- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 11, 2019

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - The project for a $500,000 boat ramp at a New Hampshire park has begun.

Residents will be able to get onto the Merrimack River from a new ramp by summer after construction began on Tuesday, the Nashua Telegraph reported.

The ramp has been in a rough shape for several years, even leading residents to complain, according to Nashua Parks and Recreation Superintendent Nicholas Caggiano.

“It was in pretty bad shape. No one really even knows how long it’s been there,” Caggiano said.

The current boat ramp is located at the end of Hills Ferry Road on the other side of the railroad tracks.

The superintendent said he wish he could have done this project earlier but issues about the ownership of the railroad crossing held up any restoration.

“It took 10 years in the courts to get this resolved,” Caggiano said.

Half of the cost for the new ramp will be covered by a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, with the other half matched by the city.

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