Stagging for Main Street Bridge project in works in preparation for April 1 start

LACONIA — In preparation to begin work on the Main Street Bridge reconstruction project next week, R.M. Piper, inc., the general contractor, has begun working around the site.

Although there will be no traffic detours this week, traffic on Beacon Street East may be delayed occasionally for short periods as the job site is being prepared. The detour plan for the first phase of the project, when Beacon Street East will be closed to through northbound traffic between the foot of Main Street and Hanover Street is expected to begin Tuesday, April 1.

A staging area has been established at the north end of the City Hall parking lot. City Manager Scott Myers encouraged commuters to park in the parking garage where space is plentiful. A construction trailer will be placed in Rotary Park this week.

Information about the project, including construction plans and detour maps, is posted on the city website — Click on the detour sign on the home page then on "today's update" on the next page for the most current information.