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:
  1. Data Collection/Analysis
    1. Traffic Counts
    2. Land Use
    3. Culvert/Stream Assessment Program
    4. Road Surface Management System (RSMS)
  2. Policy and Plan Development
    1. Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
    2. Special Planning and Research Projects
    3. Scenic Byways
  3. Plan Implementation
  4. Local Assistance
    1. Transportation Study Support
    2. Access Management
    3. Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS)
    4. Public Transportation
  5. Public Transportation
  6. NH Rideshare

NHPR recently published an article about frost heaves, from the origin of the term through their impact on the State of New Hampshire.
Click here to read the article.

Here are a few photos of the impact of frost heaves on our region. Click to view the image full size.

a road with cracks in it. There's snow off the side and a car driving in the opposite direction. A road with cracks down it and runoff from melting snow. A close up of a large crack in the road. A road with a large crack down the middle, snow off to the side and a car on the opposite side of the road. a group of men in yellow and orange safety jackets having a meeting outside surrounded by vehicles.


1. Data Collection/Analysis

   Traffic Counts
  • Approved traffic counts are available at the NH DOT site: (
  • NH DOT maintains a Transportation Data Management System, a "web-based interactive map allows users to customize searches, and directly view and download traffic count data." located at their website.
  • LRPC performs from 150-200 traffic counts a year, using a schedule developed by the DOT. By request, LRPC can do additional counts and update a road inventory for a member. Please contact us for details. 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 MapperThis 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).

2. Policy and Plan Development

Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Special Planning and Research Projects
Scenic Byways

3. Plan Implementation

4. Local Assistance

   Transportation Study Support    Access Management

   Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS)    Public Transportation

5. Public Transportation

Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan 2010 (Region 3) 

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