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[Click here for a key to the symbols used. Some county routes were constructed with federal funds. These routes are indicated as FAP (Federal Aid Primary), FAU (Federal Aid Urban), or FAS (Federal Aid Secondary). If no funding source is shown, no federal funds were used. Note that while some segments seem to have the same attributes, they may differ in the county-local road number assigned to the segment, or in the Caltrans Map Sheet number.]


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Former County Sign Route R1

Routing Routing

Cty Rte R1 before 1970From Route 74 near Mountain Center to Route 10 near Banning.

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

The date of definition of this route is in the 1964-1966 time period. It appears that in 1970, it was adopted as a state highway, becoming Route 243.

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County Sign Route R2

Routing Routing

Cty Rte R2Kaiser Road from Route 177 to Eagle Mountain (11.26 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1964.

The route was constructed to Eagle Mountain as Kaiser had a huge mining operation there, north of Desert Center, until it ran dry about 25 years ago -- complete with a dedicated rail line (the Eagle Mountain Railroad) which ferried the loads from the mine to the SP (now UP) main line on the northeast shore of the Salton Sea. The product of this mining was used on the local roads in the area. The high concentration of iron particles accounts for the reddish tint to the rock materials sourced locally. Currently, Eagle Mountain is boarded up and fenced -- you can tell it was a company mining town and some of the machinery can still be seen west of Desert Center on I-10. The local gossip was that the Marines out of 29 Palms were using the site for urban combat exercises, which would explain why it was boarded up and fenced so well.
(Source: Sparker and Max Rockatansky, discussion on AAroads)

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County Sign Route R3

Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte R3Sage Road from Route 79 to Cactus Valley Road (FAS, 17.02 mi)

  2. Cactus Valley Road from Sage Road to State Street (FAS, 1.23 mi)

  3. State Street from Cactus Valley Road to the Hemet city limits (FAS, 3.25 mi)

  4. State Street in Hemet from the Hemet city limits to Florida Ave (Route 74) (FAS, 1.95 mi)

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1966 (although other historical information leads to the conclusion that it was defined in 1973). This is a former routing of Route 79.

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Total milage: 23.45 mi.

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