|For Immediate Release
December 9, 2013
Public Information Office
|Removal of Exact Change Lanes at the Dover And Rochester Tolls on the Spaulding Turnpike
Removal of the "Exact Change Lanes," also known as the Automatic Coin Machine (ACM) lanes, at the Dover and Rochester Toll Plazas on the Spaulding Turnpike due to the increasing growth of E-ZPass traffic and underutilization of the ACM lanes.
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned removal of the “Exact Change Lanes,” also known as the Automatic Coin Machine (ACM) lanes, at the Dover and Rochester Toll Plazas on the Spaulding Turnpike due to the increasing growth of E-ZPass traffic and underutilization of the ACM lanes. The changeover of equipment involving the removal of the coin baskets and ACM’s and adding new equipment will begin on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at both plazas. The changeover and opening of the lanes should be completed by Friday, December 13.
With this change, all dedicated “E-ZPass Only” lanes will be located to the left of the Toll Plazas with “Cash/E-ZPass” (toll attendant) lanes to the right. This will allow the plazas to operate two dedicated E-ZPass only lanes in each direction. The advance overhead signs and Toll Plaza signs will be changed Wednesday night at both plazas.
Electronic message signs will be used in advance of the Toll Plazas to inform motorists of the change in the plaza layout. Motorists are reminded that toll attendants cross lanes frequently and that extreme caution is urged when traveling through any toll lane that accepts E-ZPass.
Those interested in New Hampshire’s E-ZPass program can enroll on the internet at www.ezpassnh.com, sign up by phone at 1-877-643-9727, or visit one of three E-ZPass walk-in centers in Nashua off the FE Everett Turnpike Exit 6, Hooksett off I-93 Exit 11, and Portsmouth off the Spaulding Turnpike Exit 1.