Derry to Begin Road Construction; Minor Delays Expected

Road construction is set to begin next week in Derry on Route 28 between the Londonderry town line and the Shaw’s Plaza. Expected to last until November of this year, the construction will widen the road and improve traffic signals within the area.

The roadwork will begin on Monday, March 19, 2012 with the removal of concrete medians in the area. Sections to be removed include those on Route 28 between Derry Meadows and Ashleigh Drive and between Tinkham Avenue and Tsienneto Road/Folsom Road, as well as a section on Crystal Avenue between Tsienneto Road/Folsom Road and the Bank of America. PSNH will also work in the area to string new overhead electricity to poles that will be relocated. Test pits for future gas main relocation will also be excavated by National Grid.

Seen here are the plans for the Route 28 widening in Derry. Click for a larger image.

During the construction, Continental Paving will work Monday through Friday from 7 AM until 5 PM within the work zone. Uniformed officers will be stationed in the area to assist the work crews and control traffic. Minor delays are expected, but no road closures or detours will be required at the time being.

The widening and improvements will be completed in phases. Motorists can receive weekly updates and project schedules by email by subscribing to the Derry Public Works News.