For Immediate Release
Posted: May 10, 2024


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

Chichester 40631 Public Hearing

This hearing will discuss the proposed reconstruction of the existing intersection of NH Route 28, Main Street, and Depot Road.

On January 31, 2024, the Governor and Executive Council approved the petition of the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) 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 Richard Merkt, Ray Chadwick, and Terence Pfaff. 
Prehearing Conference: 
The Commission for the project will meet on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 10:30 am at the NH Department of Transportation, Room 112/113, 7 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH, to discuss the proposed project. This is a public meeting under RSA Chapter 91-A.  The intent of the meeting is not to take testimony but rather to plan for the Public Hearing on the project to be held on May 22, 2024, in Chichester. 
Public Hearing: 
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 proposed reconstruction of the existing intersection of NH Route 28, Main Street, and Depot Road. The Main Street approaches will be consolidated into one location opposite of Depot Road, creating a conventional 4-way intersection. Additional turning lanes, signals, and access management efforts are proposed to improve the safety and capacity of the intersection and the adjacent areas.  

The hearing will be held at: 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024 
at 6:00 PM 


The Town Hall will be open at 5:30 pm for the inspection of plans by any interested persons. 
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 Loretta Doughty, Project Manager, at (603) 271-2230 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.