Hampton Public Works History

Roads, Bridges, Sewage Treatment, Seawalls, etc.


Hampton Beach's first sewer discharge pipe, September 9, 1908. This pipe discharged raw sewage into the ocean 300 yards from the low tide mark opposite Church Street. It was rebuilt in 1917 with two more pipes added, one at the mouth of the Hampton River and one between G and H Streets. These continued until 1934 when the unsanitary conditions in the water finally motivated the town to construct a treatment plant.
Chapters from Peter Randall's Book "Hampton: A Century of Town and Beach, 1888-1988"
Chapter from Joseph Dow's "History of Hampton" on the Public Roads
Hampton Beach Area Master Plan, 2001
The full text of the plan

Streets and Roads

Veterans' Memorial Streets, Bridges, Parks & Playgrounds
All named after Hampton men who died in World War II, Korea or Vietnam
New Names for Old Places
List of many of the now-defunct place names and roads in Hampton and what they are now called. Also see Whatever Became Of.....?
Exeter Road of Yesteryear
From "Images of America -- Hampton and Hampton Beach" , by William H. Teschek - 1997
The "Shunpike"
An old discontinued road in Hampton
When Main Street Was Moved From Exeter Road
Description of the major road project in the year 1900 that transformed the center of Hampton
Jonty's Lane
By John M. Holman, Hampton History Volunteer
Old Hampton Roads (& Localities)
Written by Anna May Cole in 1952
Ashworth Avenue Will Be Officially Dedicated August 20, 1957
Hampton Union , August 1957
Name Changes Posted For 21 Local Streets
Hampton Union , October 31, 1963
Old Photos of the Construction of Route 51/101 across the marsh
From the Atlantic News
N. H. Marks One-Billionth Car Through Toll System
Foster's Daily Democrat , March 16, 1989
Hardardt Way
New road to the landfill named for George Hardardt
Atlantic News , October 6, 1996
Hampton Toll Plaza Being Expanded
Atlantic News , November 11, 2004
Winnacunnet Road/Park Avenue Spur Road Work To Begin Soon
Hampton Union , August 1, 2006
Hampton Toll Plaza booths are demolished to make way for open road rolling equipment
Hampton Union , March 12, 2010
Hampton Tolls Transformation Project on Schedule
Hampton Union , April 30, 2010
Lynch cuts ribbon for open road tolling
Hampton Union , June 18, 2010
Town to Pursue Funds for Interchange Study
Hampton Union , March 25, 2011
Hampton, NHDOT Sidewalk Squabble Complicates Beach Revitalization
Hampton Union , February 14, 2012


Veterans' Memorial Streets, Bridges, Parks & Playgrounds
All named after Hampton men who died in World War II, Korea or Vietnam
The Mile Long Wooden Bridge
Later renamed to The Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge,
this bridge spans the entrance to Hampton Harbor along Route 1A.
Exeter Road Bridge reconstruction, 2005
Stories about the Old Stage Road bridge
Drakeside Road bridge to be removed by state DOT
Hampton Union , November 27, 2009
The Railroad Bridge on Drakeside Road Gone
Hampton Union , January 8, 2010


Reminiscing about the construction of the 1955 seawall
Hampton Union, January 22, 1975
Construction to Begin on Hampton Seawall
Atlantic News , February 2, 1988
Sea Wall Done: Project reaches completion months ahead of schedule
Hampton Union , July 4, 1989
Crumbling down?
2005 Hampton Union article about the deteriorating condition of the North Beach seawall
Funds Included In Budget To Repair, Replace Sea Walls
Hampton Union , July 12, 2005
Work Continues on Sea Wall refurbishmen
Hampton Union , March 20, 2009

Sewer Treatment

Hampton Sewer History
By Leavitt Magrath to Pauline Wiggin, December 22, 1954
Church Street Pump House history
New Hampshire Historic Property Documentation form, with history and photographs
Hampton Treatment Plant Leader In Efficiency
The Rockingham County Gazette , March 30, 1967
Hampton Sewer Payment Opposed
Hampton Union , June 29, 2004
New Church Street pump station online
Hampton Union , March 28, 2014
Old Church Street pump station demolished
Hampton Union , April 18, 2014
'Historic day' as officials unveil sewer pump station
Hampton Union , May 30, 2014


Access road to the Landfill to be named 'Hardardt Way"
Atlantic News , October 10, 1996
Selectmen Accuse State of Not Living Up To Trash Pact
Hampton Union , May 16, 2004
Resident Talks Trash
Hampton Union , June 29, 2004
Resident: North Beach Is A 'Disgrace'
Hampton Union , July 4, 2004
Annual Hampton Beach Cleanup
Through the years.
"Down in the Dumps" or at the Hampton Transfer Station
Seacoast Scene , May 28, 2008
Hampton Debate About Commercial Trash Pick Up
Hampton Union , August 2, 2011
Selectmen Expand Recycling Program
Hampton Union , September 16, 2011
Hampton Eyes Leaving Regional Trash District
Hampton Union , November 27, 2012
Hampton Signs Recycling Deal with Ecomaine
Hampton Union , March 29, 2013
Trash Pickups Changed, Biz Credits Eliminated
Hampton-NorthHampton Patch.com , May 7, 2013


Unitil Begins Test of Wind Turbine
Hampton Union , September 14, 2007


Embattled Public Works Director John Price Resigns
Hampton Union , April 29, 2011
Noyes, Who Formerly Ran Exeter Department, Cited as Job Winner
Hampton Union , June 3, 2011
Ex-Exeter Employee Noyes Earns Position
Hampton Union , June 14, 2011


Old Hampton snow plows of the 30's and 40's
Hampton Beach $12M Facelift Underway
Atlantic News , November 11, 2004
Water Tower is a Landmark at Beach
Hampton Union , July 28, 2009
Mandatory recycling comes to Hampton
Hampton Union , November 27, 2009