|For Immediate Release
June 11, 2012
Public Information Office
|Night Work on Interstate 93 Southbound in Salem
Traffic Shift at Exit 1 Will Require Lane Closures
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation anticipates the use of nighttime lane closures in Salem on Interstate 93 southbound between the Exit 2 and the Massachusetts state line. This work is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am on Saturday (6/16). This night work is weather dependent and will be postponed if poor weather conditions occur.
Motorists using I-93 southbound in the area between Exit 2 and the state line in Salem during these hours can expect minor traffic delays. Uniformed officers and traffic control devices will be used to assist motorists through the work zone. Motorists using I-93 southbound in this area and the Exit 1 southbound on and off Ramps in Salem can expect to be traveling in new traffic patterns during and after this work is completed and should stay alert for the changes.
This lane closure work is required to complete a traffic shift onto a new portion of southbound Interstate 93. The 1.5-mile portion of new and interim interstate begins near the south end of the existing bridge over NH 38 (Lowell Road) and continues to a point 2,000 feet north of the state line. It includes interim tie-ins for the Exit 1 southbound on and off ramps. This traffic pattern will be utilized for approximately two months until the phase 2A construction of southbound Interstate 93 is completed.
This work is part of the $30.5 million I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 1. The general contractor is Middlesex Corporation of Littleton, Massachusetts.