Exit 12 Park ‘n Ride Expanding to 132 Spaces

By Katie RichardsonNLPark'nRidebus

The New London Park and Ride on NH Route 103A is currently undergoing expansion and adding 87 spaces to the 45 currently in place. This will allow 132 vehicles to park at any given time, according to a Department of Transportation press release. Pedestrian and handicap accessibility will be improved and a concrete pad for motorcycles will be installed.

Frank LaPoint, of the Department of Transportation Construction Bureau, said the expansion “has been needed for quite some time, as the lot is always full.”  He said the work is not funded by stimulus money, rather, is part of the approved budget.

Dartmouth Coach, a bus line that runs between the Upper Valley and points south, makes fourteen stops a day at the I-89 Exit 12 Park and Ride and a company representative said fares have not been negatively affected by the construction.

NLParknRideconstThe existing Park and Ride is accessible during construction, except in the instance of paving.  John H. Lyman & Sons, Inc. out of Gilford has been contracted for the $295,000 project.  LaPoint said the work is on schedule and expected to see completion at the end of June.

Related websites:

NH DOT – Park and Ride Map and Locator

NH DOT – About the NHRideshare program

Rideshare Calculator for communters

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