NHDOT to present the proposed preservation plan to the bridge on NH Route 12

Charlestown Public Informational Meeting

Arrangements have been made by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to hold a Combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting to discuss the bridge preservation on NH 12 over the New England Central Railroad (NECRR).  Anticipated traffic control will consist of one lane of alternating two way traffic controlled by signals for two phases of construction for approximately 4 months.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom.  Presentation materials, the meeting link, and additional instruction are located on the NHDOT website https://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/charlestown42484/index.htm.

To attend the Zoom Meeting from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or an Android device please go to the Charlestown town website:  https://www.charlestown-nh.gov/.  The information to join the Zoom Meeting will be provided under the “Upcoming Events” section by clicking the “Selectboard Meeting – Community Room or via Zoom” Link.  Additional project information, including the PowerPoint for this presentation, can be found at the project website:

The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the “Proposed Action” plan.  During the meeting, the public will be provided the contact information for the project manager to allow the opportunity, following the meeting, to ask questions and share their thoughts regarding potential improvements.  The goal is to ensure that the project decisions meet public transportation needs and community goals and protect and enhance the environment.  Accordingly, NHDOT assures that this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964.  Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience.

NHDOT Contacts:

David Scott, P.E., In-House Design Chief, (603) 271-1613

Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer, (603) 271-6495

NH Department of Transportation

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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