Spaulding Turnpike Could See Open-Road Tolling
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 25th by the NHDOT on the proposal at Dover City Hall 7pm.
The proposal is founded on the success of the Hampton Tolls and the Hookset tolls on Interstate 93.
Open road tolling allows drivers with the E-Z Pass to drive through the tolling area without having to go through a tollbooth, allowing, in theory, for less chance of back-ups at the tolls.
According to the DOT, the Aug. 25 session will update the public on the overall status of design and construction for the widening project. In addition to open-road tolling in Dover, two other topics are included in the discussion. The DOT will discuss a new DOT maintenance facility proposed in Newington and the proposed rehabilitation of the Gen. Sullivan Bridge to continue its use as a pedestrian access over Little Bay.
I'm in love with idea. I know the Hampton tolls still have back-ups on Saturdays, especially this time of year, but I love being able to cruise through the tolling area.