New Hampshire Route 125

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New Hampshire Route 125 marker

New Hampshire Route 125
Map of southeastern New Hampshire with NH 125 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length: 51.97 mi[1] (83.64 km)
Major junctions
South end: Route 125 in Haverhill, MA
  NH 101 in Epping
US 4 in Lee
Spaulding Turnpike / NH 16 in Rochester
US 202 / NH 11 in Rochester
North end: NH 16 / NH 153 in Wakefield
Location
Counties: Rockingham, Strafford, Carroll
Highway system
NH 124 NH 126

New Hampshire Route 125 (abbreviated NH 125) is a 51.97-mile (83.64 km) long north–south state highway in Rockingham and Strafford counties in southeastern New Hampshire. It runs from Plaistow to just north of Milton. Although most of the road consists of only two lanes, NH 125 is a major north–south highway with heavy truck and tourist traffic, especially in the summer months, when the road is used as an alternate route between Interstate 495 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and the Spaulding Turnpike in Rochester.

The northern terminus of NH 125 is in the village of Union (town of Wakefield) at New Hampshire Route 16, just beyond 125's junction with NH 153. The southern terminus is in Plaistow at the Massachusetts state line, where the road continues southward as MA Route 125.

In the Rochester-Milton area, the road parallels the Spaulding Turnpike and is known as Milton Road in Rochester and White Mountain Highway in Milton. The Epping-Lee-Barrington section is known as the Calef Highway, named after Senator Austin L. Calef who owned the locally famous Calef's Store in Barrington.[citation needed]

The road between Epping and East Barrington (the intersection of Route 125 and Route 9) was built on the grade of the Boston and Maine Railroad's Worcester, Nashua and Portland Division, opened by the Nashua and Rochester Railroad in 1876.

Route description[edit]

Going north, Route 125 continues from Haverhill, MA into Plaistow, NH. Route 125 goes directly north, without going east or west much. It has concurrency with Routes 107 and 111. Then it crosses Route 101 at exit 7. After that, it crosses US 4. Then it closely follows Route 16 and parallels the Maine border, until it ends at Routes 153 and 16 in Wakefield.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Rockingham Plaistow 0.00 0.00 Route 125 (Plaistow Road)
NH 121A (Main Street)
Massachusetts state border; southern terminus of NH 125.
Southern terminus of NH 121A.
2.3 3.7 NH 121A (Main Street) – Plaistow, East Hampstead
Kingston 7.4 11.9 NH 111 west (Danville Road) – Salem, Nashua Southern terminus of NH 111/125 concurrency.
9.1 14.6 NH 107 south (Depot Road) – East Kingston Southern terminus of NH 107/111/125 concurrency.
To NH 107A.
10.2 16.4 NH 111 east (Exeter Road) – Exeter Northern terminus of NH 107/111/125 concurrency.
10.7 17.2 NH 107 north (Marshall Road) – Fremont, Raymond Northern terminus of NH 107/125 concurrency.
Brentwood 13.0 20.9 NH 111A (Middle Road) – Fremont, Exeter
Epping 16.4 26.4 NH 101 – Exeter, Hampton, Raymond, Manchester NH 101 Exit 7.
17.2 27.7 NH 27 (Water Street/Exeter Road) – Epping
18.9 30.4 NH 87 (Hedding Road) – Hedding, Newfields Western terminus of NH 87.
20.7 33.3 NH 155 (Lee Hill Road) – Lee, Durham Southern terminus of NH 155.
Strafford Lee 22.0 35.4 NH 152 (Harvey Mill Road/Wadleigh Falls Road) – Nottingham, Newmarket
26.1 42.0 US 4 (Concord Road) – Durham, Dover, Portsmouth, Northwood, Concord Lee Traffic Circle
Barrington 30.6 49.2 NH 9 (Franklin Pierce Highway/Littleworth Road) – Concord, Dover
Rochester 35.6 57.3 Spaulding Turnpike / NH 16 – Dover, Portsmouth, Boston, Alton, Ossipee, Sanford ME Exit 12 (Spaulding Turnpike/NH 16).
37.0 59.5 NH 108 south (South Main Street)
NH 202A west (South Main Street)
Northern terminus of NH 108.
Eastern terminus of NH 202A.
39.2 63.1 US 202 / NH 11 (Highland Street) – Concord, Alton, East Rochester, Sanford ME Interchange; to Spaulding Turnpike / NH 16 – Portsmouth, Conway
Milton 43.8 70.5 NH 75 (Farmington Road) – Farmington Eastern terminus of NH 75.
To Spaulding Turnpike / NH 16 – Portsmouth, Conway
50.2 80.8 Spaulding Turnpike / NH 16 – Rochester, Portsmouth, Ossipee, Conway Exit 18 (Spaulding Turnpike/NH 16).
Northern terminus of the Spaulding Turnpike.
Carroll Wakefield 51.7 83.2 NH 153 south (Middleton Hill Road) Southern terminus of NH 125/NH 153 concurrency.
51.97 83.64 NH 16 (White Mountain Highway) – Ossipee, Rochester
NH 153 north (Wakefield Road) – Sanbornville
Northern terminus of NH 125.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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