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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from south to north.  CA-14 North photos are left-aligned in the last column, while CA-14 South photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.

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The 5 Freeway is the principal north-south freeway through California.  Click here for Interstate 5 Images.

Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Ground mounted next exit signage for the Old Road.  As the name entails, the old road is the historic alignment of US-99.  US-99 was the precursor to Interstate 5 through Northern Los Angeles County.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Advanced signage for the upcoming Interstate 5 interchange.  It looks as if this signage was modified rather hastily when the HOV lane was added to the median of Highway 14.  Construction is underway to build a direct flyover ramp between the Highway 14 HOV lanes, and the HOV lanes on Interstate 5.  Hopefully once that construction is completed, this outdated and convoluted signage will be replaced.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Signage at the southbound exit for Newhall Avenue.  Highway 14 is unbelievably picturesque; the freeway twists and winds through the shallow valley's much like this all the way from Palmdale into Los Angeles.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Overhead advanced guide signage for the southbound exit to Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Southbound view approaching the Plancerita Canyon Road interchange.  Note just how much material needed to be taken away to push the Antelope Valley Freeway through Southern Santa Clarita.  The rock cut dwarfs the neighbouring transport truck that is heading northbound along the highway in the valley.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Next exit sign approaching the Placerita Canyon Road interchange.  Often times next exit signage would be median mounted, yet the Antelope Valley Freeway lacks any median mounted signs.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Advanced sign for Placerita Canyon Road.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Southbound button copy signage at the ramp to Golden Valley Road.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

First things first, admittedly, this photo is a little bit blurry.  This might sound a tad anal retentive, however I try to only upload the best of the best in terms of highway photos.  Generally this means discarding anything that didn't turn out properly.  However, I always run into issues when a photo is just a tad blurry but highlights something fairly interesting.  I found the scale of the northbound flyover ramp to the Sierra Highway to be of particular interest -- it almost seems to indicate that an additional freeway was planned to parallel the Santa Clara River past the north end of these ramps.  Hence why I included a blurry photo.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Advanced signage for the Sierra Highway interchange that is upcoming.  Sierra Highway is the former alignment of US-6 through the Antelope Valley prior to the construction of the current freeway.  Doing research about California Highway 14 for this page, I discovered that a small section of the Sierra Highway is still maintained by CalTrans, and is designated and signed as Highway 14U (Unrelinquished).  Thanks to aaroads.com for this interesting piece of information.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Santa Clarita

Advanced signage for the Sand Canyon Road interchange along Highway 14 South.  The block noise barriers that are typical of Californian Freeways give the Antelope Valley freeway a distinctive southern flavour.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County

Button copy signage for the ramp to Soledad Canyon Road.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County

Southbound view from the Escondido Canyon Road overpass.  Again, note the scale of the rock cut visible on the right hand side of the freeway in the photo.  It would have cost California a fortune to build this freeway.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County

This view looks north along the Antelope Valley Freeway from the Escondido Canyon Road overpass.  Take notice of the irregular cross-section of Highway 14; Highway 14 has several passing lanes serving both northbound and southbound traffic as it ascends and descends the San Gabriel Mountain Range.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County

Southbound signage to the ramp to Crown Valley Road.  No matter where it is, it is worth the drive to Acton.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County

Scenic southbound view along Highway 14 about a mile north of Soledad Canyon Road.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Palmdale

Exit signage for the ramp the Angeles Forest Highway.  The Angeles Forest Highway is a county road that leads southerly from the Antelope Valley Freeway to the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2), high atop the San Gabriel Mountains.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County
City of Palmdale

Overhead signage for the ramp to Avenue S in Lancaster.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Highway 138 is a long east-west highway that runs from Highway 18 on the San Bernardino Mountains westerly along the north side of the San Gabriel Mountain Range.  Click here for Highway 138 Images.

Los Angeles County
City of Palmdale

Overhead signage for Highway 138 East in Palmdale.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/06/2010

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Los Angeles County

Southbound signage for the Antelope Valley Freeway just south of the Highway 138-West interchange.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

Los Angeles County

Night view of the approach signage for Highway 138-West.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

Los Angeles County

Partial overhead sign for Highway 138-West.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

Kern County

This view looks southerly as Highway 14 begins its decent from Red Rock Canyon into the Fremont Valley of the Mojave Desert.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Highway 14 passes through a considerable cut in the mountain as it passes through the south end of Red Rock Canyon State Park bound for the Fremont Valley.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Southerly view as Highway 14 winds through the El Paso Mountain Range.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

View as Highway 14 curves southerly crossing a dry gulch in Red Rock Canyon State Park.  It is common in California to see fairly considerable structures over dry river beds.  Though rain events are rare in the California Desert, it is not uncommon for sheet flow surface water to inundate a roadway that has not been designed to accommodate overland flow of water.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Southerly view approaching Red Rock Canyon from the north.  The four-lane highway has narrowed from being divided to having a flush paved median -- Highway 14 maintains this cross-section throughout Red Rock Canyon.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

View looking southerly approaching Red Rock Canyon.  Red Rock Canyon is found at the the southeast edge of the El Paso Mountain Range.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

This view looks north towards the Indian Wells Valley from a high foothill along the El Paso Range.  The Sierra Nevada Mountains are visible along the left hand side of the photo, while the Coso Mountain Range is visible encroaching the valley straight ahead in the distance.

 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Northbound view from the drivers seat approaching the Highway 178-East junction.  Highway 14 ends at a directional Y interchange with US-395 a few miles ahead.  Wrong way movements are not permitted at this interchange, hence the sign at Highway 178 then directing traffic to US-395 South.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Distance sign heading north after the Highway 178-East junction.  Bishop, at a distance of 125 miles, marks the current western terminus of US-6.  Prior to 1964, when US-6 was truncated in Bishop, US-6 ran concurrently with US-395 for 121 miles south from Bishop.  It is curious why the US-6 designation was truncated, seeing as it served the larger centre (Los Angeles), while the US-395 designation was retained given that leads only to San Bernardino.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Southbound view approaching the Highway 178-West junction.  Note that the destination sign visible to the right of the highway includes distance measures in both Imperial and metric.  Given the simplicity of metric (SI) measures, it is simply astonishing that the US still uses Imperial measurement.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

This view looks northerly as Highway 14 widens to four lanes at Indian Wells.  Highway 14 is a divided four lane highway from this point, northerly for the next mile or so until Highway 14 terminates at the US-395 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

Northbound view from Athel Avenue as Highway 14 meets US-395 at a directional-'Y' interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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Kern County

First southbound distance sign along Highway 14 south of the US 395 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 4/05/2010

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US-395 is a long highway extending northerly from Interstate 15 into Reno, Nevada and beyond.  Click here for US-395 Images.

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