For Immediate Release
Posted: March 21, 2024


Steve Piper, Construction Bureau
(603) 312-0342
Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495

Railroad Crossing Work on Route 31 in Wilton

This project will address two railroad crossings that will impact traffic this summer.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will begin reconstruction work on two separate railroad grade crossings on Route 31 in Wilton on Monday, March 25, 2024. 

Weather permitting, daytime work will begin on the at-grade railroad crossing on Route 31 (Forest Road) near the intersection of Curtis Farm Road.   One lane will be closed and two-way alternating traffic, controlled by flaggers, will utilize the open lane.  There will also be short periods of stopped traffic in both directions to facilitate installation of welded rails. 

In July, work will commence on reconstructing the at-grade railroad crossing at the intersection of Route 31 and Burns Hill Road.  This site will require closing Route 31 for seven days and all road users will utilize a signed, 5-mile detour via Main Street and NH Route 101.  This work will alter the current traffic pattern slightly for improved safety and visibility. 

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RS Audley of Bow, NH is the prime contractor for the $3.7M project, which is scheduled to be completed by October 25, 2024.