This week the Department received the amended wetlands permit from the NH Department of Environmental Services. Fortunately, this necessary approval was obtained quickly, without the need to delay or stop work.
Photos are attached, showing work progressing in the constrained work site. The contractor, Casella, has been working on slope stabilization and preparing the future drainage outlets with erosion stone, as shown in an attached photos. Casella will be installing drainage structures and pipes, as well as excavating the subgrade this week. If the required Railroad approvals are received this week, Casella will recommence work within the Railroad right-of-way.
Work continues on schedule, with the plan to reopen the road late May 2022.
Senior Hearings Examiner, NHDOT