Nashua - Merrimack - Bedford 13761

The F.E. Everett Turnpike (F.E.E.T.) was constructed in the early 1950s and has served as a link from Central New Hampshire to US Route 3 in Massachusetts.  Today it remains a vital north/south transportation corridor linking residents, communities, commerce and year-round tourists throughout NH and travel between NH and Massachusetts.  The project proposes to widen portions of the roadway and either replace or rehabilitate bridges along a 12 mile corridor beginning in the City of Nashua and extending north through the Town of Merrimack and to the Town of Bedford. 

This project is currently in the Final Design phase, based upon the NHDOT Project Development Process. Preliminary Design concluded with the Public Hearing held in October of 2018.  The start of construction will be based upon available funding and permitting, but the first project is tentatively scheduled to begin as early as Summer 2021.  The construction of the project will span multiple construction seasons and will be completed in multiple construction contracts.

Map of the Project Corridor

Construction Schedule/Project Breakouts

Public Hearing Plans


Major Project Elements:

  • Widen three segments of the F.E.E.T. from Nashua north to Bedford to address traffic capacity
  • Replace the F.E.E.T. ridges over the Pennichuck Brook (Nashua/Merrimack)
  • Replace the Wire Road Bridge over the F.E.E.T. (Merrimack)
  • Replace the Baboosic Lake Road Bridge over the F.E.E.T. (Merrimack)
  • Replace the F.E.E.T. Bridge over Baboosic Brook (Merrimack)
  • Rehabilitate the bridge rail on the F.E.E.T. Bridge over Greeley Street / Continental Boulevard (Merrimack)
  • Stormwater treatment improvements throughout the project area
  • Noise Assessments and Noise Barriers
  • Public Participation

Benefits of the Project:

  • Improved traffic capacity and traffic conditions
  • Improved safety
  • Bridges will be rehabilitated or replaced