New Hampshire Route 27

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New Hampshire Route 27

Map of southeastern New Hampshire with NH 27 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length37.621 mi[1] (60.545 km)
Major junctions
West end US 3 / NH 28 in Hooksett
Major intersections
East end NH 1A in Hampton Beach
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
CountiesMerrimack, Rockingham
Highway system
NH 26 NH 28
NH 101ANH 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 a local highway which parallels the New Hampshire Route 101 expressway for its entire length. NH 27 serves the centers of many of the communities which NH 101 bypasses.

Route description

Route 27 starts at an intersection with U.S. Route 3 (Hooksett Road) and New Hampshire Route 28 in southern Hooksett. It proceeds east 1/4 mile and crosses New Hampshire 28 Bypass (Londonderry Turnpike), then continues northeast through Hooksett into Candia.

Route 27 intersects New Hampshire Route 43 at Candia Four Corners, then continues east and meets NH 107 in the northwest part of Raymond. Turning southeast, the highways run concurrently past the center of Raymond, with NH 107 splitting off to the south in the eastern part of the town. NH 27 continues east into the town of Epping, where it crosses New Hampshire Route 125 (Calef Highway), a major north–south two-lane highway in eastern New Hampshire.

NH 27 then continues southeast through southern Epping, passing Star Speedway and New England Dragway, and reaches northwest Exeter, where it interchanges with New Hampshire Route 101, the major east–west freeway for the region. NH 27 then enters the town center of Exeter, and briefly runs concurrently with New Hampshire Route 111A, before both routes meet NH 111, and NH 111A terminates at its parent. NH 111 and NH 27 run concurrently until separating in the southeast corner of Exeter, 0.2 miles (0.3 km) west of NH 111's interchange with NH 101.

NH 27 continues southeast into Hampton, where it interchanges with NH 101 one last time, before entering Hampton's town center, where it intersects U.S. Route 1. NH 27 continues east, reaching its eastern terminus at NH 1A (Ocean Boulevard) at Hampton's North Beach along the Atlantic Ocean.


Hooksett to Candia

NH Route 101B.svg
NH Route 101.svg

NH 27 was formerly NH 101B from Hooksett to the intersection with NH 43 in Candia.

Candia to Raymond

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 was a part of New Hampshire Route 101 until the NH 101 freeway was built in the 1980s.

Raymond to Hampton Beach

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

MerrimackHooksett0.0000.000 US 3 / NH 28 (Hooksett Road) – Hooksett, ManchesterWestern terminus
0.2830.455 NH 28 Bypass (Londonderry Turnpike) – Auburn, Derry
NH 43 (Main Street/Deerfield Road) to NH 101 – Deerfield, Northwood
NH 107 north (Deerfield Road) – Deerfield, Epsom
Western end of concurrency with NH 107
NH 156 north (Nottingham Road) – Nottingham
Southern terminus of NH 156

NH 107 south (Freetown Road) to NH 101 / NH 102 – Fremont, Chester
Eastern end of concurrency with NH 107
NH 125 (Calef Highway) to NH 101 – Lee, Brentwood
Brentwood23.30837.511North Road to NH 101Exit 8 on NH 101
NH 101 (Exeter-Hampton Expressway) – Manchester, HamptonExit 9 on NH 101
NH 111A west (Brentwood Road) – Brentwood, Danville
Western end of concurrency with NH 111A
NH 85 north (Water Street) – Newfields
Southern terminus of NH 85

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
NH 108 north (Portsmouth Avenue) – Stratham, Newmarket
Eastern end of concurrency with NH 108
NH 88 east (Hampton Falls Road) – Hampton Falls
Western end of concurrency with NH 88

NH 88 west (Holland Way) to NH 101 / NH 33 – Portsmouth, Manchester
Eastern end of concurrency with NH 88

NH 111 east (North Hampton Road) to NH 101 – North Hampton
Eastern end of concurrency with NH 111

NH 101 (Exeter–Hampton Expressway) to I-95 – Portsmouth, Manchester
Exit 13 on NH 101
35.30956.824 US 1 (Lafayette Road) – Portsmouth, Seabrook
37.62160.545 NH 1A (Ocean Boulevard) – Hampton Beach, RyeEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  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. ^ New Hampshire Routes 101-125
  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.[permanent dead link]

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