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California 70 South

Highway Guide

California 70 south
Some distance ahead and now in the Central Valley in Butte County, southbound California 70 approaches the city of Oroville, which is located just over the rise ahead. These power lines transmit electricity from the dam that holds back Lake Oroville, located east of the freeway, to the electricity grid. Photo taken 01/20/03.
Southbound California 70 meets Exit 49, Junction Business California 70/Garden Drive south to Oroville. Photo taken 01/20/03.

The next exit along California 70 south is Exit 48, Nelson Avenue and Grand Avenue, one-half mile. Photo taken 01/20/03.
Southbound California 70 at Exit 48, Nelson Avenue and Grand Avenue in Oroville. Photo taken 01/20/03.
The next exit along California 70 south is Exit 47, Montgomery Street, three-quarters of a mile. This sign should have both the street name and the destination city to make it easier to identify this exit. Photo taken 01/20/03.
Montgomery Street leads east to Business California 70 and unsigned Butte County Route B-2, which follows Oro Dam Boulevard to the dam impounding Lake Oroville. Photo taken 01/20/03.
Southbound California 70 reaches Exit 47, Montgomery Street. Photo taken 01/20/03.
The next exit along California 70 south is Exit 46, Junction California 162, Oroville Dam Boulevard. Taking California 162 east will lead through Oroville to connect to Butte County Route B-2 and Quincy Highway, which crosses over Lake Oroville on a two-lane suspension bridge! California 162 ends at a point just north of the suspension bridge, but Quincy Highway continues as a county-maintained highway all the way to Quincy (and Junction California 70) via Bucks Lake Road. Photo taken 01/20/03.
The next exit along California 70 south is Exit 46, Junction California 162. Use California 162 west to California 99 and Interstate 5 at Willows. Richvale is located just north of California 162 west of California 99 along Richvale Highway. Photo taken 01/20/03.
Finally, this advance sign includes a California 162 shield (unlike the earlier signs in sequence). This is on southbound California 70 prior to the offramp to Exit 46, Junction California 162. This is also the southern terminus of the Oroville Business California 70. Photo taken 01/20/03.
The freeway along southbound California 70 ends after Exit 46, Junction California 162, but there is ample room for future expansion of the highway to freeway or expressway standards. The first cross-street along southbound is Georgia Pacific Way/Pacific Heights Road. Photo taken 01/20/03.

California 70 ends Go to California 99 Return to the California Gateway

Page Updated January 1, 2012.