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The Santa Clara County expressway system is a system of expressways in Santa Clara County, California. The routes were built by the county and carry county route numbers beginning with G. An expressway is a divided highway, usually 4 lanes or wider in size, where direct access to adjacent properties has been eliminated. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ...


The expressways are as follows:

Almaden Expressway 
a north-south route from near Downtown to the Almaden Valley in San Jose. Intersects with CA-87, Capitol Expressway, and CA-85.
Capitol Expressway 
a north-south route from Berryessa to Santa Teresa in San Jose. Intersects with US-101, CA-82, CA-87, and Almaden Expressway.
Central Expressway 
an east-west route from Santa Clara, through Sunnyvale and Mountain View, to Palo Alto. At the Palo Alto border, it becomes Alma Street, which does not meet expressway standards. Intersects with San Tomas Expressway, Lawrence Expressway, CA-85, and CA-237. As Alma Street in Palo Alto it intersects with Oregon Expressway and El Camino Real (CA-82).
Foothill Expressway 
an southeast-northwest route running diagonally from Los Altos to Palo Alto. Intersects with I-280 and Page Mill Road/Oregon Expressway.
Lawrence Expressway 
a north-south route from Mountain View through Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose to Saratoga. Intersects CA-237, US-101, Central Expressway, CA-82, and I-280.
Montague Expressway 
an east-west route from Milpitas through San Jose's North Valley neighborhood, to Santa Clara. Intersects with I-680, I-880 and US-101. Continues from the western terminus as San Tomas Expressway.
Page Mill Road/Oregon Expressway 
a north-south route in Palo Alto. Intersects with US-101, Central Expressway (as Alma Street), CA-82, Foothill Expressway, and I-280. Formally called Page Mill Road to the west of El Camino Real and Oregon Expressway to the east (but given a single county route number, unlike San Tomas and Montague).
San Tomas Expressway 
a north-south route from Santa Clara through San Jose, to Campbell. Intersects with US-101, Central Expressway, CA-82, and CA-17, and continues from the northern terminus as Montague Expressway.

Like all California expressways, the county expressways have minimal driveway access but are dominated by at-grade intersections. There are also a few true grade-separated intersections and interchanges, but only Central Expressway has several such intersections in consecutive order, so that portions of it are like a small freeway. Unlike freeways, nearly all county expressways have bike lanes. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Almaden Valley (often just called Almaden) is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, USA, roughly equivalent to the 95120 ZIP Code. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location within Santa Clara County, California Country   State     County United States   California     Santa Clara Mayor Ron Gonzales Area  - Land  - Water 178. ... JUNCTION MILE POST SR-85 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION MILE POST US-101 SCL 0. ... The Berryessa District in San Jose, California is located in the northeast portion of the city, between Coyote Creek and the foothills. ... Santa Teresa may refer to: Santa Teresa, ES, Brazil Santa Teresa, New Mexico Santa Teresa, neighborhood of San Jose, California This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... JUNCTION MILE POST 101 SCL 0. ... Santa Clara, founded in 1852, is a city located in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Sunnyvale is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is one of the major cities that make up the Silicon Valley. ... Mountain Views Castro Street Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 70,708. ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California), and... JUNCTION MILE POST US-101 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION MILE POST SR-82 SC ?? SR-85 SC ?? US-101 SC ?? I-880 SC ?? Legend < Route 236 Route 238 > The California State Highway System California State Route 237 runs from California State Route 82 to Interstate 680 in Milpitas. ... El Camino Real in California is historically the road built in 1769 by Father Junípero Serra to connect the Catholic missions in Alta California between Sonoma in the north, and (what is now Presidio Park in) San Diego in the south, during the Spanish colonial era, and now a... JUNCTION MILE POST 101 SCL 0. ... Los Altos is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula (part of the Silicon Valley). ... A view of the scenic portion of 280. ... Saratoga is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. ... A view of the scenic portion of 280. ... Looking east toward Monument Peak in Milpitas. ... North Valley is a neighborhood in Santa Clara County, California, that includes Milpitas and Berryessa. ... Interstate 680/California State Route 24 interchange in Walnut Creek. ... Interstate 880 is a regional bypass interstate highway in the Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... El Camino Real (Spanish for the Royal or Kings Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain: There is an El Camino Real in California; see: El Camino Real (California); that road provoked a Jargon File bilingual homographic... Campbell is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, part of Silicon Valley. ... JUNCTION MILE POST I-880 SCL 13. ... The term intersection can mean: a road junction, where two roads intersect each other, such as a roundabout intersection; in mathematics, the set in which two or more other sets intersect each other; see intersection (set theory); a movie; see Intersection (movie). ... A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... This article or section should include material from Cycle path debate Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ...


The county expressways are frequently confused by bewildered visitors with freeways, so that they often characterize Silicon Valley as overrun with freeways when half the lines on the map are really expressways. See the articles on freeways and expressways for more information. Silicon Valley is a commonly used nickname for the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California, USA, originally referring to the concentration of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually becoming a metaphor for the entire concentration of high tech businesses. ...


Plans to convert the expressways to freeways became politically infeasible after the tax revolt movement of the 1970s. Since then, the county has concentrated on maintaining the existing system and making incremental improvements like adding carpool lanes and adding grade-separations at the most congested intersections. A tax revolt is a political struggle to repeal, limit, or roll back a government-imposed tax. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... A permanent, separated high-occupancy vehicle lane on I-91 in Connecticut A high occupancy vehicle (or HOV) is any vehicle with a driver and one or more (or sometimes two or more, or three or more) passengers. ...


External Links

  • CAHighways.org - County Routes "G" (http://www.cahighways.org/countyg.html)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Santa Clara County expressway system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
Like all California expressways, the county expressways have minimal driveway access but are dominated by at-grade intersections.
The county expressways are frequently confused by bewildered visitors with freeways, so that they often characterize Silicon Valley as overrun with freeways when half the lines on the map are really expressways.
In addition to the county expressways, there is Southwest Expressway, which travels from I-280 in the Midtown neighborhood southwest to Bascom Avenue.
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