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Interstate 95 New Hampshire Turnpike - South

Interstate 95 South
Interstate 95 spans the Piscataqua River between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Pictured here is the state line crossing on the eight-lane span and advance guide sign for Exit 7 (Market Street / Woodbury Avenue) to downtown Portsmouth. Interstate 95 passes northwest of downtown parallel to U.S. 1 Bypass between the river and Pease International Tradeport. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interests to the New Hampshire Port Authority and downtown Portsmouth area historic attractions should use Market Street south from the Exit 7 diamond interchange. Historic attractions include the Portsmouth Harbour Trail, Albacore Submarine Museum, and the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Southbound travelers touch down in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at Christian Shore; Exit 7 departs the freeway for Market Street. Market Street comprises a north-south arterial in conjunction with Woodbury Avenue between downtown and the Fox Run Mall area on the north side of town. Woodbury Avenue splits with Market Street on its southward approach to junction U.S. 1 Bypass near the Meadowbrook section of the city. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 95 next encounters the Exit 5 interchange complex with the Spaulding Turnpike (U.S. 4 & New Hampshire 16). The Spaulding Turnpike provides a limited access route from Portsmouth north to Dover, Rochester, and Laskey Corner for travelers bound for the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee region of central and northern New Hampshire. U.S. 4 & New Hampshire 16 begin at the nearby Portsmouth Circle with U.S. 1 Bypass. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The first reassurance marker of Interstate 95 posted within the Granite State. There is no Exit 6 for southbound travelers as that off-ramp serves Woodbury Avenue for northbound motorists. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The aforementioned Portsmouth Circle lies at the south end of the Spaulding Turnpike and is accessible from Exit 5 of Interstate 95 south. The circle represents the point where U.S. 1 Bypass turns from an east-west alignment to that of a north-south one. The expressway from the circle east to the New Hampshire-Maine Bridge represented Interstate 95 until 1972. U.S. 1 Bypass otherwise returns to U.S. 1 by way of Meadowbrook Photo taken 06/28/05.
U.S. 4 departs from New Hampshire 16 and the Spaulding Turnpike six miles north of Interstate 95 at Exit 6. The federal highway branches westward en route to Durham, Northwood (junction U.S. 202) and the capital city of Concord (junction Interstate 393 and 93). U.S. 4 overall travels between the Portsmouth Circle and the Albany, New York area. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 95 continues southward toward Hampton and Boston beyond the Exit 5 ramp departure to the Spaulding Turnpike. U.S. 4 west & New Hampshire 16 travel across Great Bay ahead of their split near Durham and Dover. The Spaulding Turnpike becomes a toll road at that point and again between Dover and Rochester. New Hampshire 16 follows the entire freeway northward to Laskey Corner near the Carroll County line. At that point, New Hampshire 16 reverts to a two-lane roadway northward to U.S. 302 at Crawford Notch and Berlin and Errol in far northern New Hampshire. Newington meanwhile lies west of the Turnpike Exit 4 on Great Bay. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Pushing southward, Interstate 95 encounters Pease International Tradeport and Portsmouth International Airport (PSM), a large transportation and cargo complex west of the Exits 3B/A partial-cloverleaf interchange. Exit 3A provides a direct ramp into the Tradeport via Grafton Road while Exit 3B meets New Hampshire 33 (Greenland Road). Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 3B represents the last departure point before Interstate 95 switches onto the tolled New Hampshire Turnpike. New Hampshire 33 represents a short east-west highway joining Portsmouth, Greenland, and Stratham. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Sherburne Road passes over Interstate 95 ahead of the Exit 3A ramp departure onto Grafton Road north. Grafton Road spurs into Pease International Tradeport from New Hampshire 33 (Greenland Road). The facility includes multi modal terminals in addition to air flights. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 3B leaves Interstate 95 south after the New Hampshire 33 (Greenland Road) overpass. Greenland Road carries the state highway west from Portsmouth Plains to the nearby village of Greenland. New Hampshire 33 ends at U.S. 1 to the east and New Hampshire 108 to the west. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Interstate 95 continues as an eight-lane toll road between Exits 3 and 1. Midway along the route is the Exit 2 trumpet interchange connection with the New Hampshire 101 freeway. New Hampshire 101 joins Hampton and the Seacoast with Manchester and Concord. The freeway also serves the city of Exeter between Interstates 95 and 93. Photo taken 06/28/05.
The Hampton Toll Plaza resides just south of the Exit 2 trumpet interchange. All passenger vehicles are levied a $1.00 toll; vehicles departing via Exit 2 to New Hampshire 101 are charged 50 cents. Photo taken 06/28/05.
One mile north of the Hampton Toll Plaza and the Exit 2 off-ramp to New Hampshire 101. Walnut Avenue passes over the freeway here from North Hampton Center. New Hampshire 101 exists as a freeway from nearby New Hampshire 27 (Exit 13) west to junction Interstate 95 at Manchester. The highway spurs as a super-two expressway east from Exit 13 to junction U.S. 1 and Hampton Beach on the coast. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Approaching the Hampton Toll Plaza from between the Walnut Avenue and New Hampshire 111 (Exeter Road) over crossings. During the summer of 2005, construction to upgrade the toll plaza with EZ Pass lanes was underway. The configuration pictured here shows the pre-transponder only lane set-up. Photo taken 06/28/05.
Exit 2 departs Interstate 95 southbound for the short access road and toll plaza between separate trumpet interchanges. New Hampshire 101 west ventures five miles to Exeter and 13 miles to Epping before merging onto Interstate 93 south at Manchester in 31 miles. Eastward, the highway meets New Hampshire 27 (Exeter Road) on the outskirts of Hampton. Hampton lies at the cross roads of U.S. 1 and New Hampshire 27; New Hampshire 101 bypasses the community en route to Hampton Beach and New Hampshire 1A (Ocean Boulevard). Photo taken 06/28/05.
Passing through the Hampton Toll Plaza on Interstate 95 southbound. Photos taken 06/28/05.
New Hampshire Turnpike travelers may access the New Hampshire State Liquor Store at the service area north of the Taylor River between Exits 2 and 1. The state sanctioned liquor store also provides lottery ticket sales. As far as AARoads knows, New Hampshire is the only such state to post a liquor store in a freeway area service plaza. Photos taken 06/28/05.
New Hampshire 107 (New Zealand Road) intersects Interstate 95 at the Exit 1 partial-cloverleaf interchange in Seabrook. The state highway begins at U.S. 1 and heads west to East Kingston and Kingston (junction New Hampshire 125). Photo taken 06/28/05.
Drivers bound for New Hampshire 107 (New Zealand Road) depart Interstate 95 south at Exit 1. U.S. 1 south from New Zealand Road serves Smithtown and South Seabrook via New Hampshire 286 east. New Hampshire 107 west reaches Kingston in six miles. The state highway represents one of three state highways traveling east to U.S. 1 in a two mile stretch between Hampton Falls and Seabrook. Photo taken 06/28/05.

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