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State Route 284

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 284From Route 70 at Chilcoot to Frenchman Reservoir.

Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

In 1970, Chapter 1473 defined Route 284 as “Route 70 at Chilcoot to Frenchman Reservoir.”

Chapter 1473 appear to have been contingent that an existing roadway be built to State Highway Standards.  To that end Frenchman Lake was completed as a California Department of Water Resources irrigation project by 1961 along Little Last Chance Creek.  The existing Frenchman Lake Road appears to have been improved during the Frenchman Lake project and was adopted as the alignment of Route 284.  Notably modern Frenchman Lake Road appears on the 1935 Division of Highways Map of Plumas County north of Chilhoot.
(Source: Tom Fearer, Gribblenation Blog, "Paper Highways; California State Route 284 and California State Route 285")

Naming Naming

Frenchman Lake Road

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Statistics Statistics

Overall statistics for Route 284:

Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

In 1959, Chapter 1062 defined LRN 284 as “[LRN 2] to [LRN 241] via Switzer Canyon”. This was 1964-1994 Route 171 from I-5 to I-805 via Switzer Canyon. .


Acronyms and Explanations:


Back Arrow Route 283 Forward Arrow Route 285

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