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For Immediate Release
November 27, 2014
Jay Levine
Construction Bureau
(603) 419-0665
Bill Boynton
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495
Northbound I-93 Bridge Demolition at Exit 2 in Salem
NH 97/Pelham Rd. Traffic Detours and Lane Closures

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces night work associated with the construction of the Exit 2 Interstate 93 bridges in Salem. Bridge demolition operations for the old I-93 northbound bridge over Pelham Road will take place on the nights of Monday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 2, 2014, weather permitting.

Construction operations will require traffic on NH Route 97/Pelham Road to be detoured from approximately 8:00 pm to 6:00 am each night. This detour will be in place to prevent traffic from traveling under the existing bridges while the old bridge is being removed. The detour route for NH 97/Pelham Road will be South Policy Road to Lowell Road to Stiles Road. No impacts to I-93 are anticipated.

Message boards and detour signing will be in place to assist motorists through the detour. 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 bridge being removed will be the last remaining “Red Listed” bridge along the Salem-Manchester corridor. The general contractor for the $41 million project is George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc., of Windham, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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