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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LIST AND MAP - 2014 Season

Project # 1: Leslie Drive/Cutts St/Central Ave/ Reconstruction
This is a multifaceted project involving some water and sewer main replacements, street reconstruction and drainage upgrades affecting the areas shown on the map, more information...

Project # 2: Lincoln Area Sewer Separation Contract 3B :
This project is part of the City's on-going Combined Sewer Overflow-Long Term Control Plan. The project included construction of water, sewer, drainage and streetscape modifications, more information...

Project # 3: Lincoln Area Sewer Separation Contract 3C:
This project is part of the City's on-going Combined Sewer Overflow-Long Term Control Plan. The project will include water, sewer, drainage and streetscape modifications, more information...

Project # 4: Cass Street Area Sewer Separation:
This project is part of the City's on-going Combined Sewer Overflow-Long Term Control Plan. This project included construction of water, sewer, drainage and streetscape modifications, more information...

Project # 5: Haven School Playground
The Haven Playground on South Street is currently being designed by Richardson & Associates. The playground design will be unveiled soon with a construction start of summer 2014, more information...

Project # 6 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, more information...

Project # 7: South Dock Replacement – Prescott Park:
This project will replace the existing floating dock system at Prescott Park, more information...

Project # 8:  Commerce Way Reconstruction
The project reconstructs Commerce Way to City standards in order for it to be accepted as a City Street, more information...

Project # 9: Harborwalk Park
This project creates a small public park just north of the Memorial Bridge, more information...

Project # 10: Pease Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade:
The project will address upgrades to facilities at the Wastewater Treatment Facility that date back to the original construction of the facility in the 1950's and are in need of replacement, more information...

Project #11: Hobbs and Osprey Landing Water Tanks
This project will include the replacement of the existing Hobbs Hill Water Tank located on International Drive that was constructed in the 1950's in conjunction with the Pease Air Force Base, more information...

Project # 12: Sagamore Bridge Replacement
The Sagamore Bridge is currently being replaced. The new bridge will be wider allowing for easier vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle use going back and forth from Portsmouth and points in Rye and New Castle, more information...

Project # 13 Sagamore Ave Reconstruction
The City has hired CMA Engineers and they are currently designing Sagamore Avenue as a "complete" street allowing for easier vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle use going back and forth from Portsmouth and points south, more information...

Project # 14: Aldrich Road Reconstruction
The City will be replacing water, sewer and drainage lines in this area. Also part of the project will be streetscape improvements meant to deter speeding through the neighborhood, more information...

Project # 15: Prescott Park Pavilion:
This project will replace the existing concession stand/bathrooms located in Prescott Park, more information...

Project # 16: Madbury Drinking Water Treatment Plant Well Improvements
This project will include improvements to the existing well stations located at the site of the Madbury Water Treatment Plant. Improvements will address updates to the well station structures, mechanical equipment and replacement wells as determined during the design phase of the work, more information...

 

MAINTENANCE PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS and MAP - 2014 Season

Project # 1: Annual Street Paving Contract
Project Description: paved Sagamore Ave, Cottage St, Portsmouth Boulevard, Bow St, Greenleaf Ave, Hoover Dr  and portions of Peverly Hill Road and South St this summer.  The Worth parking lot on Maplewood Ave and the area around the City's drinking water plant in Madbury were also paved this year.

Hillside Drive, Mill Pond Way and Monteith St were paved with the first coat of asphalt this year and the City will return in the summer of 2015 to finish paving and tidy up these roads.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Complete
Estimated Cost: 1,200,000       
Funding Source: City Capital Program
Contractor: TBD

Project #2: Spinnaker Point Recreation Center Improvements
This project will include various improvement projects at the Spinnaker Point Recreation Center facility.  Aspects of work will span the year, and are anticipated to include; replacing the carpeting in the entry way, and reviewing and evaluating the building’s mechanical systems.  Scopes of these projects may vary depending on needs and available funds
 
Project Manager: Rick Dolce 766-1413 / Todd Croteau 766-1429
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Winter 2014
Estimated Cost: Dependent on Specific Project
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Contractor: TBD

Project #3: Municipal Complex Improvements
This project will include various improvement projects at the City Hall Municipal facilities.  The various projects will span the year, and are anticipated to include; replacement of the HVAC system in the City Council chambers, reconfiguration of some office space, reconstructing an old retaining wall and a conditions assessment of the City Hall facility.  Scopes of these projects may vary depending on evaluation results and needs.

Project Manager: Rick Dolce 766-1413 / Todd Croteau 766-1530
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Winter 2015
Estimated Cost: Dependent on Specific Project
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Contractor: TBD

Project # 4 High/Hanover Parking Facility Maintenance Projects
Project Description: This year the City plans to replace the emergency generator, finish repainting the stair towers, upgrade the public bathrooms, install emergency call boxes, create office space in the basement for parking enforcement officers, install credit card pay stations and install anti-bird netting.

Project Manager: To be determined
Estimated Start Date: Feb 2014                               
Estimated Time to Completion: October 2014     
Estimated Cost: $200,000                              
Funding Source: Parking Revenues, CIP, Unmet Parking Needs Fund                            
Contractor(s): TBA

Project # 5: Pierce Island Pool Pump House Roof
This project consists of installing a new roof on the existing pump house building at the Pierce Island outdoor pool complex. 

Project Manager: Rick Dolce 766-1413
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2014
Estimated Cost: $10,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Contractor: TBD

 

 

 

DESIGN PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS and MAP - 2014 Season

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.  Lack of adequate drainage, narrow road cross section & right of way width are significant challenges to construction.

Delays in Federal Funding availability are currently causing a temporary hold on this project.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Unknown
Estimated Time to Completion: Unknown
Estimated Cost: $250,000
Funding Source: Capital/Federal/State Funded Construction
Designer: TBD

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.  The coordination will help the traffic flow better by allowing the signals to communicate and streamline the flow.  In addition, new walk lights, emergency preemption, and traffic controller upgrades will all be accomplished.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Winter 2015
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 year
Estimated Cost: $156,000
 Funding Source: Federal/Private/Local
 Designer: TEC

Project # 3: Fleet Street Area Preliminary Design:
Project Description:  This project will include preliminary design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Fleet Street from Court Street to Hanover Street. The streetscape design will consider provisions for "complete streets". The utility component will include replacement of water, sewer, gas, telephone, electric and drain utilities under the roadway. The design will look at the combined sewer system in the Fleet Street area and make provisions for future projects so that sewer separation can be achieved.

Project Managers: Terry Desmarais 766-1421 / David Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Winter 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2015
Estimated Cost: $150,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds and Sewer and Water System Revenues
Designer: TBD


Project # 4: Maplewood Avenue Reconstruction Design:
Project Description: This project will included design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Maplewood Avenue from Woodbury Avenue to the Maplewood Avenue bridge over the Route 1 bypass. The streetscape design will consider provisions for "complete streets". The utility component will include replacement of water within the limits of the project and review the need for sewer and drain utilities improvements.

Project Managers: Terry Desmarais 766-1421 / David Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Summer 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Summer 2015
Estimated Cost: $300,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds and Sewer and Water System Revenues
Designer: TBD


Project # 5: Islington Street Area Preliminary Design:
Project Description:  This project will included preliminary design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Islington Street from Maplewood Avenue to Bartlett Street. The streetscape design will consider provisions for "complete streets" and will be based on the previously completed Islington Street Corridor Study completed by Richardson Associates. The utility component will include replacement of water, sewer, gas, telephone, electric and drain utilities under the roadway.  The first phase of construction is currently scheduled for spring of 2016.

Project Managers: Terry Desmarais 766-1421 / David Desfosses 766-1411 Nancy Carmer 610-7220
Estimated Start Date: Winter 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2015
Estimated Cost: $250,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds and Sewer and Water System Revenues
Designer: TBD


Project # 6: Municipal Seawall Design:
Project Description:  This project is part of a multi-year effort to repair and replace the existing City owned seawalls.  The last seawalls in the plan to be reconstructed are located at Peirce Island under the bridge, on Livermore St, at City Hall, at Four Tree Island and at Prescott Park. 


Project Manager: David Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: 180 days
Estimated Cost: $100,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Designer: TBD


Project # 7: Middle St Bike Lane Project
Project Description: 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.

http://planportsmouth.com/middle-lafayette-bike-ped.html


Project Manager: Juliet Walker 710-7296
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014
Estimated Time of Completion:  Spring 2015
Estimated Cost: $88,000
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds / State Funding
Contractor: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

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


Project Manager: Terry Desmarais 766-1421
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014
Estimated Time of Completion: Summer 2015
Estimated Cost: TBD
Funding Source: Sewer Enterprise Fund Bond
Designer: AE COM


Project # 9: Market Street Gateway
Project Description: This multiphase project is currently being designed by RSG and Richardson Associates.  It seeks to spruce up Market Street from Kearsarge Way to Russell St to give the road a sense of place as the major entry for visitors to the City.  The project will redesign Market St to be bicycle and pedestrian friendly by seeking to lower speeds, provide new multiuse paths, parks and public spaces and add landscaping and lighting.  Construction of the first phase is tentatively scheduled for summer of 2015.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Start Date: Fall 2013
Estimated Time of Completion: Winter 2014-2015
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds
Designer: RSG

Project #10: Downtown Sidewalk Replacement
Project Description: 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.

Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2016
Estimated Time of Completion: 90 days
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds/Outside Utility Companies
Design/Contractor: In House/TBD

Project # 11: Wayfinding Signage Project
Project Description: The City's Wayfinding System will provide a consistent and attractive information system including standards for colors, patterns, graphics and terminology to help visitors navigate efficiently to major destinations within the Downtown and throughout the City. The system includes a phased program for implementation over several years and includes public parking directionals and identifiers, improvements to the parking garage, vehicular guidance along primary roadway corridors, as well as pedestrian and bicycle oriented signs, maps and kiosks.

 http://planportsmouth.com/wayfinding.html

Project Manager: Juliet Walker 710-7296
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2014
Estimated Time of Completion:  TBD
Estimated Cost: TBD
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds
Contractor: TBD

STATE of NH PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS , LINKS and MAP - 2014 Season

Project # A: 13455A at the intersection of Lafayette Road (Route 1) and the Route 1 Bypass
This project is the first of multiple projects to replace or in this case remove bridges along the route 1 bypass.  The project creates an intersection of the two roads instead of having the old flyover design.  The project is due to be complete this summer.  The State’s design can be viewed here. 

Project # B1: 13455B Replacement of the Middle Road Bridge over the Route 1 Bypass
This project is the second of multiple projects to replace bridges along the route 1 bypass.  The project reconstructs the bridge in the same location.  This bridge is already substantially complete with only minor sidewalk work and final paving to be completed.  The State’s design can be viewed here. 

Project # B2: 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.  This project is starting up in January and the new bridge is scheduled to be usable by the end of 2014 with any final remaining work to be finished early in 2015.  The State’s design can be viewed here.  Public Notice 05-13-2014

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.  This project is starting up in April of 2014 and the new bridge is scheduled to be usable by the end of 2014 with any final remaining work to be finished early in 2015.  The State’s design can be viewed here.

Project # D: 23782 Replacement of the median barrier on Route 16 north of the Portsmouth Traffic Circle
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. 

Project # E: 16166C Repaving of Ocean Road in Portsmouth
This project repaves Ocean Road in Portsmouth as part of the NHDOT annual resurfacing contract.

 


 
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