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Roads in Imperial County, California Books LLC

Roads in Imperial County, California

Books LLC

Published May 5th 2010
ISBN : 9781155600956
Paperback
52 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: California State Route 78, Interstate 8 in California,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: California State Route 78, Interstate 8 in California, California State Route 111, California State Route 86, California State Route 186, California State Route 7, California State Route 115, California State Route 98. Excerpt: State Route 111 (SR 111) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California . It is the main north/south state highway and retail corridor through the Coachella Valley, a part of the Colorado Desert in the southeastern corner of the state and famous as a resort destination. It runs from Calexico to Interstate 10 at White Water . Route description First proposed in the early 1930s due to the areas growth bought on by the Southern Pacific Railroad, Highway 111 links virtually every desert resort city in the valley. It begins at a junction with Interstate 10 near the foot of San Jacinto Peak east of the San Gorgonio Pass . This junction was so busy in the 1950s before the construction of the freeway that visitors returning home to Los Angeles might have waited as long as two hours to make the left turn on the two-lane road that was once multiplexed as US Highways 60, 70 and 99. Continuing south, the highway first enters Palm Springs, becoming a surface street. 111 then continues through Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and finally Coachella where it is co-signed with State Route 86 before exiting the southeast corner of the valley as a two-lane highway. A 1993 rerouting of the highway takes drivers away from the historic center of Palm Springs, but meets with its original alignment as Business Route 111 a few miles further south. A nearly 40 mile (64 km) length of the highway dotted with date and citrus groves follows both the old Southern Pacific Sunset Route (now the main Union Pacific line between Los A...