Interstate 89 paving project will impact Bow, Hopkinton exits 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A paving project impacting several Interstate 89 exits servicing the Bow and Hopkinton area will begin later this year.

The yearlong project impacting 8 miles of the highway is slated to begin this summer, with advertising for the project beginning Tuesday. The project will include resurfacing roadways, guardrail replacement and repair, drainage work and work on Exits 1-4 and the northbound Exit 5 off ramp, according to a letter from the state’s Department of Transportation.

Inlay work at the Interstate 93 southbound off ramp to I-89 northbound, the Exit 2 ramps and the northbound Exit 5 ramp will require nighttime work, and travelers should expect closures and detours, according to the letter. Both Exit 2 detours will direct traffic to Exit 1 and then onto Logging Hill Road in Bow. However, only one ramp will be closed at a time and ramps will be reopened during daytime hours.

The work also includes resurfacing two shared-use paths running parallel to I-89; one runs from the Bow park and ride to Valley Road in Bow and the other from Silk Farm Road to Stickney Hill Road in Concord.

The project is projected to cost $3.8 million and will go before Gov. Chris Sununu for approval on July 19. Construction is slated to begin in July or August and will be complete by July 2018. Public meetings will be scheduled prior to the start of construction.

David Brooks