Water main work to begin today in downtown Goffstown
GOFFSTOWN — Water main repairs on Main Street will begin today, with the possibility of that work to be done at night later in the week.
Workers will begin replacing about 900 feet of the water main from the Pleasant Street/Route 13 intersection to the bridge headed into the Village. The current system is roughly 125 years old, and residents can expect improved water quality as a result of the replacement.
However, there will be some temporary service shutoffs as a result of the work to hook users up to a temporary line. No date has been determined yet, but it could be sometime later in the week.
The hope is that work done at night will minimize the impact on users. Department of Public Works Director Meghan Theriault and Lee Minnich of the Goffstown Water Village Precinct will meet with the board of selectmen today to see if they will grant a waiver to the town’s noise ordinance to allow for night work on the water main.
Residents will be notified of any interruptions, and the information will be posted on the Department of Public Works page on the town website.
Work on two parking lots off Main Street are expected to wrap up in the coming weeks as well. Public Works crews are waiting to pave the parking lot behind the Village Common and Monument Laundromat before moving on to the SAU 19 parking lot off School Street.
Once complete, these lots will provide an additional five and 17 spaces, respectively.
Sometime around the beginning of May, Theriault said she expects work to begin on the first phase of the Main Street reconstruction. This will consist of rebuilding and adding sidewalks and curbing along North Mast Road near the Cumberland Farms gas station and on South Mast Road near Sully’s, as well as redesigning the Route 13 intersection and islands.
That work is expected to last until the summer, when the reconstruction of Main Street in the downtown area will begin. In the fall, the work will be focused at South Mast Road and will wrap up in the winter.
Detailed plans of all three phases, along with updates on the project itself, can be found at www.goffstown.com/dept/pw/dpw-construction-projects/817-2017-village-rebuild-project.