For Immediate Release
Posted: March 18, 2022


Stephen G. LaBonte, Adminstrator, Right of Way Bureau

Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer
(603) 271-6495

Ossipee Public Hearing

To discuss proposed improvements to Route 16

Pursuant to 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 that makes improvements to NH Route 16, beginning approximately 300 feet north of Polly’s Crossing Road and ending approximately 700 feet south of the NH 16/NH 16B/Pine River Road intersection, for a total length of approximately 2.3 miles.   The project is entirely in Ossipee, NH.  

The hearing will be held at:



THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2022, at 6:00 P.M.

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

On March 9, 2022, the Governor and Executive Council approved the petition of the NH Department of Transportation to convene a public hearing to determine whether there is the 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 Ron Adams, Phillip Vallari, and Donna Sargent.

This Notice of Public Hearing contains the date, time, and location of the hearing to the petitioners, the owners of land over which the road may pass, and all others interested.  No less than fourteen days prior to the hearing, this notice will be posted in at least two public places in the Town of Ossipee and a copy will be left with the Town Clerk of Ossipee.  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.

This project may affect historic properties. Maps, plans, the environmental studies, and other pertinent information developed by 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 Tobey Reynolds, Project Manager, at (603) 271-7421 in advance for an appointment.

Written statements and other exhibits may be submitted to the Chairman of the Commission, c/o Peter E. Stamnas, 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.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact Stephen G. LaBonte, Administrator of the Bureau of Right‑of‑Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, NH 03302‑0483. TDD access:  Relay NH 1‑800‑735‑2964. Notification of the need for assistance must be made at the earliest convenience. This project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

/s/Stephen G. LaBonte

Stephen G. LaBonte, Administrator,
Bureau of Right-of-Way
NH Department of Transportation

Dated at Concord, NH
March 9, 2022