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Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: kernals12 on October 23, 2022, 06:27:45 PM ---Does anyone have anything about plans from the 60s and 70s to build freeways in the Ojai Valley?

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Yes:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2018/07/california-state-route-33-us-101-north.html?m=1

33 gets pretty wild with traffic from the end of the Ojai Freeway to the split from 150 in Ojai.  The way I always figured it the Ojai Freeway is so lightly traveled that it was hard to justify completing it all the way to Ojai.  The Ojai Freeway notably has almost button copy signs and no exit numbers.  Considering how early the Ojai Freeway was built it seemingly was spared the fate environmental challenges that would have likely otherwise killed it.

Speaking of 33, the segment north or Ojai (the Maricopa Highway) through Wheeler Gorge to CA 166 is a masterpiece of a driving road.  I seriously donít understand why everyone dog piles 2 over Angeles Crest when the Maricopa Highway segment of 33 beats it in every other way in terms of being fun. 

kernals12:

Found this Ventura County Freeway Plan from the city of Ventura's 1964 General Plan


Differences from the 1958 State Freeway and Expressway Masterplan are the omission of the Decker, Whitnall, Piru and Pleasant Valley Freeways and the northern part of the Ojai Freeway.


--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 23, 2022, 06:31:06 PM ---
--- Quote from: kernals12 on October 23, 2022, 06:27:45 PM ---Does anyone have anything about plans from the 60s and 70s to build freeways in the Ojai Valley?

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Yes:

https://www.gribblenation.org/2018/07/california-state-route-33-us-101-north.html?m=1

33 gets pretty wild with traffic from the end of the Ojai Freeway to the split from 150 in Ojai.  The way I always figured it the Ojai Freeway is so lightly traveled that it was hard to justify completing it all the way to Ojai.  The Ojai Freeway notably has almost button copy signs and no exit numbers.  Considering how early the Ojai Freeway was built it seemingly was spared the fate environmental challenges that would have likely otherwise killed it.

Speaking of 33, the segment north or Ojai (the Maricopa Highway) through Wheeler Gorge to CA 166 is a masterpiece of a driving road.  I seriously donít understand why everyone dog piles 2 over Angeles Crest when the Maricopa Highway segment of 33 beats it in every other way in terms of being fun. 

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I was looking more for things like engineering studies and public hearings.

California's Highway Department seemed to have gnack in those days for drawing lines on a map without any consideration for whether they were needed or if they were buildable.

pderocco:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 23, 2022, 06:31:06 PM ---Speaking of 33, the segment north or Ojai (the Maricopa Highway) through Wheeler Gorge to CA 166 is a masterpiece of a driving road.  I seriously donít understand why everyone dog piles 2 over Angeles Crest when the Maricopa Highway segment of 33 beats it in every other way in terms of being fun.

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I'd rate them similar in terms of "fun". I love the northerly views of the Antelope Valley from 2. And there are more side roads off 2 that actually go somewhere.

I've also encountered two fatal motorcycle accidents on that piece of 33, and one along 2. Not that that's fun...

Max Rockatansky:
Good news for anyone up for an impromptu drive over Tioga Pass next year:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/yosemite-national-park-reservations-travel-11668535648

skluth:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on November 15, 2022, 08:39:39 PM ---Good news for anyone up for an impromptu drive over Tioga Pass next year:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/yosemite-national-park-reservations-travel-11668535648

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Thanks for the info. Here's another article for those who can't access behind the WSJ's paywall.

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