New England Interstate Route 28

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New England Route 28 marker

New England Route 28
Route information
Length: 237.13 mi (381.62 km)
Massachusetts: 151.93 mi (244.51 km)
New Hampshire: 85.20 mi (137.12 km)
Existed: 1922 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 6.svgMA Route 6A.svg US 6/Route 6A in Eastham, MA
  I-195.svg I-195 in Wareham, MA
MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Boston, MA
I-93.svg I-93 in Medford, MA
I-95.svg I-95 in Reading, MA
I-495.svg I-495 in Andover, MA
NH Route 101.svg NH Route 101 in Manchester, NH
North end: NH Route 16.svg NH Route 16 in Ossipee, NH
Highway system
New England road marking system

New England Route 28 (NE-28) was a 180-mile (290 km) north–south New England Interstate Route from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts (at NE-3) to Ossipee, New Hampshire (at NE-16) via Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire. The portion in Massachusetts has since been extended east into Cape Cod (along the original alignment of NE-3) and currently ends at the Orleans Rotary in the town of Orleans with US 6 and Route 6A.

The 1922 plan originally had NE-28 ending in Bethel, Maine. North of Ossipee, the original route followed current New Hampshire Route 16 (NE-16) to Conway, then U.S. Route 302 (NE-18) to Fryeburg, Maine, and then State Route 5 to Bethel. There have been some minor realignments over the years, particularly in urban areas, but the original route remains mostly intact. NE-28 parallels Route 25/I-495 from Bourne, Massachusetts to Bridgewater; Route 24 from Bridgewater to Quincy; and I-93 from Quincy to Manchester, New Hampshire.

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