Visitors heading to the Saint Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH may soon have an easier time driving up the road to reach the site. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is holding an informational meeting next Thursday, September 22nd, to garner community feedback on a proposed road reconstruction project.
The stretch of road in question is the half mile segment from Route 12A up to the Saint Gaudens main site, which is an inclined road that sits on the side of a hill.
The reconstruction work will see the removal of the existing pavement, improvements to the subsurface of the road, placement of new pavement, earthwork, and other miscellaneous activities.
The NHDOT will also install underdrains on both sides of the roadway and will replace the existing cable guardrail on the westerly side of the roadway. A final pavement overlay will be laid down once all other work is completed. The purpose of the public meeting will be to explain the project and to receive feedback to ensure that the project decisions will meet public transportation needs.
No timeline has been announced as of yet and when the project does eventually take place, the Saint Gaudens Site can still be accessed from Dingleton Hill Road.
The meeting is scheduled for next Thursday at 6:00 PM at the Cornish Town Hall.