Public Works

Public Works Director - Jim Boucher

Phone: (603) 744-8025
The Public Works Department is located at 26 NH Route 132 N.

New Hampton Roadways

Town Maintained Roads:    
Paved 30.00 miles 57%
Dirt 22.29 miles 43 %                        
Total: 52.29 miles  


State Maintained Roads:    
NH Route 132N 5.40 miles                                     
Main Street 2.00 miles  
Winona Road 4.10 miles  
I 93 North 6.40 miles  
I 93 South 6.80 miles  
Total: 28.80 miles  


Total Miles of Roadway: 81.09 Miles

Road Surface Management System Report Results

In March 2019, the town voted to approve appropriations to perform an inventory and evaluation of paved town roads using a road surface management software (RSMS) to develop a detailed management plan with recommendations for future improvements.  The Lakes Region Planning Commission performed this assessment and created this plan in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation and UNH Technology Transfer Center. Inventory and Assessments were entered into the RSMS software for analysis, prioritization, and generation of repair strategies. Repair strategies and a 10-year budget plan have been prepared in partnership with the town and presented within this report.  This management plan will be used as a tool by the Highway Dept. 

Click here for the results of that report.

Driveway Permits

All driveway permits for town roads must be obtained through the Public Works Department. Driveway permits are $25.00 and typically require that the property owner meet with the Public Works Director on-site to discuss the required specifications. Note: If you wish to obtain a driveway permit on a State road (NH Route 104, NH Route 132N, Main Street, or Winona Road) you must call the NH DOT District 3 office at (603) 524-6667.

Town Truck Snow Plow Routes

Click here to see the plow routes for New Hampton's town roads.  (State roads are maintained by NH DOT)

Ordinance to Prevent Hazards to Public Safety on Town Roads

Click here for Ordinance adopted December 28, 2017

Snow and Ice Removal

Click here for snow and ice removal details...  

Weight Limit Ordinance

Click here for weight limit ordinance as amended in April 2003 

Highway Permit to Operate Over Posted Roads

Highway Permit to Operate over Posted Roads are available from the Public Works Director. Travel over town roads during certain times of the year can cause damage to roadways. When a town road is posted with a weight limitation the Public Works Director may allow for travel, under certain specific circumstances.

Excavating in a Town Public Right-of-way

Anyone who will be excavating in a town Public Right of Way must contact the Public Works Department, or Selectmen’s Office for an Excavation/Trench Permit, or print permit (below). Permit must be submitted 2 weeks prior to requested start date as approval of this permit requires review from the Public Works Director, Police and Fire Chiefs, and the Board of Selectmen.

Additional requirements include: A bond in the amount of $500.00A Certificate of Insurance with P.D.L. and B.I.L. to the minimum limits of $500,000/$500,000.

Excavation/Trench Permit