California 110 - Pasadena / Harbor Freeway South

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California 110 (Historic U.S. 6, U.S. 66 and California 11) south
A ramp brings additional traffic from Interstate 5 south onto California 110 south. Historic U.S. 6 now joins California 110 south. According to this roadside guide sign, use Exit 24C (Hill Street) to Chinatown. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound California 110/Pasadena Freeway meets Exit 25, Academy Road and Solano Avenue. An arch bridge carrying Park Row Street passes over the freeway. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next two exits along California 110 south are Exit 24D, Stadium Way and Dodger Stadium (right exit) and Exit 24C, Hill Street to the Civic Center and Chinatown (left exit). Photo taken 08/26/07.
The skyline of downtown Los Angeles comes into view as we proceed south along California 110. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound California 110 reaches Exit 24D, Stadium Way and Dodger Stadium. The next exit along southbound is Exit 24C, Hill Street to the Civic Center and Chinatown (left exit). Photo taken 08/26/07.
Immediately thereafter, southbound California 110 meets Exit 24C, Hill Street to Chinatown (left exit). Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next two exits along California 110 south are with Sunset Boulevard and U.S. 101. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound California 110 reaches Exit 24B to Sunset Boulevard. The next exit is the 1953 Four-Level Interchange. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Advancing south, California 10 continues to Exit 24A and U.S. 101. Although signage is posted here for Interstate 5, the ramps connect to U.S. 101 only. However, U.S. 101 merges with Interstate 5 a few miles southeast of here. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The transition ramp from southbound California 110 (Pasadena Freeway) onto southbound U.S. 101 (Hollywood Freeway) is signed for Interstate 5 and Interstate 10, even though this ramp really goes onto U.S. 101. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign along California 110/Pasadena Freeway south provides the distance to the next five exits through downtown Los Angeles: Exit 23C, Third Street; Exit 23B, Fourth Street; Exit 23A, Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard; Exit 22B, Eighth Street and Ninth Street; and Exit 22A, Olympic Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
California 110 shifts from the Pasadena Freeway and Arroyo Seco Parkway onto the Harbor Freeway as it passes through the second level of the Four-Level Interchange. U.S. 101 rides on the top level. Photo taken 08/26/07.
California 110 (Harbor Freeway) south
Leaving the Four-Level Interchange and entering downtown Los Angeles, southbound California 110 (now signed as Interstate 110 south) will shift into a local/express configuration. The left three lanes are the express lanes through downtown, while the right three lanes will connect to Exits 23C-B-A (Third Street, Fourth Street, and Sixth Street). Photo taken 08/26/07.
Interstate 110 splits into the local-express configuration. Stay right for the downtown exits, which are Exits 23C-B-A (Third Street, Fourth Street, and Sixth Street). The right lane departs for Exit 23C, Third Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Now on the local lanes, southbound California 110 meets Exit 23B, Fourth Street. The following exit from the local lanes is Exit 23A, Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
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This view of the downtown skyline is afforded from the through/express lanes along southbound California 110. Photos taken 08/26/07.
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California 110's express lanes proceed south through downtown Los Angeles. The mileage sign seen in the distance in the second picture is also identified in the next photo from the local lanes. Photos taken 08/26/07.
Back in the local lanes, the next exit is Exit 23A, Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard. These lanes are at a higher elevation than the main lanes (express lanes). A mileage sign for the main lanes provides the distance to the following three exits (after Exit 23A): Exit 22B, Eighth Street and Ninth Street; and Exit 22A, Olympic Boulevard; and Exit 21, Junction Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound California 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 23A, Sixth Street and Wilshire Boulevard. Stay left to return to the main lanes. If you stay right, the first ramp connects to Wilshire Boulevard first, followed by Sixth Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
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The next exit along California 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 22B, Eighth Street and Ninth Street. Shortly after this sign, the local lanes merge back onto the mainline. Photo taken 08/26/07. Second photo taken 09/29/07.
The one remaining local lane merges back with the main lanes. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound California 110 approaches Exit 22B, Eighth Street and Ninth Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right two lanes of California 110 south become exit only for Exit 22B, Eighth Street and Ninth Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound California 110 reaches Exit 22B, Eighth Street and Ninth Street. The next exit is Exit 22A, Olympic Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
After the onramp from Bixel Street and prior to the Olympic Boulevard offramp, southbound California 110 passes over Ninth Street. This bridge identification marker, which places the date of bridge construction at 1953, also labels the route number as California 11. This designation ceased to be used in 1984, which means this bridge identification sign has been in use at least since then and needs to be updated to the correct designation of California 110. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound California 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 22A, Olympic Boulevard. This is the final standalone exit from the state route segment of the Harbor Freeway. At the Interstate 10 interchange, California 110 transitions directly onto Interstate 110 south. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The gore point sign accurately identifies Exit 22A for Olympic Boulevard. Use this exit to Staples Center (home of the NBA L.A. Lakers and Clippers and the NHL L.A. Kings), Los Angeles Convention Center, Nokia Theater, and Grammy Museum. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next exit along California 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 21, Junction Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway west to Santa Monica and east to Pomona, San Bernardino, Indio, and Phoenix. The right lane becomes exit only for Exit 21. Photo taken 08/26/07.
During commuting hours, the ramp to Interstate 10 is governed by ramp meters. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The left three lanes continue south on now-Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles. Stay left for Exit 20, Adams Boulevard. Stay right to depart to Exit 21, Junction Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway west to Santa Monica and east to Pomona, San Bernardino, Indio, and Phoenix. Use Exit 21 to Washington Boulevard. Traffic from Olympic Boulevard merges onto the freeway from the right. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Now on the transition ramp to Exit 21, merging traffic from Olympic Boulevard must cross over exiting traffic to Interstate 10 to remain on Interstate 110. A trailblazer shield indicates the lane changing required for those motorists to enter Interstate 110 south. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Traffic merging back to Interstate 110 south must merge left. Stay left for the link to Interstate 10 east (shield was missing from the overhead guide sign at the time this picture was taken). Stay right for Interstate 10 west and Washington Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The transition ramp splits. Stay left for Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south and Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway east to Pomona, San Bernardino, Indio, and Phoenix. The right three lanes depart for Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway west to Santa Monica and Washington Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Three lanes transition from California 110 south to Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway west. Ahead, Interstate 10 passes over Interstate 110. Photo taken 08/26/07.
A single offramp from the 110 south-10 west transition ramp connects to Washington Boulevard. Although signed for Washington Boulevard, the offramp also connects to Toberman Street and 18th Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The transition ramp splits between Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway west to Santa Monica and the ramp to Washington Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Stay right for Washington Street. The remaining three lanes merge directly onto the local lanes for westbound Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Returning to the Interstate 110 south mainline, the next exit along southbound is Exit 20C, Adams Boulevard. This offramp is located prior to passing under the Santa Monica Freeway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
California 110 officially shifts onto Interstate 110 as the Harbor Freeway passes under Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway. Photo taken 08/26/07.


 


Photo Credits:

08/26/07, 09/29/07 by AARoads

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