New Hampshire Route 11

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New Hampshire Route 11 marker

New Hampshire Route 11
Map of central New Hampshire with NH 11 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length: 108.223 mi[1] (174.168 km)
Major junctions
West end: VT 11 in Springfield, VT
East end: US 202 / SR 11 in Lebanon, ME
Counties: Sullivan, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford
Highway system
NH 10A NH 12

New Hampshire Route 11 is a 108.223-mile-long (174.168 km) east–west state highway in New Hampshire, running completely across the central part of the state. Its western terminus is at the Vermont state line in Charlestown, where it continues west as Vermont Route 11. The eastern terminus is at the Maine state line in Rochester, where it crosses the border with U.S. Route 202 and continues as Maine State Route 11.

Its number is derived from its original 1925 designation as New England Interstate Route 11.

The highway follows a generally southwest to northeast alignment from the Vermont state line until reaching Lake Winnipesaukee, then turns southeast for the remainder of its routing to the Maine state line.

Route description[edit]

Charlestown to Newport[edit]

NH 11 begins on the western bank of the Connecticut River, where VT 11 crosses from Springfield, Vermont, into Charlestown, New Hampshire, just feet from its intersection with US 5. Just north of the town center, the highway meets and joins NH 12 north towards Claremont. NH 11 and NH 12 are cosigned for 9.9 miles (15.9 km). NH 12A, a western bypass of downtown Claremont, splits off just south of the city line. In downtown Claremont NH 11 leaves NH 12 and NH 103 joins eastbound, starting a longer 13.0-mile (20.9 km) concurrency. The two highways cross the Sugar River and meet the southern terminus of NH 120 before continuing east towards Newport. In downtown Newport, NH 11 and 103 briefly join NH 10 before turning east again to leave town. The two routes continue east for another 3.2 miles (5.1 km) before NH 103 splits off to the southeast.

Sunapee to Franklin[edit]

NH 11 continues east into Sunapee until reaching the town center, where it meets NH 103B, a connector to the Mount Sunapee Resort. NH 11 turns northward along the western side of Lake Sunapee and rounds the northern end of the lake at Georges Mills, turning back to the east. NH 11 enters the town of New London, meets the northern terminus of NH 103A (which runs along the east side of the lake) and immediately turns onto Interstate 89 south (at exit 12). NH 11 runs along I-89 for 3.0 miles (4.8 km) before departing at exit 11. After leaving I-89, NH 11 continues east, crossing NH 114 before entering the town of Wilmot. Continuing east into Andover, the highway meets the southern terminus of NH 4A then joins US 4 for 2.7 miles (4.3 km). NH 11 then splits off, continuing northeast into Franklin. The road meets NH 3A near the west bank of the Pemigewasset River, and NH 11 turns south along NH 3A into downtown Franklin.

Franklin to Gilford (overlap with US 3)[edit]

Upon reaching the town center, NH 3A ends while NH 11 turns east joining US 3 and NH 127 to cross the Pemigewasset where it meets the Merrimack River. NH 127 immediately splits off to the north, then US 3 and NH 11 continue east across the Winnipesaukee River, paralleling it into Tilton. In the center of Tilton, the road intersects with NH 132 just feet north of the Northfield town line. NH 132 joins US 3 and NH 11 as the road turns northeast, continuing to parallel the Winnipesaukee River's west side. The highway interchanges with Interstate 93 near the western terminus of NH 140, then NH 132 splits off to the north. Continuing northeast, US 3 and NH 11 cross Winnisquam Lake and skirt the northern tip of Belmont. Just before reaching the city line with Laconia, US 3 and NH 11 split off onto the Gilford-Laconia Bypass, a freeway bypass of those two towns (the historic surface alignment continues into downtown as NH 11A and unsigned US 3 Business). The freeway bypasses downtown Laconia to the south, interchanging with NH 106 and NH 107 before crossing into Gilford, where the road turns due north and interchanges with NH 11A. The freeway ends 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the north, near Laconia Airport, and NH 11 splits off from US 3 after a 17.6-mile (28.3 km) concurrency.

Gilford to Rochester[edit]

After splitting from US 3, NH 11 intersects with two of its "child" routes, NH 11C and NH 11B, as it heads towards Lake Winnipesaukee. The highway turns southeast along the southern end of the lake and crosses into the town of Alton. NH 11 intersects the eastern terminus of NH 11A before continuing south along the west side of Alton Bay. This section of the highway offers spectacular scenic views of the bay and of Lake Winnipesaukee as a whole. NH 11D provides local residential access along this semi-limited access section. NH 11 descends into Alton village and intersects with NH 28A, which runs up the eastern side of the bay. NH 11 and NH 28A are cosigned through the downtown area, passing the eastern terminus of NH 140 before meeting NH 28 at a large roundabout, where NH 28A ends. NH 11 continues southeast through New Durham without any major intersections before continuing into Farmington. NH 11 bypasses downtown Farmington to the southwest, with NH 75 and NH 153 providing local access. The highway continues southeast and crosses into the city of Rochester. NH 11 as a standalone route ends at its interchange with the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16) and US 202, where it leaves its surface alignment and joins the Turnpike at exit 15. NH 11 exits the Turnpike at exit 16 with US 202 after less than 14 mile (0.40 km) and interchanges with NH 125, which provides local access to downtown Rochester. US 202 and NH 11 continue through the district of East Rochester before crossing the Salmon Falls River into Lebanon, Maine. US 202 continues across the border while NH 11 becomes Maine State Route 11, which is signed as a north-south highway.


Junction list[edit]

County Location[1][2] mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Sullivan Charlestown 0.000 0.000 VT 11 (Charlestown Road) to I-91 – Springfield Continuation from Vermont
0.938 1.510 NH 12 south (North Main Street) – Walpole Western end of concurrency with NH 12
4.801 7.726 NH 12A (River Road) – North Charlestown, Ascutney, VT Southern terminus of NH 12A (northern segment)
Claremont 10.839 17.444 NH 12 north / NH 103 west (Main Street) Eastern end of concurrency with NH 12; western end of concurrency with NH 103
11.058 17.796 NH 120 (Hanover Street) – Lebanon Southern terminus of NH 120
Newport 20.465 32.935 NH 10 south (South Main Street) – Goshen, Keene Western end of concurrency with NH 10
20.696 33.307 NH 10 north (North Main Street) – Grantham Eastern end of concurrency with NH 10
Sunapee 23.842 38.370 NH 103 east – Newbury, Bradford Eastern end of concurrency with NH 103
26.267 42.273 NH 103B (Edgemont Road) Northern terminus of NH 103B
Merrimack New London 31.336 50.430 NH 103A (Lakeside Road) – Newbury Northern terminus of NH 103A
31.791 51.163 I‑89 north – Springfield, Lebanon Exit 12 on I-89; western end of concurrency with I-89
34.751 55.926 I‑89 south – Sutton, Concord Exit 11 on I-89; eastern end of concurrency with I-89
36.393 58.569 NH 114 (Main Street / Sutton Road) – New London, North Sutton
Andover 42.076 67.715 NH 4A (Fourth New Hampshire Turnpike) – Enfield, Lebanon Southern terminus of NH 4A
42.834 68.935 US 4 west (Depot Street) – Danbury, Grafton, Canaan Western end of concurrency with US 4
45.596 73.380 US 4 east (Salisbury Highway) – Salisbury, Concord Eastern end of concurrency with US 4
Franklin 54.516 87.735 NH 3A north (Hill Road) – Bristol Western end of concurrency with NH 3A (northern segment)
55.536 89.377 US 3 south / NH 127 south (South Main Street) – Salisbury, Concord Southern terminus of NH 3A (northern segment) and its concurrency with NH 11; western end of concurrency with US 3 / NH 127
55.934 90.017 NH 127 north (West Bow Street) – New Hampton Western end of concurrency with NH 127
Belknap Tilton 59.154 95.199 NH 132 south (Park Street) to I‑93 south – Northfield, Concord Western end of concurrency with NH 132
I‑93 – Canterbury, Concord, Boston, New Hampton, Plymouth Exit 20 on I-93
60.755 97.776 NH 140 east (Tilton Road) – Belmont, Gilmanton Western terminus of NH 140.
60.907 98.020 NH 132 north (Sanborn Road) – Sanbornton Eastern end of concurrency with NH 132
Belmont 67.074 107.945 NH 11A (Court Street) – Laconia downtown Western terminus of NH 11A
Unsigned US 3 Bus.
Laconia 68.584 110.375 NH 106 (Belmont Road) to NH 107 – Laconia, Belmont, Concord Partial interchange; no westbound exit to NH 106 north; no eastbound entrance from NH 106 south
69.228 111.412 NH 107 (Province Road) – Laconia, Gilmanton Partial interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Gilford 70.269 113.087 NH 11A (Gilford Avenue) – Gilford, Laconia Interchange
73.121 117.677 US 3 north (Lake Shore Road) to NH 107 – Laconia, Weirs Beach Interchange; eastern end of concurrency with US 3
73.359 118.060 NH 11C (Lily Pond Road) – Laconia Airport Southern terminus of NH 11C
74.900 120.540 NH 11B (Weirs Road/Old Lake Shore Road) – Gilford, Weirs Beach
Alton 81.438 131.062 NH 11A (Cherry Valley Road) – Gilford Vil. Eastern terminus of NH 11A
82.477 132.734 NH 11D Western terminus of NH 11D
85.594 137.750 NH 11D Eastern terminus of NH 11D
88.058 141.716 NH 28A north (East Side Drive) Western end of concurrency with NH 28A
89.219 143.584 NH 140 (Frank C. Gilman Highway) – Gilmanton Eastern terminus of NH 140
NH 28 (Suncook Valley Road) / NH 28A – Barnstead, Manchester, Wolfeboro, Ossipee Traffic circle; southern terminus of NH 28A (northern segment)
Strafford Farmington 98.277 158.162 NH 75 (Central Street) Western terminus of NH 75
100.057 161.026 NH 153 (South Main Street) – Farmington, Middleton, Union Southern terminus of NH 153
Rochester 104.973 168.938 Spaulding Turnpike south / NH 16 south / US 202 west – Portsmouth, Somersworth, Rochester Exit 15 on Spaulding Turnpike; western end of concurrency with Spaulding Turnpike / US 202
105.189 169.285 Spaulding Turnpike north / NH 16 north – Conway Exit 16 on Spaulding Turnpike; eastern end of concurrency with Spaulding Turnpike
106.047 170.666 NH 125 (Milton Road) – Rochester, Milton Interchange
108.223 174.168 US 202 / SR 11 (Carl Broggi Highway) – Sanford Continuation into Maine
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Suffixed routes[edit]

New Hampshire Route 11A[edit]

New Hampshire Route 11A
Location: BelmontAlton
Length: 12.852 mi[1] (20.683 km)

New Hampshire Route 11A is a 12.852-mile-long (20.683 km) east–west state highway. Its western terminus is at US 3 and NH 11 in Belmont, just west of the Laconia city line. Its eastern terminus is in the town of Alton at NH 11. Its western section in downtown Laconia is overlapped by the unsigned US 3 Business and then NH 107.

NH 11A passes through the center of the town of Gilford. Gunstock Mountain Resort, a ski area, is also along the route.

New Hampshire Route 11B[edit]

New Hampshire Route 11B
Location: GilfordLaconia
Length: 5.185 mi[1] (8.344 km)

New Hampshire Route 11B, also known as "NH 11 Business", is a 5.185-mile-long (8.344 km) north–south state highway in the Lakes Region. Its northern terminus is at US 3 in the city of Laconia on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. The southern terminus is at NH 11A in the town of Gilford.

New Hampshire Route 11C[edit]

New Hampshire Route 11C
Location: Gilford
Length: 1.734 mi[1] (2.791 km)

New Hampshire Route 11C is a short north–south state highway running for 1.734 miles (2.791 km) entirely in the town of Gilford. Its southern terminus is at NH 11, just east of the northern end of the US 3 / NH 11 Super 2 freeway, and near the Laconia Municipal Airport. The northern terminus is at NH 11B. The road is named Lily Pond Road along its entire length.

New Hampshire Route 11D[edit]

New Hampshire Route 11D
Location: Alton
Length: 3.29 mi (5.29 km)

New Hampshire Route 11D is a short state highway running for 3.29 miles (5.29 km) entirely in the town of Alton. It acts as a local-traffic loop parallel to NH 11 along Alton Bay.

Concurrent routes[edit]

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External links[edit]

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