U.S. Highway 101
- Commissioned: 1926
- Decommissioned: Not anytime soon
- Total Miles: 1519 (1896) *
- States Passed: 3
US 101 is the last remaining north-south US highway in the west coast that stretches the entire distance, barring the shortening from San Diego
to Los Angeles
in 1966. In California it generally follows the path of the El Camino Real or King's Highway that connected the 21 missions of California. Although, US Highway 99
and Interstate 5
took over as becoming the major arteries in the west coast, US 101 still remains an important link for the coastal cities. Infamous/Famous California Highway 1
used to be an alternate of the highway. Its northern end in Olympia National Park
is actually a loop. It also happens to be the only U.S. highway this user has ever seen.
* Mileage/Cities before truncation.