Highway 85 North
These sets are mainly from 10/1994, the day after the freeway opened, 4/10/2007, and July 2007. This is by Great Oaks Ave. For a while, 85 South had to exit
here, and 85 North started here. I think it was that way from 1992 until 8/17/1994.
The southernmost stretch (by Bernal and US101) was opened in August 1994 before
the Almaden to Stevens Creek stretch opened.
This temporarily dumped a very large traffic load on 87.
The speed limit is no longer 55, it has been 65 since early 1996.
This set is of more recent photos and the middle of this set is from the day
after Highway 85 opened in October 1994.
This is taken between Great Oaks and Cottle. This part was open in
2008 I saw a sign naming this the "Norman Mineta Freeway."
This is the only photo I have of 85 from 5/4/2006. It was a pretty spring
This is just past Cottle on Highway 85 North.
California Highway 85
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