Officials say southern NH roads need to be fixed
“New Hampshire was famous for the quality of our roads and bridges,” state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, said Wednesday at a special forum he convened at City Hall. “Now we’re slower than the other New England states. We’ve got to improve.”
Long noted that the city has seven red-listed bridges, and the city is earmarked to receive only $344,000 in state transportation funding for 2013. He noted that the current project underway to repair and replace the brick along stretches of Elm Street sidewalk is costing the city $350,000.
“I said four years ago, we are at a tipping point. Two years ago, I said we’re in a crisis situation. I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say we’re in a catastrophic situation right now,” Campbell said.
“The state of New Hampshire has a 10-year-plan (for transportation projects),” he said. “The question is how realistic is it if we don’t have the finances to implement it. That’s the key element that has to be addressed in the next legislative session.”