3 California State Route 103


California State Route 103

Infobox road
state=CA
type=SR
route=103
alternate_name=Terminal Island Freeway
section=403
maint=Caltrans



length_mi=1.60
length_ref= [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/structur/strmaint/brlog2.htm January 1, 2006 California Log of Bridges on State Highways] ]
length_round=2
established=1983 (from SR 47) [ [http://cahighways.org/097-104.html#103 California Highways: State Route 103] ]
direction_a=South
terminus_a=jct|state=CA|SR|47 near Terminal Island
direction_b=North
terminus_b=jct|state=CA|SR|1 near Long Beach
previous_type=US
previous_route=101
next_type=SR
next_route=104
commons=category

State Route 103, part of the Terminal Island Freeway, is a short state highway in Los Angeles and Long Beach. It runs from a split with State Route 47 northeast to a cloverleaf interchange with State Route 1. Beyond SR 1, the freeway is owned by the City of Long Beach to its end at Willow Street. South of the end of SR 103, the Terminal Island Freeway runs south with SR 47 over the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Bridge to its end at Ocean Boulevard on Terminal Island, at the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard. SR 47 turns west there to its end at Interstate 110.

The freeway does not directly connect to any other freeways. It is heavily used by trucks carrying cargo to and from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. Because of its isolation from residential and business areas, and the industrial-looking neighborhood it runs through, the freeway is frequently used to film freeway scenes for major motion pictures. "" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" were two movies to use it for location purposes.

This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=shc&group=00001-01000&file=250-257 CA Codes (shc:250-257)] ] .

History

Prior to 1969, Route 103 was what is now State Route 15 and Interstate 15 from Interstate 5 to State Route 163 in San Diego. (I-15 was U.S. Route 395, which used SR 163, until 1969.)

The entire Terminal Island Freeway was once part of State Route 47, and was to continue north to Interstate 10 near downtown Los Angeles. SR 47 was redefined in 1983 to split from the freeway north of the Schuyler Heim Bridge, and the part from SR 47 to Willow Street became SR 103. The part north of SR 1 was later removed from the legal definition, existing for a time as State Route 103U - U for "unrelinquished" - before it was traded on August 25, 2000 with the City of Long Beach for Interstate 710 from SR 1 south to Ocean Boulevard. [Caltrans - [http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/aboutdist7/pubs/00achieve/2000%20Achievements.pdf District 7: A Closer Look At 2000 Achievements] (PDF)]

Exit list

:"Note: Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured in 1964, based on the alignment as it existed at that time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage."The entire route is in Los Angeles County.

References

External links

* [http://www.westcoastroads.com/california/ca-047.html WestCoastRoads - State Route 47/103]


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