Business Loop I-5 - Del Mar / Solana Beach

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The Del Mar and Solana Beach business loop for Interstate 5 was established in the 1960s along Via de la Valle west from I-5 at Exit 36 to Coast Highway 101. The route extended from Del Mar north to Oceanside along Coast Highway 101 (County Route S-21) via Solana Beach, Encinitas (including Cardiff and Leucadia) and Carlsbad. Only two shields for the business loop remained as of 2016. They are located at the Interstate 5 and Via de la Valle interchange.

Previously there was also a "Business Route 5 Next Exit" sign on the approach to Via de la Valle along I-5 north. That sign was removed during the Interstate 5 expansion project underway throughout the 2000s.

Prior to Summer 2000, this Business Loop I-5 sign was in place along westbound San Diego County S-6 (Via de la Valle) ahead of the intersection with Jimmy Durante Boulevard. Roadwork at the time removed this sign. Photo taken in September 1998.
Via de la Valle / Business Loop I-5 West
Business Loop I-5 split with I-5 north at Exit 36 to join Via de la Valle west ahead of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Signs attached to the Interstate 5 overpass direct motorists to the fairgrounds ahead at Jimmy Durante Boulevard. 04/23/06
A loop ramp takes motorists from Via de la Valle (San Diego County S-6) west onto I-5 south toward Downtown San Diego. 04/23/06
Jimmy Durante Boulevard arcs south from Via de la Valley around Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds to Camino Del Mar (old U.S. 101) ahead of Downtown Del Mar. 04/23/06

Photo Credits:

04/23/06 by AARoads

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Interstate 5

Page Updated 08-18-2017.

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