New Hampshire Route 108

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New Hampshire Route 108 marker Route 108 marker

New Hampshire Route 108
Map of New Hampshire Route 108
Map of southeastern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts with NH 108 highlighted in solid red and with MA 108 highlighted in dotted red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length: 42.430 mi[1] (68.284 km)
Major junctions
South end: Route 110 in Haverhill, MA
North end: NH 125 / NH 202A in Rochester
Counties: Essex (MA), Rockingham, Strafford
Highway system
NH 107A NH 109
Route 107 MA Route 109

New Hampshire Route 108 is a 42.430-mile-long (68.284 km) north–south state highway in Rockingham and Strafford counties in southeastern New Hampshire. The southern terminus of NH 108 is at the Massachusetts state line in Plaistow. The northern terminus is at an intersection with New Hampshire Route 125 and New Hampshire Route 202A in downtown Rochester.

At its southern end, NH 108 connects to Massachusetts Route 108, a very short state route which continues south for 0.91 miles (1.46 km) to Massachusetts Route 110 in Haverhill.[2]

NH 108 is notable in being one of two routes (the other being New Hampshire Route 9) to intersect both U.S. Route 4 and New Hampshire Route 4 (a rare case of two completely separate routes in one state having the same number).

Route description[edit]

Massachusetts Route 108[edit]

Route 108 begins at an intersection with Route 110 north of downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts, near Kenoza Lake. The highway proceeds due north, passing underneath I-495 before crossing into Plaistow, New Hampshire, where it becomes NH 108.

Map of Massachusetts Route 108, a southward extension of NH 108 into Haverhill
Looking north on Route 108 in East Kingston

Plaistow to Exeter[edit]

NH 108 runs along the eastern edge of Plaistow, near the Massachusetts border, before crossing through Newton into East Kingston, where it crosses NH 107A, then turns eastward to form a brief wrong-way concurrency with NH 107. Continuing north, NH 108 passes through Kensington, where it meets the north end of NH 150 and continues north into Exeter. In Exeter, NH 108 meets NH 27, NH 111 and NH 111A, forming a very brief overlap with the former two routes. NH 108 meets the western end of NH 88, then interchanges with the NH 101 freeway at exit 11.

Stratham to Dover[edit]

NH 108 crosses into Stratham where it meets NH 33, a connector to US 1 in Portsmouth which also interchanges with I-95, at a traffic circle. Continuing northward, NH 108 passes through Newfields and Newmarket, intersecting with NH 85 and NH 152 along the way. The road crosses into Durham and Strafford County, passing through the center of town just east of the University of New Hampshire main campus, and then interchanging with US 4. NH 108 continues through eastern Madbury and into the city of Dover.

Dover to Rochester[edit]

NH 108 interchanges with the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) at exit 7, becoming Central Avenue, the main road in downtown Dover. The road intersects NH 9 and NH 4 at Silver Street. NH 4 has its western terminus here. The three routes briefly run concurrently in the center of Dover, before NH 4 splits off towards South Berwick, Maine via Portland Avenue. NH 9 and NH 108 continue north until NH 9 splits off towards Berwick, Maine, near an intersection with the Spaulding Turnpike at Exit 9 (via Indian Brook Drive). NH 108 continues north into the city limits of Somersworth, where it meets NH 236, a short connector to NH 9 bound for Berwick. NH 108 serves as Somersworth's industrial strip, then continues north into Rochester. NH 108 terminates at the intersection of South Main Street and Columbus Avenue (NH 125), a terminus it shares with NH 202A. South Main Street continues into downtown as NH 202A westbound.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[1][3] mi[1][3] km Destinations Notes
Essex Haverhill 0.00 0.00 Route 110 (Amesbury Road / Kenoza Avenue) – Amesbury, Lawrence Southern terminus
MassachusettsNew Hampshire state line
Rockingham East Kingston 8.023 12.912 NH 107A (Powwow River Road / Burnt Swamp Road) – Kingston, South Hampton
9.191 14.791 NH 107 north (Depot Road) – Kingston Southern end of wrong-way concurrency with NH 107
10.077 16.217 NH 107 south (East Road) – Kensington, Seabrook Northern end of wrong-way concurrency with NH 107
Kensington 13.399 21.564 NH 150 south (Amesbury Road) – Kensington, Amesbury MA Northern terminus of NH 150
Exeter 15.252 24.546 NH 111 west (Front Street) – Kingston Southern end of concurrency with NH 111
15.336 24.681 NH 27 / NH 111A west (Water Street) – Brentwood, Epping Southern end of concurrency with NH 27
eastern terminus of NH 111A
15.567 25.053 NH 27 / NH 111 east (High Street) – Hampton, North Hampton Northern end of concurrency with NH 27 / NH 111
16.515 26.578 NH 88 east (Holland Way) – Hampton Falls Western terminus of NH 88
Stratham 16.586–
NH 101 (Exeter-Hampton Expressway) to I‑95 – Hampton, North Hampton, Epping, Manchester Exit 11 on NH 101
18.934 30.471 NH 33 east (Portsmouth Avenue) – Greenland, Portsmouth Western terminus of NH 33
Newfields 20.615 33.177 NH 85 south (Main Street) to NH 87 – Newfields Northern terminus of NH 85
Newmarket 23.266 37.443 NH 152 west (South Main Street) – Lee Eastern terminus of NH 152
Strafford Durham 27.997–
US 4 (Piscataqua Road) – Concord, Portsmouth Interchange
Dover 31.382–
Spaulding Turnpike / NH 16 – Portsmouth, Boston, Somersworth, Rochester Exit 7 on Spaulding Turnpike
32.189 51.803 NH 9 west (Silver Street) to NH 155 – Madbury
NH 4
Western terminus of NH 4; southern end of concurrency with NH 9
32.717 52.653 NH 4 east (Portland Avenue) – Rollinsford, South Berwick ME Northern end of concurrency with NH 4
34.891 56.152 NH 9 east (Indian Brook Drive) – Somersworth, Berwick ME
Indian Brook Drive to NH 16 / Spaulding Turnpike / Sixth Street
Northern end of concurrency with NH 9
Somersworth 38.168 61.425 NH 236 east (West High Street) – Somersworth, Berwick ME Western terminus of NH 236
Rochester 42.430 68.284 NH 125 (Columbus Avenue) – Gonic, Milton
NH 202A west (South Main Street)
Northern terminus; eastern terminus of NH 202A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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