NASCAR weekend prompts traffic changes on area roads

  • Crowds disperse at the conclusion of the ISM Connect 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon in 2017. Elizabeth Frantz / Monitor file

Monitor staff
Published: 7/17/2019 4:52:26 PM

As happens during every major race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, traffic will be altered this weekend on parts of Interstate 93, I-393 and state Route 106 in Concord and Laconia for the Foxwoods 301 NASCAR race Sunday. Nearly 86,000 spectators and 33,000 vehicles are expected to attend.

According to the Department of Transportation, changes Sunday include:

■I-93 Exit 12S southbound on-ramp from N.H. 3A will be closed from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Motorists will be directed to reverse direction at Exit 13. Special measures will be used on I-93 from approximately 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On I-93 from Exit 15 to Exit 12, the right shoulder will be used as a third southbound travel lane.

■The I-393 eastbound off-ramp to I-93 south will be closed from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. The I-93 Exit 14 southbound off-ramp and the I-93 Exit 15E southbound off-ramp to I-393 will be closed from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

■The I-393 Exit 1 westbound on-ramp from Fort Eddy Road will be closed from approximately 3 to 9 p.m. At the I-393 and I-93 interchange, the I-93 northbound off-ramp to I-393 west (Exit 15W) will be closed from approximately 3 to 9 p.m.

■Between 3:30 p.m. and approximately 10:30 p.m., Route 106 will be closed to northbound traffic from I-393 in Concord to NHMS. Motorists using Clough Hill Road, Voted Road, Beck Road, Shaker Road, Soucook Lane, Goshen Drive, Route 129, East Cooper Street, Hemlock Hill Drive, Chichester Road, Staniels Road, and Autumn Drive will be able to enter Route 106, but only for southbound travel.

■From approximately 3:30 to 10:30 p.m., the I-393 Exit 3 eastbound off-ramp will be open to southbound Route 106 traffic only, and the northbound 106 travel lane will be closed. The I-393 Exit 3 westbound off-ramp will be closed to all traffic.

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