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Safety Rest Area/Welcome & Information Center Study

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) have conducted a study to evaluate traveler services at the Safety Rest Areas /Welcome and Information Center (SRA/WICs) to identify recommendations to improve these services. Findings will be used to inform a strategic plan for the state’s SRA/WICs. There are 16 SRA/WICs located within the state. Currently, nine centers are operated year-round, three are seasonal and four are closed.

In June 2016, the Study Report was released, and provided a comprehensive inventory of all 16 state owned facilities, identified needed improvements, and developed recommendations for Safety Rest Area system. Please use the link below to download the study report.

SRA Study Report

A series of public meetings to share the findings were held at the following locations:
  • September 26, 5:30-7:00 pm: Pease Public Library, 1 Russell Street, Plymouth
  • September 27, 5:30-7:00 pm: North Country Resources Center, 629B Main Street, Lancaster
  • September 29, 5:30-7:00 pm: Southwest Regional Planning Commission Office, 37 Ashuelot St, Keene
In December 2015, and January 2016, the state held a series of public input sessions to provide the public with an opportunity to give feedback and hear citizen concerns and ideas related to the SRA system. The meeting minutes from each session can be found below.

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