The Spaulding Turnpike segment of the Turnpike System extends from Portsmouth to Exit 18 in Milton. It is 33.2 miles in length and is the major north-south artery in the eastern corridor of the state.
This segment of the Turnpike System connects the Blue Star Turnpike (I-95) to NH 16 (the major roadway to northern New Hampshire in the eastern portion of the state), and it connects the major cities of eastern New Hampshire (Portsmouth, Dover and Rochester) as well as several major highways (US 4, NH 16, NH 125, and I-95).
The Spaulding Turnpike has two toll plazas located at Dover and Rochester, with a maintenance facility for the Spaulding Turnpike located at Dover. Maintenance on the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 16 to 18 is provided by the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Highway Maintenance and is billed to the Bureau of Turnpikes.
In addition, for the convenience of northbound Turnpike System patrons, a rest area with rest rooms and picnic facilities is provided at Hilton Park in Dover, New Hampshire.
|Dover Toll Plaza|
On Dover Toll's opening day, in 1956, the toll was 10 cents. Dover Toll is one of the two remaining, original Toll Plazas for class one vehicles. It is presently staffed with 12 full time and 20 part time employees. The current traffic record for one day is 52,600 vehicles set on August 17, 2007.
|Rochester Toll Plaza|
The Rochester Toll is the gateway to the lakes region and White Mountains. We're the northern-most toll in the state. We hold the record (that will not be broken as tokens are no longer used on the NH Turnpike) for most rolls of tokens sold by one attendant in a single shift!