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Los Angeles
County Sign Route N3

[Click here for a key to the symbols used. Some county routes were constructed with federal funds. These routes are indicated as FAP (Federal Aid Primary), FAU (Federal Aid Urban), or FAS (Federal Aid Secondary). If no funding source is shown, no federal funds were used. Note that while some segments seem to have the same attributes, they may differ in the county-local road number assigned to the segment, or in the Caltrans Map Sheet number.]

Routing Routing

Cty Rte N3 - Angeles Forest HwyAngeles Forest Highway between Sierra Highway (Route 14) and Angeles Crest Highway (Route 2) (FAS, 25.03 mi)

Note: There is no signage along this route to indicate it is County Sign Route N3, except for the occasional call-box showing N3. It is, however, well maintained with county postmiles and beautiful views.

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1963. The Angeles Forest Highway, aka the Palmdale Cut-Off, was surveyed in 1913, approved in 1928 to roughly follow the Edison pole line road, and built from 1932 to 1941.

Naming Naming

In November 2010, it was reported that the LA County Board of Supervisors dedicated a section of the Angeles Forest Highway in honor of the two Los Angeles County firefighters who lost their lives on duty battling the Station Fire ("Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones Memorial Highway"). Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones died on August 30th, 2009 when their truck plunged 800 feet off the side of a road near Mount Gleason. Less than a month later, Quinones' widow, Lori, gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter. Hall and Quinones were honored with a large public memorial held at Dodger Stadium, while the Station Fire--the largest in LA County history--continued to burn. Signs have been affixed at both the northbound and southbound (one-quarter mile south of Sierra Highway) entrances to the highway.

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