California Highways: Route by Route Interstate,Pre-1964,Routes,State Episode 0.02 – Route 105 – It Only Takes a Century (Sample Episode)

Episode 0.02 – Route 105 – It Only Takes a Century (Sample Episode)

This is a sample episode to show what the Route by Route format will be, as we don’t expect to start exploring routes until the second season. The first season will be mostly background: The history of the California State Highway system, explorations of how highways are numbers, exploring how highways are named, and the entities you’ll be hearing about in the episodes, such as the CTC. But we know you want the routes, so we decided to do a sample one for you. This episode focuses on Route 105.

The episode covers the following topics:

  • Legislative Route 105
  • 1965-1968 Interstate 105
  • Post 1968 Interstate 105 – The Century Freeway
  • Why I-105 doesn’t end at I-5
  • The construction and the consent decree
  • Names on the Highway
  • Significant Problems
  • Major Current Projects

Here’s the link to the show:

Here’s a link to the show on

If you want to see the “script” we used, we use a presentation format. Click here for the PDF.

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We welcome your comments on the episode. We’re also looking for someone to donate or provide more appropriate theme music.

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