Talk:U.S. Route 11
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US 11 is a north-south highway. As such, it splits into eastern and western segments in Northeast Tennessee. Thus, the designations "E" and "W" refer to branches of US 11, not direction.
- Why not?
- Why not?
- Because it was the best route, probably.
Yes, a separate article should be created for US 11 in Louisiana.
Yes, a separate article should be created for US 11 in Mississippi.
Why until 1929, U.S. 11 ended just south of Picayune, Mississippi at the Pearl River border with Louisiana? --Patricknoddy 14:24, 26 Jul 2004 (UTC)User:Patricknoddy User talk:Patricknoddy 10:21 July 26, 2004 (EDT)
- Because you kill dinosaurs at night.
Truck US 11 (Bristol) 
History notes 
- State highway numbers
- LA: 2
- MS: N/A
- AL: 2
- GA: 58
- TN: 38?, 2, 1
- VA: 10, 33
- WV: 52
- MD: N/A
- PA: 13, 4, 19, 2
- NY: 2
- Auto trails
- Jackson Highway, Poplarville to Meridian
- Magnolia Route, Hattiesburg to Meridian
- Lee Highway, Chattanooga to New Market
- Lackawanna Trail, Scranton to Binghamton
It's strange that such a major route didn't have an auto trail north of New Market. It's probably because the trails wanted to serve major cities like Washington. But that doesn't explain through Alabama. --NE2 04:36, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
Quebec shield 
An IP user starting with 75.47 is attempting to remove the Quebec shield for the junction at the Canadian border. His first revert claimed that he was doing it for fair use, his second was blank, and his third revert (so far) claimed that he was doing "cleanup". I'd like him to explain his edits here rather than pursuing an edit war. RussNelson (talk) 21:33, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Split sections 
Article short on history 
The article lacks history - US 11 was constructed or designated following earlier routes, often the main streets which towns had developed around. These early routes relate to early colonial and federal history and settlement patterns, not as much to later ideas about highway construction. Town and state settlement history probably is the place for answers about why did it go here or there? Many of the routes would go back to Native American trails. Every state section should reflect the history of that area. In addition, Interstate 81 was constructed long AFTER US 11 was designated, so it may parallel US 11, but US 11 came first. To describe the highway as paralleling Interstate 81 gives the wrong idea of timing, and to simply describe how it proceeds from Louisiana to New York ignores the history of the way the United States developed.--Parkwells (talk) 15:35, 6 April 2010 (UTC)