US 6 – Palmdale / Junction SR-138 East

Through the Mojave Desert – Los Angeles County

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1938 view of Sierra Highway near Palmdale Blvd.
1938 view of Sierra Highway near Palmdale Blvd.
Looking north towards Palmdale Blvd (SR-138) from Sierra Highway.
Looking north towards Palmdale Blvd (SR-138) from Sierra Highway.
State highway sign on Sierra Highway southbound. Note the extra post on the right top for a missing SR-138 shield.
State highway sign on Sierra Highway southbound. Note the extra post on the right top for a missing SR-138 shield.
Through Palmdale and Lancaster, the highway is signed as a Historic Route.
Through Palmdale and Lancaster, the highway is signed as a Historic Route.

Finally reaching Palmdale, US 6 parallels the railroad from here to Mojave. This a major stop along US 6 as it is one of the last places with services for many miles around. This section of Sierra Highway was originally paved in 1921. In 1958, US 6 was upgraded to a four-lane roadway from Palmdale to Lancaster. The freeway bypassed central Palmdale it in 1965, with the final section between Ave P-8 and Ave I in 1972.

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