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For Immediate Release
September 11, 2019
Mike Dugas. Highway Safety Engineer (603) 271-2604
Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer (603) 271-6495
Night Time Lane Closure on Route 4 In Chichester
East-Bound Lane Closure to Allow for Roadway Painting on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 6:00pm to 6:00am

The State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned closure of the east-bound turning lane on Route 4 in Chichester, NH beginning east of Bailey Road and continuing east through the intersection of Route 4 and King Road during the hours of 6:00pm to 6:00am on Sunday, September 15th through Monday, September 16th, 2019. During these hours, the roadway will be reduced to one lane travel in either direction and the eastbound passing lane will be closed. Please travel with caution and be mindful of road signage in the area.

This project is the result of a public safety concern which resulted in a comprehensive traffic study conducted by NHDOT. Factors considered in this study were:

  • Traffic Volumes
  • Crash History
  • Speed - With a focus on eastbound truck speed

Results of this study were presented at a Public Official/Public Information Meeting held in Chichester, NH on September, 10, 2019. At that time NHDOT presented their findings and recommendations. As a result of that meeting, the following changes in lane use will be implemented beginning Monday, September, 16, 2019.

The East-Bound Passing Lane will be converted to a Two-Way Left Turn Lane beginning east of Bailey Road and continuing east to the intersection of King Road and Route 4 in the town of Chichester, NH.

The purpose of this change will be to provide a refuge for left-turning vehicles waiting for a safe gap in on-coming 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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