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Highway Department Updates


June 25, 2024:
Summer is in full swing at the Highway Garage as our crew is busy tackling much needed road maintenance/repair projects. For the past couple weeks and throughout the rest of the summer, you can find our crew around town prioritizing grading and rebuilding the base of our gravel roads. In the 2024 budgeting process, we agreed to take a year off of paving and instead focus on more significant improvements to gravel roads as we've seen our road bases deteriorate during the last few mud/summer seasons.

In addition to gravel work, we'll also take care of some roadside high limbing and culvert repairs as time allows.  With a small five-person crew and demanding winter season, summer project timing is often fluid based upon crew schedules for much needed/earned time off! As summer ends, we'll transition to roadside mowing and wrap-up maintenance before winter quickly approaches.

Highway Department hours throughout the summer are Monday-Thursday, 6 AM - 4 PM but you can always reach out to our on-call phone (603-520-1538) for time sensitive matters.

April 30, 2024:
Just a friendly reminder that the Sandwich Notch Road is still closed until Thursday 5/2. We have opened the barricades just so we can travel the road to do work and will close them at the end of the day. Please stay off the road until we can get our work done! Thank you.

April 23, 2024:
The Sandwich Notch Road is currently closed to vehicular traffic due to conditions. We anticipate reopening the road on Friday, May 3rd. If you have questions, please call the highway department.

August 9, 2023:
Bearcamp Pond Road is closed to through traffic due to flooding over the road on the 113 side. Please seek alternate routes. An update will be provided when the road is reopened. Thank you, Ty Bryant - Road Agent.

July 12, 2023: Town paving will take place July 13th! . Impacted roads include Quimby Field Road, Grove Street, Church Street, and Heard Road (beginning section to the Benz Center). The Quimby Field parking lot and Town Hall parking lot will be closed to parking until Friday, July 14. Access to roads/lots will not be impacted with the exception of Church Street. We do however encourage limiting traffic if possible and planning for minor delays.  For questions, please call Ty Bryant, Road Agent: 603-520-1538 (on-call phone) or 603-284-6950 (highway garage).

May 1, 2023: Our highway crew has been busy this morning working to address washouts on a handful of town roads. With rain expected to continue through much of this week, it's likely several roads will be added to this list. As we work to keep up with the conditions, we are asking for limited traffic on Bearcamp Pond Road (from the intersection with Middle Road to Rt. 25), Taterboro Road and Currier Lane. While we are continuously monitoring the roads, if you have specific concerns please reach out to our highway on-call number at 603-520-1538; if you reach the voicemail, please note it is monitored frequently and we will get your message!

April 20, 2023: After some equipment failures and a slow warm up for the spring season, the Highway crew has been out and about on town roads grading and addressing what has fortunately been a mild mud season! Please be mindful and yield to traffic if you meet our equipment on the road.

April 12, 2023: The Sandwich Notch Road will be closed to vehicular traffic (foot travel allowed) as of tomorrow, April 13th at 7:30 AM due to road conditions. A notice will be posted when it is reopened. In addition, the road weight restrictions for town roads will be lifted Friday, April 14th. Happy mud season!
 
March 7, 2023:  Town roads will be posted with weight limit restrictions as of March 7, 2023. The less travel on our roads during this time the better while the frost is letting go. A permit to truck/haul on posted roads application is available here. If you are seeking permission to haul on posted roads, please be sure to communicate in advance! For questions or requests, please call the Highway Department on-call number at 520-1538, or the Highway Shed at 284-6950.

February 23, 2023: Roads have been plowed but due to ongoing snowfall and length of time since they were first plowed expect snowy roads when driving early this morning. Some spots may be slick so slow down and use caution!