For Immediate Release
Posted: January 29, 2024


Stephen LaBonte, Administrator, Bureau of Right of Way
(603) 271-3222
Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495

Acworth 43566C Public Hearing

This hearing will discuss the proposed project on Route 123A.

Under NH RSA 230:14 and Public Law 100-17 (Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987), a public hearing has been set to discuss the proposal to repair and reconstruct the NH Route 123A roadway and repair a culvert, also known as Brooks Gorge in Acworth, New Hampshire. This project is not expected to impact historical properties.  The hearing will be held at: 


The town hall will be open at 5:30 pm for the inspection of plans by any interested persons. 

On October 18, 2023, the Governor and Executive Council approved the petition of the NH Department of Transportation to convene a public hearing to determine whether there is an occasion for the laying out of this project and acquiring necessary rights-of-way. A Commission of Three Persons was appointed to conduct the hearing and its members are Joel McCarty, Jennifer Bland, and Richard Merkt. 

Interested landowners, local officials, and highway users are invited to attend the hearing and will have the opportunity to express their comments relative to the project. Audio of the hearing will be recorded.  Maps, plans, environmental studies, and other pertinent information developed for the Department, along with written reports received because of the coordination with other agencies, are available at the Department of Transportation at the John O. Morton Building, 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire for inspection and copying.  Please call Jason Ayotte, Project Manager, at (603) 271-3921 in advance for an appointment. 
Written statements and other exhibits may be submitted to the Chairman of the Commission, c/o William Oldenburg, Director of Project Development, NH Department of Transportation, PO Box 483, Concord, NH 03302-0483 up to the date of the hearing for inclusion in the official record. 

NHDOT programs and services will be administered by the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all applicable regulations to ensure nondiscrimination. Should you need this information in alternate formats please contact the NHDOT Public Information Office at, or by phone at, (603) 271-6495, PO Box 483, Concord, NH 03302 0483. TDD access: Relay NH 1 800 735 2964.