Post 1964 Legislative Route 179
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From Route 80 near Vacaville to Route 128 near Berryessa Reservoir.
Post 1964 Signage History
This route is as defined in 1963.
Pre 1964 Signage History
This route (proposed with no routing) was LRN 244, defined in 1959. It
Route 179 was not defined as part of the initial state signage of routes
in 1934. It is unclear what (if any) route was signed as Route 179 between
1934 and 1964.
Scott Parker (SParker) noted the following regarding Route 179 on
(Source: Scott Parker (SParker) on AAroads, "Re: Unbuilt CA 179", 2/28/2019)
The Route 179 corridor dates back to LRN days; it was first delineated
back in '59 with the first iteration of the California Freeway &
Expressway program. [Back then] Lake Berryessa was intended to be much
more a recreational destination than it is today; the corridor was
simply to provide direct access from I-80 to Route 128 near the dam, and
from there around the lake to the various beaches, boat ramps, and the
like. Since that time, the lake purpose has been revisited; while there
are some boat ramps and shoreline recreational areas, those are
primarily near the lakehead some 20 mile NW of the dam area and not
really readily accessible from the south end except by twisting county
roads -- the easiest access is actually from Middletown in Lake County,
NW of the lake itself. Most of the lakeshore remains undeveloped -- and
will almost certainly remain such. Without that sort of demand, there's
no rationale for improvement of the erstwhile Route 179 corridor.
The traversable local route is Cherry Glen Road and Pleasant Valley Road.
A specific routing has not been determined. There is no recommendation to
adopt these roads into the state system.
[SHC 253.1] Entire route; unconstructed. Added to the Freeway and
Expressway system in 1959.
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Overall statistics for Route 179:
- Total Length (1995): 14 miles
- Mileage Classification: Rural: 14; Sm. Urban: 0; Urbanized: 0.
- Counties Traversed: Solano, Yolo.
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
LRN 179 was defined in 1933 as the route from [LRN 60] near Long Beach to
Santa Ana. It was codified into the 1935 highway code as:
“from [LRN 60] near Long Beach to Santa Ana”
In 1957, Chapter 36 extended the route to "[LRN 43] near Orange".
This routing (signed as Route 22) ran from LRN 60 (former Route 3; former
US 101A; present-day Route 1) near Long Beach to LRN 43 (Route 55) near
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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