Executive Councilor Chris Pappas Tours Construction Project in District 4
Executive Councilor Chris Pappas visited the Route 107 Road Rehabilitation project today with contractor Pike Industries. The $1.8 million project includes cold planing, reclamation, installation of underdrainage, improvement of cross piping and installation of headwalls, clearing drainage swales, road bed stabilization and fine grading, paving, and some guardrail installation.
Pike Area Manager Alex Phelps discussed the project in detail with Councilor Pappas and answered any questions. Mr. Phelps pointed out that this and numerous other projects throughout the state are funded through this year’s passage of the 4 cent gas tax increase. Since the tax took effect in July, the price of gas has dropped 60 cents.
Councilor Pappas noted “But since the tax was passed New Hampshire has added some 200 miles of road construction in 2014 alone.”
This particular section of NH Route 107 is a major artery between NH Route 4 and NH Route 28 carrying motorist from Northwood to Pittsfield on one of New Hampshire’s oldest routes that originally served as the main route for getting crops from the Lakes Region to the Seacoast.