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COVID-19 Resources Page

Monadnock Vital Economies

Monadnock Broadband Implementation Guide

Planning for Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges and Island Area

Cheshire Rail Trail Planning Project

Plan for Ashuelot Rail Trail: A Pilot Project

Request for Qualifications Lake Warren Watershed Management Plan

Highlights Newsletter

December 2020

Highlights Archive

SWRPC Meetings

January 2021

Other Meetings

January 19, 2021
The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council for Transportation  will be at 9:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jan19MRCC21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 835 3671 1655

Passcode: 939288

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Terry Johnson of SWRPC staff.

January 20, 2021

The Bennington Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Work Group will meet at 10:00 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jan20BHMWG21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 893 8489 6380

Passcode: 971302

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

January 20, 2021

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation Annual Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

http://bit.ly/Jan20MAST21

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 817 9778 5271

Passcode: 635567

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

January 28, 2021

The Marlborough Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Work Group will meet at 2:00 p.m.

To join the Zoom meeting via computer please click:

To join via phone please call (646) 558-8656

Meeting ID: 833 8521 1787

Passcode: 840545

For assistance logging in please contact Rich Clough of SWRPC staff.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy of SWRPC staff.

 

Items of Interest

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

For NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire please click here

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign please click here.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process please click here

Planning for the Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges and Island Area

 Credit:  Carter Roy, LA397D Studio, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Overview

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) have plans to replace the Charles Dana and Anna Hunt Marsh bridges that connect Hinsdale, NH to Brattleboro, VT via Route 119, by constructing a new single-span bridge over the Connecticut River. After construction, the new bridge will serve Route 119 traffic, and the existing bridges and parts of the road previously used for Route 119 traffic will be repurposed to host pedestrian and bicycle activity. At the time of writing, the new bridge’s construction will be advertised for bids in January 2021 with completion expected in 2024.

The repurposing of the Charles Dana and Anna Hunt Marsh bridges represents a unique opportunity for Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT to reimagine their connection to each other and to the Connecticut River. A citizen’s advisory group serving as the Hinsdale-Brattleboro Bridge Project Advisory Committee (PAC), was formed to provide guidance to NHDOT, VTrans, and the towns of Hinsdale and Brattleboro on design matters related to both projects. The Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges Subcommittee (Subcommittee) was formed to focus specifically on the historic bridges, island and their connections to the towns. The Subcommittee’s charge is to:

1. evaluate existing conditions that may have a bearing on the future use and management of the existing bridges and island;

2. conduct outreach and engagement activities to understand public sentiment related to the bridges and island; and

3. develop an inclusive vision for the island and bridge area that is informed by a cross-section of community stakeholders. 

Your Input

We are seeking your input.  Here are ways you can provide it:

 

1. Respond to the following survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SK7V2C 

2. Attend any of the four scheduled online public forums planned for 2020 and 2021.  Visit the www.swrpc.org webpage for a schedule of all SWRPC related upcoming events.  SWRPC's Facebook page will also be used to announce these forums.  Videos of past meetings are shown below as links to help catch you up with on-going planning efforts.

3. Attend any of the upcoming Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges Subcommittee meetings.  Visit the www.swrpc.org webpage for a schedule of all SWRPC related upcoming events.  Past meeting agendas, minutes and presentations are available for review below.

4. Contact us at [email protected] 

Online Forums

Online Forum Held on October 15th at 6:30 p.m., Video

Online Forum Held on December 2nd at 6:30 p.m., Video, Public Outreach Results ppt, Plan/Work Scope for Existing Bridges ppt, A Living River ppt.

Hinsdale-Brattleboro Existing Bridges Subcommittee Meetings

Meeting on December 18, 2020, Meeting Packet, A Living River Revised ppt, Video of "A Living River" presentation

Meeting on October 18, 2020, Meeting Packet

Meeting on April 30, 2020, Meeting Packet

Other Resources and News

NHDOT Project Information for Project #12210C