TRANSPORTATION

Transportation services provided by the LRPC are primarily funded through contracts with the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT). DOT funding is derived from federal and state sources. LRPC's Transportation Program has four main components (click on these links to go directly to that component):


Public Notice - Ten Year Plan

The Lakes Region Planning Commission is currently soliciting projects from its municipalities to be considered for inclusion in the New Hampshire FY 2027-2036 Ten-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TYP). This plan is updated biennially and serves as the State of New Hampshire’s Capital Improvement Program for infrastructure across all modes of transportation. This process is outlined in RSA 228:99 and RSA 240. The timeline for project application and inclusion into the TYP can be seen below.

 

Are there any new projects needed in your town or city that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the TYP? If so, please submit a letter of interest outlining the project to us by June 28th. From there LRPC will work with you to complete a project application. Completed applications will be evaluated by the Lakes Region Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The evaluation is based on criteria set by the State with agreement from all nine RPCs. LRPC TAC votes on how these criteria are weighted prior to evaluation.

 

Thank you for your assistance in the TYP development process. If you have any questions or require technical assistance, please contact Sean Chamberlin, Senior Transportation Planner, at (603) 279-5335 or schamberlin@lakesrpc.nh.gov.

 


Data Collection/Analysis

Data Collection / Analysis

Traffic Counts

  • Approved traffic counts are available at NHDOT's website: (http://www.nh.gov/dot/org/operations/traffic/documents.htm).
  • NHDOT maintains a Transportation Data Management System which is a web-based interactive map that allows users to customize searches and directly view and download traffic count data on their website here.
  • LRPC performs from 150-200 traffic counts a year, using a schedule developed by the DOT. LRPC can do additional counts and update road inventories for members by request. LRPC is also available to conduct turning movement counts and speed counts on paved roads.

Land Use

  • Land use and transportation are closely related; a change in one aspect could influence the other. LRPC has conducted transportation studies in order to understand the current land use/transportation relationship along vital stretches of the Lakes Region highways. These efforts help support decision making by providing a detailed understanding of how land use effects transportation and vise versa, now and in the future.

Culvert/Stream Assessment Program ​

  • Stream Assessment is a useful tool in sharing asset condition and location for coordinating local projects. Data collection includes: culvert and headwall materials, size, and condition, sediment build-up, scouring and other attributes. 
  • NH Aquatic Restoration Mapper - This is a tool that has been developed for the review of Road and Stream Crossings and can be particularly useful for prioritizing mitigation and prioritization efforts. It identifies some intersections between natural resources and transportation. 

Road Surface Management System (RSMS)

  • A comprehensive review of road network surface condition. Useful in programming improvements and to model funding impacts on pavement condition index (PCI) over time. A perfect complement for your community’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) or Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

Policy and Plan Development

Policy and Plan Development

Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Special Planning and Research Projects

Scenic Byways


Plan Implementation

Plan Implementation

LRPC Regional Transportation Plan

TIP – Transportation Improvement Program

TYP – State Ten Year Plan

On-Call Engineering Services

  • Request for Qualifications (June 2022)
  • Results: Companies (anonymized A through E; BETA Group, CMA Engineers, DuBois & King, HEB Engineers, KVPartners) were reviewed by two staff members from LRPC and a subcommittee of TAC (anonymized 1 through 5) based on Table 2: Selection Criteria described in the Request for Qualifications. The totals are tabulated below. Company A has been chosen to move forward with contract negotiations.  
  A B C D E
1 97 91 88 79 94
2 94 93 83 77 91
3 100 85 98 93 100
4 87 90 79 80 93
5 85 62 80 62 65
Total 463 421 428 391 443
 

Local Assistance

Local Assistance

Aviation Assistance

Transportation Study Support

Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS)

Public Transportation

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Transportation Technical Advisory Committee

TAC Membership (FY24)
TAC Standing Rules and Procedures
TAC Agendas & Minutes
TAC Meeting Schedule (FY24)

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 2 PM
Tuftonboro Public Library
Topic: TBD

Email: schamberlin@lakesrpc.nh.gov for more information

Newsletters


Grant Programs

Competitive Grant Programs
The Federal Highway Administration and US Department of Transportation have a variety of competitive grant programs and funding opportunities used to fund various types of transportation projects and activities. These programs can be paired with potential applicants for matching funds. It provides billions in new Federal investment in infrastructure, including roads, bridges and mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband.  Click here for more information on these Competitive Grant Programs and Funding Opportunities. The Federal Highway Administration and US Department of Transportation will continue to add additional programs/information over the weeks, months, and years to come.


FY 2023 Highway Block Grant Aid
By Law, all municipalities in the State having Class IV and V mileage are entitled to Highway Block Grant Aid. Highway Block Grant Aid is distributed to municipalities by the State of New Hampshire on a yearly basis with partial disbursements made four times a year. The funds can only be used for construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of each municipality’s Class IV and V highways.
Block Grant Aid
Description


Transportation Alternatives Program Applications


Ten Year Plan Projects

2023-2032 Ten Year Plan (TYP)
    Project Proposed
        Plymouth NH 25 (roundabout)
        Meredith NH 25 (four intersections)
 
2021-2030 Ten Year Plan (TYP)
    Projects Proposed (January 2020)
 
Regional and State Plans
    Regional Transportation Plan (2015-2020)
    Statewide Freight Plan with Appendices (January 2019)
 
Resources

    Regional Transportation Planning Overview (LRPC)
    Citizen's Guide to the Transportation System (NHDOT)


NH SADES

University of New Hampshire's Statewide Asset Data Exchange System (SADES) provides a common set of collection and training standards. This ensures that data collected throughout the state is comparable and assessed uniformly.


Local Technical Assistance Program for Transportation

Cost Sharing Discount for Member Communities (contact us for details).

  • Road Surface Management Systems
  • Culvert Inventories
  • Traffic Counts (volume, speed, class)
  • Intersection Turning Movement Counts
  • Trail User Counts
  • Bike/Ped Stress Mapping
  • Master Plan, Transportation Chapter

Key Destination Maps

Alexandria
Ashland
Barnstead
Bristol
Danbury
Effingham
Franklin
Freedom
Gilford
Gilmanton
Hebron
Holderness
Moultonborough
Northfield
Sanbornton
Tamworth
Tilton
Wolfeboro


Bike-Walk Alliance of NH

 

View Resource Guide for increasing transportation options.


Travel and Tourism

Lakes Region Travel and Tourism
Livability Profile 2015