New Hampshire/Archive

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Cities and Towns

There are 234 Cities and Towns in the state. See Cities in New Hampshire for proper naming information.

Major Roads

See Road names/USA, Road types/USA and New Hampshire/Roads by type

Interstate 89 - From Concord to Lebanon (60.80 mi)
Interstate 93 - (Portions Toll) From Salem to Littleton (131.39 mi)
Interstate 95 - (Portions Toll) From Seabrook to Portsmouth (16.11mi)
Interstate 293 - From Manchester to Hooksett (11.18 mi)
Interstate 393 - From Concord to Pembroke (4.50 mi)


Places in New Hampshire should follow the national guidelines for Places and should not deviate without consensus in the state forum.

Gas Station

Gas Stations

You should familiarize yourself with the gas stations wiki - specifically naming, branding, and stop points.

Also understand, that to provide the best navigation instructions for a Wazer, u-turns should be enabled at each end of the PLR drawn through the gas station.


Not mapped. Handled by POI Search. Those with historical significance can be mapped. Internal roads should be mapped using the Parking Lot Road type if roads are warranted.

Major Construction Projects

See the New Hampshire Forum for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.

Functional Classification of Roads

See Road names/USA and Road types/USA.

New Hampshire is participating in the new functional classification across the entire state. Some highways may be downgraded, others may be upgraded.

FC cross reference

  • An Urban Interstate, Urban Principal Arterial Freeway & Expressway (1, 11, 12) is a  Freeway 
  • Any road that acts, looks, & feels like a freeway should be set to  Freeway  road type.
  • An Urban Principal Arterial-Other (2, 14) is a  Major Highway 
  • An Urban Minor Arterial (6, 16) is a  Minor Highway 
  • An Urban Collector (7, 8, 17) is a  Primary Street 
  • All other roads are to be classified as  Street 

Match Rural FC labels to its Urban FC counterpart

A US Highway should never be typed lower than Major Highway (MH)

Refer to this chart to determine the road type of a given road based on the functional class. (NHDOT FC map is here - Allow a few moments for the PDF to load).

NHDOT to Waze conversion table

The numbers correspond to the FC type indicated. (e.g. Class 6 road is a Minor Arterial)

Highway Systems
Interstate US Hwy (incl. some special routes) State Hwy (incl. some special routes) State Hwy BUS, SPUR[a], LOOP Locally-maintained
example>>>>> I-95 N US-2 SR-27 (SR-27A) SR-400 Loop Robertson St

  Interstate (1,11)    Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a
  Other Freeways & Expressways (12)  n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
  Other Principal Arterials (2,14)  n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major 
  Minor Arterial (6,16)  n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   Minor 
  Major Collector (7,17)  n/a  Major   Minor   PS   PS 
  Minor Collector (8)  n/a  Major   Minor   PS   PS 
 Local Roads (9)  n/a  Major   Minor   PS   Street 

Road types

Locking roads

In New Hampshire we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

New Hampshire Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segments
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  3
 Primary Street  1 (Auto)
 Street  1 (Auto)
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5
 Private Road  1 (Auto)

Note: Do Not Mass Edit just to update locks to these standards, these can adjusted as you find while editing other aspects of the segments such as FC, speed limits, naming, etc.

Some segments still warrant higher locks and care should be taken when setting segment lock to these standards to look for and protect these special setups with higher locks. Some examples; segments which are part of BDP, U-turn prevention, or using micro-doglegs, or other complex intersection setups.

National guidance


  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private"
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.

Non-Drivable Roads

Walking Trails, Pedestrian Boardwalks, & Stairways should not be mapped.

It is permitted to map Railroads, according to the wiki, since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to affect drivers on adjacent roads.

Speed / Red Light Cameras

Both Speed and Red Light Cameras are not permitted in New Hampshire and should not be added/approved.

To Do List

Want to help out with the map in New Hampshire? Check out the New Hampshire/To do list. (May be out of date or may not yet exist.)

Mapping Resources

NH GIS Project Viewer

NH GIS Road Viewer

Nashua Closures (official City site)


USA section of Waze Forum

New Hampshire section of Waze Forum

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments
Level 6 Country Managers
orbitc(6) [PM] Profile L6.png New England Region Manager
Level 5 Managers
karlcr9911(5) [PM] Profile L5.png State Manager Badge Mentor.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
SM of NH & TX / AM NYC / CM USA & WME Mentor
MojaveCactusMonkey(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Statewide SM of CT/RI & NV, Country Manager USA
Dmcrandall(5) [PM] Profile L5.png Southern half of state, South of Exit 20 on I-93 Badge Mentor.pngBadge StateManager.pngBadge MapRaider.png
State Manager MA/AZ & WME Mentor.
Level 4 Area Managers
moogonk(4) [PM] Profile L4.png Nashua, Hudson, Litchfield, Windham, Pelham, parts of Merrimack and Salem
Level 3 Area Managers
JFeather60(3) [PM] Profile L3.png West of Nashua along border to Fitzwilliam AM extends to MA
Other Area Edtiors
Le_Mig402(2) [PM] Profile L2.png Southwestern NH, all along NH-101, and up into the White Mountains Also access to Portland ME, halfway up I-91 in VT, and many parts of MA

If you are an active editor in the State of New Hampshire, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in New Hampshire, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).