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State Route 211 (SR 211) is a Washington state highway located in Pend Oreille County. The 15.18-mile (24.43 km) long route that begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 2 (US 2) east of Diamond Lake. The highway extends north to end at SR 20 in Usk, a small community south of Cusick. The roadway serves as a bypass of Newport. The route originally was established as Secondary State Highway 6B (SSH 6B) in 1937. SSH 6B was later renumbered to SR 311 in 1964 during the highway renumbering. After SR 20 was extended east over SR 31, the highway was renumbered to SR 211.

State Route 211 marker

State Route 211
Map of Pend Oreille County in northeastern Washington with SR 211 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of SR 20
Defined by RCW 47.17.416
Maintained by WSDOT
Length15.18 mi[2] (24.43 km)
Existed1975[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 2 near Diamond Lake
North end SR 20 in Usk
Location
CountiesPend Oreille
Highway system
SR 207SR 213

Route descriptionEdit

State Route 211 (SR 211) begins its 15.18 miles (24.43 km) of highway at an intersection with U.S. Route 2 (US 2), a major west–east route, east of Diamond Lake.[2] After the intersection, the road travels northwest to Sacheen Lake and north to Deer Valley before continuing northbound to Davis Lake. After Davis Lake, the road intersects Westside Kalispel Road and advances north to its terminus at SR 20 in Usk, located south of Cusick.[3] North of the US 2 intersection, an estimated 2,200 motorists utilized Lewis Street daily based on average annual daily traffic (AADT) data collected by the Washington State Department of Transportation.[4]

HistoryEdit

 
The shield of SR 311, which was SR 211 from 1964 until 1975.

SR 211 was originally established as Secondary State Highway 6B (SSH 6B) in 1937, during the creation of the Primary and secondary highway system;[5] the highway ran from U.S. Route 195 (US 195) to Primary State Highway 6 (PSH 6). US 195 later became US 2 in 1948, as part of a westward expansion. The Washington State Legislature renumbered and changed the system in 1964, PSH 6 became SR 31 and SSH 6B became SR 311.[6][7] SR 20 was later extended east over the route of SR 31 in 1973 and SR 311 was renumbered to SR 211 in 1975.[1][8]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire highway is in Pend Oreille County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00  US 2 – Spokane, NewportSouthern terminus
Usk15.1824.43  SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) – Colville, NewportNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Washington State Legislature (1975). "RCW 47.17.416: State route No. 211". Retrieved May 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Washington State Department of Transportation (2006). "State Highway Log: Planning Report, SR 2 to SR 971" (PDF). Retrieved May 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Google (May 25, 2009). "State Route 211" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
  4. ^ Washington State Department of Transportation (2007). "2007 Annual Traffic Report" (PDF). Retrieved May 25, 2009.
  5. ^ Washington State Legislature (March 18, 1937). "Chapter 207: Classification of Public Highways". Session Laws of the State of Washington. Session Laws of the State of Washington (1937 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. p. 1004. Retrieved May 25, 2009. (b) Secondary State Highway No. 6B; beginning at Usk on Primary State Highway No. 6, thence in a southerly direction by the most feasible route by way of Sacheen Lake to a junction with Primary State Highway No. 6 southwest of Newport.
  6. ^ C. G. Prahl (December 1, 1965). "Identification of State Highways" (PDF). Washington State Highway Commission, Department of Highways. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
  7. ^ United States Geological Survey (1966). Sandpoint, 1966 (Map). 1:250,000. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
  8. ^ Washington State Highway Commission, Department of Highways (1970). "Annual Traffic Report" (PDF). Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 25, 2009.

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