County Sign Route N3
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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.]
Angeles 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
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.
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
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Acronyms and Explanations:
- "LRN" refers to the Pre-1964 Legislative Route Number.
"US" refers to a US Shield signed route.
"I" refers to an Eisenhower Interstate signed route.
"Route" usually indicates a state shield signed route, but said route may be signed as US or I.
- Previous Federal Aid (pre-1992) categories:
Federal Aid Interstate (FAI); Federal Aid Primary (FAP);
Federal Aid Urban (FAU); and Federal Aid Secondary (FAS).
Current Functional Classifications (used for aid purposes):
Principal Arterial (PA); Minor Arterial (MA);
Collector (Col); Rural Minor Collector/Local Road (RMC/LR). Note that ISTEA repealed the previous Federal-Aid System, effective in 1992, and established the functional classification system for all public roads.
- Other frequently used terms: California Transportation Commission (Commission or CTC), California Department of Transportation (Department or Caltrans), Regional Improvement Program (RIP), Interregional Improvement Program (IIP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP), Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990 (Proposition 116), High Speed Passenger Train Bond Program (Proposition 1A), Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1B), Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA), State Route 99 Bond Program (RTE or SR 99), Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account (LBSRA), Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA), State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP), Environmental Phase (PA&ED), Design Phase (PS&E), Right of Way (R/W), Fiscal Year (FY), Active Transportation Program (ATP), Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP), Local Partnership Program (LPP), Local Streets and Roads Program (LSRP), Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP).
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