[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.]
Genesee Avenue in San Diego from I-5 to N Torrey Pines Road (FAU, 0.80 mi)
Torrey Pines Road from Genesee Avenue to the Del Mar city limits (FAU, 3.98 mi)
Camino Del Mar in Del Mar from the Del Mar city limits to Jimmy Durante Blvd (FAU, 1.84 mi)
Camino Del Mar in Del Mar from Jimmy Durante Blvd to the Del Mar city limits (1.00 mi)
Old Highway 101 / Coast Highway 101 from the Del Mar city limits to the Carlsbad city limits (FAU, 8.10 mi)
In November 2020, it was reported that Carlsbad Boulevard, the nearly
seven-mile stretch of road also known as Old Highway 101 through Carlsbad,
is about to get a third designation — U.S. Bicycle Route 95.
The recognition would make Carlsbad Boulevard part of a national network
of routes intended to facilitate interstate travel by bicycle on roads and
highways identified as suitable for cycling. Carlsbad will be the last
city in San Diego County to approve the designation. About 75 percent of
the 1,000-mile route has been established from the California-Oregon
border to the U.S. border with Mexico. Eventually, plans call for U.S.
Bicycle Route 95 to extend to the Canadian border. East-West routes
in the works include U.S. Bicycle Route 50 from San Francisco
through South Lake Tahoe and on through Nevada and Utah, and Bicycle
Route 66, which goes from Los Angeles through parts of Arizona and
New Mexico. The American Association of State Highways and Transportation
Officials created the U.S. Bicycle Route System in the early 1980s. So far
there are designated bicycle routes in 24 states, used for cross-country
travel, regional touring and commuting. Cities that agree to the
designation are not required to take any additional action. No additional
route markings, such as signs or bike lane markings, are required. More
information on the U.S. Bicycle Route system may be found at the Adventure Cycling Association, Caltrans,
(Source: San Diego Union Tribune, 11/16/2020)
Carlsbad Blvd in Carlsbad from the Carlsbad city limits to the Oceanside city limits (FAU, 6.17 mi)
Coast Highway (formerly Hill Street) in Oceanside from the Oceanside city limits to I-5 (FAU, 2.85 mi)
This route was defined in 1968. Portions of this route are the former routing of US 101. Portions are the former Carlsbad Freeway, built between 1950 and 1953. specifically, the portion between La Costa and Palomar Airport Road. There was also a Business US 101 in this area.
Some of the S-21 shields along old US 101 have been painted over with the California Poppy.
In September 2009, it was reported that the Encinas Creek
bridge was to be replaced in January 2010. Built in 1913, the Encinas
Creek Bridge handles southbound traffic along Carlsbad Boulevard and is
located about a half mile south of the Palomar Airport Road intersection.
The bridge has low, concrete railings and a graceful, arched look. The
bridge's exposed reinforcing bars have become "heavily corroded," and one
of its two lanes ---- the western one ---- was shut down more than a year
ago after the bridge failed a state Department of Transportation safety
inspection. Plans call for the bridge to be replaced with a span that's 26
feet narrower, but 15 feet longer and two feet higher. The new span will
be built off-site and trucked to the area to reduce the amount of time
that Carlsbad Boulevard will be closed.
[Based on an article in the North County Times, "CARLSBAD: City to take out Encinas Creek bridge starting in January", 2009-08-31]
Total mileage: 24.74 mi. At one time, the entire route was designated as Business Route 5; presently, only the old Highway 101 portion is Business Route 5. There are a few postmiles dating from the post-1964 renumbering showing the route as Route 5 (from when US 101 had been renumbered as Future I-5, but I-5 was still under-construction. The picture to the right was posted on AAroads by Kniwt.
Acronyms and Explanations:
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