Due to family obligations the wife and I have been doing a lot of traveling lately and we've noticed a great deal of road work going on in different parts of the state. It appears that work has started on that spur I read about between the Everett Turnpike and Manchester airport. There is also a great deal of construction continuing on Rt. 93 in a couple of spots, it looks like they are widening it in the vicinity of Derry. It also looks like they are widening the Spaulding Turnpike in Rochester in the vicinity of exits 12 and 13 and that work has been going on for some time. I understand that the state is trying to promote Manchester Airport as an alternative to Logan and pull some travelers up from Massachusetts and easier access to the airport would be a plus.
In the meantime our roads up here in the Lakes Region are falling apart. I know the spur at Manchester Airport is being done with stimulus money and I don't know where that money could fit in as far as road maintenance goes, but it seems a little ironic to me that a new highway spur is being built in Manchester when we are driving around on test tracks for struts and shock absorbers here on the east side of the big lake. A few months back the DOT threw us a bone when they promised patchwork on rts. 28 and 109 but that was only after a meeting in Wolfeboro with DOT officials, town officials and Councilor Ray Burton to put some pressure on the state.
You would think our local state representatives would be doing a better job in bringing home the bacon, so to speak, and getting our roads fixed.