The intersection of US Route 1 (Lafayette Road) and Lang Road has been a safety concern for the City of Portsmouth, the Town of Rye and the State of New Hampshire for some time. Given that Lang Road is a City road and US Route 1 is a State road, both the City and NHDOT worked together on a Road Safety Audit of the intersection to analyze hazards and potential improvements. The Audit identified a preferred option of a connector roadway between Longmeadow Road and Lang Road in order to alleviate the Lang Road intersection safety issues.
The Portsmouth Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the construction phase of the utility and neighborhood reconstruction project within the Hanover Street area on Thursday, September 27th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Conference Room A.
The Portsmouth Planning Department and Planning Board are welcoming public input on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2020 to 2025. The Planning Board will be making a public presentation regarding the CIP process and schedule on Thursday, September 20th.
The U.S. Postal Service will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 19th at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss the potential relocation of the post office that is now at the McIntyre Federal Building. The public is welcome to attend this meeting to discuss options and possible plans moving forward.
As part of the Maplewood Avenue reconstruction project, Maplewood Avenue spanning Edmond Avenue to Woodbury Avenue will be shut down to traffic starting on September 17th and lasting through mid-December.
Currently, the Water Division is scheduled to begin their twice annual routine hydrant flushing of the City’s 190 miles of water mains to remove sediment buildup on Monday, September 17th. Depending on water conditions at that time, these operations may be scheduled to start at a later date.
The City of Portsmouth and the United States Air Force have recently signed their latest agreement to treat perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from water supplied by the Smith, Harrison and Haven Wells serving the Pease Tradeport drinking water system. The agreement will provide the City with up to $14.3 million to reimburse the cost of construction of the final treatment system for all three wells, which will include a dual filtration system consisting of resin and granular activated carbon filters.
Seventeen years after the terror attacks on America, we will again pause and remember the world-changing events of September 11, 2001.
Kids learn the basic skills of soccer in a fun atmosphere! The program will run from September 11 - October 20. Grades K-1 play Tuesdays beginning at 4:15 p.m. Grades 2-4 play Thursdays beginning at 4:15 p.m. All teams play on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m.
As part of the Pleasant Street Reconstruction Project, roadwork reconstruction will also begin between Junkins Avenue and through the Court Street intersection on Wednesday, September 5th. The initial work will consist of underground utility installation, followed by the complete reconstruction of the roadway. In total this work will take a few weeks and will include lane closures at times that will impact traffic.