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California 118

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California 118 begins at its junction with California 126 east of Ventura, then becomes the Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway at Moorpark/Junction California 23. The freeway continues east via Simi Valley and Los Angeles, terminating at Junction Interstate 210.

Highway Guide

California 118/Los Angeles Avenue east
California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway east
California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west
California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway begins at Interstate 210/Foothill Freeway near San Fernando. A freeway from San Fernando west to Simi Valley, California 118 is a busy east-west freeway route that parallels U.S. 101 through the San Fernando Valley. These pictures follow the transition from Interstate 210 west to California 118 west. Photos taken 09/29/07.
The first California 118 west reassurance shield is posted after the transition ramp from Interstate 210 east merges with the ramp from Interstate 210 west. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The first exit on California 118/Simi Valley Freeway west is Exit 45, Glenoaks Boulevard (0.25 mile). Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway meets Exit 45, Glenoaks Boulevard. Use Glenoaks Boulevard north to the city of San Fernando. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit on California 118/Simi Valley Freeway west is Exit 44B, Junction U.S. 6-99/San Fernando Road. U.S. 99, the Main Street of California, used to extend from Calexico north to the Oregon border near Yreka until it was decommissioned in stages beginning in 1964. In the greater Los Angeles area, U.S. 99 was replaced by Interstate 10 from Indio west to downtown Los Angeles and by Interstate 5 from downtown north to Wheeler Ridge, where it split off onto California 99. U.S. 6 was also eliminated from Los Angeles in 1964, and it now terminates in Bishop where it meets U.S. 395 in the Eastern Sierra. Remnants of the old road include San Fernando Road, which used to carry both U.S. 6 and U.S. 99 from the north into Los Angeles. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118/Simi Valley Freeway was renamed as the Ronald Reagan Freeway in 1994 to honor the 40th President of the United States. Signs such as this one refer to the new name, even though the freeway originally only had the Simi Valley Freeway name. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This upcoming exits mileage sign along California 118/Simi Valley Freeway west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 44B, Junction U.S. 6-99/San Fernando Road; Exit 44A, Junction Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway; and Exit 42B, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right lane of California 118/Simi Valley Freeway west becomes exit only for Exit 44B, Junction U.S. 6-99/San Fernando Road; Exit 44A, Junction Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway; and Exit 42B, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway. U.S. 99 followed San Fernando Road until the Golden State Freeway opened in stages through the late 1950s and early 1960s. As the freeway opened, the old alignment on San Fernando Road was redesignated as Business U.S. 6-99. When both U.S. 6 and U.S. 99 were eliminated in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s, the old alignment was renumbered as Business Loop I-5. The business designation was retired in the late 1980s as most know the historic route as San Fernando Road without any additional route number. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway meets Exit 44B, Junction U.S. 6-99/San Fernando Road (former Business Loop I-5). Photo taken 09/29/07.

Quickly thereafter, westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway meets Exit 44A, Junction Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway. Interstate 5 travels north to Santa Clarita, Sacramento, Redding, Eugene, Portland, and Seattle before ending at the International Border with Canada. To the south, Interstate 5 travels past downtown Los Angeles (staying closer to East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights), then continues toward Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Oceanside, and San Diego (ending at the International Border with Mexico). Photo taken 09/29/07.
Once on the transition ramp to Exit 44A, the left two lanes link to Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway south to downtown Los Angeles, while the right lane connects to Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway north to Sacramento. There is no direct access from California 118 west to Interstate 405 north, so use Exit 44A for any connections to destinations via Interstate 5 north or Interstate 405 north. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This flyover ramp carries traffic from California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway west to Interstate 5/Golden State Freeway south. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway is Exit 42B, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway south to West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach, and Irvine. This major freeway is among the busiest and most significant in the Southland. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right two lanes of westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway become exit only for Exit 42B, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway south. Stay left to continue west on California 118. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A carpool lane (HOV lane) begins in the left lane of California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway between Interstate 5 and Interstate 405. Photo taken 02/26/11.
A set of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power transmission lines cross over the freeway. Photo taken 02/26/11.
For Sepulveda Boulevard (former California 7) to the Mission Hills district of Los Angeles, use Exit 42A. Photo taken 02/26/11.
Westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway reaches Exit 42B, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway south. The next exit is Exit 42A, Junction Former California 7/Sepulveda Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Immediately thereafter, westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway reaches Exit 42A, Junction Former California 7/Sepulveda Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This upcoming exits mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 40B, Hayvenhurst Avenue; Exit 40A, Balboa Boulevard; and Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway passes through the Interstate 405 interchange. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A standalone sign for Exit 40B, Hayvenhurst Avenue is posted on westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway after the Interstate 405 interchange. Photo taken 02/26/11.
Another upcoming exits mileage sign again provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 40B, Hayvenhurst Avenue; Exit 40A, Balboa Boulevard; and Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway reaches Exit 40B, Hayvenhurst Avenue. The next interchange is Exit 40A, Balboa Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The gore point is signed with the actual exit number (Exit 40B, Hayvenhurst Avenue) even though the advance signs do not have the exit number yet. Use Exit 40A, Balboa Avenue, to the Granada Hills district of Los Angeles. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 40A, Balboa Avenue; Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard; and Exit 37, Tampa Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right lane of California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west becomes exit only for Exit 40A, Balboa Avenue. Three power transmission towers (owned by Los Angeles Department of Water and power) approach the freeway and will run parallel to it as we continue west. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway reaches Exit 40A, Balboa Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Aforementioned power lines cross over the freeway. Photo taken 02/26/11.
Another roadside sign indicates that California 118 is the Ronald Reagan Freeway in honor of the nation's 40th president. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to Chatsworth, Simi Valley, and Moorpark via California 118 west. Omitted is the western terminus of Ventura. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard; Exit 37, Tampa Avenue; and Exit 36, Porter Ranch Drive. Photo taken 02/26/11.
California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway proceeds west through the Granada Hills district of the city of Los Angeles in San Fernando Valley. This section of freeway has between five and six westbound lanes (including high occupancy vehicle/carpool lane) and tends to be fairly busy. Photo taken 09/29/07 and 02/26/11.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west is Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard. Use Reseda Boulevard north to Porter Ranch and south to Northridge and Reseda districts of Los Angeles. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Reseda Boulevard south to California State University at Northridge. The university was founded in the late 1950s and saw rapid expansion that coincided with the development of the San Fernando Valley. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway meets Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The offramp to Exit 38, Reseda Boulevard actually connects to Rinaldi Street, which parallels California 118 to the north. Upon exiting, turn right to connect with Reseda Boulevard. The overpass in this picture carries Reseda Boulevard over the freeway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Five lanes (including HOV) carries California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west toward Ventura. Photo taken 02/26/11.
The next two exits from California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway serve the community of Porter Ranch, which is part of the city of Los Angeles. Photo taken 02/26/11.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 37, Tampa Avenue; Exit 36, Porter Ranch Drive; and Exit 35, DeSoto Avenue. Photo taken 02/26/11.
The right lane of California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west becomes exit only for Exit 37, Tampa Avenue. Photo taken 02/26/11.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway meets Exit 37, Tampa Avenue. This interchange is partially located in Limekiln Canyon Park. The second exit is Exit 36, Porter Ranch Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
As traffic merges onto the freeway from Tampa Avenue. The right lane of California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west becomes exit only for Exit 36, Porter Ranch Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway reaches Exit 36, Porter Ranch Road. The second exit is Exit 35, DeSoto Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 35, DeSoto Avenue; Exit 34, Junction California 27/Topanga Canyon Boulevard; and Exit 32, Rocky Peak Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west is Exit 35, DeSoto Avenue to the Chatsworth district of Los Angeles in the western San Fernando Valley. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use DeSoto Avenue north to Browns Canyon Road north to Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park, which is situated in the foothills north of Chatsworth. Use DeSoto Avenue south to Chatsworth. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway meets Exit 35, DeSoto Avenue to Chatsworth. The next exit along westbound (and the final San Fernando Valley interchange is Exit 36, Junction California 27/Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The gore point is signed with an exit number. Use Exit 36 (California 27) south to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station. Ahead, the Santa Susana Pass comes into view. California 118 will soon gain elevation to ascend the mountains and continue west into Simi Valley in Ventura County. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway is Exit 34, Junction California 27/Topanga Canyon Boulevard south to Chatsworth and Malibu. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 34, Junction California 27/Topanga Canyon Boulevard; Exit 32, Rocky Peak Road; and Exit 30, Kuehner Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway meets Exit 34, Junction California 27/Topanga Canyon Boulevard. California 27 is an arterial state highway that travels south from this interchange to meet U.S. 101, then continues south over the Santa Monica Mountains to end at California 1 at Topanga Beach near Malibu. The exit was modified to have a double exit between 2007 and 2011. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway is Exit 32, Rocky Peak Road, one and one-quarter miles. This section of California 118 passes through some undeveloped, open space, as the freeway connects Los Angeles with Simi Valley. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A California 118 west reassurance shield is posted after the California 27 onramp. From here, the freeway travels uphill to the Santa Susana Pass. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Strong wind gusts are possible as California 118 climbs and crosses over Santa Susana Pass. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west: Exit 32, Rocky Peak Road; Exit 30, Kuehner Drive; and Exit 29, Yosemite Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway is Exit 32, Rocky Peak Road. This exit also leads to Santa Susana Pass Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The freeway ascends to Santa Susana Pass, which separates San Fernando Valley from Simi Valley. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Exit 32 to Santa Susana Pass Road, which is old California 118 and parallels the freeway. A massive rock cut allows the freeway to proceed uphill. Photos taken 09/29/07.
Nearing the top of the grade, westbound California 118 approaches Rocky Peak Road and Santa Susana Pass Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118 passes from Los Angeles County into Ventura County along westbound. Rocky Peak Road is the first exit into the city of Simi Valley, even though the urbanized portion of the city is located in the valley west of here. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway reaches Exit 32, Rocky Peak Road and Santa Susana Pass Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118 west is Exit 30, Kuehner Drive. The overhead sign was replaced sometime between 2007 and 2011 to include the exit number. From here, we begin our descent into Simi Valley. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
Simi Valley had a population of 111,351 as of the 2000 Census and is perhaps best known as the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Use Exit 22A for Madera Road south to the library. Simi Valley was incorporated on October 10, 1969. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118 descends from Santa Susana Pass, passing by some peculiar rock formations along the way. Watch for slowing traffic on the descent into Simi Valley. Photos taken 09/29/07.
A reassurance sign advises that California 118 is the Ronald Reagan Freeway, similar to ones found closer to the Interstate 5 and Interstate 405 interchanges in Los Angeles. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118 west is Exit 30, Kuehner Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next eight exits along California 118 west all serve the city of Simi Valley: Exit 30, Kuehner Drive; Exit 29, Yosemite Avenue; Exit 28, Stearns Street; Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road; Exit 25, Sycamore Drive; Exit 24, Erringer Road; Exit 23, First Street; Exit 22B, Madera Road north; and Exit 22A, Madera Road south. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway reaches Exit 30, Kuehner Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway is Exit 29, Yosemite Avenue in Simi Valley. Use Exit 22A to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A California 118 west reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Kuehner Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 29, Yosemite Avenue; Exit 28, Stearns Street; and Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway reaches Exit 29, Yosemite Avenue. By 2011, this sign was replaced with an overhead exit number sign. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west is Exit 28, Stearns Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 28, Stearns Street; Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road; and Exit 25, Sycamore Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right lane of California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west becomes exit only for Exit 28, Stearns Street. Photo taken 02/26/11.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) meets Exit 28, Stearns Street. The sign was replaced between 2007 and 2011. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west is Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road (1.50 miles). Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road; Exit 25, Sycamore Drive; and Exit 24, Erringer Road. The mileage sign was moved from the median to the right to accommodate freeway expansion (carpool/HOV lane). Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
The next advance sign (for Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road) was also moved as a result of freeway expansion. A soundwall was also installed. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
Use Exit 27 (Tapo Canyon Road north) to Tapo Canyon Park. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) reaches Exit 27, Tapo Canyon Road in Simi Valley. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west is Exit 25, Sycamore Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118 west reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Tapo Canyon Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 25, Sycamore Drive; Exit 24, Erringer Road; and Exit 23, First Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway west approaches Exit 25, Sycamore Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway reaches Exit 25, Sycamore Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) west is Exit 24, Erringer Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
All motorist services (food, gas, lodging) are available at the next three exits along westbound, including Exit 24, Erringer Road; Exit 23, First Street; and Exits 22B-A, Madera Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A California 118 west reassurance shield is posted shortly thereafter. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118 west provides the distance to the next four exits: Exit 24, Erringer Road; Exit 23, First Street; and Exits 22B-A, Madera Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway reaches Exit 24, Erringer Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along California 118/Simi Valley Freeway is Exit 23, First Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Exit 23 to Auto Center Drive and First Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118 west provides the distance to the next four exits: Exit 23, First Street; Exits 22B-A, Madera Road; and Exit 19B, Collins Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Simi Valley (Ronald Reagan) Freeway reaches Exit 23, First Street. This interchange was built in 1970, and the First Street exit sign is the last porcelain enamel sign on Simi Valley Freeway. Traveling west from here, the rest of the freeway was built after porcelain enamel signs were phased out in 1972 (with the last segment built in 1993). Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Exit 22B (Madera Road south) to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Air Force One. The sign was modified to reflect the addition of Air Force One. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
The next interchange along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway is Exits 22B-A, Madera Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Exit 22B (Madera Road south) to El Rancho Simi Adobe, a California registered historic site. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign along California 118 west provides the distance to the next four exits: Exits 22B-A, Madera Road; Exit 19B, Collins Drive; and Exit 19A, Princeton Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) reaches Exit 22B, Madera Road north. The next right is Exit 22A, Madera Road south to El Rancho Simi and the Reagan Presidential Library. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Immediately thereafter, westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) meets Exit 22A, Madera Road south to El Rancho Simi and the Reagan Presidential Library. This interchange was built in 1976. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This view looks north from California 118 toward the foothills at the Madera Road interchange. Photo taken 02/26/11.
The gore point for Exit 22A is marked with an exit number. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This California 118 west reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Madera Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
West Hills Court passes over California 118; this bridge accesses a landfill located on the north side of California 118. Photo taken 02/26/11.
This series of pictures follows California 118 west between Exit 22 and Exit 19B. The freeway passes through Los Alamos Canyon, then approaches the city of Moorpark. Photos taken 02/26/11 and 09/29/07.
The next four exits from California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) west serve the city of Moorpark: Exit 19B, Collins Drive; Exit 19A, Princeton Avenue; Exit 18B, Junction California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west; and Exit 18A, Junction California 23/Moorpark Freeway south (left exit). The freeway continues as California 23; the first southbound exit after California 118 departs on Los Angeles Avenue will be California 23's Exit 19, Tierra Rejada Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 118 leaves Simi Valley and enters the city of Moorpark. The city was incorporated on July 1, 1983, and had a population of 31,415 as of the 2000 Census. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The California 118 freeway descends into Moorpark. Once in Moorpark, California 118 will exit from the freeway to follow Los Angeles Avenue west toward Ventura. California 23 will continue as a freeway south to meet U.S. 101/Ventura Freeway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Exit 19B to Moorpark College. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next four exits from both California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) west in the city of Moorpark: Exit 19B, Collins Drive; Exit 19A, Princeton Avenue; Exit 18B, Junction California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west; and Exit 18A, Junction California 23/Moorpark Freeway south (left exit). Photo taken 09/29/07.
Use Exit 19B (Collins Drive) to Oak County Park. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway (Simi Valley Freeway) meets Exit 19B, Collins Drive. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next four exits along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west and California 23/Moorpark Freeway south: Exit 19A, Princeton Avenue; Exit 18B, Junction California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west; Exit 18A, Junction California 23/Moorpark Freeway south (left exit); and California 23's Exit 19, Tierra Rejada Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right lane of California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway west becomes exit only for Exit 19A, Princeton Avenue. Photo taken 02/26/11.
Westbound California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway reaches Exit 19A, Princeton Avenue. Photo taken 02/26/11.
The next exit along California 118/Ronald Reagan (Simi Valley) Freeway is Exit 18B, California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west. Through traffic on the freeway transitions directly onto California 23/Moorpark Freeway south via Exit 18A. The first two exits on the Moorpark Freeway south are Exit 19, Tierra Rejada Road and Exit 17, Olsen Road. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A California 118 west reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Princeton Avenue. The freeway curves toward the southwest. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Stay left for Exit 18A, Junction California 23/Moorpark Freeway or stay right to follow California 23 north and California 118 west along Los Angeles Avenue into downtown Moorpark. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A tall bridge carries California 118 over Arroyo Simi. The section of California 118 between Princeton Avenue and Los Angeles Avenue was built in 1993, the last segment of Simi Valley Freeway to open to traffic. Photos taken 09/29/07 and 02/26/11.
Westbound California 118 departs from the freeway at Exit 18B. Exit here for California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west to Ventura. California 118 and California 23 share the Los Angeles Avenue alignment briefly, until California 23 turns north again via Moorpark Avenue toward Fillmore. Stay left (Exit 18A) for California 23 south to U.S. 101 and Thousand Oaks. Photo taken 02/26/11.
These two pictures follow the two-lane transition ramp from California 118 west to California 23 south. A lone California 23 south reassurance shield is posted, but it is located prior to the point where traffic from California 23 south merges onto the freeway. Photos taken 09/29/07.
At the bottom of the ramp for Exit 18B is a traffic signal. Turn right here for California 23 north and California 118 west along Los Angeles Avenue. Photo taken 02/26/11.
California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west
California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west follow a shared alignment between the freeway and Moorpark Avenue in central Moorpark. The first traffic signal connects to Moorpark Marketplace, a shopping mall with food and shopping. Photo taken 02/02/08.
A short distance later, California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west approach Miller Parkway, which travels south through residential areas before changing into Moorpark Road (not to be confused with Moorpark Avenue). Photo taken 02/02/08.
Northbound California 23 and westbound California 118/Los Angeles Avenue approach Spring Road at the next traffic signal. Turn right on Spring Road to historic downtown Moorpark located along High Street. Spring Road north to High Street west provides an alternative route to California 23's signed route north to Fillmore. Only a California 118 trailblazer shield is posted at this intersection. Photos taken 02/02/08.
After the Spring Road intersection, California 23 north and California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west approach Fremont Street south and Millard Street north. Photo taken 02/02/08.
Northbound California 23 and westbound California 118/Los Angeles Avenue meet Flory Avenue. Photo taken 02/02/08.
California 23 north and California 118 west will split at the next intersection. California 118/Los Angeles Avenue continues west toward Ventura, while California 23/Moorpark Avenue travels north toward Fillmore. Photo taken 02/26/11.
The two state routes divide at the intersection with Moorpark Avenue. California 23 north turns right, while California 118 west continues along Los Angeles Avenue (straight ahead). Turn right onto California 23 north to the Amtrak and Metrolink station. Photo taken 02/02/08.
California 118/Los Angeles Avenue west
Skipping ahead (now west of Moorpark), westbound California 118/Los Angeles Avenue approaches California 34 near Somis. California 34 leads west into Oxnard, ending at its junction with California 1. Note the lack of shields on this roadside destination sign. Turn left for California 34 southwest to Somis and Oxnard as well as Camarillo. Continue straight ahead for California 118 west to Saticoy and Ventura. Photo taken 06/01/02.
California 118 meets California 34 at this intersection. Despite its designation as a two-digit state route, California 34 is a fairly minor state highway with no freeway alignments. It connects California 1, U.S. 101, and California 118. Photo taken 06/01/02.
This mileage sign is posted after the California 34/Somis Road intersection and provides the distance to Junction California 232/Vineyard Avenue (nine miles), Saticoy (ten miles), and Ventura (16 miles via California 126 west and U.S. 101 north). Photo taken 06/01/02.
About nine miles further west, California 118/Los Angeles Avenue meets California 232/Vineyard Avenue. Turn left to follow California 232 southwest to U.S. 101, California 1, and Oxnard. The California 118 west control city is listed here as Santa Paula, although California 118 ends in Saticoy. The reason for this is that through traffic is encouraged to take California 232 rather than follow California 118 and California 126 to U.S. 101/Ventura Freeway. Photo taken 06/01/02.
Coming into the final mile, westbound California 118 approaches California 126/Santa Paula Freeway. California 126 travels west to Ventura and east to Santa Clarita. This busy freeway directly connects to U.S. 101 a few miles west of here. Photo taken 06/01/02.
An END California 118 shield is posted after eastbound California 126, approaching the ramp to westbound California 126. Photo taken 06/01/02.
The transition from westbound California 118 onto westbound California 126 is facilitated via a loop ramp. California 126 is a freeway between California 150 in Santa Paula and U.S. 101 in Ventura. East of Santa Paula, California 126 is a multilane divided highway except through Fillmore, where there is no median barrier but still has multiple lanes of travel. Photo taken 06/01/02.

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