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Former California State Route 250

California State Route 250 is a former State Highway located near the city of Anaheim.  California State Route 250 was aligned from Interstate 5 near the Orange County Hospital via then Placentia Avenue (now State College Boulevard) to California State Route 91.  California State Route 250 was deleted by the State Legislature during 1981 following the completion of the California State Route 57 freeway between Interstate 5 and California State Route 91.  

The history of the California State Route 250

What was to become California State Route 250 entered the State Highway System during 1933 as Legislative Route Number 180 (LRN 180).  The original definition of LRN 180 was as follows:

"LRN 2 (US Route 101) near Orange County Hospital to LRN 175."

LRN 180 appears for the first time on the 1934 Division of Highways Map following Placentia Avenue between US Route 101/LRN 2 and LRN 175 at Orangethorp Avenue.  The original run of Sign State Route designations announced during August 1934 did not include LRN 180.

LRN 180 appears in detail along Placentia Avenue on the 1935 Division of Highways Map of Orange County.  

LRN 180 was reassigned as California State Route 250 as part of the 1964 State Highway Renumbering.  California State Route 250 carried the same route definition as LRN 180.  California State Route 250 appears for the first time on the 1964 Division of Highways Map.  

1965 Legislative Chapter 1372 added a stipulation to the definition of California State Route 250:

"This route will cease to be a state highway when Route 57 freeway is completed from Route 5 to Route 91."

California State Route 250 no longer appears on State College Boulevard on the 1979 Caltrans Map suggesting it had been relinquished upon completion of California State Route 57 between Interstate 5 and California State Route 91.  The Legislature formally deleted California State Route 250 via 1981 Legislative Chapter 292.  


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