Village Rebuild Project

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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

Project Limits


The entire project will be constructed using Town forces and subcontractors as needed. Construction will be broken into three phases:

PHASE

Section

Schedule

Plans

1

CMAQ Intersection at Pleasant St/Mountain Rd

SPRING/SUMMER 2017

FINAL CMAQ DESIGN PLANS

2

Main Street & CMAQ Intersection at Elm/High

SPRING/SUMMER 2018

FINAL MAIN ST. PLAN  FINAL MAIN ST. STREETSCAPE PLAN FINAL MAIN ST. MARKINGS AND SIGNS FINAL CMAQ INTERSECTION AT ELM/HIGH
3

North Mast Road (Summer St to Westlawn Cemetery)

SUMMER/FALL 2018

**Please note that the schedule is weather dependent and may change.

 

FULL DPW PROJECT PLAN SET

** CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT THE PROJECT **

Interactive “story map” (click here)

  


CONTACT INFORMATION

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.

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UPDATES (Latest update will be posted on top)

11/8/18 - Just a quick update to let everyone know that the sidewalk on the south side of North Mast has been graded and will be paved tomorrow (weather dependent) along with the front of the curb on both sides of the street.

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10/22/18 - Base paving was completed on North Mast last week.  As a reminder paving limits will be 18 inches short of the full lane width on BOTH sides of the road due to the space needed for proper curbing installation.  After curbing is installed and back-filled with concrete, the 18 inch space will be paved in.  Temporary driveway transitions have been made until sidewalks are prepped and base paved at which time driveways will be done as well.  Existing sidewalk on the south side of North Mast will be removed first by DPW.  Grade stakes will be set and then new crushed gravel installed for a sidewalk base.  A subcontractor is lined up this week to raise structures to grade tomorrow.  Granite curbing has been pushed out a week by our subcontractor to next week (Oct 29th).  DPW will continue to coordinate with subcontractors and try and line up work.  Please continue to drive safely through the work zone until we complete this project.

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10/17/18 - DPW is completing all cuts and fills today and Continental is fine grading the road in preparation for paving tomorrow.  As you know paving is always weather dependent but currently there is no rain in the forecast so that is good news.  This morning North Mast was down to one lane northbound traffic and now both lanes are detoured.  Southbound traffic is still rerouted to Church St and northbound traffic is rerouted to Summer St/First Av/Autumn St.  This will allow Continental to get the final grading completed.  Sorry for the very short notice on a full detour. 

Paving limits will be 18 inches short of the full width on BOTH sides of the road due to the space needed for proper curbing installation scheduled for next week.  After curbing is installed and backfilled with concrete, the 18 inch space will be paved in.  Temporary driveway transitions will be made until sidewalks are prepped and base paved at which time driveways will be done as well.  

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10/11/18 - As you can all clearly see, it’s been raining hard all day.  This has caused a delay in our grading and paving plans for North Mast so we are working on rescheduling with our paving contractor.  Once I have a date, I will let all of you know.  In the meantime, the rain will cause potholes and ruts overnight in the gravel base.  We have Continental scheduled to touch up (regrade) the road in the morning after it stops raining to get us through the weekend until DPW comes back next week and performs the needed cuts and fills for final grades in preparation for paving.  Please note that while completing drainage and getting base pavement down is a huge milestone, there will be many steps after base paving:

  • Removing old sidewalks (DPW)

  • Raising structures to grade (subcontractor)

  • Installing granite curb (currently scheduled with subcontractor – Tri State Curb for 10/22)

  • Back up all granite curb with concrete (DPW – same day as above)

  • Pave in front of curbs (DPW)

  • Installing gravel for new sidewalks (DPW)

  • Shaping any side slopes into yards (DPW)

  • Paving sidewalks and driveway tie-ins (subcontractor - Continental)

  • Concrete tip downs with ADA panels (subcontractor – JCB Colby)

  • Loaming all disturbed areas (DPW)

  • Installing signage (DPW)

  • Landscaping (subcontractor)

  • Striping (subcontractor)

  • Punchlist (DPW)

  • Top coat of asphalt (subcontractor Continental – 2019, always done after one winter season) includes raising structures again. 

We are coordinating with all needed subcontractors since all of these steps happen close together and some can overlap.  Please continue to drive safely through the workzone until we complete this project.  As always, thank you for your patience and feel free to contact us with any questions.  Have a great Pumpkin Regatta weekend.


9/24/18 - Progress on North Mast Road is going very well.  The main drainage run is installed, approximately 2,000 LF of 12-24” pipe at depths ranging from 4 to 9 feet.  DPW crews started the eight drainage crossings.  Three are done and work will continue on these this week.  DPW is working with Continental to schedule the upcoming reclamation (grinding) of North Mast Road.  Once we have a date, I will let everyone know.  After the road is reclaimed, DPW can complete any gravel cuts and fills and get the road graded for paving.  After that will be curbing and sidewalks.  Thank you all for your continued patience as we work to complete this 3rd phase of the Village Rebuild Project.  

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9/5/18 - WHAT IS THAT NEW BIKE SYMBOL ON MAIN STREET? 

 

I never thought you’d ask.  It’s a shared lane marking also known as a “sharrow” which is used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles.  That means bicyclists CAN and SHOULD be riding down the same travel lane as VEHICLES in order to avoid the “door zone” of parked cars.  There are many safety benefits to incorporating these lane markings into Goffstown Village Rebuild Project.  These have been installed under the recommended guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  See below to learn more. 

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  1. Assist bicyclists with lateral positioning in a shared lane with on-street parallel parking in order to reduce the chance of a bicyclist's impacting the open door of a parked vehicle,

  2. Encourages bicyclists to position themselves safely in lanes too narrow for a motor vehicle and a bicycle to comfortably travel side by side within the same traffic lane.

  3. Alerts motor vehicle drivers to the potential presence of bicyclists.

  4. Alerts road users of the lateral position bicyclists are likely to occupy within the travel lane.

  5. Advertises the presence of bikeway routes to all users.

  6. Provides a wayfinding element along bike routes.

  7. Encourages safe passing by motorists.

  8. Requires no additional street space.

  9. Reduces the incidence of sidewalk riding.

  10. Reduces the incidence of wrong-way bicycling.


8/27/18 - DPW has been busy on North Mast Road installing drainage and is up to Clinton Street so far with the main drain run.  We have been able to maintain one way alternating traffic most times during the day with minimal closures.

Our cobble subcontractor finished up the bump out areas on Main Street and the line striping company also completed yellow center lines.  Line striping company is scheduled to be back next week to finish white fog lines.  Our DPW striping crew did the SAU parking lot lines today and has finished all crosswalks and stop bars as well.  Tomorrow they will be painting the on-street parking lines and Town Hall Common parking lot lines.  Please expect some temporary loss of parking spaces while this work is completed.  Next week the paint crew will install the shared bike symbols.

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8/2/18 - Just heard from the cobble subcontractor who will be in Town tomorrow and next week working on installing cobbles in the medians and bumpouts.  DPW will start prepping these areas this afternoon as well.  Also the new lampposts have been on the last few days on the north side of the bridge.  We tested this side out first since there were more lights on that stretch.  East Coast Signal will hopefully be here next week to get the lampposts on the south side of the bridge energized.  


8/1/18 - Last week DPW prepped the ADA ramp areas for our subcontractor who came in Friday to install them.  No date on when our subcontractor will be back to do the cobbles in the bumpouts and islands yet.  DPW is painting crosswalks this week and will then move onto parking lines both on-street and in the parking lots.  Lane striping company will be in Town starting next Monday to do Town wide centerline striping which will include Phases 1 and 2 of the Village Project as well.  The shared bike symbols will be done after the center line striping is completed.  Large green directional signs are being installed in both the Elm/High/Main and Pleasant/Mountain/Main intersections.  SAU parking lot will be paved tomorrow.

Drainage structures have been ordered for Phase 3 and a crew will be mobilizing over there next week.  DPW will keep two lanes of traffic open as much as possible but delays should be expected and occasional detours over to Church Street may be needed to accommodate the work zone. 

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7/24/18 - Thanks to everyone who stopped by the DPW Booth at Old Home Day this weekend to share some positive feedback on how things are looking.  In addition to getting the road paved last week, we were able to do complete numerous punchlist and cleanup items, get all benches and barrels out and finish brick areas.

Remaining work for Phase 1 and 2  to be completed this week and next includes:

  • Subcontractor to finish cobbles in mountable medians and ADA ramps

  • Subcontractor to connect the control/power box to the light circuits

  • Subcontractor to make permanent electrical hookups for fountain

  • DPW to install large green directional signs as approved by NHDOT at Rt. 114/ Rt. 13 intersections

All striping work is recommended a MINIMUM of 2 weeks after paving therefore this work is scheduled the week of August 7th:

  • Subcontractor to install striping center lines

  • DPW to stripe crosswalks, bike sharrows and parking lines

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7/19/18 - Yesterday the paving crew was rained out in the early afternoon and today started with a paving plant breakdown, but Contnental was still able to make good progress in the last day and half.  Drive-way and roadway tie-ins were completed on North Mast Road and the entire west side of Main Street, plus Flanders Court. 

Tomorrow the current plan (always subject to change) is to start at the TD bank entrances first, 7 Main Street (Laundromat parking lot), School Street, Factory Street and hopefully East and West Union Street.  That leaves Carr Court and the SAU parking lot.  Unless Continental is able to send a second paver, these may not get done this week, as Continental does not have a paving crew available on Friday.  I will give another update either the end of this week or on Monday once I know what next week’s schedule and weather is (specifically for the cobble and ADA ramp work by our subcontractor that remains).

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7/13/18 - It’s been a busy week on Main Street with preparations for paving in the works.  Numerous crews were on site this week including DPW, our subcontractors installing curbing, raising frames and grates, utility crews at the Church Street intersection, and Continental milling all joints and edges at sidewalks and driveways. 

Next week Continental Paving will be putting the final top coat on the road from Main St/Mountain Road to N. Mast/Summer Street.  There will be close to a dozen flaggers on hand, most of them who work for Continental and a few hired flaggers to help direct traffic.  The current plan, which is always subject to change and weather dependent, is to pave from Summer Street toward the Village and then up to Mountain Road with two paving crews.  Rt. 114 southbound will remain open for morning commuter traffic.  On-street parking will be paved at the same time as the road.

There will be numerous detours utilizing side roads in the Village and also Rt. 13 to Parker Road.  The detours will shift in location as needed in an effort to keep traffic moving and businesses accessible, while allowing proper paving operations.  Paving will continue Tuesday AM on Main Street from Monday’s end point.  Most driveways will be done on Wednesday with Continentals hand crew.   

There’s no two ways about it, things will be hectic and everyone should be prepared for delays.  Please  allow extra time for travel through the work zone or seek alternate routes on Monday and Tuesday.  We will do our best to keep traffic flowing.  Thank you in advance for your support and patience. 


7/3/18- DPW crews worked on punchlist items last week, such as installing street signs and prepping for finish paving of sidewalk areas. Landscape crews were onsite installing the new street trees and garden areas for everyone to enjoy. Some of the new benches were also installed for everyone us use to sit and enjoy the sunny weather.

Crews will be on site starting Friday, July 6th to install the mountable cobble islands at the Elm Street at Main Street Intersection / High Street (Rte. 13) at Main Street Intersection. The mountable curbing will be set and backed with concrete on Friday and cobbles installed the following week. The curbing must be protected from all traffic as the concrete sets, so the Town will be posting a truck detour starting 7/6/18. All passenger vehicle traffic will be accommodated through the work zone, although extra caution should be used due to temporary limited movement areas and delays should be expected. An interactive truck detour map can be found at https://goo.gl/hsYjbQ and is posted on the projects website at www.VillageRebuild.Goffstown.com where additional information can also be found.

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6/25/18 - Last week DPW worked with Pawjer Earth Products to get the new Town Common fountain installed and substantially complete.  There is some brick and electrical work left but the fountain is now functional.  If you haven’t seen it yet, please stop by and check it out!  We have also finished installing the new decorative street lights.  I have been hearing alot of positive comments about the lights and fountain already which is great!  Over the next two weeks, the sidewalks will be paved with top coat, landscape areas prepped with loam, new landscaping installed and the matching black metal benches and barrels as well.  In between major work items will be misc punchlist items. 

To help try and answer some recent questions, the approved plans do call for three (3), 1.5” high mountable cobble medians to improve traffic calming at the High/Elm/Main/North Mast intersection.  We realize that there is significant truck traffic here and that these areas need to be accessible by large trucks.  The curbing on these islands will also be beveled.  We are still waiting on dates for curbing and cobble install.  This work will require a temporary truck detour for the concrete to set and the cobbles to be installed.  A formal traffic alert and public notice will go out in advance of the work. 

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6/18/18 - Two crews were on Main Street last week working on both the Town Common fountain sculpture and the decorative street lighting. The old fountain concrete tanks were exposed, cleaned out and new pumps installed. A new water line was run to the fountain location and the re purposed granite curbing was installed around the future side of the fountain sculpture. All wires up to Church Street have been pulled and several of the decorative lights were installed last week as well. Work will continue in both of these areas this week. 

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6/11/18 - DPW will be mobilizing to Main Street tomorrow, Tuesday to start working on the punchlist of items for Phase 1 and 2 of the Village Rebuild Project.  Some of the activity you will see this week includes:

  • cutting and trimming for curb median installation at the Elm /High/Main intersection

  • installation of the new water feature at the Town Common

  • conduit/pull box work for the streetlights

  • street light bases and poles

  • East Coast Signal to swap over temp to permanent power to the fire light.

DPW will try and stay off the road and allow two way traffic as much as possible but may need to swap to alternating one way as necessary.  Please expect delays over the next few weeks as we work to finish all punchlist items and install the final layer of pavement on the sidewalks and road.   


5/1/18 - As you might have noticed, DPW was able to get all drainage installed on Flanders Court last week.  We are waiting on a base pave date for Flanders from our paving contractor.  Once we have that we will be able to fine grade the road and the portion of School Street as well.  A few of our staff were prepping subbase for brick work between Town Hall and Blue Moose.  Temporary lines were painted for crosswalks today.  After the final paving coat is installed later this year, we will then paint the standard cross walks.  We are still busy around Town working on winter maintenance shoulder repairs and spring overlay projects.  Once we are freed up from those, we will be able to mobilize downtown with more of a crew and get going on our punchlist which includes the much awaited street lights, benches and landscaping. 


4/9/18 - Thanks to everyone who showed up last week for the Neighborhood Meeting on Phase 3 of the Village Rebuild Project.  We had a good turnout and met a few of the residents from the area.  As you may have noticed, several large trees were cut down last week on North Mast.  There will still be some more tree cutting and pruning of branches in advance of the work. 

Continental is scheduled to be in Town tomorrow, Tuesday, to reclaim (grind) the pavement on Stinson, West Side Ave and Flanders Court.  You may see a few DPW workers pulling wires and installing street lights this week or next.  In the coming weeks we will have a crew to mobilize to Flanders Court to start drainage.  Right now the current focus will be spring maintenance work, such as fixing potholes, plow shoulder damage and sweeping that needs to be addressed first. 


3/16/18 - DPW is ready to jump back on the Village rebuild project as soon as the winter weather clears up. The plan at this time is to start back on Main St. and install the lamp posts, streetscape items, final paving, road markings and signs. DPW will also be moving forward with Phase 3 of the Village Rebuild Project. The plan is to reclaim North Mast Road between Summer Street and Church Street.  Work involved will include cutting of trees, installation of drainage, reclamation of existing pavement, base paving of the road, reconstructing the sidewalks and creating new on-street parking areas. There is a public informational meeting scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m at the Goffstown Town Hall, Room 106. More information will be provided at that time and the public will be able to view the plans and ask questions.