The Manchester VA is planning a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a new veterans clinic in Somersworth.
The new clinic will be right across the parking lot from the current clinic on Route 108. Senator Maggie Hassan, Congressman-Elect Chris Pappas and Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard are among those scheduled to attend.
The new clinic will be more than twice the size of the current space and will offer more primary care, mental health, and telehealth services.
Manchester VA Medical Center Director Al Montoya says the new clinic will be ready by the end of next summer.
A task force looking at the future of the Manchester VA had recommended that the Somersworth and Portsmouth VA clinics be combined.
A spokesperson for the VA says they have no plans to close the Portsmouth clinic.