Here's a traffic head's up. If your commute takes you on Rt.108 through Newmarket or the Exit 5 area of the Spaulding Turnpike, you might be spending more time in your car.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has annouced the closing of Exit 5 northbound ramps on the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover for several months beginning on or around April 13th.

According to an article at Fosters.com:

"Motorists needing to access Wentworth Terrace and Hilton Park will be directed northbound to Exit 6W, and to a detour back to Boston Harbor Road and under the new Little Bay Bridge to get from the west side to the east side of the Turnpike. Southbound traffic needing to access Wentworth Terrace and Hilton Park, will be able to use Exit 6S and proceed to the signals at US Route 4/Boston Harbor Road."

As for you Rt.108 commuters, you can expect delays in Newmarket on Route 108 from Bay Road to Simons Lane.

The town is relacing an under-sized water main, and the project will reduce traffic to one lane. Drivers should expect delays Monday-Friday for three to four months.

Just crank the Shark during your commute. We'll keep you company with the best classic hits.

Happy motoring!