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Encyclopedia > California State Route 2

Highway in California Image File history File links California_State_Route_2. ...

Route 2
CS&HC Sec. 302
Length: 87 mi
(140 km)
Major cities/towns: Santa Monica
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
Glendale
Wrightwood
Direction: East-West
JUNCTION POSTMILE
SR-1 LA 0.00
I-10
Centinela Avenue, Santa Monica LA 2.32
I-405 LA 3.65
SR-170 LA 10.90
US-101 LA 12.73
LA 12.81
Glendale Boulevard/
Glendale Freeway
LA 14.21
I-5 LA 15.15
SR-134 LA R18.81
I-210 LA R23.16
LA 24.42
SR-249 LA 33.80 (?)
SR-39 LA 64.09
SR-138 SB 6.36
Legend
  deleted (no longer in system)   unconstructed
  closed   crossing with no access
  begin/end concurrency, bold route is carried through
  a bold route on white background indicates termini.
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California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. Concurrencies with the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. 101) and the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) are highlighted yellow.
California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. Concurrencies with the Hollywood Freeway (U.S. 101) and the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) are highlighted yellow.

California State Route 2 runs from the junction of Santa Monica Boulevard and Centinela Avenue at Santa Monica to Route 138 east of Wrightwood, with concurrencies on Routes 101 and 210. A mile is a unit of distance (or, in physics terminology, length) currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 63,360 inches. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, and north of Venice. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Wrightwood is a census-designated place located in San Bernardino County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA 0. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_1. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California with 10,179,716 residents (as of July 2004)[1], the most populous county in the United States. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 18-19 I-15 CA 57 I-25 NM 145 I-20 TX 187 I-35 TX 570-572 I-45 TX 768 I-55 LA 210 I-65 AL 20 I-75 FL 296 I-95 FL 363 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS... Image File history File links Interstate_10_(California). ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, and north of Venice. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 48. ... Image File history File links Interstate_405_(California). ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-2 LA 9. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_170. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (often just U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links Interstate_5_(California). ... California State Route 134, also known as the Ventura Freeway, runs from US Highway 101 in North Hollywood to Interstate 210 in Pasadena. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_134. ... Realignment occurs in sports when a league decides to change which teams are in which divisions, usually by creating new divisions. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... Image File history File links Interstate_210_(California). ... For a list of currently routed California State Routes, please see List of California State Routes. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_249. ... California State Route 39 (CA/SR-39) is a north-south route that travels through Orange and Los Angeles counties. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_39. ... Hockneys Pearblossom Highway California State Route 138 is an east-west highway generally following the northern foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California, USA between Gorman, junction Interstate 5 eastward to Crestline, junction California State Route 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_138. ... Official website: http://www. ... A multiplex or concurrency on a road network occurs where a single physical road carries two or more different highway, motorway or other road numbers. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_1. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA 0. ... JUNCTION MILE POST 36 TRI L0. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_3. ... Example signage of the Califonia State Route System. ... For a list of currently routed California State Routes, please see List of California State Routes. ... Below contains a list and summary of the deleted California State Routes (i. ... The following highways are designated, in whole or part, by the State of California as California State Scenic Highways: California State Highway 1 California State Highway 2 - From 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1572x984, 391 KB) Summary Map of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Freeway system with California State Route 2 highlighted. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1572x984, 391 KB) Summary Map of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Freeway system with California State Route 2 highlighted. ... Santa Monica Boulevard is a street in Los Angeles, California, which runs from the eastern part of Hollywood to Santa Monica. ... Because of its relatively short length, the Glendale Freeway is often less congested in comparison to other Los Angeles freeways. ... The Angeles Crest Highway winds through the mountains. ... The Hollywood Freeway is one of the principal freeways of Los Angeles, California (the boundaries of which it does not leave) and one of the busiest in the United States. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (often just U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... The Foothill Freeway is the name assigned to Interstate 210, a bypass interstate about 70 miles long located in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, and north of Venice. ... Hockneys Pearblossom Highway California State Route 138 is an east-west highway generally following the northern foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California, USA between Gorman, junction Interstate 5 eastward to Crestline, junction California State Route 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains. ... A multiplex or concurrency on a road network occurs where a single physical road carries two or more different highway, motorway, or other road numbers. ...

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Route Description

Route 2 historically begins at the junction of Routes 1 and 10 in Santa Monica. After heading a few blocks north on Lincoln Boulevard, the route turns east on Santa Monica Boulevard, just several blocks from the Pacific Ocean. The route continues on Santa Monica Boulevard as it goes through Santa Monica to Centinela Avenue, where Route 2 currently begins. From there, Route 2 heads east through the wealthy areas of West Los Angeles, Westwood, Century City, and Beverly Hills before entering the decidedly urban West Hollywood and Hollywood. INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 18-19 I-15 CA 57 I-25 NM 145 I-20 TX 187 I-35 TX 570-572 I-45 TX 768 I-55 LA 210 I-65 AL 20 I-75 FL 296 I-95 FL 363 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS... Lincoln Boulevard is a major northwest/southeast thoroughfare near the Pacific Coast in Los Angeles County. ... Santa Monica Boulevard is a street in Los Angeles, California, which runs from the eastern part of Hollywood to Santa Monica. ... Centinela Avenue is an important street in Los Angeles. ... West Los Angeles is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... View of the Century City skyline from the Getty Center. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Route 2 then jumps onto the Hollywood Freeway (US Highway 101) and heads south to the Alvarado Street exit. There, it follows Alvarado Street through the culturally vivid community of Echo Park. The route then turns north onto Glendale Boulevard, which is frequently congested, especially after games and events at Dodger Stadium. The route then branches onto the Glendale Freeway, a peculiarly north-south route with an east-west demarcation. The Glendale Freeway runs near the communities of Glassell Park and Eagle Rock. After its interchange with Route 134, the route follows a mountain ridge through a valley as it flanks the east side of Glendale. The freeway ends at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge; Route 2 turns off onto eastbound Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) for a short while until reaching the Angeles Crest Highway exit. The Hollywood Freeway is one of the principal freeways of Los Angeles, California (the boundaries of which it does not leave) and one of the busiest in the United States. ... The lake in Echo Park. ... Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962. ... Because of its relatively short length, the Glendale Freeway is often less congested in comparison to other Los Angeles freeways. ... Glassell Park is a district in northeastern Los Angeles, California. ... Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles, California. ... California State Route 134, also known as the Ventura Freeway, runs from US Highway 101 in North Hollywood to Interstate 210 in Pasadena. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Foothill Boulevard is a major road in the city and county of Los Angeles, as well as an arterial road in San Bernardino County, stretching well over 50 miles (80 kilometers) in length, with some notable breaks along the route. ... La Cañada Flintridge is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... The Foothill Freeway is the name assigned to Interstate 210, a bypass interstate about 70 miles long located in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. ...


There, the route turns north onto the Angeles Crest Highway. This route winds generally east-northeast through the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains for over 80 miles (130 miles), before descending to the edge of the Victor Valley approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of Hesperia and ending at Route 138. Starting in La Cañada at an altitude of 1,300' (394m) the highway climbs to a high point of 7,903' (2,395m) at Dawson Saddle. The eastern portions of the Angeles Crest Highway are notoriously dangerous, with many switchbacks and blind curves, and are often closed during occasions of heavy winter snowfall. The highway is generally closed between Islip Saddle and Vincent Gap from mid-December to mid-May due to snow and rockfall. The Angeles Crest Highway winds through the mountains. ... San Gabriel Mountains The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, USA. The mountain range forms a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ... Victor Valley is a region of Southern California north of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Mojave Desert. ... Hesperia is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ... Hockneys Pearblossom Highway California State Route 138 is an east-west highway generally following the northern foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California, USA between Gorman, junction Interstate 5 eastward to Crestline, junction California State Route 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains. ...


History

Before 1964, U.S. Route 66 once ran along Santa Monica Boulevard, while the remaining route was Signed Route 2. Before the Glendale Freeway was built, the latter continued past Route 101 on Santa Monica Boulevard, then north on Myra Avenue, east on Fountain Avenue, north on Hyperion Avenue, east on Rowena Avenue, north on Fletcher Drive, north again on Verdugo Road, and east on Verdugo Boulevard, before reaching Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway, where it continues to this day. Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ...


In 1964, Route 2 was defined as a single route from Santa Monica to Wrightwood with no discontinuities. After U.S. Route 66 was decommissioned in California, Santa Monica Boulevard was added to Route 2. The discontinuities at Routes 101 and 210 were added in 1965 and 1990, respectively. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


The first segment of freeway was built in the 1950s and ran from Glendale Boulevard to Verdugo Road. This portion was at one time named the Allesandro Freeway, named after a character from Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona. The last segment of freeway, from Route 134 to Route 210, was built in 1970s. It is named the Frank G. Lanterman Freeway in honor of the former California state assemblyman from the La Cañada region. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (October 18, 1831-August 12, 1885) was an American writer. ... Ramona is a novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson and published in 1884. ... California State Route 134, also known as the Ventura Freeway, runs from US Highway 101 in North Hollywood to Interstate 210 in Pasadena. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ...


Originally, it was to have been the Beverly Hills Freeway from Route 405 to Route 101, flowing onto today's Glendale Freeway. In fact, it was the original routing of the "Santa Monica Freeway" (a name which subsequently went to the distantly parallel Route 10). However, the department never obtained permission from Beverly Hills to build it, for a variety of political reasons. At one time, the department considered building a cut-and-cover tunnel, but even this proved a non-starter, and the freeway plan was quietly cancelled in 1975. Currently, the Glendale Freeway begins as a stub at Glendale Boulevard. A freeway-wide bridge was built over Glendale Boulevard in hopes that the freeway would be built further west. Today, the bridge serves as a default of Route 2 west onto Glendale Boulevard south. A more modest extension to Route 101 has been discussed. The Beverly Hills Freeway was the name for a never-built freeway intended to link the Los Angeles districts of Westwood and Echo Park along the route of Santa Monica Boulevard. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-5 CA 18-19 I-15 CA 57 I-25 NM 145 I-20 TX 187 I-35 TX 570-572 I-45 TX 768 I-55 LA 210 I-65 AL 20 I-75 FL 296 I-95 FL 363 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ... An underground pedestrian tunnel between buildings at MIT. Note the utility pipes running along the ceiling. ...


Today, Caltrans is relinquishing the street-running parts of Route 2 to local cities of which it runs through. In 1996, state law was changed to permit the relinquishment of Route 2 in Santa Monica and West Hollywood. When the relinquishment in Santa Monica went through in 1998, the portion from Route 1 to Centinela Avenue was deleted. The law was changed again in 2001 to allow Route 2 from Route 405 to Moreno Drive to be relinquished to the City of Los Angeles. In 2003 California Senate Bill 315 was chaptered, acknowledging the relinquishments within Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and from Route 405 to Moreno Drive in Los Angeles, and permitting the relinquishment of Route 2 in Beverly Hills. Whether Route 2 west of Route 101 will stay as a paper route after relinquishment is yet to be determined. A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, typical of a small town A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...


State Law

Legal Definition of Route 2: California Streets and Highways Code, Chapter 2, Article 3, Section 302

Route 2 is part of the Freeway and Expressway System, as stated by section 253.2 of the California State Highway Code.
Route 2 is part of the Scenic Highway System, as stated by section 263.2 of the California State Highway Code.

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See also

Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ...

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Points of Interest


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