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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 of the corridor including bicyclists and pedestrians.

5/31/2023 Update!

The Island Street Bridge remains closed to vehicles. Detour maps are available to help guide road users. The bridge subcontractor is currently behind schedule; the bridge has remained open until now for pedestrian use. Once we receive a fully updated schedule, we will provide another community update.

Final Product

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Recent Construction Photos

Planned / Completed Work

5/31/2023 Update

Upcoming work:

  • Connection of new water main to existing water main at Pearl Street

  • Installation of water services near the Island Street Bridge

  • Completion of stormwater work for the Pearl Street / Island Street roundabout

  • Completion of earthwork in support of concrete sidewalk installation

  • Forming for concrete sidewalks

Recent work:

  • Completion of water main installation south of the Island Street Bridge

  • Completion of sewer work south of the Island Street Bridge

  • Stormwater installation for the Pearl Street / Island Street roundabout

  • Installation of granite curbing for the Key Road roundabout

  • Completion of concrete truck apron at the Key Road roundabout

  • Earthwork in support of future sidewalk reconstruction

  • Excavation for the new retaining wall along the Keene State College parking lot

  • Installation of light pole bases

  • Asphalt removal on the Island Street Bridge

  • Private overhead utilities have completed relocation in support of the project

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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