Skip to main content

California State Route 267

Leaving Lake Tahoe this weekend I took the entirety of California State Route 267 north towards Truckee and Donner Pass.


CA 267 is a relatively short state highway traversing north from the shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County 13 miles to I-80/CA 89 located in Truckee in Nevada County.  The entirety of CA 267 is signed on Shore Road.  Heading north from CA 28 there is a small guide sign showing the distance to Truckee and I-80.



The southern part of CA 267 is known as the Senator Paul J. Lunardi Memorial Highway.


 CA 267 northbound ascends on a steep grade to the 7,179 foot Brockway Summit.



CA 267 north from Brockway Summit has a 5 mile downhill grade at 9% to the Truckee River watershed.





The Truckee-Tahoe Airport is on CA 267 just south of the Truckee Town limits at Truckee-Tahoe Airport Road.


A couple hundred feet north of Truckee-Tahoe Airport Road CA 267 enters Nevada County and the town limits of Truckee.


CA 267 northbound traffic is directed towards I-80 in Truckee on the CHP Officer Glenn Carlson Memorial Bypass.  The original alignment of CA 267 continued into downtown Truckee on Old Brockway Road and to I-80/CA 89 on Donner Pass Road.




CA 267 crosses the Truckee River and Union Pacific Railroad descending Donner Pass before terminating at I-80/CA 89.




CA 267 is a relatively new State Highway designation having been adopted in Legislative Chapter 1425 in 1965.

CAhighways.org on CA 267

CA 267 first appears on the 1966 State Highway map as a complete State Route but unsigned.

1966 State Highway Map

CA 267 appears to have been signed by 1967.

1967 State Highway Map

According to historicaerials.com the alignment of CA 267 switched from Old Brockway Road/Donner Pass to the CHP Officer Glenn Carlson Memorial Bypass some time between 1994 and 2003.

The future alignment of CA 267 appears as a well maintained county route between Truckee over Brockway Summit to Lake Tahoe on the California Division of Highways maps of Nevada/Placer County in 1935.

1935 Nevada County Highway Map

1935 Placer County Highway Map



Comments

Anonymous said…
I grew up in Tahoe. The bridge bypass was first opened in the early 2000's.

Popular posts from this blog

Establishing the numbering conventions of California's chargeable Interstates

The Federal Highway Aid Act of 1956 brought the Interstate Highway System into existence which would largely be constructed by Federal Highway Administration fund matching.  The Interstate Highway System was deliberately numbered to run opposite the established conventions of the US Route System.  While the Interstate Highway numbering conventions are now well established there was a period during the late 1950s where they were still being finalized.  This blog examines the history of the establishing of the chargeable Interstate Highway route numbers in California.  The above blog cover depicts the Interstate Highway route numbers requested by the Division of Highways in the Los Angeles area during November 1957.  The establishment of the numbering conventions of California's chargeable Interstates The Interstate Highway System was not created in a vacuum by way of the passage of the 1956 Federal Highway Aid Act.  The beginning of the Interstate Highway System can be found in the

Legend of the Ridge Route; a history of crossing the mountains between the Los Angeles Basin and San Joaquin Valley from wagon trails to Interstates

Over the past two decades I've crossed the Interstate 5 corridor from Los Angeles north over the Sierra Pelona Mountains and Tehachapi Range to San Joaquin Valley what seems to be an immeasurable number of times.  While Interstate 5 from Castaic Junction to Grapevine via Tejon Pass today is known to most as "The Grapevine" it occupies a corridor which has been traversed by numerous historic highways.  The most notable of these highways is known as the "Ridge Route."  This article is dedicated to the Ridge Route and the various highways that preceded it.  This blog is part of the larger Gribblenation US Route 99 Page.  For more information pertaining to the other various segments of US Route 99 and it's three-digit child routes check out the link the below. Gribblenation US Route 99 Page Ridge Route corridor introdution The Ridge Route as originally envisioned was a segment of highway which was completed in 1915 between the northern Los Angeles city limit

The western end of US Route 6 and Laws Depot on the Carson & Colorado Railway

Back in June of 2016 I visited the western terminus of US Route 6 at US Route 395 located in Bishop, California of Inyo County on my way to Laws Depot. US 6 is one of the longest US Routes at 3,205 miles between Bishop, CA east to Provincetown, MA.  Historically US 6 was the longest US Route ever when it ended in Long Beach at 3,652 miles.  US 6 is known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway and is mostly known for traveling through some of the most rural corners of the Continental United States. The endpoint of US 6 expanded wildly westward during the early US Route era.  Below is a summary of endpoints for US 6 that are listed on USends.com: 1927-1931 -  Provincetown, MA west to Erie, PA 1932-1937 -  Provincetown, MA west to Greeley, CO 1937-1964 -  Provincetown, MA west to Long Beach, CA 1964-Present -  Provincetown, MA west to Bishop, CA US 6 was one of the routes heavily truncated during the 1964 California Highway Renumbering.  US 6 had a large mul