March 28. 2018 8:00PM

Pipeline project agrees to use local workers


LONDONDERRY — Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades Council entered into a pact this week to use as many local workers as possible on the proposed Granite Bridge natural gas infrastructure project.

Granite Bridge, which plans to hire more than 300 workers, would bring needed natural gas from existing infrastructure on the Seacoast to central New Hampshire through an underground pipeline, which would run within the existing state right-of-way along Route 101.

The proposed $340 million Granite Bridge project is anticipated to create 330 full-time construction jobs.

New Hampshire Building Trades Vice President Dave Pelletier said New Hampshire has been falling behind other states with infrastructure development.

“Granite Bridge is an opportunity to put more than 300 local workers on the job here in their home state and to send a signal to other infrastructure developers that New Hampshire is open for business,” he said.