State reports there no plans to extend access west of I-93 into Londonderry
(Concord) Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, met with state transportation officials and has received an update regarding the status of efforts to extend Exit 4A off I-93 into Londonderry. The project relates to Woodmont Commons – a proposed village-like community with mix-use zoning.
Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner George Campbell, Jr., confirmed in a letter to Carson dated June 1st,that “there is currently no funding identified for construction of Exit 4A.” He went on to note present plans for Exit 4A involve extending access to the east from the new interchange with I-93 but there are no plans to extend access to the west of the interchange into Londonderry. However, the state’s Ten Year Highway plan does include $1 million for preliminary engineering for Exit 4A to help advance the design and fully evaluate the impacts on I-93 safety and operational interaction with Exit 4.
Carson requested clarification from DOT on the issue after residents came to her with concerns about Woodmont Commons and claims being made that funding had been secured to extend Exit 4A in to Londonderry. Carson said, “Because this proposed community is creating so much conversation among Londonderry residents, I wanted get the official word on the status of Exit 4A so my constituents can be well-informed about where the project truly stands at this point in time.”