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Nashua - Merrimack - Bedford 13761

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Project 13761D

Turnpike Widening near NH 101/I-293 Interchange

Recent Activities – As of early February 2024

• Northbound and Southbound
– Installed traffic signs throughout the project area
– Installed ROW fence along southbound from South River Road bridge to the southern project limits.
– Installed median barrier for pier protection along the FEET at the South River Road bridge, 101 eastbound bridge, and 101 westbound bridge.
– Began preparing for granite curb installation on FEET northbound ramps.
– General site cleanup

Upcoming Work – February 2024 to March 2024

• Northbound and Southbound
– Complete installation of remaining traffic signs
– Complete installation of overhead bridge mounted signs
– Continue to install right-of-way fence
– Install curbing on the on and off ramps

General Traffic Implications

• Winter 2024
– All three NB and SB lanes open to traffic
– Shoulder and lane closures as needed for minor work

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Pier Protection Barrier Installation – February 2024
Median Barrier Installation – February 2024
Installed Right-of-Way – February 2024
Installed Overhead Signs – February 2024
Installed Ground Mounted Signs – February 2024
Installing Right-of-Way Fence – January 2024
Finalizing Grading of Ramp Infield Berm – January 2024
Casting Median Barrier Transitions – December 2023
Paving Adjacent to Median Barriers – December 2023
Grinding and Striping NB High Speed Lane – December 2023
Milling of Drainage Structure Patches – December 2023
Installation of Traffic Signs – December 2023
Installation of Overhead Sign Structure – December 2023
Pavement Repairs to Drainage Trenches – December 2023
Pouring Foundation for ITS Antenna – November 2023
Paving SB High Speed Lane and Median – November 2023
Milling of SB High Speed Lane – November 2023
Traffic Sign Foundation Construction – November 2023
Paving High Speed Lanes – November 2023
Placing Median Barrier – November 2023
Adjusting Drainage Structure Grates – November 2023
Filling Abandoned Drainage Structures – October 2023
Completing Patching of Drainage Trenches – October 2023
Video Inspection of Completed Drainage Structures - October 2023
Drainage Structure Installation – October  2023
Bituminous Curb Installation – September 2023
Attenuator Installation – September 2023
Hydroseeding Operation – September 2023
Paving Operations on SB Mainline – September 2023
Placing Temporary Barrier on SB Roadway – September 2023
Removal of Median Barriers along Mainline – September 2023
SB Guardrail Installation Work – August 2023
SB Milling Operations – August 2023
Adjusting Drainage Structure Along SB Mainline – August 2023
Temporary Barrier Along NB Mainline – August 2023
Mounting Equipment on NB ITS Tower – August 2023
Seeded Area Along SB Mainline – August 2023
Roadway Select Materials Along SB Mainline – August 2023
SB Geogrid Installation Work – July 2023
SB Geogrid Installation Work – July 2023
SB Geogrid Installation Work – July 2023
SB Geogrid Installation Work – July 2023
SB Drainage Work – July 2023
Construction of Foundation for NB ITS Tower – July 2023
Construction of Foundation for SB Overhead Sign Structure – July 2023
Finished NB Ledge Work – June 2023
Pavement Patch Work – June 2023
Placing Roadway Select Materials Along NH 101 EB On-Ramp – June 2023
Constructing NB Overhead Sign Structure Foundation – June 2023
SB Ledge Excavation and Drainage Work – June 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – May 2023
SB Blasting Operations – May 2023
Temporary NH 101 EB On-Ramp – May 2023
SB Drainage Work – May 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – May 2023
Right-of-Way Fence Along NB Mainline – May 2023
Making Roadway Select Materials Adjacent to SB Travel Lanes – April 2023
Tree Clearing for Placing Right-of-Way Fence Along NB Mainline – April 2023
Installing Right-of-Way Fence Along NB Mainline – April 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – April 2023
NB Grass Establishment – April 2023
SB Drainage Work – April 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – March 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – March 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – March 2023
SB Drainage Work – February 2023
SB Rock Excavation Work – February 2023
SB Embankment Work – February 2023
SB Drainage Structure Installation – February 2023
Roadway Select Materials Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes – January 2023
Guardrail on NH 101 EB On-Ramp to NB Mainline – January 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – January 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – January 2023
SB Ledge Excavation Work – January 2023
Paving NB Travel Lanes – December 2022
Rock Crushing to Select Materials – December 2022
Pavement Markings on NB Travel Lanes – December 2022
Installing Channel Matting Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes – November 2022
Rock Crushing to Select Materials – November 2022
Nighttime Milling Operations on NB Travel Lanes – November 2022
Stormwater Treatment Basin – November 2022
Temporary NH 101 EB Off-Ramp – November 2022
NB Pavement Operations – November 2022
Installing Anti-Seep Collars Within Stormwater Treatment Basin – October 2022
Placing Low-Permeability Fill Within Stormwater Treatment Basin – October 2022
Installation of Conduit for Highway Lighting Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes – October 2022
Fine Grading Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes – October 2022
Rock Crushing to Select Materials – October 2022
Stormwater Treatment Basin - August 2022
Drainage installation Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes - August 2022
Blasting Operations (pre-split wall) to Remove Ledge Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes - August 2022
Rock Removal Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes - August 2022
Rock being removed from the road after a blast - August 2022
Rock crushing to select materials - August 2022
Blasting Operations to Remove Ledge Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes - July 2022
Blasting Operations to Remove Ledge Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes - July 2022
Blasting Operations to Remove Ledge Adjacent to NB Travel Lanes - July 2022
Overhead sign structure removal on F.E. Everett Turnpike south of US Rt.3 bridge - June 2022
Temporary ramp and drainage installation on NH 101 on-ramp to Southbound F.E. Everett Turnpike - June 2022
Tree clearing along Northbound F.E. Everett Turnpike south of US Rt.3 bridge - June 2022