State Route 259
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From Route 215 to Route 210 in San Bernardino.
Post 1964 Signage History
In 1965, Chapter 1371 defined this route as “Route 15 to Route 30
in San Bernardino” Prior to 1965, it was part of Route 18.
In 1976, Chapter 1354 changed "Route 15" to "Route 194".
In 1982, Chapter 681 changed "Route 194" to "Route 215".
This segment was changed to end at Route 210 in 1999, reflecting the 1998
change of Route 30 to Route 210 (AB 1650, Ch 724, 10/10/99).
Pre 1964 Signage History
This was part of LRN 43, defined in 1933. This was part of pre-1964 Route 18. The
freeway alignment was adopted in 1963.
This routing was signed, at one point, as access to Route 30 East and
I-215 South. However, the callboxes and some maps identify it as Route 259, and the new exit numbers will make this even clearer. It serves as a
ramp to Route 210 E (former Route 30 E) when traveling NB on I-215, and as
a ramp to I-215 S when travelling WB on Route 210 (former Route 30). It
also serves Highland Avenue and E Street (which is accessed from I-215 NB
only). According to some observers, by Febraury 2008, the Route 30
references had been changed to reference Route 210. Some portions were
signed as Business Route 30.
Median Barrier (08-SBd-259 PM 1.1/1.2)
In August 2020, the CTC approved the following
financial allocation: $495,000 for PS&E; $17,000 for R/W Support.
08-SBd-259 PM 1.1/1.2. PPNO 3016C ProjID 0819000102 EA 1K780. Route 259 In
the city of San Bernardino, from H Street to Route 210. Construct median
(Source: August 2020 CTC Agenda, Agenda Item
In June 2021, the CTC was informed of the following
SHOPP Safety Resolution G-03-10 Delegated Allocation: $918,000. 08-SBd-259
1.1/1.2. PPNO 08-3016C; ProjID 0819000102; EA 1K780. Route 259 In the city
of San Bernardino, from H Street to Route 210. Outcome/Output: Construct
median barrier. This project will reduce the number and severity of
collisions. Allocation Date: 05/12/2021. Allocation: CON ENG $347,000
(Source: June 2021 CTC Agenda, Agenda Item 2.5f.(3)
Classified Landcaped Freeway
The following segments are designated as Classified Landscaped Freeway:
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[SHC 253.1] Entire route. Added to the Freeway and Expressway system in
Overall statistics for Route 259:
- Total Length (1995): 1 mile
- Average Daily Traffic (1992): 50,000 to 66,000.
- Mileage Classification: Rural: 0; Sm. Urban: 0; Urbanized: 1.
- Previous Federal Aid Mileage: FAP: 1 mi.
- Functional Classification: Prin. Arterial: 1 mi.
- Counties Traversed: San Bernardino.
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
In 1959, Chapter 1062 defined LRN 259 as “[LRN 105] to [LRN 5] near
Castro Valley.” This is a proposed segment of Route 92 between Route 238 and I-580.
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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