U.S. Route 11 in Tennessee

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U.S. Route 11 marker

U.S. Route 11
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Existed 1920s[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
South end US 11 at the Georgia state line
 
North end US 11 at the Virginia state line
Location
Counties Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, Loudon, Knox, Sevier, Jefferson
Highway system
SR 10 US 11E

U.S. Route 11 (US 11) in the U.S. state of Tennessee travels from the Georgia state line in Chattanooga to Knoxville, where it then splits into US 11E and US 11W. These two highways then travel to the Virginia state line near Kingsport and Bristol. During its length, it shares concurrencies with SR 2 and SR 38.

Route description[edit]

US 11 along Lee Highway, south of Lenoir City

US 11 enters Tennessee west of Chattanooga. The route, concurrent with SR 38 from the state line north, runs parallel to Interstate 24 for three miles (5 km) to an intersection with Cummings Highway (US 41/US 64/US 72/SR 2). While SR 38 terminates here, US 11 follows the highway east into downtown Chattanooga. At the intersection of Broad Street and East 23rd Street, US 11 and US 64 separate from US 41 and US 72 and follow East 23rd east through downtown. The routes briefly overlap with US 41, here concurrent to US 76, on Dodds Avenue before resuming an easterly progression on Brainerd Road thereafter called Lee Highway.[1]

East of downtown, I-24 terminates while Interstate 75 continues east along the I-24 right-of-way. US 11 and US 64 continue to the northeast, through northern Chattanooga, and run concurrent with I-75 between exits 7 and 11. State Route 317 runs concurrent with I-75 between exits 7 and 9. At exit 11, the route splits, running through Ooltewah and Collegedale before entering Bradley County. The route travels north to Cleveland and comes to an interchange with APD-40 (US 64 Bypass/US 74/SR 311). In downtown Cleveland, US 64 separates from US 11, following State Route 40 east out of the city.[1]

US 11 parallels I-75 as it heads north, passing through Athens, where it intersects with SR 30 Sweetwater, where it intersects SR 68, Loudon, where it intersects SR 72, and Lenoir City where it intersects with US 321/SR 95. The route then forms a concurrency with US 70 (Kingston Pike) at Dixie Lee Junction and enters Knox County passing first through Farragut and then entering West Knoxville. The route comes to an intersection with SR 131 and then Interstate 140. In downtown Knoxville, the routes intersect with US 129 and US 441. US 11 and US 70 split east of Knoxville, and split into US 11 E and US 11 W. US 11 E goes through Rutledge, Bean Station, Rogersville, and Kingsport. US 11 W goes through Jefferson City, Morristown, Russellville, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Johnson City, where the route forms a concurrency with US 19, and Bristol, before crossing into Virginia.[1]

History[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Hamilton 0.0 0.0 US 11 south / SR 58 south Continuation into Georgia; southern terminus of unsigned SR 38
US 41 / US 64 / US 72 / SR 2 Southern end of US 41/US 64/US 72/SR 2 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 38
SR 318 – Lookout Mountain
SR 148 (Lookout Mountain Parkway) – Lookout Mountain
Chattanooga SR 17 (Tennessee Avenue) to SR 58 – Incline, Rock City Southern end of SR 17 concurrency
US 27 north – Downtown, Red Bank Northbound exit and southbound entrance
US 41 south / US 72 east / SR 17 north (Broad Street) / SR 58 west (West 20th Street) Eastern end of US 41 / US 72 concurrency; western end of SR 58 concurrency
SR 58 (Market Street) Eastern end of SR 58 concurrency
I-24 Direct access only from northbound I-24; I-24 exit 180A
US 41 / US 76 (Westside Drive) – East Ridge Southern end of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
US 41 / US 76 (East Main Street) Northern end of US 41 / US 76 concurrency
McCallie Tunnels under Missionary Ridge
SR 320 (East Brainerd Road) – East Brainerd
SR 153 – Soddy-Daisy, Falling Water SR 153 exit 1
SR 317 (Bonny Oaks Drive) – Tyner Southern end of SR 317 concurrency
I-75 – Atlanta Southern end of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 7
SR 317 (Apison Pike) – Ooltewah, Collegedale Northern end of SR 317 concurrency; I-75 exit 9
Ooltewah I-75 – Knoxville Eastern end of I-75 / US 74 concurrency; I-75 exit 11
SR 321 – Collegedale, East Brainerd
Bradley Cleveland
US 64 Byp. / US 74 / SR 311
Interchange on US 64 Bypass (APD-40)

US 64 / US 11 Byp. / SR 2 (Keith Street) / SR 40
Southern end of US 11 Bypass
US 64 west / SR 40 east / SR 312 east (Harrison Pike) / W. Inman Street Western terminus of US 64 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 312
SR 60 (25th Street NW) to I-75 – Dayton, Dalton

US 11 Byp. (Keith Street) / SR 2 (Ocoee Street) / SR 74 – Athens
Northern terminus of US 11 Bypass and SR 74 (concurrency)
Paul Huff Parkway Eastern terminus of Paul Huff Parkway
Charleston SR 308 Eastern terminus of SR 308
Hiwassee River Bridge over the Hiwassee River
McMinn Calhoun SR 163 east (Bowater Road) – Downtown Calhoun, Delano Southern end of SR 163 concurrency
SR 163 west (Lamonville Road) to I-75 Northern end of SR 163 concurrency
Riceville
US 11 Bus. north / SR 39 east (Riceville Road) – Downtown Athens, Englewood
Southern end of SR 39 concurrency; southern terminus of US 11 Business
SR 39 west (Riceville Road) to I-75 – Decatur Northern end of SR 39 concurrency
Athens SR 30 (Decatur Pike) – Dayton, Etowah West to I-75

US 11 Bus. (Redfern Drive / North Jackson Street) – Downtown Athens
Northern terminus of US 11 Business
SR 305 (Ingleside Avenue) – I-75, Downtown Athens West to I-75
Niota SR 309 west (Union Grove Road) to I-75 Eastern terminus of SR 309
Monroe Sweetwater SR 68 (New Highway 68) – Spring City, Madisonville West to I-75
SR 322 (Oakland Road) to I-75 – Vonore
Loudon Philadelphia SR 323 west (Pond Creek Road) to I-75 Eastern terminus of SR 323
Loudon SR 72 (Loudon Highway) to I-75 – Kingston
Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. Loudon County Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River
SR 324 west (Sugar Limb Road) to I-75 Eastern terminus of SR 324
Lenoir City US 321 / SR 73 / SR 95 (Lamar Alexander Parkway) – Oak Ridge, Greenback, Maryville
Dixie Lee Junction US 70 west / SR 1 (Kingston Pike) – Kingston Eastern terminus of SR 2; southern end of US 70/SR 1 concurrency
Knox Farragut SR 332 south (Concord Road) Northwestern terminus of SR 332
Knoxville SR 131 (Canton Hollow Road)
I-140 / SR 162 (Pellissippi Parkway) – Maryville, Oak Ridge I-140 Exit 1
SR 332 (Northshore Drive) Northeastern terminus of SR 332
Cumberland Avenue (former US 11 / US 70 / SR 1) to US 441 - Downtown Knoxville Western end of unsigned SR 158 concurrency
US 129 / SR 115 (Alcoa Highway) to I-40 to I-75 – Alcoa, Maryville
Joe Johnson Boulevard – University of Tennessee
Lake Loudon Boulevard – University of Tennessee
Walnut Street – Civic Colesium / Blount Mansion / James White Fort Intersection with exit to Tennessee Riverboat Landing
Volunteer Landing Eastbound exit only
SR 158 to I-40 east (James White Parkway) Eastbound exit, westbound entrance; eastern end of SR 158 concurrency; unsigned to SR 71
Summit Hill Drive To US 441/SR 62
East 5th Avenue / Hall of Fame Drive
US 11W north / SR 34 north (Rutledge Pike) / US 11E north / US 70 east / SR 1 east (Asheville Highway) Route splits into US 11E and US 11W; US 70/SR 1 continues along US 11E; western terminus of unsigned SR 168
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Official Transportation Map (back) (PDF) (Map). TDOT. 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2017.