Again, the usual around of link updates. Significant or particularly
interesting new links this month include The Expressway Site, and the addition of a multiple state area to the regional pages.
Did the usual processing of updates mailed in by Chris Sampang (focusing
on the Sacramento area) and others. This resulted in changes on the
Route 16, Route 17, Route 49,
Route 51, Route 65, Route 70,
Route 82, Route 84, Route 99,
Route 121, Route 123, Route 160,
Route 214, Route 275, Route 299,US 50, US 101, US 466,I-5, I-80,
LRN 4, LRN 11, LRN 141, LRN 232,
County Sign Route E7.
Reviewed the legislative information page. There were no new bills or
changes of interest.
Reviewed the December CTC Agendas for items of interest. Noted the
following items of interest:
- 2.3a. Route 84: Route Adoption of a Controlled Access Highway
at 04-Ala-84 KP 38.0/46.3 (PM 23.6/28.8) in the City of Livermore.
- 2.3c. Seven Relinquishment Resolutions:
- 03-Nev-267,89-KP 0.0/2.9,0.9/1.4 Route 267,89 in the Town of
Truckee. This is between Georgina Drive on Route 89 and 0.2 Mi SE of
Jeorger Road on Brockway Road, which has been superseded by a new
- 04-Ala-84-PM 23.2/24.4 & R24.6/R29.6 Route 84 in the City of
Livermore. This relates to the agenda item 2.3a.
- 04-Ala-84-PM 24.4/R24.6 Route 84 in the County of Alameda. This
relates to the agenda item 2.3a.
- 08-SBd-71-PM 0.6/1.0 Route 71 in the County of San Bernardino.
This is relocated and reconstructed county road and frontage road
along Serenity Trail, between 0.1 mi NW of Hill Drive and Chino
- 08-SBd-395-PM 5.6 Route 395 in the City of Hesperia. This is
relocated city street at Phelan Road and Main Street.
- 08-SBd-395-PM 5.6 Route 395 in the County of San Bernardino. This
is relocated county road at Phelan Road and Main Street.
- 10-Sta-99-PM 7.1/10.6 Route 99 in the County of Stanislaus. This
is relocated county roads and frontage roads between Service Road
and Faith Home Road.
- 2.1c.(6). Project #50 – Route 71; complete three miles of
sixlane freeway through Pomona, from Route 10 to Route 60 in Los Angeles
County. Amend application to update funding plan. In accordance with
guidelines established under Resolution G-03-14, suspend project and
deprogram ($6,768,000) of TCR funds from original application approval
of $10,300,000 for Phase 2 – Plans, Specifications and Estimates.
Original TCR application approved under Resolution TA-00-01.
Did the usual round of link updates, based on information posted on
m.t.r. This included adding a link to Caltrans' Traffic Counts Website to the FAQ.
Updated information and links on the following routes, based
primarily on mail in submissions, mostly from (you guessed it) Chris
Sampang:Route 1, Route 11, Route 16, Route 21, Route 24, Route 29, Route 33,
Route 34, Route 37, Route 51, Route 58, Route 59, Route 65, Route 68,
Route 70, Route 71, Route 84, Route 91, Route 104, Route 113,
Route 114, Route 118, Route 138, Route 148, Route 150, Route 157,
Route 160, Route 183, Route 195, Route 198, Route 209, Route 238,
Route 242, Route 271, Route 274, I-5, I-10, I-15, I-80,
I-205, I-238, I-505, I-680, I-710,
US 40, US 40A, US 50, US 99, US 99W, US 99E,
US 101, US 395, US 399, LRN 52, San Diego County Sign Route S1.
Updated the legislative information page. There were no new bills or
changes of interest.
Reviewed the October and November CTC Agendas for items of interest.
Noted the following items from October; there was nothing of interest in
the November meeting:
- 2.1c.(5). Project #94 – Route 43; widen to four-lane
expressway from Kings County line to Route 99 in Selma in Fresno County
- $5,000,000. In accordance with guidelines established under Resolution
G-03-14, suspend project and deprogram ($2,078,000) of TCR funds from
original application approval of $2,600,000 for Phase 1 Environmental
and Permits. Original TCR application approved under Resolution
TA-01-07. The California Department of Transportation is requesting this
- 2.2c.(1). Final Negative Declaration or EIR: Approval of
Project for Future Consideration of Funding – Route 118 in Ventura
County – Construct onramp and off-ramp to complete an interchange
in Simi Valley (ND). This refers to the Rocky Peak interchange.
- 2.3c. Relinquishement Resolutions:
- 07-LA-105-PM 4.7 Route 105 in the City of Hawthorne. This is right
of way in the City of Hawthorne, consisting of a reconstructed city
street and a cul-de-sac.
- 08-Riv-215-PM 27.4/34.0 Route 215 in the City of Perris. This is
reconstructed and relocated city streets at the intersection of
Morgan Street and Nevada Avenue, and at Oleander Avenue.
- 2.5b.(1) State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
Projects On the State Highway System. Item.2. Department of
Transportation Mojave - from 4.1 km west of Junction Route 14 to West
Junction Route 14, and from East Junction Route 14 to 6.8 kilometers
east of Junction Route 14. Rehabilitate Route 58 for relinquishment.
Note that this may not happen immediately due to funding.
Updated information and links on the following routes, again, primarily
based on observations and findings from Chris Sampang:
Route 1, Route 4, Pre-1964 Route 6, Route 9,
Route 13, Route 14 (current and pre-1964 incarnations), Route 16,
Route 17, Route 18,
Route 21, Route 22, Route 24, Route 25, Pre-1964 Route 26,Route 30, Route 34, Route 35, Route 39,
Route 41, Route 43, Route 44, Route 48,
Route 53, Route 58, Route 61, Route 65,
Route 70, Route 71, Route 74, Route 77, Route 79,Route 84, Route 88,Route 92, Route 93, Route 96, Route 99,
Route 110, Route 111, Route 113, Route 115, Route 117,
Route 128, Route 129, Route 138, Route 149, Route 152,
Route 160, Route 163, Route 165, Route 169,
Route 175, Route 176, Route 177, Route 178,
Route 180, Route 183,
Route 206, Route 211, Route 228, Route 237, Route 242,
Route 256, Route 257, Route 259, Route 260, Route 299,I-5, I-8, I-80,
I-405, Former I-480, I-680, I-880,US40, US 48, US 50, US 80,
US 91, US 97, US 101, US 395,LRN 14, LRN 26, LRN 43,
LRN 167, LRN 191.
Updated my link pages, including adding some new recommended books and
some great photolog links of motorcycle rides in California. Added some
more information on highway naming. Added a graphic for the Pacific Trail,
courtesy of the Highwayman. Added a new answer to the Other Frequently Asked Questions.
Updated the legislative information page. Noted the passage of the
following items (not all required changes to the route pages):
Reviewed the September CTC Agendas for items of interest. Noted the
There were no changes in September due to the Jewish High Holy Days.
Did the usual link updates, including updating references to the
California portion of AARoads to refer to www.westcoastroads.com. Added
some more information on the history of US Highway numbering.
Updated information on the following routes, primarily based on
observations and findings from Chris Sampang (who's been sending me about
five updates a day!): Route 1, Route 2, Route 4, Route 18, Route 19, Route 21,
Route 24, Route 30, Route 33, Route 35, Route 36, Route 38, Route 42,
Route 46, Route 58, Route 60, Route 75, Route 77, Route 78, Route 79,
Route 84, Route 87, Route 92, Route 93, Route 98, Route 99, Route 107,
Route 109, Route 117, Route 121, Route 125, Route 159, Route 163,
Route 164, Route 168, Route 169, Route 185, Route 200, Route 225,
Route 228, Route 229, Route 244, Route 251, Route 266, Route 271,
Route 275, Route 285, US 48, US 50, US 101, US 395, I-5, I-10, I-15,I-80, I-205, I-280, I-380, I-880, Tulare County Sign Route J40, San Diego County Sign Route S7,
San Diego County Sign Route S8, San Diego County Sign Route S21, San Diego County Sign Route S29, Imperial County Sign Route S78,
Pre-1964 Route 10, Pre-1964 Route 26, LRN 105, LRN 130, LRN 184, LRN 255.
Chris also provided some good information to update the History of San Francisco's Freeways, and a great link for the History of Sacramento's Freeways. Updates were also done to the page on the
El Camino Real.
Updated the legislative information page. Noted the passage of the
- AB 535 (Calderon). Highways: Route 19 relinquishment
Changes the definition of Route 19 to reflect various relinquishments.
Chaptered 8/4/2003. Chapter 177.
- ACR 58 (Nakano). Blue Star Memorial Highway.
Designates Route 1 from its junction with Route 5 in Dana Point and its
junction with Route 101 at Leggett in Mendocino County as a Blue Star
Memorial Highway. Chaptered 7/29/2003. Chapter 108.
- SCR 17 (Poochigian). Deputy Sheriff Dennis E. Phelps
Designated the portion of Route 168 from the Temperance Avenue
interchange to Shepherd Avenue in the City of Clovis as the "Deputy
Sheriff Dennis E. Phelps Memorial Highway". Chaptered 7/24/2003. Chapter
Reviewed the August CTC Agendas for items of interest. Noted the
- There are lots of projects to delete widening efforts or to move them
to local funds. My guess is this is the result of the budget problems,
but as I generally don't keep track of widening, they don't go onto the
- 2.2c.(4). Approval of Project for Consideration of Route Adoption and Future Consideration of Funding - Route Adopting A
Controlled Access Highway at 04-SM-1 KP 61.8/64.1 (PM 38.4/39.8) in the
County of San Mateo (FEIR). Resolution E-03-21
- 2.3c. One Relinquishment Resolution: 09-Iny-395-PM 90.9/99.6
Route 395 in the County of Inyo Resolution R-3554. This refers to right
of way in the County of Inyo consisting of reconstructed and relocated
county roads, and frontage roads.
- 2.3d. Vacation Resolution: 07-LA-210-PM R48.7 Route 210 in the
City of La Verne Resolution A-853. This is right of way at Williams
Avenue that is no longer needed.
- 2.3d. Vacation Resolution: 09-Iny-395-PM 90.0/99.6 Route 395 in
the County of Inyo Resolution A-854. This is right of way in the County
of Inyo, between North Fish Springs Road and 0.25 mi S of the Town of
Big Pine, that is a right of way superseded by construction on a new
- As for the minor projects, the stock words were: "The Department
cannot recommend any project allocation until the State budget is
enacted and FY 03- 04 allocation plans are approved by the Commission.
In addition, the Commission should be cautious in considering any
allocations until the federal budget for FFY 2004 is passed."
Updated information on the following routes, again, mostly based on
observations from Chris Sampang: Route 1, Route 9, Pre-1964 Route 14, Route 17, Route 20, Route 21, Route 22, Route 28,
Route 33, Route 41, Route 58, Route 60, Route 63, Route 67, Route 74,
Route 79, Route 94, Route 98, Route 99, Route 107, Route 109, Route 130,
Route 135, Route 145, Route 163, Route 168, Route 185, Route 195, Route 228,
Former Route 245, Route 259, Route 274, Former US 40, US 101, US 199,
I-10, I-380. Did the usual round of link updates.
Updated the legislative information page. Noted the passage of the
- AB 965 (Kehoe). State emblems: official state tall ship..
Establishes "the Californian" as the official state tall ship. Chaptered
7/24/2003. Chapter 113.
- ACR 7 (Daucher). California Highway Patrol Officer Don J.
Burt Memorial Highway.
Designate Route 57 between Orangethorpe Avenue and Yorba Linda Boulevard
in Orange County as the "CHP Officer Don J. Burt Memorial Highway."
Chaptered 7/2/2003, Chapter 80.
- ACR 17 (Cogdill). Tuolumne County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Designates that portion of Route 108 located in Tuolumne County as the
"Tuolumne County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway." Chaptered 7/8/2003,
- ACR 19 (Aghazarian). Joash E. Paul Memorial Highway.
Designate Route 99 between Mitchell Road and the Stanislaus/Merced
County line in the County of Stanislaus as the "Joash E. Paul Memorial
Highway". Chaptered 7/2/2003, Chapter 81.
- ACR 29 (Benoit). Daniel J. Muehlhausen Memorial Highway.
Designates the portion of Route 62 from 5.4 miles west to 4.6 miles east
of the intersection with State Highway Route 177 in Riverside County as
the "CHP Officer Daniel J. Muehlhausen Memorial Highway". Chaptered
7/8/2003, Chapter 90.
- ACR 30 (Samuelian). William "Bill" Lehn Memorial Highway.
Designates Route 99 between Mountain View Crossing in southern Fresno
County to the San Joaquin River on the northern boundary as the William
"Bill" Lehn Memorial Highway. Chaptered 7/2/2003, Chapter 82.
- ACR 35 (Samuelian). Steven Lindblom Memorial Freeway.
Designates Route 99 from the San Joaquin River to the Madera/Merced
County line in Madera County as the Steven Lindblom Memorial Freeway.
Chaptered 7/2/2003, Chapter 83.
- ACR 38 (Houston). Thomas E. Burnett, Jr. Memorial Bridge.
Designates the Fostoria Overcrossing on I-680 in the City of San Ramon
as the Thomas E. Burnett, Jr. Memorial Bridge. Chaptered 7/2/2003,
- ACR 39 (Chan). Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle-Pedestrian
Designate the bicycle-pedestrian path on the proposed new span of the
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (I-80) as the Alexander Zuckermann
Bicycle-Pedestrian Path. Chaptered 7/11/2003, Chapter 94.
- ACR 54 (Strickland). Screaming Eagles Highway: 101st
Airborne Division Highway..
Designates the portion of US 101 in the County of Ventura as the
Screaming Eagles Highway. Chaptered 7/2/2003, Chapter 85.
- ACR 73 (La Suer). Danielle van Dam Memorial Overpass..
Designates the overpass on I-8 at 2nd Street in El Cajon the "Danielle
van Dam Memorial Overpass." Chaptered 7/2/2003, Chapter 86.
- SCR 3 (Florez). Rosa Parks Interchange
Designate the intersection of Route 41 and Route 99 in downtown Fresno,
in Fresno County, as the Rosa Parks Interchange. Chaptered 7/16/2003,
Reviewed the June and July CTC Agendas for items of interest. Noted the
- Most of the requests were to delay current STIP and improvement
project funding to later fiscal years. This is due to the state's budget
crisis. None of this really impacts the information I maintain for this
- June 2.3a. One Route Adoption of a Controlled Access Highway at
03-But-70 KP 31.0/35.6 (PM 19.3/22.1) in the County of Butte. This is
for a new four-lane freeway along a route from 1.25 mi S of Route 149 to
.25 mi N of Route 191. This route is just N of Table Mountain Blvd.
- June 2.3c. Relinquishment: 06-Fre-168-PM R0.8/R2.4 Route 168 in the
County of Fresno. This is between E McKinley and E Dakota Avenues, and
consists of reconstructed and relocated county roads, frontage roads,
- June 2.3c. Relinquishment: 06-Ker-202-PM 8.9/9.9 Route 202 in the City
of Tehachapi. This is between Tehachapi Blvd and the northern city
limits, and consists of a relocated and reconstructed city street,
cul-de-sacs, and a storm drain facility.
- June 2.3c. Relinquishment: 08-Riv-111, 86-PM 28.5/28.7, 21.5/22.9
Route 111, 86 in the City of Indio. This is the old Route 111/Route 86
right of way that has been replaced by a new alignment, between Avenue
48 and Auto Center Drive.
The June 2003 updates started late, due to various factors including
temple, home remodeling work on the weekends, a kitchen remodel, and most
importantly, my breaking my foot (actually, the latter helped with the
updates, as I couldn't drive or do home remodeling work on the weekends).
Added a new question to the FAQ: How to find the date a highway was constructed. Did the usual set of link updates.
Updated information on the following routes: Route 1, Route 25,Route 57, Route 60, Route 74, Route 75, Route 99, Route 125,
Route 146, Route 163, Route 180, US 101, I-710, I-980.
Updated the stats pages, the old-to-new numbers pages, and the chronology. Most of these updates were based on observations from Chris Sampang.
Updated the legislative information page. Noted the passage of the
- ACR 2 (Mountjoy). William H. Lancaster Memorial Highway.
Designates Route 210 from the city of Duarte to the I-15 as the "William
H. Lancaster Memorial Highway."
STATUS: 06/27/2003: Chaptered by Secretary of State
- Res. Chapter 76, Statutes of 2003.
As usual, link updates galore. Captured updated status and some fixes to
the following highways: Route 2, Route 30, Route 56, Route 57, Route 60, Route 79, Route 86, Route 96, Route 99, Route 125,
Route 138, Route 157, Route 171, Route 195, Route 252, Route 267,
Former US 40, US 50, US 101, I-5, I-80, I-710, I-905.
Thanks to the folks on misc.transport.road for a number of these updates.
Added some information "behind the names" to Route 68.
Updated the Interstate History Page based on information provided by Stephen Summers—note that there are still date discrepancies between Caltrans' history of the Interstates and the letters. This resulted in
changes or reference updates on the following routes (routes shown with ¤
were never interstates in California, although the number at one time was
proposed as an interstate): I-3¤, I-5, I-7¤,
I-8, I-9¤, I-10, I-11¤, I-12¤,
I-13¤, I-14¤, I-15, I-30¤,
I-40, I-72¤, I-76¤, I-80, I-102¤,
I-105, I-106¤, I-109¤, I-110, I-112¤,
I-113¤, I-115¤, I-205, I-210, I-280,
I-380, I-405, I-480, I-505, I-580, I-605, and I-680.
Added some more links to sites on California's Trolley Systems; for those
interested, http://www.snowcrest.net/marnells/trolleys.htm is a great place to start. Added a pointer to Ron Dickson's Aviation History of the San Fernando Valley. This site has some great aviation information, as well as a good selection of old maps of the San
Fernando Valley area, which also just happen to show highways as well :-).
Updated the legislative links page, and noted the passage of the
- SB 104 (Machado). State Route 84.
Adjusts the definition of Route 84, and permits relinquishment in the
city of West Sacramento, which would change the last segment to be
"Route 12 at Rio Vista to the southerly city limit of the City of West
Sacramento". Chaptered 4/21/2003. Chapter 5.
Incorporated items from the May 2003 CTC Meeting Agenda:
- 2.2b. Environmental Matters – Comments on Documents
in Circulation (Draft EIS/EIR). Route 46 in San Luis Obispo County
– Widen to fourlane expressway near Paso Robles (DEIR).
- 2.3c.(1). Relinquishment Resolution. 03-Yol-84-KP
25.25/38.95 Route 84 in the City of West Sacramento.
- 2.3c.(2). Relinquishment Resolution. 04-Ala-680-PM
12.9/14.1 Route 680 in the County of Alameda.
- 2.3c.(3). Relinquishment Resolution. 05-SLO-41-PM
16.7/16.9 Route 41 in the City of Atascadero.
- 2.3c.(4). Relinquishment Resolution. 08-SBd-66-PM
4.1/10.9 Route 66 in the City of Rancho Cucamonga.
- 2.3d. Vacation Resolution. 06-Ker-202-PM 8.9/9.9 Route 202 in the City of Tehachapi.
- 2.5b.(1.1). STIP Projects. 05S-SB-101 PM 84.1/90.9.
Santa Maria – from 0.4 km south of Santa Maria Way Undercrossing
to Route 135/101 Separation. Widen to 6-lane freeway.
- 2.5b.(5). Projects Added to the SHOPP by Department Action.
Yolo 03N-Yol-84 PM 15.7/24.2. Financial Contribution Only (FCO) for
relinquishment of State Route 84 within the city limits of West
Sacramento. [Upon Commission approval of this allocation for $6,199,000,
the concurrent Relinquishment Resolution R-3547, and the recording of
said resolution, the City of West Sacramento has agreed to immediately
accept all elements of ownership, maintenance, operation and liability
over the relinquished portion of State Route 84; but is willing to defer
actual receipt of funds to as late as June 2006 (as stated in the
April updates were minimal, as I was tied up with negotiations on
our Rabbi's contract at Temple, which took most of my weekend update time.
A few link updates and changes were done. Added some information on
Chester Warlow to Route 99. Updated the FAQ answer regarding obtaining
photos from about California Highways. Added a new FAQ answer regarding
A relatively quiet month. First, we had the usual link updates and
changes. Status and update changes were made on the following routes: I-5,
I-15. Updated the legislative tracking page. Incorporate the following
items from the February, March, and April CTC agendas, which for some
reason I was not mailed. You can find the agendas online at
- February 2003:
- (2.3a). One Route Adoption of a freeway location for Route 97 near the City of Dorris, in Siskiyou County from 0.7 km south of
Richardson Rd. to Sheepy Creek Rd. 02-Sis-97 KP 79.3/84.3 (PM
- (2.3c). Relinquishment: 06-Tul-65, PM 21.9/29.8 Route 65 in
the County of Tulare.
- (2.3c). Relinquishment.07-LA-60-PM 11.0 Route 60 in the
City of South El Monte.
- (2.3c). Relinquishment: 07-LA-105-PM R5.5/R6.0 Route 105 in
the County of Los Angeles.
- (2.3c, 2.3d). Relinquishment: 12-Ora-5-PM 37.5 Route 76 in
the City of Oceanside.
Vacation: 11-SD-76-PM 6.7/7.4 Route 76 in the City of Oceanside.
- March 2003:
- April 2003:
- (2.3a). One Route Adoption of a Freeway location for Route 78, northwest of the City of Brawley, to Route 111, southwest of the
City of Brawley, in Imperial County. 11-Imp-78 KP R14.6/R24.8 (PM
R09.1/R15.4) and 11-Imp-111 KP R33.0/R39.7 (PM R20.5/R24.7)
- (2.3c). A number of relinquishments related to Route 30:
08-SBd-15, 30-PM 9.2/9.4 Route 15, Route 30 in the City of Rancho
Cucamonga; 08-SBd-30-PM 9.4/9.6 Route 30 in the City of Rancho
Cucamonga; 08-SBd-30-PM 12.7/15.0 Route 30 in the City of Fontana;
08-SBd-30, 210-PM 4.0/9.4 Route 30, Route 210 in the City of Rancho
Cucamonga; and 08-SBd-30, 210-PM 9.2/12.6 Route 30, Route 210 in the
City of Fontana.
- (2.3c). Relinquishment: 08-SBd-66-PM 4.1/10.9 Route 66 in
the City of Rancho Cucamonga
- (2.3d). Vacation: 07-LA-1-PM 50.9 Route 1 in the City of
(part 1) Added a few more name explanations (thanks to all those
that got me names, including the reference librarian at the Naval Academy
and Shirleigh Brannon at the Caltrans Library):
- Route 4: Arnold Industrial Highway
- I-5: O'Brien Rest Area
- Route 15: Cara Knott Bridge
- I-15: Clyde V. Kane (Midway) Rest Area
- Route 45: Chet Walker Bridge
- Route 47: Commadore Schuyler Heim Bridge
- Route 57: Jim Dowling Memorial Bridge
- Route 64/Route 258: Whitnall Highway
- Route 70: Lester T. Davis Rest Area
- Route 88: John G. Meyer Overlook
- Route 99: Philip S. Raine Rest Area
- Route 121: George M. Francis Memorial Bridge
Did the usual link updates. Updated status information on I-680. Reviewed
the January 2002 CTC Agenda for information for the site, but there is
nothing of significance (due to the state budget crisis). Broke the
regional links page into multiple pages. Updated the legislative
information page. Added some status information to US 101 and Route 130.
Did an extensive link verification pass (DSL is great!). A link update
razzberry to the folks at AARoads, who moved all of their California Pages
around without telling me. You'll now see the following symbols near
broken or quasi-broken links:
||Link Down or Disappeared. If
you know to where this link has moved, please send me email. If I
haven't heard anything, it may be removed at the next round of
updates. Often, these are kept on the list in anticipation of
their returning. The original URL is retained as an HTML comment.
||Site is up, but is undergoing
extensive renovation. If you are aware of renovation being
completed on this site, please let me know.
||Site may be down. The name was
there, but the site was non-responsive at the last check. If you
have further status on this site, please let me know.
||No Longer Maintained. This site
is still up, but is no longer being maintained.
(part 2). Added some more name information and link information
(quite a bit, as a matter of fact—folks have been busy). In
particular, created a new 3LD: http://aaroads.cahighways.org/which points to California Highways @ AARoads, which is replacing Andy Field's
San Diego site.
Updated status information on Route 39, Route 84, Route 92, US 101, Route 130, Route 118, US 395, I-405. Added a new question to the Frequently Asked Questions: How Do I Get Pictures of Highways in California?
Did the usual beginning of year housekeeping (i.e., changing all the
copyright dates), as well as the usual process of link maintenance.
Added a Index to the Names given to all the state highways. This was in response to an idea germinated from an article
in the Caltrans Journal of Sep-Oct, as well as a recent Behind the Wheel
column in the Los Angeles Times. Added background on highway names to
almost all highways. I'm still lacking information on the following; feel
free to look them up and let me know who they are named after (and thanks
to D. Thomas for finding the story behind four names for me):
[Note: Names for which stories have been found have been struck out]
Arnold° Industrial Highway: Route 4
Lester T. Davis° Rest Area: Route 70
Jim Dowling° Memorial Bridge: Route 57
George M. Francis° Memorial Bridge: Route 121
Commodore Schuyler F. Heim° Memorial Bridge: Route 47
Clyde V. Kane° (Midway) Rest Area: I-15
Knott° Memorial Bridge: I-15
John G. Meyer° Overlook: Route 88
O'Brien° Rest Area: I-5
Philip S. Raine° Rest Area: Route 99
Chet Walker° Bridge: Route 45
Whitnall° Freeway: Route 64, Route 258
Reworked the front page to broaden the sense of El Camino Real to Roads
and Trails, to better capture the inclusion of the De Anza highway. Of
course, since this effected the top navigation bar, it meant a change to
every page in the site as well.
Updated the legislative information page. Although we'll probably see the
same level of namings, major transportation work will likely be less this
fiscal year, given the drastic budget cuts being imposed by Governor
Did minor status updates to the following routes: Route 1, Route 14,Route 19, Route 39, US 50 (I-305), US 97, Route 99, Route 164, Route 275,
and I-680. Added information on a new bypass to Route 88.
Added some history to US 101.
Added one book to the recommended reading list, and did a bit of web
searching (DSL is a wonderful thing) to find some cover pictures for some
of the books that didn't have them. Alas, some of the really great books
are so long out of print that covers are not available.
Added information to the Interstate information page based on the FHWA Interstate Route Log.
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