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California State Route 151

This past Labor Weekend while returning to the Redding Area from Lassen Volcanic National Park I made a detour onto California State Route 151.  California State Route 151 ("CA 151") is a 7 mile State Highway aligned on Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta County.  CA 151 connects Interstate 5 in the City of Shasta Lake west to Shasta Dam.  
Part 1; the history of California State Route 151According to CAhighways.org 1939 Legislative Chapter 794 defined a State Highway between from Legislative Route 3/US Route 99 in Shasta City to Shasta Summit.  This highway was added to accommodate heavy truck traffic to Shasta Dam.  This new highway was not initially given a Legislative Route Number but does appear as Legislative Route 209 ("LRN 209") on the 1940 Division of Highways Map.  LRN 209 would not be formalized as a Legislative Route until 1943 Legislative Chapter 964.  Note; the 1940 Division of Highways Map shows the LRN 209 ending at the site of Shasta Dam but the road cont…