Final feedback session on Jaffrey roundabout plan scheduled for October

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 8/9/2019 12:17:27 PM
Modified: 8/9/2019 12:17:14 PM

Residents will get their final say on the proposed Jaffrey traffic calming plan in the first week of October.

The state Department of Transportation will hold the last of a series of public hearings in Jaffrey on Oct. 2, one of the final steps to move forward with the building of two roundabouts in the downtown, according to project principal Marty Kennedy. 

Following the public hearing, the project will land before the state’s Executive Council for final approval. While that meeting will be public, Oct. 2 is the last time residents will be able to submit comments for consideration in person. 

Kennedy said there is not a strict timeline for the Executive Council to make its final decision, but he expects it to be made prior to the end of 2019.

The project includes two roundabouts, one at the five-way intersection of Routes 202 and 124, Stratton Road and Blake Street. The second would be on River Street. 

A bridge built between Blake Street and River Street, connecting the two roundabouts, is also proposed.

In order to accommodate the Main Street roundabout, the state expects to acquire the entirety of the property currently occupied by the Lab ‘n Lager pub. For the River Street roundabout, the state would need to acquire the entirety of a six-apartment complex at 15 River Street, as well as parts of properties at 19 and 21 River Street, which should not impact the buildings on those parcels.

Kennedy said the state has had preliminary meetings with the property owners, but will not be able to make offers on the property until the final public hearing is concluded.

According to Jaffrey property records, 15 River Street is assessed at $201,000, and 4 Stratton Road, where the Lab ‘n Lager is located, is assessed at $123,800.


Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT. 


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