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CITYWIDE PROJECTS 2017

ROADWAY & UTILITY PROJECTS
1 Union Street Reconstruction
2 Fleet Street Area Study and Design
3 Islington Street Complete Streets
4 Peverly Hill Road Sidewalks
5 Andrew Jarvis Intersection
6 Russell Roundabout
7 City Wide Municipal Seawall Study & Design(not shown)
8 Corporate Drive
9 Longmeadow Road Ext
10 McDonough Street Phase 3B
11 Bridge Master Plan (not shown)
12 Woodbury Franklin Improvements
13 Water Mains Across Little Bay (not shown)
14 Infiltration and Inflow Project (not shown)
15 Wastewater Pumping Station Master Plan (not shown)
16 Maplewood Complete Street (Leslie, Cutts, Fairview)
17 Goose Bay Drive Sewer Replacement
18 McDonough Street Phase 4
19 Market Street Gateway - Phase 1
20 High-Hanover Sidewalk Reconstruction
21 Taft/FW Hartford Drainage
22 Galvanized Water Line Replacement (not shown)
23 Islington Sidewalk & Roadway Reconstruction
24 Woodbury Avenue Signal Coordination
25 Pleasant Street Reconstruction
26 Banfield Road Culvert Replacement & Shoulder Widening
27 Chestnut Street
28 Spinney Road Sidewalk
29 Middle Street Bike Lanes
30 Maplewood Avenue Road Diet

FACILITY PROJECTS
1 Lighting Upgrades to Leary Field and High School Fields
2 Sagamore Creek Master Plan Implementation - Phase I
3 City Hall North Wall
4 Rte 33 Recreation Field
5 Central Fire Station Apron
6 Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Facility
7 Deer Street Parking Garage
8 95 Mechanic Street Dock Replacement
9 Peirce Island WWTF Upgrade
10 Pease WWTF Headworks
11 Lafayette Road Pumping Station
12 Heritage Avenue Pumping Station
11 New Groundwater Well
14 Madbury Well Improvements (not shown)
15 Greenland Well Improvements
16 Newington Booster Pump Station Upgrade (not shown)
17 Pease (Haven Well) Water Treatment Plant
18 PI WWTF CEPT Optimization (CD Mitigation)
19 Madbury WTP Solar (not shown)

ROADWAY & PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

1 Edmond Ave Paving
2 Woodlawn Circle Paving
3 Memorial Bridge Parking Lot Paving
4 Arthur Brady Drive Paving
5 Mark Street Paving
6 Roadway Crack Sealing (not shown)
7 Woodbury Ave & Market St Paving

TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS

1 LED Lighting Replacement (not shown)
2 Way Finding Phase 2 (not shown)

STATE OR PRIVATE UTILITY PROJECTS

1 DOT - Sarah Long Bridge
2 DOT - At grade Rail Crossings
3 UNITIL - Gas Line Replacement

 


ROADWAY & UTILITY PROJECTS

 

Project #1 Union Street Reconstruction
Project Description
This project is part of the City's on-going Combined Sewer Overflow-Long Term Control Plan. The project includes water, sewer, drainage and streetscape modifications on Union Street from Middle Street to State Street. This project will also address side streets in the section of roadway including Coffins Court and portions of Austin Street.

Status
Project is under in the Request for Proposal phase.

Details
Project Manager: Ray Pezzullo 766-1755
Start Date: Fall 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2019
Estimated Cost: $TBD
Funding Source: Sewer and Water System Revenues
Contractor: TBD


Project #2 Fleet Street Area Study and Design
Project Description
The project includes water, sewer, drainage and streetscape modifications on Fleet Street from Court Street to Hanover Street. This project will include a larger study for combined sewer separation and utility corridor design for the area of Market Square to Maplewood Avenue. In addition to roadway and sidewalk reconstruction, this project will include sewer separation in this area in accordance with the goals of the City's on-going Combined Sewer Overflow-Long Term Control Plan.

Status
Project is under in the Request for Proposal phase.

Details
Project Manager: Terry Desmarais 766-1755
Start Date: Fall 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2019
Estimated Cost: $TBD
Funding Source: Sewer and Water System Revenues
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #3 Islington Sidewalk Complete Streets
Project Description
This project will include preliminary design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Islington Street from Maplewood Avenue to Albany 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.

Status
The design scope and fee is currently being negotiated with the preferred consultant. Further details on this project can be found here: http://cityofportsmouth.com/projects/IslingtonStreetCorridorDesignProject.htm.

Details
Project Managers: Terry Desmarais 766-1421 / Eric Eby 766-1415 / Nancy Carmer 610-7220
Estimated Start Date: Winter 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Winter 2016
Estimated Cost: $250,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds and Sewer and Water System Revenues
Designer: VHB

 

Project #4 Peverly Hill Road Sidewalk (RFP #47-14)
Project Description
Lack of adequate drainage, narrow road cross section and right of way width have long been significant challenges to reconstruction of this busy roadway. The City has pursued a State/Federal grant to help fund improvements that will link the Middle Road / Portsmouth Plains area to the Route 1 corridor. The State funding for the project comes from the Federal Congestion Management and Air Quality program. The funding requires that the project be separated into distinct phases of Engineering/Conceptual Design, Preliminary Design, Final Design and Construction. State and Federal review and approval of each phase of the project is required before the City can receive additional funding to proceed on to the next phase of the project.

Based on public comments and feedback during the Conceptual Design stage, the preferred alternative will provide a shared-use (bicycle and pedestrian) path on the south side of the roadway, and a sidewalk along the north side of the road.

Click here for information on the engineering study.

Status
In December 2016, the City received approval from the State on the initial Engineering Study and Conceptual Design of the project. The City’s consultant, McFarland Johnson, will begin the preliminary design and engineering of sidewalks, shared-use path and drainage improvements once the State authorizes the work to commence.

Details
Project Manager: Eric Eby 766-1415
Estimated Start Date: Engineering and Design: Winter 2017; Construction: Fall 2018
Estimated Time to Completion: Summer 2019
Estimated Cost: Engineering and Design: $465,000; Construction $3.4M
Funding Source: Capital/Federal/State Funded Construction
Designer: McFarland Johnson

 

Project #5 Andrew Jarvis Drive / Lafayette Road Intersection Improvement (RFP #NA)
Project Description
This project seeks to widen and signalize this intersection to provide better access to and from Portsmouth High School.

Status
The project is currently being designed. Easements are currently being sought from abutters. It is anticipated that construction will take place during the summer months in 2018.

Details
Project Manager: Eric Eby 766-1415
Estimated Start Date: Design: Ongoing; Construction: Summer 2018
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2018
Estimated Cost: Engineering and Design: $70,000; Construction $780,000.
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds
Design/Contractor: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

 

Project #6 Russell Roundabout
Project Description
The intersection of Market St and Russell St would be replaced with a roundabout in order to effectively calm traffic speeds prior to vehicles entering the downtown area.

Status
Conceptual

Details
This would be the final phase of the Market St Gateway project if constructed.

 

Project #7 City Wide Municipal Seawall Study & 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.

Status
This project will go out for RFP this winter.

Details
Project Manager: Ryan Flynn 766-1413
Estimated Start Date: Late Spring 2016
Estimated Time of Completion: 180 days
Estimated Cost: $100,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Designer: TBD



Project #8 Corporate Drive

Project Description
This project will repair the drainage system in the area, straighten the curbing and replace the roadway pavement.

Status
This is in design.

Details
TBD

 

Project #9 Longmeadow Road Extension
Project Description
Currently, the intersection of Lang and Lafayette roads is highly dysfunctional as there are little options to signalize the intersection due to its proximity to Suzanne Drive and other commercial driveways. Most traffic heading west on Lang Road today is looking to turn left onto Lafayette only to then turn right onto Ocean Road to continue westbound. This traffic movement continues to cause large numbers of collisions which in turn costs the City money due to the need for emergency services. This project would build a connector road so that west bound traffic could continue onto Longmeadow Road to the signal at Ocean and Lafayette and then either continue west onto Ocean Rd or go south on Lafayette Rd. Traffic that seeks to go north toward the City center would be able to continue down Lang Road and take a right as they do today.

Click here for plans.

Status
Conceptual

Details
The City is working with Service Credit Union in order to acquire the land for the new road.

 

Project #10 McDonough Street Phase 3B
Project Description
This project involves replacing all of the existing utility infrastructure (water, sewer & drain) on Brewster, Langdon and McDonough from Cornwall to Brewster. The utility work is expected to last about three months. After the utility work is complete, the contractor will restore the roadway with the first layer of pavement, granite curbs and concrete sidewalks. Final paving and striping will occur in the spring of 2017.

The plan set can be viewed here.

Status
Project 3B will be constructed this summer starting in June 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Summer 2017
Estimated Date of Completion: May 2018
Estimated Cost: $1,568,000
Funding Source: Local Bonding / Water / Sewer
Contractor: Park Construction

 

Project #11 Bridge Master Plan
Project Description
The City owns 15 bridges and this project will review and update the status of each bridge. This project will provide the City with an evaluation of each bridge and a planning document for long term maintenance and replacement.

Status
This project is in the Request for Proposal stage to select an engineering consultant.

Details
Project Manager: Terry Desmarais, City Engineer 766-1421
Estimated Start Date: Summer 2017
Estimated Date of Completion: Summer 2018
Estimated Cost: $75,000
Funding Source: General Fund
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #12 Woodbury Franklin Improvements
Project Description
This project will implement the recommendations from the December 2015 corridor study prepared by TEC, Inc. The project area includes Woodbury Avenue between Rockingham Avenue and Dennett Street. Improvements will consist of replacing the raised median islands between I-95 and Franklin Drive with left-turn lanes, installing a full traffic signal at the intersection of Woodbury Avenue and the Route 1 Bypass northbound ramps, constructing median islands for pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Rockingham Avenue and at Dennett Street, minor widening of the roadway to provide the left-turn lanes and bike lanes, and upgrading of all signs along the corridor.

See a recent study here, and plans here.

Status
Preliminary Design will begin in Spring 2017, with construction in Spring 2018.

Details
Project Manager: Eric Eby 766-1415
Estimated Start Date: Engineering and Design: Spring 2017; Construction: Spring 2018
Estimated Time to Completion: Summer 2018
Estimated Cost: Engineering and Design: $65,000; Construction $700,000
Funding Source: Capital Improvement Plan
Designer: TEC

 

Project #13 Water Mains Across Little Bay
Project Description
This project consists of design and construction of water transmission mains beneath Little Bay to replace existing mains. Preliminary investigations of the existing water mains and valves have identified degraded conditions. Due to the importance of this water main, this project is necessary to ensure water is continuously supplied from Madbury to Portsmouth and service is not disrupted.

Status
Design is anticipated in FY18 with construction to occur at a later date. Design will assure that the water system has contingency plans in place should the transmission main fail prior to replacement.

Details

TBD

 

Project #14 Infiltration and Inflow Project
Project Description
The City initiated a sewer system infiltration/inflow study and private inflow program in the spring of 2015. The infiltration/inflow study will identify sources of groundwater and rain water entering the sewer system outside of the few remaining un-separated sewer areas downtown. Infiltration is groundwater that enters the sewer system through leaking manholes and cracked or broken pipe, while inflow is both stormwater and groundwater that enters the sewer system through direct connections including sump pumps, basement drains, yard drains, catch basins and roof downspouts. The first phase of work included measuring wastewater flows in the sewer system to identify location of excessive infiltration and inflow. The second phase of work planned for spring/summer of 2017 will include additional investigations to identify the specific source of infiltration and inflow. This work will provide the City with a set of recommendations for sewer rehabilitation and/or replacement.

Status
Phase 2 of this work will begin in the spring of 2017.

Details

Project Manager: Terry Desmarais 766-1421
Start Date: Ongoing
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2017
Estimated Cost: $475,000
Funding Source: Sewer and Water System Revenues
Contractor: Woodard & Curran, Portland, ME

 

Project #15 Wastewater Pumping Station Master Plan

Project Description
This project will develop a plan to execute critical short-term and long-term capital improvements to the City’s 20 sewer pump stations.

Status
The request for proposals for engineering assistance will be developed in April 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Don Song (610-7305)
Estimated Start Date: June 2017
Estimated Time to Completion: 6 months
Estimated Cost: $75,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Designer: TBD

 

Project #16 Maplewood Complete Street (Leslie, Cutts, Fairview) (RFP #42-15)
Project Description
This project will include design of a comprehensive full road reconstruction of Maplewood Avenue from Woodbury Avenue to the Maplewood Avenue Bridge over the Route 1 bypass. Also included in this design are the Cutts, Central and Leslie Drive areas and the Fairview Drive Area. The streetscape design on Maplewood 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.

Status
Greenman Pedersen, Inc. has been selected as the engineering design consultant. This project design is currently underway. For more information, please visit http://cityofportsmouth.com/projects/maplewoodave.htm.

Details
Project Managers: Terry Desmarais 766-1421 / Ray Pezzullo 766-1755
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Summer 2016
Estimated Cost: $300,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds and Sewer and Water System Revenues
Designer: Greenman Pedersen, Inc.

 

Project #17 Goose Bay Drive Sewer Replacement
Project Description
This project the replacement of existing sewer pipes in Goose Bay Drive and in Corporate Drive up to the sewer manhole leading to the Pease WWTP. The new sewer will be designed to accommodate flow capacity for future industrial development in the area.

Status
Project currently in final design anticipated to be completed Spring 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Ray Pezzullo 766-1755
Start Date Construction: Summer 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2017
Estimated Cost: $550,000
Funding Source:
Design Engineer: Greenman Pedersen, Inc.
Contractor: TBD

Project #18 McDonough Street, Phase 4
Project Description
This project will complete the McDonough Street neighborhood construction project that began in 2009. The project area includes Pearl, Rock, Hanover, Parker, Tanner, Hill and a portion of Bridge St.

Status
Design

Details
This project is envisioned to be constructed in the summer of 2018.

 

Project #19 Market Street Gateway - Phase 1
Project Description
This multiphase project 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 adds landscaping and lighting. Construction of the first phase which is from Kearsarge Way to the Albacore Submarine Museum will start in the spring.

See plans here.

Status
This project will be starting in the spring of 2017.

 

Details
Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Start Date: Spring 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: Summer 2017
Estimated Cost: $1,500,000
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds
Contractor: SUR of Rochester

 

Project #20 High-Hanover Sidewalk Reconstruction (Bid # 36-17)
Project Description
Street and sidewalk restoration and improvement work for those areas where Eversource has relocated overhead electrical and telecommunications utilities to underground locations. These areas include:

  • High Street from Deer Street to Hanover Street
  • Hanover Street from High Street through the Market Street intersection
  • The alleyway between Hanover Street and Ladd Street along the side of the parking garage

Status
This project is out to bid and will be under construction in the spring of 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Ryan Flynn 766-1413
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: 60 days
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds/Outside Utility Companies
Design: In House
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #21 Taft/FW Hartford Drainage 
Project Description
This project would replace existing drainage system pipes to alleviate street flooding in his area during large/intense rain events.

Status
Project to be designed.

Details
Project Managers: Ray Pezzullo 766-1755; Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Start Date: Anticipated FY-2018

 

Project #22 Galvanized Water Line Replacement
Project Description
Replace old and undersized galvanized water lines throughout the City’s water system.

Status
This project will be phased together with other City infrastructure, roadway and utility projects.

Details
TBD

 

Project #23 Islington Sidewalk & Roadway Reconstruction
Project Description
This project constructs a new sidewalk from Essex St to Plains Ave. Drainage, paving, guardrails are also part of the project.

Status
This project will start construction in June

Details
Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: June 2017
Estimated Time to Completion: 4 months
Construction Cost: $1,175,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Designer: Seaport Engineering
Contractor: John H Lyman and Sons

 

Project #24 Woodbury Avenue Signal Coordination
Project Description
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.

Status
The design is currently underway and should be finished in the spring of 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Dave Desfosses 766-1411
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2017
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 year
Estimated Construction Cost: $1,125,000
Funding Source: Federal/Private/Local
Designer: TEC

 

Project #25 Pleasant Street Reconstruction
Project Description
This project will replace the water main, correct drainage problems, replace the roadway pavement and replace the sidewalks.

Status
This project is in design.

Details
TBD

 

Project #26 Banfield Road Culvert Replacement & Shoulder Widening
Project Description
This project includes a Corridor Master Plan for the entirety of Banfield Road, and the design of three replacement culverts near the intersection of Banfield Road and Heritage Drive. The culverts are safety concerns for both vehicles and pedestrians that the City would like to reconstruct in the fall 2016/spring 2017 timeframe. The Master Plan will allow these culverts to be replaced with the future design and reconstruction of Banfield Road in mind.

Status
The design is currently underway.

Details
Project Manager: Ryan Flynn 766-1413
Estimated Start Date: January 4, 2016
Estimated Time to Completion: 6 months
Estimated Cost: $80,000
Funding Source: Capital Funds
Designer: TEC

 

Project #27 Chestnut Street
Project Description
This project is in partnership with The Music Hall and includes Streetscape Improvements on Chestnut Street consistent with Master Plan goals of creating gathering spaces in the downtown area.  Decorative pavements, pedestrian accommodations, seating areas, and plantings as well as the introduction of a donation of public art from The Music Hall will transform this block of Chestnut Street.  One way traffic, loading zones will all be maintained as part of the improvements.  This project is likely to be carried out with the Pedestrian Connector work between State and Porter Streets.

Status
Project is nearing final design completion.

Details
Project Manager: David Moore, Assistant City Manager
Start Date: Spring 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: Fall 2017
Estimated Cost: $800,000
Funding Source: City of Portsmouth Capital Plan
Contractor: N/A

 

Project #28 Spinney Road Sidewalk Construction
Project Description
This project would construct a new sidewalk from the Sewell Road area to Middle Road along spinney. The remainder of the sidewalk down to Islington will be constructed as part of the Islington St project.

See plans here.

Status
Design

Details
This project is planned for construction in the fall of 2017.

 

Project #29 Middle Street Bike Lanes (RFP #63-14)
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.

Status
For more information, please visit http://planportsmouth.com/middle-lafayette-bike-ped.html

Details
Project Manager: Juliet Walker 710-7296
Estimated Time of Completion of Design: Spring 2016
Estimated Construction: Spring 2017
Estimated Cost: $88,000
Funding Source: City Capital Improvement Funds / State Funding
Contractor: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

 

Project #30 Maplewood Avenue Road Diet
Project Description
This project will create a wider sidewalk and add trees to the corner of Hanover and Maplewood near the Portwalk structure. The traffic signals will also be upgraded to run more efficiently.

Status
Design

Details
Project Manager: Juliet Walker 710-7296
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 days
Estimated Construction: Spring 2017
Estimated Cost: $150,000
Funding Source: Private Funds
Contractor: TBD


FACILITY PROJECTS

Project #1 Lighting Upgrades to Leary Field and High School Fields (Bid #30-16)
Project Description
Lighting will be replaced at the Leary Field and High School athletic fields.

Status
Phase one, replacement of sports lighting conductors and service is complete. Lighting replacement for Leary Field is forthcoming in 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610 - 7299
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2018
Estimated Cost: $1,500,000
Funding Source: Revenues, Capital
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #2 Sagamore Creek Master Plan Implementation - Phase I
Project Description
This project is part of the implementation of the November 2015 City Council-adopted Sagamore Creek Land Master Plan.  Phase I implementation will follow the approval of a permit modification to permit public access to the cap (currently in progress).  The construction project will include fence removal at Jones Avenue, improvements to the roadway into the site, creation of on-site parking along the road and adjacent to the cap, creation of a trail system on top of the cap, and related signage and trail markings. 

Status
Project is design/permitting.

Details
Project Manager: David Moore, Assistant City Manager
Start Date: January 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: Summer 2017
Estimated Cost: $75,000-$100,000
Funding Source: City of Portsmouth Capital Plan, General Fund allocations
Contractor: N/A

 

Project #3 City Hall Facade and Window Replacement
Project Description
A structural inspection revealed that the brick masonry veneer ties to the City Hall and Police Department have failed and the facade will require replacement. Window replacement will be done at the same time.

Status
The project currently is in the design phase, and construction is scheduled to begin in March 2017

Details
Project Manager: Ryan Flynn 766-1413
Estimated Start Date: March 2017
Estimated Time of Completion: March 2018
Estimated Cost: $2,300,000
Funding Source: TBD
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #4 Rte 33 Recreation Field
Project Description: The City is constructing an athletic field on Route 33 in the former stump dump.

Status
The project is in late stages of design. Construction will begin in May 2017 and be complete in September 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610-7299
Cost: $1,300,000

 

Project #5 Central Fire Station Apron
Project Description
Replacement of the apron and sidewalk in front of the Central Fire Station.

Status
Construction is to begin in July 2017 and be complete in September 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610-7299
Cost: TBD
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #6 Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Facility
Project Description
The goal of this project is to improve residents’ waste and recycling drop off experience at the DPW Recycling Center, as well as construct infrastructure to consolidate curbside collection trucks into larger containers for transportation and reduced frequency of trips and operational costs.

Status
Request for proposals of project design in spring 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Jacob Levenson
Estimated Start Date: 2018
Estimated Date of Completion: 2021
Estimated Cost: $2,900,000
Funding Source: Capital
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #7 Deer Street Parking Garage
Project Description
A new 600-space parking garage will be constructed on Deer Street. A new street, called Deer Street Extension, will be home to the city's second downtown parking garage and a related mixed-use building being developed by Deer Street Associates.

Status
This project is currently in the design phase, with construction hoping to be complete by August 2018.

 

Project #8 95 Mechanic Street Dock Replacement
Project Description
The City acquired the property at 95 Mechanic Street (LaCava Property). This property includes an existing wharf and buildings on the wharf. The wharf and the buildings, however, are beyond repair and are not safe to enter. As a result, the wharf and buildings will be demolished and replaced with a new wharf. There will be a public process to evaluate any proposed changes in this area and this project will be informed as part of a site master plan that will be inclusive of this property and the public properties on either side of 95 Mechanic Street.

Status
Currently in the design phase with demolition anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Dan Hartrey 610-7299
Cost: TBD
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #9 Peirce Island WWTF Upgrade
The City’s Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility is undergoing an upgrade. This project will convert the existing primary treatment facility to a secondary treatment facility with the ability to remove nitrogen. The project began in September 2016 and will continue until 2020. Details on the construction schedule and aerial photographs and videos of the construction can be seen at
http://www.portsmouthwastewater.com/piupgrade.html

Status
Currently in the construction phase.

Details
Project Manager: Terry Desmarais, City Engineer 766-1421 and Don Song, Wastewater Project Manager 610-7305
Cost: $72.9 Million
Contractor: Methuen Construction

 

Project #10 Pease WWTF Headworks
Project Description
The Pease Wastewater Treatment Facility was constructed in the 1950’s and will be upgraded in phases over the next several years. The first phase of work is a new Headworks Building that will incorporate wastewater screening, grit removal and raw sewage pumping. Future upgrades may include wastewater treatment process improvements and potential modification to accommodate additional capacity for wastewater customers at the Pease International Tradeport.

Status
This project is currently in design and is anticipated to be begin construction in the summer or fall of 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Don Song, Wastewater Project Manager 610-7305
Cost: $4.0 Million Estimated
Contractor: TBD

 

Project #11 Lafayette Road Pumping Station
Project Description
The Lafayette Road Pumping Station is the City’s 3rd largest wastewater pumping station and serves the southern portion of the City. The station is in need of full mechanic equipment replacement. This project will address station reliability by replacing all the mechanical components and will include modifications to the esthetics of the station.

Status
This project is currently out to bid and will begin construction in the spring of 2017.

Details
Project Manager: Terry Desmarais, City Engineer 766-1421 and Don Song, Wastewater Project Manager 610-7305
Cost: $3.0 Million Estimated
Contractor: TBD

Project #12 Heritage Avenue Pumping Station
Project Description
The City’s Heritage Avenue Pumping Station is a small wastewater pumping station that is need of an upgrade. The upgrade will replace equipment that has outlived its service life and address safety issues with the pumping station. The City is evaluating options to expedite design and construction with of this project.

Status
This project is in the design phase.

Details
Project Manager: Don Song, Wastewater Project Manager 610-7305
Cost: TBD
Contractor: TBD

Project #13 New Groundwater Well
Project Description
The purpose for this project is to drill both overburden and bedrock test wells, determine well yields, and evaluate water quality and sustained yield potential with respect to the feasibility of developing a new water supply source for the Portsmouth water system. Additional work under subsequent projects may include construction of final production well(s), new source permitting, and the design and construction of treatment, pumping and piping systems.

Status
A Request for Proposals for consultants to perform this work was issued in early 2017. Selection of the consultant is anticipated by summer 2017 with drilling to commence soonafter.

Details
TBD


Project #14 Madbury Well Improvements 
Project Description
The project consists of construction of upgrades of meters, controls, valving and chemical feed equipment for the connection of the newly installed Well 4 replacement well and upgrades to the existing wells #2 and #3 in the Madbury wellfield.

Status
In design.

Details
TBD


Project #15 Greenland Well Improvements
Project Description
Replace the building, electrical controls, pumps and treatment systems for the Greenland Well.

Status
Contract went out to bid in 2016 and was awarded to TBuck Construction. Work will commence during the summer of 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in early 2018.

Details
TBD


Project #16 Newington Booster Pump Station Upgrade
Project Description
Upgrade the building and pumps at the Newington Booster Station and also install aeration in the Newington Booster water storage tank to improve the water quality going into the Portsmouth water distribution system.

Status
In design. Bidding is anticipated during the summer of 2017 with construction to take place starting at the end of 2017.

Details
TBD

 

Project #17 Pease (Haven Well) Water Treatment Plant
Project Description
Install final treatment for the Haven, Smith and Harrison wells which serve the Pease Tradeport drinking water system. These wells were found to be contaminated with PFAS compounds in 2014. The Haven Well had levels about the drinking water advisory standard and has been off-line since 2014.

Status
An activated carbon filter system was installed in September 2016 to treat the Smith and Harrison wells. This demonstration project will assure the efficacy of carbon treatment of the PFAS. Final design of the system to treat all three wells will occur in 2017 with construction anticipated to begin in late 2017. The Air Force is reimbursing the City for the capital costs associated with these projects because the cause of the contamination was due to firefighting foam used by the Air Force when Pease Air Base was active from the 1950’s to the 1990’s.

Details
TBD

 

Project #18 PI WWTF CEPT Optimization (CD Mitigation)
Project Description
The City is required to perform an optimization study at the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility as part of the Consent Decree Second Modification. The study will modify operations to determine if changes to the existing settling chemicals can achieve better settling performance in the primary clarifiers.

Status
This project is underway.

Details
Project Manager: Don Song, Wastewater Project Manager 610-7305
Cost: $60,000
Contractor: Underwood Engineers, Inc.

 

Project #19 Madbury WTP Solar
Project Description
This project includes the installation of a large ground mounted solar array at the Madbury Water Treatment plant to power portions of the treatment. The solar array will produce approximately 350,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity each year plant and prevent 246 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions.

Status
Complete

Details
Project Manager: Jacob Levenson
Estimated Time of Completion: January 2017
Estimated Cost: Power Purchase Agreement. No upfront equipment cost to the City, only monthly payments for electricity produced from the solar array.
Funding Source: Electricity Budget and State Grant
Contractor: SunRaise


ROADWAY & PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

Project #1 Edmond Ave Paving
Project Description
The road surface will be reclaimed, regraded and paved with new asphalt. The City will also look at some existing sewer and water lines on the road and determine if they need repair or replacement prior to paving.

Status
Design

Details
Cost projections are still being developed. Construction will likely be start in the fall of 2017.

 

Project #2 Woodlawn Circle
Project Description
The road surface will be finish paved new asphalt. The City will also look install some drainage prior to paving.

Status
Construction

Details
Construction will likely be in the Spring of 2017.

 

Project #3 Memorial Bridge Parking Lot Paving
Project Description
The parking lot surface will be finish paved new asphalt and restriped.

Status
Construction

Details
Construction will likely be in the Spring of 2017.


Project #4 Arthur Brady Drive Paving
Project Description
The road surface will be finish paved new asphalt.

Status
Construction

Details
Construction will likely be in the Spring of 2017.


Project #5 Mark Street
Project Description
The road surface will be reclaimed, regraded and paved with new asphalt.

Status
Design

Details
Cost projections are still being developed.
Construction will likely be in the Summer of 2017.

 

Project #6 Roadway Crack Sealing (Not Shown)
Project Description
The City crack seals its roads to prevent water from penetrating the road surface. This intern keeps the road from failing so rapidly which helps the City save money while still maintaining a smooth surface for the travelling public.

Status
Street list is still being determined

Details
TBD


Project #7 Commercial Woodbury Ave & Market St Paving
Project Description
The best way to maintain a high level of pavement quality for the cheapest cost is to keep the good roads in good sound shape and not let them deteriorate beyond the level of surface distresses especially on roads like these that carry something around 15,000 cars daily.  This summer the City will bid out a project to repave these areas with a thin Bonded Wearing Course (BWC) pavement.

Status
Design/Conception

Details
TBD


TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS

 

Project #1 LED Lighting Replacement
Project Description
This project will convert all High Pressure Sodium cobra head streetlights located on utility poles to LED cobra head streetlights. The conversion will result in energy savings and improvements to nighttime visibility on roadways.

Click here for a map of the project.

Status
Streetlight conversions have begun.

Details
Project Manager: Jacob Levenson
Estimated Start Date: Spring 2017
Estimated Date of Completion: Fall 2018
Estimated Cost: $400,000
Funding Source: Capital and Eversource Rebate
Contractor: Affinity LED

 

Project #2 Wayfinding Phase 2 (RFP #67-15)
Project Description
This project continues implementation of the City's Wayfinding Plan, adopted in 2014, that identified appropriate wayfinding types, messaging and locations in a uniform and recognizable design menu that is unique to the City. This phase will include fabrication and installation of approximately 60 vehicular directional signs located within and around the downtown area as well as along the primary road corridors into downtown including Islington Street, Middle Street and Sagamore Avenue.

Status
For more information, please visit www.planportsmouth.com/wayfinding.html.

Details
Project Manager: Juliet Walker 710-7296
Estimated Start Date: Fall 2015
Estimated Time of Completion: Spring 2017
Estimated Cost: $421,555
Funding Source: Capital Improvement Funds
Contractor: Architectural Graphics, Inc.

 

 

STATE OR PRIVATE UTILITY

 

Project #1 DOT - Sarah Long Bridge
The Sarah Long Bridge replacement project is underway and is expected to last until spring of 2018. The old bridge is now closed and the new bridge will open to traffic in the fall of 2017. For more information, please visit http://maine.gov/mdot/sml/.

Project #2 DOT - At grade Rail Crossings (not shown)
The state will be reconstructing four railroad crossings this year. The crossings are located on Barberry Lane, Green Street, Michael Succi Drive, and Gosling Road. Improvements will consist of new rails, rubber mats, signs, pavement markings and pavement. This is a three-party project between the state, Pan Am, and the City. Click here for information.

Project #3 UNITIL - Gas Line Replacement
Unitil will be replacing the gas line in Congress Street and Islington Street beginning this spring. The work area will run from Market Square to Plaza 800.


 

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