California State Route 206 was a short eight-mile State Highway which existed in the San Bernadino area. Prior to the 1964 State Highway Renumbering what would become California State Route 206 was part of the original US Route 66 Business Loop via Kendall Drive and E Street towards downtown San Bernardino. As defined in 1964, California State Route 206 began at California State Route 30 in San Bernadino and terminated at Interstate 15 in Verdemont. California State Route 206 was ultimately deleted from the State Highway System in 1991. The original US Route 66 Business Loop can be seen co-signed with California State Route 18 at the I Street Overhead along 5th Street in San Bernardino circa 1951.
The history of California State Route 206
What was to become California State Route 206 (CA 206) was first brought into the State Highway System as part of 1933 Legislative Chapter 767 as Legislative Route Number 191 (LRN 191). The initial definition of LRN 191 was as follows:
"LRN 31 (US Route 395) near Verdemont to Highland Avenue, San Bernardino via Little Mountain."
LRN 191 is announced in the April 1933 California Highways & Public Works as a new 8-mile State Highway.
LRN 191 thusly first appears on the 1934 Division of Highways Map. LRN 191 was not assigned one of the initial Sign State Routes which were announced in the August 1934 California Highways & Public Works.