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CITYWIDE PROJECTS

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 2015, DESCRIPTIONS and MAP

Project #1: Leslie Drive Drainage Outfall
This project involves the reconstruction of the Leslie Drive Drainage Outfall.

Project #2: Lincoln Area Sewer Separation Contract 3C:
This project is part of the City's on-going Combined Sewer Overflow-Long Term Control Plan.

Project # 3: Haven School Playground
This project finishes the project started last year. The final wearing course of asphalt will be placed on the road and all the driveways will get a final adjustment. Any remaining loam and seed or other ancillary work will be finalized. 

Project # 4 Brewster St Drainage Outfall (McDonough St Area, Phase 3A)
This project involves placing drainage pipes under the railroad yard at the end of Brewster St. to alleviate long standing drainage issues. 

Project # 5 Sheafe and Chapel Reconstruction
This project reconstructs these two streets in the City's downtown.   

Project #6 Market Street Gateway Project, Phase 1
The City will be placing a pavement overlay on these streets to provide a suitable traveling surface. 

Project # 7: Commerce Way Reconstruction
This project reconstructs Commerce Way to City standards in order for it to be accepted as a City Street. The water main under the road will also be replaced. The City has set up a betterment district in order for the current owner to pay for the upgrades through a municipal bond.

Project #8: Harbor Walk Park Pier
This portion of Harborwalk Park includes a large pier out over the river that will be a public viewing platform creating vistas up and down river. 

Project # 9: Sagamore Bridge Replacement
The new Sagamore Bridge is will be finalized in April and May. 

Project #10 Sagamore Ave Reconstruction
The City has nearly completed this project.  Additional trees, sidewalks and final paving will occur from April to June of 2015.   

Project #11 West Road Drainage and Pavement Reconstruction
This project will correct long standing deficiencies in West Road's storm drainage.  After the drainage is corrected, the City will grind up the existing asphalt and place a structural pavement layer down for the winter.  Final paving will be in the spring of 2016.

 

 

 

DESIGN PROJECTS 2015, DESCRIPTIONS and MAP

Project # 1 Peverly Hill Road Sidewalk (Design Phase):
The City has acquired a State/Federal grant to help fund the construction of sidewalks & bike lanes that will link the Middle Road / Portsmouth Plains area to the Route 1 corridor.

Project # 2 Woodbury Avenue Signal Coordination (Design Phase):
The City was able to acquire a State administered Federal Grant for the coordination of the signals on the commercial portion of Woodbury Avenue.

Project # 3: Fleet Street Area Preliminary Design
This project will include preliminary design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Fleet Street from Court Street to Hanover Street.

Project # 4: Maplewood Avenue Reconstruction Design:
This project will include preliminary design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Fleet Street from Court Street to Hanover Street.

Project # 5: Islington Street Area Preliminary Design:
This project will include preliminary design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Islington Street from Maplewood Avenue to Albany Street.

Project # 6: Municipal Seawall Design:
This project is part of a multi-year effort to repair and replace the existing City-owned seawalls.

Project # 7: Middle St Bike Lane Project
This project will include design and construction of dedicated bike lanes and related improvements along Middle Street / Lafayette Rd (Route 1) from State Street to Andrew Jarvis Drive.

Project # 8: Peirce Island Sewer Plant Replacement
This project is a major upgrade to the wastewater treatment facility to meet regulatory requirements.

Project #9: Downtown Sidewalk Replacement
Replace the existing brick sidewalks on Hanover St from Market to High Street and on High Street's east side from Hanover to Deer St. This project collaborates with a utility project to bury the power, phone and cable lines in the area.

 

PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROJECTS 2015, DESCRIPTIONS and MAP

Project # 1 Buckminster Way and Heather Lane

This project involves grinding up the existing asphalt surface and paving the road with a structural layer of asphalt. Final (wearing course) paving will take place in 2016. No additional work is anticipated. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 3 weeks
Estimated Cost: $200,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 2 Martha's Terrace and Patricia Drive 

This project involves grinding up the existing asphalt surface and paving the road with a structural layer of asphalt.  Final (wearing course) paving will take place in 2016. Some drainage basins will be repaired or replaced prior paving.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 3 weeks
Estimated Cost: $100,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 3 Hillside Drive Paving 

This project finishes the project started last year. The final wearing course of asphalt will be placed on the road and all the driveways will get a final adjustment. Any remaining loam and seed or other ancillary work will be finalized. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 week
Estimated Cost: $40,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 4 Monteith St Paving 
This project finishes the project started last year. The final wearing course of asphalt will be placed on the road and all the driveways will get a final adjustment. Any remaining loam and seed or other ancillary work will be finalized. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 week
Estimated Cost: $13,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 5 Mill Pond Way Paving 
This project finishes the project started last year. The final wearing course of asphalt will be placed on the road and all the driveways will get a final adjustment. Any remaining loam and seed or other ancillary work will be finalized. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 week
Estimated Cost: $19,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House


Project # 6 Madison and Austin St Paving 
The City will be placing a pavement overlay on these streets to provide a suitable traveling surface. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 week
Estimated Cost: $42,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 7 Exeter Street and a portion of Manchester Square

This project involves grinding up the existing asphalt surface on Exeter St and repaving the road.  The work also includes replacing the curbing, sidewalks and drainage basins in the roadway.  The first 500' of Manchester Square will be milled down and prepared for a new wearing course of asphalt.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring/Summer 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 5 weeks
Estimated Cost: $360,000
Funding Source: Capital Pease Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 8 Pease Overlays - International, Somersworth, Lee, Newfields and Stratham etc. 


The City will be placing a pavement overlay on these streets to provide a suitable traveling surface. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 week
Estimated Cost: $130,000
Funding Source: Capital Pease Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 9 City Hall Lower Parking Lot Paving 


The City will be reconstructing the asphalt in this parking lot located near the intersection of South and Junkins Ave later on in the fall. 

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 2 weeks
Estimated Cost: $100,000
Funding Source: Capital Paving
Designer: In House

Project # 10 Parrott Ave Parking Lot Paving 


The City will be reconstructing the asphalt, drainage and lighting in this parking lot located near the intersection of Parrott Ave and Junkins Ave later on in the fall. The lot will be reconstructed in halves similar to the reconstruction of the Worth Lot last year.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 3 weeks
Estimated Cost: $250,000
Funding Source: Parking Revenues
Designer: In House

Project # 11 Cracksealing 
There have been tremendous increases in the costs that the City pays for resurfacing our roads in the past few years. It has therefore become cost prohibitive to complete a pavement overlay on our roadways every time they start to show wear. The purpose of cracksealing is to seal the cracks in roads that are still in relatively good condition in order to keep water from intruding into the road bed and causing severe pavement failures. Adding this important preventative maintenance technique can preserve a road pavement for many years in order to keep the amount of expensive pavement overlays needed to a minimum. 

This year we will be cracksealing all the roads shown in green on the map.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 2 weeks
Estimated Cost: $40,000
Funding Source: Road Maintenance

 

FACILITIES PROJECTS 2015, DESCRIPTIONS and MAP

1 Tennis Courts Resurfacing  and Lighting upgrade

Provide new playing surface for tennis courts and basketball courts. Work to commence in the fall.
Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2015
Estimated Cost: $700,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: TBD

2 City Hall Retaining Wall

Replace failed retaining wall at rear of City Hall Complex

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Summer 2015
Estimated Time of Completion:  Fall 2015
Estimated Cost: TBD
Funding Source: Revenues, Capital
Contractor: TBD

City Hall trim repair and painting

Maintenance of the exterior wood trim on the historic Seybolt and Administrative buildings in the Municipal Complex.

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2015
Estimated Cost: $35,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: TBD

3 High Hanover Parking Garage Restrooms and PEO office        

Security, plumbing fixture and accessibility upgrades. Work to commence in May

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2015
Estimated Cost: 65,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: HL Patten Construction

4 Peirce Island WWTF Upgrade

Upgrade of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility to treat to secondary level treatment.

Project Manager: Terry Desmarais 766-1421
Estimated Start Date: Fall/Winter 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall/Winter 2018
Estimated Cost: $80,000,000
Funding Source: Sewer Capital
Contractor: TBD

5 Hobbs Hill Water Tank Replacement

Project Manager: Raymond Pezzullo 766-1755
Estimated Start Date: January 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: December 2015
Estimated Cost: $2,526,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: CB&I, Inc.

6 Prescott Park South Docks Replacement

Replacement of the southern tier of docks with upgrade of electrical power and water services.

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Winter 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2015
Estimated Cost: $600,000
Funding Source: Revenues, Capital
Contractor: Riverside Pickering Marine Contractors

7 frican Burial Ground Construction

Project Manager: David Moore 610 - 7226
Estimated Start Date: Summer 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2015
Estimated Cost: TBD
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: Piscataqua Landscaping

8 Union Cemetery Entrance fence    

Conserve the existing granite and wrought iron fence and gate.

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Summer 2015
Estimated Cost: $90,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: Martini Northern

9 Cemeteries tomb conservation        

Resume conservation of historic tombs in the North Cemetery including the Jotham Odiorne tomb, Margaret Thompson tomb, Anna Treadwell Walden tomb, William Vaughn tomb, Joshua and Harriet Bragdon tombs, and others TBD.

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2015
Estimated Cost: $55,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: Gravestone Services of New England

10 Prescott Park Stage Replacement

Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2016
Estimated Cost:  TBD
Funding Source: Revenues, Capital
Contractor: TBD

 

STATE of NH PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS 2015, DESCRIPTIONS and MAP

Project # A: Sara Long Bridge Replacement (Maine DOT)
The Sara Long Bridge construction is underway and is expected to last until spring of 2017. The State's design can be viewed here.

Project # B: 13455B Replacement of the Islington St Bridge over the Route 1 Bypass
This project is the third of multiple projects to replace bridges along the route 1 bypass. The project reconstructs the bridge in the same location.  The City expects the bridge will reopen in May of 2015. The State's design can be viewed here.

Project # C: 13455C Replacement of the Maplewood Ave Bridge over the Route 1 Bypass
This project is the third of multiple projects to replace bridges along the route 1 bypass. The project reconstructs the bridge in the same location.  This project is starting up in January 2014. The State’s design can be viewed here. 

Project # C: 13455C Replacement of the Maplewood Ave Bridge over the Route 1 Bypass
This project is the fourth of multiple projects to replace bridges along the route 1 bypass. The project reconstructs the bridge in the same location.  The project is expected to be complete in late summer or early fall of 2015.  The State's design can be viewed here.

Project #D: 29731 Route 16 and Gosling Road Interchange Signage
This project reconstructs the box beam median barrier between Route 16 north and south. The old guard rail is being replaced with concrete median barriers as part of the NHDOT Bureau of Turnpike’s replacement and renewal program. 

 

 


 
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