New Hampshire Route 153

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New Hampshire Route 153 marker

New Hampshire Route 153
Map of eastern New Hampshire with NH 153 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length 50.566 mi[1] (81.378 km)
  • New Hampshire: 48.613 mi (78.235 km)
  • Maine: 1.953 mi (3.143 km)
Major junctions
South end NH 11 in Farmington
  NH 16 / NH 125 in Wakefield
NH 25 in Effingham
North end NH 16 / NH 113 in Conway
Location
Counties Strafford, Carroll, York (ME)
Highway system
NH 152NH 155

New Hampshire Route 153 is a 50.566-mile-long (81.378 km) secondary north–south highway in Strafford and Carroll counties in eastern New Hampshire. The southern terminus is in Farmington at New Hampshire Route 11. The northern terminus is in Conway village (town of Conway) at New Hampshire Route 16 and New Hampshire Route 113.

Between the towns of Wakefield and Effingham, NH 153 crosses into Maine, running for 1.9 miles (3.1 km) within the town of Parsonsfield. The Maine Department of Transportation has installed Maine-style route shields along this section of the road, but the highway retains its New Hampshire designation. NH 153 is unrelated to Maine State Route 153, which is located over 150 miles (240 km) to the northeast.

NH 153 is one of two New Hampshire state highways which run within Maine; the other is NH 113B.

Route description[edit]

NH 153 begins at NH 11 south of downtown Farmington and becomes the main road through town. NH 153 briefly shares pavement with NH 75 in the center of town before continuing north. The highway skirts the western corner of Milton and continues into Middleton. Just south of downtown, NH 153 turns east and continues into Wakefield where it meets NH 125 in the village of Union. NH 125 and NH 153 are briefly cosigned before intersecting with NH 16 (the White Mountain Highway). NH 125 has its northern terminus here, while NH 153 continues north, paralleling NH 16 towards the village of Sanbornville. NH 153 briefly shares pavement with NH 109 in the village center, then continues north towards East Wakefield. The highway approaches the state border near Province Lake, then crosses the border into Parsonsfield, Maine.

NH 153 passes the Province Lake Country Club and proceeds due north along the state border, before turning fully back into New Hampshire in the town of Effingham. The highway continues north, continuing to parallel the border until meeting NH 25 at the Ossipee River. NH 153 turns west along NH 25 for 0.9 miles (1.4 km), then turns north and crosses the river into Freedom. NH 153 continues through Freedom and Eaton without any major intersections, then crosses into the town of Conway, where it terminates in the center of Conway village at Main Street (NH 16 / NH 113).

NH 153 in town of Eaton, NH

Major intersections[edit]

StateCountyLocation[1][2]mi[1][2]kmDestinationsNotes
New HampshireStraffordFarmington0.0000.000 NH 11 – Rochester, AltonSouthern terminus; road continues as Meetinghouse Hill Road
1.6852.712 NH 75 east (Elm Street) – MiltonSouthern end of concurrency with NH 75
1.8763.019 NH 75 west (Central Street) to NH 11Northern end of concurrency with NH 75
CarrollWakefield9.99716.089 NH 125 south (Main Street south) – MiltonSouthern end of concurrency with NH 125
10.28216.547 NH 125 begin / NH 16 (White Mountain Highway) – Ossipee, RochesterNorthern terminus of NH 125
14.05822.624 NH 109 south (Lovell Lake Road) – Acton MESouthern end of concurrency with NH 109
14.25022.933 NH 109 north (Meadow Street) to NH 16 – Brookfield, WolfeboroNorthern end of concurrency with NH 109
21.779–
21.803
35.050–
35.089
To SR 110 / Stevens Corner Road – West Newfield ME
Shore of Province Lake25.17540.515New HampshireMaine border
MaineYorkParsonsfieldNo major junctions
 27.12843.658MaineNew Hampshire border
New HampshireCarrollEffingham34.55255.606 NH 25 east (Porter Road) – Portland MESouthern end of concurrency with NH 25
35.43057.019 NH 25 west (Ossipee Trail) – Center Ossipee, MeredithNorthern end of concurrency with NH 25
Conway50.56681.378 NH 16 / NH 113 (Main Street) – Portsmouth, North Conway, Fryeburg MENorthern terminus; road continues as Washington Street
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. ^ 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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