Pease Traffic Concerns Residents In Greenland

At a joint meeting of the Greenland Selectmen and the Greenland Planning Board it was announced that Greenland will be involved in Lonza Biologics expansion talks at the Pease Tradeport.

As the PDA reviews the proposed Lonza expansion which could bring 1,000 more jobs to Pease, Greenland officials have complained that the more than 10,000 workers already employed at the tradeport create traffic congestion on Route 33, which runs through the town.

It also revealed that the intersection at Winnicut Road has been identified as a "failed" intersection according to F. Giles Ham, a traffic consultant hired by Greenland.

The "good news" according to Selectman Paul Sanderson is that the PDA has a agreed that the proposed Lonza expansion will be treated as a development of regional impact.

Select Board Chair stressed that "growth we think is good for the area," and that "we are not going to be antigrowth at Pease."

At the same time, Morgan said that we want to be sure our "town doesn't get stepped on."