|For Immediate Release
September 28, 2011
Public Information Office
|New Southbound Off-Ramp To Open On I-93 At Exit 3 In Windham
Southbound Night Work Continues Through October 7, 2011
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the opening of the new southbound off-ramp on Interstate 93 at Exit 3 in Windham. The new off-ramp alignment improves safety and reduces congestion by allowing exiting vehicles to slow down in advance of the ramp, outside of the flow of mainline traffic, and eliminates the existing tight radius loop ramp at the bottom of a steep downgrade that challenged drivers during winter driving conditions.
The new exit ramp will be opened during the night on Friday, September 30. The exit will be just south of the weigh station and north of the old exit. New signs and traffic lanes will guide vehicles through the area. A new traffic signal on NH Route 111 will help motorists turning onto and off of the ramps. The old off-ramp will be closed once the new ramp is opened.
Other associated project work will continue during the nights through Friday, October 7. The work will involve milling portions of the existing highway and repaving those areas, and paving other areas of the project. Temporary lane closures will be required on I-93 southbound from the southbound weigh station to the Exit 3 off-ramp and south of the Exit 3 on-ramp. Lane closure will take place between the hours of 7:00 pm and 5:00 am each night. This work is in preparation for a southbound mainline traffic shift onto the newly constructed bridges and roadway targeted for mid-November.