I-5: Orange County

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Orange County

Southbound on I-5. The upper overlay is for old SR-14, the lower one was for SR-39. Beach Blvd later had its own exit further south.
Southbound on I-5. The upper overlay is for old SR-14, the lower one was for SR-39. Beach Blvd later had its own exit further south.
Old freeway configuration entering Orange County before recent reconstruction.
Old freeway configuration entering Orange County before recent reconstruction.
1960's signage, now gone, at Beach Blvd heading southbound. This was the last old sign bridge in Orange County on I-5 until a few years ago.
1960’s signage, now gone, at Beach Blvd heading southbound. This was the last old sign bridge in Orange County on I-5 until a few years ago.
Former Stanton Ave overcrossing with space for the former left onramp for southbound traffic.
Former Stanton Ave overcrossing with space for the former left onramp for southbound traffic.
NB I-5 offramp to Brookhurst Avenue before opening.
NB I-5 offramp to Brookhurst Avenue before opening.
View of I-5 southerly from Brookhurst Avenue. Ramp to the left is the NB offramp, ramp to the right is the SB onramp.
View of I-5 southerly from Brookhurst Avenue. Ramp to the left is the NB offramp, ramp to the right is the SB onramp.
View of the 5s-91e connector roadway at the top. Note the high amount of superelevation and the high speed curve.
View of the 5s-91e connector roadway at the top. Note the high amount of superelevation and the high speed curve.
View of SR-91 eastbound from the 5s-91e connector ramp before the ramp was opened. Note the old left entrance still in use. Ramp is now used at the direct carpool connector.
View of SR-91 eastbound from the 5s-91e connector ramp before the ramp was opened. Note the old left entrance still in use. Ramp is now used at the direct carpool connector.
Closeup view of the HOV bridge over SB I-5. Lane to the left connects 91e to 5s HOV, middle lanes connect 5n and 91w HOV with 91w HOV lanes.
Closeup view of the HOV bridge over SB I-5. Lane to the left connects 91e to 5s HOV, middle lanes connect 5n and 91w HOV with 91w HOV lanes.
Another view of the HOV bridge with a new exit sign below over I-5 north.
Another view of the HOV bridge with a new exit sign below over I-5 north.
Carpool ramp from 91w. High bridge in background left is the 5s-91e connector.
Carpool ramp from 91w. High bridge in background left is the 5s-91e connector.
View of the NB onramp from West Road in Anaheim. This is one of the new direct connectors to/from Disneyland.
View of the NB onramp from West Road in Anaheim. This is one of the new direct connectors to/from Disneyland.
Northbound approaching the 91.
Northbound at the 91.
View of the Santa Ana Freeway in the late 1950's at Katella Ave. Second interchange is Anaheim Blvd, a former routing of US 101.
View of the Santa Ana Freeway in the late 1950’s at Katella Ave. Second interchange is Anaheim Blvd, a former routing of US 101.
Passing through Santa Ana. High bridge is the 5/55 HOV connector.
Passing through Santa Ana. High bridge is the 5/55 HOV connector.
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Just south of the Orange Crush interchange in Santa Ana.
Northbound at the southern I-405 split. Note the greenout on Santa Ana, used to show Los Angeles until mid-2007.
Northbound at the southern I-405 split. Note the greenout on Santa Ana, used to show Los Angeles until mid-2007.
1958 view of the El Toro Road interchange, looking southerly. Courtesy - Caltrans.
1958 view of the El Toro Road interchange, looking southerly. Courtesy – Caltrans.
Aerial view of the 5 just south of Oso Pkwy about 1960. Roadway to the left is the former alignment of US 101, which still exists today.
Aerial view of the 5 just south of Oso Pkwy about 1960. Roadway to the left is the former alignment of US 101, which still exists today.
Northbound at the 73 split.
Northbound at the 73 split.
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1961 California Highways and Public Works cover photo showing the 5 and 101 signed in San Clemente.
1959 photo of the freeway in San Clemente heading northbound. Freeway ended at the El Camino Real interchange until 1960.
1959 photo of the freeway in San Clemente heading northbound. Freeway ended at the El Camino Real interchange until 1960.
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