Interstate 15 in California
|Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 315|
|Length||295.37 mi[a] (475.35 km)|
|South end||I-5 / 32nd Street / Norman Scott Road in San Diego|
|North end||I-15 at Nevada state line in Primm, NV|
|Counties||San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino|
Route 15, consisting of the contiguous segments of State Route 15 (SR 15) and Interstate 15 (I-15), is a major north–south state highway and Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of California, connecting San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. The route consists of the southernmost 289.24 miles (465.49 km) of I-15, which extends north through Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Montana to the Canada–US border. It is a major thoroughfare for traffic between San Diego and the Inland Empire, as well as between Southern California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Intermountain West.
South of its junction at I-8 in San Diego, the highway becomes SR 15, extending 6.13 miles (9.87 km) to I-5, about 12 miles (19 km) from the Mexican border. This segment was initially signed as a state route instead of an Interstate, but it is being upgraded to Interstate standards so it would become part of I-15 in the future. Including this segment, the entire length of Route 15 is 295.37 miles (475.35 km) in California.
I-15 has portions designated as the Escondido Freeway, Avocado Highway, Temecula Valley Freeway, Corona Freeway, Ontario Freeway, Barstow Freeway, CHP Officer Larry L. Wetterling and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Lieutenant Alfred E. Stewart Memorial Highway, or Mojave Freeway.
I-15 and SR 15 are part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, and are part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration. I-15 from SR 76 to SR 91 and SR 58 to SR 127 is eligible to be included in the State Scenic Highway System, but it is not officially designated as a scenic highway by the California Department of Transportation.
San Diego County
SR 15 begins south of I-5 at 32nd Street near Harbor Drive. After this, SR 15 has an interchange with SR 94, which has been cited as not being up to Interstate standards. The route then meets I-805; however, one can only continue in the same direction that they were going at this interchange, since the overall shape of this interchange is an elongated "X." Between the Polk Avenue and Orange Avenue overpasses, the freeway goes under a city park that was built on top of the freeway during construction in 2001. Pedestrian bridges were also built at Monroe Avenue and Landis Street to reduce the effects of the freeway geographically dividing the community. Between I-805 and I-8, SR 15 follows the former alignment of 40th Street, which was its former routing as a city street. It continues seamlessly into the southern terminus of I-15 at I-8; on the northbound conversion to I-15 at I-8, there is no "End SR 15" sign.
There are various local names for the highway, such as the Escondido Freeway between San Diego and Escondido. I-15 between SR 163 and Pomerado Road/Miramar Road is known as the Semper Fi Highway in recognition of the nearby Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. I-15 between Scripps Poway Parkway and Camino Del Norte is known as the Tony Gwynn Memorial Freeway in recognition of Tony Gwynn, also known as Mr. Padre, who played for the San Diego Padres. North of the Escondido city limits, it is known as the Avocado Highway, whose designation ends upon entering Temecula. There are other local names as noted below.
Heading northward, I-15 currently begins at I-8, at the same place that its continuation, SR 15, begins its southward journey. I-15 goes through Mission Valley and Kearny Mesa, intersecting with SR 52 just before merging with SR 163. After traversing the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, I-15 comes into Rancho Peñasquitos, where it meets the eastern end of SR 56. Northward, the route crosses Lake Hodges inside the upper San Diego city limits. I-15 continues north into Escondido, where it intersects with SR 78.
North of Escondido, I-15 goes through hilly terrain and farmland, passes under the Lilac Road Bridge and approaches the community of Fallbrook near the SR 76 interchange. It passes the community of Rainbow, crosses the Riverside county line and descends into the Inland Empire.
In Temecula, SR 79 runs concurrently with I-15 for 3.2 miles (5 km) before it branches off toward Hemet. In Murrieta, I-15 splits from its only auxiliary route in California, I-215, which retains the Escondido Freeway designation and runs through the two largest cities in the Inland Empire, Riverside and San Bernardino. I-15 continues northwest as the Temecula Valley Freeway.
I-15 runs along the eastern edge of the Santa Ana Mountains, passing through the cities of Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. In Lake Elsinore, I-15 intersects SR 74, a major highway connecting the city with San Juan Capistrano as well as points east such as Perris, Hemet, Idyllwild, and the Coachella Valley. It continues northwest through the unincorporated area of Temescal Valley as the Corona Freeway and passes through the city of Corona. During this stretch, I-15 has an interchange with SR 91, a major east–west highway; this interchange serves as a vital link between southwestern Riverside County and Orange County. North of SR 91, I-15 continues through the city of Norco, crosses the Santa Ana River, and heads due north along the boundary between the cities of Eastvale and Jurupa Valley. I-15 enters San Bernardino County just past an interchange with SR 60, another major east–west highway, which connects I-15 with the Chino Valley and the southern San Gabriel Valley. I-15 passes through the city of Ontario on its way to I-10, the main east–west artery though Southern California. North of I-10, I-15 passes through the cities of Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana as it intersects SR 210, an east–west highway skirting the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges. SR 210 connects I-15 to major foothill communities such as Pasadena, Rialto, and San Bernardino. I-15 also crosses old US Route 66 during this stretch of highway, which is signed as SR 66, Foothill Boulevard. At this junction, I-15 takes a strongly northeastern alignment as it moves to rejoin with its spur route, I-215, in Devore, in northern San Bernardino. The highway then heads northwards and upward through the Cajon Pass, an important mountain pass that is the primary route between Southern California and points further north and east.
The portion of I-15 that is located between its northern and southern junctions with I-215 is also used by many local residents as the major north–south route for the western portions of the San Bernardino-Riverside-Ontario metropolitan area. (I-215 serves a similar function in the eastern portion of the metropolitan area. These two highways are also the only continuous north–south freeways in the area.)
North of Limonite Avenue (south of SR 60), I-15 is known as the Ontario Freeway. After its northern merge with I-215 in Devore, I-15 is called the Barstow Freeway or the Mojave Freeway. A short section between SR 138 and Oak Hill Road is also designated as the CHP Officer Larry L. Wetterling and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Lieutenant Alfred E. Stewart Memorial Highway, named after two officers killed in the line of duty. On this stretch of highway, I-15 northbound splits from I-15 southbound, where the road ascends up a steep grade until it reaches Cajon Summit (elevation 4,260 feet) just south of the High Desert communities of Hesperia and Oak Hills. Tractor-trailer trucks headed southbound are required to travel at the posted speed limit of 45 mph or less due to the steep downward grade. The southbound lanes provide a runaway truck ramp as a safety feature. The two halves of the highway rejoin shortly before reaching Cajon Summit.
North of the Cajon Pass, I-15 traverses the High Desert cities of Hesperia, where it meets the southern end of U.S. Route 395 (US 395), and Victorville. I-15 passes through desert for 25 miles (40 km) before reaching Barstow, where it meets the eastern terminus of SR 58 and the western terminus of I-40. It then passes Zzyzx Road more than 50 miles (80 km) later, before reaching the town of Baker. The sign for Zzyzx Road — alphabetically the last place name in the world — is a landmark of sorts on the drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. I-15 reaches the Nevada state line near the casino town of Primm, Nevada.
I-15 continues thereafter to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and on into Idaho and Montana, before ending at the Canada–US border, where Alberta Highway 4 continues the ribbon of asphalt into Canada. Because it joins with the western end of I-70 in Southwestern Utah, I-15 also forms part of a major east–west corridor connecting Southern California with Denver, St. Louis, and points east.
The Mojave Freeway is fairly busy on weekdays, since it connects the rapidly growing exurbs of the Victor Valley with the Los Angeles area. On weekends and holidays, however, it can sometimes be jammed with Californians driving to Las Vegas for short vacations.[b]
There are high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in the center of I-15 from SR 163 to SR 78 in San Diego and Escondido. As of October 2020[update], the HOT lanes' hours of operation is weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Solo drivers are tolled using a variable pricing system based on the time of day. All tolls are collected using an open road tolling system, and therefore there are no toll booths to receive cash. Each solo driver required to carry a FasTrak transponder. Carpools, vanpools, transit riders, clean air vehicles, and motorcycles are not required to pay a toll (and those who do have a FasTrak transponder are instructed to remove it off their windshield to avoid being charged).
The lanes were constructed as reversible carpool lanes in 1988; a decade later, they were converted into express lanes. Between 2004 and 2008, construction extended the lanes north from SR 56 to Del Lago Boulevard in Escondido. Then, between 2009 and 2012, work was done to widen the southern reversible segment from two lanes to four, and then extend the corridor north to SR 78. The lanes, dubbed a "highway within a highway," include a movable "zipper" barrier for 16 miles (26 km), which can be changed to create an extra lane as demand allows. In addition, five direct access ramps allow for easier local access, as well as access to bus service from MTS Rapid.
Construction began in 2018 on a project that would add one to two tolled express lanes in each direction from Cajalco Road in Corona to SR 60. The new lanes were opened to traffic on April 10, 2021. They also use a variable pricing system based on the time of day, but carpools require three or more persons (instead of just two on the San Diego County express lanes).
A separate project in San Bernardino County would extend the express lanes to just north of Duncan Canyon Road in Fontana. Long-range plans include extending the toll lanes at least as far south as SR 74 (Central Avenue) in Lake Elsinore.
I-15 was initially planned to run from I-10 near San Bernardino along the current I-215 alignment then up through the Cajon Pass and on to Las Vegas, with a distance of 186.24 miles (299.72 km) within the state. California successfully argued in favor of the addition south to San Diego, suggesting that the freeway would connect the major military bases, the former March AFB (now March ARB) and the former NAS Miramar (now MCAS Miramar). US 395 was then signed TEMP-15 and the "old" I-15 between Devore and San Bernardino became part of modern-day I-215.
On January 24, 1957, the State Highway Commission defined the Escondido Freeway as what are now Routes 15 and 215 from Route 805 to Route 91. This entire segment was previously U.S. Route 395 when it was named. Since then, the definition was extended on Route 15 south to Route 8 by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 34, Chapter 67 in 1979. Meanwhile, the segment of Route 15 from the San Diego County Line to the I-15/I-215 interchange was named the Temecula Valley Freeway in 1990.
This legal definition has been amended twice: First in 1990, the California Assembly passed Concurrent Resolution 125, Chapter 78, renaming I-15 between the San Diego County Line (which is further south from Interstate 215) and Bundy Canyon Road near Lake Elsinore as the Temecula Valley Freeway.
Then in 1993, the California Assembly passed legislation officially designating State Route 71 as a part of the Chino Valley Freeway. However, the "Corona Freeway" name is sometimes still applied to this portion of State Route 71; thus, despite the official change, guide signs on I-10 eastbound and SR 57 southbound at the Kellogg Interchange in Pomona still refer to SR 71 as the "Corona Freeway".
Present SR 15 was signed after the creation of I-15 in 1968. Since I-15's southern terminus was at I-8, SR 15 was signed mostly along 40th Street and Wabash Boulevard in San Diego to its merge with I-5. The portion between Adams Avenue and Interstate 805 remained a city street for a long time, and this portion was not completed until January 2000. For this reason, the freeway is sometimes referred to as the 40th Street Freeway.
Before the completion of the freeway, from 1968 to 1992, the neighborhood was known for prostitution, drugs, drive-by shootings, and gangs. This was indirectly caused by Caltrans' plans to build a freeway in this area on land where houses were. Because families did not want to live in these houses since they would be soon torn down, they rented them to individuals who were only going to be in the area on a temporary basis, many of whom were involved in illegal activities. Even though the freeway was officially added to the Caltrans proposals as early as 1968, it was not until March 1992 that construction began. Many in the city opposed the building of this freeway, although some petitioned for the freeway to be built because of the poor conditions in the neighborhood.
Most of Interstate 15 has undergone major improvements from Devore to the Nevada State Line, beginning in 2002 and costing $349 million. These improvements were designed to improve traffic flow on the heavily traveled highway for those going to and from Las Vegas. Most of the construction was completed by winter 2009. Projects include adding 39 miles (63 km) of truck lanes on hills at various locations, repaving 76 miles (122 km) of I-15 at various locations, adding exit numbers, renovating and rehabilitating the rest area between Baker and the Nevada State Line (Valley Wells Rest Area), reconstructing bridges in Baker, and moving the agriculture inspection station from Yermo to the Nevada State Line and including a truck weigh station. The new agricultural inspection station opened in August 2018.
State Route 31
|Location||Corona - Ontario|
|Location||Murrieta - Devore|
In 1933, Interstate 15 was defined as Legislative Route 193, running from pre-1964 Legislative Route 43 (present State Route 91) in Corona to pre-1964 Legislative Route 9 (now State Route 66), and was extended north to pre-1964 Legislative Route 31 (present I-15 and I-215) in 1935. The piece south of U.S. Route 60 (Mission Boulevard), running along North Main Street, Hamner Avenue and Milliken Avenue, was state-maintained by 1955, but was not assigned a signed number. This was still the only existing piece in 1963, and had a planned freeway replacement to the east.
In the 1964 renumbering, the route was assigned as State Route 31. It was added to the Interstate Highway System in February 1972 as a realignment of Interstate 15 (the former alignment became Interstate 15E). However, as soon as the reroute was made, the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside voiced concerns that this new routing, which completely bypassed their city centers, would have a negative effect on their development plans. Together, these cities devised a plan in which the new western route via Corona and Ontario would become Interstate 15W, while US 395 would be renumbered Interstate 15E, regardless of the actual non-Interstate status of the latter route. Legislative changes were made in 1974, eliminating SR 31 (along with State Route 71 south of Corona) in favor of I-15W. However, SR 31 continued to be signed—as temporary Interstate 15W—until present I-15 was finished. (A 1986 map shows state maintenance continuing north past SR 60 to Jurupa Street, where it turned east to I-15.)
The segment signed as California State Route 15 from Interstate 5 to Interstate 8 in San Diego is planned be re-designated as part of I-15 once this segment is completely upgraded to Interstate standards, namely where the freeway's interchange with SR 94 is concerned. The interchange currently has left-exits and blind merges, and is due to be updated with a long-awaited widening of both SR 15 and SR 94. At that time, SR 15 is planned to be signed as part of I-15. The remaining portion of SR 15 conforms with Interstate standards.
|San Diego||San Diego||0.00||0.00||32nd Street to Harbor Drive||At-grade intersection|
|0.41||0.66||1A||Main Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; southern end of state maintenance|
|0.55||0.89||1B-C||I-5 – National City, Chula Vista||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; signed as exits 1B (north) and 1C (south); exit 13A on I-5|
|0.77||1.24||1D||Ocean View Boulevard / Imperial Avenue||Signed as exit 1 northbound|
|2.23||3.59||2B-C||SR 94 (M. L. King Jr. Freeway) / Home Avenue||Signed as exits 2B (east) and 2C (west) northbound; southbound exit to SR 94 east is via exit 3; exits 2A-C on SR 94|
|3.37||5.42||3||I-805 north – Los Angeles||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; exit 14 on I-805|
I-805 south to SR 94 east
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; exit 14 on I-805|
|4.67||7.52||5A||University Avenue – City Heights Transit Plaza|
|5.05||8.13||5B||El Cajon Boulevard (Historic US 80) – Boulevard Transit Plaza||Former US 80|
|6.13||9.87||6B||I-8 / Camino del Rio South – Beaches, El Centro||Northern end of SR 15; southern end of I-15; exits 7A-B on I-8|
|6.82||10.98||7||Friars Road – SDCCU Stadium||Signed as exits 7A (east) and 7B (west) northbound|
|9.25||14.89||9||Balboa Avenue / Tierrasanta Boulevard||Former eastern end of SR 274|
|10.00||16.09||10||Clairemont Mesa Boulevard||Southbound exit is part of exit 11|
|10.58||17.03||11||SR 52||Exit 7 on SR 52|
|—||I-15 Express Lanes (San Diego County)||Southern end of Express Lanes|
|—||SR 163 south||Express Lanes access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|12.13||19.52||12||SR 163 south (Cabrillo Freeway) – Downtown||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 395 south|
|13.34||21.47||13||Miramar Way||Serves Marine Corps Air Station Miramar|
|14.29||23.00||14||Miramar Road / Pomerado Road||Former US 395 north|
|15.01||24.16||15||Carroll Canyon Road|
|—||Hillery Drive – Mira Mesa||Express Lanes access only|
|15.93||25.64||16||Mira Mesa Boulevard|
|17.32||27.87||17||Mercy Road / Scripps Poway Parkway|
|17.82||28.68||Los Peñasquitos Creek Bridge|
|18.18||29.26||18||Poway Road (CR S4) / Rancho Peñasquitos Boulevard|
|—||SR 56 west / Ted Williams Parkway||Express Lanes access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|—||Sabre Springs-Peñasquitos Transit Station||Express Lanes access only|
|19.48||31.35||19||SR 56 west (Ted Williams Freeway) / Ted Williams Parkway||Exit 9 on SR 56|
|20.58||33.12||21||Carmel Mountain Road|
|21.92||35.28||22||Camino del Norte|
|22.94||36.92||23||Bernardo Center Drive|
|—||George Cooke Express Drive – Rancho Bernardo||Express Lanes access only|
|23.69||38.13||24||Rancho Bernardo Road|
|26.03||41.89||26||Pomerado Road (CR S5) / West Bernardo Drive||Former US 395 south|
|26.20||42.16||Lake Hodges Bridge|
|Escondido||26.98||43.42||27||Via Rancho Parkway|
|—||Del Lago Boulevard / Beethoven Drive||Express Lanes access only|
|27.66||44.51||28||Centre City Parkway (I-15 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 395 north|
|28.77||46.30||29||Felicita Road / Citracado Parkway|
|30.10||48.44||30||9th Avenue / Auto Park Way|
|30.63||49.29||31||Valley Parkway (CR S6) – Downtown Escondido|
|—||Hale Avenue||Express Lanes access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|—||I-15 Express Lanes (San Diego County)||Northern end of Express Lanes|
|31.52||50.73||32||SR 78 – Oceanside, Ramona||SR 78 exit 17 westbound, 17A-B eastbound|
|32.87||52.90||33||El Norte Parkway|
|33.92||54.59||34||Centre City Parkway (I-15 Bus. south) / Country Club Lane||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 395 south|
|||36.64||58.97||37||Deer Springs Road (CR S12) / Mountain Meadow Road|
|Bonsall||40.85||65.74||41||Gopher Canyon Road / Old Castle Road|
|43.29||69.67||43||Old Highway 395||Former US 395|
|||46.49||74.82||46||SR 76 – Pala, Oceanside|
|Fallbrook||50.59||81.42||51||Mission Road (CR S13) – Fallbrook|
|Rainbow||54.08||87.03||54||Rainbow Valley Boulevard|
|Riverside||Temecula||57.70||92.86||58||SR 79 south (Temecula Parkway) – Warner Springs, Indio||Southern end of SR 79 overlap; former SR 71 south|
|59.25||95.35||59||Rancho California Road / Old Town Front Street|
|60.88||97.98||61||SR 79 north (Winchester Road)||Northern end of SR 79 overlap|
|Temecula–Murrieta line||61.68||99.26||62||French Valley Parkway||Southbound exit only|
|Murrieta||63.00||101.39||63||I-215 north (Escondido Freeway north) – Riverside, San Bernardino||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former I-15E north / US 395 north|
Murrieta Hot Springs Road to I-215 north – Riverside
|64.86||104.38||65||California Oaks Road / Kalmia Street|
|Wildomar||67.90||109.27||68||Clinton Keith Road|
|69.34||111.59||69||Wildomar Trail||Formerly Baxter Road|
|70.56||113.56||71||Bundy Canyon Road|
|Lake Elsinore||73.43||118.17||73||Diamond Drive / Railroad Canyon Road|
|74||Franklin Street||Proposed interchange|
|75.21||121.04||75||Main Street (I-15 Bus. north)|
|76.54||123.18||77||SR 74 (Central Avenue) – San Juan Capistrano, Perris|
|80.95||130.28||81||Lake Street (I-15 Bus. south)|
|||84.67||136.26||85||Indian Truck Trail|
|||87.54||140.88||88||Temescal Canyon Road||Former SR 71|
|Corona||89.91||144.70||90||Weirick Road / Dos Lagos Drive|
|—||I-15 Riverside Express Lanes||Southern end of Express Lanes|
|92.08||148.19||92||El Cerrito Road|
|92.96||149.60||93||Ontario Avenue||Former SR 71|
91 Express Lanes west
|Express Lanes access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|95.77||154.13||96||SR 91 (Riverside Freeway) – Riverside, Beach Cities||Signed as exits 96A (west) and 96B (east) southbound; former US 91; SR 91 exit 51|
|Corona–Norco line||97.14||156.33||97||Hidden Valley Parkway|
|Norco||97.90||157.55||98||Second Street (I-15 Bus. north)|
|99.87||160.73||100||Sixth Street (I-15 Bus. south)|
|Eastvale–Jurupa Valley line||102.53||165.01||103||Limonite Avenue|
|104.62||168.37||105||Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road|
|—||I-15 Riverside Express Lanes||Northern end of Express Lanes|
|105.74||170.17||106||SR 60 (Pomona Freeway) – Los Angeles, Riverside||Signed as exits 106A (east) and 106B (west); SR 60 exit 41 eastbound, 41A westbound|
|San Bernardino||Ontario||107.56||173.10||108||Jurupa Street / Auto Center Drive||Former SR 31 south|
|108.94||175.32||109||I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) – Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Indio||Signed as exits 109A (west) and 109B (east) southbound; former US 99; exits 58A-B on I-10|
|Rancho Cucamonga||109.60||176.38||110||4th Street|
|111.85||180.01||112||SR 66 (Foothill Boulevard)||Former US 66|
|Rancho Cucamonga–Fontana line||113.26||182.27||113||Base Line Road|
|114.64||184.50||115||SR 210 (Foothill Freeway) – Pasadena, San Bernardino, Redlands||Signed as exits 115A (east) and 115B (west) northbound (reverse southbound), exit 64A on SR 210; future I-210|
|117.58||189.23||118||Duncan Canyon Road|
|Fontana–Rialto line||119.39||192.14||119||Sierra Avenue|
|||122.20||196.66||122||Glen Helen Parkway|
|San Bernardino||122.92||197.82||123||I-215 south (Barstow Freeway south) / Devore Road||Northbound signage; former I-15E / US 91 / US 395 south / US 66 west; I-215 exit 54B|
I-15 Truck north / Kenwood Avenue
|South end of truck bypass|
|123||I-215 south (Barstow Freeway south) – San Bernardino, Riverside||Southbound signage; former I-15E / US 91 / US 395 south / US 66 west; I-215 exit 54B|
I-15 Truck south
|North end of truck bypass|
|124.10||199.72||124||Kenwood Avenue||Southbound signage|
|Cajon Junction||130.51||210.04||131||SR 138 – Palmdale, Silverwood Lake|
|Hesperia||137.76||221.70||138||Oak Hill Road|
|141.47||227.67||141||US 395 north – Bishop, Adelanto||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southern end of US 395|
Joshua Street to US 395 north
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|143.14||230.36||143||Main Street – Hesperia, Phelan|
|Hesperia–Victorville line||146.73||236.14||147||Bear Valley Road – Lucerne Valley|
|Victorville||147.96||238.12||148||La Mesa Road / Nisqualli Road|
|149.65||240.84||150||SR 18 west (Palmdale Road / I-15 Bus. north)||Southern end of SR 18 overlap; former US 66 east / US 91 north|
|150.57||242.32||151A||Roy Rogers Drive|
|152.63||245.63||153A||SR 18 east (I-15 Bus. south / CR 66) – Victorville, Apple Valley||Northern end of SR 18 overlap; former US 66 / US 91|
|152.71||245.76||153B||E Street||Northbound exit and entrance|
|153.54||247.10||154||Stoddard Wells Road|
|Apple Valley||156.65||252.10||157||Stoddard Wells Road – Bell Mountain|
|161.25||259.51||161||Dale Evans Parkway – Apple Valley|
|||165.10||265.70||165||Wild Wash Road|
|Barstow||174.98||281.60||175||Outlet Center Drive|
|179.25||288.47||179||SR 58 west – Bakersfield||SR 58 exit 234 eastbound to I-15 southbound|
|180.76||290.91||181||L Street (I-15 BL east) / W. Main Street (CR 66)|
|182.69||294.01||183||SR 247 south (Barstow Road)|
|183.56||295.41||184A||I-40 east – Needles||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access is via exit 184; western terminus of I-40|
E. Main Street (I-15 Bus. / CR 66) to I-40 – Needles
|Signed as exit 184 southbound; former US 66|
|186.03||299.39||186||Old Highway 58 west||Former US 91 south/US 466/SR 58 west|
|||188.74||303.75||189||Fort Irwin Road||Serves Fort Irwin|
|||190.98||307.35||191||Ghost Town Road||Serves the ghost town of Calico|
|Yermo||193.78||311.86||194||Calico Road – Yermo|
|195.52||314.66||196||Yermo Road – Yermo|
|Agricultural Inspection Station (closed; was southbound only)|
|||216.76||348.84||Clyde V. Kane Rest Area (Exit 217)|
|Zzyzx||239.32||385.15||239||Zzyzx Road – Zzyzx|
|Baker||244.95||394.21||245||Baker Boulevard (I-15 Bus. north) – Baker||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 91 north / US 466 east|
|245.72||395.45||246||SR 127 north / Kelbaker Road – Death Valley|
|247.60||398.47||248||Baker Boulevard (I-15 Bus. south) – Baker||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 91 south / US 466 west|
|||258.75||416.42||259||Halloran Springs Road|
|||264.71||426.01||265||Halloran Summit Road|
|||270.29||434.99||Valley Wells Rest Area (Exit 270)|
|Mountain Pass||280.61||451.60||281||Bailey Road|
|||Agricultural Inspection Station (southbound only); opened in 2018|
|||290.54||467.58||291||Yates Well Road|
|||295.37||475.35||I-15 north – Las Vegas||Continuation into Nevada|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Mileage is the entire route, including both SR 15 and I-15
- The highway was featured on the television program Dangerous Drives (Speed), which illustrated the difficulties of patrolling the highway due to excessive speed and congestion. The 45-minute episode "Dangerous Drives: Highway Patrol" originally aired in January 2010.
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- "Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Division 1". California Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California Office of Legislative Counsel. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
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