Highway 85 South in California
These first four are from 8/3/2009, and they are of 85 South
and Blossom Hill Road. The freeway arcs to the south here.
This is the Blossom Hill Road exit. There was construction in this
by the fall of 1985. The exit is not signed as "G10" nor has it
been. Traffic on Blossom Hill Road dropped quite a bit after 85
This is past Blossom Hill Road. So far the bottom line on the mile
is left blank, because the sign went up before 85 reached US101
This is approaching Cottle Road. 85 used to end here until the
This is of 85 South in April 2001. There are a lot of orange
wildflowers in the hills.
Here is 85 at Great Oaks
in early 1999.
Note how green the hills are. This overhead sign was installed
and was replaced in June
with Caltrans' new style of overhead signs. There is a carpool
sign covered up.
A carpool lane to carpool lane
interchange was built between 85
and 101, and it was done in 2004. It will be similar to the I5/405
interchange in Orange County. A ramp from US101 South to 85 North
opened in September 2004 (cutting down on traffic on Bernal Rd)
ramp from 85 South to US101 North was not built. There is no
access to Monterey Highway so you have to take Bernal Road, though
people take Monterey Highway now since US101 is finally wide
85 and Cochrane.
Here are two photos from 12/21/2003
85 South and US101, showing the
road construction in progress of the carpool lane interchange. The
for the carpool to carpool ramp is temporarily covered up. The
southbound carpool exit was almost done in October 2004.