LR 157 – Los Angeles Aqueduct / Newhall Pass

Legislative Route (LR) 157 (Foothill Blvd.) – Los Angeles Aqueduct / Newhall Pass

End of Foothill Blvd. in 1934. Bridge over railroad tracks was built in 1910 and widened in 1936.
End of Foothill Blvd. in 1934. Bridge over railroad tracks was built in 1910 and widened in 1936.
Hercules Powder OH, built in 1934, removed in the 1950's.
Hercules Powder OH, built in 1934, removed in the 1950’s.

This section of Foothill Blvd. was built as a bypass for San Fernando Road from Roxford St. to Sierra Highway in 1934. The alignment has not changed much here since then. However, this section of Foothill Blvd. has had a rather odd history. In 1934, it was extended to Sierra Highway. In 1954, it was shortened by about 1/2 mile and did not connect to Sierra Highway. That was done because a ramp for the Golden State Freeway blocked the end of the road. Finally, in 1972, it was re-extended to Sierra Highway and remains that way today.

Go East on LR 157 to SR-118

Go West on LR 157 to US 6 / US 99

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