California State Route 1

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State Route 1 marker

State Route 1

Map of California with SR 1 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Caltrans
Length655.845 mi (1,055.480 km)
(broken into 5 pieces by U.S. Route 101)
Route One, Big Sur Coast Highway and Route One, San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway
Special restrictions'[1]
Major junctions
South end I-5 in Dana Point
Major intersections
North end US 101 near Leggett
CountryUnited States
CountiesOrange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino
Highway system
I-980SR 2

State Route 1 (SR 1) is a major north–south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California.

Highway 1 includes parts called Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway. Its southern end is at Interstate 5 (I-5) near Dana Point in Orange County. Its northern end is at U.S. Highway 101 (US 101) near Leggett in Mendocino County. Highway 1 also at times runs together with US 101, through a 54-mile (87 km) stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge.

The highway is famous for running along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the USA. This is why people sometimes call it an 'All-American Road'. In addition to its scenic route to attractions along the coast, it is also a major thoroughfare in the Greater Los Angeles Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and several other coastal urban areas.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Special Route Restrictions". California Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
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