Map of southeastern New Hampshire with NH 27 highlighted in red
|Maintained by NHDOT|
|Length||37.621 mi (60.545 km)|
|West end||US 3 / NH 28 in Hooksett|
|East end||NH 1A in Hampton Beach|
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 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 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
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 is part of New Hampshire Route 101 Business, although this segment is not signed as such in the field.[clarification needed] Originally, this section of NH 27 was a part of New Hampshire Route 101 until the NH 101 freeway was built in the 1980s.
Raymond to Hampton Beach
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
- Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance (February 20, 2015). "NH Public Roads". Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- New Hampshire Routes 101-125
- Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance (April 3, 2015). "Nodal Reference 2015, State of New Hampshire". New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- Brown, Jeff (November 6, 2017). "The Old Beach Highway". stayworkplay.org. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
- "Road Safety Audit Report: NH Route 43 at Raymond Road, NH Route 27 at Raymond Road, Candia, NH" (PDF). VHB. December 10, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2019 – via candianh.org.