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N.H. D.O.T. Prepares For Loudon Race

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is gearing up for its annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Loudon, and drivers should be prepared to adjust their travel routes on local roads. Sunday's race will bring about 37,000 extra drivers to state highways. N.H. Dept. of Transportation Public Information Officer Bill Boynton says that officials are prepared.

“One of the biggest innovations we did several years ago which has made a big difference, the so-called ‘Borrow-A-Lane’ that we do through Concord. What we did was essentially borrow a northbound lane when the race ended to allow for southbound traffic, and the ‘Borrow-A-Lane’ has been very successful.”

Boynton says that in recent years, veteran race-goers arrived earlier and left later to avoid gridlock. D.O.T. summer construction crews have also been advised to keep all lanes open on 93 this weekend.

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