last week on North Mast.  There will still be some more tree cutting and pruning of branches in advance of the work. 

Continental is scheduled to be in Town tomorrow, Tuesday, to reclaim (grind) the pavement on Stinson, West Side Ave and Flanders Court.  You may see a few DPW workers pulling wires and installing street lights this week or next.  In the coming weeks we will have a crew to mobilize to Flanders Court to start drainage.  Right now the current focus will be spring maintenance work, such as fixing potholes, plow shoulder damage and sweeping that needs to be addressed first. 

3/16/18 - DPW is ready to jump back on the Village rebuild project as soon as the winter weather clears up. The plan at this time is to start back on Main St. and install the lamp posts, streetscape items, final paving, road markings and signs. DPW will also be moving forward with Phase 3 of the Village Rebuild Project. The plan is to reclaim North Mast Road between Summer Street and Church Street.  Work involved will include cutting of trees, installation of drainage, reclamation of existing pavement, base paving of the road, reconstructing the sidewalks and creating new on-street parking areas. There is a public informational meeting scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m at the Goffstown Town Hall, Room 106. More information will be provided at that time and the public will be able to view the plans and ask questions. 

12/11/17 - Last week DPW opened North Mast back up to two way traffic.  We finished prepping sidewalks and driveways and Continental came and based paved them in.  Temporary transitions were made until top coat can be installed next year.  We started installing signs and did some general site cleanup just in time for snow.  A few small few small sections of curbing were also installed, along with some brick work next to Town Hall and the Blue Moose.  Today Pawjer Earth Products installed a stone sculpture next to Town Hall as well.

As time and weather allows, DPW will continue with installation of signs and pedestrian level street lighting, which we are still awaiting delivery of.  DPW will return next season to complete the final touches on Main Street and start North Mast Road construction.  The patience of all residents and businesses during the 2017 construction season was greatly appreciated.  We look forward to completing this project next year and adding all the final touches such as streetscape and landscape which will help enhance the great character Goffstown’s Village already has. 

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12/1/17 - Last week DPW prepped all driveways and had Continental pave them at week’s end.  We also worked with the curbing subcontractor to have them install curbing for all sidewalks and some of the curb extensions as well on Main St.  Parking spaces were striped and Eversource was also back on-site working on wire transfers.  Pawjer Earth Products installed the granite foundation/frame (with pieces of curbing that were removed from the project) between Town Hall and The Blue Moose.  The rock sculpture that will be installed in this location has been made from a boulder that was unearthed during excavation right in the same area.

DPW will be prepping sidewalks with crushed gravel this week as Continental is scheduled toward the end of the week.  We also plan to install some of the signage within the project zone.  The road has been reopened to full two way traffic with the removal of the detour sign at the far end of Church St near the cemetery.  The construction on Main and North Mast (besides utility pole/electrical) is dwindling down and we hope to be working on cleanup and punchlist items next week after all sidewalks are installed and paved.  It’s possible some of our crew will continue with smaller type off-street items like brick and streetscape installation as weather allows.         

11/27/17 - With a short week last week, and many people on vacation, our crew focused on prepping driveways and raising structures in the newly paved section.  This week, DPW will finish with all driveway prep so that Continental can come in (tentatively Wed or Friday) to pave in those driveways.  The curbing contractor is also scheduled for Wed or Thurs this week.  Once curbing is completed DPW can start prepping the gravel subbase for sidewalks.  We will also start installing the new street signage for Phases 1 and 2.

11/20/17 -  Last week Continental Paving worked with DPW to reclaim, grade and base pave the last section of Main Street and a portion of North Mast Street (to Summer St).  Curbing and sidewalks continued to be removed as well.  Temporary driveway transitions were made, some of which will be prepped out and base paved in this week.  Any driveways that are not done this week should be completed next week.  This week DPW will be raising catch basin structures to grade, removing any remaining sidewalks and will install new signage toward the end of the week.  


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11/13/17 - Last week DPW crews finished all drainage installation and started removing curb and sidewalks between Elm St and Summer Street on Main/N. Mast.  Offsets were installed for centerline and structures (so they can be raised to grade after base course of pavement).  Continental began reclaiming and rough grading this morning.  Tomorrow will be fine grading then paving.


11/6/17 - Last week two crews worked on drainage installation along North Mast Street.  Unfortunately we ran into ledge which required assistance from NH Rock Reduction to hammer through it so we could continue on.  DPW also had to have a utility pole held at the corner of Summer and North Mast Street which was alongside one of our drainage trenches. 

This week crews plan to finish up all drainage installation in Phase 2 and then begin removing sidewalk and curbing.  Next week Continental is tentatively scheduled to reclaim and pave this section of road as well.  Several driveways on Main Street will be prepped, and paved this week, possibly starting today.  Due to the recent storm, all utility companies are behind schedule and I am awaiting an update from them.  I will be sending a separate email out shortly about window washing which will require a response from all interested parties.          

10/23/17 - Last week DPW crews installed the majority of precast light pole bases.  There is one light pole base and pull box that needs to be installed near the Church/Main intersection where Eversource has been working.  All conduits are connected to light pole bases and ready to pull wires.  Brick work around the newly installed light pole bases in front of town hall is nearly complete.  The benches, barrels and lights have been ordered and we are awaiting delivery.

Several ADA panels were prepped by DPW and then formed and poured by our concrete subcontractor.  More are expected to be installed this week.   Hydroseeding was supposed to happen last week, but subcontractor ran into some issues, so that is scheduled for today.

This week DPW will work on punchlist items, paint lines (stop bars and parking spaces), prep remaining driveways for paving and ADA panels for concrete work.  Drainage structures have arrived for Elm Street and North Mast (between High and Summer).  Trenches will most likely be temp paved in for this section in case weather turns.  Also expect utility companies to continue with pole sets and wire transfers.

10/15/17 - Hope everyone had a great Pumpkin Regatta weekend!  It was another all hands on deck kind of week. DPW was busy trying to get all the sidewalks back together and the Village cleaned up for the big regatta weekend!  Crews prepped sidewalks, relayed the brick walkway in rotary park, loamed bump out areas, installed sod in the park, swept, painted crosswalks (and the SAU parking lot), removed most barrels and cones and other general cleanup.  Continental Paving was on site to pave all sidewalks with base course and some received top coat as well.  The striping contractor was also in town to stripe the Pleasant/Main intersection and also the center line down Main Street. If you were downtown, then you may have seen a few of the temporary transitions in place until work is finalized, such as stone or pavement being used in low or transition areas.

It's nice to see it all coming together! Huge thank you to our DPW crew for getting Main Street cleaned up and open for pumpkin weekend!  In the coming weeks DPW will be working on streetscape items such as installing precast light bases for future ped lights, brick seating areas, signage and benches.  Parking spaces also need to be striped.  We will also start drainage install in the last part of Phase 2 from Elm to Summer Street as soon as they are ready.  Hoping to see the utility companies this week making more progress on wire transfers.  


10/2/17 - Last week crews continued removing sidewalks and pulling granite curbing.  This included saw cutting in front of the Smith Building by the bridge and removing brick from Town Hall, Town Common and Depot St areas.  Temporary walkways were constructed as needed.  An additional drainage structure and pipe was installed at School Street and conduit under sidewalks.  Crosswalks were painted in CMAQ section plus areas around school zones.  Lastly sewer manholes covers in Carr Court and in front of the Trestle were raised and ADA panels were poured.  

This week curbing installation on Main Street will begin.  In response to the concerns raised at a recent Goffstown Select Board meeting, we have decided to pull back the curb line one more foot on each side of the road at the curb extension (bump out) locations, creating 13 foot lanes.  Also the curb reveal will be reduced to 4 inches at all curb extensions as well.  Other work planned for this week is the small run of conduit near 4 Main St to the existing control box location, and prep of sidewalks behind curb installation, including light pole bases.  Also hoping to see the paving contractor back in Town soon to pave remaining sidewalks in Phase 1 (no firm date yet from them).  


9/24/17 - Phase 1 is coming together nicely with the upper islands prepped for cobbles, sidewalk and ADA ramps.  They were also loamed and hydroseeded.  Fairpoint made it out to move all their wires off the poles and FINALLY pulled out the old poles which we have all been anxiously awaiting!  Once the last area of truck apron is completed with cobbles (tentatively scheduled for this week), all trucks will be able to use the full truck apron areas. 

In Phase 2 all catch basins were raised to grade for drainage and some of the brick areas were picked up and stacked on pallets for reuse in some of the proposed brick seating areas.  The old granite curbing was also removed and put aside for reuse on the stone and fountain focal points for Main St.  Much of this granite curbing had a bermaco conduit directly behind it which required very careful and tedious removal in order not to break the conduit.  Bermaco is an old “paper like” pipe of wood fiber and bitumen/tar.  It’s very brittle and therefore can break easily.  Lastly, Fairpoint and Eversource were both on site in Phase 2 last week starting to set poles and transfer wires.  Hopefully we will see them back this week as they continue to make progress.    

This week crews will be focusing on removal of sidewalks in preparation for curbing installation next week.

9/17/17 - We reached a huge milestone last week by getting Main Street reclaimed, graded and base paved.  At the beginning of the week crews installed the last two drainage structures just off Main Street and lowered sewer manholes in preparation for reclamation of the road on Tuesday.  Offset staking of all new centerline and curb extensions was done during grading to help with pave layout.  After paving, DPW raised a few drainage structures so that runoff had a place to go temporarily until all structures are raised to grade.  Temporary transitions were made at ADA ramps and curb extensions as well.  

Our curbing subcontractor was also in town completing granite curb at the Phase 1 Pleasant/Main/Mountain intersection.  DPW backed up the curbing with concrete both days and will now be able to finish prepping sidewalks in this section for paving.  We were also able to pave the front of the center truck apron.  Crews will be starting to remove existing sidewalks next week on Main Street and installing the remaining conduit for future pedestrian level street lighting.  Fairpoint will be on site as well next week installing the new utility poles on the west side of Main Street.

The plan will be to leave the detour in place with the one way northbound lane open.  We will try to reopen two way traffic to Church St off Main Street to help with flow and access to 4 Main, the Church and laundromat.  Please remember that the pavement is 12-18" short on each side of the road to allow for proper curbing installation.  After curbing is installed, there will be two 12 foot lanes along with parallel parking.  


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9/11/17- As some of you are aware, last week DPW delayed our start time from 7am until after 8:30 in coordination with the Goffstown Police Department and the Superintendent of Schools for SAU 19.  This was done on Tuesday to help with the first day of school and on Wednesday crews were not on site due to the heavy rains.  On Thursday DPW was on the road at 7am with the same Church Street detour in effect, which will be the case this entire week as well.       

By utilizing the southbound detour last week, crews were able to get 820 feet of conduit in for the future pedestrian level lighting.  The conduit under the sidewalks has not been completed as we are trying to keep the sidewalks together as long as possible to help reduce disruption to businesses and pedestrians.  Utility companies were on-site at the Pleasant/Main intersection relocating some of the wires and are expected back again this week to continue with that work. 

Today DPW will be installing two small side drainage connections (between 20 and 24 Main St and at the 4 Main St parking lot).  Limited access to 4 Main parking lot will be available if needed.  If possible, please use the municipal parking lot across the street so that DPW can complete the drainage installation and fully reopen the parking lot as soon as possible.  We will also be working on layout and getting ready for pavement reclamation scheduled for tomorrow, which is when the road will be ground up to make the new subbase.  After the road is reclaimed, DPW will be staking out the new grades and rough grading the road.  Our paving contractor will then come in and fine grade the road and pave by the end of the week.  Please remember that when we pave initially it will be 12-18 inches short on each side of the road to accommodate proper curb installation.

If the paving schedule changes, I will send out another update midweek.  Thank you and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

9/4/17 - Last week the crews were able to finish all the drainage on Main Street between the bridge and Elm Street with the exception of three small side tie in connections.  Crews installed just under 200 LF of 12” pipe.  Several of these crossings were snaked between a large existing concrete conduit bank and the water main very carefully.  Six (6) new catch basins were installed, three (3) old structures were removed and another 100 LF of clay pipe was also removed.  Any existing drainage that was not removed was capped and trenches were swept and prepped with calcium and water for the weekend to help with dust control.  The cobble truck apron was installed last week as well and looks great.    

As everyone knows, school starts tomorrow morning in Goffstown.  After further discussions with the Police Department, DPW has agreed to delay construction work until after 8:30am when school traffic has subsided on Tuesday and Wednesday only.  The Church Street detour will start after this time and be in effect for the remainder of the day while DPW crews are on Main St.  On Thursday commuters and school drop-off vehicles should allow additional time as crews will be starting at approximately 7am with the Church Street Detour in use.  DPW will be finishing the three small drainage connections, at Sawyers, the alleyway between 20 & 24 Main St and one at the 4 Main St Parking lot.  Either Jeff or Mike will be in touch with businesses impacted by this work. Crews will also be installing conduit pedestrian level street lighting, miscellaneous drainage items (three side connections) as well as any trench maintenance prior to reclamation and paving currently scheduled for the week of Sept 11th.

Some updates from other subcontractor/utility work at the Pleasant Street intersection:  Fiber has completed their transfers off the utility poles and Comcast is scheduled for wire transfers on Tuesday.  Curbing subcontractors will be back the week of Sept 11th to finish curbing in this area as well and then DPW can prep those sidewalks for paving and finish loaming and seeding. 

8/27/17 - Last week our drainage crew was able to finish the main line of drainage and started on the crossings, which are the pipe and structures that cross over to the west side of Main Street to collect stormwater runoff.  A total of 244 linear feet of pipe and 4 structures were installed.  We did encounter several very large boulders last week which all needed to be removed from the trench for proper installation. 

Our other crew was at the Pleasant St intersection prepping for new sidewalks where curbing has been installed.  Some of the utility companies did not show up for moving of wires so we are hoping to see them this week.  Wire transfers is a very slow process unfortunately, but we are maintaining communication with each company and have expressed the importance of getting these wires transferred and poles moved at the intersection due to the new design and truck apron that needs to be constructed. 

We are hoping to see the cobble subcontractor who will start on the truck apron installation.  We do not expect to see the curbing contractor back until next week most likely.  Our drainage crew will continue with drainage crossings as well.  Lastly, if you have newly hydroseeded loamed areas, any watering that you are able to do will greatly help the establishment of grass roots.  We will be working with the Goffstown PD to determine a traffic pattern as school begins as we understand the alternating one way traffic will not work once traffic volumes increase.  



8/20/17 - Last week our drainage crew made some good progress on Main Street with 228 feet of drain pipe and 5 new drainage structures in Phase 2.  We did uncover some VERY large boulders during our digging which we were anticipating after hearing and seeing them during the water department’s construction.  Those definitely slow progress down but luckily we were able to get them out of our way and back on track.        

Our Phase 1 crew was dispatched to College Road to get the punch list items done while Continental Paving was on-site paving sidewalks, driveways and other miscellaneous areas.  Areas of Phase 1 that were ready and the top of Phase 2 from the bridge to East/West Union were loamed and hydro-seeded.  A truck detour sign package was also installed in anticipation of the center island curbing installation.

Curbing company returned to install the center island, which will become a mountable cobble truck apron, curbing on the Pleasant Street leg and part of Carr Court. Our crew once again returned to College Road to give them room.  While waiting for curb mix to arrive, the crew cleared trees at staging yard as part of our agreement with owners.  The day after curb installation, DPW continued with sidewalk prep, loaming and seeding, and clean up of the inner circle.

Additional wire transfers on the utility poles are scheduled for next week.  Drainage installation will continue on the main line and then the crew will start the drainage crossings on Main Street.  Cleanup of the Pleasant Street intersection will continue as well with sidewalk prep and loam/seed.  We will also await the return of our curbing contractor who will finish the median islands and Carr Court along with the concrete contractor who will be installing cobbles on the center truck apron (dates TBD).  Thank you for your continued patience during construction.

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8/13/17 - Last week on Phase 1 crews were prepping and paving sidewalks, and loaming and seeding behind sidewalks. Curbing subcontractors are scheduled for Tuesday this week and will work on the Pleasant Street islands and the center truck apron, so that cobble installation can begin.  We may need to issue a formal truck detour this week while the truck apron is constructed.    

Eversource has completed wire transfers on the poles in Phase 1 and now the fire alarm is up for transfer.  Unfortunately this is a very slow process and the lower utility wires cannot be transferred until the utility above them is 100% transferred.  We have also been trying to get poles set by Fairpoint in Phase 2 for weeks but they are extremely busy.  Hoping to meet with their construction manager next week. 

Phase 2 is well under way now with another 180 feet of 18 inch pipe installed and 5 new drainage structures. We have also been removing the old drain line and structures as we go along and tying in the existing system every night in case of rain.  We maintained two way traffic flow on Main Street when feasible by temporarily restricting parking only in the work zone.  There are large blue public parking lot signs to help customers find additional parking during construction.

8/7/17 - Last week DPW removed the temporary sidewalk at Howe’s Pharmacy and finished prepping the sidewalks from the bridge to East/West Union.  All precast concrete bases for future pedestrian level street lighting were installed and connected to the previously installed conduit in this stretch.  DPW then saw cut, removed asphalt and prepped portions of parking lots that were disturbed due to the construction and utility installation. 

Continental, our paving subcontractor, arrived on Thursday to grade and pave these areas.  The face of the curb on the hill was cleaned out and then based paved in as well.  Other misc items last week was a utility pull box in front of State Farm had to be hand built and a metal cover mudded on.  Existing signage was reinstalled on East Union and the Pleasant St island for now until new signs are ordered and installed.  DPW also began prepping sidewalks in the upper Pleasant/Main intersection.

7/30/17 - Last week DPW started to prep for sidewalks and install the precast bases for the street lighting.  This work will continue next week as we hope to be ready for pavement on sidewalks south of the bridge by the end of the week.  Our subcontractor arrived to complete several concrete ADA ramps on Friday and will be back to continue with those next week as well. 

The other crew was at College Road loaming the back of sidewalks and then mobilized on Mill Street to start drainage.  An 18 inch outfall was replaced with a new headwall, large rock and class B stone at the outlet.  Erosion control was added at the outfall as well.  Drainage work will continue on Mill Street toward Main Street next week. 

We intend to open up the other “Alternate Commuter Route” next week once our drainage crew is on Main Street north of the bridge.  This route will be signed on Parker Road to Rt 13 in New Boston to help with thru commuter traffic in the AM/PM.  I will send out an updated traffic map with the two alternate routes highlighted for those interested in utilizing them.  As we proceed down Main Street we intend to leave one lane of traffic open with one lane of parking and to detour to opposite off-peak lane down side streets as feasible.  This is subject to change once we see how it is working.


7/22/17 - This week our crew subgraded the inner circle at the Pleasant and Main intersection for cobble truck apron, grubbed the Carr Court island, removed the rest of the old sidewalks, raised structures along with other miscellaneous preparations prior to curbing contractors arrival.  Additional subgrading was also needed at the island locations due to some adjustments that were made to accommodate a U-turn movement by very large tractor trailers at the new intersection.

On Thursday curbing contractors arrived and installed curbing from the bridge to East Union St.  DPW was there to back up the curbing with concrete once installed and also created a temporary walkway in front of Howe's Pharmacy.  The work zone was swept on Thursday and then all of Main St was done by the street sweeper early Friday morning after the Goffstown Village Water Precinct completed their temporary paving and before the event this Sunday in town.

While we were in a holding pattern awaiting the curbing contractor, we dispatched crews to other locations in town - loaming behind the freshly paved sidewalk and driveway prep on College Road, replaced a catch basin on Knollcrest with a paved swale, started crosswalk painting in Pinardville, and had the mill and fill crew also take care of pot holes in several locations.

Next week DPW will start sidewalk construction in the curbed areas.  If lamp bases are delivered, installation of those may also begin to include connecting conduit.  

7/17/17 - I’m sure the paving this week brought mixed feelings.  Most people happy (I hope), and some not so much.  First of all, please understand that the pavement limits are narrower than the final pavement limits will be.  All travel lanes were paved 2 feet short on EACH side to accommodate curbing installation which will occur next week.  DPW will be raising frames and grates and prepping for curbing install which is scheduled for Thursday currently.  Also once proposed striping, signage and crosswalks are installed at a future date, this will help identify travel lanes and pedestrian ways clearly for all users.


7/10/17 - Crews were on site Sunday morning tuning up Main Street after the rain events on Saturday. Last week was a short week due to the holiday. We continued to box out Main Street to prep for new intersection grades. Today we will finish that up, fine grade Tuesday and pave Wednesday. Curbing contractor is scheduled for Friday to start laying granite curb so that we can work on building sidewalks.

6/30/17 -  This week our crews were able to box out both a portion of East Union Street and the inbound lane of Main Street (to the Village).  This includes peeling off the newly reclaimed layer, trucking it to the pit, screening it, grubbing out the bank run gravel to reach subgrade and then reinstalling a minimum of 12 inch of reclaim on top of subgrade to achieve proposed grades.  This lane was rough graded and the outbound lane of Main St was also rough graded for now.  Test pits may be needed next week on the outbound lane to determine if that side needs to be peeled off as well or if the proposed cuts are minimal enough that we can simply regrade and still have proper reclaim thickness. 

I’ve been told by Eversource that they are scheduled for next week as well to start moving wires on the Phase 1 poles.  By the end of next week we hope to have the area rough graded at which time the paving subcontractor will be scheduled to fine grade and pave the intersection early the following week.  The curbing subcontractor is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 10th as well to start setting straight runs of curbing which will allow us to rebuild sidewalks. 

Lastly, the Goffstown Village Water Precinct (GVWP) was able to complete the next portion of their water main and services from the bridge to Town Hall. They paved a portion of Main St to help with traffic flow and reduction of potholes.  GVWP will not be working next week but they will be back the week of July 10th to continue down Main St from Town Hall to Elm St.  Any questions related to their work should be directed to 497-3621.  

6/24/17 -  This week our crews removed the remaining old drain pipe and rough graded the section from East/West Union to the bridge.  Our paving contractor came in to reclaim the Pleasant St intersection, pave the SAU lot, fine grade the hill on Main St and then pave from the bridge to East/West Union.  DPW crews had prepped both East/West Union in hopes to get them paved as well, but on East Union there were very large chunks of old asphalt underneath the newly created reclaim which had to be boxed out for proper road construction as we do not want to install pavement on top of large rocks or chunks of reclaim.  Why you might ask?  Well in the winter these pieces can move when the ground freezes and thaws and over time you will see large bumps in the pavement.  So to avoid that we paved to just before East/West Union this week so that we could properly box out the road and install new gravels.  

Crews also raised a few of the drainage structures on Thursday so that the area could collect water through the weekend.  We also found a deteriorated section of sewer manhole that needed to be replaced right near the bridge, so we took care of that as well. Lastly the standard calcium, watering and rolling to help keep dust down and tighten up the reclaim areas.


6/15/17 -  DPW continued with two crews this week.  We started the week with reclaiming the SAU lot and then moved the reclaimer over to Main St late morning.  Unfortunately Continental’s reclaimer broke on Monday and they were not able to finish Main St before rush hour so, it was moved back to the SAU lot to at least get that completed.  On Tuesday Continental came back out and finished reclaiming Main St.   

Also if you hadn’t heard, a wire cause fire between #23 and #25 Main Street and fell off one of those buildings leaving a live wire on Main Street on Monday.  Both Fire Department and PD were called in and Main Street was shut down until Eversource was able to get the wire secured and then the road was able to be reopened.  (Just wanted to make sure everyone knew it wasn’t DPW that shut down Main St.

DPW completed drainage installation at the top of the hill.  There was a conflict between a large existing conduit bank and proposed drainage elevation, so more field changes were done to achieve the necessary drainage on Carr Court. 

The second DPW crew ran into an interesting problem.  As we started to grade the lower area near the bridge we found that the new proposed grades put us too close to the old road (an oiled gravel layer with small and large cobbles).  This meant that we did not have enough good/select materials over this old road, which was buried under the current road by 12-18 inches.  It caused us to do a quick redesign and move a drainage structure (that was already installed) so that we could regrade the road differently without getting too close to this layer.  We felt as though boxing out the road in this area would have been an unnecessary delay and very disruptive in this section.    

DPW started to install conduit today for the future pedestrian level aesthetic lighting, but will need to finish Monday.  While we had hoped to possibly pave on Friday, I think that was a bit aggressive so I apologize for getting everyone excited.  We will be able to finish the conduit and rough grade the area in preparation for paving next week.

Our contractor, Continental is scheduled for Monday to reclaim the upper intersection and also the water main trench from the bridge (north side) to Town Hall for the Goffstown Village Water Precinct.  They will also final grade and pave Main Street from East/West Union to the bridge (if they can fit us in their schedule).

The Goffstown Village Water Precinct will be starting night work again next week.  Notices will be given in advance of any water shutdowns.  For more info please call Lee Minnich at 497-3621.  They expect 3 weeks of work (6/19-6-30), no week of July 4th and then 7/10-7/14).  Expected hours are 8pm – 5am. 

Lastly all DPW trenches were tuned up, compacted, calcium was spread and watered.  Two way traffic was maintained as much as possible (minus the unplanned shutdown of Main Street by PD and periodically down to one lane for reclaimer).  

6/12/17 - This week we were able to mobilize a second crew to the area.  Monday was a rough start due to the rain and extensive trench repair that was needed to get things back in order.  The crew at Phase 1 Pleasant intersection completed 105 feet of 15" drain pipe, installed two (2) drainage structures, removed about 50 feet of abandoned water line that was left behind,  two (2) old drainage structures and 175 feet of old drain line.  A mystery brick structure was also found near the island which had to be partially removed to accommodate a new drain crossing. 

The other crew was on the hill this week tackling the drainage crossings, which while not long in length, require three set ups each to maintain two lanes of traffic.  For example, when working on the west side of Main St (by Putnams) and installing the first stick of pipe, 2 traffic lanes were maintained on east side, then when the crew moved to the middle of the road, there was a travel lane on each side of them, and lastly when they were on the east side (near Howes), 2 traffic lanes were flopped over to the west side of Main St.  Just one example of how a short 20-25 foot crossing can take so long.  This crew also removed old drainage structures and lines between E. Union and Factory St, the old drainage crossing in front of Howe's, and the old diagonal line crossing between Factory Street and the Burns Agency.

Besides that, DPW kept up with the typical trench maintenance, daily sweeping and setup/breakdown of changing traffic patterns throughout the day to accommodate construction and heavy traffic volumes.  On Friday some layout was done in advance of our subcontractor arriving to reclaim this coming MONDAY from the Bridge to East/West Union.  FYI - A reclaim machine grinds up the remaining pavement and gravel together to create a new gravel base for the pavement (fun for the kids to see if you hear it out there).  Due to the size of the reclaim machine, it is possible traffic will be down to one lane at times. 

This new reclaim layer will need to be graded out and in some cases dug out (as we prep the subbase) to achieve the proposed final grades.  One crew will work on grading and removing the final section of old drain on the hill and the other crew will hopefully get proposed drainage wrapped up at the intersection.  What does this all mean to you - PAVEMENT IS COMING SOON...possibly even next week between the bridge and East/West Union and then not long after for the intersection as well!  Please note that when we pave, we will not pave the full width as we stay off the new curb locations so there is room to install them properly.

REMINDER - MEETING DATE has been set for PHASE 2 of the Village Rebuild Project.  This will be very similar to the Phase 1 meeting we had where we discussed work to be completed and had plans for people to view.  Date is WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th at 6PM in Room 106 of TOWN HALL.


6/4/17- Last week was a short week with the holiday Monday.  DPW installed four (4) drainage structures and 122 LF of 15" drain pipe with one section requiring Fairpoint to hold a pole. Our crew also chased a couple of mystery pipes and removed old catch basins.

We also repaired a previous sewer service conflict on the hill which required extensive hand digging.  To repair the sewer service DPW had to locate the sewer line, remove the temporary drain pipe, re-core the drainage structure, brick up portion of the old opening, install a permanent drain line, tie in the foundation drain, and extend and lower the sewer service to outside of ROW (under the duct bank).  Standard trench maintenance was performed all week, swept jobsite, and added calcium to the newly disturbed areas.

Met with pavers to come up with a *tentative* schedule for reclaiming and paving.  Plan is week of the 12th which means this week DPW will try to finish the crossings at Factory Street and by Howe's.  Plus remove an old crossing and abandoned lines. Traffic may be interrupted more than it has been due to the narrowness of the area though we are going to try to continue to maintain 2 way traffic at all times.

Also plan to mobilize second crew to the project.  They will likely begin the drainage crossings in the Rte 13 intersection area. Traffic patterns will continue to change daily.

MEETING DATE has been set for PHASE 2 of the Village Rebuild Project.  This will be very similar to the Phase 1 meeting we had where we discussed work to be completed and had plans for people to view.  Date is WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th at 6PM in Room 106 of TOWN HALL.


5/30/17 - Our crew was not on-site Monday last week due to a design conflict in the CMAQ design plans that needed to be resolved and a new structure ordered.  Instead, we sent an operator down to the SAU lot to work on the parking lot and the rest of the crew completed some much needed milling and filling around Town of potholes before the long weekend. 

The other issue we had last week was a water main conflict at E. Union St which took half a day to lower.  This water main pipe was 1 foot higher than we expected and the drain could not be lowered enough to get by it.  Unfortunately that took 4.5 hours to move the water main and assemble all the new angles.  With that being said, DPW installed 181.5 LF of 15” pipe, two new drainage structures and removed a section of old drain line last week.  As usual we completed daily AM and PM trench maintenance, dust control with calcium, daily sweeping and traffic control setup/breakdown.  We had our operator and a supervisor come in on their day off (Friday) after the heavy rains Thursday night to touch up the trenches again before the long weekend. 

Sewer work and water work is completed in Phase 1.  This week DPW will continue work on drainage at the intersection and between E.Union and the bridge.  I also received an email this afternoon from Fairpoint that they will be onsite tomorrow AM to start setting new poles in Phase 1.

5/20/17 - This week our DPW crew continued to work on Main Street between the bridge and East/West Union St.  They installed 229 feet of pipe, 3 drainage structures including one entire road crossing where two-way traffic was maintained the entire time and of course the daily trench maintenance, dust control and sweeping.  The trenches along Main Street need significant extra attention (versus a typical project) due to the heavy traffic volumes…17,000 cars a day if you were wondering!  Time is spent each morning and afternoon tuning up the work zone, which while time consuming, is also very necessary to reduce the roughness and keep the dust down. 

This project as expected has not been without it’s challenges (besides traffic).  All three construction crews (Water Precinct, DPW and Sewer Commission’s contractor)  have exposed completely unknown pipes and also existing known utilities but, in unexpected locations both vertically and horizontally, which impacts the design plans and calls for immediate field changes to be made in order to keep progress moving forward.  These issues slow all the crews down, but it’s the nature of working in a downtown area with old utilities in the ground.  I assure you that none of these crews want to be in the street any longer than necessary!

The Sewer Commission’s contractor was able to start their work and will continue starting tomorrow night for 3 nights total (Sun – Tues) as additional work regarding repair of sewer services was added to their scope.  As mentioned above, sewer service elevations are not always known.  If disturbed during installation of other utility lines, these services are temporarily connected until such time that they can be properly repaired from the sewer main to the property line.

The Goffstown Village Water Precinct has completed their water main installation in Phase 1 and will wait to start the Phase 2 water main work later in June.

After speaking with Fairpoint this week, they said their construction crew was behind schedule but should be on site this coming week to set poles in Phase 1. 

Goffstown DPW will be back on-site Monday to continue drainage work between the bridge and East/West Union and then into the Pleasant St intersection as well.  DPW will plan to hold another public informational meeting for Phase 2 in early June. 

5/14/17 - During our first week on Main Street, DPW started working from the bridge to East/West Union.  Originally this was part of Phase 2, but since the Goffstown Village Water Precinct (GVWP) had just finished working here, it made sense to continue with drainage installation since it was already partially dig up. 

We started the week out by fixing potholes in the water main trench that occurred over the weekend, sweeping the work zone and then removing the sidewalk on the east side of the road to accommodate two way traffic.  We also cleaned up the old Cumby’s parking lot at the corner of Factory Street so it can be used (with property owner permission) by the businesses close to the bridge whose parking was temporarily being used for two-way traffic flow. 

A test pit was completed to locate the new water main near our existing catch basin on Monday to confirm elevation for needed redesign.  DPW then installed 171.5 feet of pipe and two new structures on the west side of the street.  Unfortunately, drainage installation in downtown areas with water and sewer is much slower than on other roads due to all the crossings with utility lines and services that need to be carefully exposed.  DPW also laid out the new centerline in this section, performed trench maintenance, calcium for dust control and daily sweeping of the work zone. 

DPW will be back tomorrow to continue with drainage installation.  I believe the GVWP will also be working up at the Pleasant intersection and Carr Court this week.  If your questions are about the water work being completed by the GVWP, you can reach them at 497-3621.  All other questions or concerns regarding the project can be directed to DPW.  Thank you for your patience as we begin Phase 1 of the Village Rebuild Project.  


5/5/17 - The Laundry Mat/Village Common parking lot was curbed and striped this week.  Some grubbing work at the SAU parking lot occurred this week.  We will be shifting off this lot temporarily until another crew is available since we need to get started with drainage work on the Village project now that the water construction is ahead of us. 

After speaking with Lee Minnich of the Goffstown Village Water Precinct (GVWP), they have one more day of night work which will be Monday 5/8.  Then they will be shifting to day work at the Pleasant/Mountain intersection.  As you all noticed GVWP paved some of their cross trenches and along the edge of the road yesterday to help with the dust and water problems.  This is only a temporary thin patch as DPW will be mobilizing next week to start preparations for drainage work. 

A DPW crew will start at the bridge and work up toward West/East Union first since that is already partially dug up.  This work will be done during the day.  We will be removing the sidewalk on the church side of the street to make more room for cars due to drainage installation.  We also plan to utilize the old Cumbys parking lot (with property owner permission) for customers of 35 and 39 Main St. since traffic will most likely be shifted in that location eliminating the parking temporarily.

Once the drainage work is completed in a few weeks, DPW plans to pave that section of the road and continue work on curbing and sidewalk installation.  Please note some of these items (paving and curbing) are subject to subcontractor schedules.  We will do everything we can to coordinate with them ahead of time in to keep the project moving along.  The drainage crew will shift up to the Pleasant/Mountain intersection at that time as well, while the sidewalk/cleanup crew finishes the bridge to E. Union.

Lastly we have heard from the utility company that they hope to mobilize on or around May 10th to start setting poles at the Pleasant/Mountain intersection.  It will be busy for sure, but a lot of work will be getting done as well.  We will utilize our traffic control and sign package to keep cars moving as best we can.  As always please contact us with any questions as this project progresses.








4/14/17 - Please check out this GTV video on the upcoming Goffstown Village Water Precinct (GVWP) work within Phase 1 of the Village Rebuild Project. 

Click Here to see GTV with GVWP

DPW will continue prepping the Laundry Mat/Village Common parking lot for paving and will also mobilize over to the SAU lot off School Street to start work next week.


4/13/17 - DPW would like to share a quick update from the Goffstown Village Water Precinct (GVWP). They have started to prep the area by removing the sidewalks and milling the trench for the new water line between Pleasant St. and the bridge. The GVWP will be mobilizing equipment to the site and starting some work on Monday 4/17. They will then be moving to the approved night work schedule also starting on the 17th and is expected to last until Friday the 21st. The GVWP has also scheduled to temporarily water shut off in some areas of the Village between 9 pm and 5 am so temporary water lines can be connected and a new valve installed. Affected residents of this shutoff will be notified later this week. Any questions please contact the GVWP at 497-3621.   

4/7/17- It’s been a wet week but next week is looking exceptionally warm so that will be a nice change and help dry things out.  This week the DPW continued work on the Laundry Mat/Village Common parking area, where there will be a net gain of 17 parking spots when we are finished!  We hope to have this paved in the next two weeks if weather permits.  DPW will then mobilize over to the SAU parking lot off School Street to prep for repaving and construction of five (5) additional spaces here as well.  These parking lots are being completed in advance of the Phase 2 (Main Street) construction this summer to create additional parking which can be utilized both during and after construction.    

Lee Minnich of the Goffstown Village Water Precinct (GVWP) met with DPW this week to discuss some of the details regarding their proposed water main work with Phase 1 of the Village Rebuild Project.  There is approximately 900 LF of water main to be replaced in Phase 1 (from the Pleasant/Rt. 13 intersection to the bridge).  This work is scheduled to start on Monday, April 10th.  Lee explained that this is a 125 year old water main and that after construction, residents and businesses on Main Street should expect to see an improvement in their water quality.  Temporary water lines will be installed so that water can be maintained during construction.  Any specifics we receive from Lee on date/time of water shutdowns needed for construction will be shared on this page and DPW Facebook page.  The GVWP work will also include digging up the sidewalk on either side of the bridge to directional drill the water main and install it into the bridge hangers which were recently installed.  Please call Lee Minnich of the Goffstown Village Water Precinct at 497-3621 with any specific questions or concerns related to water main work, water quality or water shutoffs. 

On Monday night both Lee Minnich and Meghan Theriault will be at the Select Board meeting to discuss the possibility of night work in the narrow section of Main Street between East Union Street and the bridge. A pre-construction meeting was held last night at Town Hall for residents and businesses within Phase 1 of the Village Rebuild Project.  The discussion focused on the GVWP water main work that is scheduled to begin next week and also the construction sequence for DPW’s drainage and road work scheduled to begin at the end of April/early May.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns as this project progresses.

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4/3/17 - Public Information Meeting to be held at Town Hall on Thursday 4/6/17 at 6:00 pm to discuss Phase 1 of the project, which is from Pleasant St/Mountain Rd intersection to Main Street Bridge.

3/17/17 - DPW has received word from the Goffstown Village Water Precinct that their contractor (E.D. Swett) will be in town starting next Tuesday (3/21) to work on the water main under the Main Street Bridge. The size of the equipment dictates that there will be one-way traffic with flaggers on the bridge itself. They plan to limit work to the 8am-3pm window, and expect to be there for 3 days. If you have any questions, please contact the GVWP directly (

Things are moving along well, we’re proceeding with the design based on the curb line locations presented to the BOS this week. Thanks again for all your feedback so far on the project.

3/10/17 - DPW has been working hard the last couple weeks to update our construction plans based on feedback we received at the last meeting and during site visits with some of you. Thank you all who have offered input, I know it will result in a smoother process for all, and a better end result in our village.

Looking ahead: I have an agenda item with the Select Board on Monday night to discuss the feedback and subsequent plan edits we’ve made. I’m hoping to receive a final sign-off from the Select Board for our curbing locations, which will allow the rest of the design elements (such as drainage and streetscape) to start to fall into place. With this in mind, we’ve got a couple new things to share with you; please check them out and pass them along to friends and family.

The first is our interactive “story map” (click here), which includes several project plan sheets to explore and an interactive business directory. Please let me know if we missed anyone or if your business information needs to be updated.

The second is a streetscape and design element survey for items such as benches, signs, planters, and focal points. We’ll be gathering survey responses online and at our table at SpringFest for recommendations to the Board of Select Board in April or May. It only takes a minute to complete, but will help us make good choices and prioritize if budget becomes tight.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook, where we’ll continue to post updates and eventually pictures:

I’d like to also put in a plug for our local utilities. If you believe you might have issues with your water or sewer service lines (low pressure, back ups, etc), now is the time to notify the Goffstown Village Water Precinct or the Goffstown Sewer Commission. They can investigate and help you determine responsibility for repair or upgrade. Our road moratorium rules make it very costly and difficult to excavate in new pavement, so it’s a good idea to take care of that type of thing now.

Goffstown Village Water Precinct:

Goffstown Sewer Commission:

Similarly, if you are a property owner along Main Street and have been contemplating any work (façade improvements, painting, new siding, new stairs, patio, etc), now is the time to do it! Let us know what you have in mind, and we can do our best to ensure our work schedule doesn’t impact yours. As a reminder, the village area is an approved Economic Revitalization District, so improvements may qualify for tax incentives. Contact Jon O’Rourke in the Planning Department for more information on that program.

I’ve got a few updates for your calendars as well. It appears we will begin improvements to the SAU parking lot (and Laundry/Common if the easement is approved on Monday night) in the next week or two. The Goffstown Village Water Precinct has informed us that they lined up a contractor to swap out their water main under the bridge sometime near the end of March. Water service will be maintained, but there will be some traffic impact for a couple days. We’ll all be ready to start excavation work at the Pleasant Street intersection by mid April. Stay tuned for an invite to the neighborhood kickoff meeting in the near future.

Lastly, I had the pleasure of meeting with Peggy and Robin at the Goffstown Main Street Program this week to discuss their 2017 event schedule, and share some ideas for collaboration. We all agree this is a great time to be involved in the GMSP, and we’ve got some ideas taking shape. If you’d like to get involved check out their page:

Thank you again for your support and participation so far. We’re excited to start construction soon!

2/24/17 - DPW will not be bringing plans to the BOS on Monday 2/27 for Main Street. We are still working closely with several businesses to address questions and concerns regarding the layout and hope to at the first or second March BOS meeting to present the final plan for approval.

2/8/17 – On Monday the Select Board held a public meeting for Main Street businesses and residents to discuss the revised conceptual plan on Main Street which includes parallel parking similar to existing conditions. The attached power point presentation, given by Director of Public Works, Adam Jacobs, details out the history of work done by Town committees on conceptual design and review of plans in previous years. He also discussed project goals, challenges, a revised conceptual layout (after incorporating initial feedback from the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and The Goffstown Select Board, the approach to construction and other aesthetic design elements. The meeting was then opened to the public for discussion and feedback on the latest conceptual design. Please see handouts here from that meeting as well.

Conceptual Plan for N. Mast / Conceptual Plan for Main St. / Handout for Main St / Parking Calcs for Main St. / Existing Parking Spaces (which may be removed)

Based on the feedback received at the meeting, additional changes will be made to the plans and a revised conceptual plan will be brought to the Feb 27th BOS Meeting for approval. After that point, the Engineering Department will work on final design plans with utility and grading information. All plans will be posted to this webpage as they are completed. In the next few weeks, the DPW will be seeking feedback on the aesthetic design elements such as street lighting, trees, plantings, benches and signage for businesses and parking. Please stay tuned for voting procedures on these elements as the project progresses.

Construction of Phase 1 – The Mountain/Pleasant intersection is expected to begin early spring once the weather allows. DPW will also be in the Village this spring working on the construction of a new municipal parking lot behind 7 Main Street which can be utilized this summer during construction (subject to BOS approval after required public hearings). Click here to see existing public and private parking lots that serve local businesses.

January 2017 – First round conceptual plans were discussed with the The Goffstown Select Board and Economic Development Committee (EDC) to obtain some initial feedback and guidance.

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DPW announces the start of road construction on Stinson Road between Paige Hill Road and #114 Stinson. If you have any questions, please call our office at 497-3617. If you would like to be added to the project update email list, send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also like us on Facebook!


The Goffstown Sewer Commission announces sewer construction on College Road and
several side streets including Laurel St, Pinehill Ave and Warren Ave, starting Wednesday, August 31st
and extending until the end of September. Partial sections of each road will be closed to thru traffic
and side streets as work progresses. Only local residents or businesses needing access in/out of the
work zone will be allowed. All thru traffic must follow detour signage. Delays should be expected
6:30am - 4:30pm, Monday – Friday. Roads will be reopened to thru traffic each night.


The Department of Public Works will also be mobilzing mid September to start complete reconstruction of the road.
Scope of work will include all new drainage pipe and structures, sidewalk replacement and extension to St. Anselm's, reclamation of pavement and base paving this year. A separate traffic alert will be issued for this work as it gets closer.





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8/27/17 - We happy to report that the top coat of paving has been completed!  We apologize for the delays in getting the project completed and appreciate the patience and support of all the residents and businesses in the area during construction.  We hope that you are happy with the end product and the new sidewalk!  I believe the only remaining items are a couple of ADA panels near Pizza Market that had to be corrected and centerline striping up the road, which will occur when the contractors are in Town next.  This will be my last update since there are no other major work items.  






8/21/17 - The curbing contractor finished with curb resets on Wed and the contracted paving hand crew completed driveways, berms up side streets, and bump outs behind mailboxes.  The concrete contractor will be back to pour and set ADA ramps at Pizza Market which have been prepped in advance (date TBD).  There was some question as to why the driveways were extended out into the road slightly.  This was done on purpose so that a clean cut edge could be trimmed in advance of the top coat of pavement which will create a cleaner seam after top coat .  Trimming was scheduled for Friday and all driveways and intersections should have been completed. Top coat paving is still on schedule for tomorrow to my knowledge. 

DPW was also back last week completing the final loaming and seeding.  The hydroseeder has been called and as of Friday morning, had not been by yet, but he should be coming soon to spray all newly loamed and seeded areas.  

8/13/17 - As everyone has noticed structure covers were raised on College Road in advance of the top course of pavement.  The latest update from Continental (CPI) as of Thursday is that top coat paving is tentatively scheduled for the 21st.  CPI hand crew is scheduled for this Monday or Tuesday and will focus on getting the rest of the driveways completed.  The following is our punchlist for the project and as you can see most of the work is by our subcontractors and not in-house crew.  We are subject to the subcontractors availability and make phone calls more than weekly to try and get them to finish the outstanding items. 

College Road Punch List:

  • Pizza Market Tip downs redone and poured with concrete vs pavement (Contractor)
  • Sanel’s driveway trimmed and topped fixing puddle at entrance (Contractor)
  • Berms – Corner of Duclos, Holly and repaired at #73 (Contractor)
  • Sidewalk mailbox flares paved in to allow proper width behind mailboxes (Contractor)
  • Touch up loam and seeding (hydroseeding also) (Contractor)
  • 1 Laurel St - back of sidewalk curbing installed (~50’) (Contractor)
  • 44 College Road - pave far end of driveway (Contractor or in house?)
  • 59 College Road – raise sewer clean out to grade prior to paving (Sewer Dept)
  • Top coat driveways at numbers 51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 69 and 73 (Contractor)
  • Trim driveways (Contractor)
  • Top coat the road (Contractor)

A couple of people mentioned getting new mailboxes that open from the back.  I talked to Adam Jacobs, previous DPW Director, about this and he said that it was brought up at the neighborhood meeting and would “take it under consideration”.  Mailboxes are typically reinstalled unless they were broken during construction, so there are not plans to replace these mailboxes with new ones.  I apologize for any misunderstanding at the original meeting, but I wanted to let people know that I did discuss this with Adam after hearing it was a concern. 

We will provide updates to you as they become available to me and again apologize for the delay in getting this road wrapped up.  We are doing our best to stay on top of the subcontractors needed to complete the work.  Thank you for your understanding.  

7/10/17 - Our concrete subcontractor will be back on site today and tomorrow to finish up the concrete tipdowns.  Paving of binder course on sidewalks is scheduled this Wednesday and the sidewalk top coat is scheduled for Monday the 17th.  After that a DPW crew will be on site to clean up loam to new edge of sidewalk.  

6/22/17 - It’s been a while but we have been able to finally secure a concrete contractor who can fit us into their schedule and install the concrete tip downs with ADA panels.  They plan to start tomorrow and will do approx. 4 or more a day.  They will continue into next week until they are completed.  Once they are complete we will contact the paving subcontractor for sidewalk paving and then DPW will be back to clean up the loam and seed along the back edge of the sidewalk.  

5/5/17 - Just a quick note to let you know that we will continue to prep the sidewalks and cleanup the side slopes/dithclines next week.  Paving of the sidewalks has not been scheduled yet, but we will let you know once we have a date.  Thank you for your continued patience.  

11/25/16 - The focus before the holiday this week was mainly driveway connections on the non-sidewalk side and drainage structures. The sewer contractor was also in to raise up and pave around their covers. Things seemed to have performed well with what little rain we had, but the real benefit will be seen when the curbing and asphalt berm is installed to direct the water.

The granite curbing contractor is set to begin next week, and we’ll continue our work to prepare for the new sidewalk. As mentioned previously, the plan remains to pave driveways on the even side of the street with the new sidewalk. If it looks like we are running out of time and the sidewalk won’t be completed, we’d shift gears and focus on the driveways so they are paved for winter.

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11/18/16 - As you have noticed it was another milestone day on the College Road project, with base paving now complete on the roadway. Driveways were "wedged in" with gravel to ease the temporary transition until we can begin getting the drive aprons paved as well. Some of the drainage inlets were exposed, and stone check dams placed to limit any erosion issues if we get a popup shower over the weekend.

Next week we begin preparing driveways for pavement tie-in, and will adjust the rest of the drainage structures to be flush with the pavement. We will continue working on the sidewalk preparations and road shoulders, preparing for the asphalt curb on the odd side of the street, and granite facing for the sidewalk on the even side of the street.  The granite curbing contractor is set to begin on Monday the 28th, and will have a week or more to finish their portion. The driveways on the odd side are likely to be paved before the even side, due to the curbing and sidewalk work still to come.

The utilities have started shifting lines over to the new poles at the top of the hill, hopefully that work can be completed in time to finish the sidewalk. We also have a retaining wall, plenty of landscaping, and some guardrail on the horizon. Keep your fingers crossed for the mild weather to hold on for a few more weeks!

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11/7/16 - The project has progressed quite a bit since our last update. Drainage work is nearly complete, with only a crossing near the top of the road and some work near Laurel Street and Mast Road remaining. The section at Laurel was skipped over due to a conflict with the gas main, which Liberty Utilities and their contractor Mears Construction have been taking care of this week. They intend to wrap up the gas work by the end of the day on Monday, and we should be able to move back down to replace that drainage starting on Tuesday. We will finish up drainage at Mast Road, including the undersized inlet structure that is the culprit in the flooding by Pizza Market every so often.

Continental Paving has indicated that the reclaim (of what's left) of the pavement will take place next week. After the pavement is fully reclaimed we can begin adding select gravel and shaping the new road base, which will take a couple days to prepare for the new asphalt. This has been a busy paving season for many towns, and this is "crunch time" in the industry so paving dates are a little fluid. There is plenty left to do with sidewalk shaping and slope work if we have to wait for paving for a few days.

Looking ahead...after the base paving is complete, the curbing contractor can begin to set the curb for the new sidewalk face. This is quite an operation, if you've never seen it before. In addition to sidewalk work over the next few weeks, the drainage structures need to be raised up to final grade, driveway aprons paved in, retaining wall installed, more slope work, loam and seeding, etc. It looks as though the utility line relocation will come right down to the wire. Thank you for your continued patience with the project, I know that with all the various utilities involved this summer it probably feels like the project that will never end. We're starting to come into the home stretch, I promise.


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10/17/16 - Last week, although shortened by the holiday, saw some decent progress on the project. The crew was able to install over 400’ of drainage pipe and 5 precast drainage structures. There were several service and utility lines to contend with, and a few sewer connections that warranted repair before backfill. The current work zone is near Pine Hill Ave, Warren Ave and Duclos St are open for normal traffic for the time being. We will return back down to the area when the sidewalk construction begins in a few weeks.

The tree work will resume later this week, and I will let you know when we have an update on the paving schedule for Warren and Pine Hill sewer repair areas.

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10/7/16 - As expected, the bottom end of the project area has uncovered several “surprises”. We’ve managed to work around the spaghetti of underground utilities and abandoned lines to get another hundred feet of pipe and 5 precast drainage structures into the ground. We also replaced the cross culverts near the Laurel and Roy intersection, and began cleaning up the drainage swale under the power lines. This will continue in the days to come. Our hope is that things will pick up speed next week as we get back to work on the main drainage line that runs up College Road.

The sewer contractor has also completed all work, and will be paving over their work areas soon. Due to the large width of the trenches, they will be paving the entire roadway surface on the affected areas of Warren Ave and Pine Hill Ave, rather than just patching in the trenched areas. I’ll keep you posted when I get notice of the paving. Laurel Street has a large trenched area, but we’ll be working there with drainage soon and therefore it won’t be paved until we pave College Road itself.

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9/30/16 - Things have certainly picked up on the project this week, as you no doubt have noticed. The sewer contractor has finished all main line and service connection work on College Road, Laurel St, and Pine Hill Ave. A handful of service connections remain on Warren Ave, they expect to have those completed by Monday. They have some final restorations to do, and then will be demobilizing from the neighborhood. These small sections of Pine Hill Ave and Warren Ave will be paved over soon, but Laurel St has some drainage work to be done this year and will be paved with College Road later in October. As was mentioned at the meeting, DPW plans to return in 2018 for drainage and paving of the entire neighborhood uphill of College Road.

Drainage work has begun near Warren Ave, we’ll save the Mast Rd intersection itself for the end of the project to help reduce the overall impact to the main road. Typically, our crew can install 100-200 ft of pipe and a couple precast concrete drainage structures each day. Digging in Pinardville is always a bit of an adventure, so please keep your fingers crossed that we’ll avoid any surprises.

We have also made headway clearing and “boxing out” unsuitable material from the sidewalk area uphill from Desaulnier St, and filling in the area with new compacted gravel. Fairpoint and Eversource are closing in on final approvals to move their utility poles back in this section as well. We have a handful of trees left to remove that are either dead, overhanging the road, or are right at the road or sidewalk edge. I expect this to happen over the next couple weeks, but will keep you posted.

DPW is aware that there has been one or two buses that arrived at Warren Ave when the sewer crew had an open trench across the entire roadway. We’ve been in contact with the bus company and will make every effort to keep them rolling on their normal routes. As the sewer work wraps up this should be a bit easier. Please let us know if you experience any difficulty going forward.

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9/15/16 - There was a good turnout at the neighborhood meeting last night. There are weekly email blasts that are sent out to those who want ot be on the list, but we also copy those updates onto our website as well. If you want to be added to the email list, please contact Adam Jacobs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The rough timeline for the project is:

  1. The Goffstown Sewer Department’s contractor (Park Construction) has finished the new sewer main. They have two house connections left near the top of the street, and then they will move up to perform some short sections of replacement and a few repairs on the side streets (Laurel, Pine Hill, Warren). This should happen starting next week.
  2. DPW will formally begin our work on Tuesday, 9/20. Our first steps are upgrading and replacing the drainage at the bottom of the hill near Mast Road, working our way up the street.
  3. There will likely be a second crew working on cleaning up the area near the top of the hill that was previously cleared of trees for the new sidewalk. Fairpoint and Eversource are preparing to set new utility poles, but I’m afraid I don’t have a solid timeline from them yet. It will be a few weeks before we are ready to start shaping up the area for the new sidewalk anyway.
  4. As mentioned last night, this work should take around 7 weeks to complete if Mother Nature doesn’t get involved with an early winter. I expect paving of the roadway to occur mid-October, but there are a couple weeks necessary after that for sidewalk, curbing, stormwater structure raising, driveway aprons, slope, loam, and seed work.
  5. DPW summer work hours are typically Tue-Fri, 7:00-4:00. After Columbus Day weekend, we shift back to winter hours and will be on site Mon-Fri, 7:30-3:00. There may be a few days here or there that require working an hour longer to finish a pipe run or a trench crossing. Barring an emergency, we do not have any night work for this project.

We will be closing College Road to thru traffic for the majority of the project, which really helps speed up the project. School bus routes, curbside collection days, emergency vehicles, and mail delivery should continue as normal; please let me know immediately if you experience any interruptions so we can get it worked out.
We’re looking forward to working with you to provide a great project in your neighborhood. If you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to ask!

9/14/16 - Park moved over to Glenridge to install a 300 LF section of sewer as we are coordinating new water, sewer, drain and gas instllation in that neighborhood with several different contractors.
They are expected to be back in the College Road neighborhood next week to continue sewer work on the side streets and remianing service hookups.
DPW is expected to mobilize next week as well so please expect delays and avoid the work zone if possible. We are planning to close all of College Road to thru traffic and only allow residents within the work zone access in and out.
A formal traffic alert will be issued by the end of the week.

9/9/16 - Park Construction mobilized last week to start the sewer work on College Road from Desaulnier to St. As. So far they have installed the majority of the 8" sewer main and manholes. They did hit some ledge which slowed them down slightly, but should be able to finish the main this week. They have also started installing house services this week.

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The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces construction work related to the Worthley Hill Road Project, starting Tuesday, July 12th.  The work zone will be between #11 Worthley Hill to Merrill Road, and will be closed to all thru traffic.  Only local residents or businesses needing access in/out of the work zone will be allowed. Delays should be expected 6:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday - Friday. All residents above the work zone must use the Merrill Road detour. The road will reopen to thru traffic each night.

Scope of work will include all new drainage pipe and structures up to Merrill this year, sidewalk (will try to reuse existing granite curbing), sloped granite on east side of road, bituminous curbing above Tyler, reclamation of pavement and base paving this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer at 603-497-3617 x 280 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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7/15/16 - We’ve had a modest start to the project this week, shortened by our need for all available trucks to be reassigned to Black Brook Road today in preparation for paving of that project soon.  A fair amount of time was spent this first week with mobilization, establishing the work zone and temporary staging areas, and some exploratory digging for house service connections. The crew was able to install the first 260’ of new 24” drainage pipe and a new precast concrete catch basin to connect back into the existing drain system.

Next week should see a return to trenching for drain installation and a few street crossings. As we work up the hill the diameter of the drain pipe will be reduced, which also speeds up the process a bit in the later stages.

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7/25/16 - The crew was able to make some great progress last week, with nearly 700’ of drainage pipe and 3 new catch basins installed on the easterly side of the street. There were a handful of underground utilities and house service connections that were unmarked or mismarked during the DigSafe process, and we discovered the actual locations the hard way in a couple cases. This slowed our efforts a bit, but there isn’t much that can be done except grit teeth and continue on.

This week, the plan is to turn around at Tyler Drive and work back down the westerly side of the street installing perforated underdrain piping and catch basins. There are also 4 cross pipes in this lower section which will require shutting off the street completely for a short time when they are installed. After the lower section drainage is complete, we will likely open up the lower section and move the work zone to the upper section above Tyler Drive.


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7/26/16 - We should be installing the first cross culvert, which affects houses within the work zone. This crossing is likely to be opened up fairly early in the day, and is located just uphill of #23 Worthley Hill. While the trench is open, all residents above this point should plan to use the Merrill Detour.  There is also a good chance that later in the day we will replace another crossing up the hill (just above #25), so the Merrill Detour is a probably the preferred route for most of the day.  We have also received word that the paving contractor will be in town on Black Brook Road tomorrow, so it's looking like Friday will be another quiet day on Worthley as we will need to dedicate our trucks to bring shoulder gravel to support the new pavement across town.  Thank you again for your patience with the project so far, especially with the work today at the Tyler intersection which made for a few unavoidable delays getting folks through.

7/27/16 - The first street crossing was installed today, and the second was started. The crew will begin at the crossing just above #23 Worthley Hill tomorrow morning, and should get the next crossing (above #25) started in the afternoon. Best to plan to use the upper detour tomorrow if you live above #25.

8/5/16 - Another action-packed week on the job, as we’ve wrapped up drainage work in the section below Tyler Drive. Nearly 600’ of drainage was installed this week, and almost 1000’ of sidewalk curbing has been removed and set aside for reuse. The previously abandoned sewer line was tied in to the drainage system, we believe it may have been collecting some of the groundwater and causing some of the excessive winter heaving.  Today, the crew will be grading and cleaning up the lower section in anticipation of switching the work zone over to the area between Tyler Dr and Merrill Rd next week. Starting Tuesday, the detour route will be moved back over to Wallace Road if you live on Tyler Drive and lower Worthley Hill. We plan to finish drainage in the next two weeks, and the reclaim of the pavement is tentatively scheduled for late in the week of the 15th. After the roadway is base paved, the curbing contractor will be in to reset the curbing below Tyler Drive. Our goal is still to have that done before school starts back up.


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8/12/16 - I hope you are all finding ways to beat the heat; things are heating up on the project physically and metaphorically-speaking. We had all three of our excavator crews on the job for the last few days, and they were able to install over 1300’ of drainage pipe and 7 new concrete structures this week. Curbing has been removed, and sewer manhole covers lowered to support the reclaim of the pavement. All drainage work has been completed, and we are prepping the site for the potential weekend rains.  I also have heard from a couple of you that mail deliveries were missed this week, I apologize for any inconvenience. We’ve touched base with the USPS and hopefully have things all straightened out. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are still having delivery issues next week.

Looking ahead: Barring anything unforeseen…Continental Paving will be in town on Monday morning to reclaim the pavement. The reclaim machine operates with a grader and roller behind it, so please use caution if you need to enter/exit your driveway when they are in the area. The grader also leaves small windrows of gravel with each pass, keep your speed in mind as you move through the work zone.

Right now, it looks like the roadway will be base paved next Wednesday, but I’ll let you know if that changes. We will follow up the paving by raising the drainage and sewer structures and setting the new inlets, the curbing contractor won’t be far behind to begin setting the granite (reusing the old curbing on the sidewalk side of the street). Once the curbing is installed, we can begin sidewalk gravel installation. I will let you know when we get a date set for paving of the sidewalk, driveway aprons, and asphalt berm. Mailbox resetting, slope and loam/seed work will put the finishing touches on the project, probably wrapping up the week of Labor Day if all goes well. We will adjust our daily schedules if necessary once the buses start rolling for school.

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8/16/16 - With one eye on the weather forecast, the paving contractor is still scheduled to be in town tomorrow to place the base pavement of the roadway. Fine grading was done today, hopefully we don’t have too much touch-up in the morning from any rains overnight.  Driveway apron and asphalt berm paving will be scheduled for a later date, I’ll continue to keep you posted. In the meantime, we will place some stone or gravel at the lip of each driveway where it meets the new pavement. If you experience any issues with the temporary driveway transitions tomorrow afternoon, please let me or one of our supervisors on the crew know.  Also, drainage structures may appear to have “disappeared”, but don’t worry. They will need to be cut out and adjusted back up to finish grade after the paving is complete.

8/26/16 - Much progress was made on the project this week, as I expect you can tell. The granite curbing was reset and installed, sidewalk and driveway areas built up and prepped for paving, a few trees near the lower sidewalk were cut. Last but not least, paving is being performed today to patch in the curb, drainage structures, and the base layer of the sidewalk and lower driveways. Continental will return early next week to finish driveways, the top layer of sidewalk, and the asphalt berm above Tyler Drive. Any driveways paved today will have a slight lip until the finish layer is paved.

Next week, we’ll return to landscaping any off-street areas, resetting mailboxes that were disturbed, and cleaning up the staging area under the power lines. Painted line striping will occur in a few weeks.

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9/2/16 -This will likely be the last project update for Worthley Hill Road for this year! This week the crew worked on backfilling behind the curb and berm, ADA warning plates for the sidewalk tipdowns, finish loam and seeding, finish paving of driveways and sidewalk, restoration of the staging area under the power lines, and mailbox resets. Final areas of seed and street sweeping will be accomplished this afternoon.

Still to be done: Street signs will be replaced where necessary soon, and the pavement marking contractor is set to return to town in two weeks to paint.

The wearing course paving of this final phase will be performed in summer of 2017, to allow any possible settlement or seasonal heaving to show itself before the final layer of asphalt is applied. If we’ve done our job properly, the spring heave should be all but eliminated…

It’s been a pleasure working with your neighborhood, and if you have any lingering questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask. We will be sending out post-construction surveys soon, your feedback would be much appreciated and help us with future projects.

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Construction will start on Black Brook Road between Tirrell Hill Road and East Dunbarton Road in early April.  All work will be completed by the Department of Public Works and our subcontractors.  A public informational meeting will be held at the Tirrell Hill Fire Station on Tuesday 4/5/16 at 6pm for local residents within the work zone.  The DPW Director, Adam Jacobs, will go over the preliminary plans with residents and answer questions.  

DPW suggests using the attached detour route during construction as delays should be expected.  Residents within the work zone will be allowed in and out as needed but should also expect delays.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer at 497-3617 x 280 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you would like to be on the email distribution list for this project please contact Adam Jacobs, DPW Director via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5/20/16 - We are wrapping up our work on Paige Hill Road and will be tying up some loose ends before moving into Black Brook. Right now our plan is to start work on June 7th, likely on the Tirrell Hill end of the project. We will be establishing a detour for the duration of the project through Lindsey Way and Tirrell Hill/East Dunbarton Rd. The project area of Black Brook between Tirrell Hill and East Dunbarton Roads will be local traffic only daily (Tue-Fri 6:45am-4:15pm).  You should also see the contracted tree service on Black Brook in the next couple weeks to remove the trees that were flagged a few weeks ago.

6/6/16 - Work will begin tomorrow (Tuesday) on Black Brook Road.  General scope of work includes drainage improvements and reclaim of existing pavement, with some correction to road geometry at both Tirrell Hill Rd and East Dunbarton Rd intersections. Minor fill areas at low points in the roadway with unsuitable road base. New base asphalt and gravel shoulders in 2016, wearing course of asphalt in 2017. Roadside trees have been removed as necessary to support drainage, ditches, slopes, and roadway realignments. Anticipate project wrapping up in late July.  The road will be open to residents only between Tirrell Hill Rd and East Dunbarton Rd.  A detour will be established for thru traffic via Lindsey Way for the duration of the project. The work zone will be active Tue-Fri from around 6:45am – 4:15pm.

6/10/16 - Not a bad first week on the job site, and mother nature cooperated for the most part. We had a sinkhole on Mast Road in Pinardville that took away some of our crew the last few days. Hopefully that will be wrapped up next week and we can have two crews working on Black Brook. Despite the single crew, we were able to install about 1200 feet of 6” under drain pipe and over 100 feet of 12” drain pipe. Tree cutting also resumed today in the section between Pollard and Tirrell Hill.  Looking ahead to next week, drainage pipe installations will continue, and the precast concrete drainage structures should start arriving soon as well.  Tree cutting will also continue for a few more days. We don’t have a set timeline yet for reclaim of the pavement, hopefully we’ll get some more info next week from Continental.

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6/17/16 - We are into the phase of the project where the road gets worse before it gets better. Nearly 500’ of perforated under drain pipe and over 150’ of drain pipe was installed this week, in addition to 6 drainage structures. You’ll notice that a good portion of the road now has pavement removed on one side or the other as a result. Tree work continued, and we started removing some of the stumps (some of them pretty massive).  Next week will continue pipe and structure installations, and more stumping and slope/ditchline work.

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6/24/16 - This week has progressed nicely, with just under 1000’ of drainage pipe and underdrain installed, along with 7 precast drainage structures and headwalls. John C. Brown removed some trees near the intersection of Pollard Road, and we continued to remove stumps and haul them away.  Next week will consist of much of the same. We should wrap up drainage work, and be close to complete with stump work. There will be a few street crossings and driveway culverts to swap out; we’ll keep local traffic (#3 to #136 Black Brook) in the loop as much as possible to limit access disruptions. Slope work will also continue, and layout for reclamation and fill areas is on the horizon after the holiday.  Thank you for your continued patience during construction. 

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 7/8/16 - We continued to chug along on the project over the last few days, although with the holiday and related coverage our crews were a little smaller than normal. Cleanup and reshaping work has begun at the East Dunbarton Road intersection. All structures, pipe, and under drain have been installed, with the exception of one culvert crossing. Construction of the non-precast concrete culvert pipe inlet headwalls has begun as well. Stump removal and slope grubbing continues.  We almost made it through the drainage installation without running into ledge…almost. If you were within earshot, please accept my apologies for the incessant hammering into the early evening yesterday. Once the ledge is exposed it’s much more efficient and less expensive to keep the rental hammer working until it’s gone. I think we’ve seen the last of the hard stuff (rock-wise, anyway) for this job.

Looking ahead: Right now, we’ve received word from the paving contractor that they will be in town next week to reclaim (grind up) the pavement. We’ll be following right behind with a grader, but this is the stage when driveway connections can vary between smooth and rough throughout the day. We’ll work with you as needed to get in and out on the day of the reclaim, and will have everything at least tapered in by the end of each day. Please let us know if you experience or anticipate any difficulty though.  We’ll continue working on the new intersection, and the fill sections/rough grading throughout next week. Early indications are that we might have new pavement the last week of the month, if not sooner.

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7/15/16 - Pavement was reclaimed this week and we have begun the process of shaping the roadway and flattening out a couple cut and fill areas. We will continue this work next week, as well as continue with the construction of the new intersection. Drainage has been extended, and tree removal and fill of that area has already begun. Still waiting on a firm date for paving. Until then, enjoy the suddenly smooth ride on your temporary gravel road!

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7/25/16 - Last week the project focus was spreading new gravel as a base for the new pavement, and filling in a couple low areas or “sags” in the roadway. The East Dunbarton Road intersection was shaped and laid out, and the roadway was rough graded. We still do not have a date for paving, but I expect to hear something this week and will pass it along as soon as I do. Until then we will continue with slope and shoulder work, of which there is plenty.

Another item of potential interest to this group: At the recommendation of the Highway Safety Committee, the Select Board are holding the first of two public hearings this evening at 7pm regarding the codification of vehicle and traffic ordinances. One of the proposed ordinances is a new 3-way stop at the intersection of Black Brook and East Dunbarton Road. If approved, the new markings and stop signs will be installed as part of this project.

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7/26/16 - The paving contractor arrived in town today to perform the fine grading of the roadway. They are scheduled to be in tomorrow mid-morning to lay the base pavement. We will work to smooth out the driveway edges after the paving crew moves through, and will be following through with shoulder gravel starting Thursday or Friday. Driveway apron paving is still TBD.

8/5/16 - This week was a busy one, as we worked on some of the less glamorous parts of the project that need to happen after base paving. The road shouldering has been done, which helps support the new pavement and adds some safety for cars that might leave the road edge. Drainage structures all need to be brought up to the new finished road height, which requires the pavement be saw cut and precast structures raised with new frames and grates added to make proper inlets.  Looking into next week and beyond: Slope and loam work continues, and will be much of the focus going forward. Mailboxes will be reset to proper height and distance off the road, if necessary. Driveways need to be tied in to the new pavement, and they are being saw cut and prepped. Stone wedges have been placed where there are any abrupt transitions, but please let me or the crew know if you have any issues with bottoming out before we can return to pave the new aprons. There are two steeper sections near water that will receive guardrail, but the contractor has not set a date for that yet. Pavement markings will occur closer to the end of the project and we won’t be tracking all over them.

If things get quiet for a couple days, have no fear. We may send part or most of the crew across town to assist with the Worthley Hill project for a couple days to ensure it is ready for bus traffic in a couple weeks.  Hopefully you have had a chance to enjoy the new ride, we anticipate finishing all the loam and slope work and wrapping up the project before the end of the month.

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8/12/16 -  Hopefully this update finds you somewhere with a/c, or floating on a lazy river someplace!  As promised, we moved our crew off the job at the end of this week to help get the Worthley Hill Road project ready for paving next week. Before they left, we were able to get some slope work done and get drainage structures and driveways set for paving.  The guardrail contractor also was in town to install the new sections of rail near the water on both this year and last year’s phases.

The crew should be back in your neighborhood next week to continue with the work and get things ready for driveway and berm paving. The Select Board also will be voting on the updated traffic ordinances at their 8/22 meeting; if approved as proposed, the new stop signs could be installed at the East Dunbarton Road intersection as early as 8/23.  If you haven’t already done so, please check us out and “like” our Facebook page. I’m biased, but it’s a great place to get project pictures and updates about other goings-on in town.

Thanks again for your patience with the project, we’re getting close!

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8/19/16 - A relatively quiet week as we continued slope and loam/seed work, one side of the road is finished and we’ll continue that next week. The paving contractor has us scheduled for next Tuesday (Aug 23rd) for driveway paving and asphalt curbing. They will start with base paving and curb, and do the top coat of pavement if they can get it in. The other thing that will likely happen next week is the new 3-way STOP signage at the East Dunbarton Road intersection, if The Select Board approve the proposed changes to the traffic ordinances on Monday night.

 We are in the homestretch!

Thanks again for your continued support with the project

New All Way Stop Intersection at East Dunbarton Road and Black Brook Road 
August 31, 2016
GOFFSTOWN - The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces a new All Way Stop intersection at East Dunbarton Road and Black Brook Road starting today, August 31st. This intersection will have two new stop signs on East Dunbarton Road installed. Please use caution.
Please contact; The Goffstown Department of Public Works (603) 497-3617 with any questions. Thank you for your patience.



9/2/16 - This will likely be the last project update for Black Brook Road for this year! This week the crew worked on finish loam and seed, layout and signage for the new all-way stop intersection at East Dunbarton Road, and mailbox resets. Today the crew is working on base paving driveways and around drainage structures, the paving contractor’s schedule did not allow them to return as we had hoped. They are now set to arrive on Tuesday to pave the top 1.5” of asphalt driveways, in addition to the areas that are to receive asphalt berm/cape cod curbing. I expect to remove the detour on Tuesday afternoon. The pavement marking contractor is set to return to town in two weeks to paint as well.

 The wearing course paving of this final phase will be performed in summer of 2017, to allow any possible settlement or seasonal heaving to show itself before the final layer of asphalt is applied. If we’ve done our job properly, the spring heave should be all but eliminated…

 It’s been a pleasure working with your neighborhood, and if you have any lingering questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask. We will be sending out post-construction surveys soon, your feedback would be much appreciated and help us with future projects.

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The road drainage and reclamation project began March 14, 2016 on Paige Hill Road from Winter Hill Road to Locust Hill Road. The Department of Public Works is the general contractor for the work.

The road will be closed daily to thru traffic. Residents within the workzone will be allowed in and out as needed but should expect minor delays. All thru traffic should please use the posted detour as shown on the attached map.

A neighborhood informational meeting was held at the intersection of Paige Hill Road and Winter Hill Road on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. The meeting involved a brief overview of the plans, and a short Q&A session.

Project updates will be posted on this article and on the Goffstown DPW Facebook page during the project. If you would like to be on the email distribution list for this project please contact Adam Jacobs, DPW Director via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Eric Gustafson, Engineering Technician at 497-3617 x  227  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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(5/20/16) - This should be the last update for the season for the Paige Hill project! Our crews are nearly complete spreading loam and will be wrapping up our work today. All loamed areas will be seeded in the next couple days; if we don’t receive much rain in the next few weeks, any watering you can all do will help establish a nice grassy cover and prevent both weeds and roadside washouts in the future.  The wearing course paving for the lower section (2015 work) will be done later this summer, and the upper section (2016 work) will be finish paved next summer. This allows any possible settlement or seasonal heaving to show itself before the final coat of pavement is applied. If we’ve done our job well, the spring heave should be all but eliminated.  We will also be sending out post-construction surveys soon, your feedback would be much appreciated and help us with future projects.

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(5/16/16) We are rounding into the home stretch for the 2016 portion of the project. Last week the incidental paving (berm, sluiceways, and driveway aprons) was finished, and the new roadway pavement was supported by shoulder gravel. This week, the focus will be adding material to ease any steep slopes that remain, and finishing with loam and seed to blend into existing lawns.  The paving crews will also return before too much longer to pave the top course of pavement in the lower section from last year (Elm to Winter Hill). We’ll give as much notice as possible for that work.

(5/9/2016) This week we will be continuing the tasks of driveway preparation and slope backfill that was started last week after paving. Structures have been raised and areas for berm and paved sluiceways also prepared. Slope and lawn restorations will continue for another few weeks until we wrap up.

The contractor is tentatively scheduled to arrive for drive apron paving Wednesday or Thursday, but that can change for the better or worse very quickly due to weather or cancellations elsewhere. We will make every attempt to coordinate with each residence to make sure no one gets stranded in their driveway or drives over fresh asphalt.

(4/29/16) Paving has started on Winter Hill Road this morning and the paving crew will move to Paige Hill next. They are installing a 2.5" layer of binder asphalt this year and crews will be back next year to install a 1.5" layer of finish asphalt. Driveway aprons will be prepped and paved by a separate paving crew at some point.  Temporary transitions will be in place until that work is done. DPW crews will also return to the project to install road shoulders, tune slopes and loam disturbed areas to restore grass growth for a final polish on the new road! 

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(4/27/16) - Contractor is planning to begin fine grading tomorrow so that paving of the roadway can be completed by Friday afternoon.  Driveway aprons will be prepped and paved by a separate paving crew at some point after the road is paved.  Temporary transitions will be in place until that work is done.

The work location will be in constant flux during this process so getting in and out of the work zone will require extra time due to delays.  If possible, please try and avoid the work zone and use the detours whenever possible.  Traffic control will be present to get residents in the immediate area in and out of their homes.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project.  As always, please contact us with any questions. 

Week 6 update (4/22/16) - The project moved back to the forefront again this week, now that we have some gravel crushed in the stockpiles. Continental Paving reclaimed the pavement surface and we have steadily been hauling gravel to shape and fill the road as necessary. Road fabric is also being installed under a layer of gravel to help add to the stability of the road bed.

The increased road elevation in some areas can look a little shocking at first, but keep in mind we still have plenty of slope and shoulder work to do which eases things out.

Weather permitting, we have tentative word that base paving will occur at the end of next week.

(4/19/16) Road reclamation has started on Paige Hill Road and Winter Hill Road. The existing road asphalt is crushed and recycled as a road base under the new road. The pictures below show the recycled road materal being graded and compacted in preparation for new gravel material to be installed and finish grading before paving. 

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Week 5 update (4/18/16) - Another week spent wrapping up other town projects, but the waiting game is over. Our crushing contractor began work in the DPW gravel pit to turn large rocks into smaller ones. We expect to have material suitable for road use in the next day or two.

Things will also pick up again on site starting tomorrow. Continental Paving is scheduled to arrive and reclaim the pavement, which will require temporary detours throughout the day as the gravel is graded and compacted again. Keep your fingers crossed for only minor rain, and it won’t be too much longer before we start talking about the paving schedule.

Week 4 update (4/8/16) - The week 4 update is…that there isn’t really an update this week. We are still awaiting our gravel recycling contractor (tentatively scheduled to start crushing for us next week), so among other things we spent much of the week at Roy Park preparing the old tennis court area for the future playground. The next step will be reclaiming the existing pavement, but that date hasn't been set yet.

Week 3 update (4/5/16) - The focus last week involved the portion of Winter Hill Road that leads into the intersection with Paige Hill Road. Pavement issues here largely stem from poor subsurface drainage and materials. 266' of underdrain was installed, in addition to 107' of drainage pipe, a precast drain inlet, and mortar-and-stone headwalls for a cross pipe. General area cleanups, ditchline cleanout, and some tree clearing was also done.

Preparations are also being made for reclamation of the existing pavement, the limiting factor right now is our early season stockpile of gravel. The crushing/recycling contractor should arrive at the DPW gravel pit in the next 1-2 weeks, at which point we will grind the road and begin to add road fabric and the structural gravel layer.

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Week 2 update (3/25/16) - Good progress this week, despite starting off Monday by plowing snow. The sun started shining by late morning and our crews were back into construction by noontime. This week an additional 397 feet of drainage pipe and 320 feet of underdrain were installed. 6 precast structures and one headwall were installed, and old cross culverts were removed. The remaining areas of ledge were hammered out to support that work. Some shoulder cleanup and erosion prevention measures were taken due to the on and off rainy weather leading into the weekend.

Next week we will turn our attention to the the first few hundred feet of Winter Hill Road and also Paige Hill Road above Locust Hill Road, both of which are also in rough shape. We may have found ourselves ahead of the paving contractor by a few days, so the schedule for pavement reclaim is a bit fluid.

Week 1 update (3/18/16) - The week started off with minor tree and brush removal on Monday. Tuesday night was a neighborhood meeting (thank you to all who attended).  Our crews were able to install 472 ft of drainage pipe, and 640 feet of perforated underdrain, in addition to 3 precast concrete drainage structures.  We did run into ledge almost immediately, and had to hire a rock hammer for a couple days.

Next week we’ll try to wrap up the structures and underdrain, and start replacing the culvert crossings. Access should be maintained to all driveways with minimal interference.  Based on our observations and feedback from the neighborhood meeting, we are also going to reclaim a small portion of Winter Hill and a section of Paige Hill above Locust with the rest of the pavement in the project area.

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Hooksett Road from East Dunbarton Road to the Town line will be reclaimed and paved this year.  All work will be completed by the Department of Public Works and our subcontractors.

Due to the narrow width of the road, DPW suggests finding and alternate route until work is completed.  Significant delays should be expected between 7AM - 5PM.  Please see traffic alert here.   Residents within the work zone will be allowed in and out as needed but should also expect delays.

9/8/15 DPW crews will mobilize and star drainage work on street. Tree work will also be occuring.

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9/15/15 - Tree work was completed last week and this week DPW crews are removing stumps along the edges of the road.  All drianage work has been completed on the road.  Waiting to schedule reclaim and paving with our subcontractor. 

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9/22/15 - Road will be reclaimed tomorrow and left gravel until next week.  Paving will be scheduled for next week. 

9/28/15 - Road was reclaimed last week and rough graded by DPW.  Paving scheduled this week. 

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10/1/15 - Hooksett Road survived the weather, was fine graded today and will be paved tomorrow.  Please expect delays and find an alternate route.  Thank you!

10/5/15 - Busy day last Friday - Road was paved, structures were raised and curbing installed.  Final cleanup work will occur this week and next including blending in of all driveways, loaming, seeeding, adjusting mailboxes and installation of riprap as needed to control drainage off the road.

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10/20/15 - Guardrail was installed last week and there is still some final cleanup and misc punchlist items to take care of on this site.  Our crews have been over at Black Brook Road trying to get that ready for reclaim and paving but they will be back here soon to tie up loose ends. We thank you for your patience. 

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10/28/15 - Crews were out on site recently replacing a driveway culvert, backing up curbing, loaming and installing new mailbox posts. 

12/4/15 - Work has been completed on this site and DPW crews will return in the spring to complete any punchlist items that are needed.  Thank you for your patience during construction and please call with any questions or concerns. 

If you could take a moment and fill out our short post-construction survey, we would be most appreciative of the feedback:


Construction will start on Black Brook Road between Cinnamon Drive and Tirrell Hill Road this fall.  All work will be completed by the Department of Public Works and our subcontractors.  A public informational meeting was held at the Tirrell Hill Fire Station on Thursday 9/17/15 for local residents within the work zone.  The DPW Director, Adam Jacobs, went over the preliminary plans with residents and answered questions.  

DPW suggests using the attached detour route during construction as delays should be expected.  Residents within the work zone will be allowed in and out as needed but should also expect delays. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer at 497-3617 x 280 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you would like to be on the email distribution list for this project please contact Adam Jacobs, DPW Director via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Updates are posted here and on the Goffstown DPW Facebook Page as well. 

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9/18/15 - Tree work occured over the last two weeks and crews are expected to mobilize later this month to begin drainage. 

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9/22/15 - Tree work will be finishing up this week and then DPW staff will be on site removing stumps.  Traffic will be down to one lane in sections with flaggers.  Please use caution in the work zone.  We plan to establish a detour route through Cinnamon Drive starting next week.  The section of Black Brook from Cinnamon to Tirrell Hill Road will be marked as local traffic only and residents in this section will be able to get to and from their homes.  Moving thru traffic off this road and onto a detoured route will allow for more efficient construction.

9/28/15 - Last week the crew started Thursday late morning after leaving the New boston Road site.  They installed approx. 155 LF of pipe and unfortunately encoutered ledge.  A subcontractor was hired to hammer out the ledge on Friday.  This week more drainage installation and tree work will occur.  Also please note the DETOUR will be effective tomorrow TUES 9/28/15 until further notice.  Please click here for more information.

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10/5/15 - Contract tree work is 100% complete.  DPW crews will remove stumps where feasible.  Roadside swales (drainage ditches) are being cleaned out.  There were some minor ledge outcrops that needed to be hammered for proper drainage installation.  Several road and driveway culverts were replaced last week as well along with the installation of some 6" underdrain pipe.  DPW crew will continue with drainage and swale installation, stump removal and coordination with Continental Paving for reclamation of the first section so that gravels can be added and graded out in the low areas. 

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10/9/15 -  Road side swales and stump work is approximately 30% complete, all larger cross culvert pipes needing replacement are done and the 6" underdrain pipe work continues (currently 50% completion). 

10/16/15 - The first half of the section under construction has been reclaimed as well as a portion of the Tirrell Hill intersection which will allow for proper realignment to begin.  The underdrain pipe work continues as well as the swale installation.  Some culvert headwalls have been constructed by our crew.  Road fabric and gravel material is being installed to raise the road in the lower sections.  This will help to lift the road out of the seasonal high water table which causes damage in the spring as the water rises under the pavement creating an unstabel surface that is very prone to damage and cracking. 

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10/20/15 - Continental paving will be in tomorrow to reclaim the second half of the road.  Town crew has been placing fabric on the subgrade and hauling in fill as quickly as possible to get the road raised and ready for paving in the next week or two.  Driveway connections will be temporarily matched in due to the new road elevation.  After the roadway is based pave, DPW crews will be back to finalize driveway transistions and get them paved before winter.  Realignment work will continue  at the Tirrell Hill Road intersection and any final drainage will be installed. 

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10/27/15 - Base paving of the road will begin tomorrow after 8AM. Temp ramps may be made any any steep driveway connections until such time that the Town crew can come back and properly grade and pave these driveway transistions.  Also the Town will try to prep the shoulders if time allows behind the paving operation in anticipation for the rain coming tonight and tomorrow.  Thank you all again for your continued patience as we reconstruction Black Brook Road!

11/6/15 - Last week the road was based paved and this week the DPW crews have been installing gravel shoulders, grading in more ditchlines, working on driveway tie-ins and resetting mailboxes.  Fairpoint Communications should be finished with the replacement of the manhole at the Tirrell Hill intersection by the end of today.  Next week the crew will continue with installing gravel shoulders, clearing ditchlines (including stump removal), building headwalls, filling side slopes where shoulders are currently steep, and loaming disturbed areas.  We also hope the striping contractor will be able to fit in Black Brook Road for centerline striping as well. 

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11/13/15 - Some progress was made on BBR this week, despite our crews trying to wrap up several different jobs around town.  The gravel shoulder installation was completed, but there will still be fill work needed to properly back up these shoulders in many places.  Ditch line tuning continued as well.  The Fairpoint manhole was finished and our crews installed fill around that entire corner and started loaming the side slopes.  The centerline was also striped on BBR this week.  Next week we plan work on ditchlines, sloping, headwalls, patching in pavement at the Fire Station, and installing new street signage. 

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12/4/15 - Town crews are continuing to work on Black Brook Road while the weather cooperates.  Signs have been replaced, side slope work is continuing, loaming and seeing of finished graded areas, building stone headwalls and top coating driveways (by end of next week hopefully).  Any work that is not completed, will be finished up in the spring when we return to begin the next phase of Black Brook Road from Tirrell Hill to East Dunbarton Road.  We are also evaluating a few sections of guardrail along the river, but that may not be installed until next year after the top course of pavement.  thank you for your continued patience and please call with any questions or concerns. 

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2010 Lynchville & Danis Parks Water Service Hookups


** The Select Board has approved a one year extension (until October 31st, 2013) on STAG Grant funding for water service hookups.  A formal letter will go out to residents that have not hooked up in the Spring of 2013. 

We are awaiting receipt of all invoices on work recently completed, to determine the amount of available grant funding left.  **


Please contact Jack Shephard, Town Building Inspector at 497-8990 ext.115 with any questions.  Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer, can also be reached at 497-3617 ext. 280 for general questions if Ed is not available.  If you need to contact Manchester Water Works directly with questions related to their rules and regulations, please call Guy Chabot at 624-6494 ext. 303.  




Please note that installation of water services along the shoreline and in low lying areas may be more feasible during drawdowns if scheduled due to the water table being lowered.

Kelley Falls/Namaske Lake - **(NEW)** Update 10/26/11 - Please click here for information on the drawdown of Namaske Lake at the Kelly Falls Dam for flashboard maintenance.  This would be an appropriate time to remove floating docks or to complete installation of water services related to the STAG Grant.  Click here for Enel's official notice of the drawdown. 

Greggs Falls/Glen Lake - We will be drawing down the level of Glen Lake on October 23rd starting around ten in the morning.  The lake level will be lowered from 272.60 to 271.10 (18 inches


Bring in a check written to "The Town of Goffstown" for the specified deposit in your letter, based on the contractor you choose.

  1. MWW Domestic Water Service Application (Rules and Regulations) - All property owners will be required to read this before signing your MWW water service tie card and pressure agreement.  Feel free to read ahead of time so that you do not need to do so at Town Hall.
  2. Plumbing Permit - This should be filled out by whoever is performing
  3. Street Opening Permit - The determination of needing a Street Opening Permit is based off of the as-built information received by MWW and Town tax maps. It is possible that the Town's letter states that a Street Opening Permit is not required for your property, when in fact one is needed based on field conditions. The contractor is responsible for obtaining a Street Opening Permit with the Department of Public Works if the MWW shutoff is less than 6 feet from the edge of pavement and within the Town ROW. 


There are resources available to assist homeowners with the costs of converting to the municipal water system. St. Mary's Bank is working with the Town of Goffstown as part of Lynchville/Danis Park STAG Grant Project to help residents cover related expenses. Financing options feature low rates and comfortable repayment terms. Learn more about these options by visiting or by calling St. Mary’s Bank Member Contact Center at 1-888-786-2791.

USDA Rural Repair & Rehab Loan & Grant


** 2016 UPDATE - There will be a lot of construction activity this summer/fall in the Glenridge neighborhood by several different utility companies/contractors.
Once a schedule is available, it will be posted on here.
Work remaining includes:

  • 300 LF of sewer by Park Construction - Working for the Goffstown Sewer Commission (PROJECT PLANS)
  • Replacement of a private water line on Glenridge neighborhood - Manchester Water Works
  • Drainage and complete road reconstruction on the remainder of Glenridge, Maplewood and West Side Ave - Goffstown Department of Public Works (PROJECT PLANS)

Check back for updates below once the project starts. **


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5/8/17 - Just a quick note to let you know that we have finished with our loaming, seeding and prep of driveways.  We are now waiting for our paving subcontractor, who is behind schedule due to the rain, to give us a pave date.  With rain in the forecast, we understand that additional cleanup may be needed if significantly damaged by the weather.  Please let us know if you have any questions and we thank you for your patience during this project.  

4/20/17 - DPW plans to mobilize to this project on Monday and start working on final cleanup items, including prepping of driveways that were not completed last year, and other final landscaping as well.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you!    

11/25/16 - As a reminder, the pavement course that was installed last week is base course of pavement only; the final wearing course will be paved next spring/summer (including the overlay on Westside Ave).

Before the holiday the crew was able to get the drainage structures raised and paved in, and the sewer contractor did the same with the sewer manholes. The drainage seemed to perform fine with what little rain we’ve had, but the benefit will be seen once the asphalt curb/berm is installed to direct all the water to the inlets.  Next week we will focus on driveway apron preparations and paving, as well as slope and lawn restorations. We’ll do as much as we can before Continental Paving can return for the curbing, which then will allow us to backfill and blend in to all of the lawns.

Also, you may have noticed, Murphy struck again and there was a water line break on Elmwood Ave on Wednesday that was unrelated to the project. Manchester Water Works responded and made temporary pavement repairs. We will monitor the area over the winter and work with MWW for final repairs next summer. The pavement is less than a year old, and therefore is under a moratorium which requires a more comprehensive repair to the damaged section.


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11/18/16 - Well...we were *this* close to having the streets paved this week, but didn't quite make it with College Road taking most of the day today. The roadways have been finish graded and prepared for asphalt, and Continental Paving is set to be back next week (hopefully Monday) to place the base pavement. After that happens, we will be following behind to raise the drainage structures until they are flush with the pavement. Driveways will be prepared for apron paving at a later date. Shoulders will be cleaned up in preparation for the asphalt curbing. Once the curbing is installed, it can be backfilled and finish landscaping can begin.

11/4/16 - Things are certainly looking a little different in the neighborhood, with the removal of a few large trees and some general cleanup beginning this week! A major milestone was reached yesterday, as the drainage work is now complete. Now we can shift to preparations for reclaim of the remaining pavement. Offset stakes are laid out to help maintain the location of the center line of the road, drainage structures, and other utility lines.

It looks as though Continental Paving should have their reclaim machine in town next week to pulverize the rest of the pavement on Maplewood and upper Glenridge. After that, we can begin adding select gravel and grading the roadway base for new pavement. Things can happen pretty quickly at this stage in the project, and I'll keep you posted when we have a tentative paving date.
After the base paving is done, we'll have a couple weeks left to raise drainage structures, pave driveway aprons and asphalt berm, and finish shoulder backfill, slope work, and final loam/seed.
Finally, thank you for your continued patience with the work zone, a project with so many different utilities involved can certainly seem to last forever.

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10/17/16 - Last week began the DPW portion of the project, and we made good progress in the holiday-shortened week. After spending some time clearing trees near the drainage outfall, our crew was able to install nearly 300’ of drain pipe and 4 precast concrete structures. We have not encountered any ledge, and only found one each of abandoned water line and drain pipe…which is pretty good for a project in this area.
The crew will continue replacing drain lines and structures this week, and we should be at or beyond the Maplewood intersection by Friday.

It sounds like the tree contractor will return in the near future, they will start back on the College Road project before moving to Glenridge. Mears/Liberty Utilities has one service connection left tomorrow and patching of the trench on St. Anselm Drive before they are finished in the neighborhood.

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10/7/16 - Mears Construction has moved on this week to begin connection of the house service lines from the gas main. They have indicated that they might be working on Saturday to connect a few more houses. Their expectation is that they will be sufficiently uphill to allow DPW to begin work on the drainage next week. I have no updates as of yet on the schedule for the tree work.

9/30/16 - Another week, another contractor making headway in your neighborhood!
Liberty Utilities and their contractor (Mears) followed hot on the heels of the sewer contractor. They have nearly completed installation and testing of the new gas main, and will begin running service lines to the houses early next week. Mears will begin at the bottom of Glenridge and work back up to St. Anselm Drive. Once they have moved at least a few hundred feet up the street, DPW will mobilize one of our crews from College Road and begin replacing the drainage system at the bottom of the hill. Eversource was not able to include Glenridge in their line clearing efforts, so a private tree service will be in to assist sometime in the next couple weeks. I’ll keep you posted with any updates.

We will have a couple weeks of drainage work, after which the pavement on Maplewood will be reclaimed and preparations for the new pavement will be made. All shoulder, curbing, lawn, and driveway restorations will be done by DPW after paving as the project winds down. Keep your fingers crossed that the ledge encountered during the sewer work was an anomaly…

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9/14/16 - Manchester Water Works finished up their work yesterday and today Park Construction mobilized to start work on the 300 LF section of sewer on Glenridge.
Park expects to be there this week and possibly next.
DPW met with Liberty Utilities and their contractor (Mears) yesterday as well and they will be mobilizing as early as this Friday (9/16) and hope to start gas installation on Monday (9/19).
They will begin at the St. Anselm intersection and cross over to Maplewood Ave first and then move over to Glenridge.
Liberty Utilities expect their work to take at least 2 weeks as well (ending around 9/23).
That means DPW can mobilize at the end of September or first week of October to start draiange installation.
We will keep you posted of any changes to the schedule as we are made aware of them.
Thank you for your continued patience.

9/9/16 - The water line replacement is complete, and the next phase will include sewer line replacement and gas main installation. Park Construction, the contractor for the Sewer Commission, ran into some ledge this week on College Road (perhaps you heard…) and it’s looking like they will be a couple extra days on that job. This will push the start date for the DPW off until probably 9/20.

I am meeting with representatives from Liberty Utilities and Park Construction on Tuesday morning to discuss their plans, and I will be sure to update you when I get more information.

9/2/16 - Manchester Water Works is making good progress with the new water main. The main line installation is complete and tested, and they began swapping over house services to the new public main this morning. It looks as though they will be complete by the middle of next week. Following hot on their heels will be Park Construction to begin work on the sewer main replacement. Sewer anticipates 3-5 days for that project. Also beginning soon will be the installation of the new gas main by Liberty Utilites, they may even begin early on Maplewood if they can avoid the sewer work on Glenridge.

Eversource was also asked to survey a few of the trees that are either at the road edge, unhealthy, or leaning over the road. Hopefully they will be able to assist with the removal and save some of our road budget.

The town portion of the work is tentatively set to begin on Tuesday, September 13th, which would place the completion date at roughly the end of October. I’ll keep you posted if anything changes.

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8/24/16 -
As you’ve noticed, things have kicked off with the water main work this week, but I don’t have too much to report yet. Some ledge has been encountered after the first few hundred feet, hopefully it’s the only section they find. Their crew will be moving up the hill to the intersection of Maplewood to allow the rock hammer some time to chip away near #23. We’ve also adjusted our drainage locations slightly to allow them a bit more room to work and reduce the amount of hammering necessary for the water line. Things are also looking good for the low/no cost gas main expansion effort by Liberty Utilities. If you haven’t already been in touch with Mark Stevens about connecting, I encourage you to do so at

  • I also have a request for curbside collection to help things go more smoothly during the next few weeks starting tomorrow please remember to have all barrels out at the curb by 7am so we can have our trucks go through before the construction begins in the morning.

    If you have any questions about the project, don't hesitate to ask!

    8/22/16- As previsouly scheduled Manchester Water Works is the first to start work on this section of the project. Crews are currently working on installing a new water main followed by connecting serivces to each house. If you have any questions regarding the water main work, you can contact Guy Chabot with Manchester Water Works at (603) 792-2801.

    8/16/16 -Thank you again for those who attended the meeting last night, it was great to see a large turnout. We will keep the lines of communication open with email updates in the lead-up and throughout the project. If you have any questions regarding the water main work which begins Thursday, you can also contact Guy Chabot with Manchester Water Works at (603) 792-2801.

    The rough timeline for the project is:

    1)Manchester Water Works to begin this Thursday, and the work will last around 3 weeks.

    2)The sewer department contractor (Park Construction) will then be in the area for 3-5 days to replace one section of sewer pipe on Glenridge Ave.

    3)The town portion will then begin in mid-late September, and I expect to be base paved and substantially complete by the end of October. I will certainly keep you posted with any changes as they come up.

8/15/16 - Goffstown DPW will be kicking off this years Glenridge neighborhood project with a meeting tonight, August 15th 6pm at the intersection of Glenridge and Elmwood. This is an informational meeting for DPW to answer all of your questions about this project. Keep an eye on this page during the project for updates and project photos. You can also like the public work facebook page at
for photos and updates or subscripe to this projects email lists by contacting Adam Jacobs via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Phase 5 Glenridge Neighborhood Plans

The Manchester Water Works is scheduled to be onsite starting Thursday, August 18th to start the installation of a new waterline. The sewer department should follow them for some sewer repairs and soon after DPW for drainage work and paving.
We thank you for your patience!

7/26/16 - Top coat of asphalt was installed on the sections of road that were base coated last year.
Working on setting up a pre-construction meeting with all parties involved in upcoming 2016 work in the neighborhood.
hoping to develop a schedule that we can then share with residents to let them know what to expect.



2015 Work - The Goffstown Sewer Commission will be starting the Glenridge Sewer Project the week of May 18th.
Please see below for weekly updates.
Questions can be directed to Mike Yergeau, Engineering Technician at 497-3617 x 240.
Project Plans are available online - click here.
The contractor on this project is North East Earth Mechanics.

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5/26/15 - Contractor has installed 56 LF of 15" sewer main on Elmwood Ave.
Ledge has been encountered in the existing trench and was removed with a hammer which is a slow process and causes significant delays.
One house service was installed last week as well.
By pass pumping has been set-up to maintain sewer flows in this area during construction.

5/29/15 -Installed a temporary service to 5 Elmwood and 31 CY of ledge was removed.

6/15/15 - Contractor installed 38 LF of 15" sewer, 21 LF of 6" service pipe and removed 13+CY ledge.
Ledge and large boulders underneath pavement continue to slow progress.

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6/22/15 - Installed 56 LF of 15" sewer pipe, and 15 LF of 6" sewer service pipe. Removed 17.78 cubic yards of ledge.

6/29/15 - The intersection of Elmwood Ave and Glenridge Ave is closed for construction. 112 LF of 15" sewer pipe as well as 20 LF of 6" sewer service pipe were installed. 17.10 cubic yards of ledge were removed and the by-pass pumping was reconfigured.

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7/2/15 - Installed 55 LF of 15" sewer pipe. Completed the installation of 209 LF of 15" sewer main to a newly installed sanitary manhole. Glenridge Ave was reopened for one lane travel for the weekend. Eversource replaced the power cable from pole to teh building located on 17 Glenridge Ave.

7/15/15 - Installed 46 LF of 15" sewer pipe, and 27 LF of 6" sewer service pipe. Removed 11.26 cubic yards of ledge.

7/20/15 - Installed 74 LF of 15" sewer pipe, and 25.5 LF of 6" sewer service pipe. Removed 19.28 cubic yards of ledge.

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8/7/15 - Installed 257 LF of 15" sewer pipe, and 71 LF of 6" sewer service pipe. Removed 73.82 cubic yards of ledge. Installed high performance cold patch and completed point repair located on St. Anselm's Drive.

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8/14/15 - Sewer pipe work is completed and contractor started to box out the road and install gravel layers.
Sewer testing is in progress as well.

8/21/15 - DPW crews mobilized to this site to install drainage this afternoon and were able to install one catch basin and 40 feet of 12" pipe.
Short day, but we'll be back next week.

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8/24/15 - Contractor contined with road construction and sewer testing.
Brick inverts are being installed inside the new sewer manholes.

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8/28/15 - Contractor continued with boxing out the road, installing gravels and brick inverts in manholes.

9/8/15 - Last week the contractor continued with installation of sewer manhole brick inverts, compaction testing of gravels, fine grading and paving of Elmwood and Gelenridge.
Work still remaining is paving on St. Anselm, tying in residential driveways, gravel shoulders, manhole testing and additional brick invert work.

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9/11/15 - Adjusted manholes to grade as needed and installed base course of pavement on St. Anselm Drive.
Also paved in driveways with base course on Glenridge and Elmwood.
Performed internal tv inspection of some of the new sewer pipe.

9/17/15 - Loamed and seeded where cleanouts were installed.
Contractor has demobilized from site and will be back in the Spring 2016 to complete the top course of pavement, additional loaming and seeding as needed and any other final punchlist items.
We thank you for your patience and will see you next spring.

** Majority of this project was completed in 2015.  The second pedestrian bridge on Pleasant Street over Whittle Brook was not installed last year due to a utility pole conflict.  Now that has been removed the pedestrian bridge can be installed.  This work will start June 21st with a FULL BRIDGE CLOSURE on June 27th.  Updates to this portion of the project will be added to the bottom of this post. **


New Boston Road between Bog Road and Hermsdorf will be reconstructed this year.  Plans are available to view online - click here.  We are currently in Phase 3.  Phase 1 was Pleasant Street from Main St to Bog Road and Phase 2 was the outer end of New Boston Road.  Work included in Phase 3 of this project will be reclamation of the roadway (grinding it up), drainage pipe and structures, water main and services, curbing, sidewalk and two layers of pavement.  Water main work will be conducted by the Goffstown Village Water Precinct and their contractor.  All other work will be completed by the Department of Public Works and our subcontractors. 

The Pedestrian Bridges over both Whittle Brook and Bog Brook will also be replaced as part of this project.  Please click here for plans.  Lastly there will be deck repairs, membrane installation and new guardrail installed on the Bog Brook Bridge.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer at 497-3617 x 280 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you for your patience.

Whittle Brook Bridge - Pleasant Street Bog Brook Ped Bridge - 2015

New Boston Rd precon 2015


Latest updates will be directly below this line.  Scroll down for older postings as the project progresses.


5/18/15 - Water main work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday May 26th.  All affected properties will be contacted by the Goffstown Village Water Precinct.  Temporary water mains will be run during construction.  Please contact Lee Minnich with any questions on water main work at 486-8621.  The Town anticipates starting road and drainage construction work the week after July 4th. 

7/13/15 - Water main work was completed several weeks ago and the DPW should be mobilizing tomorrow, Tuesday - July 14th to begin work.  The focus this week will be on the New Boston Road Pedestrian Bridge over Bog Brook which is scheduled for replacement.  The Town will start removing the old pedestrian bridge and prepping for the installation of the new concrete abutments. 

7/24/15 - The old pedestrian bridge and abutments over Bog Brook have been removed.  The existing bridge wingwalls also needed to be cut to make room for the new precast ped bridge that will be installed in this location.  Crew also started installing a gabion basket retaining wall per the plans in front of the old wingwall.

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8/6/15 -  

TRAFFIC ALERT: The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces the closure of New Boston Rd for bridge renovations and road work starting Tuesday, August 11th at 7 am. All traffic will be detoured using Parker Road in New Boston. Only local residents will be allowed in the work zone and all businesses will be open during construction. The road should remain closed for a few weeks and will be reopened prior to the first day of school for Goffstown School District, weather permitting.

There will be no thru traffic on New Boston Rd between Bog Rd and Hermsdorf Ave during this time period. All businesses will be open.

Click the link below for a map of the detour route.;usp=sharing

8/7/15 - Three catch basins and 220' of 12" HDPE pipe installed. Drainage from Hermsdorf Ave was tied in. Boulder wall/rip rap placed at bridge slopes, and area was prepped for crane.


8/11/15 - Road closure prep; installing detour signs, jersey barriers, etc. Prepared pedestrian bridge for form work, set bridge decking using large crane. Asphalt was stripped from the road bridge and damaged pieces were jackhammered away.



8/20/15 - Bridge deck work continues. Reclaiming now. Fine grading and base paving of most of the road possibly by Friday. Bridge paving next week if not done in time. All drainage work (below grade) is complete. We'll raise structures after paving. Curbing *tentatively* first week in September.

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8/26/15 - Last week the deck rehabilitation work was completed and the deck was covered in a membrane and then paved over yesterday.   Bridge is now open for thru traffic.  Structures are being rasied to grade today now that pavement of the travel lanes is completed.  this is an improtant task so that the new road can take on water runoff and the curbing cannot be installed until all structures are raised up.  Some of the driveways are being prepped for pavement but driveway work will continue into next week.  DPW crews have also been doing general site cleanup and removal of an unecessary traffic control devices.  Meeting with numerous subcontractors for work involving bridge parapet walls, fencing, guardrail and stone walls. 


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8/31/15 - This week DPW crews will be grubbing out the new sidewalk, cleaning up edges, prepping and paving all driveways on the north side of the road (opposite of the new sidewalk).  Driveways on the sidewalk side will be completed at the same time as paving the nwe sidewalk.  Landscaping on the sidewalk side will also happen after the sidewalk is paved.  Once our other crew has completed all drainage over at another project (Glenridge Sewer Project) they will remobilize to this site and work on the second pedestrian bridge over Whittle Brook. 

9/8/15 - Sidewalk is grubbed out and the Town is waiting on the curbing subcontractor to install granite curbing.  Once that is completed, DPW will be back on site to install the crushed gravel for the sidewalks and then they can be paved.  Not sure when DPW will be mobilizing down to the second pedestrain bridge as there are delays with the utility company getting the existing pole moved out of our way.

9/18/15 - Curbing was installed by Tri-State Curb last week and DPW crews backed up the curbing with concrete to lock it in place.  After that, a layer of crushed gravel will be installed and graded in preparation for paving.

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9/28/15 - Last week the DPW completed crushed gravel of the new sidewalks and they were based paved on Friday.  Today they will be top coated and then the DPW can complete any final cleanup items. 

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10/1/15 - Bell Road survived the recent storm, was fine graded today and will be paved tomorrow.  Please expect delays.  Thank you!

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10/5/15 - Bell Road was paved last week and the masons are making great progress on the new stone veneer for the Bog Brook Bridge over New Boston Road. 

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10/27/15 - All of New Boston Road and Pleasant Street from the intersection at Main Street up to the urban compact line at 223 New Boston Road will be top coated today.  Over the last two weeks the masons finished up their work on the bridge veneer and the fencing subcontractor also came in to install the chain link fencing.  


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12/4/15 - Guardrail was installed last week on site and now the road is complete for the winter.  DPW will be back in the spring to finish any outstanding punchlist items.  As always, please call with any questions or concerns.  Thank you all for your patience this construction season!

If you could take a moment and fill out our short post-construction survey, we would be most appreciative of the feedback:


6/17/16 - Work on the second pedestrain bridge will begin on Tuesday June 21st and is expected to last several weeks.  A traffic alert has been issued for the section Pleasant Street from Bog to South Mast Road.  Traffic will be down to alternating two-way, so delays should be expected.  An optional detour route on West Union Street will be available as well.  Also a seperate traffic alert will be issued next week for the one-day bridge closure on Monday June 27th. 

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6/22/16 - The old pedestrian bridge has been removed, abutments are installed and site is ready for installation of large precast plank scheduled for Monday June 27th.  There will be a full bridge/road closure on Monday as a crane is needed to install the large precast concrete sidewalk plank.  Click here for bridge closure traffic alert.

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7/1/16 - Set the precast concrete pedestrian bridge on Monday with a crane.  Everythng lined up great!  Paved in the sidewalk transitions as well this week.  Fencing should be next week along with masonry repairs to existing bridge headwall.  

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7/7/16 - Fencing was installed today on the predestrain bridge for safety.  Project should be wrapped up in another week or so. 

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The lower half of Paige Hill Road from Elm Street to Winter Hill will be reconstructed this year.  Work included in this project will be reclamation of the roadway (grinding it up), drainage pipe and structures and two layers of pavement.  All work will be completed by the Department of Public Works and our subcontractors.  Contact; Eric Gustafson, Engineering Technician, at (603) 497-3617 ext.227 with any questions. Keep checking this page for construction updates.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING: A public information meeting will be held for the Paige Hill Road Project. The meeting will be held at Goffstown Town Hall 16 Main St. Goffstown, NH in Room 106 on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m..

Proposed Construction Plans (Click on sheet link below to view construction plans)

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5/27/15 - The Goffstown Department of Public Works announces construction work related to the Paige Hill Road Reclamation Project, starting Wednesday, May 27th. The work zone will be between Elm Street and Winter Hill Road and will be closed to all thru traffic. Only local residents or businesses needing access in/out of the work zone will be allowed. Delays should be expected 7am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. All thru traffic must use the detour from Elm Street to Locust Hill Road. The road will reopen to thru traffic each night.

6/5/15 - The following was installed this week:  47 LF of 12" drain, 37LF of 18" drain, two (2) headwalls, 440 LF of 6" underdrain pipe, and 200 LF of ditchline.  Ledge was encountered at STA 11+50 - 13+40.  Hammer arrived late Thursday morning and also worked on Friday.  Hammer will be back Monday to finish removal of ledge.  Roadway was swept each night, check dams touched up and calcium on all trenches for the weekend.  Numerous layers of pavement found when installing cross culverts.  

  pipe work

6/12/15 - Continued with hammering ledge under the road and ditchline at STA. 10+50— STA. 13+50.  Installed another 100’ of 6” underdrain pipe, 50’ of 18” HDPE pipe at a driveway and 60’ of 15” HDPE pipe at the Winter Hill intersection.  Retuned 200’ of ditchline in front of #61 Paige Hill.  Installed and replaced check dams for erosion control purposes.

7/13/15 -
Drainage work has been completed and the road is being reclaimed today.  Grading will occur tomorrow and paving on Wednesday (weather permitting).  After that there will be clean up work - loam, seed, shouldering, and driveways tie-ins.  Thank you for your patience as this project has progressed.   

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7/24/15 - At this point the road has been paved and shouldered. Driveways are being tied in and swales are being completed with stone or loam and seed. Road stuctures have been raised and made flush with the road surface to accept drainage.  Next week curbing will be installed and more driveways will joined to the road.

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8/4/15 - The construction on Paige Hill has been completed! Curbing has all been installed and driveways tied in. Thank you for your patience and enjoy the new road! 



The Town of Goffstown has received Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Grant Funding for the two Mast Road Village Intersections at Route 13 / Route 114.  The scope of work looks to improve safety along the corridor, reduce congestion and calm traffic.  The Department of Public Works would like to involve the public as much as possible throughout this project.  Please see below for all information about this project as it goes through the planning, design and construction phases.

Click here to view the FINAL PLAN SET for this project. 

These plans were last updated April 2017.  

Consultant Engineer - McFarland Johnson

Please feel free to contact Meghan Theriault, Director of Public Works, with any questions regarding this project.

Mast Rd Pleasant St Aerial

Mast Rd High St Aerial


12/10/15 - Letters of Intent went out to each property owner who we anticipate impacts to (either temporary or permanent) from this project.  We ask that you contact Meghan Theriault at 603-497-3617 x 280 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view set up a meeting with you to go over your rights as a prooperty owner and explain what the next steps are in estimating the just compensation for the use of your property during construction.  Plans are still under review by NHDOT at this time.

11/27/15 -The plans are still up at NHDOT for review (click here to view the Sept 2015 plan set).  Since this time we have met with abutters on the south side of North Mast Street across from Sullys/Bi-Wise and those changes are not reflected on these plans but will be incorporated into the next set.  Letters of Intent will be sent out soon to all affected abutters (where temporary or permanent easements are required) of this project.  Please read these letters closely and contact Meghan Theriault at 603-497-3617 x 280 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view set up a time to meet and discuss the project and its impacts to your property in more detail.   

10/28/15 - The Town's Consultant has submitted a new package of plans (called PS&E Plans) to the NHDOT for review and comment.

9/30/15 - The Town had sent out letters to abutters requesting input on the current design plans in May and again in September.  We have met with several abutters and had meetings to discuss impacts and have made some changes to the plan in an effort to address these concerns. 

2/13/15 - Preliminary Design Plans have been submitted to the NHDOT for review and comment.

9/25/14 - The Engineering Study was recently approved by NHDOT.  We now have the authority to enter preliminary design with the design engineer McFarland Johnson.  The Town will be contacting several abutters at each project site to have discusssions about potential property impacts before starting preliminary design.

4/9/14 - And Engineering Study was submitted to the state for review and preliminary comments were recieved and are being worked on by the consultant (MFJ).

10/25/13 - The following One Way Loop Alternatives information was discussed at the last Steering Committee Meeting. A summary of the committee's discussion was then brought to the 10/21/13 BOS meeting.

10/2/13 - This group will be meeting again on Tuesday October 15th at 6pm Town Hall - Room 106.  Discussions will be on the one-way loop alternative for the Elm/High/Main St intersection that MFJ has been studying and some new information for the Mountain/Pleasant St intersection. 

8/6/13 - The Town held the Alternatives Workshop last week and here is the formal presentation that was given by McFarland and Johnson.  

7/22/13 - Here are the meeting minutes from the CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting on July 9th.  The next meeting will be a formal Public Meeting to discuss the alternatives that were reviewed by the CMAQ Committee and their recommendations for each intersection.  The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 31st at Goffstown High School Auditorium - click here for meeting notice.  Posters of the alternatives will be available to view at 6PM and a formal presentation will be given at 7PM.  Questions and comments from the public will be taken after the presentation.  We encourage the public to attend and voice their concerns/input relative to a future design for these two important Village intersections. 

In an effort to get information out prior to the meeting please see below for a list of the alternatives that were presented to the CMAQ Steering Committee along with a matrix summary for each intersection.  This info will be reviewed in more detail at the July 31st meeting.


Alternatives Comparison Matrix

Project Issues Map

(click each seperate option below for the respective map/figure)

  • Traffic Signal
  • Roundabout
  • "No-Build" - This was the recommended alternative of the majority of CMAQ Committee members.  For more info on why, please see the meeting minutes above. 


Alternatives Comparison Matrix

Project Issues Map

(click each seperate option below for the respective map/figure)

7/12/13 - Here are the meeting minutes from the CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting on June 25th.  This group met again this past Tuesday and will post meeting minutes from that meeting also when they become available.  The next meeting will be a formal Public Meeting to discuss the alternatives that were reviewed by the CMAQ Committee and their recommendations for each intersection. The location and date have yet to be set. We will keep you posted. 

6/17/13 - Here are the meeting minutes from our last CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting held on June 4th. This group will be meeting again on Tuesday June 25th at Town Hall - Room 106.

6/4/13 - Tonight will be the first CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting. The Select Board decided to accept all three applications and increase the number of citizen reps on the committee.  Names will be posted to the link at the top of the page for appointed members soon. Click here for a summary of meeting minutes from the recent Public Listening Session. 

5/23/13 - Thank you to all of those who attended our meeting this Tuesday.  Please click here to see the Presenation given by McFarland and Johnson (MFJ) on the Project Listening Session Night.  Most of the night was spent hearing feedback from the community.  I am working with GTV to see if I can post the video from that night in case you missed it.  Next staff and MFJ will be meeting with the CMAQ Steering Committee (most of which has been appointed by the BOS already) to discuss potential alternatives to be studied. 

5/8/13 - The creation of a CMAQ Steering Committee was recently approved by the Select Board and is in the process of being established.  Once members are know they will be listed on this page.   

Original CMAQ Steering Committee - Click here for the appointed members to this committee.

Below is information on this years road reclamation projects.  If you have any questions, please call Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer, at 497-3617 ext. 280. 

CLICK HERE for all current traffic alerts related to the projects listed below.



The Department of Public Works will be rebuilding Worthley Hill Road between #19 Worthley Hill and Lamson. Work will include drainage pipe, drainage structures, curbing, road reclamation, and paving. This website will be used to post updates as the project progresses. The road will be closed to all thru traffic, only local residents will be allowed in the work zone. All residents above the work zone must use the Merrill Road detour. Please see Traffic Advisories for more information and a Detour Map.

11/7/14 -Subcontractor arrived yesterday to complete berm work and this will hopefully be completed today.

10/7/14 - Sidewalk is paved, waiting on subcontractor for installation of cape cod berm.

9/23/14 - Base paving completed.  Curbing installation to occur this week hopefully.  Sidewalk  reconstruction to start soon. 

8/29/14 Drainage installation is complete on this section of Worthley Hill. Paving and sidewalk curbing installation to be scheduled soon. 

8/8/14 - Drainage work is ongoing at Worthley Hill and will remain for the next few weeks.

7/22/14 - Worthley Hill will be closed starting today for the next few weeks. The DPW crew will be mobilizing and start removing sidewalks for drainage installation.   


The Department of Public Works will be rebuilding Addison Road from Longbrook Drive to Shirley Hill Rd.  Work will include drainage pipe, drainage structures, curbing, road reclamation (grinding), and paving.  This website will be used to post regular updates as the project progresses.

2014 Update - The DPW crew will be finishing the lower section and then starting the upper section later this year.  No timeline on mobilization to Addison yet. 

Addison Road Construction Plans - Upper Section Phase 2

Addison Road Construction Plans - Lower Section Phase 3

11/7/14 - Lower section was completed (berm and finish work).  Upper section is being based paved today.  Next we will need driveways and curbing from our subcontractor and then cleanup work.

10/7/14 - Road has been based paved and driveways are almost completed.  Waiting on subcontractor for four more driveways to be paved and installation of bituminous curbing.  After that, curbing will be backed up and crew will be mobilizing to top section of Addison in hopes to get it base paved before winter.  Letters were sent to residents in lower section explaining this process and the reasons for moving to the upper section before completely finishing the lower section.

9/25/14 - Draiange is completed, road has been reclaimed and Town is now flipping material and installing fabric beneath reclaim layer.  Been running two crews at this locationin in an effort to get this lower section of Addison paved asap. 

8/29/14 - DPW crews will be working on the lower section of Addison Road to finish drainage and paving in the area of Longbrook and Zan Dr. Work is expected to last the next few weeks. The road will be closed from Longbrook Dr to Shirley Hill Rd, residents within the work zone will have access to their homes. See traffic advisories for more information.  

6/6/14 - Public Info meeting was held in May.  No timeline on mobilization yet. 

11/18/13 - Base course pavement was completed last week.  DPW continues to work on cleanup items on the lower section.

10/25/13 - Drainage has been installed from Zan down to Shirley Hill Road over the last few weeks.  Both granite box culverts in this section have also been capped with concrete to help protect and distribute the traffic load over them.  The utility companies have been on site over the last few days installing new poles and starting to transfer wires as needed to accomodate a section of road near a sharp curve that we are shifting slightly.  The DPW crew is currently working on flipping the reclaim material and installing fabric underneath it.    The plan is to get theis lower section paved before the temps start to get too cold so that we have the best finished product we can.  After that we will have to assess the forecast to see if we should continue this year or next year as paving in temps below 40 degrees is not recommended.

10/2/13 - Roadwork on Addison Road will begin this week.  The crew will begin on the lower section of the road near Shirley Hill.  Road work will begin with grubbing and ditching alongside Addison Road.

9/16/13 - Trees flagged to be removed are being trimmed and cut this week. 

9/5/13 - Door hangers placed on all abutters of road project.  Road work to being within the next few weeks.

8/28/13 - DPW crews will be mobilizing to Addison Road in the next few weeks after we wrap up construction on Pleasant Street.  Trees have been flagged for cutting and wood will be left for a min of 72 hours for property owners.  If you have any questions about wood or other concerns, please do not hesitate to call Alex Cannan, Assistant Town Engineer at 497-3617, ext 227. 

8/14/13  - The Town will be sending out notices and placing door hangers to all abutters of the project for the upcoming Public Info Meeting on August 20th, 2013 at 5:30 pm.  Please see link above for more information.



** Section under construction this year will be Pollard to Montelona. **

East Dunbarton Project Plans

John Neville Excavating (JNE)
Phone 497-4427

11/7/14 - EDR is now in final completion for this year, some small miscellaneous cleanup and punchlist items wil be completed before snow fall. Top asphalt will be installed in the spring. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or conserns on the project please contact Eric Gustafson 497-3617 Ext.227. 

10/9/14 - We will be waiting on Brox, the paver for the town, to come and finish pave driveways. The original paving date scheduled for today was canceled by Brox. JNE will be on site for this week finishing miscellaneous cleanup and punchlist items. 

10/7/14 - JNE will be on site doing clean up work and prepairing driveways for paving scheduled for Thursday or Friday this week. The road will be closed to thru traffic during this time.

9/25/14 - Road paving occured yesterday. This is the base layer of pavement and a top coat layer will need to be installed next spring/summer after the road has gone trhough one winter season.  Town is working with the paving subcontractor (BROX) to schedule curbing and driveway paving.  JNE has demobilized currently.  After the paving work is completed, JNE will finish clean up work so that we can close out the project.  Road should be open to through traffic at this point.   

9/17/14 - Road grading will be taking place the rest of this week and base paving is scheduled for Tuesday (9/23). Resident driveway tie ins will then be blended and paved, areas loam and seeded and other various clean up task to make the road function and look like new.

8/29/14 - We have crossed a large mile marker on East Dunbarton Road as all required drainage pipe on East Dunbarton Road has been installed by JNE. Road reclamation grinding is scheduled to take place Wednesday or Thursday next week. 

8/8/14 - JNE is now working on East Dunbarton Road between Lisa Dr and Jenny Ln. As anticipated  heavy ledge has been encournted slowing down the project slightly. A rock hammer is being used to excavate the ledge as needed to keep the project moveing.

7/31/14 - JNE is makeing progress on East Dunbarton Road with 8 drainage structures and 1,000 LF of pipe has been installed. On a negitive note the site has been subject to vandalism and we apploigise for any confusion with detour signs around the site. JNE is working with Goffstown Police on this matter.

7/22/14 - JNE is installing drainage structure and pipe on Pollard Road then working their way up East Dunbarton Road from Pollard Road.  

7/16/14 - East Dunbarton will be closed starting 7/17/14. All thru traffic must use the detour from Black Brook to Grady Hill Road. Only local residents or businesses needing access in/out of the work zone will be allowed. The road will reopen to thru traffic each night. See traffic alerts for more info and a detour map.

The contractor will be starting with the installation of drainage structures and pipe.

7/8/14 - The Department of Public Works will be rebuilding East Dunbarton Road between Montelona Road and Pollard Road.  Work will begin July 9, 2014.  Large trees have been flagged for cutting this week.  There will also be smaller trees, brush and limbing done.  Tree crew will come in this week to start cutting.  If you want any wood from the trees in front of your property, please contact us.  Wood is typically left for 2-3 days and then picked up by tree crew. 

6/6/14 - Public Meeting was held in May.  JNE plans to mobilize after school early summer after school is out.   

11/25/13 - Plans and specs are currently out to bid. Bid Opening date is set for Thursday, December 12 at 10am.  This project is scheduled for Spring 2014 construction.

10/25/13 - Easement letters went out to residents last week and plans are nearly finished.  Currently working on the bid specifications and quantities.  Ledge probles will be completed next week to determine a better quantitity for the bid.  It was decided that the public hearing should wait until next spring when it gets closer to construction start.  Notices for this meeting will got out next spring. 

10/2/13 - We are finalizing plans and will have a public meeting in the next month to review plans with residents and obtain feedback.  Letters will also go out for drainage easements which are needed along this project.

4/9/14 - This project went out to bid last fall and was awarded to John Neville Excavating.  Still trying to get all easements signed before starting construction.  Anticipating summer construction currently. 


Phase 1 - From South Mast Road to Bog Road - Completed 2013

** Phase 2 - From Hermsdorf to Urban Compact Line (2014 DPW Project) ** 

Phase 3 - Hermsdorf to Bog Road - possibly 2015.

NHDOT to pave a shim layer on New Boston Road up to Urban Compact Line - see notice here. 

New Boston Project Plans - Phase 2 and 3

8/8/14 - This phase of New Boston Road is now complete thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or conserns on the project please contact us. 

6/17/14 - We have two crews out on New Boston Road trying to finish up drainage this week.  We will then be reclaiming the road on Tuesday and paving next Friday if all the stars align.  After paving, there will be shouldering, driveway tie ins and cleanup work to do so just because the road is black we won't be done yet.  If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call. 

6/12/14 - Mobilized to project this week and started drainage installation.  Expect approx 2 weeks of drainage and then reclamation (grinding of road) will be scheduled. 

6/6/14 - Public Info Meeting was held in May.  Green door hangers were placed on properties within or very close to the work zone.  DPW crews expect to mobilize very soon.  A traffic alert will be sent out later today via NIXLE. 

4/9/14 - Preliminary plans were sent to the BOS for approval.  Those plans will be uploaded here in the next week.  A public informational meeting will be set in the coming weeks and posted on here as well.  This will allow residents a chance to review the plans and any last minute edits can be made prior to start of construction.  This work will be completed by the Goffstown DPW.  No timeline on start of construction yet.  



Updates to the Reed Street & Temple Court Sewer Project will be posted on this webpage.  If you have questions at any time, please contact Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer, at 497-3617 ext. 280 or cell 365-6160.  Thank you for your patience during this very busy construction season!


Sewer Plans - Last revised 6/20/12

10/2/13 -The Town is working with the contractor to close out this project.  All punchlist items (field related) are completed and we are awaiting submittals of as-builts and TV inspection.  Thank you for your patience during the construction season. 

8/28/13 - Unfortunately the contractor on this project came to Town back in July to raise structures for paving and has not been back since to complete the work.  We recieved an email today stating that the milling and paving will be occuring tomorrow.  Both Reed Street and Temple Court will be shut down.  Please see the Traffic Alert for more information.  Also, it is expected that punchlist items will be completed within the next week also.  If there are any issues that the Town is not aware of, please contact Meghan Theriault per above phone asap.  Thank you for your patience!

7/12/13 - The contractor is coming back next week to finish last years sewer project.  There will be raising of manhole covers, final paving and cleanup work occuring.  Both Reed and Temple maybe closed periodically due to the work, but will be reopened each night.  Please click here for Traffic Alert. 

9/12/12 - Both Reed and Temple Court have been based paved.  Driveways have been base coated also.  All top coat pavement will be done next year after it has a chance to go through a winter season.  Loaming and seeding will be completed this week.  Thank you again for your patience and cooperation during construction!

8/29/12 -Sewer services have all been installed.  Contractor has prepped for road gravels and will be installing those this week.  Both Reed and Temple Court will be prepped for pavement next Tuesday and pavement is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th. 

8/17/12 - Sewer main and manhole on Reed Street installed this week.  Inverts being installed currently.  If all goes as planned, next week sewer services will be installed on both streets and the following week the roads will be prepped and new gravels installed.   See updated traffic alert for detour information. 

8/10/12 - Continued with ledge removal on Reed Street.  Sewer main and manhole on North end of Temple Court was installed this week.  Sewer service installation started.  Installation of sewer main on Reed Street expected to start on Monday.  Please see traffic alerts for road closure information.  

8/3/12 - Project has been VERY slow going due to hard ledge that was encountered.  Today the run of sewer and manhole was installed on the South end of Temple Court.  With houses so close to the road, the contractor does not have a lot of options for removing ledge.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for the loud noises from drilling and hammering during construction.  Please call DPW with any questions. 

7/26/12 - Approximately 130 feet of sewer has been installed and one new manhole on Temple Court.  Contractor has been progressing with the sewer main in a north direction along Temple Court.  Hard ledge was encountered which has been very time consuming to remove.  A road closure notice has been put in effect as of today for safety reasons.

Project Starting 7/9/12 on Temple Court.  Please see traffic alert for more information on road closures during construction and suggested detour routes.

This section contains complete information regarding ARRA Projects to include Pineridge Street Drainage Project, Lynchville-Danis Parks Drinking Water Project, South Mast Street Drainage Project, Mast Road Sewer Upgrade Project.  Check "Road Closures and Traffic Alerts" section (found on the Town's homepage) for additional information on traffic impacts related to construction of the projects below.