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Ohio State Route 11

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State Route 11 marker

State Route 11
Lake to River Highway[1]
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 99.60 mi[2][3][4][5] (160.29 km)
Existed: c. 1967–1969 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 30 in East Liverpool
  SR 7 in East Liverpool
I‑80 / I‑680 near Youngstown
I‑80 / SR 711 near Girard
SR 82 near Niles
I‑90 near Ashtabula
North end: SR 531 in Ashtabula
Location
Counties: Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula
Highway system
SR 10 SR 12

State Route 11 (SR 11) is a north–south freeway in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. State Route 11 is the longest state freeway in Ohio. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 30 (US 30) in East Liverpool at the West Virginia state line on the Jennings Randolph Bridge over the Ohio River; its northern terminus is at SR 531 in Ashtabula. The route is concurrent with US 30 through East Liverpool and with Interstate 80 (I-80) near Youngstown. The first section of the route to be completed, from Canfield to Austintown, opened in 1969. The entire current route was complete in 1972, and upgraded to a divided highway by 1980.

Route description[edit]

All of SR 11 is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS), a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[6] The highest traffic count is at I-80 near Austintown, where 38,360 vehicles travel the highway on average each day.[7] The lowest traffic count is near US 6, where 5,550 vehicles travel the highway on average each day.[8]

SR 11 starts at Jennings Randolph Bridge, and becomes concurrent with US 30 and SR 39 as it turns southwest. The concurrency bends around East Liverpool, SR 39 leaves the concurrency, and SR 7 joins it. The route finally turns north and leaves East Liverpool. It turns northwest, near the southern terminus of SR 170. It intersects the concurrency termini of SR 7 and US 30 in these three miles. SR 11 travels through forests, passes by Lisbon, only connecting with SR 154 at an interchange. The highway travels north to near Leetonia, where it meets SR 344 at a diamond interchange. The forests slowly change into farmland, as it passes under SR 14 and into Mahoning County.[2][9]

In Mahoning County, the route becomes part of the eastern city limits of Canfield, meeting US 224 at a parclo interchange. The highway crosses over the Ohio Turnpike, and becomes concurrent with I-80 few miles later. Here, most of the route is surrounded by urban areas. The interchange with I-80 and I-680 is incomplete, with ramps from I-680 west to I-80 east and I-80 west to I-680 east missing. I-80 and SR 11 travel northeast, leaves Mahoning County, and enters Trumbull County. SR 11 and I-80 split at the interchange at SR 711, east of Girard. This interchange is also incomplete, with ramps from I-80 east to SR 711 south and SR 711 to I-80 west missing.[3][4][9]

SR 11 continues north toward Ashtabula, meeting interchanges for SR 82 and an access road to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Urban areas transition back into rural areas here. It later intersects SR 305 and SR 5 at diamond interchanges near Cortland. The route then enters Ashtabula County, and travels in a straight line, passing through US 322, a rest area, US 6, and SR 307. Mostly forests and fields are between the highway. The route slowly bends northwest, and meets I-90 at a cloverleaf interchange. The route crosses over Ashtabula River, and bypasses Ashtabula. It ends at SR 531, part of the Lake Erie Circle Tour, at a stop sign.[5][9]

History[edit]

SR 11 near SR 5

SR 11 was designated between 1967–1969 as a connector between Canfield and Austintown.[10][11] Two years later, it was extended north to I-80, and south to SR 7, five miles (8.0 km) north of East Liverpool. A section from SR 531 to SR 307 was also completed. Those two sections were later connected.[11][12] By 1972, all parts of the route were complete.[12][13] SR 11 was upgraded to a limited access highway, from SR 82 to SR 307, between 1972 and 1981.[13][14][15] In 2000, construction began for the King Graves Road interchange,[16] which opened a year later.[17] On October 24, 2005, the interchange at SR 711 and I-80/SR 11 opened, after it was modified to connect SR 711.[18] The only rest area on SR 11 received turn lanes in 2011.[19]

SR 11 was designated as the "Lake to River highway" on September 28, 1973.[1] The section in Ashtabula County was also designated as the "Marine Private Henry Kalinowski Memorial Highway" on April 7, 2009.[20] Around 2002, the section in East Liverpool, starting from Newell Street, and ending at the state line, was designated as the "Lou Holtz Highway".[21][22]

Chemical spills[edit]

There have been three chemical spills on SR 11. The first one happened on November 30, 1984. A tanker truck leaked Titanium tetrachloride at the I-80/SR 11 interchange at Girard. About 200 residents who lived near the highway were evacuated. No injuries were reported, and the chemicals were soon contained.[23] A spill was reported on July 7, 1996. A tanker truck spilled methyl alcohol onto SR 11 northbound, in Fairfield Township. The spill was contained, and charges were filed against the driver.[24] The third and most recent one, happened on September 9, 2003. A tanker spilled one US gallon (3.8 L) of a flammable solvent between SR 344 and SR 154. There were no evacuations.[25]

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[2][3][4][5] km Exit Destinations Notes
Hancock Chester US 30 east to WV 2 – Pittsburgh Southern terminus; eastern (southern) end of US 30 concurrency
Ohio River 0.00 0.00 Jennings Randolph Bridge
Columbiana East Liverpool 0.04–
0.33
0.06–
0.53
1B SR 39 (Brookes Street) – Midland
0.58–
1.34
0.93–
2.16
1H Jackson Street / Broadway Access to East Liverpool City Hospital
1.57–
1.82
2.53–
2.93
1WE SR 39 (West Eighth Street) / SR 7 – Wellsville South end of SR 7 concurrency
St. Clair Township 4.39–
4.90
7.07–
7.89
4 SR 170 – Calcutta, East Palestine Southern terminus of SR 170
St. ClairMadison
township line
7.26–
7.51
11.68–
12.09
7 SR 267 (Lisbon Street) / SR 7 – Rogers North end of SR 7 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 267
Madison Township 10.72–
10.82
17.25–
17.41
10 US 30 (East Liverpool Road) to SR 45 – West Point, Lisbon Western (northern) end of US 30 concurrency
Elkrun Township 15.30–
15.63
24.62–
25.15
15 SR 154 to US 30 – Rogers, Lisbon
Fairfield Township 23.51–
23.87
37.84–
38.42
23 SR 344 – Columbiana, Leetonia
Mahoning Beaver Township 26.86–
27.33
43.23–
43.98
27 SR 46 (Columbiana–Canfield Road) to SR 14
Canfield Township 33.81–
34.33
54.41–
55.25
34 US 224 (Boardman–Canfield Road) – Canfield, Poland
Austintown Township 39.05–
39.59
62.84–
63.71
39 CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue) – Austintown
40.51–
41.39
65.19–
66.61
224 I‑80 / I‑680 to I‑76 / Ohio Turnpike – Cleveland, Youngstown No access from I-680 westbound to I-80 eastbound/SR 11 northbound, and I-80 westbound/SR 11 southbound to I-680 eastbound
Trumbull Weathersfield Township 42.21–
42.59
67.93–
68.54
226 Salt Springs Road
Girard 43.43–
43.84
69.89–
70.55
227 US 422 (South State Street) – Girard
Liberty Township 44.47–
45.93
71.57–
73.92
228 I‑80 / SR 711 – Youngstown, New York No access from SR 711 northbound to I-80 westbound/SR 11 southbound, and I-80 eastbound/SR 11 northbound to SR 711 southbound
48.15–
48.54
77.49–
78.12
48 Tibbets Corners-Wick Road
Vienna Township 51.27–
51.97
82.51–
83.64
51 SR 82 – Warren, Sharon Modified cloverleaf interchange
ViennaFowler
township line
54.24–
54.97
87.29–
88.47
54 King Graves Road Access to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and Air Reserve station
Fowler Township 57.26–
57.58
92.15–
92.67
57 SR 305 (Wilson Sharpsville Road) – Cortland, Hartford
Johnston Township 61.28–
61.65
98.62–
99.22
61 SR 5 (Warren Road) to SR 88 – Cortland
GreeneGustavus
township line
67.79–
68.18
109.10–
109.73
68 SR 87 (Kinsman Road) – Middlefield, Jamestown
Ashtabula Colebrook Township 72.86–
73.23
117.26–
117.85
73 US 322 – Orwell, Jamestown
New Lyme Township 77.81–
78.16
125.22–
125.79
78 US 6 – Chardon, Andover
LenoxDorset
township line
84.35–
84.79
135.75–
136.46
84 SR 307 – Jefferson
Denmark Township 87.78–
88.19
141.27–
141.93
87 SR 167 – Jefferson
Plymouth Township 92.46–
92.76
148.80–
149.28
92 SR 46 (State Road) Northern terminus of SR 46
93.91–
94.28
151.13–
151.73
94 I‑90 – Cleveland, Erie
94.98–
95.18
152.86–
153.18
95 CR 329 (Seven Hills Road)
Ashtabula Township 96.34–
96.61
155.04–
155.48
96 SR 84 (South Ridge Road)
97.31–
97.61
156.61–
157.09
97 US 20 (North Ridge Road) – Ashtabula
Ashtabula 98.60–
98.94
158.68–
159.23
98 21st Street
99.60 160.29 SR 531 (East Sixth Street) / LECT – North Kingsville Northern terminus at a T-intersection with a stop sign
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ORC 5533.28 Lake to River highway.". Ohio Administrative Code. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Columbiana County" (PDF). pp. 4–5. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Mahoning County" (PDF). pp. 3–4. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Trumbull County" (PDF). pp. 6–8. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation (July 16, 2013). "Technical Services DESTAPE: Ashtabula County" (PDF). pp. 5–7. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Traffic Survey Reports – Trumbull County (PDF) (Report). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ Traffic Survey Reports – Ashtabula County (PDF) (Report). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2012. p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Google (January 25, 2014). "Ohio State Route 11" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1967. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1971. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1972. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1976. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ Ohio State Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 1981. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Taft Breaks Ground For King Graves Interchange" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. November 30, 2000. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Tafts Attends Opening of King Graves Interchange" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. October 24, 2001. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  18. ^ Goodwin, John, Jr. (October 25, 2005). "After years, residents can hit open road". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  19. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 (March 2011). "2011 District 4 Construction Program" (DOC). p. 8. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  20. ^ "ORC 5533.281 Marine Private Henry Kalinowski Memorial Highway". Ohio Administrative Code. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ Sapakoff, Gene (January 6, 2002). "Route 11 renamed Lou Holtz Highway for native son". The Post and Courier (Charlestown, SC). Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Technical Services Straight Line Diagram: U.S. Route 30 – Columbiana County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation. pp. 10–14. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  23. ^ Webster, Emily; Ott, Thomas; Roberts, Tim (November 30, 1984). "Gas forces evacuation: Caustic leaks from tanker". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). p. B2. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Methyl alcohol spills on Route 11". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). July 7, 1996. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Part of Route 11 closed". The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). September 9, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing