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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

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