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Henry:

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--- Quote from: emory on December 11, 2013, 06:41:00 AM ---Anyone know how the last leg of CA 125 is coming along?

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I assume you mean the non-interchange with CA 905?

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Probably the final thing that needs to be fixed before that route can become I-905, along with the Interstate upgrade all the way through.

NE2:
Uh what? What does completing SR 125 have to do with SR 905 becoming I-905?

mrsman:
If anybody knows more about why 905 and 125 were never connected, I'd like to know.

It seems odd that such relatively recent roads should have a non-connection like this.  Historically, there was always some infighting between state DOTs and toll road authorities over which agency should be responsible for connecting the two highways, so often each agency would make their own ramp and provide a connection via surface streets.  This is especially true along the Penn Turnpike (Breezewood).

From looking at Google Maps satellite view, it seems that there was a better connection from 125 to the border before the 905 freeway construction.

NE2:

--- Quote from: mrsman on December 20, 2013, 01:59:37 PM ---If anybody knows more about why 905 and 125 were never connected, I'd like to know.

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TheStranger:

--- Quote from: mrsman on December 20, 2013, 01:59:37 PM ---If anybody knows more about why 905 and 125 were never connected, I'd like to know.


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From CAHighways...

Here's a 1960s planning map, showing that originally, 125 was to feed into westbound 905 (then a Route 75 extension)

http://www.cahighways.org/maps/125-075.jpg
http://www.cahighways.org/121-128.html#125

From that CAHighways entry, the segment of 905 that turns towards the Otay Mesa crossing WAS originally part of the definition of Route 125 from 1972 to 1986, though it was not signed and built until later.  (At that point, none of 125 had been constructed south of Route 94, while what had been 75 and later 117 - soon to be 905 - already existed in some form).

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