Laconia bridge work to create 18-mile detour for some drivers

  • GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 12/5/2019 1:20:06 PM
Modified: 12/5/2019 1:19:56 PM

New Hampshire officials announced the shutdown of a major street for construction that will lead some drivers on an 18-mile detour.

The state Department of Transportation said it will close Endicott Street in Laconia for up to two months to rehabilitate a bridge over the railroad tracks, the Laconia Daily Sun reported.

The $1.5 million project is scheduled to wrap up between mid-March to mid-May next year.

During the construction, pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be able to avoid the detour but those living north of the bridge near The Weirs would have an 18-mile detour ahead of them.

Official inspections of the bridge detailed the poor condition that the deck area of the bridge is in, according to the state agency’s Bureau of Bridge Design John Sargent.

Around 9,000 to 14,000 vehicles go through the area each day.

Associated Press


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