New Hampshire Route 27

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New Hampshire Route 27 marker

New Hampshire Route 27
Map of New Hampshire Route 27
Map of southeastern New Hampshire with NH 27 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length: 37.621 mi[1] (60.545 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 3 / NH 28 in Hooksett
 
East end: NH 1A in Hampton Beach
Location
Counties: Merrimack, Rockingham
Highway system
NH 26 NH 28
NH 101A NH Route 101B.svgNH Route 101C.svg NH 101D

New Hampshire Route 27 (abbreviated NH 27) is a 37.621-mile-long (60.545 km) long east–west highway in southeastern New Hampshire. The western terminus of NH 27 is in Hooksett at U.S. Route 3 and New Hampshire Route 28 north of Manchester. The eastern terminus is in Hampton Beach at New Hampshire Route 1A, which runs along the New Hampshire coastline adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.

NH 27 is not generally used as a through route due to the presence of the New Hampshire Route 101 expressway, which NH 27 parallels for its entire length. However, NH 27 does service many of the communities which NH 101 bypasses.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Hooksett to Candia[edit]

NH Route 101.svg
NH Route 101B.svg

Most of NH 27 between Hooksett and Raymond was part of NH 101 until the 1980s, when NH 101 was moved onto a new four-lane expressway to the south. The old surface alignment of NH 101 was redesignated NH 101B from Hooksett to the intersection with NH 43 in Candia. The entirety of NH 101B was eventually renumbered NH 27, although many maps show both designations west of NH 43.

Candia to Raymond[edit]

The section of NH 27 between NH 43 in Candia (the former eastern terminus of NH 101B) and the eastern terminus of the NH 27/New Hampshire Route 107 concurrency in Raymond is part of New Hampshire Route 101 Business, although this segment is not signed as such in the field.

Raymond to Hampton Beach[edit]

NH Route 101C.svg

In the late 1990s, the NH 101 expressway between exit 5 (NH 107) in Raymond and exit 9 near Exeter was completed, allowing NH 101 to shift from its surface alignment between Raymond and Exeter to the freeway. NH 27 was then extended eastward from Raymond along the former routing of NH 101 to NH 108 in Exeter. Additionally, the routing of NH 101C, which ran from NH 108 east along what is now NH 27 to NH 1A in Hampton Beach, was usurped by NH 27, extending NH 27 to its current location.

The NH 101C designation was changed in 1990 due to confusion between NH 101C, NH 101D in Exeter and North Hampton, and NH 101E in Hampton. NH 101D is now the easternmost part of NH 111 while NH 101E remains but is poorly signed.[2]

Junction list[edit]

County Location[1][3] mi[1][3] km Destinations Notes
Merrimack Hooksett 0.000 0.000 US 3 / NH 28 (Hooksett Road) – Hooksett, Manchester Western terminus
0.283 0.455 NH 28 Bypass (Londonderry Turnpike) – Auburn, Derry
Rockingham Candia 8.274 13.316 NH 43 (Main Street/Deerfield Road) to NH 101 – Deerfield, Northwood
Raymond 11.926 19.193 NH 107 north (Deerfield Road) – Deerfield, Epsom Western end of concurrency with NH 107
15.742 25.334 NH 156 north (Nottingham Road) – Nottingham Southern terminus of NH 156
15.846 25.502 NH 107 south (Freetown Road) to NH 101 / NH 102 – Fremont, Chester Eastern end of concurrency with NH 107
Epping 20.842 33.542 NH 125 (Calef Highway) to NH 101 – Lee, Brentwood
Brentwood 23.308 37.511 North Road to NH 101 Exit 8 on NH 101
Exeter 26.271–
26.433
42.279–
42.540
NH 101 (Exeter-Hampton Expressway) – Manchester, Hampton Exit 9 on NH 101
27.686 44.556 NH 111A west (Brentwood Road) – Brentwood, Danville Western end of concurrency with NH 111A
28.426 45.747 NH 85 north (Water Street) – Newfields Southern terminus of NH 85
28.670 46.140 NH 108 south / NH 111 west (Front Street) – Kingston, East Kingston Eastern terminus of NH 111A; western end of concurrency with NH 108 / NH 111
28.901 46.512 NH 108 north (Portsmouth Avenue) – Stratham, Newmarket Eastern end of concurrency with NH 108
30.057 48.372 NH 88 east (Hampton Falls Road) – Hampton Falls Western end of concurrency with NH 88
30.147 48.517 NH 88 west (Holland Way) to NH 101 / NH 33 – Portsmouth, Manchester Eastern end of concurrency with NH 88
31.350 50.453 NH 111 east (North Hampton Road) to NH 101 – North Hampton Eastern end of concurrency with NH 111
Hampton 33.754–
34.026
54.322–
54.760
NH 101 (Exeter–Hampton Expressway) to I‑95 – Portsmouth, Manchester Exit 13 on NH 101
35.309 56.824 US 1 (Lafayette Road) – Portsmouth, Seabrook
37.621 60.545 NH 1A (Ocean Boulevard) – Hampton Beach, Rye Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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