CMAQ - Mast Road Village Intersections PDF Print E-mail

The Town of Goffstown received Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Grant Funding for the two Mast Road Village Intersections at Route 13 / Route 114. The scope of work looks to improve safety along the corridor, reduce congestion and calm traffic. This project will be entering the construction phase in 2017. A new website will be started for the combined project which is these two intersections, Main Street and Mountain Road to Autumn St.


Click here to view the FINAL plan set for this project. These plans were last updated January 2017.

Consultant Engineer - McFarland Johnson

Please feel free to contact Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer, with any questions regarding this project.

Mast Rd Pleasant St Aerial

EXISTING PLEASANT/MOUNTAIN INTERSECTION (TOP) VS. PROPOSED (BOTTOM)

Pleasant Aerial PRO


Mast Rd High St Aerial

EXISTING ELM/HIGH INTERSECTION (TOP) VS. PROPOSED (BOTTOM)

High-Elm Aerial PRO


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1/25/2017 - Over the course of 2016, the Town of Goffstown decided to pull out of the federal CMAQ grant funding for the intersections and combine that project with the rebuilding of Main Street and North Mast Road into one larger project. The Board of Selectman voted to allow Town staff to design these connecting sections and also act as the general contractor which will save time and money, allow more control over traffic management and overall project flexibility during construction.

The scope of work at these intersections has not changed and will include better definition of the travel way by narrowing the pavement in some areas, defining parking spots, installation of new drainage, sidewalks, larger center islands on S.Mast, and relocated crosswalks. This is all being done in an effort to improve the safety for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic utilizing this intersection.

Currently Town staff is working on design plans for Main Street and N. Mast Road. A public neighborhood meeting will be held at a future date to review the final plans before construction and at that time we encourage you to add your email address to the weekly project update list or you are welcome to use the Town website to view the project updates once the project starts. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project, I can be reached at 603-497-3617 x 280 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FINAL plans on the two intersections only (desinged by McFarland Johnson) are currently available and can be found by clicking HERE.

12/10/15 - Letters of Intent went out to each property owner who we anticipate impacts to (either temporary or permanent) from this project. We ask that you contact Meghan Theriault at 603-497-3617 x 280 or via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up a meeting with you to go over your rights as a prooperty owner and explain what the next steps are in estimating the just compensation for the use of your property during construction. Plans are still under review by NHDOT at this time.

11/27/15 -The plans are still up at NHDOT for review (click here to view the Sept 2015 plan set). Since this time we have met with abutters on the south side of North Mast Street across from Sullys/Bi-Wise and those changes are not reflected on these plans but will be incorporated into the next set. Letters of Intent will be sent out soon to all affected abutters (where temporary or permanent easements are required) of this project. Please read these letters closely and contact Meghan Theriault at 603-497-3617 x 280 or via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up a time to meet and discuss the project and its impacts to your property in more detail.

10/28/15 - The Town's Consultant has submitted a new package of plans (called PS&E Plans) to the NHDOT for review and comment.

9/30/15 - The Town had sent out letters to abutters requesting input on the current design plans in May and again in September. We have met with several abutters and had meetings to discuss impacts and have made some changes to the plan in an effort to address these concerns.

2/13/15 - Preliminary Design Plans have been submitted to the NHDOT for review and comment.

9/25/14 - The Engineering Study was recently approved by NHDOT. We now have the authority to enter preliminary design with the design engineer McFarland Johnson. The Town will be contacting several abutters at each project site to have discusssions about potential property impacts before starting preliminary design.

4/9/14 - And Engineering Study was submitted to the state for review and preliminary comments were recieved and are being worked on by the consultant (MFJ).

10/25/13 - The following One Way Loop Alternatives information was discussed at the last Steering Committee Meeting. A summary of the committee's discussion was then brought to the 10/21/13 BOS meeting.

10/2/13 - This group will be meeting again on Tuesday October 15th at 6pm Town Hall - Room 106. Discussions will be on the one-way loop alternative for the Elm/High/Main St intersection that MFJ has been studying and some new information for the Mountain/Pleasant St intersection.

8/6/13 - The Town held the Alternatives Workshop last week and here is the formal presentation that was given by McFarland and Johnson.

7/22/13 - Here are the meeting minutes from the CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting on July 9th. The next meeting will be a formal Public Meeting to discuss the alternatives that were reviewed by the CMAQ Committee and their recommendations for each intersection. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 31st at Goffstown High School Auditorium - click here for meeting notice. Posters of the alternatives will be available to view at 6PM and a formal presentation will be given at 7PM. Questions and comments from the public will be taken after the presentation. We encourage the public to attend and voice their concerns/input relative to a future design for these two important Village intersections.

In an effort to get information out prior to the meeting please see below for a list of the alternatives that were presented to the CMAQ Steering Committee along with a matrix summary for each intersection. This info will be reviewed in more detail at the July 31st meeting.

PLEASANT STREET INTERSECTION

Alternatives Comparison Matrix

Project Issues Map

(click each seperate option below for the respective map/figure)

  • Traffic Signal
  • Roundabout
  • "No-Build" - This was the recommended alternative of the majority of CMAQ Committee members. For more info on why, please see the meeting minutes above.

ELM/HIGH STREET INTERSECTION

Alternatives Comparison Matrix

Project Issues Map

(click each seperate option below for the respective map/figure)


7/12/13 - Here are the meeting minutes from the CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting on June 25th. This group met again this past Tuesday and will post meeting minutes from that meeting also when they become available. The next meeting will be a formal Public Meeting to discuss the alternatives that were reviewed by the CMAQ Committee and their recommendations for each intersection. The location and date have yet to be set. We will keep you posted.

6/17/13 - Here are the meeting minutes from our last CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting held on June 4th. This group will be meeting again on Tuesday June 25th at Town Hall - Room 106.

6/4/13 - Tonight will be the first CMAQ Steering Committee Meeting. The Board of Selectman decided to accept all three applications and increase the number of citizen reps on the committee. Names will be posted to the link at the top of the page for appointed members soon. Click here for a summary of meeting minutes from the recent Public Listening Session.

5/23/13 - Thank you to all of those who attended our meeting this Tuesday. Please click here to see the Presenation given by McFarland and Johnson (MFJ) on the Project Listening Session Night. Most of the night was spent hearing feedback from the community. I am working with GTV to see if I can post the video from that night in case you missed it. Next staff and MFJ will be meeting with the CMAQ Steering Committee (most of which has been appointed by the BOS already) to discuss potential alternatives to be studied.

5/8/13 - The creation of a CMAQ Steering Committee was recently approved by the Board of Selectman and is in the process of being established. Once members are know they will be listed on this page.

Original CMAQ Steering Committee - Click here for the appointed members to this committee.

 

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