Interstate 5 in California

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Interstate 5
I-5 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 305
Maintained by Caltrans
Length 796.77 mi[2] (1,282.28 km)
Existed July 1, 1964[1]–present
Major junctions
South end Fed. 1 at Mexico–United States border at San Diego
North end I-5 at Oregon state line
Counties San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Siskiyou
Highway system
SR 4 US 6

Interstate 5 (I-5) is a major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the U.S. state of California. It begins at the Mexico–United States border at the San Ysidro crossing, goes north across the length of California and crosses into Oregon south of the Medford-Ashland metropolitan area. It is the more important and most used of the two major north-south routes on the Pacific Coast, the other being U.S. Route 101, which is primarily coastal.

This highway links the major California cities of San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Stockton, Sacramento, and Redding. Among the major cities not directly linked by Interstate 5 but which are connected by local highways to it are San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, all of which are about 80 miles (130 km) west of the highway. Interstate 5 is generally referred to as "5" in Northern California, and is often called "the 5" in the Southern California Area.

Interstate 5 has several named portions: the Montgomery Freeway, San Diego Freeway, Santa Ana Freeway, Golden State Freeway, and West Side Freeway.[3]

Route description

I-5 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[4] and is part of the National Highway System,[5] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[6] It is eligible to be included in the State Scenic Highway System;[7] however, it is a scenic highway as designated by Caltrans only from State Route 152 (SR 152) to I‑580.[8]

San Diego County

I-5 looking south toward downtown San Diego in January 2002

Interstate 5 begins at the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Mexico in the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego. Immediately after the border, I-805 splits off to the northeast and serves as a bypass of I-5 that avoids the downtown San Diego area. I-5 itself continues northwest and intersects with the western end of the SR 905 freeway, a route that connects with the Otay Mesa border crossing. I-5 then continues northward and joins the southern end of SR 75, a highway connecting to Coronado via the Silver Strand. I-5 then enters Chula Vista, briefly leaving the San Diego city limits. It continues along the east side of San Diego Bay where it intersects with SR 54 and enters National City. From there, I-5 veers around the San Diego Naval Base and reenters the city limits of San Diego. I-5 subsequently interchanges with four state routes — the southern end of SR 15 (the extension of I-15), SR 75 and the Coronado Bay Bridge, the western end of SR 94, and SR 163. In addition to serving downtown San Diego, I-5 also provides access to Balboa Park from the Pershing Drive exit.[9][10] The portion of I-5 from the border to downtown San Diego is named the Montgomery Freeway in honor of John J. Montgomery, a pioneer aviator who flew a glider from a location near Chula Vista in 1884.[11]

I-5 South in San Diego toward Mexico, September 2012

I-5 continues northwest from downtown as the San Diego Freeway[12] until it reaches its junction with I-8, then turns slightly to the north while passing SeaWorld and Mission Bay. Thereafter, I-5 interchanges with the western end of SR 52 near La Jolla before entering University City. At Nobel Drive (exit 28A), the San Diego LDS Temple towers over I-5.[13] Shortly afterward, I-5 passes through the UC San Diego campus and interchanges with the northern terminus of I-805 before continuing north and interchanging with the western end of SR 56. At this interchange, there is a local bypass that provides the only access to Carmel Mountain Road from both directions and provides the only direct access to SR 56 going northbound.[9]

North of the San Diego city limits, I-5 enters into the city limits of Solana Beach, and then three incorporated cities to the north — Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. In Oceanside, I-5 intersects with the SR 78 freeway and the SR 76 expressway and continues through Camp Pendleton. It then follows the Pacific Ocean coastline for the next 18 miles (29 km). Toward the northern end of its routing through Camp Pendleton, I-5 passes through San Onofre State Beach and near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, near the site of the once-proposed interchange with SR 241 near Trestles as a result of the planned Foothill Toll Road extension. I-5 enters Orange County at the Christianitos Road exit.[9]

Orange County

Upon entering Orange County, I-5 goes through San Clemente. Then at Dana Point, I-5 turns inland while SR 1, the Pacific Coast Highway, continues along the coast. I-5 then heads due north through San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo, interchanging with the SR 73 toll road heading northwest. I-5 continues to the El Toro Y interchange in southeastern Irvine, splitting into lanes for regular traffic as well as for truck traffic (though autos can use these lanes as well).[14] From that point, I-405 takes over the San Diego Freeway designation, while I-5 becomes the Santa Ana Freeway as it runs southeast to northwest.[15]

After the El Toro Y junction, I-5 intersects SR 133, a toll road that eventually connects to SR 241. Just before the Tustin city limits, I-5 passes over SR 261, the final toll road of the Eastern Transportation Corridor, but traffic must use Jamboree Road to access the latter. I-5 then intersects with SR 55 and enters Santa Ana, the county seat of Orange County. Towards the northern side of Santa Ana, I-5 intersects both SR 57 and SR 22 in what is known as the Orange Crush interchange. Following this, I-5 briefly enters the city of Orange and then traverses Anaheim, passing along the north side of Disneyland. I-5 then interchanges with SR 91, passes through Buena Park and crosses into Los Angeles County.[15]

Los Angeles County

After crossing the county line, I-5 goes through several cities southeast of Los Angeles, including La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, and Norwalk. In Downey, I-5 interchanges with I-605, which serves as a north-south connector route between the cities east of Los Angeles, including those in the San Gabriel Valley. I-5 then passes through Commerce and interchanges with I-710 before entering the large unincorporated community of East Los Angeles, and later the city proper of Los Angeles. When the freeway reaches the East Los Angeles Interchange one mile (1.6 km) east of downtown Los Angeles, I-5 becomes the Golden State Freeway as US 101 takes over the Santa Ana Freeway designation. At this interchange, I-10, SR 60, and US 101 intersect; I-10 continues for a few miles north on I-5 before continuing east towards San Bernardino and points further east.[16]

I-5 in the Newhall Pass Interchange, where it intersects with I-210 and SR 14 near Santa Clarita

On the north side of downtown, I-5 follows the Los Angeles River, intersects with SR 110 and SR 2, and passes along the eastern side of Griffith Park. The route continues through the San Fernando Valley, interchanging with SR 134. It briefly enters the city of Glendale and then Burbank, passing near Burbank Airport before reentering the Los Angeles city limits and intersecting the northern end of SR 170. Near the city of San Fernando, I-5 intersects SR 118. Following this, I-5 intersects three routes in succession: the northern end of I-405, the western end of I-210 and the southern end of SR 14 at the Newhall Pass interchange. It then crosses the Newhall Pass through the Santa Susana Mountains into the Santa Clarita Valley. I-5's HOV lanes also have direct connectors with the HOV lanes on SR 170 and SR 14 (an additional direct conncector with the HOV lanes on I-405 near Mission Hills is planned[17]). This allows a continuous HOV lane to run from Palmdale to North Hollywood via SR-14 to I-5 to SR-170.

I-5 continues along the western city limits of Santa Clarita and passes Six Flags Magic Mountain, intersecting SR 126 just north of there. The Golden State Freeway then rises sharply, passing by Lake Castaic and Pyramid Lake and intersecting SR 138. It then crosses the Tejon Pass through the Tehachapi Mountains[16], with Path 26 power lines generally paralleling the freeway.[18] After entering Kern County, the freeway sharply descends for 12 miles (19 km) from 4,144 feet (1,263 m) at the Tejon Pass to 1,499 feet (457 m) at Grapevine near the southernmost point of the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Bakersfield and 5 miles (8 km) south of its interchange with State Route 99 at Wheeler Ridge.[19]

Central Valley

I-5 in the Central Valley

From SR 99 to south of Tracy, I-5 is known as the Westside Freeway. It parallels SR 33, skirting along the far more remote western edge of the great Central Valley, and thus here is removed from the major population centers such as Bakersfield, Fresno and Modesto, with other state highways providing connections. I-5 still runs within the vicinity of Avenal, Coalinga, Los Banos, and the handful of other smaller cities on the western edge of the Central Valley. For most of this section, the Path 15 electrical transmission corridor follows the highway, forming an infrastructure corridor along with the California Aqueduct.[citation needed]

North of the Grapevine, I-5 intersects SR 166, SR 119 and SR 43 before meeting SR 58, a highway that continues east to Bakersfield, near the town of Buttonwillow. I-5 then interchanges with SR 46 before entering Kings County.[19] In Kings County, I-5 intersects SR 41 before briefly entering the city limits of Avenal, where it intersects SR 269.[20] In Fresno County, I-5 intersects SR 198 and SR 145 before running concurrently with SR 33 for several miles. I-5 then crosses into Merced County, intersecting SR 165, SR 152 near the San Luis Reservoir (providing a major connection to the Monterey Peninsula and the Silicon Valley), SR 33, and SR 140 at the Stanislaus county line.[21]

I-5 in the Central Valley between Tracy and Patterson

In San Joaquin County, Interstate 580 splits off from I-5 south of Tracy, providing a spur-route connection to the San Francisco Bay Area. From here, I-5 intersects SR 132, a major route to Modesto and the mountains in the east, as well as the northern end of SR 33. After passing Tracy, I-5 intersects I-205, a connector route to I-580, before intersecting the SR 120 freeway near Manteca. After passing through Lathrop, I-5 heads due north through Stockton, interchanging with the SR 4 freeway that provides access to downtown Stockton. I-5 passes through the western portion of the Lodi city limits before intersecting SR 12 and entering Sacramento County.[21]

I-5 enters the city of Elk Grove while passing along the eastern edge of the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. It then crosses into the Sacramento city limits, soon paralleling the Sacramento River before intersecting the Capital City Freeway, which carries US 50 and Interstate 80 Business. SR 99 merges with I-5 at this point, and the two routes pass through the western half of downtown Sacramento. Following the bridge over the American River, I-5 and SR 99 intersect the major transcontinental route of I-80. Just as I-5 leaves Sacramento, SR 99 splits off and continues north while I-5 turns due west past Sacramento International Airport and crosses the Sacramento River into Yolo County. In Woodland, the SR 113 freeway merges with I-5 before exiting to the north.[22] The interstate heads northwest again toward Dunnigan, where it converges with Interstate 505.[21]

I-5 skirts north along the western edge of the Sacramento Valley, bypassing the larger cities of the region, including Yuba City, Oroville and Chico, before reaching Red Bluff. From Dunnigan, I-5 enters Colusa County, passing through the city of Williams and intersecting SR 20. In Glenn County, I-5 intersects SR 162 in Willows and SR 32 in Orland. I-5 then crosses into Tehama County, passing through Corning before entering Red Bluff and intersecting SR 36, which connects to the northern end of SR 99. I-5 crosses the Sacramento River twice before entering Shasta County.[21]

Cascade Region

I-5 southbound approaching Weed and Mount Shasta

I-5 then enters the Shasta Cascade region, intersecting SR 273 in Anderson before passing through Redding and intersecting SR 44 and SR 299. The freeway then continues through the city of Shasta Lake, intersecting SR 151, before crossing over Shasta Lake on a causeway and climbing up to near the foot of Mount Shasta. In Siskiyou County, I-5 passes through Dunsmuir before intersecting SR 89 near Lake Siskiyou and entering the city of Mount Shasta. North of here, US 97 intersects with I-5 in Weed, providing access to Klamath Falls, Oregon. The interstate then continues to Yreka, intersecting SR 3 and SR 96 before crossing the Klamath River and reaching the Oregon border and the Siskiyou Summit.[21]


Historical naming

The portion of this highway from Los Angeles to San Diego was also co-signed as U.S. Route 101 until late 1964. The portion of this highway from Woodland to Red Bluff roughly follows old US 99W.

In California, the former western branch of Interstate 5 (the northern end of the spur into the Bay Area) connecting Interstate 80 out of Vacaville to near Dunnigan, previously known as Interstate 5W, was renamed Interstate 505. Interstate 580 running between I-5 and I-80 was also once designated 5W; what is now I-5 (the stretch that runs through Sacramento) had been originally designated Interstate 5E.

The term "Golden State Highway" was the popular name for U.S. Route 99, stretching from Mexico to Canada through the length of California. Since the construction of I-5, it has taken over the term "Golden State Freeway" from 99 south of the latter's southern terminus in Kern County.

Los Angeles area

The Golden State Freeway was proposed by the California Highway Commission in 1953. The proposal drew strong criticism from East Los Angeles residents as it would dissect and eliminate large residential and commercial areas of Boyle Heights and Hollenbeck Heights.[23][24] The proposal also seemed to indicate a disregard for the ethnic Mexican American population of metropolitan Los Angeles. The "Boyle–Hollenbeck Anti–Golden State Freeway Committee" was formed for the purpose in blocking or rerouting the freeway. Then–Los Angeles City Council member Edward R. Roybal chaired that committee.[23] Despite this opposition, the construction of the freeway went ahead.

When this section was completed in 1956, the newspaper The Eastside Sun wrote the freeway led to the "eradication, obliteration, razing, moving, ripping asunder, demolishing of Eastside homes."[23][24]

The freeway between Orange County and Los Angeles was originally designed to have three lanes on each side. Due to high demand of cars, the freeway started undergoing major extensions and widening in the early 1990s in Orange County. Work from SR 91 north through the Los Angeles–Orange County line was completed in 2010. The improvements between the county line and the East Los Angeles Interchange are scheduled to be complete by 2025.

Newhall Pass

The original route went through the towns of Saugus and Newhall, and then crossed Newhall Pass (current route of SR 14, the Antelope Valley Freeway). In 1862, Beale Cut was made in the construction of a toll wagon road. The 15' wide, 60' deep (4.6 m × 18.3 m) "slot" was dug with picks and shovels. That road would become part of the Midway Route. At the turn of the century, it was the most direct automobile route between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley via the Mojave Desert and Tehachapi Pass.[25]

In 1910, Beale Cut was bypassed by the Newhall Tunnel. Constructed by Los Angeles County, it was too narrow for two trucks to pass each other inside. As a result, in 1939, the tunnel was completely removed (or "daylighted") when the road was widened to four lanes. Additionally, by 1930, a bypass road was constructed to avoid Newhall Pass via Weldon and Gavin canyons, which is the current route of I-5.[25]

Both routes were eventually built as freeways. The Gavin Canyon route became I-5, and the main north-south route via the Ridge Route. The Newhall Pass route became SR 14, which is the main route between Los Angeles and the growing high desert communities of the Antelope Valley. It is also still a part of the important Midway Route, which is the primary alternate route when I-5 is closed (via SR 58 and SR 14).

In the evening of October 12, 2007, two trucks collided in the southbound tunnel that takes the truck bypass roadway under the main lanes near the Newhall Pass interchange. Fifteen trucks caught fire, killing three people and injuring ten.[26][27]

Ridge Route

View of the Grapevine loops looking north toward the San Joaquin Valley c. 1920, before the Ridge Route Alternate was built off to the left
A section of the 1915 Ridge Route in Lebec, abandoned when US 99 (later upgraded to I-5) was constructed over the Tejon Pass in order to make the travel straighter and safer

The Ridge Route refers to the section of highway between Castaic and Grapevine, through the Tejon Pass. The highway had its origins in the early 1910s, when a route was needed to connect Los Angeles to the Central Valley. Some believed that the only option was the route through Mojave and the Tehachapi Mountains, but a new route was discovered through the Tejon Pass. This route became known as the Ridge Route and saw almost constant planning, construction, and improvement from 1914 to 1970.[25]

The first road was completed in 1915. It was a slow, winding, two-lane road through the mountains with a speed limit of 15 mph in some places. However, the need for improvements was realized soon after it was completed. The road was paved after World War I, and several blind turns were opened up ("daylighted"). Even with these improvements in the 1920s, it became clear that a new route was needed to keep up with increasing demand.[25]

In 1927, plans were drawn up for a "Ridge Route Alternate", named as it was planned as an addition to the existing Ridge Route and not as a replacement. It opened in 1933 as a three-lane highway through the mountains. The middle or "suicide lane" was used as an overtaking lane for cars in both directions. This route was a great improvement, faster and 9.7 miles (15.6 km) shorter than the old Ridge Route,[25] but was not enough to satisfy demand, and a conversion to a four-lane expressway was needed. The outbreak of World War II delayed this until 1948 and the fourth lane was completed in 1952. However, just three years later, plans were begun for converting the four-lane expressway to a six-lane freeway.[25]

The last major alteration to the Ridge Route began in the early 1960s. By then, the plan for a six-lane freeway had expanded to eight lanes. This construction project made the most changes to the route. Many of the curves that followed the mountainside were cut through. To climb the mountain on the south side of Castaic more easily, traffic lanes were reversed (southbound lanes to the east and northbound lanes to the west). To prevent head-on collisions, the two ends of the route were separated on two different mountainsides, and the section through Piru Canyon was moved to an entirely new alignment to make room for Pyramid Lake. The project was completed by 1970 and brought the Ridge Route to its current alignment.[25]

San Joaquin Valley

When the Interstate Highway System was created in 1956, there was discussion about which way to route the interstate through the San Joaquin Valley (Central Valley). Two proposals were considered. One was to convert the Golden State Highway (U.S. Route 99, later CA Route 99) into a freeway. The other was to use the proposed West Side Freeway (current Interstate 5). The Golden State Highway route would serve many farming communities across the San Joaquin Valley, but the West Side Freeway proposal would bypass all the Central Valley communities and thus provide a faster and more direct north-south route through the state and so was eventually chosen.[28]

Construction began in the early 1960s. There were just three phases for the 321 miles (517 km). The first phase, completed in 1967, ran from the San Joaquin County line to Los Banos. The second phase, completed in 1972, extended the freeway south to Wheeler Ridge and connected it to SR 99. The freeway then started to see traffic, as in Stockton there were only 4 miles (6.4 km) between the West Side Freeway and the Golden State Highway. The third phase, completed in 1979, extended the freeway to Sacramento and connected it to the northern I-5.[29]

When the second phase of the freeway opened in 1972, it was a long and lonely route with no businesses alongside. Services were not easily available as the nearest towns were miles away and generally out of sight. It was common for cars to run out of fuel.[30] Over time the West Side Freeway (I-5) saw the development of businesses serving the needs of travelers. For years, there has still been interest in designating the Golden State Highway route as its own interstate, Interstate 9.[31]

The median on I-5 between Wheeler Ridge and Tracy is wide enough to accommodate widening the West Side Freeway to six or eight lanes, should the need arise.

I-5W and the San Francisco Bay Area

Interstate 5W
Location TracyDunnigan
Existed ?–1977

Interstate 5's more direct Los Angeles-to-Sacramento route bypasses San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area. Original plans also called for a loop Interstate with a directional suffix, I-5W.[28] This route now roughly corresponds to I-580 from I-5 south of Tracy to Oakland, I-80 from Oakland to Vacaville, and I-505 from Vacaville to I-5 near Dunnigan. I-5W and most of the other Interstates around the country with directional suffixes were eventually renumbered or eliminated, except I-35E and I-35W in Texas and Minnesota. Nevertheless, San Francisco is still listed as a control city on northbound I-5 between SR 99 and I-580.

Sacramento area

Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento closely follows the Sacramento River. This has resulted in complex engineering work to keep the section dry due to it being located below the water table. Locally, Caltrans refers to this part of the freeway as the "Boat Section".[32] Due to record levels of rainfall in 1980 the Boat Section was flooded with 15 ft (4.6 m) of water. Caltrans began constructing this section during the 1960s and 1970s. The freeway was engineered below grade so it would be out of the view of offices and shops in Downtown Sacramento. To achieve this, the site was excavated and the seeping water was pumped from the area. An intricate drainage system, water pump and retaining wall are used to protect the freeway from the Sacramento River. However, the system slowly clogged up over the years with sand and silt buildup [33] Major repair work of the Boat Section began on May 30, 2008.[32] The construction was to take 40 days to complete, requiring complete northbound and southbound closures on an alternating schedule.

Exit list

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see the list of postmile definitions).[2] Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.

County Location Postmile
Destinations Notes
San Diego
SD R0.09-R72.37
San Ysidro R0.09 San Ysidro Port of Entry South end of the Montgomery Freeway;[12] continues beyond the Mexican border as Fed. 1
R0.31 1A Camino de la Plaza Northbound exit via the border inspection station's SENTRI and Ready lanes
R0.88 I-805 north Northbound exit and southbound entrance; south end of I-805
R1.20 1B Via de San Ysidro No southbound entrance
2.31 2 San Ysidro Boulevard / Dairy Mart Road
3.10 3 SR 905 east / Tocayo Avenue Future I-905; exits 1A-B on SR 905
4.04 4 Coronado Avenue
4.63 5A SR 75 north (Palm Avenue) – Imperial Beach South end of SR 75
Chula Vista 5.40 5B Main Street
6.06 6 Palomar Street
6.81 7A L Street
7.30 7B J Street / Marina Parkway
7.81 8A H Street
8.56 8B E Street (CR S17)
National City 9.40 9 SR 54 east Exits 1A-B on SR 54
R10.04 10 Mile of Cars Way (24th Street) / Bay Marina Drive
R10.75 11A Harbor Drive / Civic Center Drive
R11.13 11B Plaza Boulevard / 8th Street – Downtown National City
San Diego R11.66 12 Division Street / Main Street / National City Boulevard
R12.65 13A SR 15 north (Escondido Freeway) – Riverside Future I-15; exits 1B-C on SR 15
R13.39 13B 28th Street / National Avenue – San Diego
R14.08 14A SR 75 south (San Diego-Coronado Bridge) – Coronado Exit 13 on SR 75
R14.12 14B Cesar E. Chavez Parkway Formerly Crosby Street
R14.50 15A Imperial Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R14.74 To SR 94 east (M. L. King Jr. Freeway) / J Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R15.04 15B SR 94 east (M. L. King Jr. Freeway) Northbound exit is via exit 15A; end Montgomery Freeway and begin San Diego Freeway;[12] exit 1A on SR 94
R15.32 15C B Street – Civic Center Signed as exit 15B northbound
R15.41 Pershing Drive Signed as exit 15B northbound
R16.07 16A SR 163 north / Tenth Avenue – Escondido Signed as exit 16 southbound; exit 1B on SR 163; former US 395
R16.31 16B 6th Avenue – Downtown San Diego Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R16.59 17 Front Street – Civic Center / 2nd Avenue No northbound exit
R16.91 Hawthorn Street – San Diego Airport No southbound exit
R17.25 17B Sassafras Street Signed as exit 18A southbound
R17.53 18A Pacific Highway Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 101
R18.28 18B Washington Street Former US 80 east
R19.03 19 Old Town Avenue Serves Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
R19.98 20 South Rosecrans Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 209 south
R20.06 I-8 – Beaches, El Centro No southbound exit to I-8 west; exit 2 on I-8
R20.82 21 Sea World Drive, Tecolote Road
R22.26 22 Clairemont Drive, East Mission Bay Drive
R22.87 23A Grand Avenue, Garnet Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R23.48 23B Balboa Avenue east Southbound exit is via exit 23; former SR 274
R23.93 23 Balboa Avenue, Garnet Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R25.95 26A La Jolla Parkway west Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R25.95 26B SR 52 east Signed as exit 26 southbound; SR 52 west exit 1A
R26.79 27 Gilman Drive, La Jolla Colony Drive
R28.16 28A Nobel Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R28.43 28B La Jolla Village Drive Signed as exit 28 southbound
R29.46 29 Genesee Avenue (CR S21)
R30.43 30 Sorrento Valley Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R30.68 31 I-805 south Southbound left exit and northbound left entrance; north end of I-805
R31.80 32 Carmel Mountain Road Access via local bypass
R32.90 33A SR 56 east Northbound exit and southbound entrance via local bypass; southbound exit via exit 33; exits 1A-B on SR 56
R32.90 33B Carmel Valley Road Signed as exit 33 southbound
R34.13 34 Del Mar Heights Road
R36.27 36 Via de la Valle (CR S6)
Solana Beach R37.38 37 Lomas Santa Fe Drive (CR S8) – Solana Beach
Encinitas R38.62 39 Manchester Avenue
R39.83 40 Birmingham Drive
R40.60 41 Santa Fe Drive – Encinitas
R41.51 42 Encinitas Boulevard (CR S9) – Encinitas
R42.71 43 Leucadia Boulevard
EncinitasCarlsbad line R44.07 44 La Costa Avenue
Carlsbad R45.57 45 Poinsettia Lane, Aviara Parkway
R47.03 47 Palomar Airport Road (CR S12)
R47.98 48 Cannon Road
R49.28 49 Tamarack Avenue
R50.11 50 Carlsbad Village Drive – Downtown Carlsbad
R50.68 51A Las Flores Drive
Oceanside R51.20 51B SR 78 east (Ronald Packard Freeway) / Vista Way – Escondido, Oceanside Signed as exits 51B (SR 78) and 51C (Vista Way) northbound; SR 78 exits 1A-B
R51.47 51C Cassidy Street No northbound exit
R52.30 52 Oceanside Boulevard
R53.21 53 Mission Avenue (SR 76 Bus.) – Downtown Oceanside Serves Mission San Luis Rey
R53.93 54A SR 76 east / Coast Highway Signed as exits 54A (SR 76) and 54B (Coast Highway) southbound
R54.39 54B Oceanside Harbor Drive (CR S21) – Camp Pendleton Signed as exits 54B (Camp Pendleton) and 54C (Oceanside Harbor Drive) northbound
Aliso Creek Rest Area
R62.08 62 Las Pulgas Road
R71.38 71 Basilone Road – San Onofre
R72.28 72 Cristianitos Road
Orange San Clemente 1.00 73 Avenida Magdalena / Avenida Calafia
1.63 74 El Camino Real Former US 101
2.31 75 Avenida Presidio – San Clemente No southbound exit
2.66 Avenida Palizada – San Clemente Southbound exit and northbound entrance
3.39 76 Avenida Pico
4.08 77 Avenida Vista Hermosa
San ClementeDana Point line 5.80 78 Camino de Estrella
Dana Point 6.78 79 SR 1 north (Pacific Coast Highway) / Camino Las Ramblas – Beach Cities Pacific Coast Highway was former US 101 Alt. north
San Juan Capistrano 8.80 81 Camino Capistrano
9.60 82 SR 74 east (Ortega Highway) – San Juan Capistrano
10.91 83 Junipero Serra Road
Mission Viejo 12.49 85A
SR 73 north (San Joaquin Hills Toll Road) – Long Beach
Northbound exit and southbound entrance
12.94 85B Avery Parkway Signed as exit 85 southbound
13.78 86 Crown Valley Parkway
15.22 88 Oso Parkway
Laguna Hills 16.53 89 La Paz Road
17.47 90 Alicia Parkway
18.69 91 El Toro Road (CR S18)
19.89 92 Lake Forest Drive Signed as exit 92A northbound
Irvine 20.84 Bake Parkway Signed as exit 92B northbound
I-405 north HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance
21.30 94A I-405 north (San Diego Freeway north) to SR 133 south – Long Beach Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 7; end San Diego Freeway and begin Santa Ana Freeway[12]
22.21 94B Alton Parkway Signed as exit 94 southbound
22.80 Barranca Parkway HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance
23.12 95 SR 133 south / Barranca Parkway – Laguna Beach Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 133 north exit 10
R23.94 96 Sand Canyon Avenue Signed as exit 96A southbound
SR 133 north (Eastern Toll Road) – Riverside
signed as exit 95 northbound; SR 133 south exits 10A-B
R24.99 97 Jeffrey Road
R26.58 99 Culver Drive
IrvineTustin line 27.59 100 Jamboree Road
Tustin 28.25 101A Tustin Ranch Road
R29.09 101B Red Hill Avenue – Tustin
29.62 102 Newport Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
TustinSanta Ana line 30.26 103 SR 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway) – Riverside, Anaheim, Newport Beach Signed as exits 103A (north) and 103B (south) northbound; no southbound exit to SR 55 north; exits 10B-11A on SR 55
Santa Ana 30.90–
103C First Street, Fourth Street Signed as exit 104A southbound
SR 55 south HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Grand Avenue, Santa Ana Boulevard HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance
31.76 104 Grand Avenue, Santa Ana Boulevard Signed as exit 104B southbound
32.46 105A 17th Street
Main Street HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance; will be removed with freeway upgrades[37]
33.09 105B Main Street, Broadway – Santa Ana Main Street was SR 73 south; Broadway was former SR 51 north
Santa AnaOrange line 34.00 106 SR 22 (Garden Grove Freeway) – Long Beach, Orange Signed as exits 107A (east) and 107B (west) southbound; SR 22 east exits 14C–D, west exit 14B; no access northbound to eastbound SR 22
34.14 107A La Veta Avenue, Bristol Street Northbound exit is part of exit 106; serves Angel Stadium
34.27 SR 57 north (Orange Freeway) – Pomona Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 57 exit 1A
SR 57 north HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Orange 34.94 107B Chapman Avenue Southbound exit is via exit 107C; former SR 51 south
35.19 107C State College Boulevard, The City Drive State College Boulevard was former SR 250 north
Anaheim 35.92 Gene Autry Way, Disney Way HOV access only; Disney Way not signed southbound
36.26 109 Katella Avenue, Disney Way, Orangewood Avenue Signed as exit 109A southbound; Disney Way not signed southbound, Orangewood Avenue not signed northbound
36.61 109B Disney Way, Anaheim Boulevard Northbound exit is via exit 109; former SR 72
37.40 110A Harbor Boulevard Signed as exit 110 northbound
110B Disneyland Drive, Ball Road Northbound exit is via exit 110
Disneyland Drive HOV access only; southbound exit
38.92 111 Lincoln Avenue Former SR 214
39.51 112 Euclid Street
113 Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue Signed as exits 113A (Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue west) and 113B (La Palma Avenue east) northbound
AnaheimFullerton line 42.10 113C SR 91 west (Artesia Freeway) Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 91 east exit 24
SR 91 west HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Fullerton 41.50 114A To SR 91 east / Magnolia Avenue No northbound entrance; southbound exit signed as Magnolia Avenue only; signed as exit 114 northbound
FullertonBuena Park line 42.10 114B SR 91 east (Riverside Freeway) – Riverside Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 91 west exit 24
SR 91 east HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Buena Park Orangethorpe Avenue Northbound entrance only
43.13 115 Auto Center Drive Formerly Manchester Boulevard; northbound exit only; southbound entrance removed; former US 101 / SR 14
43.43 116 SR 39 (Beach Boulevard)
44.26 117 Knott Avenue, Artesia Boulevard Former SR 91
Los Angeles
LA 0.00-R88.61
La MiradaSanta Fe Springs line 1.21 118 Valley View Avenue – La Mirada
Santa Fe Springs Alondra Boulevard Closed April 18, 2017; westbound entrance only
Santa Fe SpringsNorwalk line 2.41 119 Carmenita Road
3.44 120 Rosecrans Avenue Formerly exit 120A northbound
Norwalk 3.64 120B Firestone Boulevard Closed; was northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 42
4.41 121 Norwalk Boulevard, Imperial Highway – Norwalk Former SR 35 (Norwalk Boulevard); former SR 90 (Imperial Highway)
122 Imperial Highway, Pioneer Boulevard Combined with exit 121 with freeway upgrades
Santa Fe SpringsDowney line 6.38 123 Florence Avenue
6.85 124 I-605 (San Gabriel River Freeway) I-605 exit 11
Downey 8.31 125 SR 19 (Lakewood Boulevard, Rosemead Boulevard)
8.95 126A Paramount Boulevard – Downey
MontebelloCommerce line 9.70 126B Slauson Avenue – Montebello No northbound entrance
10.88 128A Bandini Boulevard, Garfield Avenue
Commerce 11.55 128B Washington Boulevard – Commerce
12.80 129 Atlantic Boulevard, Eastern Avenue Northbound signed as "Atlantic Blvd. north" only; former SR 15;
12.92 130A To I-710 south (Long Beach Freeway) / Atlantic Boulevard south Northbound exit and entrance only
12.92 Triggs Street Southbound exit and entrance only
13.89 130B Eastern Avenue Northbound exit only
13.78 I-710 north (Long Beach Freeway) – Pasadena Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; I-710 south exit 18
13.78 I-710 south (Long Beach Freeway) – Long Beach Southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-710 north exit 18A
East Los Angeles 14.25 131A Olympic Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 26 / SR 245
14.80 131B Ditman Avenue, Indiana Street Signed as exit 131 northbound
Los Angeles 14.94 132 Indiana Street, Calzona Street
16.05 133 Grande Vista Avenue Northbound exit; southbound entrance via Concord Street
16.47 134A SR 60 east (Pomona Freeway) – Pomona Southbound left exit and northbound entrance; SR 60 exits 1A and 1E
16.59 134B Soto Street Signed as exit 134A southbound
16.88 US 101 north (Santa Ana Freeway north) – Los Angeles Northbound left exit and southbound entrance; southern end of Golden State Freeway; access to Los Angeles Civic Center; I-5 south transitions onto Santa Ana Freeway south[12]
16.90 134C Seventh Street No southbound exit; left exit northbound
16.90 134 I-10 west (Santa Monica Freeway) – Santa Monica Southern end of I-10 overlap; no exit number southbound; I-10 east exit 16B
17.56 135A Fourth Street Former SR 60[38]
18.06 135B Cesar Chavez Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
18.45 135C I-10 east (San Bernardino Freeway) – San Bernardino Northern end of I-10 overlap; signed as exit 135B southbound; I-10 exit 19B
Marengo Street Northbound entrance only
18.78 135C Mission Road No northbound exit
19.20 136A Main Street Signed as exit 136 southbound; no entrance ramps
19.73 136B Broadway Southbound exit is part of exit 137A
20.44 137A SR 110 north (Arroyo Seco Parkway) – Pasadena Signed as exit 137B northbound; SR 110 south exit 26B
20.44 137A-B Figueroa Street Northbound exit is part of exit 137A, southbound is part of exit 137B; direct entrance ramp to I-5 southbound; former SR 159 / SR 163 north
20.44 137B SR 110 south (Arroyo Seco Parkway) – Los Angeles Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 110 north exit 26A
21.94 138 Stadium Way
22.55 139 SR 2 (Glendale Freeway) – Glendale, Echo Park Signed as exits 139A (north) and 139B (south) northbound; SR 2 east exit 13, west exit 13A
22.97 140A Fletcher Drive Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 2
23.66 140B Glendale Boulevard Signed as exit 140 northbound
24.33 141A Los Feliz Boulevard Signed as exit 141 southbound
24.60 141B Griffith Park Northbound exit and southbound entrance
25.78 142 Colorado Street – Glendale Northbound exit closed thru January 2019;[39] former SR 134 east / SR 163 south
144A SR 134 east (Ventura Freeway) – Glendale, Pasadena Signed as exit 144 southbound; SR 134 west exit 5; northbound exit also includes direct exit ramp to Zoo Drive, which serves the Los Angeles Zoo
27.08 144B SR 134 west (Ventura Freeway) – Ventura Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access is via exit 145A; SR 134 east exits 5A-B
Glendale 27.84 145A To SR 134 west / Western Avenue
Burbank 28.43 145B Alameda Avenue Former SR 134 west
29.16 146A Olive Avenue, Verdugo Avenue – Burbank
29.78 146B Burbank Boulevard
30.47 147A Scott Road – Burbank Former interchange with no southbound entrance; closed as part of the Empire Avenue interchange project
30.75 147B Lincoln Street Former northbound exit and southbound entrance; closed as part of the Empire Avenue interchange project
147 Empire Avenue, North San Fernando Boulevard Interchange under construction
31.23 148 Buena Vista Street
Sun Valley 32.35 149 Hollywood Way Temporary southern end of HOV lanes (currently being extended to exit 144B/SR 134)
33.28 150A Glenoaks Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance
33.68 150B Sunland Boulevard – Sun Valley Signed as exit 150 southbound
34.28 151 Penrose Street No northbound entrance
152 Lankershim Boulevard, Tuxford Street Former SR 170
35.94 153A Sheldon Street
36.36 153B SR 170 south (Hollywood Freeway) – Hollywood Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 170 north exit 11B
SR 170 south HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance
36.86 153B Branford Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Arleta 37.41 154 Osborne Street – Arleta
37.96 155A Terra Bella Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
38.50 155B Van Nuys Boulevard – Pacoima Northbound exit and southbound entrance
39.05 156A Paxton Street Signed as exit 156B northbound
39.36 156B SR 118 (Ronald Reagan Freeway) Signed as exit 156A northbound; southbound exit to SR 118 west is via exit 156A; SR 118 exit 44A
Mission Hills 39.98 157A Brand Boulevard – San Fernando Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 118
40.24 157B San Fernando Mission Boulevard – San Fernando Signed as exit 157 southbound; former US 6 south / US 99 south
41.60 158 I-405 south (San Diego Freeway) – Santa Monica Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 7 south
Sylmar 42.65 159 Roxford Street – Sylmar Signed as exits 159A (east) and 159B (west) northbound
R44.01 161A I-210 east (Foothill Freeway) – Pasadena Signed as exit 161 northbound; I-210 exits 1A-B
R44.43 I-5 north (Truck Route) to SR 14 north Northbound exit and southbound entrance
SR 14 north HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance
R44.87 161B Balboa Boulevard, San Fernando Road Southbound exit only; northbound entrance is via Sierra Highway
R45.58 162 SR 14 north (Antelope Valley Freeway) – Palmdale, Lancaster Northern end of HOV lanes on I-5; SR 14 exits 1A-B; southbound entrance includes direct exit ramp to exit 161B
R46.35 I-5 south (Truck Route) to SR 14 north / Sierra Highway Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Santa Clarita R49.03 166 Calgrove Boulevard
R50.33 167 Lyons Avenue, Pico Canyon Road
R51.44 168 McBean Parkway – Stevenson Ranch
R52.47 169 Valencia Boulevard – Valencia
R53.57 170 Magic Mountain Parkway Former SR 126 east
R54.17 171 Rye Canyon Road Southbound exit and entrance
R55.48 172 SR 126 west / Newhall Ranch Road
Castaic R56.60 173 Hasley Canyon Road
R59.01 176A Parker Road – Castaic Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R59.49 176B Lake Hughes Road – Castaic Lake Park, Castaic Signed as exit 176 southbound
R65.97 183 Templin Highway
R74.45 191 Vista del Lago Road
R77.96 195 Smokey Bear Road
R81.49 198A SR 138 east – Lancaster, Palmdale Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R81.76 198B Quail Lake Road Signed as exit 198 southbound
R82.10 199 SR 138 east – Lancaster, Palmdale Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Gorman R85.80 202 Gorman
R88.57 205 Frazier Mountain Park Road
KER R0.00-R15.86
Lebec 0.70 Tejon Pass Rest Area
1.61 207 Lebec
Fort Tejon 5.02 210 Fort Tejon
Grapevine 10.15 215 Grapevine
Wheeler Ridge 13.52 219 Laval Road Signed as exits 219A (east) and 219B (west)
R15.86 221 SR 99 north (Golden State Highway[12]) – Bakersfield, Fresno Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; former US 99 north; southern end of West Side Freeway[12]
19.61 225 SR 166 (Maricopa Highway) – Mettler, Maricopa, Taft
22.88 228 Copus Road
29.07 234 Old River Road
33.49 239 SR 223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard) – Arvin
38.79 244 SR 119 (Taft Highway) – Pumpkin Center, Lamont Former US 399
41.19 246 SR 43 (Enos Lane) – Shafter, Wasco, Taft, Maricopa
47.55 253 Stockdale Highway
Buttonwillow 52.15 257 SR 58 – Buttonwillow, McKittrick, Bakersfield
54.11 Buttonwillow Rest Area
56.64 262 7th Standard Road, Rowlee Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
58.01 263 Buttonwillow, McKittrick Southbound exit and northbound entrance
62.61 268 Lerdo Highway – Shafter
Lost Hills 73.02 278 SR 46 – Lost Hills, Paso Robles, Wasco Former US 466
82.35 288 Twisselman Road
KIN 0.00-26.72
12.36 305 Utica Avenue
Kettleman City 16.60 309 SR 41 (E.G. Lewis Highway) – Kettleman City, Fresno, Paso Robles
FRE 0.00-66.16
0.23 319 SR 269 (Lassen Avenue) – Avenal
1.43 Avenal-Coalinga Rest Area
5.50 325 To SR 198 west / Jayne Avenue – King City, Coalinga
14.87 334 SR 198 – Lemoore, Hanford
17.96 337 SR 33 south – Coalinga Southbound signage; southern end of SR 33 overlap
17.96 SR 145 north – Kerman Northbound signage; southern terminus of SR 145
29.96 349 SR 33 north (Derrick Avenue) – Mendota Northern end of SR 33 overlap
38.36 357 Kamm Avenue
45.80 365 Manning Avenue
48.99 368 Panoche Road
52.75 372 Russell Avenue
60.08 379 Shields Avenue (CR J1) – Mendota
65.78 385 Nees Avenue – Firebaugh
MER 0.00-32.48
0.65 John Chuck Erreca Rest Area
6.28 391 SR 165 (Mercey Springs Road) – Los Banos
17.58 403 SR 33 / SR 152 – Los Banos, Fresno, Hollister, Gilroy, San Jose, Monterey Signed as exits 403A (south/east) and 403B (north/west)
Santa Nella 21.84 407 SR 33 – Santa Nella, Gustine, Gilroy
32.39 418 SR 140 east – Gustine, Merced
STA 0.00-28.06
5.51 423 Stuhr Road (CR J18) – Newman
10.72 428 Fink Road – Crows Landing
Patterson 15.86 434 Diablo Grande Parkway, Sperry Avenue (CR J17) - Patterson
22.99 441 Howard Road (CR J16) – Westley
27.20 Westley Rest Area
San Joaquin
SJ 0.00-49.82
0.68 446 I-580 west – Tracy, San Francisco Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance
3.44 449 SR 132 – Modesto, San Francisco Signed as exits 449A (east) and 449B (west)
6.47 452 SR 33 south (Ahern Road) – Tracy, Vernalis Ahern Road north of I-5 was former SR 33 north
11.06 457 Kasson Road (CR J4)
R11.80 458A Tracy (I-205 Bus. west) Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 50 west
R12.62 458B I-205 west (Robert T. Monagan Freeway) to I-580 – San Francisco Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Lathrop R13.87 460 Mossdale Road, Manthey Road
R14.83 461 SR 120 east – Manteca, Sonora SR 120 exits 1A-B
R16.47 462 Louise Avenue
R17.52 463 Lathrop Road
R19.58 465 Roth Road – Sharpe Depot
French Camp R20.95 467A El Dorado Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 50 east
R21.44 467B Mathews Road Signed as exit 467 southbound
Stockton R22.51 468 French Camp Road (CR J9), Arch Airport Road
R23.66 469 Downing Avenue, Carolyn Weston Boulevard
24.64 470 Eighth Street
25.34 471 SR 4 west (Charter Way / SR 4 Bus. east) Southern end of SR 4 overlap; former SR 4 east
26.19 472 SR 4 east to SR 99 / Navy Drive – Downtown Stockton Northern end of SR 4 overlap; serves the Port of Stockton; SR 4 exits 65A-B
26.99 473 Pershing Avenue, Oak Street, Fremont Street
27.91 474A Monte Diablo Avenue
28.53 474B Country Club Boulevard, Alpine Avenue
29.99 476 March Lane
31.45 477 Benjamin Holt Drive
32.66 478 Hammer Lane
35.30 481 Eight Mile Road
39.57 485 SR 12 – Lodi, Fairfield
41.66 487 Turner Road
44.71 490 Peltier Road (CR J12)
47.60 493 Thornton, Walnut Grove (CR J11)
SAC 0.02-34.65
2.13 498 Twin Cities Road (CR E13)
8.49 504 Hood Franklin Road
Elk Grove 10.83 506 Elk Grove Boulevard (CR E12)
12.04 508 Laguna Boulevard
Sacramento 14.90 510 Cosumnes River Boulevard
16.15 512 To SR 160 south / Pocket Road, Meadowview Road – Freeport
17.19 513 Florin Road
18.65 514 43rd Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
19.30 515 Fruitridge Road, Seamas Avenue
20.53 516 Sutterville Road
22.57 518 US 50 (I-305) to SR 99 south – San Francisco, Fresno, South Lake Tahoe Former I-80; US 50 exit 4A; provides direct exit ramps to X Street, Broadway
23.18 519A Q Street Entrances are via P Street
23.80 519B J Street – Downtown Sacramento Entrances are via I Street
24.65 520 Richards Boulevard
25.34 521A Garden Highway Signed as exit 521 southbound
25.97 521B West El Camino Avenue Northbound exit and southbound entrance
26.72 522 I-80 – San Francisco, Reno Former I-880; I-80 exit 86
28.04 524 Arena Boulevard Serves Sleep Train Arena
29.02 525A Del Paso Road Serves Sleep Train Arena
29.91 525B SR 99 north to SR 70 – Yuba City, Marysville SR 99 exit 306
32.73 528 Sacramento International Airport
33.72 Elkhorn Rest Area (southbound only)
YOL 0.00-R28.92
0.52 531 Road 22 Former SR 16
Yolo Bypass 0.84
Woodland 5.53 536 Road 102 (CR E8)
R6.51 537 To SR 113 south / Main Street (I-5 Bus. north) – Woodland Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 16
R7.09 537 SR 113 south – Davis Southern end of SR 113 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
R8.26 538 SR 113 north (East Street) – Yuba City Northern end of SR 113 overlap
R9.41 540 West Street
R10.81 541 SR 16 west (I-5 Bus. south) – Esparto
R12.34 542 Yolo (Road 17)
R17.62 548 Zamora (Road 13, CR E10)
R22.61 553 I-505 south – Winters, San Francisco Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R23.79 554 Road 8
R25.57 556 Dunnigan (Road 6, CR E4)
R26.33 Dunnigan Rest Area
county line
R28.92 559 County Line Road
COL R0.00-R34.37
Arbuckle R6.79–
566 Arbuckle, College City (I-5 Bus. north) No northbound entrance
R7.70 567 Frontage Road (I-5 Bus. south) – Arbuckle
R10.31 569 Hahn Road
Williams R15.91 575 Husted Road (I-5 Bus. north)
R17.98 577 Williams (SR 20 Bus.)
R18.72 578 SR 20 – Clear Lake, Colusa
R26.30 Maxwell Rest Area
R26.73 586 Maxwell Road
R29.25 588 Maxwell (I-5 Bus. south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R31.84 591 Delevan Road
GLE R0.00-R28.82
R1.52 595 Road 68 – Princeton
Willows R7.61 601 Road 57 (I-5 Bus. north)
R9.87 603 SR 162 – Willows, Oroville
R13.90 607 Road 39 – Bayliss
R14.52 Willows Rest Area
R16.80 610 Artois (Road 33)
R20.82 614 Road 27
Orland R24.82 618 South Street, Road 16
R25.53 619 SR 32 – Orland, Chico
R27.81 621 Road 7 (I-5 Bus. south)
TEH R0.00-42.12
R5.77 628 Liberal Avenue, Road 99W
Corning R7.49 630 South Avenue
R8.98 631 Corning Road, Solano Street (CR A9) – Corning
R10.50 Lt. John C. Helmick Rest Area
R10.97 633 Finnell Avenue – Richfield
R13.97 636 Gyle Road (CR A11) – Tehama, Los Molinos
R19.78 642 Flores Avenue – Proberta, Gerber
Red Bluff R24.87 647A South Main Street (I-5 Bus. north / CR A8) Signed as exit 647 northbound
R24.94 647B Diamond Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R26.53 649 SR 36 (Antelope Boulevard) to SR 99 south – Chico, Central Red Bluff
R27.47 650 Adobe Road
R28.38 651 Red Bluff (I-5 Bus. south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance; connects to SR 36 west; northern end of West Side Freeway[12]
31.04 652 Wilcox Golf Road
32.24 653 Jellys Ferry Road
34.92 Herbert S. Miles Rest Area
36.37 657 Auction Yard Road, Hooker Creek Road
38.72 659 Sunset Hills Drive, Auction Yard Road
41.53 662 Bowman Road (CR A5, CR A17) – Cottonwood
SHA 0.00-67.02
Cottonwood 0.91 664 Gas Point Road
1.91 665 Cottonwood Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Anderson R3.83 667A SR 273 north Northbound exit and southbound entrance
R4.29 667B Deschutes Road, Factory Outlets Drive Signed as exit 667 southbound; no southbound entrance, drivers instead must use SR 273 south
668 Central Anderson, Lassen National Park (North Street)
R6.74 670 Riverside Avenue
R9.77 673 Knighton Road – Redding Airport
Redding R12.15 675 Bechelli Lane, South Bonnyview Road, Churn Creek Road
R14.46 677 Cypress Avenue
R15.45 678 SR 44 – Eureka, Lassen National Park Signed as exits 678A (east) and 678B (west) southbound; SR 44 exits 2A-B; provides exit ramps to Hilltop Drive
R17.32 680 SR 299 (Lake Boulevard)
R18.07 681A Twin View Boulevard Signed as exit 681 northbound
R18.48 681B SR 273 south (Market Street) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R19.40 682 Oasis Road
Shasta Lake R21.00 684 Pine Grove Avenue
R22.14 685 SR 151 (Shasta Dam Boulevard)
R24.08 687 Wonderland Boulevard – Mountain Gate
R26.04 689 Fawndale Road, Wonderland Boulevard
R27.63 690 Bridge Bay Road
R28.14 Pit River Bridge over Shasta Lake
R29.32 692 Turntable Bay Road
R30.23 693 Packers Bay Road Southbound exit and entrance
R31.03 O'Brien Rest Area (northbound only)
R32.16 695 Shasta Caverns Road – O'Brien
R36.83 698 Gilman Road, Salt Creek Road
R41.05 702 Lakeshore Drive, Antlers Road
R42.32 704 Riverview Drive – Lakehead
R43.34 Lakehead Rest Area (southbound only)
R45.95 707 Vollmers, Delta (Delta School Road)
R49.15 710 Slate Creek Road – La Moine
R50.81 712 Pollard Flat
52.90 714 Gibson Road
57.41 718 Sims Road
59.35 720 Flume Creek Road
60.51 721 Conant Road
61.75 723 Sweetbrier Avenue
63.58 724 Castella
65.41 726 Soda Creek Road
66.00 727 Crag View Drive Northbound exit only
66.84 728 Railroad Park Road, Crag View Drive
SIS 0.00-R69.29
0.69 729 Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 Bus. north)
Dunsmuir 2.51 730 Central Dunsmuir (I-5 Bus.)
3.84 732 Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 Bus. south) / Siskiyou Avenue
5.90 734 Mott Road
R8.49 736 SR 89 – McCloud, Lassen National Park
R8.79 737 South Mount Shasta Boulevard (I-5 Bus. north) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Mount Shasta R10.49 738 Central Mount Shasta (CR A10)
R12.06 740 Mount Shasta City (I-5 Bus. south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
R13.18 741 Abrams Lake Road
R15.34 743 Summit Drive, Truck Village Drive
Weed R17.44 745 South Weed Boulevard (I-5 Bus. north) – South Weed
R19.07 747 US 97 (I-5 Bus.) – Central Weed, Klamath Falls, College of Siskiyous
R19.86 748 North Weed Boulevard (I-5 Bus. south) – Weed, Klamath Falls
R23.00 751 Stewart Springs Road – Edgewood, Gazelle
R25.35 753 Weed Airport Road Serves Weed Airport, Weed Rest Area
R31.18 759 Louie Road
Grenada R38.21 766 Montague, Grenada, Gazelle (CR A12)
R42.51 770 Easy Street, Shamrock Road
Yreka R45.62 773 SR 3 (I-5 Bus. north) – Yreka, Fort Jones, Etna
R47.56 775 Central Yreka
R48.24 776 Yreka, Montague (SR 3 / I-5 Bus. south)
R58.33 786 SR 96 west (Klamath River Highway) – Willow Creek Serves Randolf Collier Rest Area
Hornbrook R61.55 789 Henley, Hornbrook (CR A28)
R62.92 790 Hornbrook Highway, Ditch Creek Road
R63.50 Agricultural Inspection Station (southbound only)
R65.52 793 Bailey Hill Road
R68.33 796 Hilt
R69.29 I-5 north – Medford, Portland Continuation into Oregon
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Truck route

Interstate 5 has its own truck route, complete with its own exits, travelling through the Newhall Pass Interchange in Sylmar. The route begins near the I-210 interchange and ends near Newhall Pass.

The entire route is in Los Angeles County. All exits are unnumbered.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Sylmar 0.00 0.00 I-5 south – Los Angeles South end of I-5 truck route
0.42 0.68 I-210 east (Foothill Freeway) – Pasadena Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1.57 2.53 Sierra Highway Southbound exit and northbound entrance
SR 14 north – Palmdale, Lancaster No northbound entrance
2.34 3.77 I-5 north – Sacramento North end of I-5 truck route
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


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