|For Immediate Release
October 20, 2011
Public Information Office
|I-93 Southbound Lane Shift Onto New Roadway At Exit 3 In Windham
Southbound Night Work On October 24 And 25
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned opening of a new section of southbound lanes on Interstate 93 at Exit 3 in Windham.
Traffic will be shifted onto the two-mile section of recently completed highway just south of the new Exit 3 off-ramp entrance. The southbound on-ramp will be extended to provide adequate distance for vehicles to accelerate to highway speeds before merging into traffic. This new traffic pattern improves the safety and capacity of the interchange, removes two red-list bridges from service, and will minimize recurring traffic backups during the southbound morning commute.
Traffic on the southbound lanes will be shifted during the night on Monday, October 24, 2011. Temporary lane closures will be required at various locations on I-93 southbound throughout the Exit 3 area. Lane closures will take place between the hours of 7:00 pm and 5:00 am on Monday and Tuesday nights. Southbound on-ramp traffic will be detoured between the hours of 7:00 pm and 5:00 am each night. During the ramp closure, motorists on Route 111 seeking to go south on I-93 will be directed to take I-93 northbound and reverse direction at Exit 4.
This project is part of the construction of a new I-93 roadway in the vicinity of Exit 3. George Cairns of Windham, New Hampshire is the general contractor for the $26 million project, which is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2011.