For Immediate Release
October 18, 2023
Bridge Rehabilitation Project to Begin in Claremont
Maintenance work will impact traffic for several months.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will begin a bridge rehabilitation project on Thursday, October 26, 2023 on the NH Route 12A bridge over the Sugar River in Claremont, NH.
This project will replace the superstructure (structural steel plate girders and bridge deck), road work before and after the bridge, substructure repairs, and the installation of scour countermeasures to protect piers and abutments.
The work is weather dependent and will require intermittent, alternating one-way traffic in the beginning for the preparation of traffic signals. The bridge will be restricted to one lane of traffic beginning on or about Monday, November 20, 2023. Lane width restrictions will be in place.
Traffic signals will be implemented to facilitate alternating traffic over the bridge and travelers should expect new traffic patterns. Message boards will be used to notify the traveling public as the work progresses.
Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the work zone and obey all posted signs. Motorists are also encouraged to sign up for free, real-time construction and traffic related messages (text or email) from https://newengland511.org/.
A detour will be in place for daytime traffic closures in June of 2024 for setting of structural steel. Detour signing will be in place to direct motorists around the closure.
Evorks Corporation of Tilton, New Hampshire is the contractor for the $5.7 Million dollar project that has a completion date of September 19, 2025.
Ronald Guyette, P.E., Contract Administrator, (603) 313-9949
Richard Arcand, Public Information Office, (603) 271-6495