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Business Loop I-5 - Red Bluff


The business route for Interstate 5 through Red Bluff loops 4.6 miles west from the freeway along Main Street (old U.S. 99) through to the city center. The route runs north from Exit 647 to a wye interchange at Exit 651.

Business Loop I-5 north
Business Loop I-5 (Main Street) combines with California 36 north from Oak Street in Downtown Red Bluff. California 36 is a significant route that links the North Coast and U.S. 101 with the Northern Sierra region and U.S. 395. California 99 formerly overlapped with California 36 for 2.7 miles west to end here. Photo taken 07/31/99.
Business Loop I-5 south
Exit 651 partitions from the southbound mainline of I-5 as Business Loop I-5. A left-hand turn connects with the northbound ramp and Via Del Roble, a local residential street. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Business Loop I-5 is state maintained along Main Street south from Exit 651 to the merge with California 36. A bridge identification sign at Dibble Creek references the route as the Route 5/36 Connector. Photo taken 05/26/08.
California 36 (Beegum Road) travels 136 miles along a winding course east from U.S. 101 and Fortuna to city of Red Bluff. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Main Street (old U.S. 99) leads both Business Loop I-5 and SR 36 south 1.6 miles into Downtown Red Bluff. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Business Loop I-5 south & California 36 east
Confirming markers for both Business Loop I-5 & SR 36 appear after their merge and ahead of a signalized entrance to a big box store. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Tehama County A-7 stems west from Main Street (Historic U.S. 99) to the Tehama County government complex and Wilder Road south outside the city. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Main Street continues two blocks south of CR A-7 (Walnut Street) to the split of SR 36 east from Business Loop I-5 south at Oak Street. The forthcoming intersection represents the historic northern split of U.S. 99E and U.S. 99W. U.S. 99E traveled southeast toward Chico and then south toward Roseville, generally along SR 99 and SR 65. U.S. 99W paralleled the I-5 corridor toward Orland and Woodland. The split routes converged at the intersection of N and 16th Streets by the state capitol building in Sacramento. Photo taken 05/26/08.
California 36 east connects Downtown Redding with both Interstate 5 and California 99 south to Chico. The state route travels 106 miles from Red Bluff to California 139 in Susanville. Photo taken 05/26/08.
California 36 branches east from Main Street along Oak Street to Antelope Boulevard across the Sacramento River. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Business Loop I-5 south
South of Reeds Creek, Business Loop I-5 (Main Street) expands into a five-lane commercial arterial. Diamond Avenue ties into the route from a half diamond interchange (Exit 647B) with I-5 nearby. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Main Street (Historic U.S. 99W) narrows below a Union Pacific Railroad underpass south of Diamond Avenue. Photo taken 05/26/08.
A final Business Loop I-5 shield was posted after the turnoff for Montgomery Road. The assembly was taken down during road construction in 2015. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Entering the folded diamond interchange with Interstate 5 along Main Street south. Road 99W extends south from here as Tehama County A-8. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Interstate 5 leads 130 miles from the south end of the Red Bluff business loop to Sacramento. Photo taken 05/26/08.
Main Street / Road 99W spans Interstate 5 ahead of the loop ramp for the freeway north to Redding and Portland, Oregon. Photo taken 05/26/08.
South from Red Bluff, Road 99W is signed as Historic U.S. 99 and occasionally as Tehama County A-8 through to Proberta. Photo taken 05/26/08.



Photo Credits:

    1999-08-00 by Joel Windmiller. 2008-05-26 by AARoads.

Page Updated 08-18-2017.

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