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U.S. Route 11 (US 11) in the U.S. state of Tennessee travels from the Georgia state line in Chattanooga to Knoxville, where it then splits into US 11E and US 11W. These two highways then travel to the Virginia state line near Kingsport and Bristol. During its length, it shares concurrencies with SR 2 and SR 38.

U.S. Route 11 marker

U.S. Route 11
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length124.86 mi (200.94 km)
Existed1920s[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
South end US 11 at the Georgia state line
 
North end US 11E / US 11W / US 70 in Knoxville
Location
CountiesHamilton, Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, Loudon, Knox
Highway system
SR 10US 11E

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Route descriptionEdit

 
US 11 along Lee Highway, south of Lenoir City

US 11 enters Tennessee west of Chattanooga. The route, concurrent with SR 38 from the state line north, runs parallel to Interstate 24 for three miles (5 km) to an intersection with Cummings Highway (US 41/US 64/US 72/SR 2). While SR 38 terminates here, US 11 follows the highway east into downtown Chattanooga. At the intersection of Broad Street and East 23rd Street, US 11 and US 64 separate from US 41 and US 72 and follow East 23rd east through downtown. The routes briefly overlap with US 41, here concurrent to US 76, on Dodds Avenue before resuming an easterly progression on Brainerd Road thereafter called Lee Highway.[1]

East of downtown, I-24 terminates while Interstate 75 continues east along the I-24 right-of-way. US 11 and US 64 continue to the northeast, through northern Chattanooga, and run concurrent with I-75 between exits 7 and 11. State Route 317 runs concurrent with I-75 between exits 7 and 9. At exit 11, the route splits, running through Ooltewah and Collegedale before entering Bradley County. The route travels north to Cleveland and comes to an interchange with APD-40 (US 64 Bypass/US 74/SR 311). In downtown Cleveland, US 64 separates from US 11, following State Route 40 east out of the city.[1]

US 11 parallels I-75 as it heads north, passing through Athens, where it intersects with SR 30 Sweetwater, where it intersects SR 68, Loudon, where it intersects SR 72, and Lenoir City where it intersects with US 321/SR 95. The route then forms a concurrency with US 70 (Kingston Pike) at Dixie Lee Junction and enters Knox County passing first through Farragut and then entering West Knoxville. The route comes to an intersection with SR 131 and then I-140 (Pellissippi Parkway). In downtown Knoxville, the routes intersect with US 129. US 11 and US 70 split east of Knoxville, and split into US 11E and US 11W. US 11W goes through Rutledge, Bean Station, Rogersville, and Kingsport. US 11E goes through Jefferson City, Morristown, Russellville, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Johnson City, where the route forms a concurrency with US 19, and Bristol, before crossing into Virginia.[1]

HistoryEdit

Cleveland to Charleston Concrete HighwayEdit

Cleveland to Charleston Concrete Highway
 
Original segment of U.S. Route 11 in Charleston.
 
 
 
 
LocationCharleston, Tennessee
Coordinates35°17′14″N 84°45′05″W / 35.28722°N 84.75139°W / 35.28722; -84.75139
Built1925-27
NRHP reference #07001382[2]
Added to NRHPJanuary 10, 2008

The longest segment of the original concrete U.S. Route 11 located in Charleston was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on January 10, 2008 as the Cleveland to Charleston Concrete Highway.[2] This segment was built from 1925 to 1927, and now consists of Market and Water Streets, and runs from U.S. 11 to the Hiwassee River where the original bridge was located.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HamiltonLookout Valley0.00.0  US 11 south (Birmingham Pike/SR 58 south) – TrentonContinuation into Georgia; southern terminus of unsigned SR 38
    US 41 north / US 64 west / US 72 west (Cummings Highway/SR 2) – JasperSouthern end of US 41/US 64/US 72/SR 2 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 38
  SR 318 south (Old Wauhatchie Pike) – Lookout MountainNorthern terminus of SR 318
  SR 148 south (Lookout Mountain Parkway) – Lookout MountainNorthern terminus of 148; No access to US 11 south/US 41 north/US 64 west/US 72 west from SR 148
Chattanooga   SR 17 (Tennessee Avenue) to SR 58 – Incline, Rock CitySouthern end of SR 17 concurrency
  US 27 north – Downtown, Red BankNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
     US 41 south / US 72 east / SR 17 north (Broad Street) / SR 58 west (West 20th Street)Eastern end of US 41 / US 72 concurrency; western end of SR 58 concurrency
  SR 58 (Market Street)Eastern end of SR 58 concurrency
  I-24Direct access only from northbound I-24; I-24 exit 180A
   US 41 / US 76 (Westside Drive/SR 8) – East RidgeSouthern end of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
   US 41 / US 76 (East Main Street/SR 8)Northern end of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
McCallie Tunnels under Missionary Ridge
  SR 320 east (East Brainerd Road) – East BrainerdWestern terminus of SR 320
  SR 153 – Soddy-Daisy, Falling WaterSR 153 exit 1
  SR 317 west (Bonny Oaks Drive) – TynerSouthern end of SR 317 concurrency
   I-75 south / US 74 west – AtlantaSouthern end of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 7
  SR 317 east (Apison Pike) – Ooltewah, CollegedaleNorthern end of SR 317 concurrency; I-75 exit 9
Ooltewah   I-75 north / US 74 east – KnoxvilleEastern end of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 11
  SR 321 south (Main Street) – Collegedale, East BrainerdNorthern terminus of SR 321
BradleyCleveland  
   US 64 Byp. / US 74 (APD-40/SR 311)
Interchange on US 64 Bypass (APD-40)
 
  US 11 Byp. north (Keith Street/SR 2)
Southern terminus of US 11 Bypass; northern end of unsigned SR 2 concurrency; southern end of unsigned SR 40 concurrency; western terminus of unsigned SR 40
   US 64 west (W. Inman Street/SR 40/SR 74) / SR 312 east (Harrison Pike)Western terminus of US 64 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 312; northern end of unsigned SR 40 concurrency; southern end of unsigned SR 74 concurrency
   SR 60 (25th Street NW/APD-40) to I-75 – Dayton, DaltonNorthern terminus of APD-40 designation
 
  US 11 Byp. (Keith Street/SR 2) – Athens
Northern terminus of US 11 Bypass and SR 74; southern end of unsigned SR 2 concurrency
Paul Huff ParkwayEastern terminus of Paul Huff Parkway
Charleston   SR 308 west (Lauderdale Memorial Highway) to I-75Eastern terminus of SR 308
Hiwassee RiverBridge over the Hiwassee River
McMinnCalhoun  SR 163 east (Bowater Road) – Downtown Calhoun, DelanoSouthern end of SR 163 concurrency
   SR 163 west (Lamonville Road) to I-75Northern end of SR 163 concurrency
Riceville  
   US 11 Bus. north / SR 39 east (Riceville Road) – Downtown Athens, Englewood
Southern end of SR 39 concurrency; southern terminus of US 11 Business
   SR 39 west (Riceville Road) to I-75 – DecaturNorthern end of SR 39 concurrency
Athens  SR 30 (Decatur Pike) – Dayton, EtowahWest to I-75
 
  US 11 Bus. (Redfern Drive / North Jackson Street) – Downtown Athens
Northern terminus of US 11 Business
  SR 305 (Ingleside Avenue) – I-75, Downtown AthensWest to I-75
Niota   SR 309 west (Union Grove Road) to I-75Eastern terminus of SR 309
MonroeSweetwater  SR 68 (New Highway 68) – Spring City, MadisonvilleWest to I-75
   SR 322 (Oakland Road) to I-75 – Vonore
LoudonPhiladelphia   SR 323 west (Pond Creek Road) to I-75Eastern terminus of SR 323
Loudon   SR 72 (Loudon Highway) to I-75 – Kingston
Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. Loudon County Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River
   SR 324 west (Sugar Limb Road) to I-75Eastern terminus of SR 324
Lenoir City  US 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway/SR 73/SR 95) – Oak Ridge, Greenback, Maryville
Dixie Lee Junction  US 70 west (Kingston Pike/SR 1) – KingstonEastern terminus of SR 2; southern end of US 70/SR 1 concurrency
KnoxFarragut  SR 332 east (S Campbell Station Road)Western terminus of SR 332
Knoxville  SR 131 north (Lovell Road)Southern terminus of SR 131
  I-140 (Pellissippi Parkway) – Maryville, Oak RidgeI-140 Exit 1 westbound; Exit 1 A/B eastbound
  SR 332 (Northshore Drive)
Kingston Pike to Cumberland Avenue - Downtown KnoxvilleFormer routing of US 11/US 70/SR 1 through downtown Knoxville; western end of now unsigned   SR 158 (Neyland Drive) concurrency
    US 129 (Alcoa Highway/SR 115) to I-40 to I-75 – Alcoa, MaryvilleInterchange
  SR 450 east (Joe Johnson Boulevard) – University of TennesseeWestern terminus of SR 450
Lake Loudon Boulevard – University of Tennessee, Thompson-Boling Arena, Neyland Stadium
Walnut Street – Civic Colesium / Blount Mansion / James White FortIntersection with exit to Tennessee Riverboat Landing
Volunteer LandingEastbound exit only
   SR 158 east (James White Parkway) to I-40Eastbound exit, westbound entrance; eastern end of now unsigned SR 158 concurrency
  SR 71 south (James White Parkway)Southern end of unsigned SR 71 concurrency; interchange; follows Hall of Fame Drive
W Church Avenue - Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Downtown
Summit Hill Drive - DowntownTo US 441/SR 62
East 5th Avenue - Downtown
Hall of Fame Drive (SR 71 north)
Northern end of unsigned SR 71 concurrency; East 5th Avenue is the former routing of US 11/US 70/SR 1; follows Magnolia Avenue
124.86200.94    US 11W north (Rutledge Pike/SR 1) / US 11E north / US 70 east (Asheville Highway/SR 168)Route splits into US 11E and US 11W; US 70/SR 1 continues along US 11E; eastern terminus of unsigned SR 168
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Official Transportation Map (back) (PDF) (Map). TDOT. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (April 15, 2008). "National Register Information System – Cleveland to Charleston Concrete Highway (#07001382)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved March 4, 2019.