Multilectual Daily Magazine focusing on Architecture, Travel, History, Interior Design, Fiction, Craft Beer, Coffee Travel, Bungalow Living, San Diego's Historic North Park and Balboa Park by award-winning journalist Tom Shess
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
URBAN EXPLORER / CALIFORNIA’S FIRST FREEWAY
Cabrillo Freeway in 1948 shortly after its completion through San Diego’s Balboa Park.
portion of the highway, running through Balboa Park, began construction in 1942
and opened in 1948 as part of US 395; it was the first freeway in San Diego
County and one of the first in California. The Cabrillo Freeway was also part
of US 80 from the late 1940s until 1964. This stretch of road has been called
one of America's most beautiful parkways, and was designated a California
Historic Parkway in 2002.