WESTBOUND DETOUR TO BEGIN APRIL 16th ON NH ROUTE 9 IN HOPKINTON
TO ALLOW FOR WORK ON NH 9 BRIDGES OVER ELM BROOK AND CONTOOCOOK RIVER
See map below.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a planned westbound detour for traffic on NH Route 9 in Hopkinton is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 16, 2019. This detour is necessary to allow for preservation work on the NH Route 9/US 202 bridges over Elm Brook and the Contoocook River that are located between I-89 Exit 5 and NH Route 127.
Beginning April 16th, motorists seeking to travel west on NH 9/US 202 will be directed to Exit 6 and across NH 127 to return back to NH 9/US 202. This westbound detour is expected to be in place for about three months.
There will be no detour of NH 9/US 202 eastbound traffic.
The preservation work on both bridges includes replacement of the bridge deck pavements and membranes, deck repairs, replacement of expansion joints, and complete repainting of the structural steel.
-The signals on 202/9 at the bridges are for emergency vehicles to travel west through the detour.
-Between the 2 bridges there will still be 2-way traffic allowed between Stumpfield Road and Hatfield Road.
-The wide load detour is intended for oversize loads. Regular delivery trucks will not have to use the longer detour.
We will contine to update you as we receive information from NHDOT.