The Ann’s Lane Improvement Project has begun. This work will replace the sewer, drainage and ultimately, the roadway surface from Lafayette Road to Mill Road. Work hours will be 7 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday.
Traffic detours will be put in place coming east from Lafayette Road. The intent is to keep west bound traffic open to Lafayette Road as much as possible. There is potential for detours in both directions. Local traffic, school buses and emergency vehicles will have full access.
We expect construction to last through the middle of November 2018 with the final pavement surface being placed in the spring of 2019.
During this time, please be aware of possible delays, one-lane traffic and potential detours. This will be a construction zone which for everyone’s safety – PLEASE SLOW DOWN in this area and along the surrounding roads.
If you have any questions please call the Town of Hampton Department of Public Works at (603) 926-3202.
Part of Aquarion Water Company’s work in running the water system in Hampton, North Hampton and Rye is performing preventive maintenance on the system, including cleaning the water mains.
Water main cleaning will start on Monday, September 10 and proceed through November. Work will be performed on weekdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Affected street information will be updated daily on our water main cleaning hotline at 1-800-203-7000 and under our alert listings at http://www.aquarion.com/alerts.cfm?city=Hampton,NH.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces bridge repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10, 2018 on the NH Route 101 bridge over Tide Mill Creek in Hampton.
This bridge deck preservation project will require lane shifts in each direction and is expected to take six weeks to complete. The advisory speed limit through the work zone will be 35 MPH.
As a reminder, there WILL BE be trash and recycling pick up on Monday September 3rd and the Transfer Station will be open.
Cluster of Legionella Pneumonia (Legionnaire’s Disease) Associated with an area of Ashworth Avenue in Hampton, NH
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has identified four persons with Legionella pneumonia, also known as Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially serious bacterial pneumonia. These individuals likely acquired Legionella at the end of July or early August in the area of Ashworth Avenue, between Island Path and H Street in Hampton, New Hampshire. DPHS is investigating possible additional cases. DPHS is also actively investigating the source of these infections, which is usually from inhaling aerosol droplets of water contaminated with the bacteria. Sources of the aerosol can include showers, hot tubs, faucets, cooling towers, misters, and decorative fountains. It is not spread by drinking or swimming in water.
While the investigation is underway, in an abundance of caution, DPHS recommends that people who are at increased risk for severe disease from Legionella consider postponing their visit to the area of Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and H Street in Hampton, New Hampshire.
People who are at increased risk of getting sick include:
- People 50 years or older
- Current or former smokers
- People with chronic lung disease
- People with weakened immune systems
- People who take drugs that can weaken their immune systems (after a transplant operation or chemotherapy)
- People with underlying illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, or liver failure
“Legionella is a serious infection,” said Lisa Morris, Director of the Division of Public Health Services. “We want to make sure the public is aware of the potential risk of this disease so that each person can make a decision for themselves about visiting the area in the best interest of their health.”
Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. Most people exposed to Legionella will not get sick; however, it can cause severe illness and sometimes result in death. People do not spread Legionnaires’ disease to other people. Legionnaires’ disease symptoms are very similar to other types of pneumonia and can include cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and headaches.
Symptoms will usually begin within 2 to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria. However, people should watch for symptoms for about two weeks after exposure. People who visited the area more than two weeks ago and have not developed symptoms are not at risk for disease. If an individual visited this area and developed symptoms within 14 days of their stay, they should contact their healthcare provider and seek medical attention.
If you have information or questions about this outbreak, please call the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. A public inquiry phone line is available to answer questions from 8am – 4pm, including over the weekend, by calling 603-271-9461, or for those calling from within the state of New Hampshire, toll-free at 1-800-852-3345 ext. 9461.
For further information, please visit the CDC webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/.
Below are the results for the August 24th, 2018 Special Town Election.
The article passed, 94.5%
1020 total voters