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Lebanon’s Mechanic Street Moving Toward Upgrades

A story that’s been developing for some time now regarding Lebanon’s Mechanic Street, which area commuters know to be one of the busiest roads in the Lebanon area: Governor Maggie Hassan has included around $3 million as part of her 10-year transportation plan to help fund improvements and upgrades to Mechanic Street.

The Valley News reports that Lebanon plans to begin work on the road in 2019, including widening the road and possibly adding two rotaries.

The cost for the project is estimated at around $12 million and has technically been on the state improvements list since 1987, but was neglected until recent years.

The city has highlighted the project as one of the highest priorities, given the poor road conditions, dangerous intersections along High and Mascoma Streets, and a lack of sidewalks for pedestrians.

This project is one of the many in the Upper Valley that Governor Hassan has helped facilitate, including the River Park development on Lebanon’s North Main Street.

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