Talk:California State Route 76

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From User:Rschen7754[edit]

We have a major problem... there is already a Wikipedia page for this highway under California State Highway 76. That page never got its name changed to California State Route 76, and now there are two pages on Wikipedia for the same highway.

  • Fixed. --atanamir 06:09, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

From User:Rschen7754[edit]

This page is a long stub.

  • what do you mean? --atanamir 02:50, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • This page might be too long to be a stub. Does it need to be reclassified?--Rschen7754 03:21, May 2, 2005 (UT)
      • in my opinion, it's not the length of the article that makes it a stub or not -- it's the content. Since CASR articles have a separate wikiproject for it now, it's easier to know whether or not to define something as a 'stub'. If the article contents more or less contain the structure outlined in Wikipedia:WikiProject California State Highways#Structure, then the 'stub' can be removed. --atanamir 04:05, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

From User:Rschen7754[edit]

Um... US 395 does not intersect CA-76; however, it used to. I labeled the junction as historic but the junction probably should be removed. --Rschen7754 03:25, May 2, 2005 (UTC)

  • oh okay, sorry -- i just get the junctions from Yahoo! maps. would the classicaiton of the junction as 'deleted (no longer in system)' be good? (it's in the legend). --atanamir 04:04, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • I marked the junction as deleted, and I added the mileposts; however, the (old) US-395 junction is not listed. However, the junction is right next to I-15 (Old US 395 acts as a frontage road to 15 now). So I know that the junction is probably about 17.0 --Rschen7754 04:06, May 3, 2005 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:California State Route 76/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Admrboltz (talk · contribs) 00:38, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose, no copyvios, spelling and grammar): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (reference section): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images and other media, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free content have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:


  • "State Route 76 (SR 76) is a 52.32-mile (84.20 km) state highway" > I'd use {{convert|52.32|mi|km|-long}} here.
    • Adjusted. --Rschen7754 19:17, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "It is an important..." - POVish? Maybe?
    • You mention important again in the very next sentence.
      • Adjusted. --Rschen7754 19:17, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • File:California State Route 76.svg needs better sourcing past the GA level.
    • I plan to redo the entire map anyway at some point. --Rschen7754 18:01, 28 December 2013 (UTC)


  • "SR 76 begins at County Route S21 (CR S21) in Oceanside. It quickly has an interchange with I-5" - Your postmarkers show this as the same point in space, and your infobox shows I-5 as the beginning, which is it?
    • I've attempted to clarify this. --Rschen7754 18:53, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Wikilink expressway to limited-access highway.
    • Done. --Rschen7754 18:53, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "current routing of I-15 15 in the community of Pala Mesa Village." - double 15s.
    • Done. --Rschen7754 18:53, 28 December 2013 (UTC)


  • Wikilink gasoline tax, and mark as "five-cents-per-gallon" (convert to L as well like I did in Interstate 470 in West Virginia).
    • Done. --Rschen7754 21:44, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "Caltrans tentatively approved the first 2.5 miles (4.0 km)" I know {{convert/spell}} isn't perfect but {{convert/spell|2+1/2|mi|km}} should be used.
    • Done. --Rschen7754 21:44, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Wouldn't File:Least Bell's Vireo USGS WERC.jpg be a more appropriate image as its the actual sub-species of bird being mentioned?
    • Done. --Rschen7754 20:13, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • CTC is abbreviated in all mentions but not written out out anywhere.
    • Done. --Rschen7754 20:53, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "The cost of this portion was $10 million; at that time" - inflation template?
    • I plan to do a pass through and get all the inflation templates before ACR. --Rschen7754 20:53, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "Construction began on widening the highway in April 2008.[99] In March 2009, two lanes of a new 1.3 miles (2.1 km) realigned segment of SR 76 opened east of I-15." - Can these two sentences be combined. That first one seems very short.
    • Done. --Rschen7754 21:12, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "new four lane divided highway planned to open in September 2009." - did they open?
    • I couldn't find any source saying that it actually opened then, so I used that wording just to be safe. --Rschen7754 21:12, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
  • "For environmental mitigation, Caltrans purchased Rancho Lilac, which was 902 acres." - One, waht is Rancho Lilac, and 2 - conversion.
    • Adjusted, and done. --Rschen7754 21:12, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Major intersections

  • Looks good to me.


  • Theres been talks on recent FACs on discouraging the use of {{reflist|2}} and using {{reflist|30em}} instead.
  • Ref 3: Thomas Brothers (2009). San Diego County Street Atlas (Map). - Can we get an OCLC or ISBN for this source?
  • First instances of items in your references should be wikilinked (e.g. Ca State Legislature, Caltrans, FHWA, etc.
  • I-805 has OCLC links for all the newspapers, if this is going to ACR next, I'd suggest getting them in sooner than later.
    • Reference formatting isn't part of the GA criteria, and I do plan to address this before ACR. Unfortunately, I am not equipped to do so while on vacation. --Rschen7754 19:48, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

External links

  • More of a personal preference, but I like to use {{commons category-inline}} as to not stack with the {{attached KML}} making unneeded whitespace in the section.
    • Generally the California articles use the box as is... I suppose it could be changed, but it's not very high on the priority list. --Rschen7754 19:48, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
All done. --Rschen7754 21:44, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Passing article as the External Links and References section are not part of the GA Criterion. --AdmrBoltz 21:47, 28 December 2013 (UTC)