Interstate 205 or I -205 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of California. The highway is a short link between Interstate 580 and Interstate 5, about 90 kilometers east of San Francisco. The highway is important for traffic to and from northbound on I-5 toward San Jose. The highway is 21 kilometers long.
The highway begins as a branch of I-580 just west of Tracy, a rapidly growing city of 75,000. 2×3 lanes are available here. One passes through the north side of the town of Tracy. A little further, at the village of Banta, I-205 becomes Interstate 5 toward Stockton and Sacramento. There are no connections to the south, for this one could follow the I-580, or choose the local road network.
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I-205 runs on what used to be State Route 5, which was paved in 1909, and later paved with concrete by the state of California. The Lincoln Highway auto trail ran along this route in 1913, until the Carquinez Bridge opened in 1927, and that route was led northward, via Vallejo. In 1926, the road became part of US 48, which became US 50 in the early 1930s. On November 16, 1954, the western section as far as Tracy opened to traffic as a four-lane expressway. At the time, the entire route between the Bay Area and Stockton was at least four lanes, but not yet a full-fledged highway on all routes. In November 1957 the route along Tracy was included in the plan for Interstate Highways. Construction of the highway began in the late 1960s, and it opened to traffic along its entire length on December 21, 1970. In 1999, the western portion of the highway was widened to 2×3 lanes, and the eastern portion followed in 2009, giving the entire I-205 2×3 lanes.
California Interstate 238
14 → Oakland / Stockton15 Mission Boulevard
16-17 → Oakland / San Jose
Interstate 238 or I -238 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of California. The highway forms a very short east-west link in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area. I-238 is unique in that it is an auxiliary route of a non-existent Interstate, which should be I-38. The road has been given this number because it used to be State Route 238, and they preferred to keep the number. At 3 kilometers long, I-238 is one of the shortest Interstates in the United States.
The highway begins at the interchange with Interstate 580, which runs from Oakland toward Dublin. I-580 goes here via a TOTSO, as I-238 goes straight ahead when viewed from the east. The highway ends just down the road in San Leandro on Interstate 880, the Nimitz Freeway, which runs from Oakland to San Jose. A lot of traffic on I-238 is headed for Oakland here.
The highway was built in 1956, but did not have a number until 1964. The highway was thereafter numbered State Route 238. The highway was planned at the time to run southeast all the way to I-680 in Fremont, which is now State Route 238, parallel to I-880 (Nimitz Freeway). It wasn’t until 1983 that the highway was renumbered as I-238, simply converting the State Route number to an Interstate number, which is a violation of the numbering system. After all, there is no I-38, and if there were, it wouldn’t run in California, but rather in Arkansas or Mississippi.
Hayward ( I-580 )
San Lorenzo ( I-880 )
California Interstate 305
Interstate 305 is an unsigned Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of California. The track runs on Business Route 80 from Interstate 80 through the state capital Sacramento. The number is assigned by the AASHTO, but the number is not on the signage, nor is the number used internally by Caltrans. There is also uncertainty about the length. The FHWA first stated it was 8.5 miles before 1999, which marks the line between Interstate 80 and State Route 99.would mean, but after 1999 indicates that the route is 14 kilometers long, which would mean that I-305 would run up to State Route 160 north of downtown. I-305 also overlaps US 50, which begins on the west side of Sacramento at I-80, at the same point as I-305.
California Interstate 380
South San Francisco
5 → San Jose / San Francisco5C El Camino Real
6 → San Jose / San Francisco
7 South Airport Boulevard
Interstate 380 or I -380 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of California. The highway provides a very short connection between US 101 and I-280 in the San Bruno suburb, located in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area. The highway is 5 kilometers long.
The highway begins in San Bruno, a suburb of 40,000 people located south of San Francisco. The highway starts at I-280 and runs east through San Bruno and has 2×3 lanes. Almost immediately, the highway ends again at US 101, which runs parallel to I-280 from San Jose to San Francisco.
The original plans envisioned Interstate 380 between State Route 1 (Cabrillo Freeway) and US 101 (Bayshore Freeway), forming an east-west link south of San Francisco. This highway had to be about 12 kilometers long. Only the eastern section between I-280 and US 101 was eventually constructed. The highway was opened in two phases in 1971 and 1976.