Skip to main content

California State Route 114

Continuing from the previous blog entry on California State Route 109 a block to the west on Willow Road is California State Route 114.


Since CA 114 and CA 109 are closely related to the realignment of CA 84 I thought that I would link the CA 109 blog here.

California State Route 109

CA 114 is a 1 mile state highway beginning at CA 84 near the approach to the Dumbarton Bridge in Menlo Park south to US Route 84 in East Palo Alto.  CA 114 is currently unsigned but wasn't always the case.  Heading southbound from CA 84 on CA 114 the company headquarters for Facebook is can be seen directly north of Willow Road.






CA 114 south quickly crosses a series of rail tracks and enters East Palo Alto near O'Brien Drive.






CA 114 was the original alignment of CA 84 which is best evidenced by this CA 84 west shield still posted on the highway.  CA 84 was realigned in 1984 when the current Dumbarton Bridge replaced the 1927 span which in turn led to CA 114 being designated on Willow Road.





CA 114 used to have a single shield which could be seen from southbound US 101 approaching Willow Road.  The ramp for US 101 is currently undergoing repairs which led to the demise of the CA 114 shield.  CA 114 has a southern terminus at US 101.




The routing of CA 114 was originally part of Legislative Route 107 which was extended from US 101 south to the planned alignment of I-280 in 1963 according to CAhighways.org.

CAhighways on CA 114

It appears that LRN 107 was planned to extend as far south as CA 5 (modern CA 35) when it was designated in 1963 as it can be seen on the State Highway City Insert from said year.

1963 State Highway Map

By 1964 the planned segment of LRN 107 south of US 101 was renumbered to LRN 84.  It appears that CA 84 was planned to have a much different alignment than the modern one.  The changes can be seen on the 1964 State Highway Map City insert.  Interestingly the modern route of CA 84 appears as LRN 114.

1964 State Highway Map 

By 1970 LRN 84 was cut back to I-280.  It appears CA 84 was intended to multiplex I-280 west to Woodside.

1970 State Highway Map

As state above the new Dumbarton Bridge was opened to traffic in 1984 which led to the current alignment of CA 84 being created along with CA 114 and CA 109.  CA 114 appears on the 1986 State Highway Map with a proposed extension south still to I-280.

1986 State Highway Map

According to CAhighways on the above link the extension of CA 114 south to I-280 was abandoned in 1990.

Below the only known CA 114 shield ever to exist can be seen on this Google Car Image. 

CA 114 Shield Image

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

California State Route 232

This past month I drove the entirety of California State Route 232 in Ventura County. CA 232 is an approximately 4 miles State Highway aligned on Vineland Avenye which begins near Saticoy at CA 118 and traverses southwest to US Route 101 in Oxnard.  The alignment of CA 232 was first adopted into the State Highway System in 1933 as Legislative Route Number 154 according to CAhighways.org. CAhighways.org on LRN 154 As originally defined LRN 154 was aligned from LRN 9 (future CA 118) southwest to LRN 2/US 101 in El Rio.  This configuration of LRN 154 between CA 118/LRN 9 and US 101/LRN 2 can be seen on the 1935 California Division of Highways Map of Ventura County. 1935 Ventura County Highway Map According to CAhighways.org the route of LRN 154 was extended west from US 101/LRN 2 to US 101A/LRN 60 in 1951.  Unfortunately State Highway Maps do not show this extension due to it being extremely small. During the 1964 State Highway Renumbering LRN 154 was assigned CA 232.  Of n

Interstate 40 and the H-Bomb

Interstate 40 within California is entirely contained to San Bernandio County over a course of 155 miles from Interstate 15 in Barstow east to the Arizona State Line at the Colorado River.  Interstate 40 is aligned entirely in the Mojave Desert over the same general corridor established by US Route 66 and the National Old Trails Road.   Interstate 40 is known as the Needles Freeway and has an interesting backstory which included the prospect of the Bristol Mountains being excavated by way of nuclear blasts as part of Operation Carryall.   Part 1; the history of Interstate 40 in California The focus on this blog will be primarily centered around the construction of Interstate 40 ("I-40") within California.  That being said the corridor of automotive travel east of Barstow to the Arizona State Line was largely pioneered by the National Old Trails Road ("NOTR")   In April of 1912 the NOTR was organized with the goal of signing a trans-continental highway between Baltim

Interstate 15 Exit 239 to Zzyzx Road; intersecting the Mojave Road and Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad

    Interstate 15 Exit 239 in the Mojave Desert of northern San Bernardino County, California accesses the well known oddity of Zzyzx Road.  Zzyzx Road connects 4.5 miles from Interstate 15 to a small community of the same name which is located on the shore of the dry Soda Lake.  "Zzyzx" was coined in 1944 by Curtis Howe Springer as what he promoted as to be last word in the English Language.  On the surface Zzyzx appears to be something of a modern invention but the area has significant overall historical importance as part of a transportation corridor through the Mojave Desert.  Zzyzx lies at a point which was the intersection of the Mojave Road of the 19th Century the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad of the early 20th Century.   The backstory of Soda Springs, the Mojave Road, Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad and Zzyzx The present site of Zzyzx is located upon a natural spring along the western shore of Soda Dry Lake.  This spring has historically been known as "Soda S