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For Immediate Release
May 25, 2015
Jim Hersey
Construction Bureau
(603) 662-6173
Bill Boynton
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495
Northbound Traffic Shift Onto New Little Bay Bridge
Major Traffic Impacts AnticipatedoOn June 3 and 4

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a major traffic shift is planned on the Spaulding Turnpike in Newington-Dover with the switching of northbound traffic onto the new Little Bay Bridge.

This northbound traffic change between Exit 3 and Exit 6 is expected to significantly impact traffic on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, 2015. In the event of rain, the schedule will shift to June 4 and 5.

The northbound traffic change work will begin at approximately 9:00 pm on June 3. The majority of the work will involve pavement removal, new paving, marking lane lines, and setting portable concrete barrier. It is anticipated that the full traffic shift will take at least nine hours to complete.

Lane closures will be in place in order to complete the work. State Police and message boards will be used to alert the traffic to the restricted driving conditions. Temporary light towers will be used to light work areas. Motorists traveling northbound on June 4 and June 5 should expect delays.

At the conclusion of the traffic change, two lanes of northbound traffic will be restored and will then be traveling over the new Little Bay Bridge, connecting in Dover to the current traffic pattern north of Exit 5. The Exit 4 northbound ramps will be reconfigured the new alignment in the coming weeks.

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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