Mar 28, 2016 4:00 PM

Barges instead of trucks to transport equipment to Peirce Island sewer site

PORTSMOUTH - Barges may be used instead of trucks to transport equipment to Peirce Island for its $83.4 million sewer project.

According to seacoastonline, the director of the Port of New Hampshire Geno Marconi said that the use of barges is possible but won't be cheap.

“Yes I think it can be accomplished,” Marconi told the newspaper. “It’s going to be expensive.”

The City Council voted 8-1 to build a new plant on Peirce Island and agreed to try to transport as much equipment and materials as possible by barge.

The City Council voted unanimously to hold a work session with the Parking and Traffic Safety Committee, the Recreation Board and the Peirce Island Committee on the impact the sewer project will have to the neighborhoods.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 11 at City Hall.

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