Interstate 110 South

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Interstate 110 (Historic U.S. 6 and California 11) south
After passing under Interstate 10/Santa Monica Freeway, the collector distributor lanes for Adams Boulevard (Exit 20C) offer a link back to Interstate 110 south as well as the offramp to Adams Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
An overhead guide sign for Adams Boulevard is posted on the collector distributor lanes (for Exit 20C). Photo taken 08/26/07.
The collector distributor lanes merge back onto the southbound Interstate 110 mainline at the point where traffic for Exit 20C departs. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Use Exit 20B to the Shrine Auditorium and the University of Southern California. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Interstate 110 passes under a bridge that serves as the intersection between Figueroa Street (old U.S. 6) and 23rd Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 20B, Exposition Boulevard; Exit 20A, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; and Exit 19B, Vernon Avenue. Photo taken 08/26/07.
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Towering ramps mark the beginning of the Harbor Transitway, which carries buses and high occupancy vehicles from downtown Los Angeles south to near the California 91 and Interstate 405 interchange. The Harbor Transitway rides above the mainline freeway initially, and no access is afforded directly from the southbound freeway. Photos taken 08/26/07.
To the Los Angeles Coliseum (home of the University of Southern California Trojans football team), use either Exit 20B, Exposition Boulevard or Exit 20A, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 20B, Exposition Boulevard. A left exit offers the first transition onto the Harbor Transitway (high occupancy vehicles only). Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 20A, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Exit 19B, Vernon Avenue; and Exit 19A, 51st Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right lane of Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south becomes exit only for Exit 20A, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Los Angeles Coliseum. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The Harbor Transitway and main lanes of Interstate 110 reach common ground with each other. This view looks south and east into the transitway lanes for carpools and buses. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway meets Exit 20A, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the Los Angeles Coliseum. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The gore point sign is the only one to mention the exit number. Another upcoming exits mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 19B, Vernon Avenue; Exit 19A, 51st Street; and Exit 18B, Slauson Avenue. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This traffic signal is located at the bottom of the offramp from Exit 20A. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next exit along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 19B, Vernon Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Once again, the Harbor Transitway goes above grade and the mainline freeway goes below grade. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway meets Exit 19B, Vernon Avenue. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The Transitway rides above the main lanes of the Harbor Freeway. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next exit along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 19A, 51st Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 19A, 51st Street; Exit 18B, Slauson Avenue; and Exit 18A, Gage Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 19A, 51st Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 18B, Slauson Avenue. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 18B, Slauson Avenue; Exit 18A, Gage Avenue; and Exit 17, Florence Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The Transitway and the main lanes again reach a common grade. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 18B, Slauson Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 18A, Gage Avenue; Exit 17, Florence Avenue; and Exit 16, Manchester Avenue (former California 42). Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 18A, Gage Avenue; the following interchange is Exit 17, Florence Avenue. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 17, Florence Avenue; Exit 16, Manchester Avenue (former California 42); and Exit 15, Century Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 17, Florence Avenue; the following interchange is Exit 16, Manchester Avenue (former California 42). Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 16, Manchester Avenue (former California 42); Exit 15, Century Boulevard; and Exit 14B, Imperial Highway. Photo taken 08/26/07.
A bus stop is situated in the center of the Harbor Transitway. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 16, Manchester Avenue. The space to the right of the Manchester Avenue used to display a California 42 route marker. California 42 was decommissioned in phases through the 1990s after Interstate 105 was completed in 1993. It was an east-west state route that followed Manchester Avenue and Firestone Boulevard between Interstate 5 and California 1. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 15, Century Boulevard; Exit 14B, Imperial Highway; and Exit 14A, Junction Interstate 105/Century Freeway (Anderson Freeway). Photo taken 09/29/07.
Exit 14A connects Interstate 110 to Interstate 105/Century Freeway (Anderson Freeway). This east-west freeway travels east to Norwalk and west to El Segundo and Los Angeles International Airport. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway meets Exit 15, Century Boulevard. The next exit is Exit 14B, Imperial Highway, followed by Exit 14A, Junction Interstate 105/Glenn Anderson (Century) Freeway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A direct access ramp connects the Harbor Transitway along southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway to Interstate 105/Glenn Anderson (Century) Freeway west and east. These exit ramps are reserved exclusively for high occupancy vehicles (carpools). Photo taken 08/26/07.
The first left from the Transitway connects to Interstate 105 west to Los Angeles International Airport and El Segundo. Stay in the through lane for the connections to Interstate 105 east and Interstate 110 south. Photo taken 08/26/07.
At this massive sign bridge, southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 14B, Imperial Highway. However, most of the sign bridge discusses various ways to connect to Exit 14A, Junction Interstate 105/Glenn Anderson (Century) Freeway. This single exit actually consists of four separate ramps connecting to Interstate 105 west and east, including the dedicated carpool lanes (from the Transitway). The HOV ramp to Interstate 105 west pulls away from Interstate 110 south first. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Shortly thereafter, southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 14A, Junction Interstate 105/Glenn Anderson (Century) Freeway east and west. Ahead, a rare five-level stack rises above the basin to provide high-speed connections between the two busy freeways. Photo taken 08/26/07.
A massive stack interchange with multiple levels, the junction of Interstate 105 and Interstate 110 is visible from some distance around. The towering flyover ramps show why this monumental freeway interchange is among the tallest structures in this part of Los Angeles. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 13, El Segundo Boulevard; Exit 12, Rosecrans Avenue; Exit 11, Redondo Beach Boulevard. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A left exit connects the southbound Transitway to a bus stop oddly located at the base of the massive 105-110 interchange. Photo taken 08/26/07.
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Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway continues south through the interchange, passing under the mainline for Interstate 105. Photo taken 08/26/07. Second photo taken 08/26/07. Third photo taken 09/29/07.
Stay right for the connection to Exit 13, El Segundo Boulevard. This segment of Interstate 110 was reconstructed in the late 1980s and early 1990s along with the construction of Interstate 105 itself. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Although this interchange is within the city of Los Angeles, El Segundo Boulevard travels east to Athens Village and Willowbrook and west to Athens, northern Gardena, and Hawthorne. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south are Exit 12, Rosecrans Avenue; Exit 11, Redondo Beach Boulevard; and Exit 10, California 91. Photo taken 09/29/07.
This view looks south on Interstate 110 after the onramp from El Segundo Boulevard. The transitway now functions more like a typical HOV lane. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The right lane of Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south becomes exit only for Exit 12, Rosecrans Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The Harbor Transitway approaches another bus stop ahead. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway meets Exit 12, Rosecrans Avenue. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south are Exit 11, Redondo Beach Boulevard; Exit 10, California 91; and Exit 9, Junction Interstate 405 and 190th Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway meets Exit 11, Redondo Beach Boulevard. The next interchange is Exit 10, California 91. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Prior to the California 91 interchange (Exit 10), the Harbor Transitway reaches its southern terminus as the carpool lane connects to the Artesia Transit Center. The freeway ramp leads to a park and ride and transit center. Photo taken 08/26/07.
California 91 travels east to Fullerton, Anaheim, Corona, and Riverside. To the west, California 91 connects with several beach communities. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next two exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south are Exit 10, California 91 and Exit 9, Junction Interstate 405 and 190th Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Stay right to connect from Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south to Exit 10, California 91. Advance signs also advise of the interchange with Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway and 190th Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 10, California 91. Continue south for the link to Exit 9, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway and 190th Street. Between California 91 and California 1/Pacific Coast Highway, Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway serves as the western border of the city of Carson ("Future Unlimited," population 89,730 as of the 2000 Census, and incorporated on February 20, 1968). The next three exits all serve the city of Carson. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The next exit along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 9, Junction Interstate 405 and 190th Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
The right three lanes of Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south will transition onto Exit 9, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway north/south and 190th Street. The far right lane will connect to 190th Street, while the other two lanes will connect to Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway. This major freeway corridor links Irvine, Long Beach, Los Angeles International Airport, West Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley. The segment from near the airport to San Fernando Valley was known as California 7 until 1964. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 9, Junction Interstate 405/San Diego Freeway north/south and 190th Street. The left three lanes continue south on Interstate 110 to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles. The right three lanes become exit only for 190th Street and Interstate 405. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Passing through the Interstate 405 interchange, this mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 8, Torrance Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard; Exit 7B, Carson Street; and Exit 7A, 223rd Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Signs come into view on the transition ramp from California 91 to Interstate 405 and Interstate 110. A new right lane will join the southbound 110 freeway shortly. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Meanwhile, the exit lanes for Exit 7 split between Interstate 405 south to Long Beach and San Diego and north to Santa Monica and Los Angeles International Airport. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Leaving the Interstate 405 interchange, the next exit along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 8, Torrance Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard. Use Del Amo Boulevard east to Avalon Boulevard north to California State University Dominguez Hills. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A second mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the same three exits: Exit 8, Torrance Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard; Exit 7B, Carson Street; and Exit 7A, 223rd Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway meets Exit 8, Torrance Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 7B, Carson Street; Exit 7A, 223rd Street; and Exit 5, Sepulveda Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 7B, Carson Street (serving the city of Carson). The next exit is Exit 7A, 223rd Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
This mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 7A, 223rd Street; Exit 5, Sepulveda Boulevard; and Exit 4, California 1/Pacific Coast Highway east to Long Beach and west to Torrance. Photo taken 08/26/07.
An Interstate 110 south reassurance route marker is posted after the onramp from Carson Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 7A, 223rd Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
While passing under 223rd Street, this mileage sign along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south provides the distance to the next three exits: Exit 5, Sepulveda Boulevard; Exit 4, California 1/Pacific Coast Highway east to Long Beach and west to Torrance; and Exit 3B, Anaheim Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Use either of the next two exits to the Harbor City district of the city of Los Angeles. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 5, Sepulveda Boulevard. Photo taken 08/26/07.
The next exit along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south is Exit 4, California 1/Pacific Coast Highway east to Long Beach and west to Torrance. California 1 travels east to Long Beach and west to Lomita and Torrance. At this point, Historic U.S. 6 (which once traveled along adjacent Figueroa Street north of California 1) will depart the Harbor Freeway and turns east along California 1 toward Long Beach, its final destination (at least until 1964). Photo taken 08/26/07.
Use any of the next three exits to the Wilmington community of the city of Los Angeles. most of Wilmington lies east of Interstate 110. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Remaining exits from Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south serve the Port of Los Angeles. Trucks connecting to Berths 131-200 should use Exit 3A, C Street. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Use Exit 4 to the city of Lomita, which lies west of Wilmington and west of the Harbor Freeway. Interstate 110 does not enter the city of Lomita. Photo taken 08/26/07.
In addition, Exit 4 serves the South Coast Botanic Garden and Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park. The regional park is located west of Interstate 110 via California 1 west (north). The botanical garden is located west of here via California 1 northwest to Crenshaw Boulevard southwest. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Interstate 110 continues south toward San Pedro; all lanes continue south in addition to the right exit for California 1. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Another advance sign is posted for the pending interchange with California 1/Pacific Coast Highway. Photo taken 08/26/07.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 4, California 1/Pacific Coast Highway. Photo taken 09/29/07.
A Metro Transit stop is located next to the Route 110/1 Separation bridge identification sign. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Interstate 110 (Harbor Freeway) south
Leaving the California 1/Pacific Coast Highway diamond interchange, a mileage sign provides the distance to the next three exits along Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway south: Exit 3B, Anaheim Street; Exit 3A, C Street; and Exit 1B, Channel Street/Pacific Avenue. Photo taken 05/30/04.
The right lane becomes exit only for Exit 3B, Anaheim Street. Anaheim Street parallels California 1/Pacific Coast Highway between California 213/Western Avenue to the west near Lomita and California 1 just north of the California 22 intersection to the east in Long Beach. Anaheim Street intersects Interstate 110, California 47, California 103, and Interstate 710 along its route. Photo taken 05/30/04.
For Port of Los Angeles Berths 131-200, use Exit 3A, C Street. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 3B, Anaheim Street. Photo taken 05/30/04.
This mileage sign provides the distance to the next two exits along southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway: Exit 3A, C Street and Exit 1B, Channel Street/Pacific Avenue. Omitted from this sign is Exit 1A, California 47 to Harbor Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 3A, C Street. The following exit is Exit 1B, Channel Street/Pacific Avenue. Photo taken 05/30/04.
The next three exits along southbound Interstate 110 serve San Pedro: Exit 1B, Channel Street/Pacific Avenue; Exit 1A, California 47 north to Harbor Boulevard and Vincent Thomas Bridge; and Exit 0, Gaffey Street. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Exit numbers have even found their way to southbound Interstate 110. This photo shows a one and a quarter mile advance sign along southbound approaching Exit 1B, Channel Street and Pacific Avenue and Exit 1A, Junction Northbound California 47/Vincent Thomas Bridge to Terminal Island. The control city on this sign says "Long Beach," but subsequent signs say "Terminal Island" or "Vincent Thomas Bridge." It is even more confusing when you consider that Long Beach is actually east of here, not north, but California 47 is a north-south route. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway approaches Exit 1B, Channel Street and Pacific Avenue, three-quarters of a mile. The following offramp -- Exit 1A, California 47 -- is listed on this mileage sign as "Terminal Island" rather than "California 47." Photo taken 05/30/04.
Use Exit 1B to reach Channel Street and Pacific Avenue. For all cruise ships, maritime museum, and other San Pedro attractions, continue south on Interstate 110 to Exit 1A (California 47), then turn south on Harbor Boulevard. Interstate 110 itself changes into Gaffey Street, and Gaffey Street also connects to these attractions. Photo taken 05/30/04.
The next exit along southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway is Exit 1B, Channel Street and Pacific Avenue. Photo taken 05/30/04.
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Southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway reaches Exit 1B, Channel Street and Pacific Avenue. The final exit along southbound is Exit 1A, California 47 north to Terminal Island and the Alameda Corridor. Photo taken 05/30/04. Second photo taken 09/29/07.
Immediately thereafter, southbound Interstate 110/Harbor Freeway splits at Exit 1A, California 47 east (north) to the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Terminal Island Freeway. Use California 47 north to Interstate 710 north to Long Beach. The first exit on northbound California 47 is Harbor Boulevard; use Harbor Boulevard south to reach the San Pedro waterfront attractions (there is a bit less traffic than on Gaffey Street). Photo taken 05/30/04.
All three lanes of Interstate 110 connect to southbound Gaffey Street, which is the primary route into San Pedro. The right lane has an option of turning right onto northbound Gaffey Street. This upcoming split is governed by a traffic signal which marks the southern terminus of the Harbor Freeway and Interstate 110. Photo taken 05/30/04.
Even as southbound Interstate 110 makes a substandard (15-mile-per-hour advisory speed), sharp turn to the left (south) at a traffic signal to enter the community of San Pedro via southbound Gaffey Street, the freeway is still signed as Interstate 110! After this turn, there are no further Interstate 110 shields. The city street (Gaffey Street) continues south toward the boat launch (to Catalina Island and other offshore destinations). Photo taken 05/30/04.
Gaffey Street (Former California 110) south
The state maintains Gaffey Street as a state highway between First Street and Ninth Street in San Pedro; however, the route is unsigned. Provisions in state law (from 2008) allow for the decommissioning of this street to the city of Los Angeles when specified conditions are met. These conditions may have been met in 2009, warranting that this route be considered decommissioned south of the Gaffey Street traffic signal. After turning onto Gaffey Street, southbound California 110 meets First Street at this traffic signal in San Pedro. Photo taken 09/29/07.
To Liberty Hill, turn left (east) on Fifth Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
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Southbound California 110 meets Fifth Street at this traffic signal in San Pedro. The state highway only continues for another four blocks. Photo taken 09/29/07. Second photo taken 05/30/04.
To the San Pedro Downtown Central Business District and the San Pedro Sportswalk, turn east along Sixth Street. Photo taken 09/29/07.
Southbound California 110/Gaffey Street meets Seventh Street at this traffic signal. More businesses and commercial establishments line Gaffey Street south of here. Most of the port areas are just east of here along Harbor Boulevard (turn east on Sixth Street, Seventh Street, or Ninth Street). Photo taken 09/29/07.
The state route ends at the intersection with Ninth Street in San Pedro. Gaffey Street continues south through San Pedro, with a connection to 25th Street and ending at Paseo del Mar near the Point Fermin Historic Lighthouse. Photo taken 09/29/07.


 


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05/30/04, 08/26/07, 09/29/07 by AARoads

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