New Hampshire Route 202A
Map of southeastern New Hampshire with NH 202A highlighted in red
|Auxiliary route of US 202|
|Maintained by NHDOT|
|Length:||14.639 mi (23.559 km)|
|West end:||US 202 / NH 9 in Northwood|
|East end:||NH 108 / NH 125 in Rochester|
New Hampshire Route 202A (abbreviated NH 202A) is a 14.639-mile-long (23.559 km) east–west state highway in Strafford and Rockingham counties in southeastern New Hampshire. The western terminus is in Northwood at U.S. Route 202 and New Hampshire 9, near their intersection with U.S. Route 4. Its eastern terminus is in downtown Rochester at New Hampshire Route 108 and New Hampshire Route 125.
The highway forms a northern loop of US 202, from which NH 202A derives its number.
Northwood and Strafford
NH 202A is an alternate route to US 202 between Northwood and Rochester. For the most part, NH 202A runs north and west of, but roughly parallel to, its parent route. NH 202A begins in Northwood as an offshoot of US 202, which is overlapped with NH 9, and heads due north towards the town of Strafford. NH 202A runs into the center of town, intersecting and briefly overlapping NH 126 before turning eastward. NH 202A runs to the northeast towards Rochester.
NH 202A enters Rochester from the west. Before entering the heart of the city, NH 202A passes under the Spaulding Turnpike (NH 16, also carrying US 202) without an interchange. The nearest interchanges to the turnpike and US 202 are facilitated at Exit 13 via Washington Street (which becomes US 202 westbound at that interchange), Exit 14 via Ten Rod Road (partial interchange), or Exit 15 via North Main Street (NH 11). After less than 1 mile (1.6 km), NH 202A turns onto North Main Street and ends at the intersection of North Main Street, South Main Street (NH 108, which also ends here), and Columbus Avenue (NH 125). From the end of NH 202A one may turn left or right onto NH 125 or continue straight onto NH 108 southbound.
|Rockingham||Northwood||0.000||0.000||US 202 / NH 9 (Rochester Road) to US 4 / NH 43 – Concord, Portsmouth||Western terminus|
|Strafford||Strafford||5.657||9.104||NH 126 north (Parker Mountain Road) – Barnstead||Western end of concurrency with NH 126|
|5.857||9.426||NH 126 south (Parker Mountain Road) – Barrington||Eastern end of concurrency with NH 126|
|Rochester||14.639||23.559|| NH 108 south (South Main Street) – Somersworth, Dover
NH 125 (Columbus Avenue) – Milton, Gonic
|Eastern terminus; northern terminus of NH 108|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance (February 20, 2015). "NH Public Roads". Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- 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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