For Immediate Release
Posted: December 17, 2021


Zach Paight, Construction Bureau
(603) 209-8807
Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer
(603) 271-6495

Bridge Work on Route 101 and 202 in Peterborough

The work will require closing a lane until Fall 2023.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) continues to work on the bridge that carries Route 101 and Route 202 over the Contoocook River in Peterborough, NH. 

A lane closure on the bridge was put in place on December 15, 2021, and will remain in place until fall 2022. The exclusive left hand turn lane from Route 101 eastbound to Route 202 northbound/Granite Street has been removed in order to maintain two-way traffic over the bridge.

This lane closure was scheduled to coincide with the opening of the nearby Peterborough Main Street bridge.

The multi-use path that runs underneath the bridge is closed during construction and pedestrian traffic is directed to use nearby sidewalks and the crosswalk at the Grove St/Route 101/Route 202 intersection in order to cross Route 101/Route 202.

Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.

E.D. Swett of Concord, NH is the prime contractor for this $8.5 million bridge replacement project, which is scheduled to be completed in October, 2023.