|For Immediate Release
May 4, 2010
Traffic Management Center
Public Information Office
|NHDOT Expands Twitter Traffic Alerts To I-89 And I-95
Everett And Spaulding Turnpikes To Be Added On May 15
Instant traffic alerts via Twitter are now available for motorists on Interstates 89 and 95 in New Hampshire, and will soon be extended to the Everett and Spaulding Turnpikes.
Twitter is a widely known and accepted Web site that many states are using as part of their transportation management programs for notifying the public of critical traffic alerts. Twitter gives the NHDOT's Transportation Management Center the ability to notify travelers of real-time traffic and road conditions before they encounter a congested area by sending a text message directly to phones or e-mails, providing an immediate one-way notification to "followers" when an event occurs. Twitter alerts have been available for I-93 since February.
The NHDOT now has three active Twitter pages covering three major Interstate highways: NHDOTI93, NHDOTI89, and NHDOTI95. On May 15, 2010, the Traffic Management Center will activate two more Twitter pages: NHDOTSpaulding, to cover the Spaulding Turnpike from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle to Exit 18, and NHDOTEverett, to cover the F.E. Everett Turnpike from the Massachusetts border in Nashua to Manchester.
To view and/or sing up for the new Twitter accounts, go to the following web pages:
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation strongly encourages motorists to use this traffic alert service responsibly. "Know before you go" or have a passenger access the information.