Another issue is the Interstate 93 widening project and how that will affect the town. Rausch said the project will move forward and Exit 4A is on the state’s 10-year highway plan.
Getting the I-93 project done could be a major help to towns like Derry and everyone navigating through the area.
“You all have to find a way to do this,” Benson said. “You have to fix the transportation stream. It is the biggest challenge to Derry and Londonderry, fixing that corridor.”
Something that is not on the state’s radar in the near future is Derry’s Kilrea Road intersection project.
The project had been planned, but funding became an issue.
The town hopes to install a traffic light at the often dangerous intersection.
“We’ve had deaths there,” Rausch said. “(The project’s) been moved back to March 2014. We’ll see if we can get it sooner.”
Councilors thanked the representatives for sharing their thoughts. Representatives were scheduled to be sworn in last week.