Peterborough drill rig removal set for May 17-18

  • A crane working on the Main Street Bridge project in Peterborough tipped over and partially landed in the Contoocook River. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • A crane working on the Main Street Bridge project in Peterborough tipped over and partially landed in the Contoocook River. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Published: 5/10/2021 4:46:41 PM

The Town of Peterborough and state Department of Transportation announced plans to close Route 202 in Peterborough May 17-18 to allow righting of the overturned drill rig at the Main Street Bridge project.

Traffic will be diverted to Route 101 and Route 137 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Route 202 will reopened for traffic each night. Detour signs will be posted along the route. 

The 90-ton Soilmec drilling rig overturned on April 22.


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