Former State Route 208
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No current routing.
Post 1964 Signage History
In 1963, this route was defined as "Route 1 to Route 101 near
In 1984, Chapter 409 transferred this routing to Route 1. This was part
of the whole creation of the "Lost Coast", where the unconstructed Route 1
between Leggett and Ferndale was renumbered as Route 211, and Route 208
became Route 1, reflecting (a) the fact that construction of a major state
highway through the pristine "Lost Coast" was likely never to happen, and
(b) as it would never happen, it was important that Route 1 returned to US 101 at its northern end..
Pre 1964 Signage History
This was an extension of LRN 56 defined in 1951. It was signed as Route 1, but there was also a proposed Route 1 that ran between Leggett and
Ferndale along the coast (never constructed).
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
In 1921, Chapter 841 authorized the Department of Engineering
“...to make an investigation and submit a preliminary report upon a
proposed state road with the necessary bridges connecting the city of
Vallejo with a point on the state highway near Sears Point in Sonoma
County... Beginning at the intersection of Butte and Tennessee Streets in
Vallejo, and running thence N-ly along Wilson Avenue to the limits of said
city, thence continuing along the paved county roads through the Bay
terrace district to a point in the vicinity of the lands formerly owned by
Vallejo Brick and Tile Company, thence leaving the mainland and running
W-ly across the Napa river to island number one: situated on the immediate
W bank of the Napa river and immediately N of Marc island and adjacent to
the E short of San Pablo bay; thence NW-ly along said San Pablo shore
levee to a point near the mouth of Sonoma creek and running W-ly across
Tubbs island and across Tolay creek to a junction with the state highway
in the vicinity of Sears point.” It appears that this highway was
not added to the state highway system at this time.
In 1939, Chapter 473 defined LRN 208 as the route from "[LRN 8] near
Sears Point to [LRN 7] near Lake Chabot."
This routing remained unchanged until the 1963 renumbering., It ran from
Route 37 near Sears Point to US 40 (present-day I-80) near Lake Chabot.
This is former Route 48; present-day Route 37.
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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