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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 101

U.S. Route 101
Main route of the United States Numbered Highways
Length: 1540 mi (2464 km)
Formed: 1926
South end: Los Angeles, CA
North end: Olympia, WA

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. Its counterpart is U.S. Highway 1 (U.S. 1) aligned along the Atlantic East Coast of the United States (not to be confused with California State Highway 1 (CA/SR-1), also known as the "Pacific Coast Highway"). U.S. Route 101 is often referred to as the Oregon Coast Highway in Oregon, and as the Pacific Highway in parts of Washington and California. Colloquially, the highway is also referred to as The 101 by residents of Southern California or simply 101 by residents of Northern California and Oregon. Image File history File links US_101. ... Current U.S. Route shield Current U.S. Route shield in California The system of United States Numbered Highways (typically called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... 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). ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ... Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... California English is a dialect of the English language spoken in the U.S. state of California. ... Southern California Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, sometimes abbreviated SoCal or colloquially, the Southland, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the state of California. ... Northern California, sometimes abbreviated NorCal, refers to the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ...


U.S. Route 101 once was the major north-south link along the Pacific coast. It has been replaced in importance by the highways of the Interstate Highway System, specifically Interstate 5 (I-5), which are more modern in their physical design. Note that this highway is still in use as an alternative to the Interstates throughout its entire length. One of the notable exceptions is where the alignment of I-5 is on the alignment of U.S. Route 101 (that is, the pavement is the same but the route number changed to I-5 and U.S. Route 101 was decommissioned) beginning about one mile (1.6km) east of downtown Los Angeles and continuing south to San Diego. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # MX-1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-10 CA 134-135 I-80 CA 522 I-84 OR 300 (North) OR 301 (South) I-90 WA 164 BC-99 / Canadian Border WA 276 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev... This article describes routing in computer networks, a method of finding paths from origins to destinations, along which information can be passed. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


In Southern California, the highway is a heavily traveled commuter route serving the west side of the greater Los Angeles area. The route follows the Hollywood Freeway west from Downtown Los Angeles through the Cahuenga Pass before turning west onto the Ventura Freeway. Communities along the alignment include Hollywood and the southern edge of the San Fernando Valley, and the cities of Burbank, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Oxnard, Calabasas,and Agoura Hills. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it is one of the major commuter routes carrying residents of Marin County and San Mateo County (along with Interstate 280) into downtown San Francisco, as well as San Jose and other cities that make up Silicon Valley. The route crosses the San Francisco Bay, from the city of San Francisco to Marin County, over the Golden Gate Bridge. Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area is the suburban area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ... 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 Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles as seen from USC, which makes up most of Downtowns skyline. ... The Cahuenga Pass (pronounced co-enga) is a mountain pass through the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles, California. ... The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. ... ... San Fernando Valley The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized valley in southern California, lying mostly within the city limits of Los Angeles. ... Founded May 1, 1887 Incorporated July 8, 1911 General Information County Los Angeles County, California Latitude Longitude 34°1049 N 118°1942 W Area  - Total  - Water 45 km² (17. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Camarillo is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Calabasas is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, in the western United States. ... Agoura Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, and has the zip code of 91301. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official website: http://www. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE US-101 SCL 0. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Motto: Official website: http://www. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. Like many large cities, San Joses downtown is expansive and encompasses much more area than shown in this view. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate The San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining of approximately forty percent of California, flowing in Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ...

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Major cities

Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Skyline of Oxnard. ... San Buenaventura (Ventura) is the county seat of Ventura County, California. ... Mission Santa Barbara, known as the queen of the missions. Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County, California. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ...

Route summary

California

US 101 shield in California
Main article: U.S. Highway 101 in California

The south terminus of U.S. Route 101 is in Los Angeles, about one mile east of downtown Los Angeles at the East Los Angeles Interchange, also known as the "Commuters' Complex" or sometimes, "The Five Level". This southernmost portion is named the Santa Ana Freeway, inheriting that title as the northerly extension of the roadway now known as Interstate 5. After merging with westbound traffic from the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), U.S. Route 101 then proceeds northwest via the Downtown Slot under the northern edge of Los Angeles' Civic Center to California State Highway 110 at the Four Level Interchange. Between this interchange and the junction with the California State Route 134 (CA/SR-134) and California State Route 170 (CA/SR-170), US-101 is known as the Hollywood Freeway. At the junction with CA/SR-134 and CA/SR-170 (known as the Hollywood Split) the alignment of U.S. 101 'shifts' to the alignment of CA/SR-134 (i.e. heading northbound, the road's alignment turns left, or westbound) and thereafter is referred to as the Ventura Freeway. Confusingly, the "Hollywood Freeway" name continues northward from this interchange on CA/SR-170, and the "Ventura Freeway" name continues eastward to CA/SR-134. From the Hollywood Split, U.S. 101 is an east-west highway until it reaches Gaviota State Park where it shifts back to a north-south alignment. The east-west geographical alignment of the Ventura Freeway and the north-south designation on freeway signs can be confusing to visitors; the same freeway entrance can often be signed as "101 North" and "101 West"; this is most common in the San Fernando Valley. Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... The word terminus is used in several different contexts including various topics: In transport a terminus is commonly used to describe a bus station/rail station acting as an end destination. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The East Los Angeles Interchange complex is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the United States, if not the world. ... 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 JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # MX-1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-10 CA 134-135 I-80 CA 522 I-84 OR 300 (North) OR 301 (South) I-90 WA 164 BC-99 / Canadian Border WA 276 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev... Southern California freeways 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. ... California State Route 110 extends from from California State Route 47 in USA. Most of Route 110 south of Interstate 10 is designated Interstate 110; the southernmost section is again signed as a state route. ... Aerial photo of the Four Level Interchange; the stack configuration of the interchange is readily apparent (downtown Los Angeles is towards the bottom of this image). ... In the field of road transport, a road junction is a place where two or more roads either meet or cross. ... California State Route 134, also known as the Ventura Freeway, runs from US Highway 101 in North Hollywood to Interstate 210 in Pasadena. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-2 LA 9. ... 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. ... A junction may variously refer to: In road transport, a road junction. ... The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. ... Gaviota State Park is a California State Park located in southern Santa Barbara County, California, U.S., about 33 miles west of the city of Santa Barbara. ... San Fernando Valley The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized valley in southern California, lying mostly within the city limits of Los Angeles. ...


Beginning at Ventura, the highway closely follows the Pacific coastline (generally no more than one to two miles from the shore) until Gaviota State Park about 23 miles (37 km) west of Goleta. North of Ventura the highway is an intermittent freeway (i.e. there is occasional cross traffic) but there are no traffic signals until one arrives at San Francisco (the last ones were removed in the early 1990s when the section through downtown Santa Barbara was constructed after years of resistance from the Santa Barbara community). Communities and cities along the alignment north of Ventura include Santa Barbara, San Luís Obispo, Salinas, Gilroy, San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. The highway joins California State Route 46 (CA/SR-46) for about three miles through Paso Robles. The highway also passes through the Gaviota Tunnel 1 mile north of the point where the road heads due north. Shore A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. ... Goleta, looking southwest from the Santa Ynez Mountains. ... San Buenaventura (Ventura) is the county seat of Ventura County, California. ... Mission Santa Barbara, known as the queen of the missions. Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... Mission Santa Barbara, known as the queen of the missions. Santa Barbara is a city in California, United States. ... The city of San Luis Obispo Jennifer Street Bridge The drive into San Luis San Luis Obispo (also SLO or often times San Luis), in spanish there is a diacritical accent on the i in, Luís, which many hispanic residents tend to denote, is the county seat of San... Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County, California. ... Gilroy is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 41,464. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Motto: Official website: http://www. ... California State Route 46, is an east-west highway from the Pacific coast of California at Cambria, California through the western part of the southern San Joaquin Valley, intersecting California State Highway 99 about five miles east of Wasco It has an interchange with Interstate 5 near Lost Hills. ... Paso Robles (full name: El Paso de Robles) is a city located in San Luis Obispo County, California. ... The Gaviota Tunnel (officially known as the Gaviota Gorge Tunnel) is a tunnel completed in 1953 north of Gaviota State Park, 33 miles north of Santa Barbara, and it is on U.S. Highway 101. ...

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Highway 101 sign in San Francisco.
Highway 101 sign in San Francisco.

From at least Gilroy to South San Jose the freeway is called the South Valley Freeway. From San Jose to San Francisco, Highway 101 is also known as the Bayshore Freeway. This segment most likely took its name from the 101A bypass that ran along this path. From the San Francisco county/city line until the junction with Interstate 80 it is named the James Lick Freeway. After that Highway 101 is briefly named Central Freeway before the divided highway ends and traffic follows city streets. Northbound US-101 runs north on Van Ness Avenue and then turns left at Lombard Street (turning right on Lombard leads one to the Crookedest Street in the World). From Lombard Street, northbound US-101 traffic is shifted to Richardson, entering The Presidio, where it becomes a divided highway again, joining California State Highway 1 to cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County, where it is known as the Redwood Highway. From there to the Oregon border, Highway 101 is in some places a freeway and in others a two-lane road. A scenic portion of the route is just north of the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Waldo Tunnel, the first of its kind in 300 miles (the other being the Gaviota Tunnel in Santa Barbara County. In Sonoma County, it is a heavily-traveled, four lane freeway, which will be upgraded to six lanes by 2010. The interchange with California State Route 12 is named the Grape Crush Interchange; like the Orange Crush Interchange in Southern California, it handles major traffic loads, which makes for traffic jams from 6:00 AM through to 8:00 PM. Another scenic portion of Highway 101 within California is in Humboldt County, where it travels through Humboldt Redwoods State Park and a portion of the highway is known as the Avenue of the Giants for the huge, centuries-old redwood trees that can be found there. Shortly north of Crescent City 101 intersects with U.S. Highway 199, which heads northeast as the Redwood Highway, terminating in Grants Pass, Oregon. Highway 101 (no longer called the "Redwood Highway" at this point) continues north along the California coast until it reaches the Oregon border. JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA 0. ... File links The following pages link to this file: U.S. Highway 101 Categories: GFDL images ... File links The following pages link to this file: U.S. Highway 101 Categories: GFDL images ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # US-101 CA 1 I-5 CA 86 I-15 UT 120 UT 124 I-84 UT 168 I-25 WY 359 I-76 NE 102 I-29 IA 1A IA 4 I-35 IA 123 IA 137 I-74 IA 298 I-88 IL 4B... James Lick James Lick (August 25, 1796 – October 1, 1876) was an American carpenter, piano builder, land baron, and patron of the sciences. ... The Central Freeway is a roughly one-mile elevated freeway in San Francisco, California, running west from Interstate_80, part of which is signed as US Highway 101. ... Lombard Streets famed twists Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is a major east-west thoroughfare that crosses the entire city. ... The Presidio of San Francisco is a park on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in the City and County of San Francisco. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Marin County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Waldo Tunnel is the unofficial name of the tunnel taking U.S. Highway 101 from just north of the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito. ... The Gaviota Tunnel (officially known as the Gaviota Gorge Tunnel) is a tunnel completed in 1953 north of Gaviota State Park, 33 miles north of Santa Barbara, and it is on U.S. Highway 101. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of Southern California, in the state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Humboldt County is a county located on the northwest coast of California, USA, on the Pacific Ocean. ... Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, northern California, 30 miles (50 km) south of Eureka, California. ... California State Highway 254 is the 32-mile Avenue of the Giants paralleling U.S. Highway 101 through Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California. ... Binomial name Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl. ... Crescent City is the county seat of Del Norte County, California, USA. It is named after the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach south of the city. ... U.S. Highway 199 is a spur of former U.S. Highway 99. ... Grants Pass (sometimes humorously referred as Grass Pants) is a city and the county seat of Josephine County, OregonGR6. ...


Oregon

Main article: U.S. Highway 101 in Oregon

Highway 101 enters Oregon four miles south of Brookings, and is seldom out of sight of the Pacific Ocean until it reaches Astoria; the major exception being a significant inland stretch south of Tillamook, Oregon. The stretch between Florence and Yachats is considered one of the more attractive segments of this highway, although there are an abundance of Oregon state parks along the Pacific coast. Because Highway 101 forms the main street of almost all of the coastal towns in Oregon (with the exception of Cannon Beach and others), it is frequently congested and slow. The highway crosses the mouth of the Columbia River over the 4-mile-long Astoria-Megler Bridge at Astoria into Washington, and follows the Columbia downstream to Ilwaco. This page discusses the route of U.S. Highway 101 through the state of Oregon. ... Brookings is a city located in Curry County, Oregon. ... Astoria. ... Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon. ... Florence is a city located in Lane County, Oregon. ... Yachats (pronounced Yah-hawts) is a city located in Lincoln County, Oregon. ... State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ... Looking northwest up the beach. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Astoria-Megler Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the mouth of the Columbia River between Astoria, Oregon and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... Ilwaco is a city located in Pacific County, Washington. ...


Washington

The Astoria-Megler Bridge carries US 101 over the Columbia River.
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The Astoria-Megler Bridge carries US 101 over the Columbia River.

From Ilwaco, Highway 101 follows the Pacific coastline as far as Raymond, from which it proceeds directly north to Aberdeen, offering access from this city into the Olympic National Park. While the AAA has designated this segment north and then east to Port Angeles and Sequim as a scenic byway, some clear-cut logging in the early 1990s has diminished the scenic value of the highway where it crosses the Quinault Indian Reservation. An expressway (super 2) goes through Sequim. East of Port Angeles Highway 101 turns southward, leading to Shelton and its northern terminus in Olympia, the state capital. After going through Shelton US 101 turns into a freeway, merging with Washington State Route 8 and finally ending at Interstate 5. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1275x720, 85 KB) Summary Subject: The Astoria-Megler Bridge (US 101) over the mouth of the Columbia River, west from the Astoria Column, Astoria, Oregon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1275x720, 85 KB) Summary Subject: The Astoria-Megler Bridge (US 101) over the mouth of the Columbia River, west from the Astoria Column, Astoria, Oregon. ... The Astoria-Megler Bridge is a cantilever truss bridge that spans the mouth of the Columbia River between Astoria, Oregon and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Raymond is a city located in Pacific County, Washington. ... Aberdeen is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington State, USA. Aberdeen was founded by early settler Samuel Benn when he had a plat filed in 1884. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... The AAA logo The AAA (usually read triple-A, or sometimes three As), formerly known as the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile advocacy and service organization. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Loggers on break, c. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... A super-2 is a two-lane freeway-standard road, usually without a median barrier. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... Washington State Route 8 is a short highway connecting U.S. Highway 12 in Elma, Washington to U.S. Highway 101 near Olympia, Washington. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # MX-1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-10 CA 134-135 I-80 CA 522 I-84 OR 300 (North) OR 301 (South) I-90 WA 164 BC-99 / Canadian Border WA 276 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev...


Historic Routes

Parts of Historic Route 101 can still be found in San Diego County between Oceanside and La Jolla under different names, including Interstate 5, San Diego County Route S21, Pacific Highway, Camino Del Mar, and Torrey Pines Road. All have been decommissioned, but the roadways still exist and are occasionally signed as Historic 101. Most of Historic 101 between Gilroy and San Francisco is still active, either signed as Business 101 or as Highway 82. The 101A bypass, however, is mostly discontinuous and is paralled by the actual freeway, in some cases serving as an access road to the freeway. Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: http://www. ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community of 24,440 within the City of San Diego. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # MX-1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-10 CA 134-135 I-80 CA 522 I-84 OR 300 (North) OR 301 (South) I-90 WA 164 BC-99 / Canadian Border WA 276 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev... San Diego County Route S21 is a north-south running boulevard serving the coastal communities of northern San Diego County, running from Oceanside to Del Mar. ...


Large parts of the old U.S. Business 101 and California Highway 82 surface roads between San Francisco and San Diego are designated El Camino Real (The King's Road), the road used by Roman Catholic Franciscan missionaries in the 1700s. These portions constitute the first major road in 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... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ...


Termini

As of 2006, the highway's "northern" terminus is in Olympia, Washington; though the northernmost point on the highway is roughly around Port Angeles, Washington. The highway runs north through Washington, running parallel to the Pacific Coast, all the way up the western side of the Olympic Peninsula. In the northwestern part of the peninsula, the highway turns east, and runs along the peninsula's northern edge, parallel to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In the peninsula's northeast corner, the highway then turns south, running along the eastern edge of the peninsula and along the western shore of Hood Canal, until the highway terminates at a junction with Interstate 5 in Olympia. Between the intersection with Washington State Route 112, on the western edge of the Olympic Mountains, US-101 is signed east/west, and roughly south of the intersection with Washington State Route 20, US-101 is signed north/ south but having turned around 180 degrees. The direct route between the towns of Aberdeen (on the coast) and Olympia is US 12 and Washington State Route 8. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State Capitol and waterfront, Olympia, Washington. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates Vancouver Island from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. ... Hood Canal, despite its name, is a fjord off Puget Sound in the U.S. state of Washington, with an average width of 1. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # MX-1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-10 CA 134-135 I-80 CA 522 I-84 OR 300 (North) OR 301 (South) I-90 WA 164 BC-99 / Canadian Border WA 276 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev... JUNCTION MILEPOST {{{junction}}} Legend < Route 111 Route 113 > Washington State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic Washington State Route 112 is a highway that connects Neah Bay, Washington with Port Angeles, Washington. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... Washington State Route 20, Highway 20, SR-20, or The North Cascades Highway is a State Highway (Route) in Washington State. ... U.S. Highway 12 is an east-west United States highway. ... Washington State Route 8 is a short highway connecting U.S. Highway 12 in Elma, Washington to U.S. Highway 101 near Olympia, Washington. ...


The southern terminus of US 101 is in Los Angeles, California at the East Los Angeles Interchange, the world's busiest freeway interchange.[1] Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The East Los Angeles Interchange complex is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the United States, if not the world. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states (north to south):

Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...

Related U.S. routes

MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS {{{browse}}} United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Drawing of US 99 through California. ... Alternate U.S. Highway 101 existed from circa 1937 until 1964, and ran from Oxnard, Ventura County, California, to Capistrano Beach, Orange County, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 ORA 0. ... Two segments of Bypass U.S. Highway 101 existed in California, one in the San Francisco Bay area, and the other in the Los Angeles area. ... This list of U.S. Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ...

Trivia

Mentioned in the Phantom Planet song "California", the Jackson Browne song "Running on Empty", the Social Distortion song "Highway 101", the Tori Amos song "A Sorta Fairytale", the Hayley and the Vibe song "101", The Ataris song "1*15*96," and the Fountains of Wayne song "Bought for a Song." Phantom Planets current members: Alexander Greenwald (Vocals), Sam Farrar(Bass), Darren Robinson(Guitar), Jeff Conrad (Drums). ... Jackson Browne Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an influential American singer-songwriter. ... Social Distortion (often known as Social D) is an influential rock and roll band, appearing in the early 80s, initially in a punk rock style, and still active today. ... Tori Amos Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter. ... The Ataris are an American pop punk group formed in 1994 in Anderson, Indiana. ... Fountains of Wayne is an American indie rock band, formed in 1995. ...


Lewis Black also mentions the freeway on his "Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues," which was recorded in Santa Rosa, California. Lewis Black Lewis Black (born August 30, 1948) is a Jewish-American stand-up comedian, author, and playwright. ... Luther Burbank around 1922 Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849–April 11, 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist, and pioneer of agricultural science. ... Santa Rosa, Spanish for Saint Rose, is the name of a number of places: Argentina Santa Rosa, Argentina Santa Rosa Department, Catamarca Santa Rosa Department, Mendoza Brazil Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul Santa Rosa, Goiás Colombia Santa Rosa, Bolívar Santa Rosa, Cauca Santa Rosa de Osos, Antioquia...


In the video game Sonic Adventure 2, there are two racing levels: "Route 101" (named after US Highway 101) and "Route 280" (named after Interstate 280 (California)). Both highways run through San Francisco, California. San Francisco is also the home of the North American headquarters of Sega, the company that produces the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. Sonic Adventure 2 is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE US-101 SCL 0. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Sega (セガ) (pronounced seh-gah (IPA: seɪ.gə) in the U.S, see-gah (IPA: siː.gə) elsewhere ** elsewhere = where? Japan = [sega]) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... This article is about the video game character. ...


The highway is also featured in Cruis'n USA, a racing game in which players drive across the country. Cruisn USA is a 1994 arcade game by Midway Games. ... A racing game is any game that involves competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ...


See also

Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ...

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