Recently, the Precinct has been partnering with the Town, Sewer Commission, local businesses, committees, residents and area developers to encourage infrastructure projects that benefit the whole community by attracting new development, revitalizing blight, and/or enhancing quality of life . This can significantly expand the local tax base and provide more or easier access to services for residents, with less financial impact.
We are currently working on the first of three major drinking water components of the RT3A Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District economic development initiative sponsored by the Town of Hooksett. This $2.5M project, also known as Phase 2 of our ongoing Tank Construction Project, includes the construction of distribution system improvements in the Vista Drive / RT3A area and a new 0.3MG storage tank on the Daniel Webster Highway.
Construction in the Vista Drive / RT3A area began on January 11th. The initial work included clearing and grading a utility access easement from the south end of Vista Drive out to RT3A at the Brickyard Brook crossing. Subsequent work will include the laying of new water main down Vista Drive and within the easement, as well as the replacement of old water services along Vista Drive. All Vista Drive work is scheduled to be completed by June 2023 in order to allow the next task (tank replacement) to start at that time.
We are aware of the potential disturbance caused by construction in a residential neighborhood. Our contractor will be making every effort to minimize the disturbance to the extent practical. A project notification letter was distributed throughout the area and an on-site project info meeting was held in the neighborhood on Tuesday January 17th.
Funding for this project is being provided by NHDES’ American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program, the NH Drinking Water & Groundwater Trust Fund, the Precinct and the Town. Approximately 48% of the project is being funded with grants secured by the Precinct.