Hampton Beach is an important natural and economic resource for the State of New Hampshire. Generations of people from throughout the region have come to the Beach to enjoy its amenities, and to get away from more urban centers. With the completion of a major redevelopment of the State Park facilities immediately adjacent to the beach, attention has turned to addressing the transportation and mobility issues associated with the Hampton Beach area.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has initiated a project with the Hampton Beach Area Commission (HBAC) to update the transportation components of the current Hampton Beach Area Master Plan with consideration of environmental impacts, improved mobility, safety, economic development, and quality of life. The project will be conducted in two phases:
Part A consists of a planning-level study, updating the transportation components of the 50-year Hampton Beach Area Master Plan.
Part B will take the recommendations that emerge from the planning process and advance preliminary design and detailed cost estimates that can be used to move the projects forward toward implementation.
Part B consists of advancing preliminary engineering plans for improvements identified as priorities in the plan update.
Key to the development and refinement of the alternatives that are to be carried forward is an open and consensus-driven public participation process that engages all stakeholders. Good planning practice involves a mutual learning process among practitioners, elected officials, residents, business groups, citizen groups and other affected parties. Your thoughts and ideas are critical to crafting and refining smart transportation solutions that are practical, permittable, affordable and context sensitive in meeting the areas transportation needs. View Feedback/Mailing List Form
The study schedule extends through December 2015 and culminates in report that will recommend appropriate conceptual alternatives to be carried forward for further development of preliminary engineering plans and formal environmental documentation.