Friday January 10, 2020: Newport Naval Station closing Defense Hwy (aka Burma Road) for repairs

Town of Middletown
January 9, 2020

Naval Station Public Works will be filling potholes on Defense Highway (aka Burma Rd.) this Friday.

  • It is CLOSING the road from JUST NORTH OF NUWC GATE 32 TO STRINGHAM Rd. (near Melville Boat Works area)

between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (+/- based on workflow).

Local traffic will have access to OTCN Fire Fighting and the Portsmouth Boat ramp only.

  • Gate 17 to Gate 32 work will commence at approximately 2:30 p.m. and last for an estimated 30 minutes to 1 hour.  This portion of the road will remain open for traffic but expect lane encroachment.

NOTE:  WORK SCHEDULE AVOIDS PEAK-COMMUTING HOURS.  Please avoid the road entirely, if possible, so that Public Works can work quickly and efficiently with minimum interference.

WINTER SPEED LIMIT: 

EXCESSIVE SPEEDING ON THE ROAD CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM.  WINTER WEATHER CAUSES POTHOLES AND THEY WILL BE APPEARING CONTINUOUSLY IN THE COMING MONTH.  IF YOU SPEED AND HIT A POTHOLE YOU RISK A POSSIBLE ACCIDENT AND DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE.