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For Immediate Release
July 9, 2019
Richard Arcand, Program Specialist, 603-271-0799
Traffic Control Plans for the July 21st NASCAR Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon

Through the cooperative efforts of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, local officials, New Hampshire State Police and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), a comprehensive traffic control plan will once again be implemented on Sunday, July 21, 2019 for nearly 86,000 spectators and 33,000 vehicles expected to attend the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Race at the Loudon racetrack. Please note the race starts at 3:00 pm, with the period of maximum traffic congestion occurring in the late afternoon and early evening hours.

The traffic control measures planned for the July 21st race involving NH 106, I 393, and I 93 include:

I 93 Corridor

  1. The I-93 Exit 12S southbound on ramp from NH 3A will be closed from approximately 10:30am to 9:30 pm. Motorists will be directed to use I‑93 northbound to reverse direction at Exit13 (use northbound off ramp and turn left to southbound on ramp). Access to I‑89 is available at the NH3A/I‑89 intersection in Bow.
  2. Special measures will be used on I‑93 from approximately 11:00am to 9:30pm on July21, 2019. Three southbound travel lanes will be provided for five miles on I‑93 from Exit15 (I‑393) to south of Exit12. This will be accomplished by using the right shoulder as a third southbound travel lane. As traffic approaches Exit15 from the north, traffic from I‑393 west will be received on the shoulder as a new lane. All southbound I‑93 traffic destined for I‑89 or Exits12&13 should use the shoulder travel lane after the Exit15 interchange.
  3. The I‑393 eastbound off ramp to I‑93 south will be closed from approximately 10:45am to 9:15pm. Motorists attempting to use the ramp will be diverted to Stickney Avenue from which they can access I‑93 south at Exit14.
  4. The I‑93 Exit14 southbound off ramp and the I‑93 Exit15E southbound off ramp to I‑393 eastbound will be closed from approximately 10:45am to 9:15pm. Motorists will be directed to use Exit15W to reach Exit14 destinations and use Exit 16 to reach I‑393 eastbound.
  5. The I‑393 Exit1 westbound on ramp from Fort Eddy Road will be closed from approximately 3:00pm to 9:00pm.
  6. At the I‑393 and I‑93 interchange, the I‑93 northbound off ramp to I‑393 west (Exit15W) will be closed from approximately 3:00pm to 9:00pm.
  7. Special measures on I‑393 westbound will also be in effect at Exit15 to enhance access to I‑93 southbound. From approximately 3:15pm to 9:00pm, the loop ramp for this movement will provide two lanes of traffic. The two lanes will be merged onto the I‑93 southbound shoulder travel lane.

NH 106 Corridor

  1. On race day morning, NH106 will be two lanes northbound and one lane southbound from I‑393 to the intersection of Goshen Drive. There will be three lanes northbound and one lane southbound from there to the NHMS south access road.
  2. Between 3:30pm and approximately 10:30pm, NH106 will be closed to northbound traffic from I‑393 in Concord to NHMS. During this time, three temporary southbound lanes will be provided on NH106. For safety reasons, the intersections of the following roads with NH106 will be closed during the one-way conversion: Josiah Bartlett Road, Wales Bridge Road, South Village Road, Sheep Rock Road, Currier Road, North Village Road, Clough Pond Road, Mudgett Hill Road, and Hollow Root Road.

    Motorists using Clough Hill Road, Voted Road, Beck Road, Shaker Road, Soucook Lane, Goshen Drive, NH129, East Cooper Street, Hemlock Hill Drive, Chichester Road, Staniels Road, and Autumn Drive will be able to enter NH106, but only for southbound travel. During the approximately seven hour period, NH106 is limited to one-way southbound traffic. Safety vehicles will be stationed at four strategic locations to respond to emergency calls.
  3. NH106 in Belmont will again be made one-way northbound between the Concord Street/NH106 intersection and the intersection of NH140 and NH106. This section of roadway will be converted to a temporary two lane one-way northbound roadway between approximately 4:00pm and 10:30pm. On NH106, two northbound left turn lanes and one thru/right lane will be provided at the NH140 intersection. Southbound NH106 traffic will be detoured onto NH140 west to Concord Street, and then back onto NH106. North Main Street will be temporarily closed. All other streets in Belmont will continue normal operations.
  4. From approximately 3:30pm to 10:30pm, the I‑393 Exit3 eastbound off ramp will be open to southbound NH 106 traffic only, and the northbound106 travel lane will be closed. The I‑393 Exit3 westbound off ramp will be closed to all traffic.

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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