CONCORD, Mass. – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with constructing a new exit north of Exit 4 on Interstate 93 in Londonderry and Derry, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire DOT proposes to construct a new exit north of Exit 4 on I-93 in Londonderry and includes approximately 0.60 miles of improvements to I-93 north and south of the new exit. In addition, approximately 1.0 mile of new roadway is proposed to be constructed from the new exit off I-93 traveling southeast to Folsom Road near the intersection with North High Street and Madden Road in Derry and approximately 2.2 miles of roadway reconstruction is proposed to Folsom Road to Ross' Corner (Manchester Road/NH 28) and continued on Tsienneto Road across the NH 28 Bypass to the intersection with NH 102.
The project is partially Federally-funded and the Federal Highway Administration is the Lead Federal agency.
The proposed work involves the placement of approximately 216,083 square feet of fill and performance of work within waters of the U.S. in conjunction with the Exit 4A construction, construction of the new road and reconstruction of the existing roads in Londonderry and Derry. This work will permanently impact approximately 216,083 square feet of waters of the U.S., and will impact approximately 0.45 acre within the 100-year floodplain.
New Hampshire DOT's project purpose is to reduce congestion and improve safety along New Hampshire Route 102 from Interstate 93 easterly through downtown Derry and to promote economic vitality in the Derry/Londonderry area.
The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands. The public notice, with more specifics on the proposed work, can be viewed on the Corps website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Public comments on the proposed work by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (file # NAE-2005-03061) should be forwarded no later than Jan. 4, 2019 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Michael Hicks), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Michael Hicks at 978-318-8157 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: email@example.com.