New Hampshire Department of Transportation federal liaison Mark Sanborn said the next steps is to get the study ready to be approved by the governor. He does not expect to happen until mid to late March.
Although Sherman signed the agreement, he warned Atkinson residents about a future layover site being built in Haverhill.
“We certainly run the risk of a layover station being built in Haverhill near the town line of Atkinson,” he said. “You might find that layover station has more of an impact on the citizens of Atkinson than this one and you will have less input into that one.”