Interstate 5 in California
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length||796.77 mi (1,282.28 km)|
|Existed||July 1, 1964–present|
|History||Completed October 12, 1979|
|South end||Fed. 1 / Fed. 1D at Mexican border in San Diego|
|North end||I-5 at Oregon state line south of Ashland, OR|
|Counties||San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Siskiyou|
Interstate 5 (I-5) is a major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, stretching from the Mexican border at the San Ysidro crossing to the Canadian border near Blaine, Washington. From San Ysidro, the segment of I-5 in California runs north across the length of the state, 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 (US 101), which is primarily coastal. I-5 is known colloquially as "the 5" to Southern California residents and "5" to Northern California residents due to varieties in California English. The highway connects to the Mexican Federal Highway 1 (Fed. 1) in the south.
I-5 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, and is 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. The segment of I-5 from State Route 89 (SR 89) to US 97 forms part of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, an All-American Road. I-5 is also eligible to be included in the State Scenic Highway System; however, it is a scenic highway as designated by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) only from SR 152 to I-580.
San Diego County
I-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 Downtown San Diego. I-5 itself continues northwest and meets the western end of SR 905, 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 Naval Base San Diego and reenters the city limits of San Diego. I-5 subsequently intersects with four state routes: the southern end of SR 15 (the extension of I-15), SR 75 and the Coronado Bay Bridge, the western end of SR 94, and 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 Mexican 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 SeaWorld and Mission Bay. Thereafter, I-5 intersects the western end of SR 52 near La Jolla before entering University City. At Nobel Drive, the San Diego LDS Temple towers over I-5. Shortly afterward, I‑5 passes through the UC San Diego campus and intersects the northern terminus of I-805 before continuing north and intersecting the western end of SR 56. At this interchange, there is a local bypass that provides the only access to Carmel Mountain Road from both directions and provides the only direct access to SR 56 going northbound.
North of the San Diego city limits, I-5 enters the city limits of Solana Beach, and then three incorporated cities to the north: Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. This segment is currently undergoing expansion as part of the North Coast Corridor project. In Oceanside, I-5 intersects the SR 78 freeway and the SR 76 expressway and continues through Camp Pendleton. It then follows the Pacific Ocean coastline for the next 18 mi (29 km). 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. I-5 enters Orange County at the Cristianitos Road exit.
Upon entering Orange County, I-5 goes through San Clemente. At Dana Point, I-5 turns inland while SR 1 continues along the coast. I-5 then heads due north through San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo, intersecting the SR 73 toll road heading northwest. I-5 continues to the El Toro Y interchange with I-405 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 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 and then traverses Anaheim, passing along the north side of Disneyland. I-5 then intersects 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 southeast of Los Angeles, including La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, and Norwalk. In Downey, I-5 intersects I-605, which serves as a north–south connector route between the cities east of Los Angeles, including those in the San Gabriel Valley. I-5 then enters Commerce, passing the Citadel Outlets shopping center, and intersects I-710 before entering the large unincorporated community of East Los Angeles and later the city proper of Los Angeles. When the freeway reaches the East Los Angeles Interchange 1 mi (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 north on I-5 for about 2 mi (3.2 km) before continuing east towards San Bernardino and points farther east.
On the north side of downtown, the Golden State Freeway follows the Los Angeles River, intersects SR 110 and SR 2 and passes along the eastern side of Griffith Park. The route continues through the San Fernando Valley, intersecting the Ventura Freeway (SR 134). It briefly enters the city of Glendale and then Burbank, passing near Burbank Airport before reentering the Los Angeles city limits and intersecting the northern end of the Hollywood Freeway (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 carpool lanes also have direct connectors with the carpool lanes on the SR 170 and SR 14 freeways (an additional direct connector with the HOV lanes on I-405 near Mission Hills is planned.) 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 of Santa Clarita and passes Six Flags Magic Mountain, intersecting SR 126 just north of there. The Golden State Freeway then rises sharply, passing by Lake Castaic and undergoing a unique crossover resulting in a left-driving configuration for about 5 mi (8.0 km) before the highway crosses back into its standard alignment. It passes Pyramid Lake and intersects SR 138 before crossing the Tejon Pass through the Tehachapi Mountains, with Path 26 power lines generally paralleling the freeway. After entering Kern County, the freeway sharply descends for 12 mi (19 km) from 4,144 ft (1,263 m) at the Tejon Pass to 1,499 ft (457 m) at Grapevine near the southernmost point of the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 30 mi (48 km) south of Bakersfield and 5 mi (8.0 km) south of its interchange with SR 99 at Wheeler Ridge.
Nearly every winter, the stretch of I-5 through the Tejon Pass and Grapevine is sometimes closed by the California Highway Patrol, generally because of the icy conditions combined with the steep grade of the pass, and the high traffic during the winter holidays. Whenever there is such a closure, traffic must either wait for it to reopen, or endure a multi-hour detour. An automated gate on the median of the Golden State Freeway in Castaic north of Lake Hughes Road allows drivers to turn around when such closures occur.
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 Central Valley, and is largely removed from the major population centers such as Bakersfield, Fresno and Modesto; other state highways provide connections. I-5 still runs within the vicinity of Avenal, Coalinga, Los Banos, and a 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. After the Grapevine, I-5 crosses the California Aqueduct. This is first time out of 5 times that I-5 crosses the 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 intersects SR 46 before entering Kings County. From the Utica Avenue exit to I-580, I-5 parallels the eastern foothills of the Diablo Range. It crosses the California Aqueduct for the second time. 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 and SR 33 near the San Luis Reservoir (where SR 152 provides a major connection to the Monterey Peninsula and the Silicon Valley), and SR 140 at the Stanislaus county line. I-5 crosses the California Aqueduct for the third time between SR 152 and SR 33 and again near Crows Landing.
In San Joaquin County, I-580 splits off from I-5 south of Tracy, providing a spur-route connection to the San Francisco Bay Area. From here, I-5 crosses the California Aqueduct for the final time and intersects SR 132, a major route to Modesto and the mountains in the east, 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 near Manteca. After passing through Lathrop, I-5 heads due north through Stockton, intersecting 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 I-80 Business (I-80 Bus.). 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 I-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 the Pit River Bridge and climbing up to near the foot of Mount Shasta. Just north of the bridge over Shasta Lake, I-5 also boasts the second-largest median in California after I-8's In‑Ko‑Pah grade. 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 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.
The portion of this highway from Los Angeles to San Diego was also co-signed as US 101 until 1964–1968. The portion of this highway from Woodland to Red Bluff roughly follows old US 99W.
In California, the former western branch of Interstate 5 (the northern end of the spur into the Bay Area) connecting I-80 out of Vacaville to near Dunnigan, previously known as I-5W, was renamed I-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 I-5E.
The term "Golden State Highway" was the popular name for US 99, stretching from Mexico to Canada through the length of California. Since the construction of I-5, it has taken over the term "Golden State Freeway" from 99 south of the latter's southern terminus in Kern County.
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 of 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 complete by 2025.
The original route went through the towns of Saugus and Newhall, and then crossed Newhall Pass (current route of SR 14, the Antelope Valley Freeway). In 1862, Beale's Cut was made in the construction of a toll wagon road. The 15 ft wide (4.6 m) by 60 ft deep (18 m) "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's 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. Additionally, by 1930, a bypass road was constructed to avoid Newhall Pass via Weldon and Gavin canyons, which is the current route of I-5.
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, which is the main route between Los Angeles and the growing high desert communities of the Antelope Valley. 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).
The interchange has partially collapsed twice due to earthquakes: the 1971 Sylmar earthquake and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. As a result of the 1994 collapse, this interchange was renamed the "Clarence Wayne Dean Memorial Interchange", honoring a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer killed when he was unable to stop in time and drove off the collapsed flyover ramp from SR 14 south to I-5 south. After both earthquakes, the collapsed portions were rebuilt and surviving portions reinforced.
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 the Mojave Desert 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, construction, and improvement 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 (24 km/h) 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 mi (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 (US 99, later SR 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 mi (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 mi (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, I-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 arise.
I-5W and the San Francisco Bay Area
I-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, except I-35E and I-35W in Texas and Minnesota. Nevertheless, San Francisco is still listed as a control city on northbound I-5 between SR 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.
|San Diego||San Diego||0.00||0.00||Fed. 1 – Tijuana||Southern terminus of I-5; South end of the Montgomery Freeway; roadway continues beyond the Mexican border at San Ysidro Port of Entry as Federal Highway 1|
|0.22||0.35||1A||Camino de la Plaza||Last exit before the Mexican border (southbound) and northbound exit via the border inspection station's SENTRI and Ready lanes|
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance; south end of I-805|
|1.11||1.79||1B||Via de San Ysidro||No southbound entrance|
|2.22||3.57||2||San Ysidro Boulevard, Dairy Mart Road|
SR 905 east / Tocayo Avenue
|Future I-905; exits 1A-B on SR 905; former SR 117|
SR 75 north (Palm Avenue) – Imperial Beach
|South end of SR 75|
|Chula Vista||5.31||8.55||5B||Main Street|
|7.21||11.60||7B||J Street, Marina Parkway|
|8.47||13.63||8B||E Street (CR S17)|
SR 54 east to SR 125 Toll
|Exits 1A-B on SR 54; provides alternative access for truck border crossing at Otay Mesa Port of Entry via SR 125 south|
|9.95||16.01||10||Mile of Cars Way (24th Street), Bay Marina Drive|
|10.66||17.16||11A||Harbor Drive, Civic Center Drive|
|11.04||17.77||11B||Plaza Boulevard, 8th Street – Downtown National City|
|San Diego||11.57||18.62||12||Division Street, Main Street, National City Boulevard|
SR 15 north (Escondido Freeway) – Riverside
|Future I-15; exits 1B-C on SR 15; former SR 103|
|13.30||21.40||13B||28th Street, National Avenue – San Diego|
SR 75 south (San Diego-Coronado Bridge) – Coronado
|Exit 13 on SR 75|
|14.03||22.58||14B||Cesar E. Chavez Parkway||Formerly Crosby Street|
J Street to SR 94 east (M. L. King Jr. Freeway)
|Imperial Avenue||Southbound signage|
SR 94 east (M. L. King Jr. Freeway)
|Northern end of Montgomery Freeway and southern end of San Diego Freeway; northbound access via exit 15A; exit 1A on SR 94|
|15.32||24.66||15C||B Street, Pershing Drive||Signed as exit 15B northbound|
SR 163 north / Tenth Avenue – Escondido
|Signed as exit 16 southbound; exit 1B on SR 163; former US 395|
|16.22||26.10||16B||6th Avenue – Downtown San Diego||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|16.82||27.07||17||Front Street, 2nd Avenue – Civic Center||No northbound exit|
|16.82||27.07||17A||Hawthorn Street – San Diego Airport||No southbound exit|
|17B||Sassafras Street – Rental Car Center, San Diego Airport||Signed as exit 18A southbound|
|17.68||28.45||18A||Pacific Highway||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 101|
|18.19||29.27||18B||Washington Street||Former US 80 east|
|18.94||30.48||19||Old Town Avenue||Serves Old Town San Diego State Historic Park|
|19.97||32.14||20||Rosecrans Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 209 south|
|19.97||32.14||I-8 – Beaches, El Centro||No southbound exit to I-8 west; exit 2 on I-8|
|20.73||33.36||21||Sea World Drive, Tecolote Road|
|22.17||35.68||22||Clairemont Drive, E. Mission Bay Drive|
|22.78||36.66||23A||Grand Avenue, Garnet Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; connection to Mission Bay Drive; Mission Bay Drive follows the original routing of former US 101/BL I-5 and terminated at I-5 at both ends|
|23.39||37.64||23B||Balboa Avenue east||Southbound exit is via exit 23; former SR 274|
|23.39||37.64||23||Balboa Avenue, Garnet Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; connection to Mission Bay Drive; Mission Bay Drive follows the original routing of former US 101/BL I-5 and terminated at I-5 at both ends|
|25.86||41.62||26A||La Jolla Parkway west||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
SR 52 east
|Signed as exit 26 southbound; SR 52 west exit 1A|
|26.70||42.97||27||Gilman Drive, La Jolla Colony Drive|
|28.07||45.17||28A||Nobel Drive||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|28.34||45.61||28B||La Jolla Village Drive||Signed as exit 28 southbound|
|29.37||47.27||29||Genesee Avenue (CR S21)|
|30.34||48.83||30||Sorrento Valley Road||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
I-5 Local Bypass to SR 56 east
|South end of Local Bypass lanes|
I-805 south (Jacob Dekema Freeway) – Chula Vista
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; access to/from both the regular and the Local Byp. lanes; I-805 exit 33A to Local Byp. lanes; northern terminus of I-805|
|31.72||51.05||32||Carmel Mountain Road||Local Bypass lanes access only|
SR 56 east (Ted Williams Freeway)
|Local Bypass lanes access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access via exit 33|
|32.81||52.80||—||I-5 Local Bypass to Carmel Mountain Road||North end of Local Bypass lanes|
Carmel Valley Road to SR 56 east
|Signed as exit 33 southbound|
|34.04||54.78||34||Del Mar Heights Road|
|San Diego–Solana Beach line||36.18||58.23||36||Via de la Valle (CR S6)|
|Solana Beach||37.29||60.01||37||Lomas Santa Fe Drive (CR S8)|
|40.51||65.19||41A||Santa Fe Drive|
|41.42||66.66||41B||Encinitas Boulevard (CR S9)|
|Encinitas–Carlsbad line||43.98||70.78||44||La Costa Avenue|
|Carlsbad||45.48||73.19||45||Poinsettia Lane, Aviara Parkway|
|46.94||75.54||47||Palomar Airport Road (CR S12)|
|50.02||80.50||50||Carlsbad Village Drive – Downtown Carlsbad||Formerly Elm Avenue|
|50.59||81.42||51A||Las Flores Drive|
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|
|51.38||82.69||51C||Cassidy Street||No northbound exit|
|53.12||85.49||53||Mission Avenue (SR 76 Bus.) – Downtown Oceanside||Serves Mission San Luis Rey|
SR 76 east / Coast Highway (CR S21)
|Coast Highway (formerly Hill Street) is not signed southbound|
|53.84||86.65||54B||Camp Pendleton||Northbound signage|
|Coast Highway (CR S21)||Southbound signage; former US 101|
|Camp Pendleton South||54.30||87.39||54C||Harbor Drive, Vandergrift Boulevard – Oceanside, Camp Pendleton||Vandergrift Boulevard not signed northbound; Oceanside not signed southbound|
|Aliso Creek Rest Area|
|||61.99||99.76||62||Las Pulgas Road|
|||71.30||114.75||71||Basilone Road – San Onofre|
|San Clemente||72.19||116.18||72||Cristianitos Road||Former I-5 Bus. north|
|Orange||73.28||117.93||73||Avenida Magdalena||Northbound signage|
|Avenida Calafia||Southbound signage|
|73.91||118.95||74||El Camino Real||Former US 101; former I-5 Bus.|
|74.94||120.60||75||Avenida Presidio||No southbound exit|
|74.94||120.60||Avenida Palizada||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former I-5 Bus. south|
|76.56||123.21||77||Avenida Vista Hermosa|
|San Clemente–Dana Point line||78.08||125.66||78||Camino de Estrella|
|Dana Point–San Juan Capistrano line||79.06||127.23||79|
SR 1 north (Pacific Coast Highway) / Camino Las Ramblas – Beach Cities
|Pacific Coast Highway was former US 101 Alt. north|
|San Juan Capistrano||—||Stonehill Drive||Northbound entrance only|
SR 74 east (Ortega Highway) – San Juan Capistrano
|83.19||133.88||83||Junipero Serra Road|
|San Juan Capistrano–Mission Viejo line||84.83||136.52||85A|
SR 73 Toll north (San Joaquin Hills Toll Road) – Long Beach
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Mission Viejo||85.22||137.15||85B||Avery Parkway||Signed as exit 85 southbound|
|86.06||138.50||86||Crown Valley Parkway|
|Mission Viejo–Laguna Hills line||88.81||142.93||89||La Paz Road|
|Laguna Hills–Lake Forest line||90.97||146.40||91||El Toro Road (CR S18)|
|91.78||147.71||92||Lake Forest Drive||Signed as exit 92A northbound|
|Irvine||92.45||148.78||Bake Parkway||Signed as exit 92B northbound|
|HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
I-405 north (San Diego Freeway north) to SR 133 south – Long Beach
|Northern end of San Diego Freeway and southern end of Santa Ana Freeway; northbound exit and southbound entrance; El Toro Y; former SR 7|
|94.49||152.07||94B||Alton Parkway||Signed as exit 94 southbound|
|94.84||152.63||♦||Barranca Parkway||HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
SR 133 south / Barranca Parkway – Laguna Beach
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 133 north exit 10|
|96.22||154.85||96A||Sand Canyon Avenue||Signed as exit 96 northbound|
SR 133 Toll north (Eastern Toll Road) – Riverside
|Signed as exit 95 northbound; SR 133 south exits 10A-B|
Jamboree Road to SR 261 Toll
|Provides access to and from SR 261|
|Tustin||Myford Road||Exit removed in the 1990s during the expansion of I-5|
|100.50||161.74||101A||Tustin Ranch Road|
|101.37||163.14||101B||Red Hill Avenue|
|101.90||163.99||102||Newport Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|102.54||165.02||103||SR 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway) – Riverside, Anaheim, Newport Beach||Signed as exits 103A (north) and 103B (south) northbound; no southbound exit to SR 55 north; exits 10B-11A on SR 55|
|104A||First Street, Fourth Street||Signed as exit 103C northbound|
SR 55 south
|HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|♦||Grand Avenue, Santa Ana Boulevard||HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|104.04||167.44||104B||Grand Avenue, Santa Ana Boulevard||Signed as exit 104 northbound|
|♦||Main Street||HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance; removed with freeway upgrades|
|105.37||169.58||105B||Main Street, Broadway||Main Street south of I-5 was SR 73 south; north of I-5, it was former SR 51 north|
|Santa Ana–Orange line||Flower Street||Exit removed in 1991 for expansion of I-5; was southbound exit only|
|106.52||171.43||106||SR 22 (Garden Grove Freeway) – Long Beach, Orange||Signed as exits 107A (east) and 107B (west) southbound; south end of Orange Crush interchange; SR 22 east exits 14C–D, west exit 14B; no northbound exit to SR 22 east|
|106.52||171.43||107A||La Veta Avenue, Bristol Street||Northbound exit is part of exit 106; serves Angel Stadium|
SR 57 north (Orange Freeway) – Pomona
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of Orange Crush interchange; SR 57 exit 1A|
SR 57 north
|HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Orange||106.52||171.43||107B||Chapman Avenue||No southbound exit|
|107.48||172.97||107C||State College Boulevard, The City Drive||State College Boulevard was former SR 250 north|
|Anaheim||107.96||173.74||♦||Gene Autry Way, Disney Way||HOV access only; Disney Way not signed southbound|
|108.65||174.86||109||Katella Avenue, Disney Way, Orangewood Avenue||Signed as exit 109A southbound; Disney Way not signed southbound, Orangewood Avenue (former SR 51 south) not signed northbound|
|108.89||175.24||109B||Disney Way, Anaheim Boulevard||No northbound exit; Anaheim Boulevard was former SR 72|
|109.68||176.51||110A||Harbor Boulevard, Ball Road||Signed as exit 110 northbound; Ball Road not signed southbound|
|109.95||176.95||110B||Disneyland Drive, Ball Road||No northbound exit|
|♦||Disneyland Drive||HOV access only; southbound exit only|
|South Street, West Street||Exit removed in the 1990s during the expansion of I-5; was northbound exit and entrance|
|111.23||179.01||111||Lincoln Avenue||Former SR 214|
|Loara Street||Exit removed in the 1990s during the expansion of I-5; was northbound exit and entrance|
|Crescent Avenue||Exit removed in December 1997 for expansion of I-5; was northbound exit and entrance|
|112.79||181.52||113||Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue||Signed as exits 113A (Brookhurst Street, La Palma Avenue west) and 113B (La Palma Avenue east) northbound|
SR 91 west (Artesia Freeway)
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 91 east exit 24|
SR 91 west
|HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
Magnolia Avenue to SR 91 east
|No northbound entrance; southbound exit signed as Magnolia Avenue only; signed as exit 114 northbound|
|Fullerton–Buena Park line||114.38||184.08||114B|
SR 91 east (Riverside Freeway) – Riverside
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 91 west exit 24|
SR 91 east
|HOV access only; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|Buena Park||—||Orangethorpe Avenue||Northbound entrance only|
|115.41||185.73||115||Auto Center Drive||Formerly Manchester Boulevard; northbound exit only; southbound entrance removed; former US 101 / SR 14|
|115.71||186.22||116||SR 39 (Beach Boulevard)|
|Buena Park–La Mirada line||116.54||187.55||117||Knott Avenue, Artesia Boulevard||Former SR 91|
|Los Angeles||La Mirada–Santa Fe Springs line||117.87||189.69||118||Valley View Avenue|
|Santa Fe Springs||Alondra Boulevard||Closed April 18, 2017|
|Santa Fe Springs–Norwalk line||119.07||191.62||119||Carmenita Road|
|120.10||193.28||120||Rosecrans Avenue||Formerly exit 120A northbound|
|Norwalk||120.30||193.60||120B||Firestone Boulevard||Closed; was northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 42|
|120.88||194.54||121||Norwalk Boulevard, Imperial Highway||Signed as exit 122 southbound; former SR 35 (Norwalk Boulevard); former SR 90 (Imperial Highway)|
|121.57||195.65||122||Imperial Highway, Pioneer Boulevard||Combined with exit 121 with freeway upgrades|
|Santa Fe Springs–Downey line||123.04||198.01||123||Florence Avenue||No southbound exit|
|123.51||198.77||124||I-605 (San Gabriel River Freeway)||I-605 exit 11|
|Downey||124.97||201.12||125||SR 19 (Lakewood Boulevard, Rosemead Boulevard)|
|Montebello–Commerce line||126.36||203.36||126B||Slauson Avenue – Montebello||No northbound entrance|
|127.54||205.26||128A||Bandini Boulevard, Garfield Avenue||Bandini Boulevard not signed northbound|
|129.46||208.35||129||Atlantic Boulevard, Eastern Avenue||Northbound exit signed as "Atlantic Boulevard north" only; former SR 15;|
Atlantic Boulevard south to I-710 south (Long Beach Freeway)
|Northbound exit and entrance only|
|129.71||208.75||Triggs Street||Southbound exit and entrance only|
|130.44||209.92||130B||Eastern Avenue||Northbound exit only|
I-710 north (Long Beach Freeway) – Pasadena
|Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; I-710 south exit 18|
I-710 south (Long Beach Freeway) – Long Beach
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-710 north exit 18A|
|East Los Angeles||130.81||210.52||131A||Olympic Boulevard||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 26 / SR 245|
|131.46||211.56||131B||Ditman Avenue, Indiana Street||Signed as exit 131 northbound|
|Los Angeles||131.60||211.79||132||Indiana Street, Calzona Street|
|132.86||213.82||133||Grande Vista Avenue||Northbound exit; southbound entrance via Concord Street|
US 101 north (Santa Ana Freeway north) – Los Angeles
|I-5 south transitions onto Santa Ana Freeway south southern end of Golden State Freeway; northbound left exit and southbound entrance; south end of East Los Angeles Interchange proper; access to Los Angeles Civic Center|
I-10 west (Santa Monica Freeway) – Santa Monica
|Northbound exit signage|
|133.37||214.64||134B||Soto Street||Signed as exit 134A southbound, previously exit 133A for northbound|
SR 60 east (Pomona Freeway) – Pomona
|Southbound left exit and northbound entrance; SR 60 exits 1A and 1E|
|133.41||214.70||134C||Seventh Street||No southbound exit; left exit northbound, formerly exit 133B|
I-10 west (Santa Monica Freeway) – Santa Monica
|Southern end of I-10 overlap; southbound exit signage; I-5 south follows I-10 exit 16B; north end of East Los Angeles Interchange proper|
|134.22||216.01||135A||Fourth Street||Former SR 60|
|135.11||217.44||135B||Cesar Chavez Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; formerly Brooklyn Avenue|
I-10 east (San Bernardino Freeway) – San Bernardino
|Northern end of I-10 overlap; 5-10 Split portion of the East Los Angeles Interchange; signed as exit 135B southbound; I-10 exit 19B|
|—||Marengo Street||Northbound entrance only|
|135.45||217.99||135C||Mission Road||No northbound exit|
|136A||Main Street||Signed as exit 136 southbound; no entrance ramps|
|136.39||219.50||136B||Broadway||Southbound exit is part of exit 137A|
SR 110 north (Arroyo Seco Parkway) – Pasadena
|Signed as exit 137B northbound; SR 110 south exit 26B|
|137.10||220.64||137||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|
SR 110 south (Arroyo Seco Parkway) – Los Angeles
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; SR 110 north exit 26A|
|139.21||224.04||139||SR 2 (Glendale Freeway) – Glendale, Echo Park||Signed as exits 139A (north) and 139B (south) northbound; SR 2 north exit 13, south exit 13A|
|139.68||224.79||140A||Fletcher Drive||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 2|
|140.32||225.82||140B||Glendale Boulevard||Signed as exit 140 northbound|
|140.82||226.63||141A||Los Feliz Boulevard||Signed as exit 141 southbound|
|140.99||226.90||141B||Griffith Park||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|142.44||229.23||142||Colorado Street||Former SR 134 east / SR 163 south|
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 the Los Angeles Zoo|
SR 134 west (Ventura Freeway) – Ventura
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance; southbound access is via exit 145A; SR 134 east exits 5A-B|
Western Avenue to SR 134 west
|Burbank||145.09||233.50||145B||Alameda Avenue||Former SR 134 west|
|145.82||234.67||146A||Olive Avenue, Verdugo Avenue|
|147.27||237.01||147A||Scott Road||Former interchange with no southbound entrance; closed as part of the Empire Avenue interchange project|
|147.30||237.06||147B||Lincoln Street||Former northbound exit and southbound entrance; closed as part of the Empire Avenue interchange project|
|147.41||237.23||147||Empire Avenue, N. San Fernando Boulevard||Access to Hollywood Burbank Airport|
|147.89||238.01||148||Buena Vista Street|
|Los Angeles||149.01||239.81||149||Hollywood Way||Temporary southern end of HOV lanes (currently being extended to exit 144B/SR 134); Access to Hollywood Burbank Airport|
|149.94||241.31||150A||Glenoaks Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|150.34||241.95||150B||Sunland Boulevard – Sun Valley||Signed as exit 150 southbound|
|150.94||242.91||151||Penrose Street||No northbound entrance|
|151.65||244.06||152||Lankershim Boulevard, Tuxford Street||Former SR 170|
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|
|153.02||246.26||153B||Branford Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|154.07||247.95||154||Osborne Street – Arleta|
|154.62||248.84||155A||Terra Bella Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|155.16||249.71||155B||Van Nuys Boulevard – Pacoima||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
Paxton Street to SR 118 west
|Signed as exit 156B northbound|
|156.02||251.09||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|
|156.64||252.09||157A||Brand Boulevard – San Fernando||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 118|
|156.90||252.51||157B||San Fernando Mission Boulevard – San Fernando||Signed as exit 157 southbound; former US 6 south / US 99 south|
I-405 south (San Diego Freeway) – Santa Monica
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 7 south|
I-5 Truck south to I-405 south
|Southbound truck route|
|159.31||256.38||159||Roxford Street – Sylmar||Signed as exits 159A (east) and 159B (west) northbound|
I-210 east (Foothill Freeway) – Pasadena
|Signed as exit 161 northbound; I-210 exits 1A-B|
I-5 Truck north to SR 14 north
|South end of truck route; south end of Newhall Pass interchange at Newhall Pass|
SR 14 north
|HOV access only; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|161.09||259.25||161B||Balboa Boulevard, San Fernando Road||Southbound exit only; northbound entrance is via Sierra Highway|
SR 14 north (Antelope Valley Freeway) – Palmdale, Lancaster
|Northern end of HOV lanes on I-5; SR 14 exits 1A-B; southbound entrance includes direct exit ramp to exit 161B|
I-5 Truck south to SR 14 north / Sierra Highway
|North end of truck route; north end of Newhall Pass interchange at Newhall Pass|
|Santa Clarita||165.69||266.65||166||Calgrove Boulevard|
|166.99||268.74||167||Lyons Avenue, Pico Canyon Road|
|168.10||270.53||168||McBean Parkway – Stevenson Ranch|
|169.13||272.19||169||Valencia Boulevard – Valencia|
|170.23||273.96||170||Magic Mountain Parkway||Former SR 126 east|
|170.82||274.91||171||Rye Canyon Road||Southbound exit and entrance only|
SR 126 west / Newhall Ranch Road – Ventura
|Castaic||173.26||278.83||173||Hasley Canyon Road|
|175.67||282.71||176A||Parker Road – Castaic||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|176.15||283.49||176B||Lake Hughes Road – Castaic Lake Park, Castaic||Signed as exit 176 southbound|
|||191.13||307.59||191||Vista del Lago Road|
|||194.62||313.21||195||Smokey Bear Road|
SR 138 east – Lancaster, Palmdale
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|||198.42||319.33||198||Quail Lake Road||Signed as exit 198B northbound|
SR 138 east – Lancaster, Palmdale
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|||202.46||325.83||202||Gorman||Connects to Gorman School Road|
|||203.67||327.78||Tejon Pass, elevation 4,144 feet (1,263 m)|
|Lebec||205.23||330.29||205||Frazier Mountain Park Road|
|Kern||205.97||331.48||Tejon Pass Rest Area|
|206.88||332.94||207||Lebec||Connects to Lebec Service Road, Lebec Road|
|210.29||338.43||210||Fort Tejon||Connects to Lebec Road|
|||215.42||346.68||215||Grapevine||Connects to Grapevine Road West, Grapevine Road East|
|Wheeler Ridge||218.79||352.11||219||Laval Road||Signed as exits 219A (east) and 219B (west)|
SR 99 north (Golden State Highway) – Bakersfield, Fresno
|Wheeler Ridge Interchange; southern end of West Side Freeway; northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; former US 99 north|
I-5 Truck south
|Southbound truck bypass|
|||224.88||361.91||225||SR 166 (Maricopa Highway) – Mettler, Maricopa, Taft|
|||234.34||377.13||234||Old River Road|
SR 223 east (Bear Mountain Boulevard) – Arvin
|||244.06||392.78||244||SR 119 (Taft Highway) – Pumpkin Center, Lamont||Former US 399|
|||246.46||396.64||246||SR 43 (Enos Lane) – Shafter, Wasco, Taft, Maricopa|
|||252.82||406.87||253||Stockdale Highway||Future SR 58 east|
|Buttonwillow||257.42||414.28||257||SR 58 – Buttonwillow, McKittrick, Bakersfield|
|259.38||417.43||Buttonwillow Rest Area|
|||261.91||421.50||262||7th Standard Road, Rowlee Road||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|||263.28||423.71||263||Buttonwillow, McKittrick||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; connects to Buttonwillow Drive|
|||267.88||431.11||268||Lerdo Highway – Shafter|
|Lost Hills||278.29||447.86||278||SR 46 – Lost Hills, Paso Robles, Wasco||Former US 466|
|Kettleman City||308.90||497.13||309||SR 41 (E.G. Lewis Highway) – Kettleman City, Fresno, Paso Robles|
|Avenal||319.25||513.78||319||SR 269 (Lassen Avenue)|
|Fresno||||320.45||515.71||Avenal-Coalinga Rest Area|
Jayne Avenue to SR 198 west – King City, Coalinga
|||333.89||537.34||334||SR 198 – Lemoore, Hanford|
SR 33 south – Coalinga
|Southbound signage; southern end of SR 33 overlap|
SR 145 north – Kerman
|Northbound signage; southern terminus of SR 145|
SR 33 north (Derrick Avenue) – Mendota
|Northern end of SR 33 overlap|
|||379.10||610.10||379||Shields Avenue (CR J1) – Mendota|
|||384.80||619.28||385||Nees Avenue – Firebaugh|
|Merced||||385.83||620.93||John Erreca Safety Roadside Rest Area|
SR 165 north (Mercey Springs Road) – Los Banos
|||402.76||648.18||403||SR 33 / SR 152 – Los Banos, Hollister, Gilroy, San Jose, Monterey||Signed as exits 403A (south/east) and 403B (north/west)|
|Santa Nella||407.02||655.04||407||SR 33 – Santa Nella, Gustine, Gilroy|
SR 140 east – Gustine, Merced
|Stanislaus||||423.17||681.03||423||Stuhr Road (CR J18) – Newman|
|||428.38||689.41||428||Fink Road – Crows Landing|
|Patterson||433.52||697.68||434||Diablo Grande Parkway, Sperry Avenue (CR J17) - Patterson|
|||440.73||709.29||441||Howard Road (CR J16) – Westley|
|||444.86||715.93||Westley Rest Area|
I-580 west – Tracy, San Francisco
|Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance|
|||449.16||722.85||449||SR 132 – Modesto, San Francisco||Signed as exits 449A (east) and 449B (west)|
SR 33 south (Ahern Road) – Tracy, Vernalis
|Ahern Road north of I-5 was former SR 33 north|
|||456.78||735.12||457||Kasson Road (CR J4)|
I-205 BL west (Eleventh Street) – Tracy
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 50 west|
I-205 west (Robert T. Monagan Freeway) to I-580 – San Francisco
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|459.59||739.64||460||Mossdale Road, Manthey Road|
SR 120 east – Manteca, Sonora
|SR 120 exits 1A-B|
|465.30||748.83||465||Roth Road – Sharpe Depot|
|French Camp||466.57||750.87||467A||El Dorado Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 50 east|
|467.16||751.82||467B||Mathews Road||Signed as exit 467 southbound|
|Stockton||468.26||753.59||468||French Camp Road (CR J9), Arch Airport Road|
|469.38||755.39||469||Downing Avenue, Carolyn Weston Boulevard|
SR 4 west (Charter Way / SR 4 Bus. east)
|Southern end of SR 4 overlap; former SR 4 east|
SR 4 east to Navy Drive / SR 99 – Downtown Stockton
|Northern end of SR 4 overlap; serves the Port of Stockton; SR 4 exits 65A-B|
|472.71||760.75||473||Pershing Avenue, Oak Street, Fremont Street|
|473.64||762.25||474A||Monte Diablo Avenue|
|474.25||763.23||474B||Country Club Boulevard, Alpine Avenue|
|477.17||767.93||477||Benjamin Holt Drive|
|481.02||774.13||481||Eight Mile Road|
|||485.27||780.97||485||SR 12 – Lodi, Fairfield|
|||490.43||789.27||490||Peltier Road (CR J12)|
|||493.33||793.94||493||Thornton, Walnut Grove||Connects to CR J11|
|Sacramento||||497.67||800.92||498||Twin Cities Road (CR E13)|
|||504.03||811.16||504||Hood Franklin Road|
|Elk Grove||506.37||814.92||506||Elk Grove Boulevard (CR E12)|
|Sacramento||509.91||820.62||510||Cosumnes River Boulevard|
Pocket Road, Meadowview Road to SR 160 south – Freeport
|514.19||827.51||514||43rd Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|514.84||828.55||515||Fruitridge Road, Seamas Avenue|
US 50 (I-80 BL/I-305) to SR 99 south – South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco
|Southern end of SR 99 overlap; former I-80; US 50/I-80 BL exit 4A; provides direct exit/entrance ramps to/from Broadway|
|518.72||834.80||519A||Q Street||Entrances are via P Street; serves Golden 1 Center|
|519.34||835.80||519B||J Street – Downtown Sacramento||Entrances are via I Street; serves Golden 1 Center|
|520.88||838.28||521A||Garden Highway||Signed as exit 521 southbound|
|521.51||839.29||521B||West El Camino Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|522.26||840.50||522||I-80 – San Francisco, Reno||Former I-880; I-80 exit 86|
|524.56||844.20||525A||Del Paso Road|
SR 99 north – Yuba City, Marysville
|Northern end of SR 99 overlap; SR 99 exit 306|
|||527||Metro Air Parkway|||
|||528.27||850.17||528||Sacramento International Airport||Connects to Airport Boulevard|
|||529.26||851.76||Elkhorn Rest Area (southbound only)|
|Yolo||||530.71||854.09||531||Road 22||Former SR 16|
|Yolo Bypass||530.71||854.09||Elkhorn Causeway|
|Woodland||535.72||862.16||536||Road 102 (CR E8)|
Main Street (I-5 Bus. north) to SR 113 south – Woodland
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former SR 16|
SR 113 south – Davis
|Southern end of SR 113 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance|
SR 113 north (East Street) – Yuba City
|Northern end of SR 113 overlap|
SR 16 west (I-5 Bus. south) – Esparto
|||542.53||873.12||542||Yolo||Connects to Road 17|
|||547.81||881.61||548||Zamora||Connects to Road 13, CR E10|
I-505 south – Winters, San Francisco
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|||555.76||894.41||556||Dunnigan||Connects to Road 6, CR E4|
|||556.52||895.63||Dunnigan Rest Area|
|||559.11||899.80||559||County Line Road|
|Colusa||Arbuckle||565.90||910.73||566||Arbuckle, College City||No northbound entrance; connects to I-5 Bus. north|
|566.81||912.19||567||Frontage Road (I-5 Bus. south) – Arbuckle||Former US 99W|
|Williams||575.02||925.40||575||Husted Road (I-5 Bus. north)|
|577.09||928.74||577||Williams||Connects to SR 20 Bus.|
|577.83||929.93||578||SR 20 – Clear Lake, Colusa|
|||583.41||938.91||Maxwell Rest Area|
|||588.36||946.87||588||Maxwell||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 99W; connects to I-5 Bus. south|
|Glenn||||595.00||957.56||595||Road 68 – Princeton|
|Willows||601.09||967.36||601||Road 57 (I-5 Bus. north)|
|603.35||971.00||603||SR 162 – Willows, Oroville|
|||607.38||977.48||607||Road 39 – Bayliss|
|||608.00||978.48||Willows Rest Area|
|||610.28||982.15||610||Artois||Connects to Road 33|
|Orland||618.30||995.06||618||South Street, Road 16|
|619.29||996.65||619||SR 32 – Orland, Chico|
|||621.29||999.87||621||Road 7 (I-5 Bus. south)|
|Tehama||||628.00||1,010.67||628||Liberal Avenue, Road 99W|
|631.21||1,015.83||631||Corning Road, Solano Street (CR A9)|
|||632.73||1,018.28||Lt. John C. Helmick Rest Area|
|||632.77||1,018.34||633||Finnell Avenue – Richfield|
|||636.20||1,023.86||636||Gyle Road (CR A11) – Tehama, Los Molinos|
|||642.01||1,033.21||642||Flores Avenue – Proberta, Gerber|
|Red Bluff||647.10||1,041.41||647A||South Main Street (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 north)||Signed as exit 647 northbound; former US 99W|
|647.17||1,041.52||647B||Diamond Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
SR 36 (Antelope Boulevard) to SR 99 – Chico
|Former US 99E|
|650.61||1,047.06||651||Main Street (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; connects to SR 36 west; northern end of West Side Freeway|
|651.78||1,048.94||652||Wilcox Golf Road|
|||652.98||1,050.87||653||Jellys Ferry Road|
|||655.66||1,055.18||Herbert S. Miles Rest Area|
|||657.11||1,057.52||657||Auction Yard Road, Hooker Creek Road|
|||659.46||1,061.30||659||Sunset Hills Drive, Auction Yard Road|
|||662.27||1,065.82||662||Bowman Road / CR A17 – Cottonwood|
|Shasta||Cottonwood||663.76||1,068.22||664||Gas Point Road|
|664.76||1,069.83||665||Cottonwood||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
SR 273 north (Historic US 99 north)
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|667.14||1,073.66||667B||Deschutes Road, Factory Outlets Drive||Signed as exit 667 southbound; no southbound entrance|
|668.49||1,075.83||668||Balls Ferry Road||Northbound signage|
|North Street||Southbound signage|
|||672.62||1,082.48||673||Knighton Road – Redding Airport|
|Redding||675.00||1,086.31||675||S. Bonnyview Road, Churn Creek Road|
|678.30||1,091.62||678||SR 44 – Eureka, Lassen National Park||Signed as exits 678A (east) and 678B (west) southbound; SR 44 exits 2A-B; NB exit to SR 44 east provides exit ramp to Hilltop Drive|
|680.17||1,094.63||680||SR 299 (Lake Boulevard)|
|680.92||1,095.83||681A||Twin View Boulevard||Signed as exit 681 northbound|
|681.33||1,096.49||681B||SR 273 (Market Street / Historic US 99 south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|Shasta Lake||683.85||1,100.55||684||Pine Grove Avenue|
|684.99||1,102.38||685||SR 151 (Shasta Dam Boulevard)|
|686.93||1,105.51||687||Wonderland Boulevard – Mountain Gate|
|||688.89||1,108.66||689||Fawndale Road, Wonderland Boulevard|
|||690.48||1,111.22||690||Bridge Bay Road|
|||690.56||1,111.35||Pit River Bridge over Shasta Lake|
|||692.17||1,113.94||692||Turntable Bay Road|
|||693.45||1,116.00||693||Packers Bay Road||Southbound exit and entrance only|
|||693.88||1,116.69||O'Brien Rest Area (northbound only)|
|||695.01||1,118.51||695||Shasta Caverns Road – O'Brien|
|||698.18||1,123.61||698||Gilman Road, Salt Creek Road|
|Lakehead-Lakeshore||702.40||1,130.40||702||Lakeshore Drive, Antlers Road|
|703.66||1,132.43||704||Riverview Drive – Lakehead|
|704.50||1,133.78||Lakehead Rest Area (southbound only)|
|||707.11||1,137.98||707||Vollmers, Delta||Connects to Delta School Road|
|||710.31||1,143.13||710||Slate Creek Road – La Moine|
|||711.97||1,145.80||712||Pollard Flat||Connects to Pollard Camp Road|
|||720.21||1,159.07||720||Flume Creek Road|
|||724.44||1,165.87||724||Castella||Connects to Castle Creek Road|
|||726.27||1,168.82||726||Soda Creek Road|
|||726.86||1,169.77||727||Crag View Drive||Northbound exit only|
|||727.70||1,171.12||728||Railroad Park Road, Crag View Drive|
|Siskiyou||||728.57||1,172.52||729||Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 north)|
|Dunsmuir||730.39||1,175.45||730||Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 BL / Historic US 99)||Northbound signage|
|Central Dunsmuir||Southbound signage|
|731.72||1,177.59||732||Dunsmuir Avenue (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 south), Siskiyou Avenue|
|||736.36||1,185.06||736||SR 89 – McCloud, Reno|
|||736.70||1,185.60||737||S. Mount Shasta Boulevard (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Mount Shasta||738.37||1,188.29||738||W. Lake Street (CR A10)|
|739.94||1,190.82||740||N. Mount Shasta Boulevard (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|741.06||1,192.62||741||Abrams Lake Road|
|||743.22||1,196.10||743||Summit Drive, Truck Village Drive|
|Weed||745.32||1,199.48||745||Vista Drive (I-5 BL north)|
|746.95||1,202.10||747||US 97 (S. Weed Boulevard / I-5 BL / Historic US 99 north) – Klamath Falls|
|747.74||1,203.37||748||SR 265 (N. Weed Boulevard / I-5 BL / Historic US 99 south)|
|||750.54||1,207.88||751||Stewart Springs Road – Edgewood, Gazelle|
|||753.43||1,212.53||753||Weed Airport Road||Serves Weed Airport, Weed Rest Area|
|Grenada||765.75||1,232.36||766||Montague, Grenada, Gazelle||Connects to CR A12|
|||770.05||1,239.28||770||Easy Street, Shamrock Road|
To SR 3 (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 north) – Yreka, Fort Jones, Etna
|775.04||1,247.31||775||Central Yreka||Northbound signage|
|Miner Street, N. Foothill Drive||Southbound signage|
|775.72||1,248.40||776||SR 3 (I-5 BL / Historic US 99 south) – Montague|
SR 96 west (Klamath River Highway) – Willow Creek
|Serves Randolf Collier Rest Area|
|Hornbrook||789.03||1,269.82||789||Henley, Hornbrook CR A28|
|790.40||1,272.03||790||Hornbrook Highway, Ditch Creek Road|
|||790.32||1,271.90||Agricultural Inspection Station (southbound only)|
|||793.00||1,276.21||793||Bailey Hill Road|
|||795.81||1,280.73||796||Hilt||Connects to Hilt Road|
I-5 north – Medford, Portland
|Continuation into Oregon|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Newhall Pass truck route
The I-5 truck route through the Newhall Pass Interchange in Sylmar has its own separate exits. The route runs from the I-210 interchange to north of the SR 14 interchange.
The entire route is in Los Angeles County. All exits are unnumbered.
I-5 south – Los Angeles
|South end of I-5 truck route|
I-210 east (Foothill Freeway) – Pasadena
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|1.57||2.53||Sierra Highway||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
SR 14 north – Palmdale, Lancaster
|No northbound entrance|
I-5 north – Sacramento
|North end of I-5 truck route|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
There are six signed auxiliary Interstate Highways associated with I-5 in California:
- I-105 runs from SR 1 near El Segundo and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) east to I-605 in Norwalk.
- I-205 runs from I-580 to I-5, forming the north side of a triangle around Tracy.
- I-405 is a bypass route of I-5, running along the southern and western parts of Greater Los Angeles from Irvine north to near San Fernando.
- I-505 runs from I-80 in Vacaville north to I-5 near Dunnigan.
- I-605 runs from I-405 and SR 22 in Seal Beach north to I-210 in Duarte.
- I-805 is a bypass route of I-5 in the San Diego area, running from the San Diego district of San Ysidro near the Mexico–U.S. border to near Del Mar.
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Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: California (North) (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
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[Highway Patrol Officer John Lutz] adds that the Highway Patrol regards this short-term closure as routine: "This happens nearly every year"
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the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday strongly defended its decision to cut traffic off, saying that the icy road surface, steep grade of the Tejon Pass and heavy post-holiday traffic volume made the Grapevine simply too dangerous to navigate.
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Starting Wednesday, Bakersfield motorists will be able to trim almost 40 minutes off traveling time to the San Francisco Bay area via Interstate 5—providing they don't run out of gas first.
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Interstate designation, under the current proposal, would apply to the 260-mile [420 km] segment between the junction of State Route 99 with I-5 south of Bakersfield to I-5 in Stockton using State Route 4 as the connector to I-5. Since there is an I-99 route currently in existence in Pennsylvania, it is anticipated that should designation be granted, the Route 99 designation would become I-7 or I-9 to satisfy Interstate numbering convention.
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- Los Angeles and Vicinity (Map). Division of Highways. 1963. Shows that Legislative Route 172, which became SR 60 in 1964, was on Fourth Street
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