US 99 – Gorman

Historical Tour of old US 99

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Gorman
El. 3811 ft.

Gorman Post Road (1933 alignment of US 99) entering Gorman from the south.
Gorman Post Road (1933 alignment of US 99) entering Gorman from the south.
Former sign for Gorman just south of town.
Former sign for Gorman just south of town.
These lanes are just beyond Gorman on Gorman Post Road. The concrete here is stamped June 8, 1933.
These lanes are just beyond Gorman on Gorman Post Road. The concrete here is stamped June 8, 1933.
Date stamp from June 8, 1933. Fredrickson and Watson, Contractors.
Date stamp from June 8, 1933. Fredrickson and Watson, Contractors.
Section of Ridge Route concrete from 1917, with 1923 additions on both sides. This is just west/south of Gorman Post Road.
Section of Ridge Route concrete from 1917, with 1923 additions on both sides. This is just west/south of Gorman Post Road.
Gorman in 1958. I-5 follows the expressway alignment today. View is northerly toward Tejon Pass.
Gorman in 1958. I-5 follows the expressway alignment today. View is northerly toward Tejon Pass.
Postcard of Gorman from the late 1950's. Taken from the southern end of town.
Postcard of Gorman from the late 1950’s. Taken from the southern end of town.
Postcard view just south of Gorman. The Ridge Route junction is near the middle right.
Postcard view just south of Gorman. The Ridge Route junction is near the middle right.
Snow in January 2005, between SR-138 and Gorman.
Snow in January 2005, between SR-138 and Gorman.
1946 view of the SR-138 (old Ridge Route) and US 99 junction south of Gorman.
1946 view of the SR-138 (old Ridge Route) and US 99 junction south of Gorman.

Here in Gorman, US 99 had three lanes in 1933. These lanes are visible as black lines in the road. In 1951, US 99 was converted to a four lane highway and bypassed the town. That alignment is mostly underneath I-5. This is also where the Ridge Route joins US 99. Even though this town has been bypassed by the Interstate, it still thrives. The Carl’s Jr. is one of the busiest in the chain. Just soutyh of town, State 138 met US 99, now I-5. To continue north from here, turn left at Gorman School Road, go under the freeway to Peace Valley Road. Turn Right at Peace Valley Road.

Go North to US 99 to Bakersfield

Go South on US 99 to Los Angeles

Go South on the Ridge Route via Gorman Post Road (US 99 alignment 1926-1933)

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