Project Process
Nashua - Merrimack - Bedford 13761

This project is following the standard NHDOT project development process. The project is currently in the Preliminary Design phase, during which project design alternatives will be developed and analyzed for impacts. At the conclusion of the analysis, a preferred design alternative will be identified. Environmental documentation will occur in the form of an Environmental Assessment (EA) pursuant to the requirements set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Preliminary Design will be complete when the preferred alternative is presented at a formal Public Hearing and the NEPA Environmental Assessment is approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Record of Decision is issued.

The next phase of the project will be Final Design, during which final engineering plans will be developed, right-of-way/easements will be acquired as needed, and construction contract documents will be prepared. Final Design is complete when the project is advertised for construction bids and is awarded to a contractor. The start of construction is based upon available funding, contractor schedule, and weather.

 

Public Process

It is important to get public feedback on this project so that the concerns and needs of the community can be accurately incorporated into the project design. You are encouraged to stay involved by:

  • Attending a public meeting. Please see the "Meetings" page of this website for upcoming public meeting dates.

  • Exploring this website for more information on the project.

  • Providing your thoughts and suggestions through email or phone to the NHDOT Project Manager. Please see the "Contact Us" page.