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Interstate 5

Interstate 5 is part of the US Interstate highway system. Extending from San Diego, California at the Mexican border to Blaine, Washington at the Canadian border, it links most of the major cities of the west coast of the United States. This highway generally runs a north-south route, although in much of California it runs in a northwest-southeast direction.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Number of Miles
3 Major cities along the Route
4 Intersections with other Interstates
5 Spur routes
6 References and external links


The portion of this road from Los Angeles, California to San Ysidro, California was also co-signed as US-101 until the late 1960's.

The portion of this road from Lebec, California to Red Bluff, California roughly follows old United States Highway 99W.

Number of Miles

Major cities along the Route

In California, Interstate 5 travels on the western outskirts of Bakersfield, California and Fresno, California as a metropolitan bypass route, with state highways providing connections. Interstate 580 provides a loop-route connection to San Francisco, California and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Intersections with other Interstates

Spur routes

I-305 in Sacramento is the hidden Interstate designation for Business Loop Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 between Interstate 80 in West Sacramento and state highway 99 near downtown Sacramento. Unlike most signed routes in California, there is no assigned Calfornia State Route 305, but the number is reserved because Interstate 305 is still used for funding petitions for this road. [1]

References and external links