California State Route 26 (1937–1964)

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State Route 26

Route information
Maintained by Caltrans
Major junctions
FromSanta Monica
ToBuena Park
CountryUnited States
CountiesLos Angeles, Orange
Highway system

State Route 26 (SR 26) was a state highway in Los Angeles and Orange counties in the U.S. state of California, from 1937 to 1964. It traveled from U.S. Route 101 Alternate (US 101 Alt.) in Santa Monica to SR 39 in Buena Park.

The route was assigned pre-1964 Legislative Route 173 (LR 173), defined in 1933 from Santa Monica to East Los Angeles. Between Santa Monica and Los Angeles, it was later replaced by the Santa Monica Freeway, and added to the Interstate Highway System on September 15, 1955.[1] East of East Los Angeles, it was assigned LR 166.

The highway originally traveled along 10th Street in Los Angeles, but as Olympic Boulevard was built out to the west and east, it was aligned to that. East of Los Angeles, the highway turned southeast along the Anaheim Telegraph Road, which it followed into Santa Fe Springs. It then continued along Los Nietos Road, Valley View Avenue, and Stage Road before its terminus at La Habra Road (now Beach Boulevard). The portion east of Downtown Los Angeles was eventually deleted from the system as redundant to US 101 Byp. which later became Interstate 5 (I-5).

The highway was known as State Route 6 from 1934 to 1937. The current SR 26 bears no relation to this highway.

Major intersections

Los AngelesSanta Monica
US 101 Alt. (Pacific Coast Highway)
Los Angeles SR 7 (Sepulveda Boulevard)
US 6 / SR 11 (Figueroa Street)

US 101 Byp. north (Indiana Street) to US 101
Western end of US 101 Bypass overlap

SR 15 north (Atlantic Boulevard)
Western end of SR 15 overlap

SR 15 south (Atlantic Boulevard)
Eastern end of SR 15 overlap

US 101 Byp. south (Rosemead Boulevard)
Eastern end of US 101 Bypass overlap
SR 35 (Norwalk Boulevard)
OrangeBuena Park SR 39 (La Habra Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "California Highways: Interstate Highway Types and the History of California's Interstates". Retrieved November 29, 2011.