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State Route 11 (SR 11) is a north–south freeway in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 30 (US 30) in East Liverpool at the West Virginia state line on the Jennings Randolph Bridge over the Ohio River; its northern terminus is at SR 531 in Ashtabula. The route is concurrent with US 30 through East Liverpool and with Interstate 80 (I-80) near Youngstown. The first section of the route to be completed, from Canfield to Austintown, opened in 1969. The entire current route was complete in 1972, and upgraded to a divided highway by 1980.

State Route 11 marker

State Route 11
Lake to River Highway[1]
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length99.60 mi[2][3][4][5] (160.29 km)
Existedc. 1967–1969–present
Major junctions
South end US 30 in East Liverpool
  SR 7 / SR 39 in East Liverpool
US 30 / SR 45 in West Point
I-80 / I-680 near Youngstown
I-80 / SR 711 near Girard
SR 82 near Niles
I-90 near Ashtabula
North end SR 531 in Ashtabula
Location
CountiesColumbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula
Highway system
SR 10SR 12

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

All of SR 11 is included as a part of the National Highway System, a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[6] The highest traffic count is at I-80 near Austintown, where 38,360 vehicles travel the highway on average each day.[7] The lowest traffic count is near US 6, where 5,550 vehicles travel the highway on average each day.[8]

SR 11 starts at Jennings Randolph Bridge, and becomes concurrent with US 30 and SR 39 as it turns southwest. The concurrency bends around East Liverpool, SR 39 leaves the concurrency, and SR 7 joins it. The route finally turns north and leaves East Liverpool. It turns northwest, near the southern terminus of SR 170. It intersects the concurrency termini of SR 7 and US 30 in these three miles. SR 11 travels through forests, passes by Lisbon, only connecting with SR 154 at an interchange. The highway travels north to near Leetonia, where it meets SR 344 at a diamond interchange. The forests slowly change into farmland, as it passes under SR 14 and into Mahoning County.[2][9]

In Mahoning County, the route becomes part of the eastern city limits of Canfield, meeting US 224 at a parclo interchange. The highway crosses over the Ohio Turnpike, and becomes concurrent with I-80 few miles later. Here, most of the route is surrounded by urban areas. The interchange with I-80 and I-680 is incomplete, with ramps from I-680 west to I-80 east and I-80 west to I-680 east missing. I-80 and SR 11 travel northeast, leaves Mahoning County, and enters Trumbull County. SR 11 and I-80 split at the interchange at SR 711, east of Girard. This interchange is also incomplete, with ramps from I-80 east to SR 711 south and SR 711 to I-80 west missing.[3][4][9]

SR 11 continues north toward Ashtabula, meeting interchanges for SR 82 and an access road to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Urban areas transition back into rural areas here. It later intersects SR 305 and SR 5 at diamond interchanges near Cortland. The route then enters Ashtabula County, and travels in a straight line, passing through US 322, a rest area, US 6, and SR 307. Mostly forests and fields are between the highway. The route slowly bends northwest, and meets I-90 at a cloverleaf interchange. The route crosses over Ashtabula River, and bypasses Ashtabula. It ends at SR 531, part of the Lake Erie Circle Tour, at a stop sign.[5][9]

HistoryEdit

 
SR 11 near SR 5

SR 11 was designated between 1967–1969 as a connector between Canfield and Austintown.[10][11] Two years later, it was extended north to I-80, and south to SR 7, five miles (8.0 km) north of East Liverpool. A section from SR 531 to SR 307 was also completed. Those two sections were later connected.[11][12] By 1972, all parts of the route were complete.[12][13] SR 11 was upgraded to a limited access highway, from SR 82 to SR 307, between 1972 and 1981.[13][14][15] In 2000, construction began for the King Graves Road interchange,[16] which opened a year later.[17] On October 24, 2005, the interchange at SR 711 and I-80/SR 11 opened, after it was modified to connect SR 711.[18] The only rest area on SR 11 received turn lanes in 2011.[19]

SR 11 was designated as the "Lake to River highway" on September 28, 1973.[1] The section in Ashtabula County was also designated as the "Marine Private Henry Kalinowski Memorial Highway" on April 7, 2009.[20] Around 2002, the section in East Liverpool, starting from Newell Street, and ending at the state line, was designated as the "Lou Holtz Highway".[21][22]

Chemical spillsEdit

There have been three chemical spills on SR 11. The first one happened on November 30, 1984. A tanker truck leaked Titanium tetrachloride at the I-80/SR 11 interchange at Girard. About 200 residents who lived near the highway were evacuated. No injuries were reported, and the chemicals were soon contained.[23] A spill was reported on July 7, 1996. A tanker truck spilled methyl alcohol onto SR 11 northbound, in Fairfield Township. The spill was contained, and charges were filed against the driver.[24] The third and most recent one, happened on September 9, 2003. A tanker spilled one US gallon (3.8 L) of a flammable solvent between SR 344 and SR 154. There were no evacuations.[25]

Exit listEdit

Note that Columbiana county does not have exit numbers on destination signage.

CountyLocationmi[2][3][4][5]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Ohio River0.000.00  US 30 east – PittsburghJennings Randolph Bridge; southern terminus of SR 11 and its concurrency with US 30 at West Virginia state line
ColumbianaEast Liverpool0.04–
0.33
0.064–
0.53
  SR 39 east – MidlandSouthern end of SR 39 concurrency; southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.58–
1.34
0.93–
2.16
Downtown East Liverpool
1.57–
1.82
2.53–
2.93
   SR 7 (West Eighth Street) / SR 39 – WellsvilleSouthern end of SR 7 concurrency; northern end of SR 39 concurrency
St. Clair Township4.39–
4.90
7.07–
7.89
  SR 170 – Calcutta, East PalestineSouthern terminus of SR 170
St. ClairMadison
township line
7.26–
7.51
11.68–
12.09
   SR 7 (Lisbon Street) / SR 267 – RogersNorthern end of SR 7 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 267
Madison Township10.72–
10.82
17.25–
17.41
   US 30 (East Liverpool Road) to SR 45 – West Point, LisbonNorthern end of US 30 concurrency
Elkrun Township15.30–
15.63
24.62–
25.15
   SR 154 to US 30 – Rogers, Lisbon
Fairfield Township23.51–
23.87
37.84–
38.42
  SR 344 – Columbiana, Leetonia
MahoningBeaver Township26.86–
27.33
43.23–
43.98
27   SR 46 (Columbiana–Canfield Road) to SR 14
Canfield Township33.81–
34.33
54.41–
55.25
34  US 224 (Boardman–Canfield Road) – Canfield, Poland
Austintown Township39.05–
39.59
62.84–
63.71
39  CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue) – Austintown
40.51–
41.39
65.19–
66.61
41A  I-80 west – ClevelandNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; I-80 east exit 224A
41B  I-680 east – YoungstownNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; I-680 exit 1
  I-80 west – ClevelandSouthern end of I-80 concurrency; I-80 west exit 224
TrumbullWeathersfield Township42.21–
42.59
67.93–
68.54
226Salt Springs RoadExit numbers follow I-80
Girard43.43–
43.84
69.89–
70.55
227  US 422 (South State Street) – Girard
Liberty Township44.4771.57  I-80 eastLeft entrance southbound; northern end of I-80 concurrency; I-80 east exit 228, west exit 228B; southbound access via SR 711 exit 46A
45.9373.9246B  SR 711 – YoungstownSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
48.15–
48.54
77.49–
78.12
48Tibbets-Wick Road
Vienna Township51.27–
51.97
82.51–
83.64
51  SR 82 – Warren, SharonModified cloverleaf interchange
ViennaFowler
township line
54.24–
54.97
87.29–
88.47
54  King Graves RoadAccess to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and Air Reserve station
Fowler Township57.26–
57.58
92.15–
92.67
57  SR 305 (Wilson Sharpsville Road) – Cortland, Hartford
Johnston Township61.28–
61.65
98.62–
99.22
61   SR 5 (Warren Road) to SR 88 – Cortland
GreeneGustavus
township line
67.79–
68.18
109.10–
109.73
68  SR 87 (Kinsman Road) – Middlefield, Jamestown
AshtabulaColebrook Township72.86–
73.23
117.26–
117.85
73  US 322 – Orwell, Jamestown
New Lyme Township77.81–
78.16
125.22–
125.79
78  US 6 – Chardon, Andover
LenoxDorset
township line
84.35–
84.79
135.75–
136.46
84  SR 307 – Jefferson
Denmark Township87.78–
88.19
141.27–
141.93
87  SR 167 – Jefferson
Plymouth Township92.46–
92.76
148.80–
149.28
92  SR 46 (State Road)Northern terminus of SR 46
93.91–
94.28
151.13–
151.73
94  I-90 – Cleveland, Erie
94.98–
95.18
152.86–
153.18
95CR 329 (Seven Hills Road)
Ashtabula Township96.34–
96.61
155.04–
155.48
96  SR 84 (South Ridge Road)
97.31–
97.61
156.61–
157.09
97  US 20 (North Ridge Road) – Ashtabula
Ashtabula98.60–
98.94
158.68–
159.23
9821st Street
99.60160.29   SR 531 (East Sixth Street) / LECT – North KingsvilleNorthern terminus of SR 11 at a T-intersection with stop sign
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ORC 5533.28 Lake to River highway". Ohio Administrative Code. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Columbiana County" (PDF). pp. 4–5. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Mahoning County" (PDF). pp. 3–4. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Trumbull County" (PDF). pp. 6–8. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Ashtabula County" (PDF). pp. 5–7. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  6. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  7. ^ Traffic Survey Reports – Trumbull County (PDF) (Report). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  8. ^ Traffic Survey Reports – Ashtabula County (PDF) (Report). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2012. p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c Google (January 25, 2014). "Ohio State Route 11" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  10. ^ Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1967. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  11. ^ a b Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  12. ^ a b Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1971. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  13. ^ a b Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1972. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  14. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1976. Archived from the original (MrSID) on October 12, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  15. ^ Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1981. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  16. ^ "Taft Breaks Ground For King Graves Interchange" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. November 30, 2000. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  17. ^ "Tafts Attends Opening of King Graves Interchange" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. October 24, 2001. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  18. ^ Goodwin, John, Jr. (October 25, 2005). "After years, residents can hit open road". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  19. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 (March 2011). "2011 District 4 Construction Program" (DOC). p. 8. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  20. ^ "ORC 5533.281 Marine Private Henry Kalinowski Memorial Highway". Ohio Administrative Code. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  21. ^ Sapakoff, Gene (January 6, 2002). "Route 11 renamed Lou Holtz Highway for native son". The Post and Courier. Charlestown, SC. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  22. ^ "Technical Services Straight Line Diagram: U.S. Route 30 – Columbiana County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation. pp. 10–14. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  23. ^ Webster, Emily; Ott, Thomas; Roberts, Tim (November 30, 1984). "Gas forces evacuation: Caustic leaks from tanker". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. p. B2. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  24. ^ "Methyl alcohol spills on Route 11". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. July 7, 1996. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  25. ^ "Part of Route 11 closed". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. September 9, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2013.

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