For Immediate Release
Posted: December 12, 2023


Ron Guyette, P.E., Contract Administrator
(603) 313-9949
Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495

Temporary Daytime Closure of Route 12A Bridge in Claremont

Motorists will be detoured during the day for two to three days.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is beginning the next phase of rehabilitation work and will fully close the NH Route 12A bridge over the Sugar River in Claremont, NH during the day for at least two days.

On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, and Wednesday, December 20, 2023 the bridge will be fully closed to traffic for the removal of existing steel in the southbound lane (Phase 1 construction).  A detour will be in place for the daytime traffic closures from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Detour signing will be in place to direct motorists around the closure.  The work may also require closing the bridge on Thursday, December 21, 2023. 

Message boards will be used to notify the traveling public as the work progresses.  Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the work zone and obey all posted signs. Motorists are also encouraged to sign up for free, real-time construction and traffic related messages (text or email) from

This project will replace the superstructure (structural steel plate girders and bridge deck), road work before and after the bridge, substructure repairs, and the installation of scour countermeasures to protect piers and abutments. 

Evorks Corporation of Tilton, New Hampshire is the contractor for the $5.7 million dollar project that has a completion date of September 19, 2025.