U.S. Route 11 in Mississippi Article

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U.S. Route 11 marker

U.S. Route 11
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length167.201 mi [1] (269.084 km)
Existed1926–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
Location
Counties Pearl River, Lamar, Jones, Jasper, Clarke, Lauderdale
Highway system
I-10 MS 12

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

Route description

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

Pearl River County

U.S. Route 11 enters the state of Mississippi along Interstate 59, passing through several directions of trees. After a short distance, US 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. US 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 US 11. Several miles north of the interchange from Interstate 59, I-59 begins to parallel once again to the far east. Eventually J.J. Holocomb Road ends, and the railroad tracks continue along US 11 to the north. After a while, US 11 intersects with South Haugh Avenue, a connector to nearby Friendship Park. US 11 continues northward, intersecting with Martin Luther King Boulevard, where the highway enters the city of Picayune.

A short distance into Picayune, US 11 intersects with a divided highway segment of Mississippi Highway 43. To the north, Jackson Landing Road, which intersected in the community of Nicholson, terminates at an intersection in Picayune. US 11 and the railroad tracks continue to the north and intersects with West and East Canal Streets in the center of Picayune. After the intersection with East 4th Street, US 11 continues northeastward.

After a short distance, US 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. In the center of Richardson, the highway intersects with Lakeshore Drive. At an intersection with Fred Mallet Road, US 11 continues northward into the community of Ozona.

After the intersection with Henry Murphy Road, US 11 leaves Ozona, continuing northwards, paralleling an original alignment, which is signed to the east. After the intersection with Washington Street, US 11 merges with its original alignment. After the merge, US 11 enters the community of Carriere.

US 11 soon afterwards enters the community of Hawthorne. The central intersection is Lawrence Kennedy Road, which runs west from US 11. US 11 then enters the community of McNeill. The central intersection is with McNeill–Steep Hollow Road. After its intersection with Sones Chapel Road, US 11 leaves the community.

After McNeill, US 11 turns to the northeast once again. After the intersection with an unnamed dirt road, US 11 passes through the communities of Tyler and Millard, in the latter of which it intersects with Sones Chapel Road. After Millard, US 11 turns to the north and intersects with Buford Lane.

US 11 then intersects with Mitchell Baughman Road, which heads to the east. At the intersection, US 11 enters the community of Derby. At Derby–White Sand Road, US 11 leaves the community and continues northwards. Eventually, the highway and the railroad tracks diverge as US 11 heads straight northwards. Once again, this is reversed, and US 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, US 11 enters the community of West Poplarville.

There, US 11 turns to the northeast, intersecting with Mississippi Highway 26. After that intersection, US 11 continues northward into Poplarville. In Poplarville, the highway intersects with a short, original alignment of itself. At the intersection with West Woody Street, US 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, US 11 passes through the community of Hillsdale.

After Hillsdale, US 11 continues to the northeast, paralleling Wayne Pardue Road. At an intersection with Hillsdale and Bilbo Holston roads, there is a short clearing. Just north of that intersection, US 11 passes a local farm. The highway intersects Si Jones Road, which parallels to the west. At a major bend to the curve along US 11, Si Jones Road merges back into the highway. After the highway continues to the northeast, Si Jones Road starts suddenly to the north once again as US 11 enters the community of Red Top.

US 11 leaves Red Top and intersects with an unnamed dirt road that heads to the south. The highway parallels Red Top Road, named after the nearby location. After a short distance, US 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, US 11 enters the city of Lumberton.

Lamar County

US 11 enters the city of Lumberton once crossing the county line. 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. US 11 then gains the moniker locally as Heber Ladner Drive.

The next intersection in Lumberton is West Eleventh Avenue, which ends at US 11. After the intersection with Hinton Avenue, US 11 intersects with Mississippi Highway 13 (known locally as West Main Avenue). After the intersection with Route 13, the moniker of US 11 changes to the name of North 3rd Street.

US 11 intersects with Platonia Road and 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 northward. The central intersection in Seneca is with East and West Seneca Roads, for which the latter reaches the railroad tracks that began paralleling US 11 once again.

US 11 makes a bend to the northeast, with the original right-of-way heading along Talowah Cutoff Road, which parallels the main highway. US 11 then 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.

US 11 continues to the north until intersecting with Faculty Lane and Marantha Circle. Faculty Lane continues to parallel to the west, and after a short distance, US 11 continues northward, intersecting with Beaver Dam Road and Oscar Bond Road. Eventually, US 11 begins to parallel a former alignment of itself. After the intersection with Aw Swan Road, US 11 passes through the city of Purvis.

Paralleling the original alignment, the two roads eventually intersect and switch directions while running parallel of one another as they begin to enter the downtown area in Purvis. After the intersection with Lynn Street, US 11 eventually intersects with Shelby Speights Drive. The routes eventually intersect 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, US 11 heads northward and out of Purvis. Then, an intersection with Bill Andrews and Sherlock Herring roads is reached. Old Richburg Road returns and terminates at the main highway. US 11 intersects with a road known locally as Old Abandoned Road.

At Hess Drive, US 11 turns to the northeast once again. After an intersection with Harold Tucker Road, the highway continues and intersects with East Hill Road. After an intersection with Okahola School Road, US 11 continues to the north as 11 parallels Tatum Camp Road.

US 11 enters the community of Richburg before crossing the county line and into Forrest County.

Forrest County

In the community of Richburg, US 11 crosses the county line from Lamar County and into Forrest County. Merrill Fuller Road parallels to the north and eventually merges into US 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, US 11 passes the Timberton Golf Club, which is followed by an intersection with Timberton Drive.

After the golf club, US 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, US 11 enters the community of Bonhome, Mississippi. At an intersection with Richburg Road, US 11 leaves Bonhome, and enters the large city of Hattiesburg.

In Hattiesburg, US 11 makes a curve to the north and changes monikers to Broadway. After an intersection with Lincoln Road, US 11 becomes a divided highway and reaches an interchange with U.S. Route 49 at a complete cloverleaf interchange. After the interchange ends, US 11 continues to the north, and after the intersection with 64th Street, US 11 enters a highly developed area of the city with commercial buildings surrounding the highway. In the city, US 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, US 11 comes back together and turns to the northwest on Bouie Street. US 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, US 11 enters Petal, paralleling the nearby railroad tracks and North Railroad Avenue. After the intersection with Waverly Street, a dead-end, US 11 becomes less developed, and leaves Petal.

US 11 continues northward, crossing under an overpass, and intersecting with Chapell Hill Road, which also connects to the railroad tracks. Not far after, US 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, US 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, US 11 crosses the county line and into Jones County.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Pearl River Nicholson0.00.0 I-59 south / US 11 south – New OrleansContinuation into Louisiana
0.50.80 I-59 north / MS 607 south – Stennis Space Center, HattiesburgNorthern end of I-59 concurrency; Exit 1 on I-59
Picayune6.310.1 MS 43 – Hattiesburg, Crossroads
Poplarville28.145.2 MS 26 – Wiggins, Bogalusa
Lumberton41.867.3 MS 13 – Maxie, Columbia
Lamar Purvis52.484.3 MS 589 – Sumrall
Hattiesburg61.198.3 I-59 / US 98 – Laurel, New OrleansExit 60 on I-59
64.7104.1 US 49 – Gulfport, Jackson
Petal69.8112.3 MS 42 to I-59
Jones Ellisville87.5140.8 MS 590 west – SeminaryEastern terminus of MS 590
89.0143.2 MS 29 – Soso, Runnelstown
Walters91.1146.6 I-59 – Laurel, HattiesburgExit 90 on I-59
Laurel93.6150.6 I-59 – Hattiesburg, MeridianExit 93 on I-59
99.4160.0 I-59 – Hattiesburg, Sandersville, MeridianExit 99 on I-59
Jasper Heidelberg112.6181.2 MS 528 northSouthern terminus of MS 528
Clarke Pachuta125.9202.6 MS 18 – Quitman, Bay Springs
Enterprise135.8218.5 MS 513 southSouthern end of MS 513 concurrency
136.1219.0 MS 513 north – Stonewall, QuitmanNorthern end of MS 513 concurrency
Lauderdale Meridian153.9247.7 I-20 west / I-59 south / US 80 west / MS 19 north – Jackson, PhiladelphiaWestern terminus of I-20/I-59/US 80/MS 19 concurrency
153.8247.5 MS 145 south (22nd Avenue) / MS 443 north – QuitmanNorthern terminus of MS 145; southern terminus of MS 443
155.5250.3 I-20 east / I-59 north / MS 19 south / MS 39 – Tuscaloosa, ButlerEastern end of I–20/I–59/MS 19 concurrency; southern end of MS 39 concurrnecy; southern terminus of MS 39
155.9250.9 MS 39 north – DeKalbNorthern end of MS 39 concurrency
170.3274.1 I-20 / I-59 – Meridian, Tuscaloosa
173.1278.6 US 11 north / US 80 eastAlabama state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03.


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