Former Business U.S. 395 followed several city streets through Riverside, Colton, and San Bernardino in the Inland Empire. The business route began along with Business U.S. 60 (now Business California 60) on University Avenue (current Exit 32). Entering downtown Riverside, the business route turned north on Main Street to leave Riverside. The business route curved east via Columbia Avenue, then rejoined U.S. 395 (Interstate 215) at the Columbia Avenue interchange. From that point, the business route continued north along La Cadena Drive into Colton, meeting Business Loop I-10 (U.S. 70-99)/Valley Boulevard just north of the San Bernardino Freeway. Entering San Bernardino, Business U.S. 395 merged with Mt. Vernon Drive. At Fifth Street, U.S. 66 joined Business U.S. 395, and the two routes proceeded north toward the interchange with Interstate 215 Exit 46B. Old U.S. 66-91-395 continued north along Cajon Boulevard, and Business (City) U.S. 66 remained on Fifth Street, E Street, and Kendall Drive.
Business California 60/University Avenue west and Former Business U.S. 395 north
Business U.S. 91-395/Main Street north
Business U.S. 91-395/Columbia Avenue north
Business U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive north
In Riverside, northbound La Cadena Drive meets Intersection Street. Turn right here for Interstate 215 south or left for the connection to Columbia Avenue and Interstate 215 north. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Northbound La Cadena Drive meets Business Loop I-10/Valley Boulevard at this signalized intersection in Colton. Valley Boulevard is the old alignment of U.S. 70-99 through Colton; it generally travels east-west. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Business U.S. 91-395/Mount Vernon Avenue north
Business U.S. 91-395 north and U.S. 66/Mount Vernon Avenue east
Business U.S. 395 south and U.S. 66/Mount Vernon Avenue west
Business U.S. 91-395/Mount Vernon Avenue south
Business U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive south
Leaving the Valley Boulevard (Business Loop I-10 and Historic U.S. 70-99) intersection in Colton, La Cadena Drive follows Historic U.S. 91-395 south under Interstate 10/San Bernardino Freeway and then onward toward Riverside. Since U.S. 91 did not arrive in Southern California until 1947, U.S. 395 is the more commonly known designation for this historic route. When U.S. 395 was transferred onto the freeway network, the old alignment briefly became a business route before it had no numerical designation. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Historic Business U.S. 395/La Cadena Drive connects to Interstate 10/San Bernardino Freeway west to Los Angeles at this onramp. There is no direct access from La Cadena Drive south to Interstate 10 east to Indio and Phoenix (use Ninth Street -- one block east of here -- instead). Photo taken 06/24/07.
The Interstate 10 freeway and railroad overpasses create a tunnel-like experience for travelers on U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive. Photos taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Historic Business U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive climbs out of the subway after passing under the railroad. The next intersection along southbound is with L Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Residences line both sides of La Cadena Drive as we proceed south through Colton. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Historic Business U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive meets N Street at this signalized intersection. Photo taken 06/24/07.
A pedestrian bridge showing the colors of the nearby school crosses over La Cadena Drive at the odd five-way intersection with Seventh Street and Maple Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Historic Business U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive enters another subway to carry the roadway under a railroad. This railroad will parallel La Cadena Drive from here south to the point where we meet Interstate 215 again. Photo taken 06/24/07.
La Cadena Drive widens to five lanes, two in each direction plus a center turn lane. This view is after emerging from the railroad subway and meeting Hert Street. The next intersection along southbound is with Fogg Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
This view south is afforded along southbound La Cadena Drive at the intersection with Fogg Street. Turn left here to find an old section of U.S. 395 concrete alongside the parallel railroad. Photo taken 06/24/07.
After the intersection with Rancho Avenue, southbound U.S. 395/La Cadena Drive approaches the Santa Ana River bridge crossing. Original white bridge railing lines both sides of this old bridge, which was built in 1939 according to the date imprinted into the concrete curb. Photos taken 06/24/07.
A set of Southern California Edison power lines cross over La Cadena Drive right after the Santa Ana River crossing. Photos taken 06/24/07.
Former Business U.S. 91-395 proceeds south along La Cadena Drive with a landscaped median. The next intersection is with Litton Avenue west. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Business U.S. 91-395/La Cadena Drive meets Barton Road at this traffic signal. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Ahead, Iowa Avenue and La Cadena Drive split. Turn left on Iowa Avenue to Interstate 215 north, or stay right on La Cadena Drive to Interstate 215 south. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Iowa Avenue and La Cadena Drive split at this point. An Interstate 215 guide sign is posted to the left. Photo taken 06/24/07.
After the Iowa Avenue turnoff, southbound La Cadena Drive approaches a second turnoff to Interstate 215 south to Riverside. Stay left for the onramp to Interstate 215 south to California 91 west and California 60. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Turn left to connect to Interstate 215 south. La Cadena Drive and Historic U.S. 91-395 continues south (by staying right). Photo taken 06/24/07.
Former U.S. 91-395 leaves San Bernardino County (and the city of Colton) and enters Riverside County (and the city of Riverside). La Cadena Drive is now basically a frontage road alongside Interstate 215. Photo taken 06/24/07.
After passing under Center Street, southbound La Cadena Drive meets Stephens Avenue. Turn right here to connect to Center Street or turn left to merge onto Interstate 215 south. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound La Cadena Drive approaches Columbia Avenue. Old Business U.S. 395 turns west on Columbia Avenue to make the transition from La Cadena Drive to Main Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Reaching Interchange Street, turn left to connect to Interstate 215 south. Turn right to continue south on Business U.S. 395 or to Interstate 215 north. Photo taken 06/24/07.
These signs are posted at the onramp for Interstate 215 south from La Cadena Drive and Interchange Street. Photos taken 06/24/07.
Business U.S. 395 turns onto Intersection Street and La Cadena Drive. Southbound La Cadena Drive passes under Columbia Avenue while parallel to Interstate 215. A final bit of old concrete remains in use on La Cadena Drive; from here south, La Cadena Drive functions as a frontage road leading into the 60-91-215 stack interchange. Photos taken 06/24/07.
Business U.S. 91-395/Columbia Avenue south
Business U.S. 395 travels almost due west along Columbia Avenue between La Cadena Drive and Main Street. Here, westbound Columbia Avenue meets Orange Street. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Business U.S. 395 turns left here, leaving Columbia Avenue and connecting with Main Street south toward downtown Riverside. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Business U.S. 91-395/Main Street south
Business U.S. 395 continues south along Main Street in the city of Riverside. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Former Business U.S. 91-395/Main Street meets Strong Avenue at this traffic signal. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Business U.S. 91-395/Main Street approaches its junction with California 60. Use California 60 west to Pomona and Los Angeles. California 60 travels east to Moreno Valley, Beaumont, and Indio. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Turn right for California 60 west to Pomona and Los Angeles or left for California 60 east to Moreno Valley, Beaumont, and Indio. Photo taken 06/24/07.
This freeway entrance shield assembly for California 60 east is posted shortly thereafter. Photo taken 06/24/07.
After crossing over the freeway, an onramp connects southbound Main Street to California 60 west. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Main Street enters downtown Riverside. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Main Street will continue through the northern part of downtown until meeting Third Street near the Riverside Convention Center. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Business U.S. 91-395/Main Street reaches Third Street at this traffic signal. Main Street ends here since the Riverside Convention Center occupies several city blocks south of here. Originally, the old route continued straight ahead through here. Now a detour must be made to continue along Business U.S. 395: a one-block turn west via Third Street to Market Street south. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Business U.S. 91-395/Market Street south
After leaving Third Street, Market Street proceeds south through downtown Riverside. Turn left on Sixth Street to the historic Mission Inn. Two major intersections are ahead: Business California 60/Mission Inn Avenue west and Business California 60/University Avenue east. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Southbound Business U.S. 395 and Business California 91/Market Street meets Mission Inn Avenue. Take Business California 60/Mission Inn Avenue west to follow Old U.S. 60 west. Continue one more block along Market Street south to Business California 60-91/University Avenue and Former Business U.S. 60-395 east. Ahead, Market Street will change into Business California 91 west. Photo taken 06/24/07.
Business California 60/University Avenue east and Former Business U.S. 395 south
Scenes Pertaining to Business U.S. 395: Old Concrete Alignment off Fogg Street
A locomotive for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad passes over Fogg Street south of Colton. Just prior to this subway is a turnoff (right turn) to a vestigal piece of U.S. 395 concrete that has been abandoned in place. Photos taken 06/24/07.
Adjacent to the BNSF Railroad is this vestigal piece of U.S. 395 concrete that has been abandoned in place. These views all look south; Interstate 215 is located east of here, and Old U.S. 395/La Cadena Drive is just west of here. Photos taken 06/24/07.