Interstate 293 New Hampshire

Interstate 293 New Hampshire
History
North End
South End

Overview

Interstate 293 encircles Manchester west of I-93 and north of NH 101 from the town of Bedford. The freeway diverts traffic from Interstate 93, U.S. 3, and the F.E. Everett Turnpike along side the Merrimack River and Downtown Manchester.

History

The F.E. Everett Turnpike portion of Interstate 293 opened from NH 101 north to NH 3A (Queen City Avenue) in August 1955. I-293 between Queen City Avenue and the turnpike mainline along Interstate 93 followed with completion during August 1957.1

Originally, the east-west section of I-293 between the F.E. Everett Turnpike and I-93 was designated as Interstate 193. It opened in 1961 as part of the NH 101 upgrade planned between Manchester and the Seacoast. When Interstate 93 was completed to the east of Manchester in 1977, I-193 was renumbered as I-293 with the route extended north along the toll free portion of the Everett Turnpike through the city.2 AASHTO approved the redesignation on July 13, 1976.

Route Information

  • North End – Hooksett, NH

  • South End – Manchester, NH

  • Mileage – 11.18

  • Cities – Manchester

  • JunctionsI-93 F.E. Everett Tpk

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-293 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Source: 2015 AADT NHDOT Traffic Volume Reports

North End I-93 F.E. Everett Tpk – Hooksett, New Hampshire

I-293 F.E. Everett Tpk North at I-93

I-293/Everett Tpk north at I-93 - Hooksett, NH

Interstate 293 parallels NH 3A (Front Street) and the Merrimack River closely from Downtown Manchester north to the merge with I-93. Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-293/Everett Tpk north at I-93 - Hooksett, NH

Interstate 293 reconnects with I-93 just beyond the Hooksett town line in Merrimack County. Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-293/Everett Tpk north at I-93 - Hooksett, NH

The return ramp to I-93 south back into Manchester represents the last departure point before the tolled F.E. Everett Turnpike resumes northbound. I-293 merges on the left side of I-93 ahead of Exit 11 to Hackett Hill Road and NH 3A (River Road). Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-93 F.E. Everett Tpk South at I-293

I-93 south at I-293/Everett Tpk - Hooksett, NH

One mile ahead of the split with the F.E. Everett Turnpike (Interstate 293) on I-93 south in the town of Hooksett. 10/06/04

I-93 south at I-293/Everett Tpk - Hooksett, NH

I-293 overlays the toll free portion of the F.E. Everett Turnpike 8.4 miles to NH 101 at Bedford. The Turnpike extends south from Bedford to Nashua and the freeway along U.S. 3 to Lowell, Massachusetts. 10/06/04

I-93 south at I-293/Everett Tpk - Hooksett, NH

Interstate 93 separates from the F.E. Everett Turnpike along a sweeping three lane ramp. I-93 runs along the east side of Manchester while I-293 leads south directly to Downtown. 10/06/04

I-93 North at I-293 F.E. Everett Tpk

I-93 north at I-293/Everett Tpk - Manchester, NH

Interstate 93 northbound crosses the Merrimack River into the town of Hooksett ahead of both NH 3A and I-293 (F.E. Everett Turnpike) south. 10/06/14

I-93 north at I-293/Everett Tpk - Hooksett, NH

Interstate 93 shifts onto the F.E. Everett Turnpike north with three lanes at the modified trumpet interchange with I-293 south back into Manchester. 10/06/14

I-93 north at I-293/Everett Tpk - Hooksett, NH

The F.E. Everett Turnpike extends nine miles north along I-93 from I-293 to I-89 at Bow Junction. 10/06/14

I-293 North End Throwback

I-93 south at I-293/Everett Tpk - Hooksett, NH

Older diagrammatic sign for the I-93/293 split along the F.E. Everyett Turnpike southbound. This assembly was replaced by 2005. Photo by Dan Moraseski (10/00).

I-93/Everett Tpk south at I-293 - 2005

06/27/05

I-93/Everett Tpk south at I-293 - 2005

06/27/05

I-93 north at I-293 - 2001

Previous overheads at the merge with Interstate 293 on I-93 northbound. Photo by Cullen Wassell (09/01).

South End I-93 NH 101 – Manchester, New Hampshire

I-293 South NH 101 East at I-93

I-293/NH 101 east at I-93 - Manchester, NH

I-293 south / NH 101 east advance to within a half mile of Interstate 93. The two overlap east from the F.E. Everett Turnpike at Bedford. Photo by Peter Johnson (09/28/19).

I-293/NH 101 east at I-93 - Manchester, NH

Traffic partitions at the full-Y interchange with I-93. The towns of Derry and Salem are located along I-93 south between Manchester and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Portsmouth is the eastbound control city for NH 101 beyond I-93 north. Photo by Peter Johnson (09/28/19).

I-93 North at I-293 NH 101

I-93 north at I-293/NH 101 - Manchester

A wide median separates the roadways along I-93 two miles ahead of the unnumbered exchange with I-293 north / NH 101 west. Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-93 north at I-293/NH 101 - Manchester

A left exit departs in one mile for I-293 north / NH 101 west to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), Bedford and Downtown Manchester. Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-93 north at I-293/NH 101 - Manchester

Interstate 293 is the first of four interchanges along I-93 northbound for the city of Manchester. Ensuing ramps connect with Canadia Road/Hanover Street, Bridge Street and U.S. 3/NH 28. Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-93 north at I-293/NH 101 - Manchester

NH 101 combines with I-93 north 1.5 miles from the south end of Interstate 293. The Manchester freeway loop returns to I-93 in 7.5 miles at South Hooksett. Photo by H.B. Elkins (06/01/13).

I-93 North at I-293 NH 101

I-93/NH 101 south at I-293 - Manchester

NH 101 westbound merges with Interstate 93 at a three-wye interchange (Exit 7). The two routes head south beyond ramps with Hanover Street and Candia Road to their separation at I-293 north. Photo by H.B. Elkins (05/31/13).

I-93/NH 101 south at I-293 - Manchester

NH 101 is a freeway joining Hampton Beach and I-95 with Manchaster. The state route combines with I-293 west to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) via NH 3A (Brown Avenue) south and the town of Bedford. 06/27/05

I-93/NH 101 south at I-293 - Manchester

Two lanes partition from I-93 south for I-293/NH 101 across the south side of Manchester. NH 101 extends west from the F.E. Everett Turnpike and I-293 as a freeway to NH 114 in Bedford. The state route continues from there to Milford and Keene. Photo by H.B. Elkins (05/31/13).

I-293 South End Throwback

I-293/NH 101 south at I-93 - 2001

Former overheads at Huse Road for I-93 and the continuation of NH 101 north. Photo by Cullen Wassell (09/01).

I-293/NH 101 south at I-93 - 2001

Interstate 93 travels 23 miles north from I-293 to the capital city of Concord and 57 miles south to Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Cullen Wassell (09/01).

Page updated November 1, 2020.