US Route 202 Intersection Improvements Project

An iconic New Hampshire community, Jaffrey features a busy and historic downtown, views of Mt. Monadnock and the Contoocook River, and a heritage that values preserving the past while progressing forward. To help maintain safe and efficient travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) in partnership with the Town of Jaffrey retained VHB as part of a larger multidisciplinary team to lead an effort to improve congestion, safety, and access along US Route 202 at its intersection with Main Street. VHB and the NHDOT led a vibrant public outreach effort applying innovative techniques to evaluate alternatives and build consensus around a preferred solution that realigns US Route 202 with a new bridge crossing over the Contoocook River and two modern roundabouts. Overtime, these improvements will help to create a more vibrant and safer downtown center—one that will benefit the community through enhanced pedestrian mobility,