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Broad Street Parkway



Map of the Broad Street Parkway

Broad Street Parkway

The idea of a road connecting Broad Street with West Hollis Street, providing a third crossing of the Nashua River and a way for traffic to avoid Library Hill, has been discussed since at least the 1960s.

In 2008, Board of Aldermen vote approving a $37.6 million bond to build the Broad Street Parkway, and in 2011 the city began demolition work in the Millyard.

A final design is being drawn up and no completion date is settled, but the road is on its way.

This series follows the construction of the Broad Street Parkway through videos, Telegraph news coverage and maps.

Broad Street Parkway Videos

Broad Street Parkway News

Drilling problems may mean more delays for Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – The company building the bridge across the Nashua River continues to have problems drilling foundation shafts in the riverbed, which could further delay … Full story    
Published:  March 22, 2015

Delay in construction of Nashua bridge could cost builder $1M

NASHUA – The company building the bridge across the Nashua River that will be the centerpiece of the Broad Street Parkway now estimates it will … Full story    
Published:  January 31, 2015

Drilling difficulties to delay Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway to November

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway project will not meet its projected August completion date because of problems with drilling foundation shafts needed to support … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2015

Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway construction moves forward as new Baldwin Street bridge opens to traffic

NASHUA – One of the earliest steps in the $60 million project to link Amherst Street to the city’s millyard area was completed this week … Full story    
Published:  November 6, 2014

Part of 1850s mill building in Nashua torn down to make way for Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – An excavator began tearing into a millyard building on Friday, making room for a section of the Broad Street Parkway planned for the … Full story    
Published:  September 20, 2014

Nashua officials get up-close look at Broad Street Parkway progress

NASHUA – Members of the Board of Public Works got a first-hand look-see at the progress on the Broad Street Parkway Thursday afternoon. Following a … Full story    
Published:  September 19, 2014

Even a small highway bridge takes a lot of material to build

As highway bridges go, the one that will carry the Broad Street Parkway over the Nashua River isn’t particularly big – nothing compared with the … Full story    
Published:  August 24, 2014

Baldwin Street bridge replacement on schedule for Nov. 1

The one-lane, shaky timber Baldwin Street Bridge is long gone, and the modern bridge to replace it is proceeding on schedule as part of the … Full story    
Published:  August 19, 2014

Millyard building in Nashua slated for partial demolition, work on fast track

NASHUA – Another piece of Nashua’s historic Millyard will soon have a new look after city officials gave the go-ahead to demolish a piece of … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2014

Nashua holding neighborhood meeting on Broad Street Parkway progress Thursday

NASHUA – Residents living near the site of the future Broad Street Parkway are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting Thursday at Amherst Street Elementary … Full story    
Published:  August 6, 2014

Progress, setbacks for Broad Street Parkway project

NASHUA – While most of the Broad Street Parkway project is humming along reasonably well, its manager told the Board of Public Works on Thursday, … Full story    
Published:  August 1, 2014

Nashua fighting order to pay $2.8 million for Broad Street Parkway land

NASHUA – Costs are beginning to add up for land seized by the city to make way for the Broad Street Parkway, and one eminent … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

End in sight for Broad Street Parkway acquisitions in Nashua

NASHUA – The decades-long process of acquiring land to pave the way for the Broad Street Parkway is expected to finally finish this year. “The … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Nashua’s historic Waste House building likely to be demolished

As efforts are underway to preserve one of Nashua’s historic landmarks, the final curtain is closing on another century-old fixture in the Millyard. The city … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2014

After much deliberation, work to preserve icon of Nashua’s manufacturing past underway

Work to shore up the Millyard’s chimney has begun. The issue of whether to save or remove the iconic brick chimney, once part of the … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2014

Nashua inks $21.7 million bond sale

The city will raise more than $21 million through the sale of a 20-year bond to international investment bank Piper Jaffray Cos. Nashua Mayor Donnalee … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2014

Committee recommends $762K restoration for Millyard chimney

NASHUA – Momentum is building to keep Nashua’s Millyard chimney intact at its current height, spending more than $750,000 on a restoration project for the … Full story    
Published:  May 5, 2014

Nashua eyes changing downtown traffic patterns as Broad Street Parkway takes shape

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway is beginning to take shape, and that means major changes are in store for the traffic patterns downtown. The … Full story    
Published:  April 29, 2014

Nashua Dairy Queen seeks variances to expand

NASHUA – For 48 years, the Dairy Queen on Broad Street has been operating out of what owner Dave Dion calls a “Flintsone-era building,” but … Full story    
Published:  April 27, 2014

Construction vibrations on Broad Street cracking walls, shattering windows

NASHUA – As construction on the Broad Street Parkway continues, some in the city are reporting tremors and unpleasant side effects stemming from ongoing work … Full story    
Published:  April 4, 2014

Project leaders hope for early finish of Baldwin Street bridge construction in Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – Nearly 30 loads of concrete went toward installing the northerly abutment for the new Baldwin Street bridge Tuesday, which remains under construction as … Full story    
Published:  March 27, 2014

Nashua man’s photos show progress of Broad Street Parkway

Fairmount Street resident David Roche, while living in the city for decades, grew accustomed to the forested environs of his neighborhood. That all began to … Full story    
Published:  February 17, 2014

Broad Street Parkway meeting planned in Nashua’s Ward 4

Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, Alderman Pamela Brown and employees from the Department of Public Works will host a meeting this week to fill in Ward 4 … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2014

Nashua’s Millyard chimney cell tower being considered, again

NASHUA – Despite initial indications that it wouldn’t be feasible to install a cell tower inside the dilapidated Millyard chimney, city officials have identified two … Full story    
Published:  August 26, 2013

Nashua Millyard chimney height options to be discussed by board

NASHUA – The debate over whether to restore Nashua’s historic Millyard chimney to its original height is set to continue this month, and hundreds of … Full story    
Published:  August 6, 2013

Broad Street Parkway surplus property eyed for David W. Deane Skate Park in Nashua

NASHUA – The David W. Deane Skate Park is one step closer to finding a new home. The city’s skate park relocation committee is eyeing … Full story    
Published:  August 5, 2013

Aldermen consider delays in Broad Street Parkway project; manager says it could save money

NASHUA – Broad Street Parkway Project Manager John Vancor told a committee he is worried about the December 2014 deadline. On Wednesday, Vancor told the … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2013

Nashua’s Gate City Tire Co. speaks out against Broad Street Parkway eminent domain process, says they have nowhere to go

NASHUA – Harriette Parslow looked across the way from her husband’s business on Broad Street and watched as excavators razed a building to make way … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2013

Aldermen OK $44k contract amendment for Broad Street Parkway bridge designs, bringing total to more than $1m

NASHUA – Aldermen on Tuesday approved spending another $44,000 on the final design contract for the Broad Street Parkway, pushing the design phase of the … Full story    
Published:  March 28, 2013

Aldermen on Tuesday will be asked to approve funding design for new Nashua River bridge

NASHUA – The Board of Aldermen on Tuesday is expected to vote on awarding the contract for the design of a new bridge over the … Full story    
Published:  March 25, 2013

DPW gets OK on river, canal project for Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – The Zoning Board of Adjustment determined that work for the Broad Street Parkway within wetland buffers near the Nashua River and canal will … Full story    
Published:  February 27, 2013

Board approves upgrades for Nashua River Bridge, weighs ways to make Fairmount, Baldwin bridges neighborhood friendly

NASHUA – When the Broad Street Parkway is complete, pedestrians will be able to stroll across a new bridge over the Nashua River and stand … Full story    
Published:  January 25, 2013

Bridge enhancements are debated

NASHUA – To beautify or not to beautify – that was the question of a joint meeting held between the Board of Aldermen and the … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2013

Special meeting scheduled Thursday to discuss Broad Street Parkway “bridge aesthetics” in Nashua

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway, and what the new road’s bridges will look like, will be the subject of a joint meeting between aldermen … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2013

Traffic changes in store for Pine, Palm Streets, making way for Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway

Parkway Plan changes happen The Broad Street Parkway changes are beginning to trickle in. On Thursday, a new traffic pattern will take effect on Pine … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2012

Residents pose new, old questions as Nashua officials prepare to roll the dice on parkway construction

NASHUA – Lights hang low over long rectangular tables, and a crowd presses in, making it tough to shoulder a spot near the well-dressed person … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2012

Nashua 50: Broad Street Parkway’s 3rd river crossing on time, budget videocam

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a series of stories examining 50 years of Nashua business. Stories and multimedia pieces will focus on Milestones, Hidden … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2012

Nashua police training facility may need to move from Millyard

NASHUA – The city’s Police Department is being asked to consider looking for a new location for its training facility. The possibility that the path … Full story    
Published:  November 16, 2012

Lighting store moving from Main Street to Millyard, in anticipation of Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – A lighting store that has been on one of the city’s busiest downtown corners for 12 years is moving to a renovated mill … Full story    
Published:  November 16, 2012

New traffic lights, raised crosswalks, parking restrictions approved for Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – Parking will be restricted and new crosswalks and traffic lights installed on some downtown streets as part of the Broad Street Parkway construction. … Full story    
Published:  November 15, 2012

For businesses transplanted by the Broad Street Parkway, move can be a headache – or a nightmare

Fred Hayden heard it before. Hayden was told three times his building at 44 Broad St. would be taken by eminent domain to make way … Full story    
Published:  October 21, 2012

Supreme Court upholds decision against Tamposi suit concerning BSP property

CONCORD – The state Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court ruling against a developer who sued the city claiming delays in constructing the Broad … Full story    
Published:  October 11, 2012

Nashua officials soliciting sweeping proposals to salvage Millyard chimney

NASHUA – The city isn’t looking for someone to show up in top hat and tails to sweep it, nor a jolly fat guy in … Full story    
Published:  September 1, 2012

Needed? Not Needed? Status of properties along parkway a moving target in Nashua map

NASHUA – Before Wednesday, portions of 39, 41 and 45 Broad St. were designated on the city’s interactive map as property that might be needed … Full story    
Published:  August 26, 2012

With part of its home to be lost, Nashua church is caught in path of Broad Street Parkway

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in an occasional series about properties the city acquired to build the Broad Street Parkway. Keith Phemister is caught … Full story    
Published:  August 26, 2012

Parkway bridge will be special and should look it, Nashua mayor says

NASHUA – It’s not just another bridge, this new structure that will span the Nashua River in the Millyard and carry cars on the new … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2012

Boiler House gone, as city still ponders what to do with Millyard chimney

NASHUA – Asbestos under roof tiles has been carted off to the dump, brick walls crushed for fill, and a fence erected to encircle the … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2012

Scaled-down Broad Street Parkway creates glut of ‘surplus’ properties for Nashua to resell

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an occasional series about properties the city acquired to build the Broad Street Parkway. NASHUA – David Dion … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2012

Bronstein residents deserve better housing opportunity

The Bronstein Apartments were constructed as a part of the Myrtle Street urban renewal project 38 years ago. Today, Bronstein houses 198 people, with 108 … Full story    
Published:  May 27, 2012

Bronstein residents speak out about demolition plans, relocation options

NASHUA – The Bronstein Apartments complex may have its problems, but the biggest issue now facing residents are the rumors and lack of communication surrounding … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2012

Broad Street Parkway project coming into focus

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway is like a Polaroid photo, each traffic sign, guardrail and foot of concrete slurry sharpening into focus moment by … Full story    
Published:  May 5, 2012

Aldermen vote unanimously to encourage city to preserve millyard chimney

NASHUA – A structural analysis of the Millyard chimney has concluded that even with restorative work, the historic structure would need to be cut down … Full story    
Published:  April 26, 2012

Interactive map walks users through the Broad Street Parkway

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway is one of the most complicated projects ever undertaken by the city, so it makes sense that it’s now … Full story    
Published:  April 25, 2012

Asbestos delays demolition of Nashua’s Boiler House building

NASHUA – Additional asbestos located in the building known as the Boiler House will delay the building’s demolition at an extra cost to the city. … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2012

Housing Authority planning one-on-one meetings with Bronstein residents

NASHUA – Residents of the Bronstein Apartments soon will get answers about the future of their homes. One-on-one meetings are in the works for residents … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2012

Bronstein residents say they are still in the dark about demolition, relocation plans

NASHUA – For Jorge De Leon’s family, the future is uncertain. The Bronstein Apartments, where De Leon lives with his wife and three daughters and … Full story    
Published:  April 18, 2012

Aldermen want Nashua’s millyard chimney restored to historic height

Whether Nashua’s prominent Millyard chimney was historically 150 or 180 feet tall, aldermen want it restored to its original height again. Last week, the aldermen’s … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2012

Broad Street Parkway construction begins in Tree Street area of city, Palm and Pine streets affected

NASHUA – An early taste of the Broad Street Parkway has begun with a $2 million street project in the city’s Tree Streets area. The … Full story    
Published:  April 7, 2012

That thunder you hear might be heavy trucks rumbling through the Tree Streets

NASHUA – Sometimes there are unforeseen delays, disruptive noises and unanticipated traffic detoured through your neighborhood. And that just describes the meeting Thursday concerning reconstruction … Full story    
Published:  March 30, 2012

Palm Square to host meeting related to parkway street project

NASHUA – Continuing a trend, a meeting to update residents on road and sewer work related to the Broad Street Parkway will be held in … Full story    
Published:  March 28, 2012

Broad Street Parkway project moves forward with boiler house demolition

NASHUA – As demolition crews remove the roof to the building commonly referred to as the Boiler House, residents are getting their first glimpse of … Full story    
Published:  March 21, 2012

Top Millyard makeover plan picked

NASHUA – A Millyard makeover design, honoring the so-called Boiler House currently under demolition to make space for the Broad Street Parkway, was selected Tuesday … Full story    
Published:  March 21, 2012

Rumors about closing Bronstein apartment circled for years, few residents surprised by plan

NASHUA – The city’s plans to demolish the Bronstein Apartments didn’t come as a surprise to some residents Thursday, but that didn’t make it any … Full story    
Published:  February 24, 2012

Nashua aldermen to consider fate of Millyard chimney

NASHUA – You can see the Millyard chimney from miles away. Now, at least one alderman wants to put it on record that no matter … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2012

Leon Kenison, Broad Street Parkway project manager, dies at 70

One summer day some years ago, Bill Boynton, public information officer for the N.H. Department of Transportation, needed to touch base with his boss on … Full story    
Published:  February 14, 2012

Parkway designs beauty to behold

Since construction is in the early stages, it's much too soon to know what the Millyard and Tree Streets neighborhood will look like when the … Full story    
Published:  February 13, 2012

Nashua board to review Broad Street Parkway contract

NASHUA – With Broad Street Parkway construction slowly getting underway, the city wants to hire an experienced hand to keep the project moving smoothly. The … Full story    
Published:  February 9, 2012

Plenty of ideas for Nashua Millyard makeover narrowed down to 8 submissions

NASHUA – Given license to dream, several people dreamed big on reshaping the downtown Millyard. These paper dreams included an underground roadway, on-site wastewater treatment, … Full story    
Published:  February 7, 2012

Nashua Broad Street Parkway design contest moves forward

NASHUA – With the Broad Street Parkway expected to open up access to the Millyard area, the city has solicited designs for a new and … Full story    
Published:  January 31, 2012

Dispute about transparency of Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway project lingers

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway has a long and complicated history, so it’s no surprise that the impending construction of the two-lane roadway continues … Full story    
Published:  January 22, 2012

Nashua board approves parkway design contract after much debate, talk about taking less of depot section

NASHUA – As the Broad Street Parkway project moves forward, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau seems to be striking a balance between addressing concerns about protecting the … Full story    
Published:  December 29, 2011

Nashua aldermen approve Broad Street Parkway design contract

NASHUA – After lengthy discussion about government transparency, the historic value of buildings and the need for modern transportation, aldermen Tuesday approved a $1.5 million … Full story    
Published:  December 28, 2011

Historic buildings vs. Broad Street Parkway in city hearing

NASHUA – A sharply divided city finance committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to send a proposed $1.5 million contract for the design of the Broad Street … Full story    
Published:  December 22, 2011

Submit your own design for Nashua parkway neighborhood

NASHUA – If it worked for Greece’s Acropolis and New York’s Central Park, maybe it can also work in this old mill city. Those famed … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2011

Nashua church has faith about moving from path of parkway

NASHUA – The parishioners of Faith Baptist Church won’t worry too much about losing their place of worship to the looming construction plans for the … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2011

Broad Street Parkway moving toward a big start

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway project continues to take small but important steps toward its long-awaited construction. Work has started on the removal of … Full story    
Published:  December 11, 2011

Landmark chimney may need renovations to meet state requirements for Nashua parkway construction

NASHUA – With roadwork for the Broad Street Parkway expected to begin sometime next year, the city has started preparations for the two-lane road. The … Full story    
Published:  October 25, 2011

Chimney work starts Parkway project

NASHUA – Work on the long-awaited Broad Street Parkway construction project has officially begun. No, the city isn’t laying blacktop or even clearing the way … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2011

Beyond debate: Nashua Broad St. Parkway session was forum to inform

NASHUA – This wasn’t the time for another debate on whether the Broad Street Parkway should be built. That issue has long since been decided, … Full story    
Published:  March 8, 2011

Proposal would combine courts in Nashua

NASHUA – Boxes filled with files and aged paper are stacked in orderly rows in the basement of Nashua District Court. More boxes are stacked … Full story    
Published:  February 27, 2011

Judge rules against city developers

NASHUA – A judge has ruled against the Tamposi brothers in a dispute over whether delays in the Broad Street Parkway amounted to a taking … Full story    
Published:  January 26, 2011

Lost deals blamed on project delays

NASHUA – Confusion over how much land would need to be taken for the Broad Street Parkway and delays in the construction sunk proposed real-estate … Full story    
Published:  October 20, 2010

Green light for Broad St. Parkway

NASHUA – The Broad Street Parkway has cleared another hurdle, with the federal highway administration issuing a revised “Record of Decision” that allows the project … Full story    
Published:  October 17, 2010

New park is best use of former Labine site

Nashua will some day have an attractive new gateway to the downtown to complement the completion of the Broad Street Parkway, thanks to a visionary … Full story    
Published:  August 13, 2010

Broad St. impact is issue

NASHUA – A half-hour into the drop-in informational session Monday, nearly 50 people already had shown up to browse the maps and charts and chat … Full story    
Published:  August 3, 2010

Nashua...From the inside

Do you remember the Broad Street Parkway? With other city projects in the works – acquiring a water utility and trying to save a historic … Full story    
Published:  August 1, 2010

Park a good option for Labine property

When we last wrote about the fire-ravaged Labine building back in February, we held out a smidgen of hope that the historic “flat-iron” building with … Full story    
Published:  July 29, 2010

Broad Street Parkway plan to get $487k in funding

NASHUA – The $60.4 million Broad Street Parkway project has been OK’d for an additional $487,000 in federal money to add sidewalks to the cross-city … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2009

Informational session on Broad Street Parkway held in Nashua

NASHUA – A drop-in informational session about the Broad Street Parkway on Thursday evening drew some familiar opponents to the roadway but also drew curious … Full story    
Published:  November 20, 2009

City to hold info session on parkway

NASHUA – It’s been a dozen years since federal highway officials signed off on the then proposed and now approved Broad Street Parkway. Before construction … Full story    
Published:  November 19, 2009