California State Route 103

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For the earlier highway signed as Route 103, see California State Route 103 (1964-1969).

State Route 103 marker

State Route 103
Terminal Island Freeway
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 403
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 1.60 mi[2] (2.57 km)
Existed: 1983 (from SR 47) [1] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 47 near Terminal Island
North end: SR 1 near Long Beach
Highway system
US 101 SR 104

State Route 103, part of the Terminal Island Freeway, is a short state highway in Los Angeles and Long Beach. It runs from a split with State Route 47 northeast to a cloverleaf interchange with State Route 1. Beyond SR 1, the freeway is owned by the city of Long Beach to its end at Willow Street. South of the end of SR 103, the Terminal Island Freeway runs south with SR 47 over the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge to its end at Ocean Boulevard on Terminal Island, at the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard. SR 47 turns west there to its end at Interstate 110.

The freeway does not directly connect to any other freeways. It is heavily used by trucks carrying cargo to and from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Because of its isolation from residential and business areas, and the industrial-looking neighborhood it runs through, the freeway is frequently used to film freeway scenes for major motion pictures. Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Mr. & Mrs. Smith were two movies to use it for location purposes.

Route description[edit]

This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System.[3]

The route begins at Interstate 710 in Long Beach, where it instantly begins an overlap with SR 47. It then begins as a freeway, whence it follows the Schuyler Heim Bridge over the Cerritos Channel, entering the city of Los Angeles midway through the bridge. It then leaves SR 47 and reenters Long Beach, where it meets its north end at SR 1.

History[edit]

Prior to 1969, Route 103 was what is now State Route 15 and Interstate 15 from Interstate 5 to State Route 163 in San Diego. (I-15 was U.S. Route 395, which used SR 163, until 1969.)

The entire Terminal Island Freeway was once part of State Route 47, and was to continue north to Interstate 10 near downtown Los Angeles. SR 47 was redefined in 1983 to split from the freeway north of the Schuyler Heim Bridge, and the part from SR 47 to Willow Street became SR 103. The part north of SR 1 was later removed from the legal definition, existing for a time as State Route 103U - U for unrelinquished - before it was traded on August 25, 2000, with the city of Long Beach for Interstate 710 from SR 1 south to Ocean Boulevard.[4]

Exit list[edit]

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).[5] Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Los Angeles County.

Location Postmile
[5][6][7]
Exit
[8]
Destinations Notes
Long Beach 3.50[N 1] Berth T136 Gate 2 Continuation beyond SR 47
3.50[N 1] To I‑710 north / SR 47 south – Downtown Long Beach, Piers B-J and T, San Pedro South end of SR 47 overlap; south end of SR 103
  South end of freeway
3.58[N 1] 4 New Dock Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Long Beach–Los Angeles line 3.88[N 1] Schuyler Heim Bridge over Cerritos Channel
Los Angeles 4.57[N 1]
0.00
Anaheim Street (SR 47 north) North end of SR 47 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
0.90 Anaheim Street No northbound exit
Long Beach 1.59 SR 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) – Long Beach
1.59 North end of state maintenance
  Willow Street – Carson, Long Beach At-grade intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b c d e Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 47 rather than SR 103.

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing