- Interstate 293
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Interstate 293 (abbreviated I-293) is an 11-mile long loop surrounding Manchester,
New Hampshire, USA in the rough shape of two sides of a right triangle. Completing the loop in the northeast (the hypotenuseof the triangle) is Interstate 93. The southern portion of the loop shares the road with NH 101 and passes near Manchester-Boston Regional Airportand the Mall of New Hampshire. The western portion of the loop shares the road with the Everett Turnpike, but there are no tolls on this portion of the turnpike.
June 16, 2008, the project to complete Exit 5 as a full interchange was complete. Drivers are now able to exit and enter Exit 5 both southbound and northbound. This exit is a Single Point Urban Interchange(SPUI), the third in New Hampshire.
Before the portion of the
Everett Turnpikethat completed the I-293 loop was accepted into the Interstate Highway System, the east-west freeway between I-93 and the Turnpike was designated as Interstate 193 (I-193).cite web |url=http://www.kurumi.com/roads/3di/ix93.html#293nh |title=3-digit Interstates from I-93|author=kurumi.com|accessdate=2006-09-20]
and very similar to the actual route of the Everett Turnpike. It also shows a spur which would have likely been designated I-193. This spur is further north than the I-193 that was eventually built, and was probably intended to link the proposed I-93 to downtown Manchester via the Queen City Bridge or a new river crossing in that area.
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