California State Route 211

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For the earlier highway signed as Route 211, see California State Route 211 (1964-1965).

State Route 211 marker

State Route 211
Main Street, Fernbridge Drive
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 511
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 5.395 mi[1] (8.682 km)
Major junctions
South end: Ocean Avenue in Ferndale
North end: US 101 at Fernbridge
Highway system
SR 210 SR 213

State Route 211 is a California state highway in Humboldt County that connects Ferndale with U.S. 101.

This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System.[2]

Route description[edit]

State Route 211 crossing the Eel River
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.

History[edit]

This route was originally planned to be the northernmost segment of California State Route 1, but was renumbered as SR 211 after construction through the Lost Coast was abandoned. The portion of Highway 1 north of Rockport was then re-routed to terminate with US 101 in Leggett.

Major intersections[edit]

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.

Location Postmile
[1][3][4]
Destinations Notes
Ferndale 73.20 Ocean Avenue
R74.19 Van Ness Avenue
  R75.78 Coffee Creek Road, Sage Road
  R76.69 Goble Lane
Fernbridge 79.16 US 101 – Eureka, Fortuna Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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