Spaulding Turnpike Traffic Heads Up
The good news is it's the final phase of construction in this area.
Construction has started on the final roadway project on the Newington-Dover corridor of the Spaulding Turnpike, according to the N.H. Department of Transportation. This project involves widening the turnpike from the Woodbury Avenue interchange to a point 3,000 feet north of the Dover Toll Plaza.
The construction will create eight lanes between exits 3 and 6 on the turnpike and provide the final roadway match to the new Little Bay Bridges.
Work will also include reconstruction of the Exit 6 interchange, including replacement of the Route 4 Bridge, construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Route 4 and Boston Harbor Road, improvements to Dover Point Road west and Boston Harbor Road, and construction of soundwalls from the Little Bay Bridge to a point north of the toll plaza.
Work scheduled for 2016 includes the establishment of staging areas, clearing operations, construction of erosion control measures, and construction of roadway widening and embankments in the Exit 6 area to facilitate construction of the new Route 4 bridge, and partial soundwall construction.
Motorists should expect daily construction activity next to the roadway in this area with construction vehicles entering and exiting the work area on a regular basis.