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Islington Street Corridor Design Project

The goal of this project is to create a "complete street" and will include improvements to the streetscape, traffic signals, utilities, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, transit and vehicular roadway. The streetscape improvements may include curb extensions and planted curb bump-outs, reduced curb cuts, crosswalk design, sidewalks, marked bus pull-over areas, ped amenities, re-aligned and improved intersections and other traffic calming measures.

The design will incorporate the recommendations of previous and on-going planning studies such as the 2009 Islington Street Improvement Action Plan, 2014 Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan and the "character-based" zoning public charrette. Utility design will include the design of drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage improvements, as well as utility coordination and design for natural gas, communications and electrical relocations of infrastructure. The preliminary design effort will also include recommendations regarding the impact of the improvements on parking and vehicular/pedestrian uses to determine proper lane widths, sidewalk widths, intersection designs and roadbed and pavement types and thicknesses.

The lead contact for this project is Eric Eby, the City's Parking and Transportation Engineer. Please contact him at 603-766-1415 or with any design comments or concerns. Comments will be coordinated with the City's consulting design engineering team led by VHB.

Related Documents

Project Schedule
The following table lists public meetings and project milestones. If a specific date is not listed, the anticipated timeframe is indicated and the table will be updated as the project progresses.

November , 2015

Initial Public Information Meeting

Presentation Slide Show

Presentation Video


October 2016

Second Public Meeting

Presentation Slide Show

Presentation Video


March 2017

Roadway borings


Finalize preliminary design


Construction schedule largely dependent on funding


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Islington Street Photos