The Full Wiki

More info on Interstate 5 in California

Interstate 5 in California: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

In the U.S. state of Californiamarker, Interstate 5 (I-5), a major north-south route of the Interstate Highway System, has its southern terminus at the United States-Mexico border at the San Ysidromarker crossing. It heads north across the length of Californiamarker before it crosses into Oregonmarker south of the Medfordmarker-Ashlandmarker metropolitan area.

This highway links the major California cities of San Diegomarker, Los Angelesmarker, Stocktonmarker, Sacramentomarker, and Reddingmarker. Among the major cities not directly linked by Interstate 5 is San Franciscomarker, which is about 80 miles (130 km) west of the highway.

Route description

I-5 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System.

San Diego area

Interstate 5 begins at the San Ysidro Port of Entrymarker from Mexico in San Ysidromarker, a part of the metropolitan city of San Diegomarker. Immediately after the border, I-805 splits off to the northeast and serves as a bypass of I-5 avoiding the downtown San Diego area. Meanwhile, I-5 continues northwest and intersects with the western end of the SR 905 freeway, a route that connects with the Otay Mesa border crossing. I-5 then continues northward and junctions with the southern terminus of SR 75, a highway connecting to Coronadomarker via the Silver Strandmarker, before entering Chula Vistamarker and briefly leaving the San Diego city limits. I-5 continues its route along the east side of the San Diego Baymarker as it intersects with SR 54 and enters National Citymarker. There, I-5 veers around the San Diego Naval Basemarker and reenters the city limits of San Diego. I-5 subsequently interchanges with four state routes—SR 15 (the southern terminus of the extension of I-15), SR 75 (providing access to the Coronado Bay Bridgemarker and the city of Coronadomarker), the western end of SR 94, and the southern end of SR 163. In addition to serving Downtown San Diego, I-5 also provides access to Balboa Parkmarker from the Pershing Drive exit.

After leaving the downtown, I-5 continues northwest until it reaches its junction with I-8, then turns slightly to the north while passing near SeaWorldmarker and Mission Bay. Thereafter, I-5 interchanges with the western end of SR 52 before passing through the UC San Diegomarker campus in University Citymarker, near La Jollamarker. Shortly afterward, I-5 interchanges with the northern terminus of I-805 before continuing north and interchanging with the western end of SR 56. At this interchange, there is a recently-completed local bypass that provides the only access to Carmel Mountain Road from both directions and provides the only access to SR 56 going northbound.

North of the San Diego city limits, I-5 enters into the city limits of Solana Beachmarker, followed by three incorporated cities to the north—Encinitasmarker, Carlsbadmarker, and Oceansidemarker. In Oceanside, I-5 intersects with the SR 78 freeway and the SR 76 expressway before continuing through the Camp Pendletonmarker and paralleling the Pacific Oceanmarker coastline for the next . Toward the northern end of its routing through Camp Pendleton, I-5 passes through San Onofre State Beachmarker and near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stationmarker, as well as the proposed interchange with SR 241 near Trestlesmarker as a result from the possible Foothill Toll Road extension. I-5 enters Orange Countymarker as it passes through the Christianitos Road exit.

Orange County and Los Angeles

Upon entering Orange County, I-5 goes through San Clementemarker. Then at Dana Pointmarker, I-5 turns inland and heads due north through Mission Viejomarker to the El Toro Ymarker interchange in southeastern Irvinemarker. From that point, Interstate 405 takes over the San Diego Freeway designation, while I-5 becomes the Santa Ana Freeway as it runs southeast to northwest, passing through major cities and suburbs in Orangemarker and southern Los Angeles counties.

When the freeway reaches the East Los Angeles Interchangemarker one mile (1.6 km) east of downtown Los Angelesmarker, I-5 becomes the Golden State Freeway. The route continues through the San Fernando Valleymarker and then crosses the Newhall Passmarker through the Santa Susana Mountains into the Santa Clarita Valleymarker. From there, the Golden State Freeway sharply rises to the north to eventually cross the Tejon Passmarker through the Tehachapi Mountains with Path 26 power lines generally paralleling the freeway. The freeway then sharply descends for 12 miles (19 km) from over 4,100 feet (1,250 m) at Tejon Pass to around 1,600 feet (488 m) at Grapevinemarker near the southernmost point of the San Joaquin Valleymarker, approximately 30 miles (50 km) south of Bakersfieldmarker and 4 miles (6 km) south from where State Route 99 splits away from it in Wheeler Ridgemarker.

Central, Northern California

Interstate 5 in the Central Valley
I-5 in the central valley between Tracy and Patterson

From Highway 99 to south of Tracymarker, I-5 is known as the Westside Freeway. It parallels Highway 33, skirting along the far more remote western edge of the great Central Valleymarker, and thus here is removed from population centers such as Bakersfieldmarker, Fresnomarker, and Modestomarker with other state highways providing connections. For most of this section, the Path 15 electrical transmission corridor follows the highway, forming an infrastructure corridor along with the California Aqueduct.

Interstate 580 splits off from I-5 at a point south of Tracy, providing a loop-route connection to the San Francisco Bay Areamarker. After passing Tracy, I-5 heads due north through Stocktonmarker and Sacramentomarker before turning due west to Woodlandmarker. At Woodland, the interstate heads northwest again toward Dunniganmarker, where it converges with Interstate 505.

From Dunnigan, I-5 skirts north along the western edge of the Sacramento Valley, bypassing the larger cities of the region, including Yuba Citymarker, Orovillemarker, and Chicomarker, before reaching Red Bluffmarker. I-5 then enters the Shasta Cascade region, passing through Reddingmarker and Shasta Lakemarker before climbing up to near the foot of Mount Shastamarker. The interstate then travels to Weedmarker and Yrekamarker before reaching the Oregon border.


Historical naming in California

The portion of this highway from Los Angelesmarker, to San Diegomarker, was also co-signed as U.S. Route 101 until late 1964.

The portion of this highway from Lebecmarker to Red Bluffmarker roughly follows old US 99W.

In Californiamarker, the former western branch of Interstate 5 (the northern end of the spur into the Bay Areamarker) connecting Interstate 80 out of Vacavillemarker to near Dunniganmarker, previously known as Interstate 5W, was renamed Interstate 505. Interstate 580 running between I-5 and I-80 was also once designated 5W; what is now I-5 (the stretch that runs through Sacramento) had been originally designated Interstate 5E.

Los Angeles Area

The Golden State Freeway was proposed by the California Highway Commission in 1953. The proposal drew strong criticism from East Los Angeles residents as it would dissect and eliminate large residential and commercial areas of Boyle Heightsmarker and Hollenbeck Heights. The proposal also seemed to indicate a disregard for the ethnic Mexican American population of metropolitan Los Angeles. The "Boyle-Hollenbeck Anti-Golden State Freeway Committee" was formed for the purpose in blocking or re-routing the freeway. Then-Los Angeles City Council member Edward R. Roybal chaired that committee. Despite this opposition, the construction of the freeway went ahead.

When this section was completed in 1956, the newspaper The Eastside Sun wrote the freeway led to the "eradication, obliteration, razing, moving, ripping asunder, demolishing of Eastside homes."

Newhall Pass

The original route went through the towns of Saugus and Newhall, and then crossed Newhall Passmarker (current route of SR 14, Antelope Valley Freeway). In 1862, Beale Cut was made in the construction of a toll wagon road. The 15’ wide, 60’ deep “slot” was dug with pick and shovels. That road would become part of the Midway Route. At the turn of the century, it was the most direct automobile route between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley via the Mojave Desert and Tehachapi Pass.

In 1910, Beale Cut was bypassed by Newhall tunnel. Constructed by Los Angeles County, it was to narrow for two trucks to pass each other inside. As a result, in 1939, the tunnel was completely removed (or “daylighted”) when the road was widened to four lanes. By 1930, a bypass road was constructed to avoid Newhall Pass via Weldon and Gavin Canyons, which is the current route of I-5.

Interestingly, both routes were eventually built as freeways. The Gavin Canyon route became I-5, and the main north/south route via the Ridge Route. The Newhall Passmarker route became SR 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway), which is the main route between Los Angelesmarker and the growing high desert communities. It is also still apart of the important Midway Route, which is the primary alternate route when I-5 is closed (via SR 58 and SR 14).

In the evening of October 12, 2007, two trucks collided in the southbound tunnel that takes the truck bypass roadway under the main lanes near the Newhall Pass interchangemarker. Fifteen trucks caught fire, killing three people and injuring 10.

Ridge Route

The Ridge Route refers to the section of highway between Castaicmarker and the Grapevine, through Tejon Passmarker. The highway had its origins in the early 1910’s. At that time, a route was needed to connect Los Angeles to the Central Valley. Some believed the only option was the route through Mojave and the Tehachapi Mountains, however, a new route was discovered through Tehon pass. This route would become known as the Ridge Route, a road which saw almost constant planning and construction from 1914 to 1970.

The first road through the route was completed 1915. It was a slow, 2-lane, winding road through the mountains with a speed limit of 15 mph in some places. However, after it was completed, the need for improvement was soon realized. The road was paved after World War I and several blind turns were opened up or “daylighted.” However, even with these improvements throughout the 1920’s, it became clear that a new route was needed to keep up with increasing demand.

In 1927, plans were drawn up for the Ridge Route Alternate, called an alternate route since it was envisioned to run in addition to the existing Ridge Route, and not as a replacement. The road was opened in 1933 and was a 3-lane highway through the mountains. The middle third lane was used as a passing lane for cars in both directions, also known as a “suicide” lane. This route was a great improvement to the old Ridge Route, with increased speed, and a route that was 9.7 miles shorter than the original route.

This particular route, however, was not large enough to satisfy demand, and a conversion to a 4-lane expressway was needed. The start of World War II delayed its construction until 1948. This construction did not alter the route from its original alignment, but simply widened the highway for a fourth lane. The construction project was completed in 1952, but just three years later, plans were started for converting the 4-lane expressway to a 6-lane freeway.

The last major alteration to the Ridge Route started in the early 1960’s. By then, the plan to convert the expressway to a 6-lane freeway was expanded to eight lanes. This construction project saw the most changes to the route. Many of the curves which went along the mountain were plowed through them. The climb on the south side out of Castaic; traffic lanes were reversed (southbound lanes to the east and northbound lanes to the west) to better climb the mountain. The two ends of the route were separated on two different mountain sides to prevent head-on collisions. And the section through Piru Canyon was moved to an entirely new alignment to make room for Pyramid Lake. These projects were completed by 1970, and brought the Ridge Route to its current form.

San Joaquin Valley Area

When the interstate highway system was created in 1957, discussion started as to how the interstate would be routed through the San Joaquin Valley (also known as the Central Valley). Two different proposals were considered. One was to convert the Golden State Highway (US route 99, later CA route 99) into a freeway. The other was to use the proposed Westside Freeway (current interstate 5) for the alignment. The advantage for the Golden State Highway route was that it would serve many farming communities’ across the San Joaquin valley. The advantage of the Westside Freeway was that it would bypass all of the Central Valley communities, thus providing a faster and more direct route for north/south traffic through the state. The Westside Freeway option was chosen for the interstate designation. In recent years, there has been interest in designating the Golden State Highway route into its own interstate.

Construction on the project started in the early 1960’s. The entire 321-mile freeway would be constructed in only three phases. The first phase was completed in 1967 and ran from San Joaquin county line to Los Banos. Phase 2 of the project was completed in 1972, which extended the freeway south to Weeler Ridge and it’s connection to SR 99. This was when the freeway started to see traffic, since in Stockton, the distance between the Westside Freeway and Golden State Highway was only four miles. Phase 3 of the project was completed in 1979 which extended the freeway to Sacramento and its connection with northern I-5.

The Westside Freeway (I-5) today is lined with both farms and businesses serving the needs of travelers. However, when the second phase of the freeway opened in 1972, none of those businesses existed. The freeway was a long and barren route. The business not along side of the freeway also meant that services were not easily available. The nearest towns were miles from the road and generally could not be seen from the freeway. It was not uncommon for cars to run out of gas on the road.

Sacramento Area

Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento closely follows the Sacramento River. This has resulted in constant repair work from the freeway being flooded by the river. Caltrans has even named this portion of the freeway the “Boat Section,” since you would need a boat to use it. Caltrans began working on the Boat Section during the 1960s and 1970s, draining the water from the area, creating a water pump system, building a retaining wall to protect the freeway from the Sacramento River. It was recently found that sand and silt from the Sacramento River were creating blockages in the drainage system that protected I-5. Major work repair of the "Boat Section" in Sacramentomarker began in May 30, 2008. The construction was to take 40 days to complete and would require complete northbound and southbound closures on an alternating schedule. This section had major problems since being built, including being flooded in of water in 1980.

Exit list

Note: Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured in 1964, based on the alignment as it existed at that time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
County Location Postmile

# Destinations Notes
San Diegomarker
SD R0.09-R72.37
San Diegomarker R0.09 Mexico – United States border
R0.31 1A Camino de la Plaza No northbound exit
R0.88 1A Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R1.20 1B Via de San Ysidro No southbound entrance
2.31 2 Dairy Mart Road
3.10 3
4.04 4 Coronado Avenue
4.63 5A
5.40 5B Main Street
Chula Vistamarker 6.06 6 Palomar Street
6.81 7A L Street
7.30 7B J Street
7.81 8A H Street
8.56 8B E Street (CR S17)
9.40 9
National Citymarker R10.04 10 Mile of Cars Way, Bay Marina Drive
R10.75 11A Harbor Drive, Civic Center Drive
R11.13 11B Plaza Boulevard, 8th Street – Downtown National Citymarker
R11.66 12 Division Street, Main Street, National City Boulevard
San Diegomarker R12.65 13A
R13.39 13B 28th Street, National Avenue
R14.08 14A
R14.12 14B Cesar E. Chavez Parkway
R14.50 15A Imperial Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R14.74 15A J Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R15.04 15B Northbound exit is via exit 15A
R15.32 15B B Street – Civic Center Signed as exit 15C southbound
R15.41 15B Pershing Drive Signed as exit 15C southbound
R16.07 16A Signed as exit 16 southbound
R16.07 16 10th Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R16.31 16B 6th Avenue – Downtown San Diego Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R16.59 17 Front Street – Civic Center No northbound exit
R16.91 17A Hawthorn Street – San Diego Airportmarker No southbound exit
R17.53 18A Pacific Highway Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R17.77 17B Sassafras Street – San Diego Airportmarker Signed as exit 18A southbound
R18.28 18B Washington Street
R19.03 19 Old Town Avenue Serves Old Town San Diego State Historic Parkmarker
R19.98 20 Rosecrans Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 209 south
R20.06 20 , Beaches No access from I-5 south to I-8 west
R20.82 21 Sea World Drive, Tecolote Road
R22.26 22 Clairemont Drive, East Mission Bay Drive
R22.87 23A Grand Avenue, Garnet Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R23.48 23B Balboa Avenue east Northbound exit is via exit 23; former SR 274
R23.93 23 Garnet Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R25.95 26A La Jolla Parkway Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R25.95 26B Signed as exit 26 southbound
R26.79 27 Gilman Drive, La Jolla Colony Drive
R28.16 28A Nobel Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R28.43 28B La Jolla Village Drive Signed as exit 28 southbound
R29.46 29 Genesee Avenue (CR S21)
R30.43 30 Sorrento Valley Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R30.68 31 Southbound left exit and northbound entrance
R31.80 32 Carmel Mountain Road Accessible only from Local Bypass
R32.90 33A (Ted Williams Freeway) Northbound exit is accessible only from Local Bypass, southbound exit is via exit 33
R32.90 33B Carmel Valley Road Signed as exit 33 southbound
R34.13 34 Del Mar Heights Road
R36.27 36 Via de la Valle (CR S6)
Solana Beachmarker R37.38 37 Lomas Santa Fe Drive (CR S8) – Solana Beachmarker
Encinitasmarker R38.62 39 Manchester Avenue
R39.83 40 Birmingham Drive
R40.60 41A Santa Fe Drive – Encinitasmarker
R41.51 41B Encinitas Boulevard (CR S9) – Encinitasmarker
R42.71 43 Leucadia Boulevard
Carlsbadmarker R44.07 44 La Costa Avenue
R45.57 45 Poinsettia Lane, Aviara Parkway
R47.03 47 Palomar Airport Road (CR S12), Carlsbad Boulevard Serves McClellan-Palomar Airportmarker
R47.98 48 Cannon Road
R49.28 49 Tamarack Avenue
R50.11 50 Carlsbad Village Drive – Downtown Carlsbadmarker
R50.68 51A Las Flores Drive
Oceansidemarker R51.20 51B Signed as exits 51B (SR 78) and 51C (Vista Way) northbound
R51.47 51C Cassidy Street No northbound exit
R52.30 52 Oceanside Boulevard
R53.21 53 Mission Avenue (SR 76 Bus.) – Downtown Oceansidemarker Serves Mission San Luis Reymarker
R53.93 54A Signed as exits 54A (SR 76) and 54B (Coast Highway) southbound
R54.39 54B Harbor Drive – Camp Pendletonmarker, Oceansidemarker Signed as exits 54B (Camp Pendleton) and 54C (Harbor Drive) northbound
R62.08 62 Las Pulgas Road
R71.38 71 Basilone Road – San Onofremarker
R72.28 72 Cristianitos Road (I-5 Bus. north)
ORA 0.00-44.38
San Clementemarker 1.00 73 Avenida Magdalena, Avenida Calafia
1.63 74 El Camino Real
2.31 75 Avenida Presidio – San Clementemarker No southbound exit
2.66 75 Avenida Palizada – San Clementemarker Southbound exit and northbound entrance
3.39 76 Avenida Pico
4.08 77 Avenida Vista Hermosa
Dana Pointmarker 5.80 78 Camino de Estrella
6.78 79 Pacific Coast Highway was former US 101 Alt. north
San Juan Capistranomarker 8.80 81 Camino Capistrano
9.60 82
10.91 83 Junipero Serra Road
Mission Viejomarker 12.49 85A Northbound exit and southbound entrance
12.94 85B Avery Parkway Signed as exit 85 southbound
13.78 86 Crown Valley Parkway
15.22 88 Oso Parkway
Laguna Hillsmarker 16.53 89 La Paz Road
17.47 90 Alicia Parkway
18.69 91 El Toro Road (CR S18)
19.89 92A Lake Forest Drive Signed as exit 92 southbound
Irvinemarker 20.84 92B Bake Parkway Signed as exit 92 southbound
21.30 94A Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 7 north
22.21 94B Alton Parkway Signed as exit 94 southbound
22.80 Barranca Parkway Southbound exit and northbound entrance (HOV only)
23.12 95 Signed as exit 96B southbound
23.12 95 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R23.94 96 Sand Canyon Avenue Signed as exit 96A southbound
R24.99 97 Jeffrey Road
R26.58 99 Culver Drive
27.59 100 Jamboree Road (to SR 261)
28.25 101A Tustin Ranch Road
R29.09 101B Red Hill Avenue – Tustinmarker
29.62 102 Newport Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
30.26 103A Northbound exit and southbound entrance
30.26 103B Signed as exit 103 southbound
Santa Anamarker 30.90-
103C First Street, Fourth Street Signed as exit 104A southbound
31.76 104 Grand Avenue, Santa Ana Boulevard Signed as exit 104B southbound
32.46 105A 17th Street
33.09 105B Main Street, Broadway – Santa Anamarker Main Street was SR 73 south; Broadway was former SR 51 north
Santa Anamarker,
34.00 106 Signed as exit 107B southbound
34.00 107A Southbound exit and northbound entrance
34.14 107A La Veta Avenue, Bristol Street Northbound exit is part of exit 106; serves Angel Stadiummarker
34.27 107A Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Orangemarker 34.94 107B Chapman Avenue Southbound exit is via exit 107C; former SR 51 south
35.19 107C State College Boulevard, The City Drive State College Boulevard was former SR 250 north
35.59 109A Orangewood Avenue Northbound exit is via exit 107C
35.92 Gene Autry Way, Disney Way HOV only
36.26 109A Katella Avenue Signed as exit 109 northbound
36.61 109B Disney Way, Anaheim Boulevard Northbound exit is via exit 109; former SR 72
37.40 110A Harbor Boulevard Signed as exit 110 northbound
110B Disneyland Drive, Ball Road Northbound exit is via exit 110
38.92 111 Lincoln Avenue Former SR 214
39.51 112 Euclid Street
113 Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue Signed as exits 113A (Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue west) and 113B (La Palma Avenue east) northbound
41.50 114 Magnolia Avenue Signed as exit 114A southbound
42.10 113C Northbound exit and southbound entrance
42.10 114B Northbound exit is via exit 114
Buena Parkmarker 43.13 115 Auto Center Drive Northbound exit and entrance (currently under construction); former US 101 / SR 14
43.43 116 Currently under construction
44.26 117 Knott Avenue, Artesia Boulevard Former SR 91
Los Angeles
LA 0.00-R88.61
La Miradamarker 1.21 118 Valley View Avenue – La Miradamarker
Santa Fe Springsmarker
1.68 Alondra Boulevard No exit ramps
Santa Fe Springsmarker,
2.41 119 Carmenita Road
3.44 120A Rosecrans Avenue – La Miradamarker Signed as exit 120 southbound
Norwalkmarker 3.64 120B Firestone Boulevard Northbound left exit and southbound entrance; former SR 42
4.41 121 Norwalk Boulevard, San Antonio Drive – Norwalkmarker Former SR 35
122 Imperial Highway, Pioneer Boulevard
Santa Fe Springsmarker,
6.38 123 Florence Avenue
6.85 124
Downeymarker 8.31 125
8.95 126A Paramount Boulevard – Downeymarker
9.70 126B Slauson Avenue – Montebellomarker No northbound entrance
10.88 128A Bandini Boulevard, Garfield Avenue
Commercemarker 11.55 128B Washington Boulevard – Commercemarker
12.80 129 Eastern Avenue, Atlantic Boulevard Former SR 15
12.92 130A Atlantic Boulevard south, Triggs Street
13.78 130C Northbound exit and southbound entrance
13.78 130B Northbound exit is via exit 130A
13.89 130B Eastern Avenue Northbound exit only
14.25 131A Olympic Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 26 / SR 245
14.80 131B Ditman Avenue Southbound exit and entrance only
Los Angelesmarker 14.94 131 Indiana Street Signed as exit 132 southbound; former SR 165
132 Calzona Street Northbound exit and entrance only
16.05 133 Grande Vista Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
16.47 134B Southbound left exit and northbound entrance
16.59 134B Soto Street Signed as exit 134A southbound
16.88 Northbound left exit and southbound entrance
16.90 134C Seventh Street No southbound exit; left exit northbound
16.90 134A South end of I-10 overlap; no exit number southbound
17.56 135A Fourth Street Former SR 60
18.06 135B Cesar Chavez Avenue
18.45 135C North end of I-10 overlap; signed as exit 135B southbound
18.78 135C Mission Road No northbound exit
19.20 136A Main Street Signed as exit 136 southbound; no entrance ramps
19.73 136B Broadway Southbound exit is part of exit 137A
20.44 137B Signed as exit 137A southbound
137A Figueroa Street Southbound exit is part of exit 137B; former SR 159 / SR 163 north
137B Southbound exit and northbound entrance
21.94 138 Stadium Way
22.55 139 Signed as exits 139A (north) and 139B (south) northbound
22.97 140A Fletcher Drive Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 2
23.66 140B Glendale Boulevard Signed as exit 140 northbound
24.33 141A Los Feliz Boulevard Signed as exit 141 southbound
24.60 141B Griffith Parkmarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance
25.78 142 Colorado Street Former SR 134 east / SR 163 south
26.47 144A Zoo Drive No southbound exit; serves Los Angeles Zoomarker
26.65 144A Signed as exit 144 southbound
27.08 144B Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Glendalemarker 27.84 145A Western Avenue
Burbankmarker 28.43 145B Alameda Avenue Former SR 134 west
29.16 146A Olive Avenue, Verdugo Avenue – Burbankmarker
29.78 146B Burbank Boulevard
30.47 147A Scott Road – Burbankmarker Signed as exit 147 southbound; no southbound entrance
30.75 147B Lincoln Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
31.23 148 Buena Vista Street
Los Angelesmarker 32.35 149 Hollywood Way
33.28 150A Glenoaks Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance
33.68 150B Sunland Boulevard – Sun Valleymarker Signed as exit 150 southbound
34.28 151 Penrose Street No northbound entrance
152 Lankershim Boulevard, Tuxford Street – North Hollywoodmarker Former SR 170
35.94 153A Sheldon Street
36.36 153B Southbound exit and northbound entrance
36.86 153B Branford Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
37.41 154 Osborne Street – Arletamarker
37.96 155A Terra Bella Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
38.50 155B Van Nuys Boulevard – Pacoimamarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance
39.05 156A Paxton Street Signed as exit 156B northbound
39.36 156B Signed as exit 156A northbound; southbound exit to SR 118 west is via exit 156A
39.98 157A Brand Boulevard – San Fernandomarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 118
40.24 157B San Fernando Mission Boulevard – San Fernandomarker Signed as exit 157 southbound; former US 66 south / US 99 south
41.60 158 Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 7 south
42.65 159 Roxford Street – Sylmarmarker Signed as exits 159A (east) and 159B (west) northbound
R44.01 161A Signed as exit 161B northbound
R44.87 161B Balboa Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R45.58 162 Former US 6 north
Santa Claritamarker R49.03 166 Calgrove Boulevard
R50.33 167 Lyons Avenue, Pico Canyon Road
R51.44 168 McBean Parkway
R52.47 169 Valencia Boulevard
R53.57 170 Magic Mountain Parkway Former SR 126 east
R54.17 171 Rye Canyon Road Southbound exit and entrance
R55.48 172
R56.60 173 Hasley Canyon Road – Wayside Honor Rancho
R59.01 176A Parker Road – Castaicmarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R59.49 176B Lake Hughes Road – Castaic Lake Park, Castaicmarker Signed as exit 176 southbound
R65.97 183 Templin Highway
R74.45 191 Vista del Lago Road
R77.96 195 Smokey Bear Road
198A Signed as exit 199 southbound
R81.76 198B Quail Lake Road Signed as exit 198 southbound
Gormanmarker R85.80 202 Gormanmarker
R88.57 205 Frazier Mountain Park Road
KER R0.00-R15.86
Lebecmarker 1.61 207 Lebecmarker
Fort Tejonmarker 5.02 210 Fort Tejonmarker
Grapevinemarker 10.15 215 Grapevinemarker
13.52 219 Laval Road Signed as exits 219A (east) and 219B (west)
R15.86 221 Northbound left exit and southbound entrance; former US 99 north
19.61 225
22.88 228 Copus Road
29.07 234 Old River Road
33.49 239
38.79 244 Former US 399
41.19 246
47.55 253 Stockdale Highway
52.15 257
56.64 262 7th Standard Road, Rowlee Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
58.01 263 Buttonwillowmarker, McKittrickmarker Southbound exit and northbound entrance
62.61 268 Lerdo Highway – Shaftermarker
Lost Hillsmarker 73.02 278 Former US 466
82.35 288 Twisselman Road

KIN 0.00-26.72
12.36 305 Utica Avenue
16.60 309
FRE 0.00-66.16
0.23 319
5.50 325 Jayne Avenue – Coalingamarker
14.87 334
17.96 337 South end of SR 33 overlap
29.96 349 North end of SR 33 overlap
38.36 357 Kamm Avenue
45.80 365 Manning Avenue – San Joaquinmarker
48.99 368 Panoche Road
52.75 372 Russell Avenue – Dos Palosmarker
60.08 379 Shields Avenue (CR J1) – Mendotamarker
65.78 385 Nees Avenue – Firebaughmarker
MER 0.00-32.48
6.28 391
17.58 403 , San Josemarker, Montereymarker Signed as exits 403A (south/east) and 403B (north/west)
Santa Nella 21.84 407
32.39 418
STA 0.00-28.06
5.51 423 Newmanmarker (Stuhr Road, CR J18)
10.72 428 Crows Landingmarker (Fink Road)
15.86 434 Diablo Grande Parkway, Sperry Avenue (CR J17) – Pattersonmarker
22.99 441 Howard Road (CR J16) – Westleymarker
San Joaquin
SJ 0.00-49.82
0.68 446 Northbound left exit and southbound entrance
3.44 449 Signed as exits 449A (east) and 449B (west)
6.47 452
11.06 457 Kasson Road (CR J4)
R11.80 458A I-205 Bus. west (Eleventh Street) – Tracymarker Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 50 west
R12.62 458B Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Lathropmarker R13.87 460 Mossdale Road, Manthey Road
R14.83 461
R16.47 462 Louise Avenue
R17.52 463 Lathrop Road
R19.58 465 Roth Road – Sharpe Depot
R20.95 467A El Dorado Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 50 east
R21.44 467B Mathews Road
R22.51 468 French Camp Road (CR J9) – French Campmarker
Stocktonmarker R23.66 469 Downing Avenue
24.64 470 Eighth Street
25.34 471 South end of SR 4 overlap
26.19 472 North end of SR 4 overlap
26.99 473 Pershing Avenue, Oak Street, Fremont Street
27.91 474A Monte Diablo Avenue
28.53 474B Country Club Boulevard, Alpine Avenue
29.99 476 March Lane
31.45 477 Benjamin Holt Drive
32.66 478 Hammer Lane
35.30 481 Eight Mile Road
39.57 485
41.66 487 Turner Road
44.71 490 Peltier Road (CR J12)
47.60 493 Thornton Road – Thornton, Walnut Grovemarker (Walnut Grove Road, CR J11)
SAC 0.02-34.65
2.13 498 Twin Cities Road (CR E13) – Walnut Grovemarker, Galtmarker
8.49 504 Hood Franklin Road – Hood, Franklinmarker
Elk Grovemarker 10.83 506 Elk Grove Boulevard (CR E12)
12.04 508 Laguna Boulevard
Sacramentomarker 16.15 512
17.19 513 Florin Road
18.65 514 43rd Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
19.30 515 Fruitridge Road, Seamas Avenue
20.53 516 Sutterville Road
22.25 518 Broadway, X Street
22.57 518 Former I-80
23.18 519A Q Street
23.80 519B J Street – Downtown Sacramento
24.65 520 Richards Boulevard
25.34 521A Garden Highway Signed as exit 521 southbound
25.97 521B West El Camino Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
26.72 522 , Renomarker Former I-880
28.04 524 Arena Boulevard Serves ARCO Arenamarker
29.02 525A Del Paso Road Serves ARCO Arenamarker
29.91 525B
32.73 528 Sacramento International Airportmarker
YOL 0.00-R28.92
0.52 531 Road 22 – Elkhornmarker Former SR 16
Woodlandmarker 5.53 536
R6.51 537 Main Street (I-5 Bus. north) to SR 113 south – Woodlandmarker Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 16
R7.09 537 South end of SR 113 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
R8.26 538 North end of SR 113 overlap
R9.41 540 West Street
R10.81 541
R12.34 542 Yolomarker (Road 17)
R17.62 548 Zamoramarker (Road 13, CR E10)
R22.61 552 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R23.79 554 Road 8
R25.57 556 Dunniganmarker (Road 6, CR E4)
R28.92 559 County Line Road
COL R0.00-R34.37
566 Arbucklemarker, College Citymarker (I-5 Bus. north) No northbound entrance
R7.70 567 Frontage Road – Arbucklemarker (I-5 Bus. south)
R10.31 569 Hahn Road
Williamsmarker R15.91 575 Husted Road (I-5 Bus. north)
R17.98 577 Williamsmarker (SR 20 Bus.)
R18.72 578
R26.73 586 Maxwell Road
R29.25 588 Maxwellmarker (I-5 Bus. south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R31.84 591 Delevan Road
GLE R0.00-R28.82
R1.52 595 Road 68
R7.61 601 Road 57 (I-5 Bus. north)
Willowsmarker R9.87 603
R13.90 607 Road 39 – Baylissmarker
R16.80 610 Artoismarker (Road 33)
R20.82 614 Road 27
Orlandmarker R24.82 618 South Street, Road 16
R25.53 619
R27.81 621 Road 7 (I-5 Bus. south)
TEH R0.00-42.12
R5.77 628 Liberal Avenue, Road 99W
Corningmarker R7.49 630 South Avenue
R8.98 631 Corning Road (CR A9) – Corningmarker
R10.97 633 Finnell Avenue – Richfield
R13.97 636 Gyle Road – Tehamamarker, Los Molinosmarker
R19.78 642 Flores Avenue – Proberta, Gerbermarker
Red Bluffmarker R24.87 647 South Main Street (I-5 Bus. north) – Red Bluffmarker Signed as exit 647A southbound
R24.94 647B Diamond Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R26.53 649
R27.47 650 Adobe Road
R28.38 651 Red Bluffmarker (Main Street, I-5 Bus. south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance; connects to SR 36 west
31.04 652 Wilcox Golf Road
32.24 653 Jellys Ferry Road
36.37 657 Auction Yard Road, Hooker Creek Road
38.72 659 Sunset Hills Drive, Auction Yard Road
41.53 662 Bowman Road (CR A5, CR A17) – Cottonwoodmarker
SHA 0.00-67.02
0.91 664 Gas Point Road – Balls Ferry
1.91 665 Cottonwoodmarker Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Andersonmarker R3.83-
667 Deschutes Road, Factory Outlets Drive – Andersonmarker (SR 273 north)
668 Central Andersonmarker, Lassen National Parkmarker (North Street)
R6.74 670 Riverside Avenue
R9.77 673 Knighton Road – Redding Airport
Reddingmarker R12.15 675 Bechelli Lane, Churn Creek Road
R14.46 677 Cypress Avenue – Reddingmarker
R15.45 678 Signed as exits 678A (east) and 678B (west) southbound
R17.32 680
R18.07 681A Twin View Boulevard Signed as exit 681 northbound
R18.48 681B Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R19.40 682 Oasis Road
Shasta Lakemarker R21.00 684 Pine Grove Avenue
R22.14 685
R24.08 687 Wonderland Boulevard – Mountain Gate
R26.04 689 Fawndale Road, Wonderland Boulevard
R27.63 690 Bridge Bay Road
R29.32 692 Turntable Bay Road
R30.23 693 Packers Bay Road Southbound exit and entrance
R32.16 695 Shasta Caverns Road – O'Brien
R36.83 698 Gilman Road, Salt Creek Road
R41.05 702 Lakeshore Drive, Antlers Road
R42.32 704 Riverview Drive – Lakeheadmarker
R45.95 707 Vollmers
R49.15 710 La Moine
R50.81 712 Pollard Flatmarker
52.90 714 Gibson Road
57.41 718 Sims Road
59.35 720 Flume Creek Road
60.51 721 Conant Road
61.75 723 Sweetbrier Avenue
63.58 724 Castellamarker
65.41 726 Soda Creek Road
66.00 727 Crag View Drive Northbound exit only
66.84 728 Railroad Park Road, Crag View Drive
SIS 0.00-R69.29
0.69 729 Dunsmuirmarker (I-5 Bus. north)
Dunsmuirmarker 2.51 730 Central Dunsmuirmarker
3.84 732 Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 Bus. south), Siskiyou Avenue
5.90 734 Mott Road
R8.49 736
R8.79 737 Mount Shastamarker (I-5 Bus. north) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Mount Shastamarker R10.49 738 Central Mount Shastamarker
R12.06 740 Mount Shastamarker (I-5 Bus. south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R13.18 741 Abrams Lake Road
R15.34 743 Summit Drive, Truck Village Drive
Weedmarker R17.44 745 South Weed Boulevard (I-5 Bus. north) – South Weedmarker
R19.07 747 , Klamath Fallsmarker,
R19.86 748 North Weed Boulevard (SR 265, I-5 Bus. south) to US 97 – Central Weedmarker, Klamath Fallsmarker
R23.00 751 Stewart Springs Road (I-5 Bus. north) – Edgewoodmarker, Gazellemarker
R25.35 753 Weed Airport Road Serves Weed Airportmarker
R31.18 759 Louie Road
R38.21 766 Montaguemarker, Grenadamarker, Gazellemarker (CR A12, I-5 Bus. south)
R42.51 770 Easy Street, Shamrock Road
Yrekamarker R45.62 773
R47.56 775 Central Yrekamarker
R48.24 776 Montaguemarker, Yrekamarker (SR 3)
R58.33 786
R61.55 789 Henley, Hornbrookmarker (CR A28)
R62.92 790 Hornbrook Highway, Ditch Creek Road
R65.52 793 Bailey Hill Road
R68.33 796 Hilt
R69.29 Oregon state line


  1. CA Codes (shc:250-257)
  2. CA Codes (shc:260-284)
  3. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1999. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Pages 75-76.
  4. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1999. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Pages 76-77, 158.
  5. - I-5 Closure May Last Until Tuesday
  6. Investigators advance into tunnel after deadly inferno -
  7. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1998. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Pages 47-53.
  8. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1998. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Pages 54-60.
  9. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1998. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Pages 61-66.
  10. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1998. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Page 66.
  11. Livingston, Jill. That Ribbon of Highway II. 1998. Living Gold Press. Klamath River, CA. Pages 66-67.
  12. Highways-Routes 1-8. California Highways. Accessed 09-19-2009
  13. Development History of State Route 99 in California.Federal Highway Administration. Accessed 09-19-2009.
  14. California Department of Transportation, State Truck Route List (XLS file), accessed February 2008
  15. California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  16. California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006
  17. California Department of Transportation, California Numbered Exit Uniform System, I-5, accessed February 2008
  18. Division of Highways, Los Angeles and Vicinity, 1963: shows that Legislative Route 172, which became SR 60 in 1964, was on Fourth Street

External links

Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address