Interstate 280


Interstate 280 connects San Jose with San Francisco while avoiding the crowded Bayshore Freeway corridor. While U.S. 101 (Bayshore Freeway) serves the suburbs between San Jose and San Francisco, Interstate 280 follows the San Andreas fault through a largely unpopulated area, providing a direct route between the two large cities. The freeway is designated the Sinclair Freeway from U.S. 101 northwest to Interstate 880, and it is designated the Father Junipero Serra Freeway from there north to the San Francisco city / county limits. The north end of Interstate 280 is located at AT&T Ballpark in San Francisco; the freeway does not extend the remaining four or five blocks to Interstate 80/Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Interstate 280 California Highway Guides

Interstate 280 scenes
Ramp from Meridian Avenue onto northbound Interstate 280 in San Jose. Photos taken 12/27/01.
Freeway entrance sign assembly for Interstate 280 as seen from westbound Parkmoor Avenue in San Jose. Parkmoor Avenue is almost a frontage road along this section of Interstate 280, located between California 87 and Interstate 880/California 17. Photos taken 12/27/01.
Onramp from westbound Parkmoor Avenue onto northbound Interstate 280. The on-ramp lane defaults onto the exit-only lane for Interstate 880/California 17. Photo taken 12/27/01.
This Interstate 280 junction sign is located on the access road from the vista point leading back to the Junipero Serra Freeway. Photo taken by Pete Sison (05/23/03).
View of Interstate 280 (Father Junipero Serra Freeway) as seen from the Vista Point looking north. Photo taken by Pete Sison (05/23/03).


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Page Updated February 24, 2008.

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