Public Works Project Begins on South Rockingham Road

After a few glitches of the traffic variety, the extension of town water and sewer south on Rockingham Road (Route 28) is going well, according to Derry Public Works Director Mike Fowler.
The work began Sept. 3 and includes a new bridge and culvert replacement over a stream near Bradford Street.

Fowler said in the first week, the contractor removed all the concrete roadway base. The concrete slabs were a practice popular in the 1930s and ‘40s, Fowler said, but caused trouble for modern motorists and have been pulled.
The contractors have also done some minor tree-clearing. This past week they took out the old culvert near Bradford Street and were prepared to install the water main by the end of that week.
Detours and signage were established the first week, Fowler said. The section of Rockingham Road between Winter Hill and Bradford Street will be closed until December.
Fowler said there were some traffic issues. “In the first week of a project, there are always adjustments to be made,” he said.