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About the Project 

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Welcome! We are happy to see you 🙂. Winchester Street serves as a key gateway into the heart of Keene. This project will reconstruct and improve Winchester Street from the Route 101 Roundabout to the bridge over the Ashuelot River. New roundabout intersections at Key Road/Riverside Plaza and Pearl/Island Streets are included. The bridge that carries Island Street over the Ashuelot River will be replaced. In line with the City's Complete Streets Policy, the project will address the needs of all users including bicyclists and pedestrians.

5/31/2024 Schedule Update

Thank you to the community for your patience. We are happy to report that the Island Street Bridge is now open to the public! Please drive slowly across the bridge and through the Island Street roundabout as drivers adjust to the new traffic pattern.

Our contractor will complete final seeding, mulching, stabilization, and cleanup work over the following weeks. We look forward to finishing this critical project and allowing the public to move efficiently through this corridor.

Final Product

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Recent Construction Photos

Planned / Completed Work

5/31/2024 Update

Final work:

  • Final tree plantings in Hickey-Desilets Park

  • Seeding and mulching of new grass areas

  • Soil stabilization at bridge abutment corners

  • Final cleanup and punchlist work


Recent work:

  • Final paving on Island Street

  • Sign installation on Island Street

  • Loam spreading

  • Pavement striping and pavement markings

  • Bridge deck grinding

  • Fence installation at the northwest corner of the Island St. bridge

Project Contacts

Brett Rusnock

Project Manager

(603) 352-6550


Donald Lussier
City Engineer
(603) 352-6550


Mailing List

Click HERE and be sure to check the box for Winchester Street Reconstruction!

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