Holiday traffic indicates increase in visitors to NH
CONCORD — Traffic through the state’s turnpike system in the four-day Labor Day weekend increased over last year’s numbers, according to the state Bureau of Turnpikes.
“It’s a positive sign that roads were busy and traffic through the tolls was up for the holiday weekend, when in recent years it has been relatively flat,” said Bill Boynton, spokesperson for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
Traffic through the New Hampshire turnpike system was up 3.6 percent on average for the four day Labor Day Weekend holiday, according to a news release. There were 1,353,707 vehicles through the tolls for the four day weekend with Monday showing the highest increase over last year at 6.8 percent.
“Welcome Information Centers around the state reported that they were busy greeting guests all weekend long,” said Lori Harnois, director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development. “We saw visitors from around the world including Germany, Poland and Canada, as well as New York, New Jersey and New England.”
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