Historical Tour of old US 6 / US 99
Burbank – Front Street Truck Bypass
In the late 1940’s, construction of a bypass of downtown Burbank was begun on US 99. The routing mostly followed what is now I-5 from Empire Ave to Burbank Blvd. South of Burbank Blvd it followed Front St. The bypass itself only went as far as Providencia St, but in doing so missed the central business district allowing through truck traffic to bypass the city. It was completed in 1950 and replaced with current I-5 in 1959.
Go North on US 99 to Bakersfield / East US 6 to Mojave
Go South on US 99 / West US 6 to Los Angeles