Mechanic/High/Mascoma Street Roundabout
The Mechanic Street Reconstruction Project has been in the queue for well over 10 years and is slotted for re-construction to begin in 2023 as per the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) 10-year plan. The project will be Federally funded with a cost-share of 80% Federal and 20% local money.
The original study area encompassed the US Route 4 Corridor from the High street intersection to Exit 19, with all key intersections in between studied. Right of ways, widths of the roadways, number of travel lanes, potential widening, pedestrian travel, bicycle, transit, traffic patterns were looked into and improvements to the circulation of travel for all modes and access along the corridor and incorporating the Mascoma Greenway into the planning.
There was an introduction meeting to the corridor and walkabouts were held to look at the overall corridor and property owner issues and potential property impacts, ideas for improvements, etc. Three alternatives for the corridor were generated and presented to the Council and public after traffic studies were completed and historical information gathered.
Based upon NHDOT funding and recommendation, the Mechanic Street Reconstruction Project was broken down into phases where it was decided the first phase to move forward will be constructing a roundabout at the Mechanic, High, and Mascoma Street intersection. The second phase will be the Slayton Hill and Mechanic Street intersection roundabout. The third phase will be the roadway connection, Segment B, between the two roundabouts and the final phase will be the roadway connection, Segment A, between Exit 19 and Slayton Hill.
You can easily find this page again by visiting LebanonNH.gov/Roundabout.
The following project will be conducted in four phases as outlined below.
Phase 1: Mechanic/High/Mascoma Street Roundabout
Status: Preliminary design phase. Construction to begin in 2023.
This phase of the project will replace the current intersection with a one-lane roundabout which will accommodate vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian modes of travel. Affected Streets: High Street, Mechanic Street, Mascoma Street, and Foundry Street
Phase 2: Slayton Hill/Mechanic Street Roundabout
Status: Conceptual plan. Design phase in 2025. Construction is scheduled for 2029.
Phase 3: Roadway Connection, Segment B, Between the Two Roundabouts
Phase 4: Roadway Connection, Segment A, Between Exit 19 and Slayton Hill
Affected Streets and Intersections
The following streets and intersections will be affected during all four phases of the project.
- Mechanic Street
Projected Project Length
The project has been broken into four phases. Phase one is estimated to begin construction in Spring of 2023. Phase 2 is estimated to begin construction in Spring of 2029 and the remaining two phases will begin in future years.
Will my property be affected?
MAYBE. The City’s Mechanic Street reconstruction project includes about 6,800 feet starting from the intersection of Mechanic Street and High Street to intersection 89 Exit 19 which has been broken into phases.
Please understand that we will always be mindful and respectful of the historical background of your neighborhood. We know you have concerns about the possible impacts to your land and trees. Please know that we will strive to evaluate all aspects of your property in advance of construction. Any changes or potential impacts will be discussed with you.
It is also important to note that whenever/wherever possible, we work within the confines of the City’s Right-of-Way. However, there may be times when easements are needed from you to complete the project. Again these will be discussed with you in advance of construction.