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Northbound Interstate 5 in Glenn County

Interstate 5 Highway Guides

Interstate 5 north
Interstate 5 leaves Colusa County and enters Glenn County. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The first exit along northbound Interstate 5 in Glenn County is Exit 595, Road 68 east to Princeton in northern Colusa County and California 45 south to Colusa and north to Butte City and Glenn. A Sacramento River crossing is available at Butte City via California 162, which travels east to Oroville. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Use Road 68 east to Old U.S. 99W/Business Loop I-5 north to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 meets Exit 595, Road 68. Rural roadways are numbered in a manner similar to those found in Tulare County. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 601, Road 57 east to Business Loop I-5/Old U.S. 99W to Willows. Note the use of the red-white-blue shield rather than the usual green business loop shield on this signage. The business loop is not signed with the California standard "Route 5 Business Next Right" in text. Photo taken by Jerry Mullady (03/00).
Road 57 travels east to Road P and west to Road D to provide farm to market access. To Willows, follow Road 57 east to Business Loop I-5/U.S. 99W (Tehama Street) north into town. Photo taken 03/31/05.

The city of Willows is the seat of Glenn County and sits at the crossroads of Interstate 5 and California 162. Willows was home to 6,220 people as of the 2000 Census and consists of 2.9 square miles. All motorist services are available at the two Willows interchanges (Exit 601, Junction Business Loop 5/Road 57 and Exit 603, Junction California 162/Wood Street. A green Business Loop I-5 trailblazer shield is posted on this advance sign. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 601, Road 57 east to Business Loop I-5/Old U.S. 99W to Willows. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Now ascending the offramp for Exit 601, a Business Loop I-5 trailblazer is posted. Turn right (east) onto Road 57, then turn left (north) on U.S. 99W/Tehama Street into the city of Willows. Photo taken 03/31/05.
This Interstate 5 north reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Exit 601, Road 57. From here, Interstate 5 will skirt the southwestern and western edges of Willows, then proceed north toward Orland. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 603, Junction California 162/Wood Street east to downtown Willows and west to the Willows Airport and Thunderhill Park Raceway. Photo taken 03/31/05.
California 162 consists of two extant branches, one in Mendocino County and the other in the Central Valley. The western branch is located in Mendocino County and connects U.S. 101 at Longvale with Covelo. A planned crossing of Mendocino Pass through Mendocino National Forest has not been constructed as a state highway, although unpaved roads cross the forest. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The eastern branch of California 162 begins in Elk Creek on the eastern edge of the national forest. From there, California 162 travels east through Fruto, Willows, Glenn, Butte City, Thermalito, and Oroville. East of Oroville, after crossing the New Bidwell Suspension Bridge over Lake Oroville (reservoir along the Feather River), California 162 comes to an end. There are no current plans for extending California 162 east of this point. In the Central Valley, California 162 is generally two lanes wide (one lane in each direction). Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 603, Junction California 162 east to Willows, Glenn, and Oroville and west to Elk Creek. Continue north on Interstate 5 to Orland, Corning, and Red Bluff. All motorist services (gas, food, lodging) are available at this interchange. Photo taken 03/31/05.
An Interstate 5 reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from California 162. Photo taken 08/02/11.
Leaving the vicinity of Willows, northbound Interstate 5 next approaches Exit 607, Road 39 east to Bayliss and California 45 (which follows the west bank of the Sacramento River). Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 607, Road 39 east to Bayliss. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The next exit along northbound Interstate 5 is Exit 608, a rest area with facilities, including restrooms, phone, RV dump, access for people with disabilities, and pet exercise area. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 608, Rest Area. The next rest area is north of Corning at Exit 632 in Tehama County. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Shade dominates the rest area. Photo taken 08/02/11.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 610, Road 33 east to Business Loop I-5/U.S. 99W south to Artois. The business loop still faithfully follows the mainline freeway; it will continue on the east side of Interstate 5 through Orland. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 610, Road 33 to Artois. Photo taken 03/31/05.
This mileage sign after the onramp from Exit 610 provides the distance to Orland (nine miles) and Redding (66 miles). Photo taken 03/31/05.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 614, Road 27 east to Business Loop I-5/U.S. 99W and west to local access. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 614, Road 27. Photo taken 03/31/05.
An Interstate 5 reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from Road 27. Photo taken 08/02/11.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 618, Road 16 (South Street) east to Business Loop I-5/U.S. 99W north to Orland. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The city of Orland is the northernmost city in Glenn County. Incorporated on November 11, 1909, the city of Orland is a general law city that has a population of 6,281 people as of the 2000 Census and consists of 2.5 square miles. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 618, Road 16 west and South Street east to Orland. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 619, Junction California 32 east to Orland, Hamilton City, and Chico and Road 200 (Newville Road) west to Black Butte Lake, which is located along Stony Creek. This interchange serves as the northern terminus of Business Loop I-5, which began in Willows (or possibly Williams in Colusa County) and ends here. Photo taken 03/31/05.
California 32 connects Interstate 5 at Orland with California 99 at Chico, then turns northeast along the Deer Creek Highway to its end at California 36-89 near Fire Mountain Lodge just west of Lake Almanor. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Use California 32 east to Hamilton City, which is the northern terminus of California 45. To the west, use Road 200 west to Black Butte Lake and Newville. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 619, Junction California 32 east and Business Loop I-5 south to Orland and Road 200 (Newville Road) west to Black Butte Lake. Use California 32 east to Chico along the California 99 (Old U.S. 99E) corridor. The roadside sign was replaced with an overhead sign by 2011. Photos taken 08/02/11 and 03/31/05.
Upon exiting, motorists may turn left for Road 200 (Newville Road) west to Black Butte Lake or right for California 32/Newville Road east to Orland (Junction Business Loop I-5 and U.S. 99W), Hamilton City (Junction California 45), and Chico (Junction California 99). Photos taken 08/02/11.
An Interstate 5 north reassurance shield is posted after the onramp from California 32 in Orland. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Passing over Hambright Creek after the California 32 interchange (Exit 619), this mileage sign provides the distance to the city of Corning in Tehama County and the city of Redding in Shasta County. Photo taken 03/31/05.
The next exit along Interstate 5 north is Exit 621, Road 7. Photo taken 03/31/05.
Northbound Interstate 5 reaches Exit 621, Road 7. Photo taken 08/02/11.
After Exit 621, this view looks north along Interstate 5. Colorful oleander decorates the median. Photo taken 08/02/11.
Soon thereafter, Interstate 5 leaves Glenn County and enters Tehama County. Photo taken 08/02/11.

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Page Updated December 16, 2011.