US 6 – Summit

6_small Summit
3400′

This was called Summit (3400′), also known as Boiling Point, as this is the highest point on US 6 along the foothills of the Sierra Pelona Mountains. Passing lanes were constructed here in 1952 to help ease the ever-increasing traffic load. In 1963, this whole stretch of Sierra Highway was bypassed by the Antelope Valley Freeway.

Summit looking south. Snow is falling on the mountains in the distance.
Summit looking south. Snow is falling on the mountains in the distance.
1921 Concrete near Summit.
1921 Concrete near Summit.
Old (1921) alignment briefly diverging from 1934 alignment.
Old (1921) alignment briefly diverging from 1934 alignment.
Signage at Ward Road. This dates to 1965, yet still refers traffic down Sierra Highway to Newhall.
Signage at the Ward Road / SR-14 Interchange. This dates to 1965, yet still refers traffic down Sierra Highway to Newhall.

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