State Route 218
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From Route 1
to Route 68 via Canyon del Rey.
Post 1964 Signage History
In 1963, this route was defined as “Route 1 near Del Rey Oaks to
Route 68 via Canyon del Rey.”
In 1968, Chapter 282 relaxed the definition: “Route 1
Del Rey Oaks to Route 68 via Canyon del Rey.”
Pre 1964 Signage History
This was LRN 169, defined in 1959. It was not signed before 1964; others
have noted the first signing may have been in 1969.
In June 2018, it was reported that studies were started regarding the Canyon Del Rey (Route 218) corridor. According to the page, TAMC is leading the Canyon Del Rey Boulevard (Route 218)
Corridor Study in partnership with the cities of Del Rey Oaks, Seaside and
Caltrans. The Corridor Study will gather data, conduct a technical traffic
forecast analysis, and utilize public input to identify a set of complete
streets, stormwater drainage, active transportation, and environmental and
wildlife preservation improvements for Canyon Del Rey Blvd from Route 1 to
Route 68. Preliminary concepts appear to include converting wye interchanges to
roundabouts at Hilby Avenue and Harcourt Avenue, as well as a roundabout
at Route 68, and improvements on North Fremont.
The portion of Route 218 from the junction of Route 1 in
the City of Seaside to the junction of Route 68 in the City of Del Rey
Oaks (~ MON 0.0 to MON 1.944) in the County of Monterey (i.e., all of
Route 218) is named the "United States Army Private First Class
Coronado D. Javier Memorial Highway." Named in memory of United
States Army Private First Class Conrado D. Javier, 19 years of age, from
Marina, California, and a Seaside High School graduate, who was killed in
action in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, on December 19, 2010. Named by
Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 57, Res. Chapter 21, 3/9/2018.
(Image source: The Californian)
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Overall statistics for Route 218:
- Total Length (1995): 3 miles
- Average Daily Traffic (1992): 7,300 to 18,000
- Mileage Classification: Rural: 0; Sm. Urban: 0; Urbanized: 3.
- Previous Federal Aid Mileage: FAU: 3 mi.
- Functional Classification: Minor Arterial: 3 mi.
- Counties Traversed: Monterey.
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
In 1961, Chapter 1768 defined LRN 218 as “LRN 187 near Yucca Valley
to Utah Trail Road in the town of Twentynine Palms.”
This route ran from the Route 62/Route 247 junction near Yucca Valley to
Utah Trail Road in the town of Twentynine Palms. This is part of
present-day Route 62.
Acronyms and Explanations:
- "LRN" refers to the Pre-1964 Legislative Route Number.
"US" refers to a US Shield signed route.
"I" refers to an Eisenhower Interstate signed route.
"Route" usually indicates a state shield signed route, but said route may be signed as US or I.
- Previous Federal Aid (pre-1992) categories:
Federal Aid Interstate (FAI); Federal Aid Primary (FAP);
Federal Aid Urban (FAU); and Federal Aid Secondary (FAS).
Current Functional Classifications (used for aid purposes):
Principal Arterial (PA); Minor Arterial (MA);
Collector (Col); Rural Minor Collector/Local Road (RMC/LR). Note that ISTEA repealed the previous Federal-Aid System, effective in 1992, and established the functional classification system for all public roads.
- Other frequently used terms: California Transportation Commission (Commission or CTC), California Department of Transportation (Department or Caltrans), Regional Improvement Program (RIP), Interregional Improvement Program (IIP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP), Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990 (Proposition 116), High Speed Passenger Train Bond Program (Proposition 1A), Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1B), Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA), State Route 99 Bond Program (RTE or SR 99), Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account (LBSRA), Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA), State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP), Environmental Phase (PA&ED), Design Phase (PS&E), Right of Way (R/W), Fiscal Year (FY), Active Transportation Program (ATP), Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP), Local Partnership Program (LPP), Local Streets and Roads Program (LSRP), Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP).
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