The benefits of the Gas Street Extension include additional traffic flow alternatives that connect Downtown and the Millyard to South Willow Street with construction of a bridge over the abandoned railroad corridor, and improved flow from interconnected traffic signals on Elm Street. It will clean up a fallow section of abandoned rail, which has become a hidden zone of undesirable behavior, and pave the rail trail path for pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy. This 0.68 miles of rail trail will be a key piece in completing the 120-mile Granite State Rail Trail from Lebanon to Salem. 

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