Former Pre-1964 Signed State Route 740
Click here for a key to the symbols used. An explanation of acronyms may be found at the bottom of the page.
This number is not assigned to a post-1964 route.
Pre 1964 Signage History
In 1934, Route 740 was signed along the route from Jct. Route 111 near
Indian Wells to Jct. US 60 near Riverside, via Perris.
The routing between Riverside and Perris was resigned as US 395 in around
The portion from Perris to Route 111 was resigned to Route 74 by 1935, as
a 1935 state highway map shows the route running as Route 74 between
Perris and Coachella. It was a 1933 extension to LRN 64.
On a 1934 Department of Public Works Guide Route 74 was announced as a
highway running from US 101 near San Juan Capistrano east on the Ortega
Highway to Route 740 in Perris. Route 740 was added as a Signed State
Route from US 60 in Riverside east to Route 111 in Coachella Valley. US 395 was officially extended into California during a June 1934 AASHTO
meeting. US 395 annexed what was to have been Route 740 on LRN 78 between
Riverside and Perris. It also multiplexed Route 74 west of Perris before
turning south towards Temecula on what previously had been Route 71. Route 740 east of Perris wasn't immediately consolidated into Route 74 as it
appears east of Route 74/US 395 on a 1935 Goshua Highway Map of
California. Route 740 east of Perris was annexed into Route 74 in 1935, as
Route 74 appears as a singular route between San Juan Capistrano and
Coachella Valley on the 1935 Division of Highways State Map.
(Source: Gribblenation Blog "California State Route 74; the Pines to Palms Highway", a/o 11/23/2019)
This segment is traditionally known as the Palms-to-Pines Highway. What became the Pines
to Palms Highway was constructed in a joint project by Riverside County
and the National Forest Service in the 1920s. The Pines to Palms Highway
was officially designated by Riverside County in 1930. The Pines to Palms
Highway opening ceremony was held on June 18th 1932 according to a July
1932 Department of Public Works Publication.
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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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