Texas State Highway 11

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State Highway 11 marker

State Highway 11
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 153.2 mi[1] (246.6 km)
Existed: 1917 – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 56 in Sherman
 

US 69
I-30
US 271

US 259
East end: US 59 in Linden
Highway system
SH 10 SH 12
SH 313 SH 314 SH 315

State Highway 11, or SH 11, is a highway that runs from US 59 (Future I-369) in Linden to SH 56 in Sherman in northeast Texas.

Route description[edit]

SH 11 begins at an intersection with State Highway 56 on the easternedge of Sherman, just north of the Sherman Regional Airport. The route then travels to the southeast through Northeast Texas. In 2009, it was rerouted around the city of Commerce, concurrent with State Highway 24 and State Loop 178, with the old routing through Commerce transferred to a business route. It continues southeast toward Sulphur Springs, where it shares a concurrency with State Highway 154 and the old routing of US 67, and intersects I-30 on the south side of town. After Sulphur Springs, the route takes a more easterly direction through Northeast Texas, before reaching its eastern terminus at US 59 (Future I-369) on the eastern edge of Linden.

History[edit]

Historic SH 11

State Highway 11 was one of the original twenty-six state highways proposed in 1917, overlaid on top of the 'Jefferson Highway.' In 1917 the routing was proposed from the Oklahoma border at Denison, south on present day U.S. Highway 69 through Whitewright into Greenville. From Greenville, it went east on U.S. Highway 67 to Mount Pleasant, and south on U.S. Highway 271 to Gilmer and along State Highway 300 to Longview, and finally, U.S. Highway 80 through Marshall to the Louisiana border.

In 1919 the segment from Gilmer to Longview had yet to be built, so the road was rerouted over the current US 271 and US 80 routes through Gladewater, Texas.

In 1926 US 67, 271 and 80 were overlaid onto segments of SH 11. While the routes were marked concurrently, by 1926, SH 11 had lost most of its original assignment and had been reassigned to nearby towns the U.S. highways had not reached. The road now began in Greenville where it followed the current SH 11 from to Daingerfield, then north on U.S. Highway 259 through Omaha and terminating in De Kalb. By 1933, SH 11 was rerouted to begin in Ladonia and via the present day State Highway 50 to Commerce and follow the current SH 11 to Sulphur Springs. The section from Greenville to Sulphur Springs became a rerouting of SH 1.

By 1939 the US 259 segment of SH 11 was cancelled, and SH 11 was extended from Daingerfield to Linden via its current alignment, replacing SH 47, and up US 59 to a terminus in Texarkana. The US 59 alignment of SH 11 was removed in 1947, The Ladonia-Commerce segment was removed and replaced with its current assignment in 1971 over FM 1281 and part of FM 697. Part of this was previously designated as Texas State Highway 314.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Grayson Sherman SH 56 (East Lamar Street)
FM 697 east – Ida
  FM 1417 north
Tom Bean FM 902 west / FM 2729 south (South Britton Street) – Cannon, Howe west end of FM 2729 overlap
FM 2729 north (North Lyon Street) – White Rock east end of FM 2729 overlap
Whitewright US 69 north / SH 160 south – Bells, Denison Western end of US 69 concurrency
FM 898 east – Downtown Whitewright
  US 69 south – Greenville East end of US 69 overlap
Fannin   FM 151 – Whitewright, Orangeville
  FM 3297 north
  SH 121 – Bonham, Trenton interchange
Randolph
Bus. SH 121 south
Western end of Bus. SH 121 concurrency

Bus. SH 121 north
Eastern end of Bus. SH 121 concurrency
  FM 2815 north
  FM 1553
Bailey SH 78 – Bonham, Leonard
Hunt Wolfe City SH 34 – Honey Grove, Greenville
FM 1563 west west end of FM 1563 overlap
FM 1563 east west end of FM 1563 overlap
  To FM 1563 / County Road 4700
Fairlie FM 2655 to FM 1563 east
Commerce
SH 24 north / Bus. SH 11 east – Commerce, Sulphur Springs, Cooper, Paris
interchange; west end of SH 24 overlap
SH 224

Bus. SH 224 (Live Oak Street) – Commerce
SH 24 south / Loop 178 west – Campbell, Northeast Texas Children's Museum east end of SH 24 overlap; west end of Loop 178 overlap
FM 3218 south

Bus. SH 11 west – Commerce
east end of Loop 178 overlap
Hopkins   FM 275 south – Cumby
  FM 3134 north – Emblem
Ridgeway FM 2653 south – Brashear west end of FM 2653 overlap
FM 2653 north – Cooper Lake State Park South Sulphur Unit east end of FM 2653 overlap
Sulphur Springs SH 19 north / Houston Street – Sulphur Springs, Paris, Southwest Dairy Museum west end of SH 19 overlap

Bus. US 67 – Sulphur Springs
I-30 (US 67) – Texarkana, Dallas I-30 exit 122
Rockdale SH 19 south – Emory, Canton east end of SH 19 overlap
Sulphur Springs FM 2297 – Arbala
SH 154 – Quitman, Commerce, Cooper
Martin Springs FM 2560 south – Reilly Springs
  FM 1870 north – Thermo
  FM 1567 west – Reilly Springs
Como FM 69 north – Dike west end of FM 69 overlap
FM 69 south – Coke east end of FM 69 overlap
Pickton FM 269 south west end of FM 269 overlap
FM 269 north – Pine Forest, Weaver east end of FM 269 overlap
  FM 3019 north – Greenwood
Franklin
No major junctions
Wood Winnsboro FM 852 west west end of FM 852 overlap
SH 37 – Mount Vernon, Quitman
FM 312 south / FM 852 east (South Walnut Street) east end of FM 852 overlap
FM 1448 east
  FM 515 west – Coke
  FM 115 north – Scroggins
  FM 1647 south – Perryville
Camp Leesburg FM 1519 west west end of FM 1519 overlap
FM 1519 east east end of FM 1519 overlap
  FM 21 north – Mount Vernon, Bob Sandlin State Park
  FM 1521 north – Rocky Mound
  Loop 179 east (David H. Abernathy Boulevard) – truck route to US 271
Pittsburg FM 1520 north
Loop 238 (Mount Pleasant Street / Rusk Street)
FM 993 south (Lafayette Street)
FM 557 east (Jefferson Street)
US 271 (Greer Boulevard / truck route) – Mount Pleasant, Gilmer
Titus   FM 2348 north – Union Hill
  FM 1735 north – Northeast Texas Community College
Morris Cason FM 144 south – Lone Star west end of FM 144 overlap
FM 144 north – Omaha east end of FM 144 overlap
Daingerfield US 259 north / SH 49 west (Broadnax Street) – Business District, Omaha, Mount Pleasant west end of US 259 / SH 49 overlap
US 259 south (Linda Drive) – Lone Star, Longview Eastern end of US 259 concurrency
  PR 17 – Daingerfield State Park
Cass Hughes Springs FM 161 / FM 250 south (Taylor Street / Hanes Boulevard) – Naples, Lone Star west end of FM 250 overlap
FM 250 north (Keasler) east end of FM 250 overlap
SH 49 east / FM 2612 west – Jefferson, Lone Star Eastern end of SH 49 concurrency
  FM 130 west – Carterville
Linden SH 8 – New Boston
FM 125 (Main Street)
US 59 – Atlanta, Jefferson
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway No. 11". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-15.