Colorado State Highway 11

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State Highway 11

SH 11 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length1.35 mi[1] (2.17 km)
Major junctions
South end US 138 / US 385 in Julesburg
North endNebraska border towards Oshkosh
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 10 SH 12

State Highway 11 (SH 11) is a 1.35-mile-long (2.17 km) long north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Colorado. It runs from U.S. Highway 138 (US 138) and US 385 in Julesburg to the Nebraska state line.

Route description

SH 11 begins at an intersection with US 138-385 at the west city limits of Julesburg and proceeds almost directly north to the state line. The road is county-maintained in Nebraska, but becomes Nebraska Highway 27 upon intersecting Interstate 80 (at exit 95). SH 11 thus provides the shortest connection from I-80 to Julesburg, which appears on signs for exit 95.[2]


The roadway that SH 11 follows was first added to the state highway system in 1932-1934 as a northerly extension of State Highway 51 (now US 385 south of Julesburg). However, instead of skirting the western edge of Julesburg, SH 51 crossed US 138 on Cedar Street and then zigzagged on Fifth, Sycamore, and Ninth Streets to current SH 11 about 12 mile (0.80 km) north of US 138.[3][4] The state eliminated many state highways in 1953,[5] including this extension of SH 51 north of Julesburg. In 1970-1971 the road was returned to the state highway system as SH 11.[6]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Sedgwick County. [7]

US 138 / US 385 to I-80
Southern terminus
1.3502.173Road 187Continuation beyond Nebraska state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data Explorer Archived 2012-09-10 at the Wayback Machine, accessed November 2013
  2. ^ Google Maps including Street View photographs, accessed November 2013
  3. ^ Colorado State Highway Department, Sedgwick County, 1936 (reproduced as part of the 1940 Census)
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey, Julesburg 1:24000[permanent dead link], 1954
  5. ^ 1923 list of state highways, reproduced in Highways to the Sky, Appendix C, p. 39
  6. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, official highway maps: 1932, 1934, 1952, 1954, 1970, 1971
  7. ^ a b "Highway Data Explorer, Online Transportation Information System". Colorado Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2016.

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