Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of New Hampshire’s 2010-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that new road capacity projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (33 percent). New road capacity projects include the I-93 widening project. At 25 percent of the STIP, bridge maintenance/replacement projects follow, and road maintenance/minor widening projects account for 20 percent. Transit projects* make up 7 percent of the planned spending. ** Safety and projects classified as “other” each account for 5 percent of the STIP. Bicycle/pedestrian projects make up 3 percent. Bridge capacity expansion projects account for 2 percent of the planned spending. No road or bridge projects that had bike/ped components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) were identified. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2010-2014
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$252.56|
|New Road Capacity||$424.30|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$28.52|
* Because the Capital Corridor Rail project, totaling $255.83 million, was removed from the state’s Ten Year Plan, it has been removed from this analysis.
** The New Hampshire DOT’s share of transit spending during this period is $3.56 million, or 4 percent of the total transit spending.