I just stumbled across this article
about the Conway Bypass project, it's a few months old but I'm just seeing it for the first time.
During the development of the 2021-30 Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan ... the Conway Bypass project was removed from the Ten Year Plan. ... Accordingly, the Department will advance a request to the Governor and Executive Council to formally dissolve the project layout," Sheehan wrote in her letter dated Sept 4.
Lack of funding, changes in traffic expectations and non-inclusion in the state’s 10-year highway transportation plan this past summer were all reasons for the decision, Sheehan wrote.
Although it really had nothing to do with the Conway Scenic, it would have affected the railroad with one of their most scenic vistas being destroyed, had this been built. The design of the by-pass had it going in between North South Rd and the train tracks, before crossing over via an overpass and stretching across the northern section of Pudding Pond. In addition to that, the bypass would've gone right through Whitaker Woods, crossing over the Mt. and Conway Branch near or at Mt. Junction. I'm very happy to learn this is officially dead.
It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have those skills.