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Safety Improvements at NH Route 10/East Thetford Road

UVLSRPC Projects

Project Administrator:

Nathan Miller, AICP

Project Title:

Safety Improvements at NH Route 10/East Thetford Road

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Project Summary:

The intersection of NH Route 10/East Thetford Road in Lyme has long been a safety concern for town officials. The expansive, unmarked pavement at the intersection created confusion for drivers and presented problems for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation District II maintenance crew tasked with clearing snow. The geometry of the intersection facilitated speeding, especially for drivers turning onto East Thetford Road from NH Route 10 southbound, and a number of curb cuts at the intersection, including the local park-and-ride facility, created additional conflict points for traffic.

Over the course of three meetings in the Spring of 2010, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) staff facilitated a Context Sensitive Solutions process to build community consensus on a series of safety improvements at the intersection. During that process, Lyme town officials, businesses and abutters of the intersection worked closely with UVLSRPC and staff engineers from the NHDOT Bureau of Highway Design to develop a design for improvements to the intersection that would not only improve safety, but fit the unique and historic context of Lyme’s village center.

Additional Information

The project was constructed in the Summer of 2011 using Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding.


  • US Federal Highways Administration, Section 5304, Statewide Planning & Research Program through NH Department of Transportation

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