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June 21, 2013

Traffic patterns to change near Route 107 bridge

SEABROOK — Traffic patterns on the local portion of Route 107 and the southbound I-95 off-ramp at Exit 1 are about to change due to the state’s project to widen the bridge that spans the highway.

During night work next week, the N.H. Department of Transportation will place temporary traffic signals on Route 107 and the I-95 southbound off-ramp and change Route’s 107’s traffic pattern from Route 1 to Batchelder Road.

This night work will take place between 7 p.m., Thursday, June 27, and 6 p.m., Friday, June 28.

This traffic pattern will be in effect during the next construction phase of the project that is rehabilitating and widening the Route 107 bridge over I-95. The temporary traffic signals at the I-95 Exit 1 southbound off-ramp will eventually become permanent once all work is completed between Route 1 and Batchelder Road. The estimated completion date of the project is June 2014.

Crews will also be on I-95 Wednesday night, June 26, and Thursday morning, June 27, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. to work on the Route 107 overpass. Lane closures will be in effect throughout the evening at various times and intervals.

When completed, the bridge will be widened to two lanes in each direction, with sidewalks along side. R.S. Audley, Inc. of Bow, N.H., is the general contractor for the $6.4 million project.

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