U.S. Route 11 in Mississippi

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 11 in Mississippi. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 11.

U.S. Route 11 marker

U.S. Route 11
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 167.201 mi[1] (269.084 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 11 near Pearl River, LA
  US 49 / US 98 in Hattiesburg
US 84 in Laurel
I‑20 / I‑59 / US 80 in Meridian
US 45 in Meridian
North end: US-11 / US-80 near Cuba, AL
Highway system
I-10 MS 12

The Mississippi section of US 11 is defined in Mississippi Code Annotated § 65-3-3.

Route description[edit]

Throughout the state of Mississippi, US 11 closely parallels Interstate 59.

Pearl River County[edit]

U.S. Route 11 enters the state of Mississippi along Interstate 59, passing through several directions of trees. After a short distance, Route 11 and Interstate 59 interchange at Exit 1 with Mississippi Highway 607, where 607 ends and U.S. Route 11 takes over its northeastern alignment away from Interstate 59. Route 11 heads to the northeast in the community of Nicholson, where it intersects with Jackson Landing Road, and parallels the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

The highway progresses northward, along with the railroad tracks and nearby J.J. Holocomb Road. The three are connected soon after at an intersection with Section Line Road, which runs westbound from U.S. Route 11. Several miles north of the interchange from Interstate 59, I-59 begins to parallel once again to the far east. The local surroundings north of Nicholson is basically trees with short clearings. Eventually J.J. Holocomb Road ends, and the railroad tracks continue along Route 11 to the north. After a while, Route 11 intersects with South Haugh Avenue, a connector to nearby Friendship Park, a large park in the area. Route 11 continues northward, intersecting with Martin Luther King Boulevard, where the highway enters the city of Picayune.

Route 11 heads northeastward through a more developed commercial industry. After a short distance into Picayne, Route 11 intersects with a divided highway segment of Mississippi Highway 43. Nearby to the north, Jackson Landing Road, which intersected in the community of Nicholson, miles to the south, terminates at an intersection in Picayune. U.S. Route 11 and the railroad tracks continue to the north and intersects with West and East Canal Street in the center intersection of Picayune. After the intersection with East 4th Street, Route 11 makes a shot to the right, leaving its straight parallel with the railroad tracks. Route 11 continues northeastward, through thousands of trees in both directions.

After a while, Route 11 leaves the woodland surroundings in northern Picayune for a more residential development. After a short distance, Route 11 intersects with East Sycamore Road, an alignment of Mississippi Route 43. North of Route 43, the highway continues northward, entering the community of Richardson, north of Picayune. In Richardson, Route 11 loses the development of Picayune and enters a less developed area. In the center of Richardson, the highway intersects with Lakeshore Drive, which passes by the Millbrook Country Club. Northward, U.S. Route 11 continues through the dense woodlands to the east. At an intersection with Fred Mallet Road, Route 11 continues northward into the community of Ozona.

Like Richardson, Ozona is not highly developed. There are some intersections with locally maintained highways. After the intersection with Henry Murphy Road, Route 11 leaves Ozona. Route 11 continues northward, through the dense woodlands once again, paralleling an original alignment, which is signed to the east. After the intersection with Washington Street, Route 11 merges with its original alignment. After the merge, Route 11 enters the community of Carriere. Carriere has some development, but not a lot, as Route 11 turns to the northeast and leaves Carriere. After the curve, Route 11 heads through very dense woodlands.

After the northeastern direction bends back to the north, Route 11 enters the small community of Hawthorne. The central intersection in the under-developed Hawthorne is Lawrence Kennedy Road, which heads to the west from U.S. Route 11. Route 11 leaves Hawthorne quickly and enters the community of McNeill. There, the central intersection is with McNeill–Steep Hollow Road. In downtown McNeill intersects with a few local roads along a pair of railroad tracks. After the intersection with Sones Chapel Road, Route 11 leaves the community of McNeill.

After McNeill, Route 11 turns to the northeast once again. There is literally no residential, commercial or industrial development along this stretch of highway, and it is surrounded by trees, clearings, and fields. After the intersection with an unnamed dirt road, Route 11 enters the community of Tyler, which has no development. Route 11 and the nearby railroad tracks leave Tyler and enter Millard, where it intersects with Sones Chapel Road, but yet again, there is little to no development. After Millard, Route 11 turns to the north and intersects with Buford Lane, which produces a short amount of residential development.

This quickly reverses itself and U.S. Route 11 intersects with Mitchell Baughman Road which heads to the east. At the intersection Route 11 enters the community of Derby. At Derby–White Sand Road, Route 11 leaves the community and continues northward through some raised development. Eventually, the highway and the railroad tracks split their separate ways and Route 11 heads straight northward. Once again, this is reversed, and Route 11 turns to the northeast, paralleling the railroad tracks. The highway and railroad tracks are connected at an intersection with Cowart Holliday Road. At the intersection with Highland Drive, Route 11 enters the community of West Poplarville.

There, Route 11 turns to the northeast, intersecting with Mississippi Highway 26. After that intersection, Route 11 continues northward into Poplarville. In Poplarville, the highway intersects with a short, original alignment of itself. At the intersection with West Woody Street, Route 11 leaves the developed community of Poplarville, and continues northward. As the highway continues northward, it begins to parallel Interstate 59 once again. At an intersection with Orvisburg Road, Route 11 enters and leaves the partially developed community of Hillsdale.

After Hillsdale, Route 11 continues to the northeast, passing through highly dense woodlands and paralleling Wayne Pardue Road. At an intersection with Hillsdale Road and Bilbo Holston Road, there is a short clearing. Just north of that intersection, Route 11 passes a local farm. The highway begins to wind through the forestry, intersecting Si Jones Road, which parallels to the west. At a major bend to the curve along Route 11, Si Jones Road merges back into the highway. After the highway continues on a straight highway to the northeast, Si Jones Road starts suddenly to the north once again as Route 11 enters the community of Red Top. However, Red Top is not developed at all, being more of a location rather than a developed community.

Route 11 leaves Red Top and intersects with an unnamed dirt road that heads to the south. The highway continues along the bends through the dense forestry. The highway parallels Red Top Road, named after the nearby location. After a short distance, Route 11 leaves Pearl River County for Lamar County. After the county crossing, Red Top Road merges in, and the route begins to the north along with paralleling the nearby railroad tracks. After a short distance, Route 11 enters the city of Lumberton.

Lamar County[edit]

Route 11 enters the city of Lumberton once crossing the county line. There, the dense forestry and lack of development ends, and the highway begins to parallel some industrial development in the southern part of the city. The route intersects with Industrial Parkway, which intersects with nearby Lake Hillsdale Road. The highway progresses northward, intersecting and becoming the eastern terminus of Bass Lane. Route 11 then gains the moniker locally as Heber Ladner Drive, where the route enters residential developments.

The next intersection in Lumberton is West Eleventh Avenue, which ends at Route 11. The next is West Tenth, where the route becomes highly developed for the first time since Poplarsville. After the intersection with Hinton Avenue, Route 11 intersects with Mississippi Highway 13 (known locally as West Main Avenue). After the intersection with Route 13, the moniker of Route 11 changes to the name of North 3rd Street, following the local street system. After the intersection with Myrick Avenue, Route 11 becomes less developed and after the intersection with Seventh Avenue, Route 11 returns to the dense forestry it had left. After King Avenue, Route 11 leaves the city and returns to the rural surroundings.

The dense forestry continues to the north with Route 11, intersects with Platonia Road, and passes to the southeast of a large industrial development for the company Hess. After the development, Route 11 crosses the railroad tracks it had been previously paralleling. The highway continues to the northeast, passing through the dense forestry, and entering the local community of Seneca. There, the highway crosses over a waterbed and continues its way northward into a developed community. The central intersection in Seneca is with East and West Seneca Road, for which the latter reaches the railroad tracks that began paralleling Route 11 once again.

After the intersection with Yellow Pine Circle, where Route 11 continues through the dense forestry. Soon after, Route 11 passes a small development and intersects with a few minor local roads. Route 11 makes a bend to the northeast, with the original right-of-way heading along Talowah Cutoff Road, which parallels the main highway. Route 11 continues through the dense forestry, which becomes more and more dense after the highway continues. After the intersection with a dirt road, Route 11 intersects and merges with Yawn School Road. There, the highway continues to the northeast, entering the community of Talowah. There, Talowah Cutoff Road returns and terminates in the center of the community. At that intersection, there is a small industrial development.

Route 11 continues to the north through the dense forestry for several miles, until the western side begins to clear. There, Route 11 parallels a pond and heads into a more developed community. The highway intersects with Faculty Lane and Marantha Circle, both of which head to a residential development. Faculty Lane continues to parallel to the west, and after a short distance, Route 11 continues northward, intersecting with Beaver Dam Road and Oscar Bond Road in the middle of the community. Eventually, Route 11 begins to parallel a former alignment of itself. After the intersection with Aw Swan Road, Route 11 leaves the less developed area for the city of Purvis, Mississippi.

Paralleling the original alignment, the two roads eventually intersect and trade directions. The two roads still parallel and they begin to enter the highly developed area in Purvis. After the intersection with Lynn Street, Route 11 passes to the east of a large school development and eventually, intersects with Shelby Speights Dr. And eventually intersects again at Mississippi Highway 589, which becomes concurrent. The two routes head to the northeast for a short distance, until a large interchange, where Route 589 turns to the east along Alabama Avenue.

After Logaras Avenue, Route 11 heads northward and out of Purvis. The dense forestry returns once an intersection passes with Lakeview Circle. Then, an intersection with Bill Andrews Road and Sherlock Herring Road comes along at a nearby clearing. The clearing remains to the east, while the forestry remains to the west. On the other side of the forestry is Old Richburg Road, which parallels Route 11. After the forestry clears, Old Richburg Road returns and terminates at the main highway. Near a Hess development, Route 11 intersects with a road known locally as Old Abandoned Road.

At Hess Drive, Route 11 turns to the northeast once again. After an intersection with Harold Tucker Road, the highway continues into the dense forestry, but as a wider highway. The wideness of the highway reverses itself, and Route 11 intersects with East Hill Road. After an intersection with Okahola School Road, Route 11 continues to the north along a large clearing outside of the woodlands. The highway's surroundings become more developed, and Route 11 parallels Tatum Camp Road. To the east, Route 11 returns to the dense forestry, and to the east, the change occurs a few hundred feet later.

There is an intersection with R.D. Hartfield Road, Route 11 continues entirely in the deep forestry. However, there is a change to the east when the forestry breaks. Route 11 enters the community of Richburg before crossing the county line and into Forrest County.

Forrest County[edit]

In the community of Richburg, Route 11 crosses the county line from Lamar County and into Forrest County. Merrill Fuller Road parallels to the north and eventually merges into Route 11. The highway heads through a small industrial development and intersects with Sullivan–Kilrain Road and eventually interchanges with Exit 60 on Interstate 59 and U.S. Route 98. After the interchange, Route 11 passes the Timberton Golf Club, which is followed by an intersection with Timberton Drive.

After the golf club, Route 11 continues to the northeast, and intersects with a dirt road, which sends the driver to a large local industrial development. At the intersection with South Twenty-Eighth Avenue and West S.F. Tatum Drive, Route 11 enters the community of Bonhome, Mississippi. At an intersection with Richburg Road, Route 11 leaves Bonhome, and enters the large city of Hattiesburg.

In Hattiesburg, Route 11 makes a curve to the north and changes monikers to Broadway. After an intersection with Lincoln Road, Route 11 becomes a divided highway and reaches an interchange with U.S. Route 49 at a complete cloverleaf interchange. After the interchange ends, Route 11 continues to the north, and after the intersection with 64th Street, Route 11 enters a highly developed area of the city with commercial buildings surrounding the highway. In the city, Route 11 parallels some nearby railroad tracks and divides onto West Pine Street and West Front Street. Along the West Front Street alignment, it passes a local railroad yard.

At an intersection with Bouie Street, Route 11 comes back together and turns to the northwest on Bouie Street. Route 11 continues to the north and intersects with Mississippi Highway 42, which becomes concurrent. Routes 11 and 42 continues to the northeast along North Main Street in Hattiesburg. After returning to another highly developed urban part of Hattiesburg, Routes 11 and 42 fork, with 11 heading to the north and 42 heading to the east. Eventually, Route 11 enters Petal, paralleling the nearby railroad tracks and North Railroad Avenue. After the intersection with Waverly Street, a dead-end, Route 11 becomes less developed, and leaves Petal.

Route 11 continues northward, crossing under an overpass, and intersecting with Chapell Hill Road, which also connects to the railroad tracks. Not far after, Route 11 comes to the community of Dragon, where it becomes more developed in residential and industrial community. The route leaves Dragon and begins a slight curve to the northwest, still paralleling the railroad tracks. After intersecting with a small connector street, Route 11 begins to parallel Leeville Road and continues northward. Along the way there are some residential homes, but it is mainly fields. At an intersection with Eastabutchie Road, Route 11 crosses the county line and into Jones County.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Pearl River Nicholson 0.0 0.0 I‑59 south / US 11 south – New Orleans Louisiana state line
0.5 0.8 I‑59 north Northern end of I-59 concurrency; Exit 1 on I-59
Picayune 6.3 10.1 MS 43
Poplarville 28.1 45.2 MS 26
Lumberton 41.8 67.3 MS 13
Lamar Purvis 52.4 84.3 MS 589
Hattiesburg 61.1 98.3 I‑59 / US 98 Exit 60 on I-59
64.7 104.1 US 49
Petal 69.8 112.3 MS 42
Jones Ellisville 87.5 140.8 MS 590 west Eastern terminus of MS 590
89.0 143.2 MS 29
Walters 91.1 146.6 I‑59 Exit 90 on I-59
Laurel 93.6 150.6 I‑59 Exit 93 on I-59
99.4 160.0 I‑59 Exit 99 on I-59
Jasper Heidelberg 112.6 181.2 MS 528 south Northern terminus of MS 528 concurrency
Clarke Pachuta 125.9 202.6 MS 18
Enterprise 135.8 218.5 MS 513 north Southern end of MS 513 concurrency
136.1 219.0 MS 513 south Northern end of MS 513 concurrency
Lauderdale Meridian I‑55 – New Orleans, Memphis Exit 33 on I-55
153.9 247.7 I‑20 west / I‑59 south / US 80 west / MS 19 north Western terminus of I-20/I-59/US 80/MS 19 concurrency
153.8 247.5 MS 145 south / MS 443 north Northern terminus of MS 145; southern terminus of MS 443
155.5 250.3 I‑20 east / I‑59 north / MS 19 south / MS 39 Eastern end of I–20/I–59/MS 19 concurrency; southern end of MS 39 concurrnecy; southern terminus of MS 39
155.9 250.9 MS 39 north Northern end of MS 39 concurrency
  170.3 274.1 I‑20 / I‑59
  173.1 278.6 US-11 / US-80 Alabama state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]


U.S. Route 11
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Louisiana
Mississippi Next state:
Alabama