Whew! The updates for June through August are done. Now to go back to writing scripts for the podcast. As always, “ready, set, discuss”.
This update covers June, July, and August 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 Spotify for Podcasters, or you can subscribe through your favorite podcaster or via the RSS feeds (CARxR, Spotify for Podcasters) . The following episodes have been posted since the last update:
- July | CARxR 1.12: The Organizations of the State Highway System (where we explore the organizations behind the state highway system: Caltrans, the CTC, regional transportation agencies, and AASHTO)
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 June, July, and August 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 Concrete Bob(2), Tom Fearer (Max Rockatansky)(3), Cameron Kaiser (ClassicHasClass)(4), Occidental Tourist(5), Plutonic Panda(6), Skluth(7), Chris Sampang (TheStranger)(8), Joel Windmiller(9): Route 1(ℱ), Route 4(ℱ), I-5(ℱ,9), Route 7(3), Route 11(ℱ), Route 12(ℱ), Route 14(ℱ,3), Route 15(ℱ,3), Route 16(9), Sign Route 18(3), Route 20(ℱ), Route 22(5), Route 25(ℱ), Route 29(ℱ), Route 37(ℱ), I-40(6), US 40(9), Route 46(ℱ), Route 47(6), Route 49(3), US 50(9), Route 56(3,5), Route 57(ℱ,3), Route 58(ℱ,7), Route 60(ℱ), Route 68(ℱ,2), Route 70(ℱ), Route 72(3), I-80(ℱ), Route 82(ℱ), Route 84(ℱ), Route 90(ℱ), US 91(3), Route 92(ℱ), US 95(ℱ,4,3), Route 99(ℱ), US 101(ℱ,3), Route 115(3), Route 116(ℱ), Route 120(3), Route 145(3), Route 155(ℱ), Route 156(ℱ), Route 163(ℱ), LRN 166(ℱ), LRN 173(ℱ), Route 186(3), Route 188(3), I-210(3), Route 214(3), Route 221(ℱ), LRN 230(ℱ), Route 245(ℱ,3), Route 249(3), Route 252(ℱ), Route 262(ℱ), I-380 / I-280 / Southern Crossing(8), I-405(ℱ), US 466(3), I-580(ℱ), I-605(ℱ), I-680(ℱ), I-710(ℱ,3), County Sign Route E15(3), County Sign Route J40(3), County Sign Route N3(3).
(Source: private email through 9/10/2023, Highway headline posts through the August Headline post, AARoads through 9/10/2023)
Added a new link to the list of state highway websites, as AARoads has added a page for Alaska. As a reminder, if you have a highway page for a state, and its not on the list of regional highways, please let me know.
Added a reference to the Gribblenation Blog on the 1959 Era White shields to the California Numbering page.
Reviewed the Pending Legislation page, based on the California Legislature site, for bills through 2023-09-10. 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. Noted the passage (or veto) of the following bills and resolutions: