Interstate 95 north
Welcome to New Hampshire sign posted beyond the gore point at the state welcome center. Photo taken 07/29/07.
A partial cloverleaf interchange (Exit 1) joins Interstate 95 with New Hampshire 107 at New Zeland Hill in Seabrook. Exit 1 represents the last opportunity for northbound motorists to depart I-95 before the tolled portion of the Blue Star Turnpike. Photo taken 07/29/07.
Exit 1 leaves Interstate 95 north for New Hampshire 107. NH 107 ends just east of I-95 at parallel U.S. 1 in Seabrook. The state route winds westward to Kingston and NH 125 north. Photo taken 07/29/07.
Stand alone Interstate markers in New Hampshire are cutout, but those cosigned with another route are posted within a small green sign. Photo taken 07/29/07.
New Hampshire 101 (Exeter Hampton Expressway) crosses paths with Interstate 95 (Blue Star Turnpike) in two miles at Exit 2. Photo taken 03/23/13.
New Hampshire provides state sanctioned liquor stores and lottery ticket sales at a number of stores throughout the Granite State. One such venue resides along the northbound mainline after the Taylor River. Photo taken 03/23/13.
The Hampton Main Toll Plaza lies two miles ahead within the trumpet interchange (Exit 2) to NH 101. Photo taken 03/23/13.
A half mile south of the N.H. Liquor Store off-ramp on I-95 north. A companion store resides next to the southbound lanes. Photo taken 07/29/07.
New Hampshire 101 crosses the southern tier of New Hampshire from Hampton Beach on the seacoast to Keene in Cheshire County. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Northbound motorists reach the N.H. Liquor Store exit as I-95 crosses into the town of Hampton. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Forthcoming New Hampshire 101 travels as a freeway from U.S. 1 at Hampton west to Manchester and overlaps with I-93 and 293. Photo taken 07/03/10.
Sign changes made at the Towle Farm Road overpass replaced a one-mile overhead for Exit 3 with signs reflecting the June 2010-opened open road tolling / high-speed E-ZPass lanes. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Interstate 95 north expands to five lanes leading to the Hampton Main Toll Plaza. Motorists departing at upcoming Exit 2 enter the Hampton Side Toll Plaza before reaching the New Hampshire 101 freeway. There a reduced toll rate is levied versus the mainline. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Exit 2 departs Interstate 95 north for New Hampshire 101 at the New Hampshire 27 (Exeter Road) overpass. NH 101 ventures west 31.5 miles to the merge with Interstate 93 around Manchester. I-93 north from there leads motorists to the capital city of Concord. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Two lanes maintain 65 mile per hour speeds for E-ZPass motorists to the left while three lanes enter a conventional toll plaza to the right. Photo taken 03/23/13.
The New Hampshire 101 mainline spans Interstate 95 north at the entrance to the Hampton Main Toll Plaza. Oversized trucks are directed to the right-hand toll booth. Photo taken 03/23/13.
A set of transponder readers collect tolls from motorists along the ORT lanes. Photo taken 03/23/13.
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Taking Exit 2 through the Hampton Side Toll Plaza and trumpet interchange with New Hampshire 101. NH 101 meets NH 27 (Exeter Road) at Liberty Lane to the immediate east. Exeter is a four mile drive to the west. Photos taken 07/30/07.
Northbound reassurance marker posted at Line Swamp. I-95 sees a six-mile stretch between Exits 2 and 3. Photo taken 07/29/07.
A second NH Liquor Store for Interstate 95 northbound travelers lies off the turnpike at Portsmouth Plaza via Exit 6. Photo taken 07/29/07.
New Hampshire 33 (Greenland Road) crosses paths with Interstate 95 at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 3) outside of Portsmouth at Pease International Tradeport, home of Portsmouth International Airport (PSM). Photo taken 07/29/07.
The first in a series of signs for the left-hand ramp (Exit 4) to U.S. 4 west & New Hampshire 16 (Spaulding Turnpike) north to Durham, Dover, Somersworth, and Rochester appears at the Ocean Road overpass. New Hampshire 16 provides a gateway to the White Mountains and New Hampshire Lakes region of the upstate.
This diagrammatic overhead was replaced in summer 2011 with an Arrow-Per-Lane (APL) sign. Photo taken 07/29/07.
Beyond Exit 3, a lane drop occurs at the wye interchange (Exit 4) with the connector to U.S. 4 west and the Spaulding Turnpike. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Four lanes of Interstate 95 north continue to the Exit 4 split with the Spaulding Turnpike northbound for U.S. 4 west & New Hampshire 16 north. The Spaulding Turnpike varies as a freeway and toll road running northwest from I-95 and U.S. 1 Bypass at Portsmouth to Rochester. U.S. 4 follows the free portion of the turnpike between Portsmouth and Durham. New Hampshire 16 follows the remainder of the toll road to Dover and Rochester. Photo taken 03/23/13.
A reassurance marker for Interstate 95 appears before the Sheburne Road overpass. Photo taken 07/29/07.
Interstate 95 northbound narrows to three lanes beyond the partition with Exit 4. U.S. 4 begins nearby at the Portsmouth Circle traffic rotary with U.S. 1 Bypass at Meadowbrook. The US highway travels 256 miles overall between Portsmouth and East Greenbush outside Albany, New York. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Exit 4 separates from the Blue Star Turnpike north with two lanes bound for the Spaulding Turnpike. U.S. 4 west & New Hampshire 16 north travel six miles to their split near Newington and the Strafford County line. U.S. 4 turns west from there four miles to Durham and 34 miles to Interstate 393 near Concord.
Exit 5 quickly follows for Portsmouth Circle and U.S. 1 Bypass. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Exit 5 consists of a wye interchange with a ramp leading into Portsmouth Circle at U.S. 1 Bypass, U.S. 4 west, and New Hampshire 16 north. U.S. 1 Bypass circumvents Downtown Portsmouth through the Meadowbrook and Portsmouth Plains vicinity. The US route parallels Interstate 95 northward across the Maine-New Hampshire Bridge over the Piscataqua River into Oak Terrace, Maine. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Interstate 95 travels another half mile north to Exit 6. A single off-ramp departs for Woodbury Avenue adjacent to a NH Liquor Store. Photo taken 07/29/07.
Exit 6 leaves Interstate 95 northbound after the U.S. 4 & New Hampshire 16 under crossing. Woodbury Avenue stems north from a residential area south of U.S. 1 Bypass nearby to The Mall at Fox Run and Exit 3 of the Spaulding Turnpike. The surface route represents the historic alignment of both U.S. 4 and NH 16. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Market Street branches southeast from Woodbury Avenue to cross paths with Interstate 95 at a diamond interchange (Exit 7). The surface arterial arcs across North Mill Pond leading into Downtown Portsmouth. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Tourist and other interests to the New Hampshire Port Authority and Portsmouth area historic sites should use Market Street south to U.S. 1 (Congress and State Streets). Photo taken 07/29/07.
As the Piscataqua Bridge comes into view, Interstate 95 passes over Maplewood Avenue ahead of the ramp departure (Exit 7) to Market Street. Maplewood Avenue provides an alternate route to Market Street between the commercial north side of Portsmouth and Downtown. Photo taken 03/23/13.
Interstate 95 sails over the Piscataqua River into the Kittery, Maine vicinity. The next interchange lies at the north end of the bridge with Dennett Road. Dennett Road stems north from Maine 103 (Eliot Road) at Kittery to become State Road through the town of Eliot. Maine 103 parallels the river northwest to South Eliot and Tobeys Corner. Photo taken 03/23/13.
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The Piscataqua Bridge between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine carries eight overall lanes with partial outside shoulders. The steel truss arch span opened in 1972 to link the New Hampshire and Maine Turnpikes, replacing the alignment to the south along U.S. 1 Bypass.1 Photos taken 03/23/13, 07/29/07.
Interstate 95 enters York County, Maine at mid-span on the Piscataqua Bridge. The freeway is toll-free through to Exit 7 at York. Photo taken 07/29/07.


 

Sources:

  1. New Hampshire Turnpike (I-95), The Roads of Metro Boston.


Photo Credits:

  • 07/29/07 by AARoads.
  • 07/30/07 by AARoads.
  • 07/03/10 by I.C. Ligget.
  • 03/23/13 by I.C. Ligget.

Page Updated 01-28-2015.