Historical Highways of Central and Southern California


My adopted section of highway : Interstate 5 in Kern County between Postmiles 6.00 and 8.00 – Both directions. Please, join me in adopting your own section of highway. You drive it all the time, why not help to make it cleaner too.

My highway goal for the year 1999 was to have completed every State highway in California. On December 12, 1999 at 9:37am, I completed the last route I needed – SR-115 at the junction with SR-111 in Calipatria.

Pictorial Guide to the Los Angeles Area Highways

99_smallVirtual Tour of US 99

Open from Figueroa St in Los Angeles to the Kern River in Bakersfield

6_smallVirtual Tour of US 6

Open from Sepulveda Junction to Tonopah, Nevada

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Virtual Tour of the Ridge Route

Open from Castaic to Gorman

On September 25, 1997, the Ridge Route from just north of Templin Highway to Sandberg, within the Angeles National Forest, was granted historic status on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a great victory for Ridge Route historians and enthusiasts. 118_small

Virtual Tour of SR-118 and LRN 157

Newhall Pass to Pasadena

Tour of SR-126

Santa Clarita to Ventura

Historical Tour of Highway 178 in Kern County

by Russ Connelly

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