|For Immediate Release
October 8, 2013
Public Information Office
|Temporary Southbound I-93 on Ramp Opening in Salem
Exit 2 Interchange with Pelham Road and I-93
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the opening of the new temporary southbound on-ramp located at the Exit 2 interchange with Pelham Road and Interstate 93. Work crews anticipate opening the ramp on Friday, October 11, 2013, weather permitting.
Construction operations will require motorists traveling on Pelham Road eastbound to be in the right lane while traveling towards the intersection in order to access I-93 southbound. Motorists traveling westbound will need to be in the left lane to access I-93 southbound. Both of these traffic movements are the opposite of what is currently in place. The new on-ramp will merge with I-93 south of the new interchange instead of the current location north of the existing bridge.
Message boards and new signing along Pelham Road will be in place to assist motorists with the new traffic configuration. Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.
This work is part of the I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 2. The general contractor for the $41 million project is George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc., of Windham, New Hampshire.