US 6 / US 99 – San Fernando Road

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The intersection of San Fernando Road and Sierra Highway has changed much since 1910 when a road through here was first paved. This road was the Ridge Route. The intersection at that time did not include Sierra Highway north of here. It was not built until 1938. In 1938, Sierra Highway was built as a bypass from San Fernando Road to Soledad Canyon Road. At that time, Sierra Highway was a three lane road between here and Soledad Canyon Road.

View of the original intersection of Sierra Highway and San Fernando Road in 1964.
View of the original intersection of Sierra Highway and San Fernando Road in 1964.
For a time, to get onto San Fernando Road from US 6 northbound, one would have to have taken this road. It has since been turned into a park-and-ride.
For a time, to get onto San Fernando Road from US 6 northbound, one would have to have taken this road. It has since been turned into a park-and-ride.
Mileage sign on Sierra Highway just north of San Fernando Road dating back to 1969. Part of the mileage would have involved freeway from Solemint Junction to Rosamond.
Map from 1934 showing original configuration.This map shows that junction that was in use from 1939-1968.In 1968, the highway was realigned and the intersection of San Fernando Road and Sierra Highway was moved slightly to the west to accommodate the freeway interchange with San Fernando Road.

US 6 was decommissioned in 1963 and was renumbered to State Highway 14 along this segment. In 1968, Sierra Highway was widened north of San Fernando Road to a four lane divided road. The photo below shows part of the original three lane highway that was bypassed in 1968.

Section of former three-lane highway. This was bypassed in 1968.
Section of former three-lane highway. This was bypassed in 1968.
Signal Ahead marking on the old southbound lanes.
Signal Ahead marking on the old southbound lanes.
Looking north across San Fernando Road along the pre-1968 alignment of Sierra Highway.
Looking north across San Fernando Road along the pre-1968 alignment of Sierra Highway.

South of here, Sierra Highway was realigned in 1930. It used to follow Campitt Road (Remsen St) through the old oil refinery and back to Sierra Highway at the top of the pass. The concrete roadway was 15 feet wide here.
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Wooden railing at a culvert from 1940.
Wooden railing at a culvert from 1940.
Original 1940 median approaching Remsen Street.
Original 1940 median approaching Remsen Street.
Old C-Block State Highway Right Of Way marker from 1930.
Old C-Block State Highway Right Of Way marker from 1930.
Southerly view of the original alignment. This was bypassed in 1930.
Southerly view of the original alignment. This was bypassed in 1930.
Topographical map showing the 1930 bypass to the left (red line) and original alignment to the right.
Topographical map showing the 1930 bypass to the left (red line) and original alignment to the right.
This map shows the proposed US 6 bypass of Saugus and Newhall. It dates to 1934. Route 23 was the legislative route number for US 6.
This map shows the proposed US 6 bypass of Saugus and Newhall. It dates to 1934. Route 23 was the legislative route number for US 6.

Go East on US 6 to Solemint via 1939 Alignment

Go East on US 6 to Solemint via 1937-1939 Alignment and US 99 via 1916-1930 Alignment

Go West on US 6 / US 99 (1926-1930)

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