This roadway was to have a very different alignment through the Santa Clarita Valley. Until recently, it was planned to be a freeway from I-5 to SR-14 mostly following the Santa Clara River through lower Soledad Canyon meeting SR-14 near Via Princessa. Only part of that freeway was ever constructed. State 126 is also one of the more scenic routes in the Los Angeles area. From I-5 to near Ventura, it passes through one of the largest citrus producing areas left in Southern California. A trip in springtime is best when the orange trees are blossoming.