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Drivers Urged to Use Caution at School Crossings

Portsmouth, N.H. - Officials remind motorists to be aware of crossing guards scattered throughout the city now that school is back in session.  Crossing guards will assist students and their parents who are walking and biking to school.  Drivers are urged to use caution near school neighborhoods, plan routes away from heavy school traffic if travel is time-sensitive, and to obey posted school speed limits and crossing guard signals.

Failure to obey school crossing guard directions-including stopping at least 25 feet from a crossing guard displaying a signal to stop-is a violation of New Hampshire law and carries a $100 fine for the initial offense, and a $250 penalty for subsequent offenses in the same calendar year.

Crossing guards will be posted at the following times and locations on school days:

  • 7 a.m. to 7:35 a.m., and 2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - South Street at Summit Street, Lafayette Road at Alumni Drive;
  • 7:15 a.m. to 7:40 a.m., and 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Parrott Ave. at Richards Ave. and at Richards Ave. and Middle St.
  • 7:50 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and 2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - Dennett Street at Franklin Drive
  • 8:20 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. - South Street at Junkins Avenue, Clough Drive and Sagamore Avenue
  • 8:25 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Van Buren Avenue at Fillmore Road.

Click here for the School Crossing Locations 2012 Map


Updated August, 2013


 Parking Clerk's Office, City of Portsmouth, 1 Junkins Ave. Portsmouth, NH-03801: Tel: (603) 610 - 7229