Texas State Highway 11

State Highway 11, or SH 11, is a highway that runs from US 59 (Future I-369) in Linden to SH 56 in Sherman in northeast Texas.

State Highway 11 marker

State Highway 11
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length153.2 mi[1] (246.6 km)
ExistedApril 4, 1917–present
Major junctions
West end SH 56 in Sherman
  US 69

I-30
US 271

US 259
East end
Future I-369 / US 59 in Linden
Location
CountiesGrayson, Fannin, Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Wood, Camp, Titus, Morris, Cass
Highway system
RE 10Loop 11

Route descriptionEdit

SH 11 begins at an intersection with State Highway 56 on the easternedge of Sherman, just north of the Sherman Regional Airport. The route then travels to the southeast through Northeast Texas. In 2009, it was rerouted around the city of Commerce, concurrent with State Highway 24 and State Loop 178, with the old routing through Commerce transferred to a business route. It continues southeast toward Sulphur Springs, where it shares a concurrency with State Highway 154 and the old routing of US 67, and intersects I-30 on the south side of town. After Sulphur Springs, the route takes a more easterly direction through Northeast Texas, before reaching its eastern terminus at US 59 (Future I-369) on the eastern edge of Linden.

HistoryEdit

State Highway 11 was one of the original twenty-five state highways proposed on June 21, 1917, overlaid on top of the Jefferson Highway.[2] In 1917, the routing was proposed from the Oklahoma border at Denison, south on present day U.S. Highway 69 through Whitewright into Greenville. From Greenville, it went east on U.S. Highway 67 to Mount Pleasant, and south on U.S. Highway 271 to Gilmer and along State Highway 300 to Longview, and finally, U.S. Highway 80 through Marshall to the Louisiana border.

On June 17, 1918, the segment from Gilmer to Longview had yet to be built, so the road was rerouted over the current US 271 and US 80 routes through Gladewater, Texas.[3]

On August 21, 1923, SH 11 had lost most of its original assignment. The section north of Greenville was transferred to SH 42, the section south to Gladewater was renumbered as SH 65, and the section east of there was transferred to SH 15. SH 11 was rerouted southeast via current SH 11 to Daingerfield, replacing part of SH 1A, then north on current U.S. Highway 259 to Omaha.[4] On March 16, 1927, SH 11 was rerouted via the current SH 11 to end at Commerce. The section from Greenville to Sulphur Springs became a rerouting of SH 1.[5] On March 19, 1929, SH 11 extended north to DeKalb. On February 8, 1933, it was extended to begin in Ladonia via the present day State Highway 50.[6] On July 15, 1935, the extension from Commerce to Ladonia was cancelled.[7] On November 24, 1936, this extension was restored.[8]

On September 26, 1939 the US 259 segment of SH 11 was cancelled and was transferred to SH 26, and SH 11 was extended from Daingerfield to Linden via its current alignment, replacing SH 47, and up US 59 to a terminus in Texarkana. The US 59 alignment of SH 11 was removed on October 13, 1947 and was transferred to US 59, The Ladonia-Commerce segment was removed as it became part of SH 50, and SH 11 was rerouted on its current assignment on December 17, 1970 over FM 1281 and part of FM 697.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
GraysonSherman  SH 56 (East Lamar Street)
  FM 697 east – Ida
  FM 1417 north
Tom Bean   FM 902 west / FM 2729 south (South Britton Street) – Cannon, Howewest end of FM 2729 overlap
  FM 2729 north (North Lyon Street) – White Rockeast end of FM 2729 overlap
Whitewright   US 69 north / SH 160 south – Bells, DenisonWestern end of US 69 concurrency
  FM 898 east – Downtown Whitewright
  US 69 south – GreenvilleEast end of US 69 overlap
Fannin  FM 151 – Whitewright, Orangeville
  FM 3297 north
  SH 121 – Bonham, Trentoninterchange
Randolph 
  Bus. SH 121 south
Western end of Bus. SH 121 concurrency
 
  Bus. SH 121 north
Eastern end of Bus. SH 121 concurrency
  FM 2815 north
  FM 1553
Bailey  SH 78 – Bonham, Leonard
HuntWolfe City  SH 34 – Honey Grove, Greenville
  FM 1563 westwest end of FM 1563 overlap
  FM 1563 eastwest end of FM 1563 overlap
  To FM 1563 / County Road 4700
Fairlie   FM 2655 to FM 1563 east
Commerce  
   SH 24 north / Bus. SH 11 east – Commerce, Sulphur Springs, Cooper, Paris
interchange; west end of SH 24 overlap
  SH 224
 
  Bus. SH 224 (Live Oak Street) – Commerce
   SH 24 south / Loop 178 west – Campbell, Northeast Texas Children's Museumeast end of SH 24 overlap; west end of Loop 178 overlap
  FM 3218 south
 
  Bus. SH 11 west – Commerce
east end of Loop 178 overlap
Hopkins  FM 275 south – Cumby
  FM 3134 north – Emblem
Ridgeway  FM 2653 south – Brashearwest end of FM 2653 overlap
  FM 2653 north – Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Uniteast end of FM 2653 overlap
Sulphur Springs  SH 19 north / Houston Street – Sulphur Springs, Paris, Southwest Dairy Museumwest end of SH 19 overlap
 
  Bus. US 67 – Sulphur Springs
  I-30 (US 67) – Texarkana, DallasI-30 exit 122
Rockdale  SH 19 south – Emory, Cantoneast end of SH 19 overlap
Sulphur Springs  FM 2297 – Arbala
  SH 154 – Quitman, Commerce, Cooper
Martin Springs  FM 2560 south – Reilly Springs
  FM 1870 north – Thermo
  FM 1567 west – Reilly Springs
Como  FM 69 north – Dikewest end of FM 69 overlap
  FM 69 south – Cokeeast end of FM 69 overlap
Pickton  FM 269 southwest end of FM 269 overlap
  FM 269 north – Pine Forest, Weavereast end of FM 269 overlap
  FM 3019 north – Greenwood
Franklin
No major junctions
WoodWinnsboro  FM 852 westwest end of FM 852 overlap
  SH 37 – Mount Vernon, Quitman
   FM 312 south / FM 852 east (South Walnut Street)east end of FM 852 overlap
  FM 1448 east
  FM 515 west – Coke
  FM 115 north – Scroggins
  FM 1647 south – Perryville
CampLeesburg  FM 1519 westwest end of FM 1519 overlap
  FM 1519 easteast end of FM 1519 overlap
  FM 21 north – Mount Vernon, Bob Sandlin State Park
  FM 1521 north – Rocky Mound
  Loop 179 east (David H. Abernathy Boulevard) – truck route to US 271
Pittsburg  FM 1520 north
  Loop 238 (Mount Pleasant Street / Rusk Street)
  FM 993 south (Lafayette Street)
  FM 557 east (Jefferson Street)
  US 271 (Greer Boulevard / truck route) – Mount Pleasant, Gilmer
Titus  FM 2348 north – Union Hill
  FM 1735 north – Northeast Texas Community College
MorrisCason  FM 144 south – Lone Starwest end of FM 144 overlap
  FM 144 north – Omahaeast end of FM 144 overlap
Daingerfield   US 259 north / SH 49 west (Broadnax Street) – Business District, Omaha, Mount Pleasantwest end of US 259 / SH 49 overlap
  US 259 south (Linda Drive) – Lone Star, LongviewEastern end of US 259 concurrency
  PR 17 – Daingerfield State Park
CassHughes Springs   FM 161 / FM 250 south (Taylor Street / Hanes Boulevard) – Naples, Lone Starwest end of FM 250 overlap
  FM 250 north (Keasler)east end of FM 250 overlap
   SH 49 east / FM 2612 west – Jefferson, Lone StarEastern end of SH 49 concurrency
  FM 130 west – Carterville
Linden  SH 8 – New Boston
  FM 125 (Main Street)
  US 59 (Future I-369) – Atlanta, JeffersonU.S. 59 is the future Interstate 369
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business routesEdit

SH 11 has one business route.

Business State Highway 11-H is a business loop that runs through Commerce. The road was bypassed in 2009 by SH 11.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "State Highway No. 11". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676699.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676765.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676878.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003676970.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673825.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673871.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ (PDF) https://publicdocs.txdot.gov/minord/MinuteOrderDocLib/003673888.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Business State Highway No. 11-H". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 26, 2009.

External linksEdit

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