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County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N1


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N1Malibu Canyon Road from Route 1 to Las Virgenes Road (FAS, 3.50 mi)

  2. Las Virgenes Road from Malibu Canyon Road to US 101 (FAS, 5.00 mi)

    Note: Google Maps shows County Sign Route N1 continuing N along Las Vergenes Road from US 101, but that portion is not signed N1 nor is there any other evidence of the designation.

Scenic Highway Scenic Highway

[SHC 154.1] from Route 1 to Lost Hills Road in Los Angeles County. Authorized by AB 1070, Chapter 758, 10/12/2001.

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1963. Note that the routing of Malibu Canyon / Las Vergenes was originally proposed as the approximate routing for the N/S segment of Route 64.

Status Status

Total milage: 8.50 mi.

The SAFETEA-LU act, enacted in August 2005 as the reauthorization of TEA-21, provided the following expenditures on or near this route:

In October 2017, it was reported that, after nearly two years of construction, the Las Virgenes Road widening in Calabasas is complete. Mayor Mary Sue Maurer presented the finished project with a public ribbon-cutting on Sept. 26, 2017. The 1.5-mile stretch from Lost Hills Road to Agoura Road now has two traffic lanes in each direction to accommodate the additional cars and trucks from several new development projects along Las Virgenes. The Calabasas job also includes new sidewalks and two new traffic signals at Willow Glen Road and Oak Glen Street. Other highlights are a new 5-foot bicycle lane, a raised landscaped median, and a crosswalk to give pedestrians safer access to the middle school and the Calabasas Bark Park. The city used $5.7 million dollars in Los Angeles County Measure R funds to pay for the job. The project was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and construction began early last year. A small section of the road improvement around Las Virgenes Road and Oak Glen Street was paid for by Calabasas Blue, the developer of the 78-home Paxton neighborhood that is under construction on the east side of Las Virgenes.
(Source: The Acorn, 10/18/2017)


County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N2


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N2Ridge Route Road from Route 138 to Pine Canyon Road (2.00 mi)

    Note: This section is the only section with N2 signage. You can see aspects of the old ridge route while driving it.

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  2. Pine Canyon Road from Ridge Route Road to Elizabeth Lake Road (16.90 mi)

    The segment of Pine Canyon Road from Ridge Route Road to Three Points is poorly maintained, extremely winding (like the Ridge Route), and the only reassurance signage that you are on N2 are the county red-tipped postmiles and the Maintenance signage just W of Three Points Road. When approaching Three Points travelling W, one thinks Three Points Road is CR N2, because signage shows Route 138 as 3 miles away, but the poor maintenance gives Three Points away as being the wrong road. If you want N2, go the 8+ mi. W along Pine Canyon.

    Similarly, the only clue that Pine Canyon Road is CR N2 when going W on Elizabeth Lake is that the Lake Hughes Road is signed to Castaic, whereas Pine Canyon is to Gorman. However, Pine Canyon Road between Elizabeth Lake and 3 Points is well maintained.

  3. Elizabeth Lake Road from Pine Canyon Road to Johnson Road (4.40 mi)

  4. Elizabeth Lake Road from Johnson Road to 20th Street West (FAS, 13.22 mi)

  5. Elizabeth Lake Road (former Avenue Q) from 20th Street West to 10th Street West (FAS, 1.00 mi)

  6. Palmdale Blvd in Palmdale from 10th Street West to Route 14 (FAU, 0.90 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

Rte 138 Western SegmentAs a county sign route, this route was defined in 1963. However, it is much older than that. In 1919, the third highway bond act established a state highway between Bailey's (near what is now Gorman) and Lancaster. It was an E-W routing from near Gorman to N of Lancaster, passing through Neenach. It was LRN 59, and was signed as Route 138 after 1934. After 1959, a new routing for LRN 59 from about 10 mi E of Gorman through Lake Hughes directly to Palmdale was defined for Route 138 ("Metropolitan Bypass"), and the older routing from that point to Lancaster was renumbered LRN 267. The traversable routing for 1959-1963 LRN 59 was what is now County Sign Route N2. Post 1964, the LRN 267 routing was renumbered as legislative Route 48, although it was signed as Route 138 (presumably, that signage would move once the freeway bypass was completed). However, in 1996, the Route 138 to Lancaster portion of Route 48 was returned to Route 138, essentially restoring Route 138 back to the original LRN 59 routing (and leaving the traversable equivalent of the "new" LRN 59 as County Sign Route N2).

Status Status

Total milage: 38.42 mi. Much of this route follows the San Andreas Fault.


County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N3


Routing Routing

Cty Rte N3 - Angeles Forest HwyAngeles Forest Highway between Sierra Highway (Route 14) and Angeles Crest Highway (Route 2) (FAS, 25.03 mi)

Note: There is no signage along this route to indicate it is County Sign Route N3, except for the occasional call-box showing N3. It is, however, well maintained with county postmiles and beautiful views.

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1963. The Angeles Forest Highway, aka the Palmdale Cut-Off, was surveyed in 1913, approved in 1928 to roughly follow the Edison pole line road, and built from 1932 to 1941.

Naming Naming

In November 2010, it was reported that the LA County Board of Supervisors dedicated a section of the Angeles Forest Highway in honor of the two Los Angeles County firefighters who lost their lives on duty battling the Station Fire ("Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones Memorial Highway"). Captain Ted Hall and Engineer Arnie Quinones died on August 30th, 2009 when their truck plunged 800 feet off the side of a road near Mount Gleason. Less than a month later, Quinones' widow, Lori, gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter. Hall and Quinones were honored with a large public memorial held at Dodger Stadium, while the Station Fire--the largest in LA County history--continued to burn. Signs have been affixed at both the northbound and southbound (one-quarter mile south of Sierra Highway) entrances to the highway.

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County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N4


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N4Big Pines Highway from Route 2 to 204th Street East (FAS, 6.50 mi)

  2. 204th Street East (now Largo Vista Road) from Big Pines Highway to Route 138 (FAS, 6.00 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1963.

Status Status

Total milage: 12.50 mi.


County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N5


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N5Avenue J in Lancaster from Route 14 to 15th Street East (FAU, 3.65 mi)

  2. Avenue J in Lancaster from 15th Street East to 40th Street East (FAS, 2.50 mi)

  3. Avenue J from 40th Street East to 190th Street East (FAS, 15.00 mi)

  4. 190th Street East from Avenue J to the Butte Valley Wildflower Area (0.50 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1964.

Status Status

Total milage: 21.65 mi.


County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N6


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N6Longview Road from Route 138 to Fort Tejon Road (FAS, 2.15 mi)

  2. Fort Tejon Road from Longview Road to 131st Street East (FAS, 0.40 mi)

  3. 131st Street East from Fort Tejon Road to Tumbleweed Road (2.25 mi)

  4. Tumbleweed Road from 131st Street East to Devils Punchbowl County Park (2.50 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1964.

Status Status

Total milage: 7.30 mi.


County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N7


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N7 - Hawthorne BlvdHawthorne Blvd in Rancho Palos Verdes from Palos Verdes Drive W / Palos Verdes Drive S Palos Verdes Drive Nto Indian Peak Road (FAU, 4.11 mi).

  2. Hawthorne Blvd in Rolling Hills Estates from Indian Peak Road to Silver Spur Road (FAU, 0.19 mi)

  3. Hawthorne Blvd in Rancho Palos Verdes from Silver Spur Road to Palos Verdes Drive N (FAU, 0.87 mi)

  4. Hawthorne Blvd in Rolling Hills Estates from Palos Verdes Drive N to Rolling Hills Road (FAU, 1.12 mi)

  5. Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance from Rolling Hills Road to Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) (FAU, 0.80mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1964.

Status Status

Total milage: 7.09 mi.


County Route Shield

Orange/Los Angeles
County Sign Route N8


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N8La Mirada Blvd in Buena Park from Route 39 to the Los Angeles county line (0.35 mi) [Orange County]

  2. La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada from the Orange county line to Santa Gertrudes Ave (0.24 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  3. La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada from Santa Gertrudes Ave to Rosecrans Avenue (FAU, 0.80 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  4. La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada from Rosecrans Avenue to Leffingwell Road (1.97 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  5. La Mirada Blvd from Leffingwell Road to Colima Road (FAU, 0.99 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  6. Colima Road from La Mirada Blvd to Lambert Road (FAU, 0.10 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  7. Colima Road in Whitter from Lambert Road to the Whittier city limits (FAU, 1.74 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  8. Colima Road from the Whitter city limits to Azusa Avenue (FAU, 4.60 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  9. Azusa Avenue from Colima Road to the Industry city limits (FAU, 0.48 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  10. Azusa Avenue in Industry from the Industry city limits to Azusa Way (FAU, 1.13 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  11. Azusa Avenue from Azusa Way to Amar Road (FAU, 1.35 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  12. Azusa Avenue in West Covina from Amar Road to the West Covina city limits (FAU, 0.93 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  13. Azusa Avenue from the West Covina city limits to the West Covina city limits (FAU, 0.10 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  14. Azusa Avenue in West Covina from the West Covina city limits to the West Covina city limits (FAU, 0.30 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  15. Azusa Avenue from the West Covina city limits to the West Covina city limits (FAU, 0.18 mi) [Los Angeles County]

  16. Azusa Avenue in West Covina from the West Covina city limits to I-10 [Los Angeles County]

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

The City of Industry has a two pages that describes the origins of FAS Rte 1274, which appears to be today's Route 39 and County Sign Route N8. This was to be a route from Huntington Beach and north across the San Gabriel Mountains to the Antelope Valley. The project involved the extension of Azusa Avenue through West Covina to link with Pass and Covina Road just S of Amar Road in La Puente. Part of this effort involved remaking Grazide Road into a four-lane divided highway from Hacienda Bl east for mi.

This route was defined in 1970.

Status Status

Total milage: 16.76 mi.


County Route Shield

Los Angeles
County Sign Route N9


Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte N9Kanan Dume Road from Route 1 to Mulholland Highway (FAU, 6.54 mi)

  2. Kanan Road from Mulholland Highway to Triunfo Canyon Road (FAS, 2.80 mi)

  3. Kanan Road from Triunfo Canyon Road to US 101 (FAS, 3.20 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1974.

Status Status

Total milage: 12.54 mi.

The SAFETEA-LU act, enacted in August 2005 as the reauthorization of TEA-21, provided the following expenditures on or near this route:


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