US11/78 East Corridor Study

The purpose of the transportation elements of the US 11 / US 78 East Corridor Study is to improve access and mobility for existing and future residents and workers by increasing transit and bicycle/pedestrian options, and providing links in and between those networks. In addition to its transportation purpose, the US 11 / US 78 East Corridor Study has a land use and economic development component that is intended to stimulate economic activity and structure growth. This website provides information about the project, which was completed in 2012. Final documents can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

The US 11-78 Corridor extends approximately 20 miles in an east-west direction from downtown Birmingham east to the Jefferson County line. The study includes the area within approximately ¾ mile of US 11, US 78, and Interstates 20 and 59. 44% of the corridor falls within the City of Birmingham. US 11 (also State Route 7) is 1st Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. In portions of the corridor US 11 is known as Parkway East, Gadsden Highway, or Main Street. US 11 roughly parallels I-59 and travels northeast to Trussville. US 78 (also State Route 4) in the downtown operates as a one-way pair on 3rd Avenue South and 4th Avenue South until 36th Street, where US 78 becomes a two-way street on 3rd Avenue South and then follows Crestwood Boulevard. US 78 roughly parallels I-20, and travels east through Irondale to Leeds. In Leeds, US 78 is named Bankhead Highway. West of I-459, the entire area between US 11 and US 78 is within the study area; east of I-459, the corridors diverge to Trussville and to Leeds. In the City of Birmingham the study includes portions of the communities of Cahaba, Crestline, Northside, Southside, East Birmingham, Red Mountain, Crestwood, Woodlawn, East Lake, Roebuck, and Huffman.