The presentation was led by Executive Councilor Joe Kenney and can be viewed here on the NH DOT website. The public can still send comments on the ten year plan to Councilor Kenney at: Joseph.Kenney@nh.gov.
Some interesting facts we heard during the presentation:
- The state owns just under 5,000 miles of roads of which 1,150 miles are tier 3-4.
- In 2010, 72% of state roads were in good condition. In 2015 it has declined to 68%.
- "Red" listed bridges ( poor condition) are also falling behind. Each year 23 are added on average and only 21 are removed from the list.
- 1/3 of all state bridges are 75 years or older
- The current 10 year plan is over programmed by 20%. The proposed plan is 6% over programmed.
- A 28% increase in tolls is being proposed to meet the unfunded turnpike project needs