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 Southern California 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 Newhall Pass to Tonopah, Nevada

99_small (1926-1933)
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

US 80 in San Diego and Imperial Counties

US 101 in San Diego County

US 395 in San Diego County

Historical Tour of Highway 178 in Kern County
by Russ Connelly

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Your Resource For Highways, Geology, And More Throughout Southern California Since 1995

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