I-215: Escondido Freeway / San Bernardino Freeway

I-215sEscondido Freeway / San Bernardino Freeway
Runs from I-15 near Temecula to I-15 near Devore.

215 is somewhat new to being a full freeway and Interstate. It still had a few expressway segments in the Moreno Valley area until the mid 1990’s. One such intersection was at Allesandro Blvd, a former alignment of US 60. I-215 used to be I-15 for a time, then it became State 215, then I-215.

Freeway through Perris. This section is from the late 1950's.
Freeway through Perris. This section is from the late 1950’s.
Old sign for Temp I-15E in Perris at Hwy 74 and D St. I-15E became the 215 in the 1980's. The sign has since been replaced.
Old sign for Temp I-15E in Perris at Hwy 74 and D St. I-15E became the 215 in the 1980’s. The sign has since been replaced.
Section of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-215) just north of I-10. This section will undergo radical changes over the next few years.
Section of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-215) just north of I-10. This section has undergone radical changes over the last few years.
Former railroad overhead and bridge at Inland Center Drive.
Former railroad overhead and bridge at Inland Center Drive.
Typical stretch of the San Bernardino Freeway through San Bernardino. Here, as also in the last photo, smog mars the view of the mountains to the north.
Typical stretch of the San Bernardino Freeway through San Bernardino. Here, as also in the last photo, smog mars the view of the mountains to the north.
Southbound left exit for 5th Street (SR-66).
Southbound left exit for 5th Street (SR-66).
Additional photo showing the curvature and bridge over the northbound lanes of I-215. Curve is posted at 25 MPH.
Additional photo showing the curvature and bridge over the northbound lanes of I-215. Curve is posted at 25 MPH.
Approaching the EB 30 (now 210) ramps heading northbound.
Approaching the EB 30 (now 210) ramps heading northbound.
Little League Drive OC over I-215
I-215 used to be numbered (not signed) Route 194 while the sign route was I-15E. Confusing?
I-215 used to be numbered (not signed) Route 194 while the sign route was I-15E. Confusing?
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