Everett Turnpike, New Hampshire

Everett Turnpike, New Hampshire

Everett Turnpike

Begin Nashua
End Concord
Length 64 km
  • 1 South Nashua
  • 2 Hudson
  • 3 South Nashua
  • 4 East Dunstable Road
  • 5 Nashua
  • 6 Broad Street
  • 7 Nashua
  • 8 Amherst
  • 10 Industrial Drive
  • 11 Merrimack
  • 12 Bedford Road
  • Toll Plaza
  • 13 Manchester Airport
  • → Boston
  • Toll Plaza
  • 11 Hooksett
  • 12 → Lebanon

The Frederick E. Everett Turnpike is a turnpike in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The toll road forms a north-south route through the south of the state, from the Massachusetts border to Concord. The toll road is interrupted halfway by the toll-free Interstate 293 around Manchester. However, this part is often included in the turnpike. The Everett Turnpike is 40 miles long.

Travel directions

The Everett Turnpike between Nashua and Manchester.

The Everett Turnpike begins on the Massachusetts border, and is still numbered US 3 here. The US 3 in Massachusetts comes from Boston and Lowell. After downtown Nashua, the road becomes a toll road, and heads north through a fairly densely populated area, parallel to the Merrimack River. The first part of the toll road is more than 20 kilometers long, and is interrupted around the city of Manchester by the toll-free Interstate 293. North of Manchester, Interstate 93 merges from Boston, followed by a toll section of about 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the interchange with Interstate 89, the highway to Lebanon and Burlington in Vermont.. After this, the toll road ends, and I-93 continues north through the state capital Concord toward Littleton.

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Two new toll roads in New Hampshire were approved in 1953, following the success of the Blue Star Turnpike along the coast, which opened in 1950. These were the Everett Turnpike and the Spaulding Turnpike. On August 20, 1955, the southern portion of the 13-mile toll road opened to traffic between Nashua and Manchester. On August 29, 1957, the 27-kilometer extension to the capital Concord opened. After construction of I-93 began in 1958, a northward extension of the Everett Turnpike was no longer necessary. In 1966, a 14-kilometer toll-free section of the Everett Turnpike, which is also numbered US 3, opened.

In 1978, the northern section of the toll road between Manchester and I-89 was widened to 2×3 lanes. In the 1980s, the southern toll section was widened to 2×3 lanes. Between 1997 and 2002, the southern toll-free section from the Massachusetts border to Nashua was widened to 2×3 lanes.

Toll road

The Everett Turnpike is a toll road. The toll road has an open toll system, with one toll plaza between Nashua and Manchester and one toll plaza between Manchester and Concord. On May 22, 2013 open road tolling began at the toll plaza between Manchester and Concord for users with an E-ZPass.

Spaulding Turnpike

Get started Portsmouth
End Milton
Length 33 mi
Length 53 km
→ Boston / Portland1 Portsmouth

2 Fox Run Road

3 Woodbury Avenue

4 Newington Village

5 Hilton Park

6 Dover

Toll Plaza

7 Dover

8 Downtown Dover

9 Dover

Toll Plaza

11 Rochester

12 Rochester

13 Rochester

14 Rochester

15 Farmington

16 East Rochester

17 Milton

18 Union

The Spaulding Turnpike is a turnpike in the US state of New Hampshire. The toll road connects north-south through an urbanized region along the border with Maine, from Interstate 95 in Portsmouth through Dover and Rochester to Milton. Parts of the route are actually toll routes, other parts can be traveled toll-free. The Spaulding Turnpike is 53 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The Spaulding Turnpike near Rochester.

The Spaulding Turnpike begins from US 1 in Portsmouth and then crosses Interstate 95, the coastal highway from Boston to Portland in Maine. The Spaulding Turnpike then heads northwards and is a toll road between Portsmouth and Dover. The bypass of Dover is toll-free, after which another toll section from Dover to Rochester follows. This part of the route passes through the Maine border area. North of Rochester, the road is toll-free again, after which the highway section ends at the hamlet of Union.


Two new turnpikes were approved in New Hampshire in 1953, following the success of the Blue Star Turnpike, opened in 1950. The first section of the toll road, some five miles in length, running from Portsmouth to Dover, opened to traffic in 1956. The second part was 27 kilometers long, and ran to US 202 in Rochester. This section opened to traffic in 1957. It wasn’t until much later, in 1981, that the Spaulding Turnpike Extension opened, a toll-free section further into Union to improve access to the Lake District in central New Hampshire.

Parts of the Spaulding Turnpike were initially constructed as a super two. In 1966 the bridge over Little Bay south of Dover was doubled. In 1984 the old bridge from 1957 was replaced by a new one. Between 2008 and 2012, the Rochester bypass was doubled to a freeway, immediately adding 2×3 lanes. Between 2010 and June 2016 a new bridge was built over the Little Bay with temporary 2×2 lanes. The old bridge was renovated until 2020, after which 2×4 lanes were available from June 2020.

Everett Turnpike, New Hampshire