Monday, October 14, 2013

105 turns 20!

Twenty years ago “The 1O5” opened on October 14, 1993!
I-105, aka the Glenn Anderson Freeway, and aka the Century Freeway, was originally conceived in 1958, but construction didn’t begin until the 80s. 

I-105 freeway is a 17.3 mile long stretch of freeway which cuts through El Segundo, Watts, Compton, Lynwood, and Downey (to name a few).

Back then, the project cost $2.2 billion, $360 million of which was used for housing replacement for the displaced residents. 

I-105 is a multi-modal, cross town freeway that serves as a gateway to LAX.  It also connects to I-605, I-710, I-110, and I-405.

Freeway blessing.

(2nd from left) Glenn Anderson, Gov. Pete Wilson, FHWA Admin. Rod Slater, Caltrans Director Van Loben Sels
Late District 7 Director Jerry Baxter

Gov. Pete Wilson in parade