Portsmouth DPW moves forward on spring projects

Staggered shifts, telecommuting established to maintain distancing

Road Workers Repair The Road, Cones In ForegroundPortsmouth’s Department of Public Works says it’s moving forward on essential and budgeted projects, employing staggered workforce shifts and telecommuting for engineers who are not needed at a project site to maintain physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gov. Chris Sununu included public works and other key municipal government workers on the list of essential businesses exempted from his stay-at-home order.

According to DPW Director Peter Rice, crews will be working on a variety of paving and infrastructure projects around the city, including Peirce Island wastewater treatment plant and related mitigation initiatives and the new Grafton Road water treatment plant at Pease International Tradeport.

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