New Hampshire Route 132
Map of central New Hampshire with NH 132 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NHDOT
Length40.012 mi[1] (64.393 km)
Major junctions
South end NH 9 in Concord
Major intersections
North end US 3 / NH 25 in Ashland
Location
CountiesMerrimack, Belknap, Grafton
Highway system
NH 130 NH 135
NH 3A
US 4

New Hampshire Route 132 (abbreviated NH 132) is a 40.012-mile-long (64.393 km) north–south highway in Belknap and Merrimack counties in central New Hampshire. NH 132 runs from Concord north to Ashland in the Lakes Region, parallel to Interstate 93.

The southern terminus of NH 132 is at New Hampshire Route 9 near Concord Municipal Airport. The northern terminus of NH 132 is at U.S. Route 3 and New Hampshire Route 25 in Ashland.

Route description

NH 132 serves as a local route closely paralleling I-93 for its entire length. This is a role usually held by US 3, however in the Lakes Region, US 3 takes a more easterly route and deviates some distance from I-93.

The route's southern terminus is at NH 9 in Concord and is known locally as East Side Drive. In East Concord village, a traffic circle provides access to Shawmut Street, West Portsmouth Street, and I-93, while NH 132 exits the traffic circle on Mountain Road. Near the northern boundary of Concord, Hoit Road provides access to I-93 and US 4. Entering Canterbury the local name changes to Southwest Road, and then at Center Road (which provides access to the Canterbury town center) changes again to Northwest Road. Entering Northfield the local name becomes Concord Road, and NH 132 crosses under I-93 without interchanging. Closely paralleling the southbound lanes of I-93, it crosses under it again without an interchange, doubles back over the freeway, and has a half interchange with it just south of the twin villages of Tilton Northfield. Here the local name changes to Park Street, and after crossing a bridge over the Winnipesaukee River and entering the town of Tilton, it immediately joins US 3 along Main Street. Another interchange with I-93 occurs in the main commercial district of Tilton, and immediately after the interchange, NH 132 leaves its concurrency with US 3 to turn northbound along Sanborn Road entering the town of Sanbornton.

After passing the main village of Sanbornton, NH 127 has its eastern terminus at NH 132 in the village of Gaza, at which point the name changes to Stage Road. Passing between I-93 and Hermit Lake, NH 132 crosses under the freeway again briefly entering the town of Meredith before entering New Hampton without intersecting any other roads. Intersecting with NH 104 near New Hampton School, NH 132 merges with NH 104 and goes east to have another interchange with I-93. Just east of the interchange, NH 132 leaves the concurrency and turns north on an unnamed road. NH 132 passes under I-93 twice more before leaving New Hampton and entering Ashland, just south of the main village of that town. In Ashland, the route follows Depot Street before reaching its northern terminus at US 3/NH 25 (Daniel Webster Highway) at the center of the village.

History

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NH 132 was once known as New Hampshire Route 3B, a designation derived from U.S. Route 3, as there is no state route numbered "3" in New Hampshire. The Route 3B designation was in use circa 1941 through 1971, per newspapers of the era.[2][3]

Major intersections

CountyLocation[1][4]mi[1][4]kmDestinationsNotes
MerrimackConcord0.0000.000 NH 9 – Portsmouth, ConcordSouthern terminus
0.435–
0.618
0.700–
0.995

I-393 / US 4 / US 202 to I-93 – Portsmouth, Plymouth, Manchester
Exit 2 on I-393 / US 4 / US 202
2.302–
2.343
3.705–
3.771
I-93 / US 4 – Plymouth, ManchesterExit 16 on I-93 / US 4
6.35110.221Hoit Road to I-93 / US 4 – Penacook, BoscawenExit 17 on I-93
Canterbury10.79117.366West Road to I-93Exit 18 on I-93
Northfield16.822–
17.031
27.072–
27.409
I-93 south – Concord, ManchesterExit 19 on I-93 north
BelknapTilton17.93228.859 US 3 south / NH 11 west – FranklinSouthern end of concurrency with US 3 / NH 11
19.210–
19.593
30.915–
31.532
I-93 – Canterbury, Concord, Boston, New Hampton, Plymouth
NH 140 east – Belmont, Gilmanton
Exit 20 on I-93
Western terminus of NH 140
19.68531.680 US 3 north / NH 11 east – LaconiaNorthern end of concurrency with US 3 / NH 11
Sanbornton24.89040.057 NH 127 south – FranklinNorthern terminus of NH 127
New Hampton32.37152.096 NH 104 west – BristolSouthern end of concurrency with NH 104
33.137–
33.360
53.329–
53.688
I-93 – Tilton, Concord, Ashland, PlymouthExit 23 on I-93
33.74954.314 NH 104 east – MeredithNorthern end of concurrency with NH 104
GraftonAshland40.01264.393 US 3 / NH 25 – Plymouth, Holderness, MeredithNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  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. ^ "To Remember Soldier". The Portsmouth Herald. January 27, 1941. p. 4. Retrieved July 1, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Canterbury Teen Killed in Crash". Nashua Telegraph. AP. July 3, 1971. p. 2. Retrieved July 1, 2020 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ 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]