New Hampshire Route 106

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New Hampshire Route 106 marker

New Hampshire Route 106
Map of central New Hampshire with NH 106 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length: 34.535 mi[1] (55.579 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 3 in Pembroke
  NH 9 in Concord
I‑393 / US 4 / US 202 in Concord
US 3 / NH 11 in Laconia
North end: US 3 in Meredith
Highway system
NH 104 NH 107

New Hampshire Route 106 is a 34.535-mile-long (55.579 km) secondary north–south highway in Merrimack and Belknap counties in central New Hampshire. It connects the town of Pembroke with Meredith in the Lakes Region.

The first green LED traffic light in the nation was installed at the junction of NH 106 and Loudon Road on May 17, 1996.[2]

About midway along its route is the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

The southern terminus of NH 106 is at U.S. Route 3 in Pembroke just south of the Concord city line. The northern terminus is also at US 3, south of Meredith.

Speedway access[edit]

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is located on NH 106 in Loudon, approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of the interchange with I-393. Because the highway was not designed to handle the heavy traffic flows during the busiest NASCAR events at the speedway, traffic flow on NH 106 is shifted between I-393 and the speedway to ease congestion. Full-width breakdown lanes allow for four total lanes of travel during these events.

Leading up to the events, the road is converted so that there are three northbound travel lanes (both regular travel lanes and the northbound breakdown lane). All southbound traffic uses the southbound breakdown lane.

Immediately following the events, the road is converted to southbound-only traffic. Northbound traffic is detoured onto I-93 northbound to exit 20 and must use NH 140 from Belmont to reach NH 106.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[1][3] mi[1][3] km Destinations Notes
Merrimack Pembroke 0.000 0.000 US 3 (Pembroke Street) – Pembroke, Manchester, Concord Southern terminus
Concord 4.053 6.523 NH 9 (Loudon Road) – Portsmouth, Concord Heights
4.116–
4.318
6.624–
6.949
I‑393 / US 4 / US 202 – Portsmouth, Concord Exit 3 on I-393
Loudon 8.050 12.955 NH 129 (South Village Road) – Loudon Village, Gilmanton
Belknap Belmont 20.078 32.312 NH 140 (Gilmanton Road) to I‑93 – Tilton, Gilmanton
Laconia 24.841–
25.150
39.978–
40.475
US 3 / NH 11 (Daniel Webster Highway / Laconia–Gilford Bypass) – Gilford, Meredith, Alton, Tilton, Franklin Partial interchange; no southbound exit to US 3 north / NH 11 east; no northbound entrance from US 3 south / NH 11 west (access via NH 107)
25.474 40.996 NH 107 south (South Main Street) – Pittsfield, Gilford, Gilmanton Southern end of concurrency with NH 107
26.019 41.874 NH 11A / NH 107 north (Court Street / Union Avenue) to I‑93 Northern end of concurrency with NH 107; unsigned US 3 Bus.
Meredith 34.535 55.579 US 3 (Daniel Webster Highway) – Meredith, Weirs Beach Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance (February 20, 2015). "NH Public Roads". Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sending a bright signal, Concord Monitor pg B-6, May 18, 1996
  3. ^ a b Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance (April 3, 2015). "Nodal Reference 2015, State of New Hampshire". New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 

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