US 99 – Pico Canyon Road

Historical Tour of old US 99

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Pico Canyon Road / Lyons Avenue

I-5 at Pico Canyon Road / Lyons Avenue looking north.
I-5 at Pico Canyon Road / Lyons Avenue looking north.
Road cut from 1929 next to the NB onramp from Lyons Ave.
Road cut from 1929 next to the NB onramp from Lyons Ave.
View north from Pico Canyon Road in 1949. The expressway ended here until 1951.
View north from Pico Canyon Road in 1949. The expressway ended here until 1951.
Looking southerly from just south of McBean Parkway in 1949. Courtesy - Caltrans.
Looking southerly from just south of McBean Parkway in 1949. Courtesy – Caltrans.

This section of US 99 was opened with three lanes in 1930. It was under construction through this area as early as 1928. In 1949, this segment of 99 was widened to a four lane expressway. I-5 has since paved over most of the alignment of 99 through here. Only a few culverts remain from that old highway.

1929 culvert beneath I-5 at Valencia Blvd.
1929 culvert beneath I-5 at Valencia Blvd.

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