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Post-1964 Legistlative Route Graphic

Former State Route 69

Click here for a key to the symbols used. An explanation of acronyms may be found at the bottom of the page.

Routing Routing

Rte 69 / Rte 245No current routing.

Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

Post-1964 Legistlative Route Graphic As defined in 1963, this route ran from "Route 198 to Route 180 near the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park."

In 1972, Chapter 1216 repealed the definition of the route and renumbered it as Route 245. Rumor has it that the renumbering was due to continual theft of the Route 69 signs.

Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

This was originally part of Route 65, and was renumbered as Route 69 when a new alignment was proposed for Route 65 in 1964. Route 69 was not signed as part of the original 1964 state signage or the original 1934 signate of state routes. This was part of LRN 129, defined in 1933.

Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

The route that would become LRN 69 was first defined in 1925, by Chapter 82, which stated “All that portion of the public highway commencing at Irwin Street, within the corporate limits of the city of San Rafael, in Marin county, California, and leading therefrom to Point San Quentin, in Marin county, California, and known as the San Rafael-San Quentin road is hereby declared to be a state highway...”

In 1933, the route was extended from San Jose to Richmond (East Shore Highway). In 1935, it was defined in the highway code as:

  1. [LRN 1] near San Rafael to Point San Quentin
  2. San Jose to Richmond (East Shore Highway)

This route includes two of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge approaches (on the Alameda County end) described in Section 1 of Chapter 9, Statutes of 1933, one which starts approximately at the intersection of Cypress and Seventh Streets in Oakland, and one which starts at a point on the westerly side of Ninth Street in the vicinity of Ashby Avenue in Berkeley.

In 1937, Chapter 841 changed the Berkeley approach to be "the north and south portions of the one which starts at a point on the westerly side of Ninth Street in the vicinity of Ashby Avenue in Berkeley"

In 1947, Chapter 1233 removed the Bay Bridge approaches, and added the following third segment: "Route (b) above near Buchanan Street Extension in Albany to a point in Western Drive approximately 1,900 feet northwesterly of Scofield Avenue, Richmond." This segment later became part of I-580. 1947 also saw the creation of LRN 252 and LRN 226, and the rerouting of LRN 69 to the Nimitz Freeway routing.

In 1957, Chapter 36 deleted the new Richmond (c) segment, and clarified the second segment to be "San Jose to the Richmond-San Rafael Toll Plaza" (which removed the original (b) routing in Richmond)

In 1959, Chapter 1062 added a "a connection to LRN 5 near Warm Springs" to (b), and extended (a) to [LRN 56] near Point Reyes Station. It also swapped the segments. The resulting route was signed as follows:

  1. From San Jose to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Toll Plaza including a connection to LRN 5 near Warm Springs.

    All of this route was signed as part of Route 17, although in Oakland, portions of Route 17 were signed along LRN 105 (at least in 1938), with LRN 69 being used for the current route of Route 112, Route 61, and Route 262. It currently includes portions of the following: Route 17, I-880, I-80, and I-580.

  2. From Point San Quentin to LRN 56 (Route 1) near Point Reyes Station.

    This was originally part of Route 17, and is present-day Route 251.

Acronyms and Explanations:

Back Arrow Route 68 Forward Arrow Route 70

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