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Encyclopedia > California State Route 87
State Route 87
Guadalupe Freeway
Defined by S&HC § 387, maintained by Caltrans
Length: 9 mi[1] (14 km)
Formed: 1964 renumbering[2]
South end: SR 85 in San Jose
North end: US 101 in San Jose
State highways in California (list - pre-1964)
County routes in California (list)
< SR 86S SR 88 >
History - Unconstructed - Deleted - Freeway - Scenic

State Route 87, locally called Highway 87 or the Guadalupe Freeway, is a north-south state highway entirely within San Jose, California, United States. Its name was changed from Guadalupe Parkway in 2004 after its entire length was upgraded to a freeway. Its southern terminus is at State Route 85 (West Valley Freeway); its northern terminus is at U.S. Route 101 (Bayshore Freeway), just north of San José International Airport. The highway intersects with Interstate 280 (Junipero Serra Freeway) in downtown San José. Unusually, it crosses above Interstate 880 without an interchange. For most of its length, especially in downtown, the highway follows the course of the Guadalupe River. Image File history File links California_87. ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... Image File history File links California_State_Route_87. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... Cover of the March-April 1964 edition of California Highways and Public Works, showing an extended State Route 1 replacing U.S. Route 101 Alternate In 1963 and 1964, the California Division of Highways implemented a major renumbering of its state highways. ... Image File history File links California_85. ... Route 85 through much of Saratoga and Los Gatos is a sunken highway. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley County Santa Clara County, California Area  - Total  - Water 461. ... Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... Example State Route signage. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links California_86S.svg 28 in by 25 in California State Route shield, made to the specifications of the 1971 Caltrans sign drawing (still in use). ... JUNCTION MILE POST ? Legend < Route 86 Route 87 > The California State Highways California State Route 86S, or the 86 Expressway, is an expressway that runs through the Coachella Valley. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SJ 0. ... Image File history File links California_88. ... Main article: State highways in California The state highway system in the U.S. state of California dates back to 1896, when the state took over maintenance of the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road. ... Below is a list and summary of the entirely unconstructed state highways in California as outlined by the legislature in and after 1964. ... Below is a list and summary of some of the deleted state highways (i. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: California Streets and Highways Code Section 250-257 The California Freeway and Expressway System is a system of existing or planned freeways and expressways in the U.S. state of California. ... The following highways are designated, in whole or part, by the State of California as State Scenic Highways: // State Scenic Highways Entire route The following routes have their entire length designed as a scenic highway: California State Route 28 California State Route 35 California State Route 38 - In San Bernardino... This article is about the idea of state highways State Highway, and is more formally known as Route 139 State highway, and state route are terms that usually apply to numbered highways that are primarily administered and financed by a state government in countries that are divided into states. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California Location of San Jose with the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Pueblo founded November 29, 1777 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Type charter city, mayor-council  - Mayor Chuck Reed  - Vice... For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... Route 85 through much of Saratoga and Los Gatos is a sunken highway. ... U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... The Bayshore Freeway is a major part of U.S. Route 101 in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... The Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport is a medium-sized airport in San José, California. ... A view of the scenic portion of Interstate 280 Interstate 280 (abbreviated I-280) is a 57-mile-long interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... Interstate 280 is the name of four distinct spur routes of Interstate 80 in the United States. ... Interstate 880 is a regional bypass interstate highway in the Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... The Guadalupe River is a short river in California that runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains flowing north through San Jose, California, and emptying into the San Francisco Bay at Alviso. ...


This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System[3]. Wikisource has original text related to this article: California Streets and Highways Code Section 250-257 The California Freeway and Expressway System is a system of existing or planned freeways and expressways in the U.S. state of California. ...

Contents

Overview

A Guadalupe Parkway connection between Downtown San Jose and the present day US 101 had existed since the early 1960s; the road channeled traffic between the Bayshore Freeway and ramps that connected directly to Market Street. However, construction on a freeway over the same path and southward beyond Downtown began a decade later and stretched across 30 years.


The first stage of the Highway 87 freeway, its 4-level interchange with I-280, replaced an old downtown neighborhood in the early 1970s. A ramp to Julian Street, north of the interchange with I-280, was completed in the mid-1970s. The freeway extension north to Taylor Street was completed in the 1980s. The southern part, from I-280 to Highway 85, was opened to Almaden Expressway in 1992 and to Highway 85 in 1993, as four lanes. At Highway 87's northern terminus, its 3-level interchange with Highway 101 and North First Street was completed in 1992. Finally, with all grade-level intersections replaced by grade separations, construction of the six-lane freeway between Taylor Street and the Highway 101/North First interchange was completed in 2004, with the final ramps at the Skyport interchange opening in 2005. The widening of the southern segment, from Taylor Street to Highway 85, to six lanes was completed in 2007. Santa Clara County Route G8 is an important north-south arterial from the south valley area of Santa Clara County, California, USA to near Downtown San Jose. ...

Highway 87 looking north towards downtown San Jose from Communications Hill. The light rail (lower left) runs between the northbound and southbound lanes; the freeway was under construction to add an additional lane in both directions.
Highway 87 looking north towards downtown San Jose from Communications Hill. The light rail (lower left) runs between the northbound and southbound lanes; the freeway was under construction to add an additional lane in both directions.

The right-of-way for Highway 87 south of Interstate 280 includes two tracks for the Guadalupe line of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's light rail system. Stations are accessible from the streets via staircases and elevators. Beyond 87's terminus, the line continues southeastward in the median of Route 85. This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Alum Rock - Santa Teresa is a light rail route operated by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. ... [[|right|200px]] Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a special-purpose district responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California, United States. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


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 entire route is in San Jose, Santa Clara County.
Postmile
[4][5][6]
#[7] Destinations Notes
0.00 1 SR 85 (West Valley Freeway) – Gilroy, Mountain View Southbound exit and northbound entrance; signed as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north)
0.00 1C Santa Teresa Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1.34 1D Capitol Expressway Auto Mall (CR G21) Signed as exit 1 northbound
2.83 3A Curtner Avenue Signed as exit 3 northbound
3.56 3B Almaden Expressway (CR G8) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
4.35 4 Alma Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
5.16 5 I-280 to I-680 / US 101San Francisco
5.45 6A SR 82 (San Carlos Street) / Auzerais Avenue, Park Avenue Signed as exit 6 northbound
5.9 6 Santa Clara Street Northbound exit only
6.10 6B Julian Street, St. James Street Signed as exit 6 northbound
6.86 7 Taylor Street
8.25 8 Skyport Drive – Mineta San Jose International Airport
9.08 9A North First Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
9.22 9B US 101 north (Bayshore Freeway) – San Francisco Northbound exit and southbound entrance

A milemarker on the National Road giving distances from many places Milestones redirects here. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley County Santa Clara County, California Area  - Total  - Water 461. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... A milemarker on the National Road giving distances from many places Milestones redirects here. ... Exit numbers on Interstate 4 in Volusia County, Florida. ... Image File history File links California_85. ... Route 85 through much of Saratoga and Los Gatos is a sunken highway. ... Gilroy (IPA: ) is the southmost city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. According to the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 41,464. ... Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Santa Clara County Route G21, more commonly known as Capitol Expressway for the majority of its length is a 9. ... Santa Clara County Route G8 is an important north-south arterial from the south valley area of Santa Clara County, California, USA to near Downtown San Jose. ... Almaden at its interchange with Route 87 County Route G8 is an important north-south arterial from the south valley area of Santa Clara County, California, USA to near Downtown San Jose. ... Image File history File links I-280_(CA). ... Image File history File links I-680_(CA). ... Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... A view of the scenic portion of Interstate 280 Interstate 280 (abbreviated I-280) is a 57-mile-long interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-280 SCL 0. ... U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Image File history File links California_82. ... State Route 82 runs from U.S. Route 101 at Blossom Hill Road in San Jose to Interstate 280 in San Francisco following the San Francisco Peninsula. ... The Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport is a medium-sized airport in San José, California. ... Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... The Bayshore Freeway is a major part of U.S. Route 101 in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... San Francisco redirects here. ...

Highway 87 Bikeway

The Highway 87 Bikeway is a 4.1 mile long pedestrian and bicycle path that runs alongside portions of Highway 87. The path was constructed by Caltrans as part of the final phase of the State Route 87 project. It opened to the public on September 1, 1993. [8] The north end of this path is at Willow Street (north of the Alma Street exit). The south end is at the 87-85 interchange. Along this route, the path runs along the east side of the freeway. The path diverges from the freeway for 0.7 miles near Curtner Avenue and again for 1.1 miles near Capitol Expressway, running along city streets near the highway. This path provides connections for other trails in the area, including the Guadalupe River Trail and Los Gatos Creek Trail.[9] Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... The Los Gatos Creek Trail is a pedestrian and bicycle trail that runs through western Santa Clara County in California, from Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos, California through Campbell, California to Meridian Avenue in San Jose, California. ...


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References

  1. ^ January 1, 2006 California Log of Bridges on State Highways
  2. ^ California Highways: State Route 87
  3. ^ CA Codes (shc:250-257)
  4. ^ California Department of Transportation, State Truck Route List (XLS file), accessed January 2008
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  6. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006
  7. ^ California Department of Transportation, California Numbered Exit Uniform System, SR-87 Northbound and SR-87 Southbound, accessed January 2008
  8. ^ Kava, Brad. "Highway 87, The Way to San Jose" (fee required), San Jose Mercury News, 1993-09-17, p. 1C. Retrieved on 2008-03-26. 
  9. ^ Highway 87 Bikeway. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services. City of San Jose (2008-02-14). Retrieved on 2008-03-27.

Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... The California Numbered Exit Uniform System (Cal-NExUS) is the California Department of Transportations (Caltrans) program for numbering the exits of Californias freeways. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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