California State Route 94
|Defined by S&HC § 394|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length:||63.324 mi (101.910 km)|
|West end:||I-5 in San Diego|
|SR 188 near Tecate|
|East end:||I-8 near Boulevard|
State Route 94 (SR 94) in the U.S. state of California is the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway from Interstate 5 in Downtown San Diego to the end of the freeway portion past Route 125 in Spring Valley; the non-freeway segment of SR 94 is Campo Road.
SR 94 is an east–west running freeway that connects the communities of downtown San Diego (becoming the one-way F Street at freeway's westbound terminus at 17th Street; eastbound traffic enters the freeway from the one-way G Street), southeast San Diego, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Casa de Oro. The route turns into a highway at Via Mercado in Rancho San Diego. Route 94 continues through Rancho San Diego by keeping right at the Jamacha Road and Campo Road intersection. The remainder of the route connects the communities of Jamul, Dulzura, Tecate, Potrero, Campo, and Boulevard. The route ends at the east end by connecting to Interstate 8.
|This section requires expansion. (December 2008)|
Prior to the 1990s construction of additional sections of Route 125 to the south of Route 94 and to the north of Interstate 8, the section of Route 125 between Route 94 and Interstate 8 was signed as part of Route 94 (even though both the sections of the current Route 94 west and east of Route 125 were also signed as Route 94). Signage at the interchange of Interstate 8 and Route 125 was later modified to add the Route 125 designation and a "TO" referring to the Route 94 signage (still present), while signs on the freeway itself were changed to Route 125 north and south, as appropriate. The signage changes were made shortly before the opening of the portion of Route 125 immediately north of Interstate 8. One relic of this alignment is that the primary traffic lanes of eastbound Route 94 lead to northbound Route 125, while southbound lanes of Route 125 lead to westbound Route 94, requiring the use of interchange ramps to continue on the route and direction prior to this interchange.
The highway was designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway by the California state legislature in September 1989, after a 2-year struggle to find a suitable tribute to King in the San Diego area. The measure specified that the new signs must be paid for by private donations, and it was 10 years before all the signs were in place.
Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then. The entire route is in San Diego County.
|San Diego||1.42||I-5 south / F Street – Downtown San Diego, PETCO Park||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|1.42||1A||I-5 north (San Diego Freeway) – Los Angeles||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|1.85||1B||25th Street||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|2.21||1C||28th Street||Signed as exit 1 eastbound|
|2.68||1D||32nd Street, Broadway||No eastbound exit|
|SR 15 (Escondido Freeway)||Signed as exits 2A (south) and 2C (north) eastbound; westbound exit to SR 15 north is via exit 3|
|3.63||2B||Home Avenue||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|4.09||3||I-805 (Jacob Dekema Freeway)||Eastbound exit to I-805 north is via exit 2C|
|4.63||47th Street||Entrance ramps only|
|5.14||4A||Euclid Avenue||Signed as exit 4 westbound|
|5.79||4B||Kelton Road||Signed as exit 5 westbound|
|6.16||5||Federal Boulevard||Westbound exit is via a U-turn at exit 5|
|7.29||6A||College Grove Way||Westbound exit and entrance|
|Lemon Grove||7.76||6B||College Avenue, Broadway||Signed as exit 6 eastbound; no eastbound entrance|
|8.93||8||Lemon Grove Avenue|
|Lemon Grove–La Mesa line||T10.11||9||SR 125||Signed as exits 9A (south) and 9B (north)|
|La Mesa||R10.88||9C||Spring Street – La Mesa|
|Spring Valley||R11.08||10A||Bancroft Drive|
|R11.80||10B||Kenwood Drive – Casa de Oro|
|R12.75||11||Sweetwater Springs Boulevard – Casa de Oro|
|R13.33||12||Avocado Boulevard, Calavo Drive|
|East end of freeway|
|14.33||CR S17 (Jamacha Boulevard)|
|14.86||SR 54 east (Jamacha Road)|
|19.40||Indian Springs Drive, Lyons Valley Road – Lawson Valley, Lyons Valley|
|24.57||Otay Lakes Road – Otay Lakes, Chula Vista, National City|
|38.97||SR 188 south – Tecate, Ensenada|
|52.15||CR S1 (Buckman Springs Road)|
|64.23||Old Highway 80 – Live Oak Springs, San Diego||Former US 80 west|
|Boulevard||64.82||Old Highway 80, Jewel Valley Road – Jacumba, El Centro, Yuma||Old Highway 80 was former US 80 east|
|65.38||I-8 – El Centro, San Diego||Interchange|
|65.38||Ribbonwood Road||Continuation beyond I-8|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- January 1, 2006 California Log of Bridges on State Highways
- CA Codes (shc:250-257)
- CA Codes (shc:260-284)
- "Officially Designated State Scenic Highways and Historic Parkways". California Department of Transportation. December 7, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
- Acuna, Armando (November 21, 1989). "California 94 Renamed to Honor Martin Luther King". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "City Councilman Lewis dead at age 37". SignOnSanDiego. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
- Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
- California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006
- California Department of Transportation, California Numbered Exit Uniform System, SR-94 Eastbound and SR-94 Westbound, accessed February 2008
- California @ AARoads.com - State Route 94
- Caltrans: Route 94 highway conditions
- California Highways: SR 94