New Hampshire Route 27

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New Hampshire Route 27 marker

New Hampshire Route 27
Map of New Hampshire Route 27
Map of southeastern New Hampshire with NH 27 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length: 37.59 mi[1] (60.50 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 3 / NH 28 in Hooksett
  NH 101 in Exeter / Hampton
US 1 in Hampton
East end: NH 1A in Hampton Beach
Location
Counties: Merrimack, Rockingham
Highway system
NH 26 NH 28
NH 101A NH Route 101B.svgNH Route 101C.svg NH 101D

New Hampshire Route 27 (abbreviated NH 27) is a 37.59-mile (60.50 km) long east–west highway in southeastern New Hampshire. The western terminus of NH 27 is in Hooksett at U.S. Route 3 and New Hampshire Route 28 north of Manchester. The eastern terminus is in Hampton Beach at New Hampshire Route 1A, which runs along the New Hampshire coastline adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.

NH 27 is not generally used as a through route due to the presence of the New Hampshire Route 101 expressway, which NH 27 parallels for its entire length. However, NH 27 does service many of the communities which NH 101 bypasses.

History[edit]

Hooksett to Candia[edit]

NH Route 101.svg
NH Route 101B.svg

Most of NH 27 between Hooksett and Raymond was part of NH 101 until the 1980s, when NH 101 was moved onto a new four-lane expressway to the south. The old surface alignment of NH 101 was redesignated NH 101B from Hooksett to the intersection with NH 43 in Candia. The entirety of NH 101B was eventually renumbered NH 27, although many maps show both designations west of NH 43.



Candia to Raymond[edit]

The section of NH 27 between NH 43 in Candia (the former eastern terminus of NH 101B) and the eastern terminus of the NH 27/New Hampshire Route 107 concurrency in Raymond is part of New Hampshire Route 101 Business, although this segment is not signed as such in the field.

Raymond to Hampton Beach[edit]

NH Route 101C.svg

In the late 1990s, the NH 101 expressway between exit 5 (NH 107) in Raymond and exit 9 near Exeter was completed, allowing NH 101 to shift from its surface alignment between Raymond and Exeter to the freeway. NH 27 was then extended eastward from Raymond along the former routing of NH 101 to NH 108 in Exeter. Additionally, the routing of NH 101C, which ran from NH 108 east along what is now NH 27 to NH 1A in Hampton Beach, was usurped by NH 27, extending NH 27 to its current location.

The NH 101C designation was changed in 1990 due to confusion between NH 101C, NH 101D in Exeter and North Hampton, and NH 101E in Hampton. NH 101D is now the easternmost part of NH 111 while NH 101E remains but is poorly signed.[2]

Route description[edit]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Merrimack Hooksett 0.00 0.00 US 3 / NH 28 (Hooksett Road) – Hooksett, Manchester Western terminus of NH 27
0.3 0.5 NH 28 Bypass (Londonderry Turnpike) – Auburn, Derry
Rockingham Candia 8.3 13.4 NH 43 (Main Street/Deerfield Road) to NH 101 – Deerfield, Northwood
Raymond 11.9 19.2 NH 107 north (Deerfield Road) – Deerfield, Epsom Western end of NH 27/107 concurrency
15.7 25.3 NH 156 north (Nottingham Road) – Nottingham Southern terminus of NH 156
15.8 25.4 NH 107 south (Freetown Road) to NH 101 / NH 102 – Fremont, Chester Eastern end of NH 27/107 concurrency
Epping 20.8 33.5 NH 125 (Calef Highway) to NH 101 – Lee, Brentwood
Brentwood 23.3 37.5 To NH 101 / North Road
Exeter 26.3 42.3 NH 101 (Exeter-Hampton Expressway) – Manchester, Hampton NH 101 exit 9
27.6 44.4 NH 111A west (Brentwood Road) – Brentwood, Danville Western terminus of NH 27/111A concurrency
28.4 45.7 NH 85 north (Water Street) – Newfields Southern terminus of NH 85
28.6 46.0 NH 108 south / NH 111 west (Front Street) – Kingston, East Kingston Eastern terminus of NH 111A
Western terminus of NH 27/108/111 concurrency
28.9 46.5 NH 108 north (Portsmouth Avenue) – Stratham, Newmarket Eastern end of NH 27/108 concurrency
29.9 48.1 NH 88 west (Holland Way) to NH 108 – Exeter, Stratham Western terminus of NH 27/88/111 concurrency
30.0 48.3 NH 88 east (Hampton Falls Road) – Hampton Falls Eastern terminus of NH 27/88/111 concurrency
31.3 50.4 NH 111 east (North Hampton Road) to NH 101 – North Hampton Eastern end of NH 27/111 concurrency
Hampton 33.9 54.6 NH 101 (Exeter-Hampton Expressway) to I‑95 – Portsmouth, Manchester NH 101 exit 13
35.3 56.8 US 1 (Lafayette Road) – Portsmouth, Seabrook
37.6 60.5 NH 1A (Ocean Boulevard) – Hampton Beach, Rye Eastern terminus of NH 27
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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