California State Route 109

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State Route 109 marker

State Route 109
University Avenue
SR 109 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 409
Maintained by Caltrans
Length1.870 mi (3.009 km)
Major junctions
South end US 101 in East Palo Alto
North end SR 84 in Menlo Park
CountiesSan Mateo
Highway system
SR 108I-110

State Route 109 (SR 109) is a short, unsigned state highway in the U.S. state of California. It forms part of University Avenue in San Mateo County between U.S. Route 101 in East Palo Alto and State Route 84 in Menlo Park just west of the Dumbarton Bridge. Although the route is unsigned, it may be noted on some online maps.

Route description[edit]

SR 109 begins at U.S. Route 101 in East Palo Alto. It continues north, paralleling the city border with Menlo Park before entering Menlo Park and crossing a railroad. SR 109 passes by salt evaporators before terminating at SR 84 just west of the Dumbarton Bridge.[1]


In April 1958, I-109 was proposed as a name for the route that is now Interstate 280. This proposal was rejected by AASHTO.[2] The California State Route 109 designation was first defined in 1963, running from Sunset Cliffs Boulevard to Interstate 5 in San Diego. In 1972, that route was deleted and was redefined in 1984 as a route in Palo Alto.

The segment in East Palo Alto between US 101 and Notre Dame Avenue remains in local control. Under Cal S&HC § 409 (b), the state will not take control over this section until Caltrans and the city determine that it is in an "acceptable state of repair".

Major intersections[edit]

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was when the route was established, 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 entire route is in San Mateo County.

East Palo AltoUniversity AveContinuation beyond US 101
US 101
East Palo AltoMenlo Park line1.10Notre Dame AvenueSouth end of state maintenance
Menlo Park1.87 SR 84 (Bayfront Expressway) – Dumbarton Bridge, FremontNorth end of SR 109
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bay Area Metro Street Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2008.
  2. ^ a b c California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  4. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

External links[edit]

Route map:

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