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Main Street Project Will Add Bike Lanes; Sidewalk to West End

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
January 14, 2009

Continuing efforts to improve travel on Main Street will include the addition of a sidewalk and bike lanes along the busy roadway leading to the West Edge area and on part of Rt. 155A.

The first phase of the enhancement project, completed last year, redesigned Main Street from Pettee Lane to the railroad bridge. Travel lanes were reduced to 11 feet to create five-foot wide bike lanes on both sides.

Beginning in May, the bike paths will be added from the field house to Mast Road (Rt. 155A). The sidewalk near the field house will be extended west on Old Concord Road and down Mast Road, in front of the U.S. Forestry Service building and to the front of the West Edge parking lot.

A public hearing and informational session on the proposed Main Street-West project will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Durham Town Hall.


Existing corridor from West Edge to core campus

Changes to corridor include sidewalk and bike path

Construction is expected to begin in late May and continue into the fall. Federal funds will pay 80 percent of the estimated $725,000 cost, with UNH and the Town of Durham sharing the balance through matching funds.

For more information visit www.unh.edu/ecd/designmainstwest.html.

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