🛣 Changes to the California Highway Website covering January-February 2023

Ah, 2023. You’ve started out wet and snowy. We needed the water, and you’ve provided it … except perhaps in the areas that feed the Colorado River basin. But being inside has afforded me the time to work on the highway pages. Loads of email from Joel Windmiller was another reason — you’ll find loads of new route adoption and route proposal maps, thanks to Joel. So here are your updates to start the new year:

This update covers January and February 2023. Before we dive into the updates to the California Highways site, an update on the California Highways: Route by Route podcast. Episodes are regularly posted around the middle of the month. You can keep up with the show at the podcast’s forever home at https://www.caroutebyroute.org , the show’s page on anchor.fm, or you can subscribe through your favorite podcaster or via the RSS feeds (CARxRAnchor.FM) . The following episodes have been posted since the last update:

Turning to the updates to the California Highways pages: Updates were made to the following highways, based on my reading of the (virtual) papers in January and February 2023 (which are posted to the roadgeeking category at the “Observations Along The Road” and to the California Highways Facebook group) as well as any backed up email changes. I also reviewed the the AAroads forum (Ꜳ). This resulted in changes on the following routes, with credit as indicated [my research(ℱ), contributions of information or leads (via direct mail or ꜲRoads) from Bigmikelakers(2), Peter Bryan(3)Concrete Bob(4)Duke87(5), Tom Fearer(6), Steve Riner(7), Chris Sampang(8), William Sanford(9), Edward Weiss(10), Joel Windmiller(11): Route 1(ℱ,11,8),  Route 2(11), Route 4(9), I-5(ℱ,2,11), Route 9(ℱ,11),  I-10(11), Route 12(11), Route 14(11), I-15(11), Route 16(11), Route 17(11), Route 18(11), Route 20(11), Route 21(ℱ,11), Route 24(ℱ,11), Route 29(11), Route 30(11), Route 32(11), Route 36(9,11),  Route 37(ℱ,11), Route 38(11), Route 39(ℱ,11), Route 44(11), Route 47(11), Route 48(11), Route 49(6,11), US 50(ℱ,11), Route 51(11), Route 57(11,10), Route 58(ℱ,9), Route 61(11), Route 64(ℱ,11), Route 65(11),  US 66(11), Route 68(11), Route 70(ℱ,9,11), US 70(ℱ,7), Route 71(11), Route 77(ℱ), Route 78(11), I-80(ℱ,9,11), Route 82(ℱ), Route 84(11), Route 85(11), Route 87(ℱ), Route 88(11), Route 89(11), Route 90(11), Route 91(ℱ), Route 92(11), Route 96(6), Route 99(ℱ,11), US 101(ℱ,6,11),  I-105(11),  Route 108(9,11), Route 113(4), Route 114(11), Route 116(11), Route 120(9,11), Route 121(11), Route 126(11), Route 128(11), Route 132(11), Route 138(11), Route 141(11), LRN 141(6), Route 142(6), Route 143(11), Route 145(11), Route 152(11), Route 159(6), Route 160(ℱ,11), Route 166(11), Route 170(11), Route 172(11), Route 178(11), Route 183(11), Route 193(11), US 199(11), I-210(11), Route 237(11), Route 245(11), Route 250(6), Route 251(11), Route 275(ℱ), I-280(ℱ,5,11), Route 299(9,11), FAI I-305(ℱ), Route 371(3), I-380(11), I-405(2,11), Route 480(ℱ), I-505(11), I-580(11), I-605(6), I-680(11), I-710(ℱ,11), I-880(11), I-980(ℱ), County Sign Route J22(6), County Sign Route S25(ℱ). In particular, note the contributions of Joel Windmiller this cycle; Joel contributed loads of route adoption, route proposal, and route rescission maps to the pages.
(Source: private email through 3/5/2023, Highway headline posts through the February Headline post, AARoads through 2/25/2023)

Added links for maps and GIS resources to the main Maps page. Hat tips to Nathan Edgars II (in an email from 2008 that I just got to), as well as the January episode of California Route by Route. Updated the history of Sacramento with a 1958 planning map, courtesy of Joel Windmiller.

Reviewed the Pending Legislation page, based on the California Legislature site, for bills through 2023-02-24. As usual, I recommend to every Californian that they visit the legislative website regularly and see what their legis-critters are doing. As many people are unfamiliar with how the legislature operates (and why there are so many “non-substantive changes” and “gut and amend” bills), I’ve added the legislative calendar to the end of the Pending Legislation page. This is the start of a new legislative session, so at this point mostly bills are being introduced. Welcome to the 2023-2024 session, folks.

Reviewed the online agenda of the California Coastal Commission. There was no January meeting, and no items of interest from the February meeting.

I checked California Transportation Commission page for the results of the January 2023 meeting of the California Transportation Commission. As always, note that I tend not to track items that do not impact these pages — i.e., pavement rehabilitation or replacement, landscaping, drainage, culverts, roadside facilities, charging stations, or other things that do not impact the routing or history, unless they are really significant. As such, the following items were of interest:

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