|For Immediate Release
June 8, 2011
Public Information Office
|Hooksett Toll Plaza To Move All Cash Transactions To The Right With E-Zpass Transactions To The Left
Aim Is To Reduce Traffic Weaving And Improve Throughput
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces reconfigurations of the lanes at the Hooksett Toll Plaza on the F.E. Everett Turnpike (I-93). Beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2011, cash customers will utilize the three right-most lanes only (north and southbound lanes 1-3). Lane 4, in both north and south directions, will be used as a cash lane for seasonal or event spikes in traffic and will be signed accordingly.
Approach signage on top of the plaza will clearly indicate the appropriate lanes to use for both cash and E-ZPass. Motorists are reminded that their E-ZPass transponders can be used in any lane while cash will only be accepted in the right-most lanes. The speed limit in E-ZPass lanes is 25 MPH and is enforced by State Police.
Motorists who inadvertently travel through the dedicated E-ZPass lanes on the left will receive an invoice in the mail reflecting the toll charge. They will have 30 days to make payment of the toll. Because it would be an inadvertent use of the lane, motorists can indicate such on the back of the invoice and the processing fee of $1 will be waived for a reasonable time following the June 14 switch.
To open an E-ZPass account and receive a 30% discount on all New Hampshire tolls, call 1-877-643-9727, visit one of our three Walk-In-Centers located in Hooksett, Nashua and Portsmouth (locations available online), or visit the E-ZPass website at www.ezpassnh.com.