California 60 West - California 57 north to Interstate 605


California 57 south & 60 west
A wide stretch of freeway takes SR 57 and 60 through Diamond Bar. Traffic reports occassionally cite this stretch as a congestion chokepoint. Photo taken 05/05/12.
A mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along California 60 west: Exit 24B, Grand Avenue; Exit 24A, California 57 south to Santa Ana; and Exit 23, Brea Canyon Road (via ALT California 60, which can be described as a collector distributor lanes arrangement, a dual freeway with local/express lanes, or a local or truck bypass). Photo taken 05/15/11.
Southbound California 57 and westbound California 60 meet Exit 24B, Grand Avenue. The following exit is Exit 24A, California 57 south to Santa Ana. Photo taken 05/05/12.
A left exit offers a transition from the westbound HOV carpool lane onto either California 60 west or California 57 south. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next three exits along California 60 west are: Exit 24C, California 57 HOV south; Exit 24A, California 57 main lanes south; and Exit 23, Alternate California 60 west to Brea Canyon Road. (Exit 23 is signed as "ALT California 60" as the exit lanes connect to Brea Canyon Road, then merge back onto the main lanes, functioning like a truck bypass or collector distributor lane arrangement.) Photo taken 05/05/12.
Southbound California 57 and westbound California 60 split. The left four lanes continue west on California 60, and the right four lanes depart for Exit 24B, California 57 main lanes south and Exit 23, Alternate California 60 west to Brea Canyon Road. California 57 makes a beeline south toward Santa Ana and points south via Interstate 5. Together with Interstate 210, California 57 offers a freeway bypass well to the east of downtown Los Angeles. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Looking at the off-ramp to California 57 south, we see the split between California 57 south and "ALT" California 60 west to Brea Canyon Road (Exit 23). Photo taken 05/05/12.

California 60 - Pomona Freeway west
The California 57 HOV lanes pass overhead. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next two exits along California 60 west are: Exit 21, Fairway Drive and Exit 20, Nogales Street. The top entry on this old porcelain enamel sign was for Brea Canyon Road, but there is no longer direct access to Exit 23 from the main lanes of California 60 west. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The HOV lane for California 57 again sweeps over the main lanes for California 60. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The westbound main lanes of California 60 next pass under the main lanes of California 57 south. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The main lanes of California 60 west are wedged between the eastbound lanes on the left and the "ALT" lanes on the right. Some signs are visible ahead for the link to Brea Canyon Road (Exit 23) from the collector distributor ("ALT") lanes. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The link to Brea Canyon Road from ALT California 60 is achieved via a left exit as shown here. Another bridge overhead carries traffic transitioning from California 57 north onto California 60 west. Photo taken 05/05/12.
More traffic will merge onto California 60 west ahead. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The connecting ramp from California 57 north to California 60 west has a direct access ramp to Brea Canyon Road as well as California 60 west. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Traffic from California 57 north merges onto California 60 west. Note the gore point sign for Exit 23 to Brea Canyon Road. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 west is Exit 21, Fairway Drive (1.25 miles). Photo taken 05/05/12.
This mileage sign along California 60 west provides the distance to next three exits: Exit 21, Fairway Drive; Exit 20, Nogales Street; and Exit 19, Fullerton Road. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 approaches Exit 21, Fairway Drive (next right). Photo taken 05/05/12.
Soon thereafter, westbound California 60 reaches Exit 21, Fairway Drive. The following interchange will be Exit 20, Nogales Street. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) is Exit 20, Nogales Street. Photo taken 05/05/12.
This mileage sign along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 20, Nogales Street; Exit 19, Fullerton Road; and Exit 18, Los Angeles County N-8 (Azusa Avenue). Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 20, Nogales Street. The next interchange is Exit 19, Fullerton Road. California 60 will follow the linear City of Industry, which is a regional jobs center with ample employment opportunities. However, it is only home to 777 residents (per the 2000 Census). Incorporated on June 18, 1957, the City of Industry is zoned almost entirely as industrial or commercial. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) is Exit 19, Fullerton Road, which was at one time the proposed future alignment of California 39, connecting California 60 with Whittier Boulevard via Fullerton Road and Harbor Boulevard to La Habra. Through traffic to California 39 north should use N-8 (Azusa Avenue) north, not Fullerton Road (since it is not a through route going north). Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 19, Fullerton Road. Photo taken 05/05/12.
1.5 miles ahead of Exit 18 with CR N-8 (Azuas Avenue) on SR 60 (Pomona Freeway) westbound. Photo taken 05/05/12.
As traffic joins the freeway from Fullerton Road, a confirming marker appears for SR 60 west. Photo taken 05/05/12.
This mileage sign along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 18, Los Angeles County N-8 (Azusa Avenue); Exit 16, Hacienda Boulevard; and Exit 14, Seventh Avenue. Photo taken 05/05/12.
N-8 is a county route that spans both Orange and Los Angeles County. It begins at the intersection of California 39 (Beach Boulevard) and La Mirada Boulevard in the city of Buena Park. From there, Orange County N-8 changes into Los Angeles County N-8 upon crossing the county line and entering the city of La Mirada. Upon entering the city of Whittier, Los Angeles County N-8 connects with Colima Road, which travels northeast into Hacienda Heights. At Azusa Avenue, Los Angeles County N-8 turns north into the City of Industry and West Covina, ending at Interstate 10 Exit 36 (the same spot where California 39' northern segment resumes its northerly journey toward Azusa). The county route offers an alternative to the combination of Hacienda Road and Hacienda Boulevard or the combination of Harbor Drive and Fullerton Road to traverse the Puente Hills. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 18, Los Angeles County N-8 (Azusa Avenue). Use Azusa Avenue north to California 39 (San Gabriel Canyon Road) north into Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains. Photo taken 05/05/12.
This mileage sign along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west provides the distance to South El Monte (eight miles), Monterey Park (16 miles), and Los Angeles (22 miles). Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west is Exit 16, Hacienda Boulevard (one mile). Hacienda Boulevard was at one time signed as California 39, which currently is unconstructed between northern Orange County and Interstate 10. California 39 is a segregated route with several distinct sections. The two signed segments are from California 1 in Huntington Beach and California 72 in La Habra and again from Interstate 10 north to a gate closure in Angeles National Forest (San Gabriel Mountains) near the Crystal Lake Recreation Area. A final segment north of Crystal Lake Recreation Area would connect California 39 to California 2 (Angeles Crest Highway), but that roadway has been closed since 1978 due to roadway damage. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Use Exit 16 for the Workman Home and Family Cemetery, a registered historical landmark of California. Photo taken 05/05/12.
A pair of Southern California Edison 220kV power lines cross over the California 60 freeway. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Use Hacienda Boulevard north to the City of Industry, La Puente, and West Covina; use Hacienda Boulevard south to Hacienda Heights, La Habra Heights, and La Habra. According to the legislative definition of California 39, plans call for the route to take the following route from La Habra to West Covina: Beach Boulevard north, Whittier Boulevard east, Harbor Boulevard north, Fullerton Road north, Colima Road (or parallel route) west, and Azusa Avenue north. It is unclear when, if ever, the Puente Hills gap of California 39 will be signed. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 16, Hacienda Boulevard. For those connecting north to California 39 to the San Gabriel Mountains, use either Hacienda Boulevard and Glendora Avenue north (via Exit 16) or Azusa Avenue north (Exit 17). California 39 used to follow Hacienda Road, Hacienda Boulevard, and Glendora Avenue between Whittier Boulevard (former U.S. 101, now California 72) in La Habra and Interstate 10 (former U.S. 60-70-99) in West Covina. This section of state highway was decommissioned sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s through the Puente Hills. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west is Exit 14, Seventh Avenue (1.25 miles). Photo taken 05/05/12.
This mileage sign along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 14, Seventh Avenue; Exit 13, Crossroads Parkway; and Exit 12, Interstate 605 (San Gabriel River Freeway). Photo taken 05/05/12.
Heavy traffic is the norm as California 60 proceeds west toward Seventh Avenue. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 14, Seventh Avenue. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west is Exit 13, Crossroads Parkway (1.25 miles). Photo taken 05/05/12.
This mileage sign along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 13, Crossroads Parkway; Exit 12, Interstate 605 (San Gabriel River Freeway); and Exit 11, Peck Road and Durfee Avenue. Photo taken 05/05/12.
A dynamic message sign is posted along California 60 west. At the time we took this picture, the sign displayed the travel time to downtown Los Angeles. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The right lane of California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west becomes exit only for Exit 13, Crossroads Parkway. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 13, Crossroads Parkway. The following interchange will connect California 60 with Interstate 605 at Exit 12. Photo taken 05/05/12.
The next exit along California 60 (Pomona Freeway) west is Exit 12, Interstate 605 (San Gabriel River Freeway). Interstate 605 serves the San Gabriel Valley, originating in Seal Beach at Interstate 405 and traveling north to end at Interstate 210 and Historic U.S. 66 in Durate. Photo taken 05/05/12.
Westbound California 60 (Pomona Freeway) reaches Exit 12, Interstate 605 (San Gabriel River Freeway). Photo taken 05/05/12.

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