The Lakes Region Planning Commission is a unique association of local governments that provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide effective planning, in order to achieve and sustain a quality environment, a dynamic economy, and local cultural values by supporting community efforts through leadership, education, technical assistance, information, advocacy, coordination and responsive representation.

  • USDA Rural Development Seeking Broadband-related Applications

    USDA Rural Development is seeking applications from entities working to strengthen the capacity of rural communities through increasing the availability of broadband. USDA supports rural broadband through the following program: 

    Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees
    USDA is accepting applications through September 30 for the Rural Broadband Program. Non-profit, for-profit, cooperative and government entities may apply for financing to construct, improve and acquire facilities or equipment that will provide broadband services to eligible rural areas. Loan amounts range from $100,000 to $25,000,000.

    Learn more about these programs.

  • LRPC Solid Waste Roundtables

    Upcoming USDA Solid Waste Management Roundtable Meetings

    All meetings will be held from 9-11 am at LRPC
    Humiston Building – 1st Floor Conference Room, 103 Main Street, Meredith
    RSVP by calling 279-5334 or send us an email.

    Date Topic
    May 17, 2018 POSTPONED TO AUG

    June 14, 2018
    Pay as You Throw
    August 16, 2018 E-Waste 
    rescheduled from May 17

  • NHDOT Bridge Work in Meredith

    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces construction work is underway on the US Route 3 bridge over Mill Stream in Meredith.

    This bridge deck repair project will require temporary lane shifts and restrictions in order to be completed. Traffic on US Route 3 near the bridge will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. The turning lanes on NH 25 at the traffic signals, left-hand turns on to US 3, are reduced to one left-hand turn lane only.

    Normal traffic patterns will be resumed by June 9, 2018. The project will then be suspended for the summer months, resuming on September 4, 2018.

    This project includes roadway and intersection improvements on US Route 3 and NH Route 25 from NH Route 104 to the Meredith/Center Harbor town line. It includes traffic signals, drainage, guardrail and sidewalk work, as well as a new signalized crosswalk on US Route 3. R.M. Piper, of Plymouth is the contractor for the $2.58 million project, which has a final completion date of November 2, 2018.


    Please join us!  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018  |  5–8:30 PM
    CHASE HOUSE AT MILL FALLS, MEREDITH  |  $40 per person

    We hope to see you on June 25th! 

  • Municipalities and those involved with Regional Planning Commissions are invited to attend the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition for their 5th biennial Green Your Fleet! Workshop on June 1st at the NH Motor Speedway.

    The event is free. Lunch is guaranteed for anyone who registers before May 1st. 

    Click here for more information or to register.
  • Improvements to North Shore Road in Hebron 
    Alternating One-Way Traffic for Four Weeks 

    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces drainage and road improvement work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 30 on North Shore Road in Hebron. The project is located approximately 0.7 miles west of NH Route 3A at the Sleepy Hollow Homeowners Association.

    The drainage work will includes replacing two existing culverts and adding additional drainage structures along North Shore Road. Road work will involve rebuilding an existing retaining wall and guardrail upgrade.

    During construction operations, traffic on North Shore Road will be reduced to an alternating one-way lane controlled by temporary lights, with occasional short-term full closures as required. The public is encouraged to plan ahead for increased commute times and to seek alternate routes so construction can proceed as thoroughly as possible. Work is expected to be completed by May 25, 2018.

  • Statewide Freight Plan Open House
    NHDOT will be holding an Open House on the development of a Statewide Freight Plan.

    The NHDOT's Statewide Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will define and short and long-term vision for the freight system in New Hampshire. The plan will be multi-modal, including air, pipeline, rail, truck, and maritime transport.
    Date: May 24th
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Location: White mountains Community College
    Room 100
    2020 Riverside Drive
    Berlin, NH

Library Images

One of our current library archive projects is scanning the boxes of slides and photographs that have been collected over the past several decades. (Some of the dated photos go back to the 1970s!) 

We'd like to share some of the beautiful photos we've been finding with you.
For this photo set, we're showcasing some of the hard work done by past LRPC staff and volunteers. Here are some photos from a HHW collection on a rainy day in summer 1987:

two people sitting behind a table covered in containers of hazardous materials

two people standing in a garage, working on disposing of hazardous materials. There are containers of HHW all over.

A line of vehicles being checked in for HHW collection

A person scraping paint from a paint can during HHW collection

If you recognize any people or locations in any of our photos, or have photos of your own you would like to share, please send an email to admin@lakesrpc.org.