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For Immediate Release
February 11, 2021

Contact

Nancy Spaulding, P.E., Project Manager, Bureau of Turnpikes
(603) 485-3806
Eileen P. Meaney, Chief Communications Officer
(603) 271-6495

Rochester Combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting

NHDOT will Present the Plan to Convert the Existing Dover and Rochester Tolls to All Electronic Tolling

Arrangements have been made by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to hold a Combined Public Officials/Public Informational Meeting to discuss the NHDOT plan to convert the existing Dover and Rochester Tolls to All Electronic Tolling (AET).

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the NHDOT will conduct the meeting virtually via Zoom. Presentation materials and the meeting link are located on the NHDOT website: https://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/doverrochester29440/index.htm.

To attend the Zoom Meeting from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or an Android device please go to:

https://zoom.us/j/92174364041?pwd=bklHNmN0QjQzTGNieUlPNS9GRlVudz09

Passcode: 320399 required for entry.

Or join by phone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 975 9544 6064

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abobomspnB

The project is located on the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) at the existing toll plazas in the Cities of Dover and Rochester. The existing Dover plaza is just to the north of the Exit 6 interchange and the Rochester plaza is located just to the south of the Exit 11/12 interchange. The two plazas are approximately 12 miles apart. This website (www.nhaet.com) contains additional information.

The project will convert the two existing traditional tollbooth plazas to All Electronic Tolling by erecting an overhead gantry 600 feet north of the existing tollbooths. The Dover location will introduce a third Southbound travel lane while the Northbound travel lane from the Q contract will be extended through the gantry and tapered to two lanes 2300 feet north of the gantry. The Rochester gantry will be constructed to allow for future third lane in each direction. The final layout will be two travel lanes in each direction. The two existing tollbooth plazas, as well as the administration buildings will be removed after the successful launch of AET at both locations. The Rochester location will construct two soundwalls for noise abatement.