Due to anticipated rain showers and high winds from Jose today and tomorrow in the seacoast area, the planned paving in the Seabrook Rest Area is being delayed one week. 

The Seabrook Rest Area was temporarily closed last night at 8 PM to perform milling operations in the truck parking lot, but will be reopened this morning at 8 AM and will remain open until 8 PM next Monday night September 25th

Beginning next Monday night 9/25 at 8 PM, we will again temporarily close the rest area in order to pave the trucking parking lot; mill and pave the front passenger vehicle lot; and mill and pave both the on and off ramps.  We should be able to shave 8 hours off of next week’s closure due to the milling that was completed last night in the truck parking lot.  We are anticipating a 48 hour closure to complete this work, but are requesting that the press release and public outreach be for a 60 hour closure from Monday 9/25 at 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM Thursday morning 9/28. 

A NH State Police Trooper was on site at 5 pm last night to assist NHDOT in advising the truckers of the 8 PM shutdown.  This worked well and we will do this again next Monday night.  Truckers who were due for a rest were advised of the truck stop at Exit 3 and were grateful for the notice.

If you have any questions at all about the ongoing or upcoming work, please feel free to contact NHDOT’s Contract Administrator Kevin Winn at (603) 818-1872 or myself at (603) 419-9340.  The 10 day forecast looks favorable. 

Thank you,


Nickie Hunter, P.E.

District Construction Engineer

NHDOT Bureau of Construction

Hazen Drive, Concord, NH  03302-0483

Cell: (603) 419-9340

Office:  (603) 271-2571



For Immediate Release

September 18, 2017

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE SEABROOK WELCOME CENTER ON I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES TONIGHT (9/18) AND FROM 9/25 AT 8:00 PM TO 9/28/17 AT 8:00 AM The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces that due to anticipated inclement weather, the schedule has changed for the planned temporary closure of the Seabrook Welcome Center on I-95 northbound, just south of Exit 1, to allow for paving work.

The Seabrook Welcome Center will now be closed to all traffic tonight (9/18) from 8:00 pm until 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 19.  The Seabrook Welcome Center will again be closed to all traffic from Monday, September 25 at 8:00 pm until Thursday September 28 at 8:00 am.  Any vehicles left in the Seabrook Welcome Center parking lot during these time periods will be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

This work will include milling and repaving of the entire Seabrook Welcome Center parking lot, including the construction of additional truck parking. It will also include storm drain repair and the restriping of truck and passenger vehicle parking spaces. The Seabrook Welcome Center was last paved in 2000.

This work is a part of the Seabrook-North Hampton-Rochester Eastern Turnpike resurfacing project. Brox Industries of Dracut, Massachusetts is the prime contractor of the $3.5 million project


Kevin Winn                 Construction Bureau,                           603-818-1872

Bill Boynton                Public Information Officer,                 603-271-6495

NH Department of Transportation

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Hurricane Victims Relief

In order to help aid communities damaged by Hurricane Irma, M&S Logistics, a member of NHMTA, has graciously donated a trailer for a collection site which will be parked in Candia, NH. Please see the attached letter with details of what is needed and where you can bring your donations.

The trailer will depart NH after 9/25 and the donated items will be distributed through disaster relief centers in Fort Myers, FL.

Anything you can do to help the victims would be appreciated.

New Training Schedules


Hazardous Materials – Tanks

September 21, 8:30 – 12:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

September 28, 8:30—12:30

CMVR for Managers

September 28, 1:00—3:30

CMVR for Drivers

October 20, 8:30—12:30

GPS and Hours of Service

October 26 (stay tuned)

Maintenance Records and Pre-trip

October 27, 8:30—12:30

Reasonable Suspicion

November 2, 9:00—11:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

November 2, 12:00—4:00

Contact for registration info

Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a Regional Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Irma for the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific aspects of the emergency relief, including direct assistance for the immediate restoration of essential services (such as electrical, sewer, water, and telecommunications) or essential supplies (such as food, water, medical supplies, and fuel).

An FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration continues to exist for Hurricane Harvey.  The Agency has created a special webpage – – containing resources, links and information for commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers. Additional content will be regularly added.

A second webpage – – has also been created containing resources, links and information for commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers. Additional content will be regularly added.

For a current list of regional and state-by-state Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits, see:

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Emergency Declaration HOS Waiver Issued by USDOT for Certain States in Anticipated Fuel Shortages due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

August 31, 2017

AMENDED REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA’s Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. Such emergency is in response to anticipated fuel shortages due to refinery delays and interruption of delivery through pipelines as a result of damage from Tropical Storm Harvey. Affected States and jurisdictions included in this Emergency Declaration are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency transporting fuel products into and from the above listed Affected States and jurisdictions are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein, including for any portion of the trip that occurs outside of the Affected States and jurisdictions.

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Vermont I-89 Bridge Work – Week of September 4th, 2017

I-89 Night Closures between Exit 8-Montpelier and Exit 9-Middlesex  Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM Crews will be setting the structural steel at night for the new bridge over the travel lanes of I-89 for the month of September.  For the safety of motorists traveling on I-89, VTrans will close I-89 at night, one direction at a time, between Exit 8 – Montpelier and Exit 9 – Middlesex.  

Northbound I-89 will be closed between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM this week: – Tuesday, September 5th, 2018 – Thursday, September 7th, 2017  – Between Exit 8-Montpelier and Exit 9-Middlesex Alternate Route during closures During the northbound closure periods, motorists will exit the interstate in Montpelier at Exit 8 and follow US 2-West to Middlesex and access I-89 northbound at Exit 9.  US 2 will be marked with signs as an alternate route.   Two-way traffic will be maintained on US 2 with occasional interruptions to allow equipment to access the site.  

Day Work I-89 southbound and US 2 will be reduced to one-lane at the project site during daytime work hours.  Motorists can expect delays.  Northbound will have a shoulder closure only during daytime work hours.  

Traffic –Traffic delays can be expected this week on US 2 and I-89.

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.  Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates and project photos are posted at