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State Route 211 (SR 211) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that connects Ferndale with U.S. 101 in Humboldt County. The highway was originally designed to be the northernmost segment of State Route 1, but after construction of the Coast Highway through the Lost Coast region was abandoned, the route to Ferndale was renumbered to SR 211.

State Route 211 marker

State Route 211
Map of Humboldt County in northwestern California with SR 211 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 511
Maintained by Caltrans
Length5.395 mi[1] (8.682 km)
Major junctions
South endOcean Avenue in Ferndale
North end US 101 at Fernbridge
Location
CountiesHumboldt
Highway system
SR 210SR 213

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Route descriptionEdit

 
State Route 211 looking north from the city limits of Ferndale, California

Currently, Route 211 runs about 5 miles (8 km) from roughly the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Avenue in Ferndale north to US 101 in Fernbridge, crossing over the bridge of the same name over the Eel River. However, the highway was meant to extend south through the Lost Coast region to California State Route 1 near Rockport. This remaining 103 mi (166 km) of Highway 211 is unlikely ever to be constructed because of the steep and unstable highlands of the Lost Coast. The traversable route through Humboldt and Mendocino Counties is Chemise Mountain Road, Wilder Ridge Road, and Mattole Road, but these remain small mountain roads.

SR 211 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[2] but is not part of the National Highway System,[3] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[4]

HistoryEdit

This route was originally signed as the northernmost segment of California State Route 1, but was renumbered as SR 211 in 1984 after construction through the Lost Coast was abandoned; the portion of Highway 1 north of Rockport was then re-routed along the former State Route 208 to terminate with US 101 in Leggett.[5]

Major intersectionsEdit

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was when the route was established, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see the list of postmile definitions).[1] Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Humboldt County.

LocationPostmile
[1][6][7]
DestinationsNotes
Ferndale73.20Ocean AvenueSouth end of SR 211
R74.19Van Ness Avenue
R75.78Coffee Creek Road, Sage Road
R76.69Goble Lane
78.10Fernbridge over the Eel River
Fernbridge79.16  US 101 – Eureka, FortunaInterchange; north end of SR 211
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Division 1 of the California Streets and Highways Code". Sacramento: California Office of Legislative Counsel. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: California (North) (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 20, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  5. ^ California State Assembly. "An act...relating to state highways". 1983–1984 Session of the Legislature. Statutes of California. State of California. Ch. 409. Route 1 is from ... to US 101 near Leggett ... Section 508 of the Street and Highway Code [defining Route 208] is repealed ... Route 211 is from Route 1 near Rockport to Route 101 near Fernbridge.
  6. ^ California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  7. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

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