State Route 2 in California
|Get started||Los Angeles|
According to foodezine, the Glendale Freeway or SR-2 (State Route 2) is a freeway in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. The route forms a short north-south link between Los Angeles and the suburb of Glendale. The highway is also important for traffic from I-210 into downtown Los Angeles, due to lack of options at Pasadena. The highway begins at Glendale Boulevard near Hollywood and runs to I-210 in Glendale. The highway is 14 kilometers long. The route is part of State Route 2, which runs from Santa Monica to Wrightwood northeast of Los Angeles, the entire route is 140 kilometers long.
Just south of Interstate 5, Glendale Boulevard becomes a freeway, State Route 2, better known as the Glendale Freeway. This area is just east of well-known Hollywood. One mile after crossing I-5, the Golden State Freeway, which runs from downtown toward the San Fernando Valley, and on to Sacramento. The highway crosses the canalized Los Angeles River, and then enters Glendale, one of the larger suburbs of Los Angeles with a population of 207,000. The road here has 4 or 5 lanes in each direction. At the center of Glendale one crosses the Ventura Freeway, which runs east-west from the San Fernando Valley to Pasadena. Here a lot of traffic turns to the east, and the Glendale Freeway becomes a lot quieter. Because the area that is now coming is mountainous, the houses and residential areas are not so close to each other. Nevertheless, the highway has 2×4 lanes here. On the border of Glendale and La Canada Flintridge, the Glendale Freeway ends at Interstate 210, or Foothill Freeway, which runs along the base of the high San Gabriel Mountains mountain range.
Originally, the highway was to begin at I-405 and run via the Hollywood Freeway to the current Glendale Freeway. This was also, in part, an alternate planned route for the Santa Monica Freeway through Beverly Hills. However, the plan could not be realized and the plans were eventually canceled in 1975. The highway was planned to continue to the Hollywood Freeway, but this also failed, so the Glendale Freeway ends just south of I-5. Already in the 1950s there was talk of suburbanization north of Los Angeles, Glendale already had 100,000 inhabitants in 1950.
In November 1958, the first section opened between the Los Angeles River and the Avenue 38 exit at Eagle Rock Boulevard. This stretch was only 2 kilometers long, and did not yet connect to I-5. In 1962, the Glendale Freeway was connected to the Golden State Freeway (I-5). A further extension through Glendale to the north proved difficult. It was not until the spring of 1976 that the section between Eagle Rock Boulevard and the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) opened. Things moved quickly after this, with the last section of the Glendale Freeway opening to traffic on March 31, 1978.
|Fletcher Blvd||Eagle Rock Blvd||2 km||00-11-1958|
|I-5||Fletcher Blvd||1 km||00-03-1962|
|Eagle Rock Blvd||Ventura Freeway (SR-134)||4 km||00-04-1976|
|Ventura Freeway (SR-134)||Foothill Freeway (I-210)||7 km||31-03-1978|
See also Los Angeles HOV system.
The Glendale Freeway does not have HOV lanes, and these are not planned as yet because, apart from the Ventura Freeway, connecting highways also do not have HOV lanes, especially the I-5 is crucial in this aspect.
|Exit 11||Los Angeles ( US 101||42,000||39,000||41,000|
|exit 13||Los Angeles ( I-5 )||152,000||155,000||161,000|
|Exit 17||Glendale ( SR-134 )||147,000||151,000||160,000|
|Exit 21||Glendale ( I-210 )||110,000||109,000||119,000|
State Route 7 in California
|Get started||Calexico (MEX)|
State Route 7 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a short north-south route from the Mexican border at Calexico to Interstate 8 at Holtville. The road is 11 kilometers long.
State Route 7 begins at a large border complex on the border with Mexico, a few miles east of the California city of Calexico, and the much larger Mexican city of Mexicali. State Route 7 leads north through irrigated agricultural areas and is a 2×2 divided highway. State Route 7 ends at its junction with Interstate 8 south of Holtville.
The border crossing was built in 1996 and opened to traffic on December 2, 1996. State Route 7 then ran only from the Mexican border to the first intersection with State Route 98. In the period 2004-2005, the missing section between State Route 98 and Interstate 8 near Holtville was constructed at a cost of $64.5 million at the time. The connection with the I-8 was then converted from diamond to parclo. The affiliation originally served only Holtville and the agricultural area.
Every day 2,500 vehicles use the border crossing. The section between State Route 98 and I-8 has 6,200 vehicles per day.
State Route 9 in California
|Get started||Santa Cruz|
According to bittranslators, State Route 9 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a secondary route between Santa Cruz and Los Gatos near San Jose. The road is 62 kilometers long.
The road begins in the coastal town of Santa Cruz on State Route 1 and then heads northwest as a single-lane road through the suburban San Lorenzo Valley. The road ascends into the Santa Cruz Mountains and rises to approximately 800 meters at the intersection with State Route 35. Then you descend to Silicon Valley and the road leads through expensive suburbs such as Saratoga and Los Gatos, where the road ends at State Route 17.
The road has undergone several road numbering changes, but has not been upgraded, except for a stretch of urban arterial between Saratoga and Los Gatos. State Route 9 does not have a through-importance, but it is a major tourist route in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The section between Santa Cruz and Boulder Creek is still quite busy with 15,000 to 20,000 vehicles per day, but the middle section through the Santa Cruz Mountains does not have much more than 2,500 vehicles per day. The urban section between Saratoga and Los Gatos has 13,000 to 18,000 vehicles per day, increasing to 35,000 vehicles at the junction with State Route 17.