Construction Projects

If you have any questions about construction around town, feel free to call Adam Jacobs, Director of Public Works, at Phone: 603-497-3617, Ext. 210.

After hours (nights and weekends) safety concerns or issues can be reported to Goffstown Police Dispatch at Phone: 603-497-4858.

We appreciate your patience during the construction season and ask that you drive safely through all work zones or seek alternate routes if the construction is impacting your daily commute. We issue all traffic alerts through the NIXLE system, which you can sign up for here if you are interested in receiving text messages on local traffic alerts.

Additionally, the DPW can now be found on Facebook.

We have developed a Post-construction Survey to gather feedback on past and ongoing construction projects.

PublicWorksSurveyPlease tell us about your experience with a recent construction project. Your responses will be used to improve community outreach and service. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey, we value your response. If you have any questions, call or Email Eric Gustafson at Phone: 603-497-3617, Ext. 227.

2023 South Mast Street / East Union Street Project

The 2023 Road Plan includes drainage upgrades to South Mast Street between Pineridge Drive and the Wallace Road roundabout, followed by reclaiming of the existing asphalt and repaving.

In conjunction with this work, the East Union St project will also be completed, which includes drainage and a new 8' wide mixed-use sidewalk to connect to the Goffstown Rail Trail at each end. A new sidewalk will also be added to connect South Mast St to the Rail Trail. Work will begin after the school district summer break begins. Project plans are available.

Center Street Bridge over Harry Brook

The Town is enrolled in the NH Department of Transportation State Aid Bridge (SAB) program for the replacement of the current structure which carries Harry Brook (NHDOT bridge Number 129/116). The SAB program provides 80% of funding from either state or federal infrastructure funds for both design and construction, with the Town providing the remaining 20%. The current structure is an 18-foot diameter multi-plate metal culvert and was constructed in 1972.

The Department of Public Works has hired Quantum Construction Consultants for the engineering study and design. Current plans include sidewalks on both sides of the street and additional lane width for bicycles. Construction of the bridge is slated for 2025 or 2026. Due to the proximity to schools and primary emergency response routes, the Department is proposing accelerated bridge construction methods to reduce the duration of the detour.

There will be a Public Information Meeting on April 24, 2023, for the full press release.

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2023 Road Plan

The Budgeted 2023 Road Plan Addresses 259,000 Square Yards of Pavement - over 15% of the Entire Goffstown Road Network. The Final Scope of Work May Change Slightly Due to Time and/or Budget Constraints, but the Planned Work Includes Three Distinct Categories:

  • Reclaim Projects - Grinding up Old Pavement, Drainage Installation, and Adding New 2.5 and Quot; Base Pavement
  • Overlay Projects - Includes Both 1.5 and Quot; Topcoats of Streets Reclaimed in the Previous Year, plus Regular (~10 Years) Overlays of Main Roads and Collector Streets to Keep Our and Quot; Good Roads Good"
  • Shim/Overlay Projects to Restore the Riding Surface of Roads That Have Failed, but Cannot Be Fully Rebuilt Due to Cost and Schedule Constraints

2023 Road Plan (PDF)

2022 Road Plan

The Budgeted 2022 Road Plan Addresses 146,000 Square Yards of Pavement - over 8.5% of the Entire Goffstown Road Network. The Planned Work Includes Three Distinct Categories of Work:

  • Reclaim Projects - Grinding up Old Pavement, Drainage Installation, and New 2.5 and Quot; Base Pavement
  • Overlay Projects - Includes Both 1.5 and Quot; Topcoats of Streets Reclaimed in the Previous Year, plus Regular (Around 10 Years) Overlays to Keep Our and Quot; Good Roads Good"
  • Shim/Overlay Projects to Restore the Riding Surface of Roads That Have Failed, but Cannot Be Fully Rebuilt Due to Cost and Schedule Constraints

Full 2022 Road Plan List (PDF)

2022 Road Plan Map

2021 Through 2022 Catamount Road Rebuild

This Project Improves the Intersection Alignment of the Goffstown Back Road and Catamount Road, Upgrades Drainage for the Entire Area, and Ends with Reclaiming the Existing Pavement for New Asphalt.

2021 Wallace Roundabout Improvements

The DPW will Be Adjusting the Center Island and Curbing of the Wallace Road/South Mast St Roundabout in the Summer of 2021, to Improve Truck Turning Movements. This Work Is a Result of a Study by the Southern Nh Planning Commission and Vhb Consulting Engineers, Building upon and Verifying a Traffic Study Done by Dpw Engineering in 2018.

the Original Roundabout Is One of the Smallest in the State of New Hampshire Due to Limited Right-of-Way, and Truck Turning Movements Have Been Limited as a Result. After Several Meetings and Public Hearings in 2020 to Discuss Changes, the Select Board Directed the DPW to Include These and Quot; Short-Term Improvements" as Part of the 2021 Road Plan. Work Will Be Conducted During the Summer While School Is out of Session, and Include Some Pavement Repairs to South Mast Street to the Area West of the Intersection.

Warren Avenue Neighborhood Rebuild - Phases 1 & 2

This Multi-Year Neighborhood Drainage and Road Project Includes Warren Avenue, Pine Hill Avenue, Duclos Street, Eden Street, Gold Street, Holly Street, Heald Street, Laurel Street, Ivy Street, and Wall Street.

Work Began in 2019 with the Lower Portions of Warren and Eden, as well as Gold by Contractor Road Edmonds.

the 2020 Phase Included Duclos and a Section of Eden Street. The Sections From the Previous Year Will Be Top-Coated.

the 2021 Phase Is Scheduled for the Remainder of Warren and Pine Hill, and Another Section of Eden Street. The Sections From the Previous Year Will Be Top-Coated.

Tentative 2022 Plans Include Holly, Eden, Heald, Laurel, Ivy, and Wall.

For more information, Project Updates, Photos, and Plans Visit Warren Avenue Neighborhood Rebuild - Phase 1 and 2

Shirley Hill Road Reclamation Phase 1 & 2

Shirley Hill Road Between Wallace Road and Route 114 Is Scheduled to Be Reconstructed in Two Phases. The First Phase Will Be Starting Spring/Summer of 2019, Between Wallace Road and Magnolia. The Second Phase Is Scheduled for 2020 and Will Be Between Magnolia and Route 114. The Road Will Have Top Asphalt Installed in 2021. Work Will Include New Drainage, Tree Cutting, Grading, and Paving.

For more information, Project Updates, Photos, and Plans Visit Shirley Hill Road Reclamation Phase 1 and 2

2021 Road Plan

the Preliminary 2021 Road Plan (PDF). The Final Scope of Work May Change Slightly Due to Time and/or Budget Constraints.

Japanese Knotweed

About Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed Is a Large, Perennial Plant Classified as an Invasive Species. Knotweed Has Hollow Stems with Distinctly Raised Joints and Is Sometimes Mistaken for Bamboo. The Plants Can Grow up to 13 Feet Tall and Leaves Range From 2-5 Inches Long. Knotweed Flowers in Late Summer and Early Fall. The Small Flowers Are Typically Cream or White.

Knotweed Plants Are Replacing Native Plants; Covering Guardrails, Fire Hydrants, and Road Signs; and Are Interfering with the Stormwater Flow in Roadside Ditches and Nbsp;

Dpw Has Developed an Informational Brochure on Knotweed (PDF).

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How to Treat Knotweed

Spraying

Herbicide Application Is the Most Effective Means of Killing Knotweed. Spraying of Knotweed Should Be Completed at the End of Summer/Early Fall When the Plant Is Large and Flowering. Additional Treatments Should Be Done Approximately Every 6 Months (Spring and Fall). and Nbsp;

Covering

To kill Knotweed by the Covering Method, Start by Cutting the Plant at the Base. and Nbsp; Let the Leaves and Stems Dry out Before Disposing of Them or the Knotweed Will Spread. After Cutting the Plant, Cover the Areas with 7-Mil Thick Plastic. Weigh the Plastic down with Mulch, Rocks, Soil, Etc. The Area Should Remain Sealed and Covered for 2-5 Years. and Nbsp;

Digging

Digging or Pulling out Knotweed Can Work in Small Patches, However, It Is Important to Remove as Much of the Root System as Possible and Nbsp;

Do Not Mow or Weed-Whack Knotweed

Mowing, Weed-Whacking, Cutting, and Raking Are Not Effective Means of Removing Knotweed and Can Cause the Plant to Spread.

Goffstown Sports Field Complex

2022 Road Plan Iworq Map

The Town of Goffstown Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments are developing athletic fields for the community. The final vision includes the construction of three rectangular fields, one large baseball field, three small baseball fields or additional rectangular fields, a small field house, parking, playground, and trails. The proposed work is an expansion of an existing 37-acre gravel pit that the Department of Public Works (DPW) is currently operating. This project will be phased into three sections.

For more information, project updates, photos, and plans Visit Goffstown Sports Field Complex