Peterborough’s Riverwalk parking lot scheduled to open next month

  • Peterborough Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett said that the Riverwalk parking lot is projected to be opened on May 3 or sooner, depending on the weather. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Peterborough Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett said Friday that the Riverwalk parking lot is projected to be opened on May 3 or sooner, depending on the weather. April 22, 2019. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Peterborough Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett said Friday that the Riverwalk parking lot is projected to be opened on May 3 or sooner, depending on the weather. April 22, 2019. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

  • Peterborough Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett said Friday that the Riverwalk parking lot is projected to be opened on May 3 or sooner, depending on the weather. April 22, 2019. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/25/2019 11:32:05 AM

Peterborough’s Riverwalk parking lot is scheduled to be opened to the public early next month. 

Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett said the parking lot – which is being built on Grove Street, tucked behind Post and Beam Brewing and The Petersons, Inc. – is projected to be opened on May 3 or sooner, depending on the weather. 

The lot will be connected to Depot Park by a footbridge placed on top of existing stone piers in the Nubanusit Brook. 

“The pedestrian bridge will be opened after final paving and striping for the parking spaces is complete,” Bartlett said, in an email Wednesday. 

Bartlett said final paving is scheduled for the first week of May, while grading to the site is ongoing. Curbing was installed last week. 

The 57-space parking lot has been created as a solution to the town’s lack of parking downtown.

With the new parking lot in place, the town will change the Wall Street municipal lot – located next to the Peterborough Community Theatre and across the street from the Peterborough Diner – from a 24-hour lot to a four-hour lot. 

Riverwalk will serve as a 24-hour lot, but there will be free permits available to park there up to 72 hours. 

It was originally anticipated that the parking lot would be completed in time for the town’s annual Peak Into Peterborough event on Oct. 13, but weather delayed the project’s completion. 

Bartlett said Greyhound bus will take a test drive through the lot after it is open to determine if Peterborough can be added to its route from Brattleboro, Vermont, to Keene, to Nashua, to Boston, Massachusetts.

The $1.14 million principal for the parking lot is being paid for through the town’s Downtown TIF District fund. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. 


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