Through the majority of the route north from New Orleans, Louisiana to Rouses Point, New York, U.S. 11 closely parallels an Interstate highway. Through Alabama, this rule is no exception, with U.S. 11 following or overlapping with I-59/20 northeast from Cuba to Tuscaloosa and Bessemer, and with I-59 from Trussville northeast to Gadsden and Fort Payne.
U.S. 11 Alabama Guides
Within Jefferson County, U.S. 11 separates from I-59/20 through Bessemer to Brighton, Midfield and Fairfield. U.S. 11 enters Birmingham at the Belview Heights neighborhood, angling northeast to Central Park and 3rd Avenue West to Graymont. U.S. 78 accompanies the route east to the central business district.
East from 24th Street North, where U.S. 78 turns south to Southside, U.S. 11 remains along 1st Avenue North through industrial areas, including the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Site, to the Woodlawn neighborhood and I-20. The rest of U.S. 11 through Birmingham runs near I-59 to Roebuck, Birmingham Race Course and Roebuck Plaza.
|Approaching the intersection where U.S. 11 combines with U.S. 78 west into Downtown Birmingham on southbound 24th Street N in Central City, Birmingham. Photo taken 08/10/02.|
08/10/02 by AARoads
Page Updated 09-25-2019.