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Bond issues were:

  • 1909 c. 383 p. 647
  • 1915 c. 404 p. 650
  • 1919 res. c. 46 p. 1518

Routes added before 1917 were added to the "regular" state highway system in 1917 and assigned numbers. Every law listed below, unless noted, was repealed by 1935 c. 29 p. 351, some obsolete and others incorporated into the new code.

Highway name Law name Approved Chapter Route Notes 1935 status
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act to authorize the State of California to secure the title to and right of way for that certain wagon road...commencing a short distance easterly from the village of Smith's Flat...and running thence to Lake Tahoe... 1895-03-26 128 p. 119 11 (extension) Superseded by 1897 c. 245 and 1907 c. 183 (An act to create...a department of engineering...)
Folsom Highway An act to provide for the construction of a state highway or wagon road from Sacramento City to Folsom... 1897-03-29 176 p. 239 11 (extension) Used for Route 11
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act to create the office of Lake Tahoe Wagon Road Commissioner... 1897-04-01 245 p. 388 11 (extension) Already a state highway Repealed by 1907 c. 183 (An act to create...a department of engineering...)
Mono Lake Basin State Road An act to provide for the construction of a free wagon road from the Mono lake basin to connect with a road called "Tioga road," at or near the "Tioga mine," and making an appropriation therefor. 1899-02-23 26 p. 26 40 Declared to be a state highway Used for Route 40
Sonora and Mono Road An act to declare a part of the Sonora and Mono wagon road, commencing east of Sonora, at a point known as Long Barn...and running thence across the summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains to Bridgeport...a state highway. 1901-03-12 111 p. 272 13, 23 (extensions) Used for Routes 13, 23
An act to provide for locating and surveying a proposed highway from a point on the Trinity river...near the town of North Fork, thence westerly down said river about forty miles to connect with an existing road in Humboldt county... 1903-03-26 366 p. 515 20 Not a state highway until 1916 Obsolete
Sonora and Mono Road An act...for the purpose of erecting and constructing bridges, culverts, and grading upon the Sonora and Mono road, a state highway. 1905-03-18 150 p. 146 13, 23 (extensions) Already a state highway Obsolete
An act to aid the county of Modoc...on the county road between Alturas and Cedarville... 1905-03-22 589 p. 790 28 Not a state highway until 1921 Obsolete
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act to provide for the construction of permanent bridge work on the Lake Tahoe wagon road, a state highway... 1905-03-22 596 p. 796 11 (extension) Already a state highway Obsolete
Kings River Highway An act to provide for the location and construction of a public highway from the General Grant Park...to the Kings River canyon...and providing for a commission to take charge of, locate and construct said highway... 1905-03-22 598 p. 797 41 Not yet a state highway Obsolete
Sierra State Highway An act to make an appropriation for the location, survey and construction of a state highway from a point known as the Mount Pleasant ranch on the road between Quincy and Marysville thence in a southeasterly direction by Eureka to Downieville, Sierra county. 1907-03-08 116 p. 138 36 Used for Route 36
Trinity-Humboldt State Road An act to provide for the survey, location and construction of a state highway connecting the present county road systems of any one or all of the counties of Trinity, Tehama and Shasta with the road system of Humboldt county... 1907-03-08 117 p. 139 35 Used for Route 35
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act...for the general improvement and completion of survey of the Lake Tahoe wagon road, and for the construction of restraining walls, culverts, bridges and milestones thereon. 1907-03-08 118 p. 140 11 (extension) Already a state highway Obsolete
Sonora and Mono Road An act...for the maintenance of the Sonora and Mono road, a state highway... 1907-03-13 204 p. 246 13, 23 (extensions) Already a state highway Obsolete
Kings River Highway An act to provide for the continuation of the construction of the highway known as Kings river highway, to declare it a state highway... 1909-03-13 223 p. 351 41 Used for Route 41
Emigrant Gap State Road An act to make an appropriation for the location, survey and construction of a state highway from Emigrant Gap...to the west end of Donner Lake... 1909-03-13 224 p. 352 37 Used for Route 37
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act...for the general improvement of Lake Tahoe wagon road... 1909-04-12 523 p. 853 11 (extension) Already a state highway Obsolete
Sonora and Mono Road An act...for the purpose of partially changing the line of road and making permanent culverts on the Sonora and Mono road, a state highway. 1909-04-14 561 p. 880 13, 23 (extensions) Already a state highway Obsolete
Myers Station-McKinneys State Road An act to provide a state highway from Meyer's station...to McKinney's... 1911-03-09 158 p. 324 38 Used for Route 38
Trinity-Humboldt State Road An act...for the construction and completion of a state highway connecting the counties of Trinity, Tehama and Shasta with the road system of Humboldt county. 1911-03-23 274 p. 455 35 Already a state highway Obsolete
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act to make an appropriation for the general improvement of the Lake Tahoe wagon road; a state highway. 1911-03-31 334 p. 529 11 (extension) Already a state highway Obsolete
Alpine State Highway An act to establish the Alpine state highway; to define its course... 1911-04-15 468 p. 931 23, 24, 34 (extensions) Used for Routes 23, 24, 34
Lassen State Highway An act declaring a state highway from the Shasta county line through Lassen county to the Modoc county line... 1911-04-22 498 p. 1036 28 (extension) Also covered by the 1910 bond issue Used for Route 28
Kings River Highway An act to provide for the continuation of construction of the highway known as Kings river highway... 1911-04-21 502 p. 1044 41 Already a state highway Obsolete
Emigrant Gap State Road An act...for the maintenance of the state highway from Emigrant Gap...to the west end of Donner Lake... 1911-04-21 503 p. 1044 37 Already a state highway Obsolete
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act to make an appropriation for maintenance of the Lake Tahoe wagon road. 1913-05-20 117 p. 210 11 (extension) Already a state highway Obsolete
Trinity-Humboldt State Road An act to make an appropriation for maintenance of the Trinity-Humboldt state road. 1913-05-21 118 p. 211 35 Already a state highway Obsolete
Myers Station-McKinneys State Road An act to make an appropriation for maintenance of the state road from Meyers station to McKinneys. 1913-05-21 119 p. 211 38 Already a state highway Obsolete
Alpine State Highway An act to make an appropriation for maintenance of the Alpine state highway. 1913-05-21 120 p. 212 23, 24, 34 (extensions) Already a state highway Obsolete
Emigrant Gap State Road An act to make an appropriation for maintenance of the Emigrant Gap state road. 1913-05-21 121 p. 212 37 Already a state highway Obsolete
California Redwood Park State Road An act to provide for the survey and construction of a state highway from Saratoga Gap, on the line between the counties of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, to, into and within California Redwood Park... 1913-06-13 398 p. 855 42 Used for Route 42
Myers Station-McKinneys State Road An act to make an additional appropriation for the completion of the road from Meyer's Station...to McKinney's. 1913-06-07 423 p. 869 38 Already a state highway Obsolete
Trinity-Humboldt State Road An act...for the location and survey of a proposed highway to connect the counties of Trinity, Tehama and Shasta with the road system of Humboldt county. 1913-06-16 609 p. 1134 35 Already a state highway Obsolete
Bakersfield, Maricopa and Ventura State Highway An act declaring and establishing a state highway from the city of Bakersfield through a portion of the counties of Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura to the city of San Buenaventura, designated and known as the Bakersfield, Maricopa and Ventura state highway. 1913-06-16 610 p. 1134 N/A Not a state highway until 1933 Superseded by Route 138
Emigrant Gap State Road An act...for changing the state road known as Emigrant Gap so as to eliminate the grade crossing over the railroad track near Summit station. 1913-06-16 619 p. 1152 37 Already a state highway Obsolete
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act declaring the wagon road extending from the western end of the Lake Tahoe state wagon road to the eastern limits of the city of Placerville to be a state highway. 1915-04-10 32 p. 41 11 (extension) Used for Route 11
McKinneys-Donner Lake State Highway An act declaring the wagon road from McKinney's to the west end of Donner Lake a state highway. 1915-05-17 203 p. 441 37, 38 Used for Routes 37, 38
Yolo and Lake Highway An act to establish the Yolo and Lake highway; to define its course; to provide for its location and survey; and to make an appropriation therefor. 1915-05-17 283 p. 478 50 Not a state highway until 1919 Superseded by 1919 bond issue
Great Sierra Wagon Road (Tioga Road) An act to appropriate money to purchase a portion of the Great Sierra Wagon Road and to provide for the acceptance and maintenance of said road as a state road. 1915-05-17 306 p. 488 40 Used for Route 40
Big Oak Flat and Yosemite Road An act to take title to and thereafter maintain as a state highway, the toll road in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, known as the Big Oak Flat and Yosemite road, also a section of Tuolumne county road to connect said toll road with the Sonora lateral of the state highway. 1915-05-19 396 p. 635 40, 18 (extension) Used for Routes 18, 40
Auburn-Emigrant Gap State Highway An act declaring the county road extending from Auburn...to a point near Emigrant Gap, a state highway... 1915-06-09 678 p. 1327 37 Used for Route 37
Tahoe City-Crystal Bay State Road An act making an appropriation for the location, survey and construction of a state highway from Tahoe city...along the northern boundary of Lake Tahoe to the western boundary of the State of Nevada at Crystal Bay... 1915-06-09 680 p. 1328 39 Used for Route 39
Pasadena State Highway An act making an appropriation for the location and survey of a state highway, to be known as the Pasadena state highway. 1915-06-09 704 p. 1379 N/A Not built (roughly SR 2 and Angeles Forest Highway) - is this what was supposed to be added in the 1919 bond issue as "an extension connecting Antelope valley, in the county of Los Angeles, with the city of Los Angeles, by the most direct and practical route"? Obsolete
Kern-Ventura State Highway An act to provide for the survey, location and estimate of cost of a state highway from a point on the present located California state highway in Kern county, California, south of Bakersfeld, southerly to the town of Nordhoff, Ventura county. 1915-06-12 748 p. 1491 N/A Not built Obsolete
Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road An act to make an appropriation for the purpose of purchasing additional rights of way, land and trees on and along the course of the Lake Tahoe wagon road. 1915-06-12 762 p. 1527 11 (extension) Already a state highway Obsolete
Pescadero-Redwood Park Road An act to provide for locating, surveying and maintaining a highway from Pescadero in the county of San Mateo to the California Redwood Park in Santa Cruz county... 1915-06-12 764 p. 1529 N/A Not a state highway (via Butano Fire Trail and China Grade Road, though the latter was to be bypassed by a road along Waddell Creek [1]) Obsolete
An act providing for an appropriation for the location, survey and construction of a highway to lead from Surprise valley, in Modoc county, to the Nevada state line. 1915-06-12 765 p. 1530 28 Not a state highway until 1921 Obsolete and superseded by 1921 c. 888
San Bernardino to East End of Big Bear Lake An act declaring and establishing a state highway from the city of San Bernardino, by way of Arrowhead avenue, Waterman canyon, the "Crest drive" and Mill creek to the city of Redlands. [the actual law said from a point in Waterman Canyon to the east end of Big Bear Lake] 1917-05-29 697 p. 1314 43 Used for Route 43
Boulder Creek Road An act providing for the taking over by the State of California of a certain road in Boulder Creek township...and for the maintenance and improvement of the same as a state road... 1917-05-29 703 p. 1325 44 Used for Route 44
Mono Lake Basin State Road An act extending the Mono Lake basin state road easterly to a junction with the county road from Mono Lake post office to Mono Mills. 1917-05-29 704 p. 1326 40 Not sure exactly what part of Route 40 this is, but it apparently went into the 1935 description Used for Route 40
An act...to pay the cost of making surveys and preparing plans and estimates for the following highways: An extension of the Trinity-Humboldt state road, from its westerly end, in a westerly direction, and to the town of Bridgeville, in Humboldt county... 1917-06-01 746 p. 1519 N/A Not a state highway until 1933 Obsolete
An act...to pay the cost of making surveys and preparing plans and estimates for the following highways:...a highway beginning at or near Oxnard in Ventura county, California, and extending to a point near San Juan in Orange county, California... 1917-06-01 746 p. 1519 60 Not a state highway until 1919 Obsolete
An act...to pay the cost of making surveys and preparing plans and estimates for the following highways:...a highway from Jackson's Ranch near Pescadero in San Mateo county, California, to Governor's Camp in the California Redwood Park, Santa Cruz county, California... 1917-06-01 746 p. 1519 N/A Not built Obsolete
An act...to pay the cost of making surveys and preparing plans and estimates for the following highways:...a highway beginning at Carmel in Monterey county, California, and running thence is a southerly direction to San Simeon in San Luis Obispo county, California, and a lateral highway from a point most feasible thereon to a point at or near Jolon in said Monterey county... 1917-06-01 746 p. 1519 56 Not a state highway until 1919; lateral not built Obsolete
An act...to pay the cost of making surveys and preparing plans and estimates for the following highways:...a bridge to span San Francisco bay at or near Dumbarton Point... 1917-06-01 746 p. 1519 N/A Not a state highway until 1949 Obsolete
An act...to pay the cost of making surveys and preparing plans and estimates for the following highways:...a highway from the western boundary line of Kern county, California, to the state highway near the city of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara county, California. 1917-06-01 746 p. 1519 57 Not a state highway until 1919 Obsolete
Susanville to Nevada An act making an appropriation for the survey, location and construction of a highway between Susanville...and a point on the line between California and Nevada, approximately two miles east of Constantia... 1917-06-01 769 p. 1611 29 Not a state highway until 1919; the east end was realigned Obsolete and superseded by 1919 bond issue
Truckee to Nevada Line An act declaring and establishing a state highway from the town of Truckee running in a northeasterly direction along the present traveled road to the Nevada state line near Verdi. 1919-04-15 66 p. 102 38 (extension) Used for Route 38
Long Barn to Sonora An act declaring the public highway extending from Long Barn...to the eastern boundary of the city of Sonora to be a public state highway. 1919-05-27 510 p. 1069 13 (extension) Used for Route 13
Biggs-Willows Road An act declaring and establishing a state highway between the present state highway in Butte county and the present state highway in Glenn county, over existing county roads passing through Butte city and Glenn postoffice to Willows. 1919-05-27 542 p. 1190 45 Used for Route 45
Rio Vista to Lodi An act declaring the improved county road extending from Rio Vista to Lodi to be a state highway. 1921-06-03 831 p. 1597 53 (extension) Used for Route 53
An act making an appropriation for the paving of a road from the city of San Luis Obispo to the California Polytechnic School. 1921-06-03 832 p. 1598 N/A Not a state highway Obsolete
Chittenden to Point near San Benito River Bridge An act declaring and establishing a state highway between a point near Chittenden station in San Benito county, to a point on route two of the state highway in the vicinity of San Benito river bridge. 1921-06-03 836 p. 1606 67 Used for Route 67
San Simeon to Cambria An act declaring the county road extending from San Simeon to Cambria to be a state highway and providing for the maintenance thereof. 1921-06-03 837 p. 1606 56 (extension) Used for Route 56
Auburn to Sonora (Mother Lode Highway) An act declaring the public highway extending from Auburn in Placer county to the Sonora lateral at Sonora in Tuolumne county to be a state highway. 1921-06-03 839 p. 1608 65 Used for Route 65
Vallejo to Sears Point An act...to investigate and report upon a proposed state road...connecting the city of Vallejo with the state highway on the Black point cut-off road in southern Sonoma county and establishing the same, a state highway. 1921-06-03 841 p. 1610 N/A Not built Obsolete
Manteca to Mossdale School An act providing for the taking over by the State of California of a certain road in the county of San Joaquin...as a state road... 1921-06-03 845 p. 1627 66 Used for Route 66
An act...to augment the funds available for the construction of the state highway between San Bernardino and Yuma. 1921-06-03 880 p. 1668 26, 27 Already a state highway Not repealed (why?)
An act...for the survey and location of a state highway from Madera to the boundary of the Yosemite National Park near the Mariposa big trees. 1921-06-03 883 p. 1673 N/A Not built Obsolete
Alturas-Nevada Line An act making an appropriation to pay the cost of making a survey and preparing plans and estimates for the construction of a highway from the town of Alturas in Modoc county to the Nevada-California state line by the most direct and practical route via Cedarville connecting with the proposed Nevada state highway. 1921-06-03 888 p. 1685 28 (extension) Declared to be a state highway Used for Route 28
Truckee to Nevada Line An act declaring and establishing a state highway from the town of Truckee running in a northeasterly direction to the Nevada state line at or near Verdi. 1923-05-03 100 p. 195 38 (extension) Already a state highway; amended 1919 c. 66 and its title Used for Route 38
Bay Shore Highway (San Francisco to San Mateo) An act authorizing and directing the California highway commission to lay out and acquire a right of way or rights of way for a highway or highways from the county line of the city and county of San Francisco, in, to and through San Mateo county... 1923-05-18 181 p. 422 68 Used for Route 68
San Rafael to San Quentin An act declaring the public highway extending from Irwin street within the corporate limits of the city of San Rafael, in Marin county, California, to Point San Quentin, in Marin county, California, to be a state highway. 1925-04-20 82 p. 190 69 Used for Route 69
Needles to Topock An act authorizing and directing the California highway commission to acquire necessary rights of way, and to construct and maintain...a state highway, extending from Needles...to a point...on the boundary line between the State of California and the state of Arizona opposite the town of Topock, Arizona... 1925-05-22 279 p. 463 58 (extension) Used for Route 58
Oxnard Connection An act authorizing and directing the state highway commission to acquire necessary rights of way and to construct and maintain...a state highway, extending from the town of Oxnard to a point...upon the state highway extending from Los Angeles to Ventura, such point to be at or near the town of El Rio... 1925-05-22 309 p. 508 60 (extension) Used for Route 60
Crescent City to Oregon line An act providing for the taking over by the State of California of a certain road in the county of Del Norte, and declaring the same to be a state highway... 1925-05-23 335 p. 572 71 Used for Route 71
Ukiah to Mendocino State Hospital An act providing for the taking over by the State of California of a certain road in the county of Mendocino and declaring the same to be a state highway... 1925-05-23 351 p. 635 70 Used for Route 70
Barstow-Jean Highway (Arrowhead Trail) An act authorizing and directing the California highway commission to acquire necessary rights of way, and to construct and maintain a highway, which is hereby declared to be a state highway, extending from Barstow...to a point...on the boundary line between the state of California and the state of Nevada...which said highway is commonly known and referred to as the Arrowhead trail. 1925-05-23 369 p. 670 31 (extension) Used for Route 31
Angels Camp to Calaveras Big Trees An act declaring the county road in Calaveras county, extending from Angels Camp through Vallecita and Murphy to Calaveras Big Trees in the national forest to be a state highway. 1925-05-23 375 p. 689 24 (extension) Used for Route 24
Bay Shore Highway (San Francisco to San Jose) An act to provide for the establishment of a highway, to be known as the Bay Shore highway, in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. 1925-05-23 471 p. 1009 68 (extension) Used for Route 68
Big Oak Flat and Yosemite Road An act to amend section 1 of an act entitled "An act to take title to and thereafter maintain as a state highway, the toll road in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, known as the Big Oak Flat and Yosemite road, also a section of Tuolumne county road to connect said toll road with the Sonora lateral of the state highway," approved May 19, 1915, providing for the rerouting of said highway and the improvement and maintenance thereof. 1929-05-28 537 p. 945 40, 18 (extension) Amended 1915 c. 396 Used for Routes 18, 40
Bakersfield, Maricopa and Ventura State Highway An act to amend section 1 of an act entitled "An act declaring and establishing a state highway from the city of Bakersfield through a portion of the counties of Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura to the city of San Buenaventura, designated and known as the Bakersfield, Maricopa and Ventura state highway," approved June 16, 1913, relating to state highways. 1929-05-28 541 p. 948 N/A Amended 1913 c. 610 to truncate to Ventura-Cuyama Valley; not a state highway until 1933 Superseded by Route 138