Former State Route 248
Click here for a key to the symbols used. An explanation of acronyms may be found at the bottom of the page.
Post 1964 Signage History
In 1963, Route 248 was defined as “Route 134 near Pasadena to Route 210 near Monrovia.”
In 1965, Chapter 1372 added a condition: “This route will cease to
be a state highway when Interstate Route 210 freeway is completed and the
commission relinquishes that portion of present Route 210 in the County of
Los Angeles and the Cities of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia.”
In 1986, Chapter 928 truncated the route: “
Route 134 near
the east limit of the City of Pasadena to Route 210 near
In 1992, the remainder of Route 248 was deleted by AB 3090, Chapter 1243.
Pre 1964 Signage History
This appears to have been the surface street routing of Colorado Blvd. It
corresponded to LRN 161, defined in 1933.
The Caltrans bridge log indicated that this route was signed in its
entirety as Route 66.
Former Rout 248 is signed as part of "Historic Highway Route 66", designated by
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 6, Chapter 52, in 1991.
Former route 248 (Colorado Blvd) was part of the "ArrowheadTrail
(Ocean to Ocean Trail)". It was named by Resolution Chapter 369 in
Former route 248 (Colorado Blvd) was part of the "National Old Trails Road".
Former route 248 (Colorado Blvd) appears to have been part of the "National Park to Park Highway", and the "Pikes
Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway".
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
In 1959, Chapter 1062 defined LRN 248 as “[LRN 238] near Sacramento
to [LRN 247] south of [LRN 54]”. This route ran from present-day I-5
near Sacramento to Elk Grove Florin Road south of Route 16. This is
present-day Route 148 between I-5 and Route 143.
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 Note that ISTEA repealed the previous Federal-Aid System, effective in 1992, and established the functional classification system for all public roads.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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