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A Message from NHMA

A message from NHMA

Summer days may linger into September, but here at NHMA, we are ready to get back to business!  The fall is our busiest time for member workshops and training programs, as staff have been planning and preparing over the summer to get them all ready.

Four Considerations That Will Impact Your Next Infrastructure Project

When Kyle Fox, Public Works Director for the Town of Merrimack, sought to address damage from the 2007 Mother’s Day flood, he understood at its onset that this would be a complex job and approached Quantum Construction Consultants, LLC (QCC), a civil and structural engineering firm based in Concord, NH, about the Town’s options.

A Virtual Hard Road to Travel Workshop

A significant timber removal operation is proposed and the road agent is concerned about damage to the adjacent town road, what can the Select Board do?

How does the Select Board approve the use of our Class VI Roads by OHRV’s and Snowmobiles?

Under what circumstances can the town agree to plow or maintain a Class VI or Private Road?

Roads Created by Prescription Are Not Yesterday’s Problem

Imagine this:

2020 Hot Topics in Road Law: A New & Improved Hard Road to Travel Virtual Workshop

NH How Does the Select Board license use and repair of a Class VI Road?

What can we do about Postal Service Vehicles causing ruts in road shoulders?

What are the rules governing CDL licensing for municipal employees?

2020 Hard Road to Travel Virtual Workshop

 How Does the Select Board grant permission for use and repair of a Class VI Road?

What can we do about Postal Service Vehicles causing ruts in road shoulders?

What are the rules governing CDL licensing for municipal employees?

2020 Hard Road to Travel Virtual Workshop

 How Does the Select Board grant permission for use and repair of a Class VI Road?

What can we do about Postal Service Vehicles causing ruts in road shoulders?

What are the rules governing CDL licensing for municipal employees?

Legal Q&A: Contracting and Competitive Bidding for Summer Road Maintenance

Now is the time of year for local governing bodies to begin implementation of the summer road maintenance program. Every municipality faces the issue each year, since RSA 231:3, I mandates "All Class V highways shall be constructed, reconstructed, and maintained by the city or town in which they are located... ." It is a very difficult program to administer, as there are many types of tasks to be performed the tasks are expensive and they often require the use of outside contractors.

Legal Q and A: Building on Private Roads under RSA 674:41: When and How is it Authorized?

It's sometimes referred to as a sort of "state zoning." In any town that has a planning board with subdivision authority, RSA 674:41 prohibits building on any lot unless "the street giving access" is a Class V highway or better; is shown on a subdivision or other plan approved by the planning board; or is a Class VI highway or "private road" upon which the board of selectmen has voted to authorize building permits under certain specified conditions.

Pay Attention: Traffic Work Zone Safety for Employees

Safe and efficient movement of traffic through a work zone is a primary concern for municipal public works agencies. As traffic continues to increase across New Hampshire, worker safety during road improvement projects is a top priority. The need for standardized control is especially critical when the abnormal conditions of a temporary traffic control zone make travel hazardous for the motoring public and pedestrians.

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