State Route 72 in California
According to bittranslators.com, State Route 72 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms an east-west/north-south route in the Los Angeles area, between the suburbs of La Habra and Whittier. State Route 72 is 12 miles long.
State Route 72 begins in the suburb of La Habra at an intersection with State Route 39 and runs mostly northwest from there. Known as Whittier Boulevard, the road is predominantly 2×2 lanes, although some sections have no lane separation. The road ends at a parclo with Interstate 605 at Whittier.
Whittier Boulevard was originally part of US 101, which ran from East Los Angeles via Whittier Boulevard to La Habra, and from there south via Harbor Boulevard to Anaheim. In 1964, US 101 south of East Los Angeles was scrapped, and Whittier Boulevard was renumbered State Route 72. State Route 72 originally ran from Los Angeles to La Habra, but the section between Los Angeles and I-605 at Whittier was scrapped as a State Route in 2010.
Every day, 30,000 to 45,000 vehicles drive on State Route 72, which is quite busy for a 2×2 road with traffic lights.
State Route 73 in California
State Route 73 or SR-73 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The highway forms an east-west route connecting the new suburbs of southern Orange County with I-405 toward Los Angeles. Most of the route is a toll road. The route is 29 kilometers long.
San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor
The State Route 73.
This stretch is named after the San Joaquin Hills, through which the toll road runs. This toll freeway provides an alternative to the busy I-5 and I-405 towards Los Angeles. The highway begins in Laguna Niguel, as the fork of Interstate 5, and runs to the northwest. Access to the suburbs of Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills and Laguna Beach is free, as the toll plaza is only halfway across the highway. The route is therefore mainly intended for residents of these cities towards the west. After Aliso Viejo, the road runs through undeveloped land of the San Joaquin Hills. The toll station is also located here. It passes along the south side of Irvine, the main city of southern Orange County with a population of 202,000. It passes through the wealthy suburb of Newport Beach, and the toll section ends at Jamboree Road.
Corona Del Mar Freeway
The western portion of SR-73 is called the Corona Del Mar Freeway, named after the town on the route. One passes through Costa Mesa, a somewhat larger suburb with 109,000 inhabitants. Here one crosses the SR-55 or Costa Mesa Freeway, which runs from Costa Mesa to Anaheim. Two miles further, SR-73 ends at I-405 or San Diego Freeway, from here only to and from the west, toward Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The toll highway was constructed to relieve the existing I-5, I-405 and Pacific Coast Highway from the rapid growth in traffic caused by the development of a dozen suburban areas south of Irvine over the past 20 years. Construction of the road cost $800 million. A toll is levied at some exits, as well as at the toll plaza halfway through the route. Since May 2014 there has been open road tolling, i.e. without physical toll stations.
State Route 73 has no HOV lanes for its entire length, although the entire highway does have a space reservation for more lanes. HOV lanes have not yet been planned here, largely because the congestion on the highway is limited because most of it is a toll road.
The start of the toll road in Costa Mesa.
|Laguna Niguel ( I-5 )
|Laguna Beach ( SR-133 )
|Costa Mesa ( SR-55 )
|Costa Mesa ( I-405 )
State Route 73 is largely a toll road, except in Costa Mesa. The toll road is managed by Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA). Since 14 May 2014, the toll collection is fully electronic.
Location of Sacramento
Sacramento is a city in the United States with a population of 463,800. It is the capital of the state of California. But it’s not the biggest city. That’s Los Angeles. The Sacramento River runs right through Sacramento. There are several large buildings in the city. The most famous is the California state capitol. This building is very similar to the large capitol (government building) in the capital Washington DC This building houses the ‘government’ of California. Another tourist attraction is the Tower Bridge. This bridge has the same name as the famous bridge in London, but looks very different. The Sacramento Bridge is a bit more modern.
Panorama van Sacramento
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