CIP 498 - Birchdale Road Reconstruction

Update 11-4-2021: ED Swett and Weaver Brothers Construction have completed the bridge replacement project with the road base paved last Wednesday. Next week the contractor will lay the final paving course on Monday, shape gravel shoulders, loam and seed on Tuesday and cleanup site and demobilize on Wednesday, completing the project construction. The road will be open to through traffic on Thursday November 11, 2021, weather pending.

Update 10-14-2021: The Concord side bridge abutment has been completed and ED Swett will be pouring the new concrete bridge deck this week. 

Update 9-23-2021: The new concrete abutment on the Bow side of Bella Brook has been completed. The week of September 27th the contractor will begin to drive foundation piles and building the forms to commence the construction of the abutment on the Concord side of the brook. This work will continue over the next 2-3 weeks. 

Notice posted July 30, 2021: E.D. Swett has completed half of the bridge abutments and decking. Over the next 2-3 weeks, the private utilities will be working to transfer the overhead lines to the opposite side of the road so work can begin on completing the final half of the abutments and bridge deck. The bridge has to be constructed in two phases due to the distance restrictions the crane can be to the overhead utilities. The private utilities will notify their clients if service will be disrupted. 

Notice posted June 10, 2021: The contractor will continue to install the cofferdam on the upstream and downstream sides of Bella Brook next week. Once completed they will proceed to dewater the work area to begin construction of the bridge abutments. 

Notice posted May 28, 2021: The existing bridge deck has been removed and the contractor will begin to construct the cofferdam for the new bridge abutment on the Bow side of Bella Brook. The cofferdam will allow the contractor to pump the water from the work area so they can proceed with the construction of the abutment. 

Ongoing Notice: The road will be closed to all motor and non-motorized traffic beginning at 6:30 AM Monday, May 24, 2021. Detour will be via Hooksett Turnpike Road. The contractor will be installing erosion/sedimentation control then proceed to remove the road asphalt and bridge deck. Heavy equipment will be mobilized to the site. On Friday, May 14, 2021, ED Swett set up electronic message boards to alert motorists that Birchdale Road will be closed from Monday, May 24, 2021 to mid-November 2021 to begin the bridge replacement project. Public notices to Birchdale Road residents were sent out on May 3, 2021. Bow Town Officials and the local school bus transportation officials have been notified. Emergency vehicles, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will not be able to pass. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Birchdale Road Bridge Project Photo

Birchdale Road Bridge Project Photo


Birchdale Road Bridge Closure Detour Route