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State Route 253

Click here for a key to the symbols used. An explanation of acronyms may be found at the bottom of the page.


Routing Routing

Rte 253From Route 128 near Boonville to Route 101 near Ukiah.

Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

This route was added in 1963 by Chapter 2155 as “Route 128 near Boonville to Route 101 near Ukiah.”

Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

This route was not part of the state highway system before 1963. This is "Ukiah-Boonville" Road.

Status Status

In August 2011, the CTC approved $1.54 million to repair two slipouts near Boonville, from 4.1 to 4.3 miles east of Soda Creek Bridge, that occurred in the winter of 2005-2006 and to build a retaining wall.

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Statistics Statistics

Overall statistics for Route 253:

Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

In 1959, Chapter 1062 defined LRN 253 as:

  1. [LRN 68] near the south city limits of San Francisco to [LRN 224] near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  2. [LRN 68] near Alemany Boulevard to the route described in subdivision (a) of this section.

In 1959, Chapter 1841 added the condition “Construction on either portion of [LRN 253] described in subdivisions (a) and (b) may be commenced when the City and County of San Francisco has acquired all rights of way necessary for the construction of such portion and has conveyed these rights of way to the State of California for highway purposes.”

In 1961, Chapter 1010 reworded the construction amendment: “Notwithstanding the provision of Section 89 of Chapter 1062 of the Statutes of 1959, construction of any or all portions of [LRN 253] may be commenced at any time, if the City and County of San Francisco has has conveyed or does convey to the State of California, without charge, all real property presently acquired by it for the construction of such route or portion thereof.”

This route was signed as follows:

  1. From LRN 68 (Route 1) near the S city limits of San Francisco to LRN 224 (former Route 480) near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

    This is the I-280 "Southern Freeway" through San Francisco. At times it was considered an extension of the Embarcadero Freeway (Route 480)

  2. From LRN 68 (Route 1) near Alemany Boulevard to the route described in part (1).

    This is also part of I-280.


Acronyms and Explanations:


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