This page looks at the Freeway and Expressway system, as defined by the state legislature. Of course, this doesn't always reflect reality... The following statistics are on this page:
Continuing the "long and short" theme of the previous page, we start with the longest routes in California that are defined as 100% part of the freeway and expressway system:
|1.|| US 101:
US 101 runs from downtown Los Angeles, through Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Jose, San Francisco, Marin, and Redwood Country. It is all defined as freeway, although the reality is that there are major portions that are not freeway, especially in the rural areas.
|5.|| Route 89:
|2.|| I-5: 796 miles.
I-5 is the backbone of California, running from Mexico to the Oregon border. 100% shimmering concrete.
|7.|| I-80: 204 miles.
I-80 is the major northern E/W freeway, running from the Nevada border to San Francisco, through Sacramento. 100% shimmering concrete.
|3.|| Route 99: 415 miles.
||8.|| Route 78: 193 miles.
|4.|| I-15: 294 miles.
||9.|| Route 70: 180 miles.
|5.|| I-10: 243 miles
I-10 runs from Santa Monica to the Arizona Border, through Downtown Los Angeles and through East LA all the way out to San Bernardino. 100% shimmering concrete.
|10.|| I-8: 172 miles.
I-8 runs from the Arizona border at the southern end of the state to San Diego. 100% shimmering concrete.
Concluding the "long and short" theme of Page 1, we end with the shortest freeways in California:
|1.|| Route 259:
||3.|| Route 221:
| Route 244: 1 mile.
|| Route 234: 3 miles.
|2.|| Route 103: 2 miles.
|| Route 242:
| Route 217: 2 miles.
Route 217 runs from the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to Route 101 northwest of the City of Santa Barbara. The state has authorized relinquishment of this, but it has not yet been accepted.
| Route 227: 2 miles.
Route 227 runs from Route 1 south of Oceano to US 101. Only the portion from Route 1 S of Oceano to US 101 near Arroyo Grande is in the Freeway and Expressway system (and is the only constructed portion).
|4.|| Route 230: 4 miles.
Route 230 runs from US 101 near the south city limits of San Francisco to I-280 in San Francisco. It is unconstructed, and was originally planned as longer eastern bypass route for US 101, running from San Francisco to Route 87.
| I-980: 2 miles
|| Route 232: 4 miles.
Statistics II: The Long and the Short of It Statistics IV: Oh, the Traffic!
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