State Troopers moving to new barracks in Bedford

Many of the state troopers now stationed at Troop B in Milford will be moving to Bedford once a new barracks is ready this summer.

New Hampshire is building a state police facility near the new airport connector road that will link communities west of Manchester with the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

“A large portion of our business is Interstate work,” so the move is a good one, said Troop B’s commander, Lt. Chris Aucoin. Troop B is responsible for patrol coverage on the F.E. Everett Turnpike from the Massachusetts line to the Hooksett tolls and all of Interstate 93 in the same area, including the Manchester loop.

Aucoin said about 10 troopers who work the rural area, about 20 or 30 percent of the force, will remain in the west Milford barracks on Meadowbrook Road.

Troop B’s administration will also move to Bedford and share the building with the state Department of Transportation’s District 5.

“I don’t think folks will notice a difference,” said Aucoin. “I’m confident they will see no change in level of service.”

The move, which is scheduled for June, is not related to proposed cuts to state spending proposed by Gov. John Lynch last week, which include closing Milford District Court.