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CIP35 - Phase 5 - Penacook Village Utility Improvements
November 27, 2013 Update:
Next week, the contractor will continue with underground utility conduit installation in the vicinity of Canal Street and also the north side of the bridge. The bridge work is almost complete with some minor punch list items to be addressed next week.

November 22, 2013 Update:
Early next week, the contractor will continue with underground utility conduit installation in the vicinity of Canal Street and the bridge. The contractor plans to have the trench work paved by end of day Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no work on Thursday or Friday. The bridge work is just about complete with some minor work to occur underneath the bridge next week.

November 15, 2013 Update:
Three Unitil utility vaults have been installed and next week’s work will include connecting each of these vaults with the underground conduit. Work will continue from Merrimack Street, northerly toward Canal Street, and then to the bridge. The bridge abutments in the northbound lane were formed and poured this past week. The deck membrane and paving of the northbound lane will take place early next week with striping of the bridge to occur by week's end.

November 8, 2013 Update:
The utility vault at the intersection of Merrimack Street and Village Street has been set. The second of three structures will be set in the northbound lane on the north side of the bridge on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Once again, a large crane will be used to set this structure on Tuesday. The bridge deck membrane and paving on the southbound lane of the bridge has been completed and the traffic pattern has now been shifted to the southbound lane so work on the northbound lane can begin.

November 1, 2013 Update:
The utility vault at the intersection of Merrimack Street and Village Street is scheduled to be set next Wednesday and Thursday, November 6th and 7th. A traffic lane shift will occur in this area over these two days, including overnight in this area. A large crane will be used to set this structure. The bridge deck membrane and paving of the southbound lane should be complete by mid-week and traffic across the bridge will then shift to the southbound side in preparation for the northbound lane work.

October 25, 2013 Update:
Underground utility work in the Penacook Village will continue next week down Village Street in the northbound lane from Merrimack Street, where a utility vault will be set for Unitil, and continue north towards Canal Street. The bridge expansion joints in the southbound lane have been set and concrete has been poured. The bridge deck membrane is scheduled to be placed by the end of next week followed by paving the southbound lane. Traffic across the bridge will then shift to the southbound side in preparation for the northbound lane work.

October 18, 2013 Update:
Utility infrastructure improvements and bridge repairs continue in Penacook Village. The utility contractor has completed installation of conduit duct banks through Sanders Street and will continue through Canal Street next week. Paving of trenches is expected early next week as work areas are completed. The bridge contractor completed the placement of concrete on the northwest expansion joint and will complete the southwest expansion joint next week. Although traffic can flow through the work site, minor delays are expected from time to time.

October 11, 2013 Update:
Next week, underground utility work along Village Street in Penacook will continue on the side streets including Sanders, Canal, and Washington Streets. The bridge expansion joint on the north abutment wall in the southbound lane has been set, while work on the south abutment wall continues. The north abutment wall should see formwork, rebar, and concrete placement next week. Travel impacts are limited but, nonetheless, minor delays through Penacook Village are expected.

October 4, 2013 Update:
Underground utility work continues in Penacook Village in the vicinity of Boudreaux Square. Traffic delays are to be expected with alternating one way traffic. Next week, the bridge contractor will begin to form the north abutment wall and demolish the south abutment wall. Two way traffic flows will continue on the bridge.

September 27, 2013 Update:
Underground utility work continues in Penacook Village. Liberty Utilities has completed their portion of the work. The bridge work has begun and parking along the bridge has been eliminated to allow for two-way traffic flow during construction.

September 20, 2013 Update:
Sewer Manhole work has been completed. The conduit installation for the utilities has begun and will continue in the vicinity of Washington Street. Liberty Utilities has completed the gas main upgrade work from Meter to Coral and should be complete with their work on the bridge by next Friday. Contractors will start the bridge expansion joint rehabilitation work by on Monday, September 23rd.

September 13, 2013 Update:
The utility infrastructure project in Penacook will continue next week with drainage and sewer manhole installations occurring in the vicinity of Sanders Street and Tanner Street.
Liberty Utilities will continue their gas main upgrade work. Contractors Beck & Bellucci
are expected to begin the bridge deck membrane and expansion joint replacement work
by the end of next week.

September 6, 2013 Update:
Next week, drainage and sewer manhole installations will occur in the vicinity of Sanders Street and Village Street. Liberty Utilities will begin tying in gas services between Meter and Coral Streets and has begun the work across the bridge as well.

August 30, 2013 Update:
Utility infrastructure improvements in Penacook Village are underway. Next week, the contractor will continue with drainage and sewer manhole installation in the vicinity of Washington Street and Village Street. Liberty Utilities continues with their work in relaying their gas main form Meter Street to Coral Street and will be replacing their expansion joints across the bridge as well.

August 23, 2013 Update:
Construction signage for the utility infrastructure improvements on Village Street in Penacook has been installed. Construction is scheduled to commence on Monday, August 26th. The Contractor has begun to layout the project and intends to begin their work at the intersection of Washington Street and Village Street with the installation of new drainage pipe and structures, along with the Fairpoint underground conduit. Liberty Utilities continues with their work in relaying their gas main form Meter Street to Coral Street and will begin replacing their expansion joints across the bridge next week as well. Comcast and Fairpoint will be on the street working their overhead lines in the area for the next several weeks in preparation to go underground this fall.

Traffic delays are expected through the work zone beginning at Stark Street to the Boscawen Town Line. It is strongly recommended that commuters seek alternate routes if possible. We thank the public for its patience and cooperation as we work through the Village.

August 16, 2013 Update:
The Penacook Village utilities improvements are scheduled to commence on Monday, August 26th. The contractor will begin to mobilize their equipment beginning on or about Tuesday, August 20th. Liberty Utilities has begun their work in relaying their gas main form Meter Street to Coral Street and will be replacing their expansion joints across the bridge as well. Commuter traffic can expect delays through the work zone beginning at Stark Street up to the Boscawen Town Line. This phase of construction is scheduled to be complete by Thanksgiving.