Hutchins Street Reconstruction


Hutchins Street Reconstruction

HEB was engaged by the City of Berlin to assist with the planning and design of much needed improvements to a stretch of Hutchin Street between Bridge Street and Napert Street. This section of road, also known as the East Side Arterial, is the major truck route through the City and was built over a former bark landfill and had experienced significant settlement and deformation over the years. In addition, the City was interested in constructing sidewalks and improving the streetscape of this section of road due to the heavy pedestrian use as part of a loop connecting the Bridge Street and Mason Street bridges.

The City of Berlin received a grant through a federal earmark that was administered through the NHDOT Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) for the proposed improvements. Beginning in 2009, HEB worked with the City providing existing-features analysis, soil testing, coordination with NHDOT and private land owners, rehabilitation design, and preparation of contract documents. The project includes roadway, sidewalk, and streetscape improvements including infrastructure for future lighting considerations. Due to funding constraints, the City was not able to remove all the unsuitabel material so HEB utilized a bi-axial geo-grid to slow differential settlement and pavement reclamation to re-use as much existing material as possible. Construction was completed in the Summer of 2016.

  • Existing-Features Analysis
  • Environmental Permitting
  • NEPA Documentation
  • Roadway Corridor Planning
  • Contract Documents
  • Bidding Assistance
  • Construction Administration

City of Berlin

Berlin, New Hampshire