For Immediate Release
Posted: November 29, 2022


Andrew Silovich, P.E., Construction Bureau
(603) 724-0273
Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495

Intermittent Nighttime Ramp Closures at Exit 19 on I-89 in Lebanon

The work will require the nighttime closing of the Exit 19 northbound on/off-ramp and southbound on-ramp between the hours of 8:00 pm and 6:00 am over three days.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the intermittent temporary closure of the I-89 Exit 19 northbound on/off-ramp as well as the I-89 southbound on-ramp starting the night of Monday, December 5, 2022, to make drainage improvements on the ramps.

Construction is anticipated to be completed over three nights. The northbound off-ramp is scheduled for closure on Monday night, December 5, 2022, the northbound on-ramp on Tuesday night, December 6, 2022, and the southbound off-ramp on Wednesday night, December 7, 2022. The work schedule is weather dependent and may start or finish later in the week. Motorist should be aware that at no time will more than one of the on/off ramps be closed at a time.  A detour utilizing temporary construction signs will be put in place directing traffic to use either I-89 northbound /southbound Exit 18 or 20 to reverse directions to access one of the open ramps at Exit 19. In the event work progresses more rapidly than expected it may be possible to close a second ramp at night to minimize the number of nights the crew is on-site. In the event this occurs the original ramp closure will be reopened, and the detour relocated prior to closing the second ramp.

Crews have finished the reconstruction of the Exit 19 northbound on- and off-ramps and have also completed the rehabilitation work on the I-89 northbound bridge over the Mascoma River. Work will resume on the I-89 northbound bridge over US Route 4 and will continue into the summer of 2023. Traffic will remain in the current configuration until the work on the bridge over US Route 4 is complete.

Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.