NH DOT to present Route 3 improvement project during May 22 Hooksett Council meeting

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HOOKSETT, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will present the US Route 3/NH Route 28 roadway improvement project at the upcoming Hooksett Town Council meeting.  This 1.4-mile roadway project proposes safety and mobility improvements, as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements between the Alice Avenue/West Alice Avenue and Whitehall Road/Martins Ferry Road intersections.

The presentation is planned as part of the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 which starts at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be held at the Town of Hooksett Administrative Office Building in the Town Council Chambers, Room 105, at 35 Main Street in Hooksett.

Project Highlights

  • Expand Rte. 3 to two lanes in each direction to increase traffic capacity
  • Add raised median islands at selected locations along the corridor to improve safety
  • Incorporate 5’ shoulders along project length
  • Add 6’ sidewalks along both sides of the roadway for pedestrian safety from Alice Avenu to Mammoth Road
  • Add 6’ sidewalk along the west side of the roadway for pedestrian safety from Mammoth Road to Martins Ferry Road
  • Convert Alice Avenue and Mammoth Road intersections to hybrid roundabouts to improve traffic flow and safety
  • Improve signal at the Martins Ferry Road intersection
  • Construct approx. 2,000 LF of retaining walls to minimize impacts
  • Acquire, at a minimum, ROW strips on most properties along corridor
  • Cost of construction approximately $20M (including inflation & excluding ROW)

For project-related information, please visit the NHDOT website: https://www.dot.nh.gov/projects-plans-and-programs/project-center/hooksett-29611.