Welcome to the Salem Engineering Department web page for capital projects. This page is utilized proactively by the Engineering Department to provide pertinent and timely information to the general public relative to certain ongoing capital projects which are under the Salem Engineering Department jurisdiction. In general, the type of project information typically contained at this site include: (1) Road Improvement Projects: The Engineering Department is responsible for the planning and implementation of road reconstruction projects. As the Town has more than 180 road miles, there is also much coordination that is done with the DPW relative to sewer/water extensions, drainage improvements, and pavement maintenance. This coordination attempts to maximize the Town's infrastructure investment through efficiency of scheduling and combined work efforts of each department. (2) Bridge Projects: The Engineering Department maintains a working inventory of 16 Municipally Managed bridges within Salem. Projects are planned and designed in accordance with NHDOT Municipal Bridge Aid protocols. In general, all active construction projects will be found on this site. Each project has descriptions and regular construction reports identifying the progress of the work. General news updates are also provided for upcoming activities of note on any given project. STAY INFORMED! Please review this site regularly to see what construction is happening in your Town. Feel free to contact the Salem Engineering Department with any general inquiries if you do not find your answers here.
Current year projects overview
Capital Projects schuled for 2013 include: (1) Pond Street and Sand Hill Road Reconstruction; (2) Stiles Road Reconstruction; (3) Bluff Street Bride Replacement; (4) Providence Hill Road Bridge Replacement; (5) Engineering design and planning for future reconstruction on sections of Main Street and Town Farm Road; (6) Engineering design and planning for future replacement of Shannon Road Bridge over Providence Hill Brook;
Out-year projects overview
Out year projects are established during the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) process. Long term engineering capital projects within the CIP will be presented at a later date.
Residents of Salem and the traveling public will see construction activities for the Bluff Street Bridge reconstruction begining May 20. Bluff Street will be closed just west of the intersection of Zion Hill Rd, Millville St and Bluff St. The traveling public should seek alternate routes.04/15/2013 - Spring Construction Season Kick off
Residents of Salem should be observing various activities being conducted by this years contractors for road reconstruction projects. Pond Street, Sand Hill Road, Stiles Road, Bluff Street Bridge, and Providence Hill Road Bridge are all slated for Construction Activities to begin in the near future. Residents and motorists should proceed with caution in these areas taking note of operations and possible detours.