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Engineers Week: Granite State Business Park in Rochester will create jobs

February 17. 2013 6:38PM

ROCHESTER - In early 2011 Hoyle, Tanner was retained by the City of Rochester to provide engineering design services for a fast-tracked project aimed at commercial development and creation of new jobs for skilled workers in the seacoast.

The city proposed to develop land for a new manufacturing facility, but to do so, a new roadway and bridge was required to connect to an existing road, and cross an active railroad to reach the land. The new roadway layout connects to Airport Road (adjacent to Sky Haven Airport) on the west, and then crosses the railroad operated by the New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad to the proposed facility location on the east side of the railroad.

The construction project includes a new 170-foot-long single-span steel girder bridge, approximately 1,500 feet of roadway, a new sewer pump station to service the manufacturing facility as well as other utilities including water, electricity, phone service, cable service, and natural gas.

To construct the project, Hoyle, Tanner coordinated with several agencies and stakeholders to obtain permits or other project input, including the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, Rochester Planning Board, the City Council, adjacent property owners, private utility companies and proprietors of the proposed manufacturing facility. Hoyle, Tanner also provided contractor prequalification services, and contract bidding services. The project was advertised in December 2011, and the city awarded the project to SUR Construction, Inc. of Rochester for $3,570,890. Hoyle, Tanner is providing construction contract administration assistance and full-time resident engineering services.

Hoyle, Tanner Project Manager Matthew J. Low, P.E. sffered, "This project is really important to the city to spur economic development. Deputy City Manager Karen Pollard worked tirelessly to make this project a reality. We are extremely pleased that we have been able to provide the city with the services they have needed, and are very excited for the completion of the project. It has been a successful and collaborative effort from day one."

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