It was a pleasure meeting this friendly couple on the Greenway today. She was riding her new trike, a gift from her husband a few days ago. They are recent transplants from Alaska and are enjoying easy access to the MRG. Jogging, biking, triking, skateboarding, rollerblading, dog-walking, traveling on cross-country skis or snowshoes . . . many ways to enjoy the MRG!
The City will be performing sewer cleaning and lining on the Sewer Interceptor starting July 20th continuing until mid October. The work will cause minor traffic delays on Mechanic Street (between Carpet Mill and Maplefields) and Glen Road (from the underpass to Seminary Hill).
Work will also be taking place along the parts of the Mascoma River Greenway from Glen Road to behind Entertainment Cinemas. The Mascoma River Greenway will remain open but at times be narrowed to accommodate construction vehicles.
For additional information or questions please contact Erica Brittner at 603-442-6147 or brittner@Lebanonnh.gov.
The yellow dots define the land approved for purchase. It is on Mascoma Street, just west of APD and adjacent to the Slayton Hill underpass. (You can see a white car emerging from the underpass in this view.)
Wednesday night, the Lebanon City Council approved the purchase of land on Mascoma Street, adjacent to the MRG and the Slayton Hill underpass, to serve as additional access and parking space. We have been fortunate to have the current Mascoma Street parking lot donated by APD; given the popularity of the MRG, a need for additional parking is anticipated and this new parking area will have easy ADA accessibility.
Thayer School Students (Sebastian Strong, Isalys Quinones, Eleanor Dowd, Sarah Atac, and David Ruiz) made an excellent presentation of their study of options for completing the western end of the trail to WRJ. They posed 3 possibilities with the favored route using the rail track across the Stone Arch Bridge (Glen Road) and into the Westboro Rail Yard with access to WRJ across Bridge Street and the Connecticut River. This will take negotiation with the Department of Transportation and and rail company, which has not been successful to date. The students are willing to try to move this forward with the help of the City.
A Community Conversation: Lebanon Mall Tunnel Alternatives
The City of Lebanon invites you to learn about the potential future of the tunnel located under the Lebanon Mall at a Community Conversation meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 6:30pm in City Hall Council Chambers. Representatives from Lebanon Public Works as well as Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) will be in attendance to present plans and address questions.
On July 11, 2018, VHB made a presentation to Lebanon City Council outlining several alternatives for the tunnel located under the Lebanon Mall. The Council moved to present Alternative #1 (Complete Deck Replacement), Alternative #2 (Deck Replacement with Opening; keeps tunnel open), and Alternative #4A (Deck Removal, Partial Fill, and New Parking Area; With Connectivity) for review and recommendations prior to rendering a decision on the future use of the tunnel.
The City of Lebanon Mascoma River Greenway (MRG) will be paved during normal working hours on Friday, June 29th, Thursday July 5, and Friday July 6. Please stay off the trail during these days, and plan on attending the GRAND OPENING Celebration on Saturday, July 21 from 9am to noon, beginning at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. Please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 603-448-5121 if you have questions.
Due to the City’s Construction Project (CSO 11) a section across the street from Freihofer’s Bakery and Lumber Liquidators on Mechanic Street will be closed starting on Monday, June 11th through Wednesday, June 13th so that construction equipment can work in the area. Please contact the Engineering Department with any questions, 603-448-0674
On this bright, sunny Saturday, it was a delight to meet this family at the eastern-most end of the MRG. They were making a round-trip from West Lebanon using two bicycles- built-for-two plus a solo, hoping someday soon the trail would connect to the Northern Rail Trail..
Lebanon Recreation and AVA Gallery are pleased to announce the results of our Call to Artists public art sculpture competition. The winners: “Wheels” by artists Susan K. Johnson, Alicia Zbehlik and Kathy Petuck and “Steel Umbrella” by artists Justin O’Rourke and Margaret Jacobs
Winning sculptures will be fabricated by June 30th and installed by mid July in time for the Grand Opening of the Mascoma River Greenway in late July.
Special recognition is also extended to submitting artists for their thoughtful and creative designs:
Historical Collage Poles: Artists Cindy Heath, Margaret Sheehan and Carla Kimball
Lebanon Labyrinth: Artist Allison Zito
Railroad Spike Tree: Artist Greg Stott
Spikes and Spokes: Artist Debra Jayne
Stories to Tell: Artists Margit Berman and Jeremy McDonald
Walking on Nails: Artists Scott Wunderle, Patrick Jarvis, Courtney Venable, Lauren Ingersoll
Water Stop: Artist Clive Maloney
These entries are currently on view at AVA Gallery