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State Route 83

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Routing Routing

Rte 83From Route 71 to Route 10 near Upland.

(b) The relinquished former portion of Route 83 within the City of Upland is not a state highway and is not eligible for adoption under Section 81. For the relinquished former portion of Route 83, the City of Upland shall ensure the continuity of traffic flow, including any traffic signal progression, and maintain signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 83.

Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

In 1963, this route was defined as "Route 71 to Route 30 near Upland.".

In 1999, this was changed to end at Route 210 instead of Route 30, reflecting the 1998 renaming of Route 30 (AB 1650, Ch 724, 10/10/99). This had the net effect of moving the terminus of Route 83 from 19th Street in Upland (Route 30) to the new freeway (Route 210). However, the portion between former Route 30 and Route 210 is unconstructed—according to the Caltrans postmile log, Route 83 ends at Postmile 14.193, which is at the former Route 30 (19th St.).

With respect to offramps in Upland, Ali Pezeshkpour writes:

Upland chose to place on and off-ramps for the new freeway at Mountain Avenue and Campus Avenue (Mountain Ave for access to Mt. Baldy, Campus for access to the 1,000 new homes and mall in being built in Upland). Then, around 1998-99, Upland chose to relocate Campus Ave. and create a new alignment about .5 miles to the east, which is the distance between the major north-south arterials of the city of Upland. This means that Mtn. Ave and Euclid Ave are 1 mile apart, and Euclid and the new Campus are 1 mile apart. Thus, the possibilty of adding ramps to Euclid in the future would be left open. Also, in an unusual note, posts were placed along Euclid to prepare the street for new shields and signs for freeway entrances, but were later removed. Sound-wall construction had gaps in the walls around Euclid left until about 6 months ago when they were filled in, but the recently constructed power lines paralleling the freeway and crossing Euclid were done in a way that they would go around any ramps that could be built. The retaining wall around Euclid was also constructed in an odd manor, as if to suggest that they could be removed when the time came to place ramps at Euclid. Grading was also done on curbs where ramps could be added about 6 months ago.

In 2006, AB 3030 and SB 246, Chapter 248, 8/26/2006 permitted relinquishment in Upland: (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may relinquish to the City of Upland the portion of Route 83 that is located within the city limits or the sphere of influence of the city, upon terms and conditions that the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state. (2) A relinquishment under this subdivision shall become effective immediately following the recordation by the county recorder of the relinquishment resolution containing the commission's approval of the terms and conditions of the relinquishment. (3) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, both of the following shall occur: (A) The portion of Route 83 relinquished under this subdivision shall cease to be a state highway. (B) The portion of Route 83 relinquished under this subdivision may not be considered for future adoption under Section 81. (c) The city shall ensure the continuity of traffic flow on the relinquished portion of Route 83, including any traffic signal progression. (d) For relinquished portions of Route 83, the city shall maintain signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 83. [Added by SB 246 (Chapter 248, 8/26/2006)]. This right of way was relinquished in June 2008.

In 2010, AB 1318, Chapter 421, 9/29/10, changed the terminus from Route 210 near Upland to Route 10 near Upland.

Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

Rte 83 segment of Rte 79State Shield This route was LRN 192, defined in 1933. It was not signed as part of the intial set of signed routes in 1934.

X-ed Out Pre-1964 State Shield The original Route 83 was aligned on LRN 194 between Route 79 near Aguanga north to US 60 in the Moreno Valley Badlands. Route 83 was not one of the original run of Signed State Routes which were announced in a 1934 Department of Public Works Guide. LRN 194 was added to the State Highway System in 1933. LRN 194 as originally defined beginning at the Descanso-Temecula Road and ending to the north at LRN 19, which was US 60 at the intersection of what is now Gillman Springs Road and Jack Rabbit Trail. When US 60 was extended into California in 1932 it utilized Jack Rabbit Trail and Gillman Springs Road west from Beaumont to cross the Moreno Valley Badlands. In 1934 US 70 was co-signed with US 60 over Jack Rabbit Trail and Gillman Springs Road in the Moreno Valley Badlands. By 1936 US 60 had been moved to a new alignment through the Moreno Valley Badlands north of Jack Rabbit Trail and Gillman Springs Road. US 70 subsequently was shifted to a co-signed route to the north on US 99. Subsequently Jack Rabbit Trail was relinquished as a State Highway and Gillman Springs Road became an extension of LRN 194. By 1938 State Maintenance of LRN 194 was complete and the route appears signed as Route 83 for the first time on 1938 Division of Highways Map of California. However, the designation did not last long. By 1940 the route is shown to be signed as a realignment of Route 79. The new alignment of Route 79 is shown replacing Route 83 on the 1940 Division of Highways Map of California. Route 71 is shown replacing what was Route 79 west from the south terminus of Route 83 towards Temecula. Still, on a map of the San Bernardino area from 1941, Route 83 was signed along Gilman Springs Road from US 60 to Route 79. During the 1964 State Highway Renumbering Route 79 was shifted to a new alignment north of Sanderson Avenue via Lamb Canyon Road to Beaumont. (1938-1940) Route 83/Route 79 on Gillman Springs Road subsequently became the first Route 177.
(Sources: Ali Pezeshkpour, Gribblenation Blog The mystery of the original California State Route 83)

So why was Route 83 renumbered into Route 79, vs. staying Route 83. According to Scott Parker on AARoads: The Route 79-for-Route 83 switch happened only a few years after US 395 was commissioned in CA. Its original San Diego-Riverside path via Vista, Fallbrook, and Lake Elsinore was indeed convoluted. Much of that, part of LRN 77, was originally slated to be Route 71 prior to US 395 entering the picture. But once US 395 happened, it was apparently decided to make Route 79 an eastern parallel alternative to that route, so it subsumed old Route 83, with Route 71 serving as a northern "feeder" for Route 79, funneling traffic in from east of L.A. all the way to the Inland Empire. Temecula was nothing more than a rural junction point until substantial development began in the mid-60's; the Division of Highways thought it more important to locate Hemet, at the time the largest town southeast of Riverside, along this alternate N-S corridor than to serve the smaller town also served by US 395 and Route 71.
(Source: Scott Parker on AARoads, "Re: CA 79", 10/30/2019)

Status Status

There may be some plans to upgrade a portion of this route. According to "LA Freeway Enthusiest" in October 2002, there was an article in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin about a plan to upgrade Route 83 (Euclid Ave) from Route 71 in Frontera to Route 60 in Ontario (~ SBD R0.059 to SBD 7.04); the plan called for a widening of the narrow section by the Chino state prison and improvements within the Ontario section south of Route 60.

In June 2008, the CTC relinquished right of way in the city of Upland, under terms and conditions as stated in the cooperative agreement, dated October 17, 2007, determined to be in the best interest of the State. Authorized by Chapter 507, Statutes of 2006, which amended Section 383 of the Streets and Highways Code.

Naming Naming

Correctional Officer Jesus (Jesse) SanchezThe northbound and southbound sections of Route 83 in Chino between the Kimball Avenue and Route 60 exits (~ SBD 2.921 to SBD 7.04) are officially named the "Correctional Officer Jesus "Jesse" Sanchez Memorial Highway". This segment was named in memory of Correctional Officer Jesus "Jesse" Sanchez, who, in 1972 at 24 years of age, became a permanent correctional officer at the California Institution for Men. Officer Sanchez had worked his way through the ranks for such a promotion as part of the federal government's new Work Incentive Program. Previously, Officer Sanchez had graduated from the Correctional Officers School in Soledad with good grades and was an excellent employee. Officer Sanchez was ambitious and always asked what else he could do to be a better officer and colleague. Upon receiving word of his promotion, Officer Sanchez moved his family to Pomona, assured of his future. Tragically and shortly thereafter, Officer Sanchez was gunned down during an ambush while escorting a prisoner to San Bernardino County Court, along with his partner George F. Fitzgerald, about a mile from Euclid Avenue on Edison Street in Chino. Named by Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 83, Resolution Chapter 122, on 9/7/2010.
(Image source: Officer Down Memorial Page)

Freeway Freeway

[SHC 253.1] Entire route. Added to the Freeway and Expressway system in 1959.

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Statistics Statistics

Overall statistics for Route 83:

Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

In 1933, Chapter 767 added a number of segments that all became part of LRN 83: [LRN 3] near Mt. Shasta to Lassen National Park, Lassen National Park to [LRN 29] at Mineral, Lassen National Park-Mineral Road to [LRN 29] near Morgan (part of this was LRN 86), [LRN 29] near Deer Creek Pass to [LRN 21] near Indian Falls, and [LRN 21] near Blairsden to [LRN 38] near Truckee. In 1935, all these segments were codified into the highway code as follows:

  1. [LRN 3] near Mt. Shasta to Lassen National Park
  2. Lassen National Park to [LRN 29] near Morgan
  3. [LRN 29] near Deer Creek Pass to [LRN 21] near Indian Falls
  4. [LRN 21] near Blairsden to [LRN 38] near Truckee

This definition remained unchanged until the 1963 renumbering. It was signed as follows:

  1. From LRN 3 (US 99; present-day I-5) near Mount Shasta to Lassen National Park.

    This was signed as Route 89. It ended near Old Station in Lassen National Park.

  2. From Lassen National Park to LRN 29 (Route 36) near Morgan.

    This segment was signed as Route 89 between Lassen National Park and the junction with Route 36 5 mi E of Mineral (near Deer Creek Pass). The remainder to Morgan Springs (4 mi) is cosigned as Route 36/Route 89.

  3. From LRN 29 (Route 36) near Deer Creek Pass to LRN 21 (Alternate US 40; present-day Route 70) near Indian Falls.

    This was signed as Route 89.

  4. From LRN 21 (Alternate US 40) near Blairsden to LRN 38 (US 40) near Truckee.

    This was signed as Alternate US 40 between LRN 21 (Alternate US 40; present-day Route 70) and Route 49. It was signed as Route 89 from Route 49 to US 40 in Truckee.

Acronyms and Explanations:

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