Construction work around Fair Street railroad crossing to begin Monday morning

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LACONIA — Work to improve the railroad crossing at Fair Street and Bay Street will begin on Monday, April 16, leading to road closures and detours on weekdays. The reconstruction of the crossings is projected to be completed in three weeks.

Beginning Monday the Laconia Water Works will replace the main beneath the Fair Street crossing. The following week Busby Construction Company and Maine Track Maintenance, Inc. will remove the existing railbed at Fair Street and replace it ...

LACONIA — Work to improve the railroad crossing at Fair Street and Bay Street will begin on Monday, April 16, leading to road closures and detours on weekdays. The reconstruction of the crossings is projected to be completed in three weeks.

Beginning Monday the Laconia Water Works will replace the main beneath the Fair Street crossing. The following week Busby Construction Company and Maine Track Maintenance, Inc. will remove the existing railbed at Fair Street and replace it with it new railroad track and asphalt paving. The third week the two companies will reconstruct the crossing at Bay Street.

The improvements are undertaken through the Rail-Highway Crossing Program administered by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The state funds 90-percent of the cost of the project with the remaining ten-percent paid by the city.

The Department of Public Works share in the management of the project as well as provide in-kind services. The Hobo Railroad will also participate in coordinating the work.