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Work is being done to replace the old drainage system in the Village area. (Courtesy)

Work continues on Goffstown Village rebuild

GOFFSTOWN — Work continues on the Main Street rebuild, though there have been some unexpected hurdles to overcome.

Work on the new drainage installation along Main Street is expected to finish up this week, according to Public Works Director Meghan Theriault. After that, work on the sidewalk and curbing is expected to begin.

Paving along Main Street is also expected to take place next week.

Last week, crews encountered a slight hurdle when they discovered ledge while working on the drainage system on North Mast Street, Theriault said. That’s part of the third phase of the project and after getting some help from workers for NH Rock Reduction, that work continues.

Theriault said that the utility companies are also behind schedule due to the storm last week that left thousands without power. She said she expects to hear from them soon with an updated schedule.

Property owners within the rebuild area are being offered a one-time window washing to clean off any dust from the work over the past few weeks.

The work is scheduled for Nov. 17, though some sections may be done at a later date due to paving.

Those interested should contact Theriault by this Friday; her email address is:

Work on the entire project began this past spring.

The intent of the work is to improve safety and accessibility, and increasing parking and shopping opportunities for the downtown area while still maintaining its character.

One of the phases included a facelift for the downtown area.

About 600 people completed a survey this past summer about what fixtures they’d like to see in that area, such as adding metal benches, certain types of light fixtures and landscaping.

The board of selectmen also approved a $20,000 contract with Pawjer Hardscapes of Goffstown for rehabbing the stone fountain in the town common and building a stone statue in front of town hall.

Updates are posted on the construction page for the project on the town’s website and on the Department of Public Work’s Facebook page.

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