Area Road Construction Project Supports Jobs and the Economy
Pike Industries of Belmont recently provided a tour of the road construction project on Bay Road in Sanbornton to District 7 State Senate candidate Andrew Hosmer. The project began in September 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in October of this year.
“Pike appreciates the opportunity to talk to candidates about the far-reaching positive impacts road construction projects have on our local economy, and for taxpayers to know that their taxes are being spent locally to improve transportation,” said Larry Major of Pike Industries. “Funding for this road project alone is employing 32 people directly and supporting a number of other jobs at area gravel quarries and asphalt plants, as well as numerous sub-contractors and small business suppliers helping Pike complete the job.”
Major said this project, coupled with two town projects in the area, involves the reconstruction of 5 miles of road and required full depth reclamation, cold planning, pipe and under drain installation, guardrail replacement, shoulder graveling and approximately 1260 loads of gravel and another 450 loads of asphalt.
"The preservation, maintenance and reclamation of New Hampshire's infrastructure plays a critical role in our state's economy,” said Hosmer. “New Hampshire's prosperous future depends on today's wise investments. It is in these investments that we see citizens in our communities getting back to work and supporting a vibrant economy in the future.”
The $2.6 million road construction project is being paid for with both state and municipal funding sources.
“Neighbors in the area have been very patient and flexible with the disruptions and have been very complimentary of our work,” said Pike Project Manager Dale Gravelin. “These residents have waited a long time for these repairs and know that their travels through this part of town are going to be much smoother and safer with less wear and tear on their vehicles.”