Interstate 5 in California
|Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 305|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length:||796.432 mi (1,281.733 km)|
|Existed:||August 7, 1947 by FHWA
July 1, 1964 by Caltrans – present
|South end:||Fed. 1 at Mexico–United States border in San Diego|
| SR 15 in San Diego
I‑8 in San Diego
I‑405 in Irvine
I‑10 / US 101 / SR 60 in Los Angeles
I‑405 near Mission Hills
SR 99 near Bakersfield
I‑580 near Tracy
I‑80 in Sacramento
|North end:||I-5 at Oregon state line|
Interstate 5 (I-5) is a major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the U.S. state of California. It begins at the Mexico–United States border at the San Ysidro crossing, goes north across the length of California and crosses into Oregon south of the Medford-Ashland metropolitan area. It is the more important and most used of the two major north-south routes on the Pacific Coast, the other being U.S. Route 101, which is primarily coastal and always west of the Interstate. Route 101 begins at a point in downtown Los Angeles intersecting the Interstate. Then the routes diverge until in the northernmost areas of California. They can average more than 150 miles (240 km) apart.
This highway links the major California cities of San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Stockton, Sacramento, and Redding. Among the major cities not directly linked by Interstate 5 but which are connected by local highways to it are San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, all of which are about 80 miles (130 km) west of the highway.
Interstate 5 has several named portions: the Montgomery Freeway, San Diego Freeway, Santa Ana Freeway, Golden State Freeway, and West Side Freeway.
- 1 Route description
- 2 History
- 3 Exit list
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
I-5 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System. However, it is a scenic highway as designated by Caltrans only from State Route 152 (SR 152) to I‑580.
San Diego County
Interstate 5 begins at the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Mexico in the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego. Immediately after the border, I-805 splits off to the northeast and serves as a bypass of I-5 that avoids the downtown San Diego area. I-5 itself continues northwest and intersects with the western end of the SR 905 freeway, a route that connects with the Otay Mesa border crossing. I-5 then continues northward and joins the southern end of SR 75, a highway connecting to Coronado via the Silver Strand. I-5 then enters Chula Vista, briefly leaving the San Diego city limits. It continues along the east side of San Diego Bay where it intersects with SR 54 and enters National City. From there, I-5 veers around the San Diego Naval Base and reenters the city limits of San Diego. I-5 subsequently interchanges with four state routes — SR 15 (the southern end of the extension of I-15), SR 75 and the Coronado Bay Bridge, the western end of SR 94, and the southern end of SR 163. In addition to serving downtown San Diego, I-5 also provides access to Balboa Park from the Pershing Drive exit. The portion of I-5 from the border to downtown San Diego is named the "Montgomery Freeway" in honor of John J. Montgomery, a pioneer aviator who flew a glider from a location near Chula Vista in 1884.
I-5 continues northwest from downtown as the San Diego Freeway until it reaches its junction with I-8, then turns slightly to the north while passing near SeaWorld and Mission Bay. Thereafter, I-5 interchanges with the western end of SR 52 before passing through the UC San Diego campus in University City near La Jolla. At Nobel Drive (exit 28A), the San Diego LDS Temple towers over I-5. Shortly afterward, I-5 interchanges with the northern terminus of I-805 before continuing north and interchanging with the western end of SR 56. At this interchange, there is a recently completed local bypass that provides the only access to Carmel Mountain Road from both directions and provides the only access to SR 56 going northbound.
North of the San Diego city limits, I-5 enters into the city limits of Solana Beach, and then three incorporated cities to the north — Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. In Oceanside, I-5 intersects with the SR 78 freeway and the SR 76 expressway and continues through Camp Pendleton. Toward the northern end of its routing through Camp Pendleton, I-5 passes through San Onofre State Beach and near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, as well as the proposed interchange with SR 241 near Trestles as a result from the possible Foothill Toll Road extension. It then follows the Pacific Ocean coastline for the next 20 miles (32 km). I-5 enters Orange County at the Christianitos Road exit.
Upon entering Orange County, I-5 goes through San Clemente. Then at Dana Point, I-5 turns inland while SR 1, the Pacific Coast Highway, continues along the coast. I-5 then heads due north through San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo, interchanging with the SR 73 toll road heading northwest. I-5 continues to the El Toro Y interchange in southeastern Irvine, splitting into lanes for regular traffic as well as for truck traffic (though autos can use these lanes as well). From that point, I-405 takes over the San Diego Freeway designation, while I-5 becomes the Santa Ana Freeway as it runs southeast to northwest.
After the El Toro Y junction, I-5 intersects SR 133, a toll road that eventually connects to SR 241. Just before the Tustin city limits, I-5 passes over SR 261, the final toll road of the Eastern Transportation Corridor, but traffic must use Jamboree Road to access the latter. I-5 then intersects with SR 55 and enters Santa Ana, the county seat of Orange County. Towards the northern side of Santa Ana, I-5 intersects both SR 57 and SR 22 in what is known as the Orange Crush interchange. Following this, I-5 briefly enters the city of Orange traverses Anaheim and passes right next to Disneyland. I-5 then interchanges with SR 91, passes through Buena Park and crosses into Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles County
After crossing the county line, I-5 goes through several cities east of Los Angeles, including La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk. In Downey, I-5 intersects with I-605, which serves as a north to south connector route in the cities east of Los Angeles. I-5 then passes through Commerce and intersects I-710 before entering the unincorporated area of East Los Angeles, and later the city proper of Los Angeles. When the freeway reaches the East Los Angeles Interchange one mile (1.6 km) east of downtown Los Angeles, I-5 becomes the Golden State Freeway as US 101 takes over the Santa Ana Freeway designation. At this interchange, I-10, SR 60, and US 101 intersect; I-10 continues for a few miles north on I-5 before continuing east towards San Bernardino and points further east.
On the north side of downtown, I-5 follows the Los Angeles River, intersects with SR 110 and SR 2 and passes along the eastern side of Griffith Park. The route continues through the San Fernando Valley, interchanging with SR 134. It briefly enters the city of Glendale and then Burbank. I-5 passes near Burbank Airport before reentering the city limits of Los Angeles and intersecting the northern end of SR 170. Near the city of San Fernando, I-5 intersects SR 118. Following this, I-5 intersects three routes in succession: the northern end of I-405, the western end of I-210 and the southern end of SR 14 at the Newhall Pass interchange. It then crosses the Newhall Pass through the Santa Susana Mountains into the Santa Clarita Valley. I-5's HOV lanes also have direct connectors with the HOV lanes on SR 170 and SR 14. This allows a continuous HOV lane to run from Palmdale to North Hollywood via SR-14 to I-5 to SR-170.
I-5 continues along the western city limits and suburban areas of Santa Clarita and passes near Six Flags Magic Mountain, intersecting SR 126 just north of there. The Golden State Freeway then sharply rises to the north, passing by Lake Castaic and Pyramid Lake (Los Angeles County, California) and intersecting SR 138 to eventually cross the Tejon Pass through the Tehachapi Mountains with Path 26 power lines generally paralleling the freeway. After entering Kern County, the freeway then sharply descends for 12 miles (19 km) from over 4,100 feet (1,250 m) at the Tejon Pass to around 1,500 feet (457 m) at Grapevine near the southernmost point of the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 30 miles (50 km) south of Bakersfield and 5 miles (8 km) south of its interchange with State Route 99 in Wheeler Ridge.
From SR 99 to south of Tracy, I-5 is known as the Westside Freeway. It parallels SR 33, skirting along the far more remote western edge of the great Central Valley, and thus here is removed from the major population centers such as Bakersfield, Fresno and Modesto, with other state highways providing connections. I-5 still runs within the vicinity of Avenal, Coalinga, Los Banos, and the handful of other smaller cities on the western edge of the Central Valley. For most of this section, the Path 15 electrical transmission corridor follows the highway, forming an infrastructure corridor along with the California Aqueduct.
North of the Grapevine, I-5 intersects SR 166, SR 119 and SR 43 before meeting SR 58, a highway that continues east to Bakersfield, near the town of Buttonwillow. I-5 then interchanges with SR 46 before entering Kings County. In Kings County, I-5 intersects SR 41 before briefly entering the city limits of Avenal, where it intersects SR 269. In Fresno County, I-5 intersects SR 198 and SR 145 before running concurrently with SR 33 for several miles. I-5 then crosses into Merced County, intersecting SR 165, SR 152 near the San Luis Reservoir (providing a major connection to the Monterey Peninsula and the Silicon Valley), SR 33, and SR 140 at the Stanislaus county line.
In San Joaquin County, Interstate 580 splits off from I-5 at a point south of Tracy, providing a spur-route connection to the San Francisco Bay Area. From here, I-5 intersects SR 132, a major route east to the mountains, as well as the northern end of SR 33. After passing Tracy, I-5 intersects I-205, a connector route to I-580, before intersecting the SR 120 freeway in the Manteca city limits. After passing through Lathrop, I-5 heads due north through Stockton, interchanging with the SR 4 freeway that provides access to downtown Stockton. I-5 passes through the western portion of the Lodi city limits before intersecting SR 12 and entering Sacramento County.
I-5 enters the city of Elk Grove while passing along the eastern edge of the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. It then crosses into the Sacramento city limits, soon paralleling the Sacramento River before intersecting the Capital City Freeway, which carries US 50 and Interstate 80 Business. SR 99 merges with I-5 at this point, and the two routes pass through the western half of downtown Sacramento. Following the bridge over the American River, I-5 and SR 99 intersect the major transcontinental route of I-80. Just as I-5 leaves Sacramento, SR 99 splits off and continues north while I-5 turns due west past Sacramento International Airport and crosses the Sacramento River into Yolo County. In Woodland, the SR 113 freeway merges with I-5 before exiting to the north. The interstate heads northwest again toward Dunnigan, where it converges with Interstate 505.
I-5 skirts north along the western edge of the Sacramento Valley, bypassing the larger cities of the region, including Yuba City, Oroville and Chico, before reaching Red Bluff. From Dunnigan, I-5 enters Colusa County, passing through the city of Williams and intersecting SR 20. In Glenn County, I-5 intersects SR 162 in Willows and SR 32 in Orland. I-5 then crosses into Tehama County, passing through Corning before entering Red Bluff and intersecting SR 36, which connects to the northern end of SR 99. I-5 crosses the Sacramento River twice before entering Shasta County.
I-5 then enters the Shasta Cascade region, intersecting SR 273 in Anderson before passing through Redding and intersecting SR 44 and SR 299. The freeway then continues through the city of Shasta Lake, intersecting SR 151, before crossing over Shasta Lake on a causeway and climbing up to near the foot of Mount Shasta. In Siskiyou County, I-5 passes through Dunsmuir before intersecting SR 89 near Lake Siskiyou and entering the city of Mount Shasta. North of here, US 97 intersects with I-5 in Weed, providing access to Klamath Falls, Oregon. The interstate then continues to Yreka, intersecting SR 3 and SR 96 before crossing the Klamath River and reaching the Oregon border and the Siskiyou Summit.
In California, the former western branch of Interstate 5 (the northern end of the spur into the Bay Area) connecting Interstate 80 out of Vacaville to near Dunnigan, previously known as Interstate 5W, was renamed Interstate 505. Interstate 580 running between I-5 and I-80 was also once designated 5W; what is now I-5 (the stretch that runs through Sacramento) had been originally designated Interstate 5E.
Los Angeles area
The Golden State Freeway was proposed by the California Highway Commission in 1953. The proposal drew strong criticism from East Los Angeles residents as it would dissect and eliminate large residential and commercial areas of Boyle Heights and Hollenbeck Heights. The proposal also seemed to indicate a disregard for the ethnic Mexican American population of metropolitan Los Angeles. The "Boyle-Hollenbeck Anti-Golden State Freeway Committee" was formed for the purpose in blocking or rerouting the freeway. Then-Los Angeles City Council member Edward R. Roybal chaired that committee. Despite this opposition, the construction of the freeway went ahead.
When this section was completed in 1956, the newspaper The Eastside Sun wrote the freeway led to the "eradication, obliteration, razing, moving, ripping asunder, demolishing of Eastside homes."
The freeway between Orange County and Los Angeles was originally designed to have three lanes on each side. Due to high demand of cars, the freeway started undergoing major extensions and widening in the early 1990s in Orange County. Work from SR 91 north through the Los Angeles-Orange County line was completed in 2010. The improvements between the county line and the East Los Angeles Interchange are scheduled to be completed between 2016-2025.
The original route went through the towns of Saugus and Newhall, and then crossed Newhall Pass (current route of SR 14, Antelope Valley Freeway). In 1862, Beale Cut was made in the construction of a toll wagon road. The 15’ wide, 60’ deep “slot” was dug with picks and shovels. That road would become part of the Midway Route. At the turn of the century, it was the most direct automobile route between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley via the Mojave Desert and Tehachapi Pass.
In 1910 Beale Cut was bypassed by the Newhall tunnel. Constructed by Los Angeles County, it was too narrow for two trucks to pass each other inside. As a result, in 1939, the tunnel was completely removed (or “daylighted”) when the road was widened to four lanes. By 1930 a bypass road was constructed to avoid Newhall Pass via Weldon and Gavin canyons, which is the current route of I-5.
Interestingly, both routes were eventually built as freeways. The Gavin Canyon route became I-5, and the main north-south route via the Ridge Route. The Newhall Pass route became SR 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway), which is the main route between Los Angeles and the growing high desert communities. It is also still a part of the important Midway Route, which is the primary alternate route when I-5 is closed (via SR 58 and SR 14).
In the evening of October 12, 2007, two trucks collided in the southbound tunnel that takes the truck bypass roadway under the main lanes near the Newhall Pass interchange. Fifteen trucks caught fire, killing three people and injuring ten.
The Ridge Route refers to the section of highway between Castaic and Grapevine, through the Tejon Pass. The highway had its origins in the early 1910s, when a route was needed to connect Los Angeles to the Central Valley. Some believed that the only option was the route through Mojave and the Tehachapi Mountains, but a new route was discovered through the Tejon Pass. This route became known as the Ridge Route and saw almost constant planning and construction from 1914 to 1970.
The first road was completed in 1915. It was a slow, winding, two-lane road through the mountains with a speed limit of 15 mph in some places. However, the need for improvements was realized soon after it was completed. The road was paved after World War I, and several blind turns were opened up ("daylighted"). Even with these improvements in the 1920s, it became clear that a new route was needed to keep up with increasing demand.
In 1927 plans were drawn up for a "Ridge Route Alternate", named as it was planned as an addition to the existing Ridge Route and not as a replacement. It opened in 1933 as a three-lane highway through the mountains. The middle or "suicide lane" was used as an overtaking lane for cars in both directions. This route was a great improvement, faster and 9.7 miles (15.6 km) shorter than the old Ridge Route, but was not enough to satisfy demand, and a conversion to a four-lane expressway was needed. The outbreak of World War II delayed this until 1948 and the fourth lane was completed in 1952. However, just three years later, plans were begun for converting the four-lane expressway to a six-lane freeway.
The last major alteration to the Ridge Route began in the early 1960s. By then, the plan for a six-lane freeway had expanded to eight lanes. This construction project made the most changes to the route. Many of the curves that followed the mountainside were cut through. To climb the mountain on the south side of Castaic more easily, traffic lanes were reversed (southbound lanes to the east and northbound lanes to the west). To prevent head-on collisions, the two ends of the route were separated on two different mountainsides, and the section through Piru Canyon was moved to an entirely new alignment to make room for Pyramid Lake. The project was completed by 1970 and brought the Ridge Route to its current alignment.
San Joaquin Valley
When the Interstate Highway System was created in 1956, there was discussion about which way to route the interstate through the San Joaquin Valley (Central Valley). Two proposals were considered. One was to convert the Golden State Highway (U.S. Route 99, later CA Route 99) into a freeway. The other was to use the proposed West Side Freeway (current Interstate 5). The Golden State Highway route would serve many farming communities across the San Joaquin Valley, but the West Side Freeway proposal would bypass all the Central Valley communities and thus provide a faster and more direct north-south route through the state and so was eventually chosen.
Construction began in the early 1960s. There were just three phases for the 321 miles (517 km). The first phase, completed in 1967, ran from the San Joaquin County line to Los Banos. The second phase, completed in 1972, extended the freeway south to Wheeler Ridge and connected it to SR 99. The freeway then started to see traffic, as in Stockton there were only 4 miles (6.4 km) between the West Side Freeway and the Golden State Highway. The third phase, completed in 1979, extended the freeway to Sacramento and connected it to the northern I-5.
When the second phase of the freeway opened in 1972, it was a long and lonely route with no businesses alongside. Services were not easily available as the nearest towns were miles away and generally out of sight. It was common for cars to run out of fuel. Over time the West Side Freeway (I-5) saw the development of businesses serving the needs of travelers. For years, there has still been interest in designating the Golden State Highway route as its own interstate, Interstate 9.
The median on I-5 between Wheeler Ridge and Tracy is wide enough to accommodate widening the West Side Freeway to six or eight lanes, should the need ever arise.
I-5W and the San Francisco Bay Area
Interstate 5's more direct Los Angeles-to-Sacramento route bypasses San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area. Original plans also called for a loop Interstate with a directional suffix, I-5W. This route now roughly corresponds to I-580 from I-5 south of Tracy to Oakland, I-80 from Oakland to Vacaville, and I-505 from Vacaville to I-5 near Dunnigan. I-5W and most of the other Interstates around the country with directional suffixes were eventually renumbered or eliminated, sans I-35E and I-35W in Texas and Minnesota. Nevertheless, San Francisco is still listed as a control city on northbound I-5 between Highway 99 and I-580.
Interstate 5 in downtown Sacramento closely follows the Sacramento River. This has resulted in complex engineering work to keep the section dry due to it being located below the water table. Locally, Caltrans refers to this part of the freeway as the “Boat Section". Due to record levels of rainfall in 1980 the Boat Section was flooded with 15 ft (4.6 m) of water. Caltrans began constructing this section during the 1960s and 1970s. The freeway was engineered below grade so it would be out of the view of offices and shops in Downtown Sacramento. To achieve this, the site was excavated and the seeping water was pumped from the area. An intricate drainage system, water pump and retaining wall are used to protect the freeway from the Sacramento River. However, the system slowly clogged up over the years with sand and silt buildup  Major repair work of the Boat Section began on May 30, 2008. The construction was to take 40 days to complete, requiring complete northbound and southbound closures on an alternating schedule.
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). Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
|San Ysidro||R0.09||Mexico–United States border||National southern terminus of I-5; south end of the Montgomery Freeway; continues as Mexican Federal Highway 1|
|R0.31||1A||Camino de la Plaza||Northbound exit via the border inspection station's rightmost lanes|
|R0.88||I‑805 north (Jacob Dekema Freeway)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R1.20||1B||Via de San Ysidro||No southbound entrance|
|2.31||2||Dairy Mart Road|
|3.10||3||SR 905 east / Tocayo Avenue||Future I-905; CA 905 exits 1A-B|
|4.63||5A||SR 75 north (Palm Avenue) – Imperial Beach, Coronado|
|Chula Vista||5.40||5B||Main Street|
|7.30||7B||J Street, Marina Parkway|
|8.56||8B||E Street (CR S17)|
|9.40||9||SR 54 east||SR 54 exits 1A-B|
|National City||R10.04||10||Mile of Cars Way (24th Street), Bay Marina Drive|
|R10.75||11A||Harbor Drive, Civic Center Drive|
|R11.13||11B||Plaza Boulevard, 8th Street – Downtown National City|
|R11.66||12||Division Street, Main Street, National City Boulevard|
|San Diego||R12.65||13A||SR 15 north (Escondido Freeway) – Riverside||Future I-15; CA 15 exits 1B-C|
|R13.39||13B||28th Street, National Avenue|
|R14.08||14A||SR 75 south (San Diego-Coronado Bridge) – Coronado||SR 75 exit 13|
|R14.12||14B||Cesar E. Chavez Parkway||Formerly Crosby Street|
|R14.50||15A||Imperial Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R14.74||To SR 94 east (M. L. King Jr. Freeway) / J Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R15.04||15B||SR 94 east (M. L. King Jr. Freeway)||No direct southbound exit; north end of Montgomery Freeway; south end of San Diego Freeway; SR 94 west exit 1A|
|R15.32||15C||B Street – Civic Center||Signed as exit 15B northbound|
|R15.41||Pershing Drive||Signed as exit 15B northbound|
|R16.07||16A||SR 163 north (Cabrillo Freeway) – Escondido||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 163 south exit 1B|
|R16.07||16||SR 163 north (Cabrillo Freeway) / Tenth Avenue – Escondido||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 163 south exit 1B|
|R16.31||16B||6th Avenue – Downtown San Diego||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R16.59||17||Front Street – Civic Center / 2nd Avenue||No northbound exit|
|R16.91||Hawthorn Street – San Diego Airport||No southbound exit|
|R17.25||17B||Sassafras Street||Signed as exit 18A southbound|
|R17.53||18A||Pacific Highway||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R19.03||19||Old Town Avenue||Serves Old Town San Diego State Historic Park|
|R19.98||20||South Rosecrans Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 209 south|
|R20.06||I‑8 (Mission Valley Freeway) – Beaches, El Centro||No access from I-5 south to I-8 west; I-8 exit 2|
|R20.82||21||Sea World Drive, Tecolote Road|
|R22.26||22||Clairemont Drive, East Mission Bay Drive|
|R22.87||23A||Grand Avenue, Garnet Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R23.48||23B||Balboa Avenue east||Northbound exit is via exit 23; former SR 274|
|R23.93||23||Balboa Avenue, Garnet Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R25.95||26A||La Jolla Parkway||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R25.95||26B||SR 52 east||Signed as exit 26 southbound; SR 52 west exit 1A|
|R26.79||27||Gilman Drive, La Jolla Colony Drive|
|R28.16||28A||Nobel Drive||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R28.43||28B||La Jolla Village Drive||Signed as exit 28 southbound|
|R29.46||29||Genesee Avenue (CR S21)|
|R30.43||30||Sorrento Valley Road||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R30.68||31||I‑805 south (Jacob Dekema Freeway)||Southbound left exit and northbound left entrance|
|R31.80||32||Carmel Mountain Road||Accessible only from local bypass|
|R32.90||33A||SR 56 east (Ted Williams Freeway)||Northbound exit is accessible only from local bypass; southbound exit is via exit 33; SR 56 west exits 1A-B|
|R32.90||33B||Carmel Valley Road||Signed as exit 33 southbound|
|R34.13||34||Del Mar Heights Road|
|R36.27||36||Via de la Valle (CR S6)|
|Solana Beach||R37.38||37||Lomas Santa Fe Drive (CR S8) – Solana Beach|
|R40.60||41||Santa Fe Drive – Encinitas|
|R41.51||42||Encinitas Boulevard (CR S9) – Encinitas|
|Carlsbad||R44.07||44||La Costa Avenue|
|R45.57||45||Poinsettia Lane, Aviara Parkway|
|R47.03||47||Palomar Airport Road (CR S12)|
|R50.11||50||Carlsbad Village Drive – Downtown Carlsbad|
|R50.68||51A||Las Flores Drive|
|Oceanside||R51.20||51B||SR 78 east (Ronald Packard Freeway) / Vista Way – Escondido, Oceanside||Signed as exits 51B (SR 78) and 51C (Vista Way) northbound; SR 78 exits 1A-B|
|R51.47||51C||Cassidy Street||No northbound exit|
|R53.21||53||Mission Avenue (SR 76 Bus.) – Downtown Oceanside||Serves Mission San Luis Rey|
|R53.93||54A||SR 76 east / Coast Highway||Signed as exits 54A (SR 76) and 54B (Coast Highway) southbound|
|R54.39||54B||Oceanside Harbor Drive – Camp Pendleton||Signed as exits 54B (Camp Pendleton) and 54C (Oceanside Harbor Drive) northbound|
|Aliso Creek Rest Area|
|R62.08||62||Las Pulgas Road|
|R71.38||71||Basilone Road – San Onofre|
|R72.28||72||Cristianitos Road (I-5 Bus. north)|
|1.63||74||El Camino Real|
|2.31||75||Avenida Presidio – San Clemente||No southbound exit|
|2.66||Avenida Palizada – San Clemente||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|4.08||77||Avenida Vista Hermosa|
|Dana Point||5.80||78||Camino de Estrella|
|6.78||79||SR 1 north (Pacific Coast Highway) / Camino Las Ramblas – Beach Cities||Pacific Coast Highway was former US 101 Alt. north|
|San Juan Capistrano||8.80||81||Camino Capistrano|
|9.60||82||SR 74 east (Ortega Highway) – San Juan Capistrano|
|10.91||83||Junipero Serra Road|
SR 73 north (San Joaquin Hills Toll Road) – Long Beach
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|12.94||85B||Avery Parkway||Signed as exit 85 southbound|
|13.78||86||Crown Valley Parkway|
|Laguna Hills||16.53||89||La Paz Road|
|18.69||91||El Toro Road (CR S18)|
|19.89||92||Lake Forest Drive||Signed as exit 92A northbound|
|Irvine||20.84||Bake Parkway||Signed as exit 92B northbound|
|21.30||94A||I‑405 north (San Diego Freeway north) to SR 133 south – Long Beach||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 7 north; I-5 becomes Santa Ana Freeway|
|22.21||94B||Alton Parkway||Signed as exit 94 southbound|
|22.80||—||Barranca Parkway||HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|23.12||95||SR 133 south / Barranca Parkway – Laguna Beach||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 133 north exit 10|
|R23.94||96||Sand Canyon Avenue||Signed as exit 96A southbound|
SR 133 north (Eastern Toll Road) – Riverside
|signed as exit 95 northbound; SR 133 south exits 10A-B|
To SR 261 north / Jamboree Road
|Tustin||28.25||101A||Tustin Ranch Road|
|R29.09||101B||Red Hill Avenue – Tustin|
|29.62||102||Newport Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|Tustin–Santa Ana line||30.26||103||SR 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway) – Riverside, Anaheim, Newport Beach||Signed as exits 103A (north) and 103B (south) northbound; no access from I-5 south to SR 55 north; SR 55 exit 11A, north exits 10B-11A|
|103C||First Street / Fourth Street||Signed as exit 104A southbound|
|—||SR 55 south||HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|—||Grand Avenue / Santa Ana Boulevard||HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|31.76||104||Grand Avenue / Santa Ana Boulevard||Signed as exit 104B southbound|
|33.09||105B||Main Street / Broadway – Santa Ana||Main Street was SR 73 south; Broadway was former SR 51 north|
|Santa Ana–Orange line||34.00||106||SR 22 (Garden Grove Freeway) – Long Beach, Garden Grove, Orange||Signed as exits 107A (east) and 107B (west) southbound; SR 22 east exits 14C-D, west exit 14B|
|34.14||107A||La Veta Avenue / Bristol Street||Northbound exit is part of exit 106; serves Angel Stadium|
|34.27||SR 57 north (Orange Freeway) – Pomona||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 57 exit 1A|
|Orange||34.94||107B||Chapman Avenue||Southbound exit is via exit 107C; former SR 51 south|
|35.19||107C||State College Boulevard / The City Drive||State College Boulevard was former SR 250 north|
|Anaheim||35.92||—||Gene Autry Way / Disney Way||HOV access only; Disney Way not signed southbound|
|36.26||109||Katella Avenue / Disney Way / Orangewood Avenue||Signed as exit 109A southbound; Disney Way not signed southbound, Orangewood Ave. not signed northbound|
|36.61||109B||Disney Way / Anaheim Boulevard||Northbound exit is via exit 109; former SR 72|
|37.40||110A||Harbor Boulevard||Signed as exit 110 northbound|
|110B||Disneyland Drive / Ball Road||Northbound exit is via exit 110|
|38.92||111||Lincoln Avenue||Former SR 214|
|113||Brookhurst Street / La Palma Avenue||Signed as exits 113A (Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue west) and 113B (La Palma Avenue east) northbound|
|Anaheim–Fullerton line||42.10||113C||SR 91 west (Artesia Freeway)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 91 east exit 24|
|Fullerton||41.50||114A||To SR 91 east / Magnolia Avenue||No northbound entrance; southbound exit signed as Magnolia Ave. only; signed as exit 114 northbound|
|Fullerton–Buena Park line||42.10||114B||SR 91 east (Riverside Freeway) – Riverside||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 91 west exit 24|
|Buena Park||Orangethorpe Avenue||Northbound entrance only|
|43.13||115||Auto Center Drive||Northbound exit only; former US 101 / SR 14|
|43.43||116||SR 39 (Beach Boulevard)|
|44.26||117||Knott Avenue, Artesia Boulevard||Former SR 91|
|La Mirada–Santa Fe Springs line||1.21||118||Valley View Avenue – La Mirada|
|Santa Fe Springs–Norwalk line||2.41||119||Carmenita Road|
|3.44||120A||Rosecrans Avenue – La Mirada||Signed as exit 120 southbound|
|Norwalk||3.64||120B||Firestone Boulevard||Under Construction Former SR 42|
|4.41||121||Norwalk Boulevard, San Antonio Drive – Norwalk||Former SR 35|
|122||Imperial Highway, Pioneer Boulevard|
|Santa Fe Springs–Downey line||6.38||123||Florence Avenue|
|6.85||124||I‑605 (San Gabriel River Freeway)||I-605 exit 11|
|Downey||8.31||125||SR 19 (Lakewood Boulevard, Rosemead Boulevard)|
|8.95||126A||Paramount Boulevard – Downey|
|Montebello–Commerce line||9.70||126B||Slauson Avenue – Montebello||No northbound entrance|
|10.88||128A||Bandini Boulevard, Garfield Avenue|
|Commerce||11.55||128B||Washington Boulevard – Commerce|
|12.80||129||Atlantic Boulevard / Eastern Avenue||Northbound signed as "Atlantic Blvd. north" only; former SR 15;|
|12.92||130A||To I‑710 south (Long Beach Freeway) / Atlantic Boulevard south||Northbound exit and entrance only|
|12.92||Triggs Street||Southbound exit and entrance only|
|13.89||130B||Eastern Avenue||Northbound exit only|
|13.78||—||I‑710 north (Long Beach Freeway) – Pasadena||Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; I-710 south exit 18|
|13.78||—||I‑710 south (Long Beach Freeway) – Long Beach||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-710 north exit 18A|
|East Los Angeles||14.25||131A||Olympic Boulevard||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 26 / SR 245|
|14.80||131B||Ditman Avenue, Indiana Street||Signed as exit 131 southbound|
|Los Angeles||14.94||132||Indiana Street, Calzona Street|
|16.05||133||Grande Vista Avenue, Concord Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|16.47||134A||SR 60 east (Pomona Freeway) – Pomona||Southbound left exit and northbound entrance; SR 60 exits 1A and 1E|
|16.59||134B||Soto Street||Signed as exit 134A southbound|
|16.88||—||US 101 north (Santa Ana Freeway north) – Los Angeles Civic Center||Northbound left exit and southbound entrance; I-5 becomes Golden State Freeway|
|16.90||134C||Seventh Street||No southbound exit; left exit northbound|
|16.90||134||I‑10 west (Santa Monica Freeway) – Santa Monica||South end of I-10 overlap; no exit number southbound; I-10 east exit 16B|
|17.56||135A||Fourth Street||Former SR 60|
|18.06||135B||Cesar Chavez Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|18.45||135C||I‑10 east (San Bernardino Freeway) – San Bernardino||North end of I-10 overlap; signed as exit 135B southbound; I-10 exit 19B|
|Marengo Street||Northbound entrance only|
|18.78||135C||Mission Road / State Street||No northbound exit|
|19.20||136A||Main Street||Signed as exit 136 southbound; no entrance ramps|
|19.73||136B||Broadway||Southbound exit is part of exit 137A|
|20.44||137A||SR 110 north (Arroyo Seco Parkway) – Pasadena||Signed as exit 137B northbound; SR 110 south exit 26B|
|20.44||137A-B||Figueroa Street||Northbound exit is part of exit 137A, southbound is part of exit 137B; direct entrance ramp to I-5 southbound; former SR 159 / SR 163 north|
|20.44||137B||SR 110 south (Arroyo Seco Parkway) – Los Angeles||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 110 north exit 26A|
|22.55||139||SR 2 (Glendale Freeway) – Glendale, Echo Park||Signed as exits 139A (north) and 139B (south) northbound; SR 2 east exit 13, west exit 13A|
|22.97||140A||Fletcher Drive||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 2|
|23.66||140B||Glendale Boulevard||Signed as exit 140 northbound|
|24.33||141A||Los Feliz Boulevard||Signed as exit 141 southbound|
|24.60||141B||Griffith Park||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|25.78||142||Colorado Street – Glendale||Former SR 134 east / SR 163 south|
|144A||SR 134 east (Ventura Freeway) – Glendale, Pasadena||Signed as exit 144 southbound; SR 134 west exit 5; northbound exit also includes direct exit ramp to Zoo Drive, which serves Los Angeles Zoo|
|27.08||144B||SR 134 west (Ventura Freeway) – Ventura||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access is via exit 145A; SR 134 east exits 5A-B|
|Burbank||28.43||145B||Alameda Avenue||Former SR 134 west|
|29.16||146A||Olive Avenue, Verdugo Avenue – Burbank|
|30.47||147A||Scott Road – Burbank||Signed as exit 147 southbound; no southbound entrance|
|30.75||147B||Lincoln Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|31.23||148||Buena Vista Street|
|Sun Valley||32.35||149||Hollywood Way||Temporary south end of HOV lanes (currently being extended to exit 144B/SR 134)|
|33.28||150A||Glenoaks Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|33.68||150B||Sunland Boulevard – Sun Valley||Signed as exit 150 southbound|
|34.28||151||Penrose Street||No northbound entrance|
|152||Lankershim Boulevard, Tuxford Street||Former SR 170|
|35.94||153A||Sheldon Street, Laurel Canyon Boulevard|
|36.36||153B||SR 170 south (Hollywood Freeway) – Hollywood||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 170 north exit 11B|
|—||SR 170 south||HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|36.86||153B||Branford Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Arleta||37.41||154||Osborne Street – Arleta|
|37.96||155A||Terra Bella Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|38.50||155B||Van Nuys Boulevard – Pacoima||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|39.05||156A||Paxton Street||Signed as exit 156B northbound|
|39.36||156B||SR 118 (Ronald Reagan Freeway)||Signed as exit 156A northbound; southbound exit to SR 118 west is via exit 156A; SR 118 exit 44A|
|Mission Hills||39.98||157A||Brand Boulevard – San Fernando||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 118|
|40.24||157B||San Fernando Mission Boulevard – San Fernando||Signed as exit 157 southbound; former US 6 south / US 99 south|
|41.60||158||I‑405 south (San Diego Freeway) – Santa Monica||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 7 south|
|Sylmar||42.65||159||Roxford Street – Sylmar||Signed as exits 159A (east) and 159B (west) northbound|
|R44.01||161A||I‑210 east (Foothill Freeway) – Pasadena||Signed as exit 161B northbound; I-210 exits 1A-B|
|R44.87||161B||Balboa Boulevard||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|—||SR 14 north||HOV access only; northtbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R45.58||162||SR 14 north (Antelope Valley Freeway) – Palmdale, Lancaster||North end of HOV lanes on I-5; SR 14 exits 1A-B|
|Santa Clarita||R49.03||166||Calgrove Boulevard|
|R50.33||167||Lyons Avenue, Pico Canyon Road|
|R51.44||168||McBean Parkway – Stevenson Ranch|
|R52.47||169||Valencia Boulevard – Valencia|
|R53.57||170||Magic Mountain Parkway||Former SR 126 east|
|R54.17||171||Rye Canyon Road||Southbound exit and entrance|
|R55.48||172||SR 126 west / Newhall Ranch Road – Ventura||SR 126 exits 40B-C|
|Castaic||R56.60||173||Hasley Canyon Road – Wayside Honor Rancho|
|R59.01||176A||Parker Road – Castaic||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R59.49||176B||Lake Hughes Road – Castaic Lake Park, Castaic||Signed as exit 176 southbound|
|R74.45||191||Vista del Lago Road|
|R77.96||195||Smokey Bear Road|
|198A||SR 138 east – Lancaster, Palmdale||Signed as exit 199 southbound|
|R81.76||198B||Quail Lake Road||Signed as exit 198 southbound|
|Frazier Park||R88.57||205||Frazier Mountain Park Road|
|Tejon Pass Rest Area|
|Fort Tejon||5.02||210||Fort Tejon|
|13.52||219||Laval Road||Signed as exits 219A (east) and 219B (west)|
|R15.86||221||SR 99 north (Golden State Highway) – Bakersfield, Fresno||Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; former US 99 north; south end of West Side Freeway|
|19.61||225||SR 166 (Maricopa Highway) – Mettler, Maricopa, Taft|
|29.07||234||Old River Road|
|33.49||239||SR 223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard) – Arvin|
|38.79||244||SR 119 (Taft Highway) – Pumpkin Center, Lamont||Former US 399|
|41.19||246||SR 43 (Enos Lane) – Shafter, Wasco, Taft, Maricopa|
|52.15||257||SR 58 – Buttonwillow, McKittrick, Bakersfield|
|54.11||Buttonwillow Rest Area|
|56.64||262||7th Standard Road, Rowlee Road||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|58.01||263||Buttonwillow, McKittrick||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|62.61||268||Lerdo Highway – Shafter|
|Lost Hills||73.02||278||SR 46 – Lost Hills, Paso Robles, Wasco||Former US 466|
|Kettleman City||16.60||309||SR 41 (E.G. Lewis Highway) – Kettleman City, Fresno, Paso Robles|
|0.23||319||SR 269 (Lassen Avenue) – Avenal|
|1.43||Avenal-Coalinga Rest Area|
|5.50||325||To SR 198 west / Jayne Avenue – King City, Coalinga|
|14.87||334||SR 198 – Lemoore, Hanford|
|17.96||337||SR 33 south / SR 145 – Kerman, Coalinga||South end of SR 33 overlap|
|29.96||349||SR 33 north (Derrick Avenue) – Mendota||North end of SR 33 overlap|
|45.80||365||Manning Avenue – San Joaquin|
|52.75||372||Russell Avenue – Dos Palos|
|60.08||379||Shields Avenue (CR J1) – Mendota|
|65.78||385||Nees Avenue – Firebaugh|
|0.65||John Chuck Erreca Rest Area|
|6.28||391||SR 165 (Mercey Springs Road) – Los Banos|
|17.58||403||SR 33 / SR 152 – Los Banos, Fresno, Hollister, Gilroy, San Jose, Monterey||Signed as exits 403A (south/east) and 403B (north/west)|
|Santa Nella||21.84||407||SR 33 to SR 152 west – Santa Nella, Gustine, Gilroy|
|32.39||418||SR 140 east – Gustine, Merced|
|5.51||423||Stuhr Road (CR J18) – Newman|
|10.72||428||Fink Road – Crows Landing|
|15.86||434||Diablo Grande Parkway, Sperry Avenue (CR J17) – Patterson|
|22.99||441||Howard Road (CR J16) – Westley|
|27.20||Westley Rest Area|
|0.68||446||I‑580 west – Tracy, San Francisco||Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance|
|3.44||449||SR 132 – Modesto, San Francisco||Signed as exits 449A (east) and 449B (west)|
|6.47||452||SR 33 south – Tracy, Vernalis||Ahern Road was former SR 33 north|
|11.06||457||Kasson Road (CR J4)|
|R11.80||458A||I‑205 Bus. west (Eleventh Street) – Tracy||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 50 west|
|R12.62||458B||I‑205 west (Robert T. Monagan Freeway) to I‑580 – San Francisco||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|Lathrop||R13.87||460||Mossdale Road, Manthey Road|
|R14.83||461||SR 120 east – Manteca, Sonora||SR 120 exits 1A-B|
|R19.58||465||Roth Road – Sharpe Depot|
|R20.95||467A||El Dorado Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 50 east|
|R21.44||467B||Mathews Road||Signed as exit 467 southbound|
|R22.51||468||French Camp Road (CR J9), Arch Airport Road – French Camp|
|Stockton||R23.66||469||Downing Avenue, Carolyn Weston Boulevard|
|25.34||471||SR 4 west (Charter Way) / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard||South end of SR 4 overlap; former SR 4 east|
|26.19||472||SR 4 east to SR 99 / Fresno Avenue – Downtown Stockton||North end of SR 4 overlap; SR 4 exits 65A-B|
|26.99||473||Pershing Avenue, Oak Street, Fremont Street|
|27.91||474A||Monte Diablo Avenue|
|28.53||474B||Country Club Boulevard, Alpine Avenue|
|31.45||477||Benjamin Holt Drive|
|35.30||481||Eight Mile Road|
|39.57||485||SR 12 – Lodi, Rio Vista, Fairfield|
|44.71||490||Peltier Road (CR J12)|
|47.60||493||Thornton Road (Walnut Grove Road, CR J11) – Thornton, Walnut Grove|
|2.13||498||Twin Cities Road (CR E13) – Walnut Grove, Galt|
|8.49||504||Hood Franklin Road – Hood, Franklin|
|Elk Grove||10.83||506||Elk Grove Boulevard (CR E12)|
|Sacramento||14.90||510||Cosumnes River Boulevard||Currently accessible west of I-5 to Freeport Boulevard (SR 160) only; road east of I-5 under construction|
|16.15||512||SR 160 south / Pocket Road, Meadowview Road – Freeport|
|18.65||514||43rd Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|19.30||515||Fruitridge Road, Seamas Avenue|
|22.25||518||Broadway, X Street|
|22.57||518||I‑80 Bus. (Capital City Freeway) / US 50 (El Dorado Freeway) to SR 99 south – San Francisco, Fresno, Placerville, South Lake Tahoe||Former I-80; I‑80 Bus./US 50 exit 4A|
|23.80||519B||J Street – Downtown Sacramento|
|25.34||521A||Garden Highway||Signed as exit 521 southbound|
|25.97||521B||West El Camino Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|26.72||522||I‑80 – San Francisco, Reno||Former I-880; I-80 exit 86|
|28.04||524||Arena Boulevard||Serves Sleep Train Arena|
|29.02||525A||Del Paso Road||Serves Sleep Train Arena|
|29.91||525B||SR 99 north to SR 70 – Yuba City, Marysville||SR 99 exit 306|
|32.73||528||Sacramento International Airport|
|33.72||Elkhorn Rest Area (Southbound only)|
|0.52||531||Road 22 – Elkhorn||Former SR 16|
|Yolo Bypass||0.84||Elkhorn Causeway|
|Woodland||5.53||536||CR E8 (Road 102)|
|R6.51||537||To SR 113 south / Main Street (I-5 Bus. north) – Woodland||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 16|
|R7.09||537||SR 113 south – Davis||South end of SR 113 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R8.26||538||SR 113 north (East Street) – Yuba City||North end of SR 113 overlap|
|R10.81||541||SR 16 west (I-5 Bus. south) – Esparto|
|R12.34||542||Yolo (Road 17)|
|R17.62||548||Zamora (Road 13, CR E10)|
|R22.61||553||I‑505 south – Winters, San Francisco||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R25.57||556||Dunnigan (Road 6, CR E4)|
|R26.33||Dunnigan Rest Area|
|R28.92||559||County Line Road|
|566||Arbuckle, College City (I-5 Bus. north)||No northbound entrance|
|R7.70||567||Frontage Road – Arbuckle (I-5 Bus. south)|
|Williams||R15.91||575||Husted Road (I-5 Bus. north)|
|R17.98||577||Williams (SR 20 Bus.)|
|R18.72||578||SR 20 – Clear Lake, Colusa, Yuba City, Marysville|
|R26.30||Maxwell Rest Area|
|R29.25||588||Maxwell (I-5 Bus. south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R7.61||601||Road 57 (I-5 Bus. north)|
|Willows||R9.87||603||SR 162 – Willows, Oroville|
|R13.90||607||Road 39 – Bayliss|
|R14.52||Willows Rest Area|
|R16.80||610||Artois (Road 33)|
|Orland||R24.82||618||South Street, Road 16|
|R25.53||619||SR 32 – Orland, Chico|
|R27.81||621||Road 7 (I-5 Bus. south)|
|R5.77||628||Liberal Avenue, Road 99W|
|R8.98||631||Corning Road, Solano Street (CR A9) – Corning|
|R10.50||Lt. John C. Helmick Rest Area|
|R10.97||633||Finnell Avenue – Richfield|
|R13.97||636||Gyle Road – Tehama, Los Molinos|
|R19.78||642||Flores Avenue – Proberta, Gerber|
|Red Bluff||R24.87||647A||South Main Street (I-5 Bus. north) – Red Bluff||Signed as exit 647 northbound|
|R24.94||647B||Diamond Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R26.53||649||SR 36 (Antelope Boulevard) to SR 99 south – Chico, Central Red Bluff|
|R28.38||651||Red Bluff (Main Street, I-5 Bus. south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; connects to SR 36 west; north end of West Side Highway|
|31.04||652||Wilcox Golf Road|
|32.24||653||Jellys Ferry Road|
|34.92||Herbert S. Miles Rest Area|
|36.37||657||Auction Yard Road, Hooker Creek Road|
|38.72||659||Sunset Hills Drive, Auction Yard Road|
|41.53||662||Bowman Road (CR A5, CR A17) – Cottonwood|
|0.91||664||Gas Point Road – Balls Ferry|
|1.91||665||Cottonwood||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|667||Deschutes Road, Factory Outlets Drive – Anderson (SR 273 north)|
|668||Central Anderson, Lassen National Park (North Street)|
|R9.77||673||Knighton Road – Redding Airport|
|Redding||R12.15||675||Bechelli Lane, Churn Creek Road|
|R14.46||677||Cypress Avenue – Redding|
|R15.45||678||SR 44 / Hilltop Drive – Eureka, Central Redding, Lassen National Park, Susanville||Signed as exits 678A (east) and 678B (west) southbound; SR 44 exits 2A-B|
|R17.32||680||SR 299 (Lake Boulevard, CR A18)|
|R18.07||681A||Twin View Boulevard||Signed as exit 681 northbound|
|R18.48||681B||SR 273 south (Market Street)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|City of Shasta Lake||R21.00||684||Pine Grove Avenue|
|R22.14||685||SR 151 (Shasta Dam Boulevard)|
|R24.08||687||Wonderland Boulevard – Mountain Gate|
|R26.04||689||Fawndale Road, Wonderland Boulevard|
|R27.63||690||Bridge Bay Road|
|Lake Shasta||Pit River Bridge|
|R29.32||692||Turntable Bay Road|
|R30.23||693||Packers Bay Road||Southbound exit and entrance|
|R31.03||O'Brien Rest Area (Northbound only)|
|R32.16||695||Shasta Caverns Road – O'Brien|
|R36.83||698||Gilman Road, Salt Creek Road|
|R41.05||702||Lakeshore Drive, Antlers Road|
|R42.32||704||Riverview Drive – Lakehead|
|R43.34||Lakehead Rest Area (Southbound only)|
|59.35||720||Flume Creek Road|
|65.41||726||Soda Creek Road|
|66.00||727||Crag View Drive||Northbound exit only|
|66.84||728||Railroad Park Road, Crag View Drive|
|0.69||729||Dunsmuir (I-5 Bus. north)|
|3.84||732||Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 Bus. south), Siskiyou Avenue|
|R8.49||736||SR 89 – McCloud, Lassen National Park, Reno|
|R8.79||737||Mount Shasta (I-5 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Mount Shasta||R10.49||738||Central Mount Shasta|
|R12.06||740||Mount Shasta (I-5 Bus. south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R13.18||741||Abrams Lake Road|
|R15.34||743||Summit Drive, Truck Village Drive|
|Weed||R17.44||745||South Weed Boulevard (I-5 Bus. north) – South Weed|
|R19.07||747||US 97 (I-5 Bus.) – Central Weed, Klamath Falls|
|R19.86||748||To US 97 / North Weed Boulevard (SR 265, I-5 Bus. south) – Central Weed, Klamath Falls|
|R23.00||751||Stewart Springs Road (I-5 Bus. north) – Edgewood, Gazelle|
|R25.35||753||Weed Airport Road||Serves Weed Airport, Weed Rest Area|
|Grenada||R38.21||766||Montague, Grenada, Gazelle (CR A12, I-5 Bus. south)|
|R42.51||770||Easy Street, Shamrock Road|
|Yreka||R45.62||773||SR 3 – Yreka, Fort Jones, Etna|
|R48.24||776||Montague, Yreka (SR 3)|
|R58.33||786||SR 96 (Klamath River Highway)||Serves Randolf Collier Rest Area|
|R61.55||789||Henley, Hornbrook (CR A28)|
|R62.92||790||Hornbrook Highway, Ditch Creek Road|
|Agricultural Inspection Station (southbound only)|
|R65.52||793||Bailey Hill Road|
|R69.29||I-5 north – Medford, Portland||Continuation into Oregon|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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