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State Route 11
Defined by RCW 47.17.050, maintained by WSDOT
Length: 21.28 mi[1] (34.25 km)
Formed: 1964
South end: I-5.svg I-5 in Burlington
North end: I-5.svg I-5 in Bellingham
State highways in Washington
< SR 10 US 12 >
Lists: current - Interstates - U.S. Routes - 1937-70 - 1964 renumbering

Chuckanut Drive (State Route 11) is a state highway in Washington, U.S.A. It extends from just north of Mount Vernon through the Chuckanut Mountains to the city of Bellingham, a distance of about 21 miles (34 km). The highway used to be a portion of U.S. Route 99, then became U.S. Route 99 Alternate from 1931 until approximately 1935.

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History

Trees form a canopy over SR 11 south of Bellingham.

The road that is now called State Route 11 was first built in 1896 as part of the first road to connect Whatcom County with points south, including Seattle and Tacoma. Before the construction of the road, travel was commonly done over water, and the construction of the road contributed greatly to the development of Bellingham.

Between 1913 and 1931, Chuckanut Drive was part of the Pacific Highway auto trail, which in 1926 was designated U.S. Route 99. After 1931, the road was bypassed by a more inland route and became primarily a scenic drive, briefly designated U.S. Route 99 Alternate. Today, I-5 follows the inland route and the oceanside drive is SR 11.

Major intersections

County Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Skagit 0.00 I-5 Interchange
6.88 Bow Hill Road Former SR 237
Whatcom Bellingham 21.28 I-5Vancouver, BC, Seattle Interchange

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