US Highway 101

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US Highway 101 road sign

Map of US Highway 101
Basic data
Overall length:  1540mi / 2478 km
Opening:  1926
States: California
Starting point:  I-5 street sign I-5 in Los Angeles
End point:  I-5 street sign I-5 in Olympia

The US Highway 101 (or US Route 101 ) is an American highway with a length of 2,478 kilometers. It opened in 1926.

It runs along the west coast of the USA in a north-south direction with the endpoints Olympia in the north and Los Angeles in the south. The road crosses the states of Washington , Oregon and California . In Oregon it has the nickname "Coast Highway in Oregon", in Washington and parts of California the nickname "Pacific Highway". In San Francisco , the highway crosses the Golden Gate Bridge .

According to the naming scheme of the AASHTO , US highways with three-digit numbers serve as feeders for the respective highway with the numbering that results from the last two digits; here the US Highway 1 . In this case, however, it is a violation of this scheme; US Highway 101 does not serve as a feeder to US Highway 1, which follows the east coast of the United States. Geographically, the two highways are as far apart as possible.

With the opening of the nearly parallel Interstate 5 in 1957, the street lost its importance. Due to its scenic route along the Pacific coast , it is a popular destination for tourists, especially the section in Oregon , where it leads along the Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park .

The following other major roads cross the highway from south to north:


See also

Web links

Commons : US Route 101  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files