For Immediate Release
Posted: March 25, 2024


Alan G. Hanscom, PE, State Maintenance Engineer
(603) 271-2693
Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
(603) 271-6495

Travel Advisory for the Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024

Potentially heavy traffic after the event may impact travel in Coos County.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), local officials, New Hampshire State Police, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), are encouraging all visitors to Coos county on Monday, April 8, 2024 to stay on the state highways to reach the eclipse viewing venues and for their return trip home. 

Some secondary highways and local roads were not designed to handle large volumes of traffic, and springtime in the north country can bring frost heaves and very soft shoulders.

Traffic generated by the solar eclipse will impact roads throughout New Hampshire. Please obey all officers assisting with traffic control as well as all signs and traffic control devices.  Be prepared for slow travel heading south after the eclipse on Monday evening. 

Official NH travel information will be posted to the NHDOT Facebook and Twitter social media pages, and motorists are encouraged to visit for real-time traffic information for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. 

Residents and visitors with questions should email the NH Joint Information Center at or call (603) 223-6169.  Visitors seeking event information should visit