The Broad Street Parkway is a 2-lane roadway approximately 1.8 miles long which will improve access between the Broad Street interchange with the F.E. Everett Turnpike and the westerly edge of Downtown Nashua.
The Parkway begins at a new signalized intersection at Broad Street between Blue Hill Avenue and the existing railroad crossing. Following a route adjacent to the existing railroad corridor, the Parkway will pass beneath reconstructed bridges at Baldwin Street as well as Fairmount Street.
At the Nashua River, the Parkway alignment will turn away from the railroad and cross the river with a new bridge, touching down in the heart of the historic Millyard.
Tying into Pine Street
After passing through the Millyard, the Parkway will tie into existing Pine Street. The intersection of the Parkway with Ledge Street, Pine Street and Central Street will be signalized. Improvements to Pine Street and Palm Street between Central and Kinsley Streets will distribute traffic impacts at the southerly terminus of the project while also incorporating traffic calming elements and bicycle friendly shoulders.
While numerous contracts are necessary to complete the various aspects of this project, there are four principal roadway/bridge contracts which cover the construction of the Parkway itself. These contracts include: