California 330

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California 330

Routing

California 330 travels between California 210 at Highland and California 18 at Running Springs. It is among the faster routes to the Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead resorts.

History

California 330 consists of a remnant of the original route of California 30, which used to turn northeast at Highland and head toward Running Springs rather than head southeast back to Interstate 10 (as it did until 2007, when California 30 was replaced with California 210).

Highway Guide

California 330 north
California 330 south
This is the first shield along California 330, shown after a fresh snowfall blanketed the mountains. Photo taken 04/18/04.
As California 330 descends from Running Springs to Highland, the highway takes a lengthy and continuous decline for nearly its whole length. Due to the recent cool weather, the "icy" sign was also shown. Photo taken 04/18/04.
Switchbacks such as this one are common as California 330 loses elevation. Photo taken 04/18/04.
View of the San Bernardino Mountains as seen when southbound California 330 bends a bit to the east as it finds its way down. Photo taken 04/18/04.
Cuts such as this one were necessary to allow California 330 to maintain a continuous grade down the hill. Photo taken 04/18/04.
California 330 south continues down the slope toward Highland. Two of the photos in this series show the guardrail for two older arch bridges. Photos taken 04/18/04.

Now approaching the bottom of the hill, California 330 widens into a freeway and enters the city of San Bernardino. Photo taken 04/18/04.
The only three exits on this tiny stretch of freeway are Exit 1C, Highland Avenue; Exit 1B, Junction California 210 west; and Exit 1A, Junction California 210 east to Interstate 10. Photo taken 04/18/04.
The flat lands of the Inland Empire spread in front of the California 330 freeway. Photo taken 04/18/04.
Southbound California 330 at Exit 1C, Highland Avenue. Note the lack of median or jersey barrier along this section of freeway. Photo taken 04/18/04.
This unusual overpass has no center bent to support the bridge; California 330 enters the city of Highland. Photo taken 04/18/04.
California 210 heads east to Interstate 10 in Redlands and west to Interstate 215 in San Bernardino. Although California 30 reverts to a city street for a short distance west of Interstate 215, the route was converted to freeway and renumbered as California 210 in 2007. At that time, California 30 ceased to exist, and the entire freeway route became part of California 210 and is planned to eventually become part of an eastern extension of Interstate 210 contingent upon approval from AASHTO. Photo taken 04/18/04.
Southbound California 330 meets Exit 1B, Junction California 210 west to San Bernardino and Pasadena. Exit 1A follows the left lane onto eastbound California 210. This marks the southern terminus of California 330; no END shield is present. Photo taken 04/18/04.

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Page Updated November 29, 2009.