|2017 Village Rebuild Project|
The Goffstown Village Rebuild Project will include the reconstruction of Main and North Mast from Mountain Road to Westlawn Cemetery at Church Street. Within this area are the two previously designed and approved Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality CMAQ Intersection Improvement Projects at Mountain/Pleasant and Elm/High.
The scope of work for this project is complete road reconstruction including new sidewalks with ADA accessibility, bumpouts to shorten pedestrian crossings and define the travel lane, curbing, drainage, water main, some sewer repairs, paving, striping, several pole relocations and landscaping. On Main Street there will be additional aesthetic items such as signage, street lighting and some seating areas installed as budget allows.
The goals of this project are to:
(1) Help make the Village a destination
(2) Build upon existing Main Street character
(3) Increase opportunities for shopping, dining
(4) Improve safety and accessibility
(5) Increase Village parking network
The entire project will be constructed using Town forces and subcontractors as needed. Construction will be broken into three phases:
**Please note that the schedule is weather dependent and may change.
Interactive “story map” (click here)
Streetscape Survey (click here)
If you were not able to find an answer to your question or concern in the FAQs (above), please feel free to contact us at any time.
Adam Jacobs, Director of Public Works – EMAIL / PHONE 497-3617 x 210
Meghan Theriault, Town Engineer – EMAIL / PHONE 497-3617 x 280
Mike Hillhouse, Assistant Director of Public Works – EMAIL / PHONE 497-3617 x 220
UPDATES (Latest update will be posted on top)
3/17/17-Â DPW has received word from the Goffstown Village Water Precinct that their contractor (E.D. Swett) will be in town starting next Tuesday (3/21) to work on the water main under the Main Street Bridge. The size of the equipment dictates that there will be one-way traffic with flaggers on the bridge itself. They plan to limit work to the 8am-3pm window, and expect to be there for 3 days. If you have any questions, please contact the GVWP directly (http://www.goffstown.com/goffstown-water.html ).
Things are moving along well, we’re proceeding with the design based on the curb line locations presented to the BOS this week. Thanks again for all your feedback so far on the project.
3/10/17 - DPW has been working hard the last couple weeks to update our construction plans based on feedback we received at the last meeting and during site visits with some of you. Thank you all who have offered input, I know it will result in a smoother process for all, and a better end result in our village.
Looking ahead: I have an agenda item with the Board of Selectmen on Monday night to discuss the feedback and subsequent plan edits we’ve made. I’m hoping to receive a final sign-off from the Selectmen for our curbing locations, which will allow the rest of the design elements (such as drainage and streetscape) to start to fall into place. With this in mind, we’ve got a couple new things to share with you; please check them out and pass them along to friends and family.
The first is our interactive “story map” (click here), which includes several project plan sheets to explore and an interactive business directory. Please let me know if we missed anyone or if your business information needs to be updated.
The second is a streetscape and design element survey for items such as benches, signs, planters, and focal points. We’ll be gathering survey responses online and at our table at SpringFest for recommendations to the Board of Selectmen in April or May. It only takes a minute to complete, but will help us make good choices and prioritize if budget becomes tight.
Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook, where we’ll continue to post updates and eventually pictures: https://www.facebook.com/GoffstownDPW/
I’d like to also put in a plug for our local utilities. If you believe you might have issues with your water or sewer service lines (low pressure, back ups, etc), now is the time to notify the Goffstown Village Water Precinct or the Goffstown Sewer Commission. They can investigate and help you determine responsibility for repair or upgrade. Our road moratorium rules make it very costly and difficult to excavate in new pavement, so it’s a good idea to take care of that type of thing now.
Goffstown Village Water Precinct: http://www.goffstown.com/goffstown-water.html
Goffstown Sewer Commission: http://www.goffstown.com/sewer-comm.html
Similarly, if you are a property owner along Main Street and have been contemplating any work (façade improvements, painting, new siding, new stairs, patio, etc), now is the time to do it! Let us know what you have in mind, and we can do our best to ensure our work schedule doesn’t impact yours. As a reminder, the village area is an approved Economic Revitalization District, so improvements may qualify for tax incentives. Contact Jon O’Rourke in the Planning Department for more information on that program.
I’ve got a few updates for your calendars as well. It appears we will begin improvements to the SAU parking lot (and Laundry/Common if the easement is approved on Monday night) in the next week or two. The Goffstown Village Water Precinct has informed us that they lined up a contractor to swap out their water main under the bridge sometime near the end of March. Water service will be maintained, but there will be some traffic impact for a couple days. We’ll all be ready to start excavation work at the Pleasant Street intersection by mid April. Stay tuned for an invite to the neighborhood kickoff meeting in the near future.
Lastly, I had the pleasure of meeting with Peggy and Robin at the Goffstown Main Street Program this week to discuss their 2017 event schedule, and share some ideas for collaboration. We all agree this is a great time to be involved in the GMSP, and we’ve got some ideas taking shape. If you’d like to get involved check out their page: http://www.goffstownmainstreet.org/support.html
Thank you again for your support and participation so far. We’re excited to start construction soon!
2/24/17 - DPW will not be bringing plans to the BOS on Monday 2/27 for Main Street. We are still working closely with several businesses to address questions and concerns regarding the layout and hope to at the first or second March BOS meeting to present the final plan for approval.
2/8/17 – On Monday the Board of Selectman held a public meeting for Main Street businesses and residents to discuss the revised conceptual plan on Main Street which includes parallel parking similar to existing conditions. The attached power point presentation, given by Director of Public Works, Adam Jacobs, details out the history of work done by Town committees on conceptual design and review of plans in previous years. He also discussed project goals, challenges, a revised conceptual layout (after incorporating initial feedback from the Economic Development Committee (EDC) and Board of Selectman (BOS), the approach to construction and other aesthetic design elements. The meeting was then opened to the public for discussion and feedback on the latest conceptual design. Please see handouts here from that meeting as well.
Based on the feedback received at the meeting, additional changes will be made to the plans and a revised conceptual plan will be brought to the Feb 27th BOS Meeting for approval. After that point, the Engineering Department will work on final design plans with utility and grading information. All plans will be posted to this webpage as they are completed. In the next few weeks, the DPW will be seeking feedback on the aesthetic design elements such as street lighting, trees, plantings, benches and signage for businesses and parking. Please stay tuned for voting procedures on these elements as the project progresses.
Construction of Phase 1 – The Mountain/Pleasant intersection is expected to begin early spring once the weather allows. DPW will also be in the Village this spring working on the construction of a new municipal parking lot behind 7 Main Street which can be utilized this summer during construction (subject to BOS approval after required public hearings). Click here to see existing public and private parking lots that serve local businesses.
January 2017 – First round conceptual plans were discussed with the Board of Selectman (BOS) and Economic Development Committee (EDC) to obtain some initial feedback and guidance.