Former State Route 252
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No current routing.
Post 1964 Signage History
In 1963, Route 252 was defined as “Route 5 to Route 805 near
the north city limits of National City.”
This routing was deleted in 1994 by AB 3132, Chapter 1220.
This was supposed to act as the north end of an I-5
bypass around National City and Chula Vista, utilizing I-805. According to
Andy Field, the huge flyover and approach ramps at the I-805 43rd
Street exit are the beginnings of this planned freeway, which was killed
locally in 1980. A redevelopment project later resulted in a grocery store
(Northgate Market Plaza, as of 2020) at the terminus of the off-ramp.
Behind this shopping area lies abandoned right-of-way that not been
developed. Overgrown with weeds, this swath of land clearly shows the path
Route 252 would have taken across the Southcrest community to meet I-5.
These ramps were built around 1974-75, long before the rest of the
California 252 project would have been started. These ramps still show up
as part of Route 252 in the CalTrans Photologs in 2001. Several widened
bridges and ramps at the I-15/Route 15 junction clearly show that future
expansion for the Route 252 connection was envisioned.
Pre 1964 Signage History
This was part of LRN 283, defined in 1959. It appears to have been near
El Toyon Freeway, Southcrest Freeway
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Originally to have been freeway; later deleted from SHC 253.1.
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
In 1947, Chapter 1449 extended the definition of LRN 252 to include
“the highway from San Leandro to Oakland via Alameda and the Posey
Tube”, noting that this segment “is part of [LRN 252]”.
However, the problem was that LRN 252 did not exist at the time. In 1949,
Chapter 1422 repealed the erroneous section, and created the route as an
extension of LRN 226.
The real LRN 252 was created in 1959 by Chapter 1062, with the
definition “[LRN 69] near Nicasio to [LRN 1] near Novato”.
This runs from present-day Route 251 to US 101, and is an unconstructed
portion of Route 37.
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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