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Encyclopedia > Santa Monica Freeway
Interstate 10
Santa Monica Freeway
Maintained by CalTrans
Length: 17 mi (27 km)
Direction: East-West
Major cities: South Los Angeles
Culver City
Santa Monica
System: Southern California Freeway System
California State Routes
Unconstructed - Deleted - Freeway - Scenic
Interstate 10; the Santa Monica Freeway segment is highlighted in red and the San Bernardino Freeway is highlighted in blue. The segment highlighted in green is sometimes referred to as the Redlands Freeway although as of 02.25.2006 this is unverified

The Santa Monica Freeway is the westernmost segment of Interstate 10, beginning at the western terminus of I-10 at the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California and ending southeast of downtown Los Angeles at the famous East Los Angeles Interchange. (I-10 continues as the San Bernardino Freeway.) The section between the Harbor and San Diego freeways is also signed as the Rosa Parks Freeway. The freeway is signed as the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway in Santa Monica. The freeway is 14 lanes wide (2 local, 5 express in each direction) from the Harbor Freeway interchange to the Arlington Avenue offramp; most of these lanes are full at peak travel times (even on Saturdays). The remainder of the freeway varies between 8 and 10 lanes in width. The whole freeway was opened in 1964. Image File history File links I-10_(CA). ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the south and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Along with beaches, palm trees, and movie studios, the freeway is one of Southern Californias trademarks. ... 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. ... 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 California State Scenic Highways: California State Highway 1 California State Highway 2 - From 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1572x984, 379 KB) Summary Map of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Freeway system with Interstate 10 highlighted Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1572x984, 379 KB) Summary Map of the Metropolitan Los Angeles Freeway system with Interstate 10 highlighted Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The San Bernardino Freeway is the assigned name of an approximately 60-mile (95 km) long segment of Interstate 10 (I-10) between the cities of Los Angeles, California and San Bernardino, California. ... Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The East Los Angeles Interchange complex is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the United States, if not the world. ... The San Bernardino Freeway is the assigned name of an approximately 60-mile (95 km) long segment of Interstate 10 (I-10) between the cities of Los Angeles, California and San Bernardino, California. ... The Harbor Freeway goes under many bridges as it passes through downtown Los Angeles The Harbor Freeway is one of the principal north-south freeways in Los Angeles County, California. ... The San Diego Freeway; the Interstate 405 segment is highlighted in red, the Interstate 5 segment is highlighted in blue. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ...


While the construction of the Century Freeway several miles to the south eased traffic congestion to a considerable amount by creating an alternate route from downtown to Los Angeles International Airport, the Santa Monica Freeway is still one of the busiest freeways in the world. All three freeway-to-freeway interchanges along its length are notorious for their congestion and are routinely ranked among the top 10 most congested spots in the United States. The Century Freeway (formally known as the Glenn Anderson Freeway, for the congressman who advocated its construction) is an east-west freeway in southern Los Angeles County, California. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ...

Contents

Accidents

A typical traffic jam on the Santa Monica Freeway, at 2:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon

Due to the high traffic volume, car accidents are so common that Caltrans has constructed special Accident Investigation Sites separated from the freeway by fences. These enable the California Highway Patrol to quickly clear accidents from the through traffic lanes, and the fences reduce congestion by preventing rubbernecking (where cars slow to watch the accident investigation). Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10), eastbound near Robertson Boulevard, at about 2:30 pm on a typical Wednesday afternoon Taken by user Coolcaesar File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10), eastbound near Robertson Boulevard, at about 2:30 pm on a typical Wednesday afternoon Taken by user Coolcaesar File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Caltrans logo The soaring ramps in the stack interchanges favored by Caltrans often provide stunning views. ... The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is a state agency that acts as the state police force of California. ... A car accident in Yate, near Bristol, England, in July 2004. ...


Fame

Downtown Los Angeles skyline as seen from the freeway. A slight traffic jam is ahead.

The Santa Monica Freeway is the freeway for which ground is being broken in the film L.A. Confidential. It is also remembered for a partial collapse west of downtown (at the large interchange with La Cienega, Venice and Washington boulevards) after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The title of punk rock legends The Minutemen's 1984 double album, Double Nickels on the Dime, is trucker slang referring to the freeway's then-current speed limit of 55 miles per hour (90 km/h). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2047x1424, 965 KB) The Downtown Los Angeles skyline from the 10 freeway. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2047x1424, 965 KB) The Downtown Los Angeles skyline from the 10 freeway. ... L.A. Confidential is a 1997 feature film based on the 1990 crime fiction novel of the same title by James Ellroy, the third in his L.A. Quartet novel cycle. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:30:55 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California, falling on in 1994. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Minutemen were a punk rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... A trucker is a person who is employed as a truck driver (particularly of semi-trailers). ... Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... A road speed limit is the maximum speed allowed by law for road vehicles. ...


Legal definition

The Santa Monica Freeway is Route 10 from Route 1 to Route 5, as named by the State Highway Commission on April 25, 1957.[1] April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Rosa Parks Freeway is Route 10 from Route 110 to Route 405, as named by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 134, Chapter 2 in 2002.[2]


Control cities

Eastbound

Westbound Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...

For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ...

Communities served

The Santa Monica Freeway interchange with the Harbor Freeway, as seen by traffic going westbound on the Santa Monica

Communities along the length of the Santa Monica Freeway include: The Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10) eastbound at the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110) interchange on July 14, 2004. ... The Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10) eastbound at the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110) interchange on July 14, 2004. ...

South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the south and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... West Adams, also known as Historic West Adams, is a large district located in the center of Los Angeles, California, southwest of Downtown and north of USC. The district is bordered by Pico-Union, Angelus Vista and Harvard Heights on the north, the original South Los Angeles on the east... Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown Koreatown is a community of the Wilshire Center district in the Mid-Wilshire area of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Northbound Crenshaw Boulevard on the western edge of Country Club Park. ... Carthay Circle is a neighborhood in west-central Los Angeles, California. ... Crenshaw Boulevard exit sign on the Santa Monica Freeway. ... Beverlywood is a district on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. ... Palms is a district on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. ... Rancho Park is a small neighborhood in western Los Angeles, California. ... Mar Vista is a large district on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. ... West Los Angeles is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ...

Intersecting freeways

Sign marking an entrance to the Santa Monica Freeway.

Freeways intersecting the Santa Monica Freeway include: Image File history File links Interstate 10 on-ramp sign in downtown Los Angeles, CA Taken 2005-07-26 by DanielHolth. ... Image File history File links Interstate 10 on-ramp sign in downtown Los Angeles, CA Taken 2005-07-26 by DanielHolth. ...

Image File history File links California_1. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The San Diego Freeway; the Interstate 405 segment is highlighted in red, the Interstate 5 segment is highlighted in blue. ... Interstate 405, colloquially referred to as The 405 (the four-oh-five), is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major bypass of I-5 running through Southern California. ... Image File history File links Interstate_110_(California). ... The Harbor Freeway goes under many bridges as it passes through downtown Los Angeles The Harbor Freeway is one of the principal north-south freeways in Los Angeles County, California. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... The East Los Angeles Interchange complex is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the United States, if not the world. ... Image File history File links Interstate_5_(California). ... Southern California freeways Interstate 5; the Golden State Freeway is highlighted in red, the Santa Ana Freeway is highlighted in purple, and the San Diego Freeway is highlighted in blue. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Image File history File links California_60. ... California State Route 60; the Pomona Freeway is highlighted in red, the Moreno Valley Freeway is highlighted in light blue The Pomona Freeway is the assigned name of the majority of California State Route 60 (CA/SR-60) between its western terminus at the East Los Angeles Interchange complex and... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this articles infobox may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links I-10_(CA). ... The San Bernardino Freeway is the assigned name of an approximately 60-mile (95 km) long segment of Interstate 10 (I-10) between the cities of Los Angeles, California and San Bernardino, California. ... Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links Interstate_5_(California). ... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ...

References

  1. ^ 2006 Named Freeways, Highways, Structures and Other Appurtenances in California. Caltrans, 63. Retrieved on 2007-03-28. 
  2. ^ Ib. at 62

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Santa Monica Freeway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (500 words)
Interstate 10; the Santa Monica Freeway segment is highlighted in red and the San Bernardino Freeway is highlighted in blue.
The Santa Monica Freeway is the westernmost segment of Interstate 10, beginning at the western terminus of I-10 at the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California and ending southeast of downtown Los Angeles at the famous East Los Angeles Interchange.
While the construction of the Century Freeway several miles to the south eased traffic congestion to a considerable amount by creating an alternate route from downtown to Los Angeles International Airport, the Santa Monica Freeway is still one of the busiest freeways in the world.
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