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California Highways

“Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Numbered Highways in California*
* But Were Afraid To Ask

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California Highways Home Page
State Highway Routes
Numbered County Highways
State Highway Types
Interstate Types and History
Highway Numbering Conventions
State Highway Renumberings
State Highway Chronology
Maps Trails and Roads Related WWW Links Site Change Log Sources and Credits

Welcome to the California Highways Site. From this page, you can access a variety of information related to California highways and California highway history that I have collected over the years. I welcome comments and corrections to this information; you may reach me by sending Email to webmaster@cahighways.org.

This site should answer most of your questions. However, there still may be a few questions that aren't covered by the areas in the site. If you question remains unanswered after reviewing the site, please check the Other Frequently Asked Questions, and if that doesn't work, please send me email at webmaster@cahighways.org. Another good source to getting questions answered is Caltrans itself (and you must use the Caltrans contact if the question relates to potential legal issues).

[Cahighwas .NE. Caltrans]Note: The California Highways Site is not affilated with or sponsored by Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation, although I truely appreciate the support that Caltrans staff have provided me in doing research, and the kind words they have sent me regarding the information on this site. If you have questions concerning operation of the state highways, or that are of a legal or regulatory nature, please contact Caltrans directly at http://www.dot.ca.gov/. I'll be glad to answer any question I can, but this is a hobbyist site. If you are looking for the current status of a particular state route, try the Caltrans Highway Status page. The California Highway Patrol also maintains a Traffic Incident Page. If you have a maintenance problem to report, use the Caltrans Maintenance Report Form.

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State Highway Routes: Old and New

State Highway Routes: Old and New

These pages provide information on every state numbered route that was ever defined in California. This includes the route's current definition, as well as historical information and all known names.

Other information about California State Highways:

Numbered County Highways

Numbered County Highways

These pages provide information on the state's numbered county route systems. These are the routes on the blue pentagon signs with numbers such as N4 or J7.
State Highway Types

State Highway Types

This page provides the definitions of the various state highway types in California.
Interstate Types/History

Interstate Types and History

This page provides information on the different types of Interstate highways, and gives a history in Interstate highway submissions by the state of California.
Highway Numbering

Numbering Conventions

This page explains how highways are numbered (and were numbered) in California. It includes information on Interstate, U.S., state, county, and forest routes, as well as exit numbering and post miles.
State Highway Renumberings

State Highway Renumberings

This page provides a summary of how the numbers of state highways have changed. It focuses on two primary areas: the "great renumbering" in 1964 when the legislative route numbers were aligned with the signed route numbers, and how the U.S. highway system has changed in California.
Chronology of Highway System

Highway System Chronology

These pages provide a history of additions and changes to the state route system. They identify, year by year, when each portion of a route was added or deleted to the state highway system.
Historical and Planning Maps

Historical and Planning Maps

This page uses historical and planning maps to tell stories about the history and development of highways in California.
El Camino Real

Trails and Roads

This page provides information on some of the more significant named roads in California, including:

Related WWW Links

Related WWW Links

This page provides links to other highway and highway related sites. This page also provides a link to my index of Current California Highway-Related Legislation that I find of interest, and to the recommended reading lists.
Recent Changes

Recent Changes

This page provides a summary of recent changes to the California Highway pages.
Sources and Credits

Sources and Credits

I couldn't have done it without you. No, really! This page provides credit to all the good folks that have helped me develop these pages. You may also want to look at the recommended reading lists.
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Other Information

Other Members of the California Highways Family

Additionally, the following sites are part of the cahighways.org family. Although not maintained by the cahighways.org webmaster, they all deal specifically with California and its highway system:

[AARoads] aaroads.cahighways.org. Formerly limited to just San Diego, Andy Field and the crew at AARoads have expanded to cover all of California.
Golden State Highways [Under Construction]highwayman.cahighways.org Joel Windmiller's "Golden State Highways". This site will feature information on Central California Highways, Caltrans Bloopers Page, C Block History, Oil Company Road Map Biographies, and the Highway History of several Central California routes. Site is currently under construction.

Note: You can find some of the information at Joel's original site, but that hasn't been updated since 2000.

MKPL Logo roadmap.cahighways.org. Mark F's site that covers highways, and their design and history, mainly in California. Pages on this site include: Highway Photos of signs that are now gone, starts and ends of major highways, and Orange County tollways; California bridge designs; Historic Photos and Maps of California highways; aerial and road views of California interchanges; articles from California Highways and Public Works and much more.
[Roadtrip to California] roadtrip.cahighways.org. Scott Kozel's Roadtrip to California and Los Angeles, with lots and lots of pictures.
[sanfrancisco.cahighways.org] sanfrancisco.cahighways.org. Chris Sampang's site detailing the history of the San Francisco Freeway system, including information on proposed and hypothesized routings and numberings.
[Santa Clarita Resources] santa-clarita.cahighways.org. Mike Ballard's "Historical Highways of Central and Southern California" pages. This includes information on US 6 and US 99, as well as information on unbuilt freeways, maps, East Los Angeles interchanges, and much, much more.
[ushighways.cahighways.org] ushighways.cahighways.org. Casey Cooper's "Historic US Highways of California". The historic US highways of California have the same magic that Route 66 has, although much of theirs is still waiting to be rediscovered. This site is a repository of information about the 18 US highways that once traversed California.

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