The Spencer Street corridor in Lebanon, NH has traditionally served industrial and single-family homes directly abutting or accessed by the corridor. In recent years, the roadway has experienced significant growth with the construction of several commercial and multi-unit residential developments. Additionally, the City has accepted a proposal from a private entity for the redevelopment of the former DPW site on Spencer Street. These projects, coupled with the potential future development, have necessitated a significant upgrade to the Spencer Street corridor.
BETA was contracted by the City to provide services associated with the Preliminary and Final Design of the improvements. As part of the Preliminary design, BETA developed and evaluated several design alternatives to accommodate the multitude of users of the roadway. This required that the design utilize a “Complete Streets” approach when developing the improvements options. The option selected includes a complete roadway reconstruction, new drainage, new utility connections, sidewalks, and landscaping The project also included the reconfiguration of the Taylor/Spencer Street intersection. Currently, there is a stop condition westbound traffic on Spencer Street. As this is the predominant movement in the intersection, the proposed design will re-align Taylor Street to form a “T” with Spencer Street.
BETA provided resident construction inspection and contract administration services for the project. Our team worked very closely with the contractor and the City to ensure the project was built in conformity to the plans and of the highest quality.