City of Manchester’s new Downtown Gateway Project

(The Granite Street Bridge/Widening and Exit 5 Interchange Project)


CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc, (CLD) announces the substantial completion of the Granite Street Bridge Widening Project. The associated roadway improvements are scheduled for completion in the spring of 2009. Granite Street will now serve as Downtown Manchester’s new Gateway Corridor. This project coincides with the completion by the NHDOT of the Exit 5 project, which allows for full north-south entry and exit to the F.E. Everett Turnpike (I-293) from the central portion of the City. The new operating structures will culminate over 25 years of improvements allowing access from the Turnpike to Manchester’s Downtown.


CLD will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 11th at 2 pm. The ceremony will be held at Jillian’s Restaurant in the Manchester Millyard (Corner of Granite and Commercial Streets). Honored speakers include Senator Judd Gregg, Governor John Lynch, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, NHDOT Commissioner George Campbell and Manchester Public Works Director Kevin Sheppard. This event is by invitation only but media is welcome to attend.


CLD has provided professional engineering services to communities, regional planning agencies, State and Federal agencies, and industrial and private clients throughout northern New England since 1976. We provide an extensive range of comprehensive professional services including survey, site planning, civil engineering, traffic/transportation planning, bridge/highway design, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, solid waste management, structural engineering, permitting, and construction management services including oversight and inspections.


If you would like additional information about this project, please contact Lisa Perreault, Marketing Manager, at (603) 668-8223, extension 137.



Michael Skelton

Vice President

Economic Development & Advocacy

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

889 Elm Street, Third Floor

ManchesterNew Hampshire 03101