U.S. Route 101
U. S. Route 101, or U. S. Highway 101 is a north–south United States Numbered Highway that runs through the states of California and Washington, on the West Coast of the United States, it is known as El Camino Real where its route along the southern and central California coast approximates the old trail which linked the Spanish missions and presidios. It merges at some points with California State Route 1. Though US 101 remains a major coastal north–south link along the Pacific coast north of San Francisco, it has been replaced in overall importance for transport through the West Coast states by Interstate 5, more modern in its physical design, goes through more major cities, has more direct routing due to easier geography over much of the route. US 101 is a major parallel route between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is an alternative to the Interstate for most of its length. In 1964, California truncated US 101's southern terminus in Los Angeles; the old road is known as County Route Historic Route 101 in northern San Diego County.
The nearly 1,550-mile-long highway's northern terminus is in Tumwater, Washington: the route remains along the Olympic Peninsula's coastal perimeter west and east. The southern terminus of US 101 is in Los Angeles at the East Los Angeles Interchange, the world's busiest freeway interchange. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials's numbering scheme for United States Numbered Highways, three-digit route numbers are subsidiaries of two-digit routes. However, the principal north–south routes were assigned numbers ending in 1. Rather than number the west coast highway US 91, lose four available north–south numbers which, under the numbering plan, are supposed to be west of US 91, or assign the primary west coast highway a "lesser" number, AASHTO made an exception to its two-digit rule. Thus, US 101 is treated as a primary, two-digit route with a "first digit" of 10, rather than a spur of US 1, located along the east coast, on the opposite side of the U.
S. Thus, US 101, not US 99, is the westernmost north-south route in the U. S. Highway System. US 101 is called the Oregon Coast Highway in Oregon, the Pacific Highway in parts of California, it is called "The 101" by Southern Californians or "101" by residents of Northern California and Washington. From north of San Francisco and continuing to Oregon it is signed as the Redwood Highway though not spoken of as such outside organizations responsible for tourism marketing. Urban portions of the route in Southern California are named the Santa Ana Freeway, Hollywood Freeway, Ventura Freeway at various points between East Los Angeles and Carpinteria, California. In 2008, the portion of US 101 that runs from the Conejo Grade to the Old Town district of Camarillo was dedicated as the Adolfo Camarillo Memorial Highway to honor the city's namesake and extends through the boundaries of the original Camarillo family ranch. In 2003, the portion of US 101 in Ventura County was named Screaming Eagles Highway in honor of the US Army 101st Airborne Division.
Urban portions of the route in the Bay Area are called the James Lick Freeway, Bayshore Freeway, Central Freeway. A portion of the route between Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill and SR 85 in San Jose is named the Sig Sanchez Freeway; the section of highway between SR-85 in Mountain View and Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto is known as the Frederick E. Terman Highway. Street routings in San Francisco are more referred to by their street names rather than the route number. Portions of the route between Southern California and the Bay Area are named El Camino Real or El Camino Real Freeway, but such names are used colloquially. In Northern California the section of US 101 between Sonoma and Marin counties is referred to as the Novato Narrows because of the reduction from six lanes to four. In Southern California, the highway is a traveled commuter route serving the Northwest portion of the Greater Los Angeles area; the route is the Santa Ana Freeway from East Los Angeles to Downtown Los Angeles. It becomes the Hollywood Freeway north of Downtown Los Angeles through the Cahuenga Pass, before turning west and becoming the Ventura Freeway.
Communities along the alignment include Hollywood and the southern edge of the San Fernando Valley, the cities of Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Atascadero. In Northern California, US 101 is the primary coastal route providing motorists access in and out of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as the primary commuter route between San Francisco and the North Bay, it is one of two major freeway routes connecting San Jose and Silicon Valley with San Francisco and the North Bay. It serves as a more urban alternative to the rural I-280, as US 101 runs through Peninsula cities closer to the Bay, while I-280 runs closer to the Santa Cruz Mountains and Skyline Boulevard. Through northern San Francisco, US 101 remains routed on congested city streets due to freeway revolts, leaving the city on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, it departs the immediate coast and continues through wine country and Redwood forests until it re-emerges coast-side at Eureka.
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