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Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: sparker on July 24, 2018, 01:29:44 AM ---Outstanding work (as usual), Max -- this time you've outdone yourself -- and on a route worthy of the effort!  Obviously the LRN 233/CA 49 realignment never materialized -- probably hardly worth it, considering the relatively meager usage the longstanding facility gets -- and it's not really all that bad for a rural/mountain highway; gets the job done and is pretty damn scenic in the process!

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That's the thing, I've tried to keep the map drawings of former alignments limited to top tier highways where it really merited the effort.  That said, thanks largely to the input of Daniel I have a solid template that is workable and should be somewhat easy to do with increasing frequency in the future. 

In regards to the LRN 233 segment, I have no idea what the Division of Highways was smoking.  Those cuts would taken 49 through some pretty haggard terrain.  The existing road essentially stays at the bottom of a relatively flat valley which is why I ultimately suspect it was formally adopted.

oscar:
Max, I've seen what looks like Caltrans signage pointing to separate historic CA 49 routes in San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill. In both places, the CA 49 mainline is signed "bypass".

Are there other officially-signed Historic CA 49 routes I missed? I drove CA 49 earlier this week from CA 132 in Coulterville to CA 88 in Jackson, and didn't see any others.

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: oscar on October 26, 2018, 12:05:05 PM ---Max, I've seen what looks like Caltrans signage pointing to separate historic CA 49 routes in San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill. In both places, the CA 49 mainline is signed "bypass".

Are there other officially-signed Historic CA 49 routes I missed? I drove CA 49 earlier this week from CA 132 in Coulterville to CA 88 in Jackson, and didn't see any others.

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I believe Amador City and Sutter Creek have a Signed Historic Route on southbound 49 but Iíll confirm when I can. 

TheStranger:

--- Quote from: oscar on October 26, 2018, 12:05:05 PM ---Max, I've seen what looks like Caltrans signage pointing to separate historic CA 49 routes in San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill. In both places, the CA 49 mainline is signed "bypass".

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Would those be the only two signed "Bypass" routes in California?

I know at one point the Route 4 freeway east of Route 160 in Antioch was labeled as the Route 4 Bypass, but with the former surface street routing in Brentwood being removed from the state highway system, this is now just Route 4 mainline.

Max Rockatansky:
Here are the actual photos I have of the signage.

In San Andreas the mainline points ahead as the bypass route while Main Street is shown as Historic:

IMG_8549 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Same thing up in Mokelumne Hill...granted the way the historic route takes to Main Street wasn't part of 49:

IMG_8574 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

I was wrong about Sutter Creek and Amador City, it doesn't have historic 49 signage but does carry the street name Old Route 49:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.3819338,-120.8060237,3a,15y,315.84h,95.39t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skbteJiee-4fKiE2CWjPt-g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

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