New Mexico State Road 11

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State Road 11

Columbus Road (Ike Smalley Memorial Highway)
NM 11 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NMDOT
Length34.119 mi[1] (54.909 km)
Major junctions
South end Fed. 2 spur at United States–Mexico border near Columbus
Major intersections NM 9 in Columbus
North endFlorida Street in Deming
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Highway system
  • New Mexico State Highway System
I-10 NM 12

State Road 11 (NM 11) is a north–south road that travels from the United States–Mexico border crossing in Columbus to Deming.

Route description

NM 11 begins at Mexican Federal Highway 2 spur (Fed. 2 spur) at the border crossing with Mexico in Columbus. In Columbus NM 11 intersects with NM 9. The road proceeds in a northern direction toward the city of Deming through largely rural landscape. The northern terminus of NM 11 is at Florida Street in Deming where it continues north as Cody Road and then South Gold Avenue to an intersection with I-10 Bus.


NM 11 was one of the original numbered routes during the formation of the New Mexico State Highway System in 1912, running from NM 4 in Deming north to NM 43 and NM 12 in Mogollon via Silver City. A portion of present-day NM 11 south of Deming was designated NM 29.[2][3] By 1918, NM 29 was extended south to Columbus.[4] In 1923, NM 11 between Deming and Cliff was added to the Federal Highway System along with the full length of NM 29.[3] In 1926 the NM 11 designation replaced the entirety of NM 29 between Deming and Columbus.[5] By 1927, NM 11 replaced all of NM 12 south of Reserve and had been further extended northwest to the Arizona state line near Luna.[6] Despite several state roads being removed or truncated during the 1927 Renumbering to make way for the new United States Numbered Highway System, the entirety of NM 11 remained unaffected. The renumbering did create a two new major intersections for NM 11 with US 80 and the original US 180.[3][6] By 1935, NM 11 had been extended south to the Mexican border. By 1939, the northern terminus of NM 11 had been truncated to US 80 Deming, with the section between Arizona and Deming being replaced by US 260. Today NM 174 and current US 180 follow the old route of NM 11 north of Deming.[3]

The portion of NM 11 from Florida Street in Deming north to I-10 Bus. was transferred to the City of Deming on July 15, 1999 in a road maintenance exchange agreement.[1]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Luna County.

Columbus0.0000.000 Fed. 2 spur (Cinco de Mayo Road) – Puerto PalomasContinuation beyond Mexico–United States border
3.1815.119 NM 9 – Hachita, Santa Teresa
Deming34.11954.909Florida StreetNorthern terminus
Cody Road and South Gold Avenue

To I-10 BL / US 180 / I-10 / US 70
Continuation beyond Florida Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b "Posted Route–Legal Description" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. March 16, 2010. p. 4. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  2. ^ New Mexico State Engineer's Office (1914). New Mexico State Highway System With Divisions and Sections (JPEG) (Map). 1:1,900,800. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Wallace, Laurel T. (October 2004). "Historic Highways in the NMDOT System" (PDF) (PDF). NMDOT Technical Series. 2004–1. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Retrieved October 18, 2018 – via New Mexico Department of Transportation. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ New Mexico State Engineer's Office (1918). New Mexico State Highway System (JPEG) (Map). 1:1,900,800. Cartography by D.C. Broome. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Retrieved October 18, 2018 – via University of New Mexico RGIS Data Portal.
  5. ^ "State of New Mexico Memorial Designations and Dedications of Highways, Structures and Buildings" (PDF). Santa Fe, New Mexico: New Mexico Department of Transportation. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2018-10-19 – via Internet Archive. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Arizona and New Mexico" (Map). Rand McNally auto road atlas of the United States and Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. 1:2,500,000. Chicago: Rand McNally and Company. 1927. p. 67. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  7. ^ "TIMS Road Segments by Posted Route/Point with AADT Info; NM, NMX-Routes" (PDF). New Mexico Department of Transportation. April 3, 2013. pp. 4–5. Retrieved December 15, 2013.

External links

Geographic data related to New Mexico State Road 11 at OpenStreetMap