Senate Passes 10-Year Transportation Plan with Bipartisan Support

CONCORD, NH – Senator Denise Ricciardi (R-Bedford) and Senator David Watters (D-Dover), released the following joint statement on the unanimous passing of HB 2024, New Hampshire’s Ten-Year Transportation Improvement Plan:

“We were glad we could craft a bipartisan 10-Year Plan to address New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure. This bill sets the Legislature’s priorities for roads, bridges, and other projects, ensuring that we tackle our most pressing transportation needs throughout our state.”

Background: HB 2024 contains:
• Plans to retain state responsibility for Continental Boulevard in Merrimack under the Turnpike System
• Ensures that the bridge over the Connecticut River between Charlestown and Springfield, Vermont remains open to traffic until at least 2027 while the Department of Transportation works with local officials to mitigate the impact of bridge repairs
• Adds planning for widening Route 101 in Milford
• Funds two compressed natural gas buses at the University of New Hampshire.
The Senate voted 24-0 to approve HB 2024. The bill now goes back to the House to concur with the Senate changes or request a Committee of Conference.
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