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Post-1964 Legistlative Route Graphic

Former State Route 256

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


Routing Routing

Former Rte 256No current routing.

Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

Post-1964 Legistlative Route Graphic In 1965, Chapter 1372 defined this route as “Route 80 southwest of Roseville to Route 65 north of Roseville”

The EIR for the Roseville Bypass provides some information as to why Route 256 was never constructed, as was eventually deleted: Route 256, a once adopted route for a west-side bypass of Roseville was rescinded by the California Transportation Commission because of cost and difficulty of crossing the Southern Pacific Switchyard. The route adoption was rescinded in 1976.
(Source: Route 65 Roseville Bypass Final EIR)

This routing was deleted in 1994 by AB 3132, Chapter 1220.

Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

US Highway Shield This was originally signed as part of Route 65. It was originally part of US 99E through Roseville. This was part of LRN 3, defined in 1909.

Freeway Freeway

Originally to have been freeway; later deleted from SHC 253.1.

Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

In 1959, Chapter 1062 defined LRN 256 as “[LRN 75] near Walnut Creek to [LRN 75] near Pittsburg.” This is the proposed freeway routing for Route 24. It follows Willow Pass road from Walnut Creek to just outside of Antioch.


Acronyms and Explanations:


Back Arrow Route 255 Forward Arrow Route 257

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