If you are planning to hit the roads this summer, you are not alone. More than 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation's roadways and skies this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, according to estimates by AAA.

If those numbers are met between July 1 and 5, that would make next weekend the second-highest traveled Independence Day holiday in history as 2019 broke records.

It's already busy on the roadways with paving, construction and maintenance projects.

You may want to remember to leave early or plan to arrive at your destination later than expected, as one Dover woman who got caught on I-95 North Thursday night found out.

She was heading toward the Portsmouth traffic circle and planned to take Route 16 home. After getting stuck in traffic, she realized there was a paving project going on, and lanes on I-95 were shut down.

Then she saw this:

Courtesy of Christine Sieks
Courtesy Photo

The woman said on Friday that if she had known she would be experiencing a one-hour delay to get between the Hampton tolls and the Portsmouth traffic circle, she would have chosen a different route.

Officials at the NH Department of Transportation did share that the north right two lanes were being worked on using social media. They have multiple Twitter accounts they use to inform the public and post real-time traffic alerts.

People can sign up for their Twitter alerts.

This is posted on the NH DOT's website for drivers to refer to before they get into their vehicles:

-To view current traffic conditions and highway incidents, road work zones, and to sign up for MyTrip Alerts, please visit New England 511.

-To receive Twitter alerts for a specific NH highway please follow one of these Twitter feeds: Everett TurnpikeI-293I-89I-93I-95NH 101, other NH Routes (Rt 4, 9,/202, etc), and the Spaulding Turnpike.

-To receive NHDOT messages regarding upcoming public meetings and construction please follow the NHDOT on Facebook, or sign up for NHDOT emails.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.

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