Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Name the Highway

Have you seen the new road signs on Highway 25 yet?

The Husband and I saw one yesterday afternoon, as we waited for the light on Hillcrest Road. Were we surprised. We knew there was talk last year about naming Highway 25 to the Pinnacles National Park Highway, but many residents in the southern part of San Benito County were against it.

So, I looked it up. (Ah, sweet Internet, what did I ever do without you?) Turns out our State Senator Anthony Cannella sponsored a bill last year to designate specific sections of Highway 25 as the Pinnacles National Park Highway. According to the bill, which was adopted, the renamed highway runs from "San Benito/Monterey countyline to Sunnyslope Road in the City of Hollister and that portion of Route 25 from San Felipe Road in the City of Hollister to the San Benito/Santa Clara countyline. . . ."

I read that as meaning all of Highway 25. Doesn't the highway cross into Monterey County in the southern part of San Benito County? Something else to look up. I did notice the sign still says "Highway 25" at the intersection of Sunnyslope Road/Tres Pinos Road/25 (or as us old fogeys still call it --Airline Highway).


  1. The way it is worded, it can't be the entire Highway 25. It leaves out the portion between San Felipe Road and Sunnyslope Rd. In other words, the newer bypass section. But that doesn't make sense because that is where a lot of the new signs have gone up. So I can't really makes sense of any of this.

    1. Thank you, Kevin. I'm glad it's just not me. This morning I saw that the sign at Union Road and 25 reads "Airline Highway". I don't recall it being up there the other day.


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