The project is located on Route 1A in the Town of Hampton, Rockingham County. The project entails the rehabilitation or replacement of the Neil R Underwood Bridge (NHDOT Bridge No. 235/025) which spans the Hampton River at the inlet to Hampton Harbor. The bridge is a vital transportation link between the Village of Hampton Beach and Seabrook Village.
The bascule bridge was built in 1949 and replaced a wooden bridge originally constructed for trollies and cars, known as the “Mile-Long Bridge”. It has been rehabilitated multiple times, including in 1963, 1978, 1983, 1990, 2002 and 2010. Emergency repairs to the bascule span mechanical system were undertaken in 2018.
A Bridge, Type, Size and Location Study (TS&L) will be conducted by NHDOT. This study will evaluate three alternatives, Major Rehabilitation, Replacement with a Bascule, and Replacement with a Fixed Structure.
RAISE Discretionary Grant Application 2021
Benefit Cost Analysis
Certificate of Compliance with Davis-Bacon Requirements
NEPA Hearing, April 8, 2021 6:00 PM
The NHDOT has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the NHDOT’s guidelines for environmental documents, for the proposed replacement of the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge. The 30-day public comment period begins March 24, 2021, with written comments being accepted through April 23, 2021. Comments may be submitted in writing or by email to Ms. Jennifer Reczek, NH Department of Transportation, 7 Hazen Drive, PO Box 483, Concord, NH 03302-0483 or through the e-mail link above.
There will be a public hearing to present the project’s impact on environmental resources and accept comments on the EA document. This hearing will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM. To attend the Zoom Meeting from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device please go to https://zoom.us/j/96583846007?pwd=aVpRWU9IeHk4ZUd3Z3ZjUGpaeHlVdz09. When prompted type in the passcode: 949550.
To join the Zoom Meeting by telephone, dial 1-646-558-8656. When prompted, enter on your keypad the Meeting ID: 965 8384 6007 followed by #: 949550.
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