California State Route 72

State Route 72SR 72Anaheim BoulevardRoute 72Whittier
State Route 72 (SR 72) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California.wikipedia
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Whittier Boulevard

Whittier Blvd.
The route runs along Whittier Boulevard in the Los Angeles area from SR 39 in La Habra to Interstate 605 in Whittier.
The portion between Rosemead Boulevard (SR 19) and Beach Boulevard (SR 39) carries State Route 72 and the portion between Beach and Harbor Boulevards carries California State Route 39.

Whittier, California

WhittierWhittier, CACalifornia (Whittier)
The route runs along Whittier Boulevard in the Los Angeles area from SR 39 in La Habra to Interstate 605 in Whittier.
State Route 72 runs via Whittier Boulevard and forms part of El Camino Real.

Los Angeles metropolitan area

Los AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSAGreater Los Angeles
The route runs along Whittier Boulevard in the Los Angeles area from SR 39 in La Habra to Interstate 605 in Whittier.

La Habra, California

La HabraLa Habra, CACalifornia (La Habra)
The route runs along Whittier Boulevard in the Los Angeles area from SR 39 in La Habra to Interstate 605 in Whittier.
Though La Habra has no freeways, three California State Highways SR 39 (covers Whittier and Beach Boulevards), SR 90 (Imperial Highway, and SR 72 (Whittier Boulevard) serve the city.

El Camino Real (California)

El Camino RealCamino RealEl Camino Real de las Californias
SR 72 forms part of El Camino Real. California's historic El Camino Real, which connected the Alta California missions, ran along what was then U.S. Route 101.

Pico Rivera, California

Pico RiveraPico Rivera, CACity of Pico Rivera
The route formerly continued west under a railroad bridge near Pio Pico State Historic Park and then over the San Gabriel River as it entered Pico Rivera and met State Route 19 at Rosemead Boulevard.
The two highways that run in Pico Rivera are California State Route 19 (Rosemead Boulevard) and California State Route 72 (Whittier Boulevard), but only the portion from Interstate 605 to Rosemead Boulevard is signed off as State Route 72, while all of Rosemead Boulevard in Pico Rivera is signed off as State Route 19.

California State Route 39

State Route 39SR 39Beach Boulevard
The route runs along Whittier Boulevard in the Los Angeles area from SR 39 in La Habra to Interstate 605 in Whittier.
At Beach Boulevard's northerly terminus, Whittier Boulevard, Route 39 turns east to the intersection of Whittier Boulevard with Harbor Boulevard, taking over a former segment of Route 72.

U.S. state

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State Route 72 (SR 72) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California.

California

CAState of CaliforniaCalifornia, USA
State Route 72 (SR 72) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California.

Interstate 605

I-605San Gabriel River Freeway605
The route runs along Whittier Boulevard in the Los Angeles area from SR 39 in La Habra to Interstate 605 in Whittier.

Pio Pico State Historic Park

Pío Pico State Historic ParkadobeEl Ranchito
The route formerly continued west under a railroad bridge near Pio Pico State Historic Park and then over the San Gabriel River as it entered Pico Rivera and met State Route 19 at Rosemead Boulevard.

San Gabriel River (California)

San Gabriel RiverSan GabrielSan Gabriel Canyon
The route formerly continued west under a railroad bridge near Pio Pico State Historic Park and then over the San Gabriel River as it entered Pico Rivera and met State Route 19 at Rosemead Boulevard.

California State Route 19

Lakewood BoulevardState Route 19SR 19
The route formerly continued west under a railroad bridge near Pio Pico State Historic Park and then over the San Gabriel River as it entered Pico Rivera and met State Route 19 at Rosemead Boulevard.

Montebello, California

MontebelloMontebello, CAGrant Rea Park
After a mile, the route crossed a narrow steel bridge over the Rio Hondo into Montebello.

Atlantic Boulevard (Los Angeles County)

Atlantic BoulevardAtlantic AvenueAtlantic
There, it continued towards Atlantic Boulevard.

National Highway System (United States)

National Highway SystemNational Highway System Designation Act of 1995Strategic Highway Network
SR 72 is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.

Federal Highway Administration

Bureau of Public RoadsFHWAU.S. Bureau of Public Roads
SR 72 is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.

Spanish missions in California

California missionsmissionsSpanish missions
California's historic El Camino Real, which connected the Alta California missions, ran along what was then U.S. Route 101.

U.S. Route 101 in California

U.S. Route 101US 101Highway 101
California's historic El Camino Real, which connected the Alta California missions, ran along what was then U.S. Route 101.

East Los Angeles Interchange

East L.A. InterchangeEast LA InterchangeEast LA Freeway
Before 1964, U.S. Route 101 continued past today's end near the East Los Angeles Interchange east onto Whittier Boulevard and south on Harbor Boulevard until it met its bypass in Anaheim.

Anaheim, California

AnaheimAnaheim, CACalifornia (Anaheim)
Before 1964, U.S. Route 101 continued past today's end near the East Los Angeles Interchange east onto Whittier Boulevard and south on Harbor Boulevard until it met its bypass in Anaheim.

California State Route 245

State Route 245SR 245California State Route 69
Its routing on Whittier and Harbor Boulevards became Route 72 and was initially defined to run from Route 5 (the former bypass) to an unbuilt State Route 245, hence the route's lackluster end at Downey Road.

Interstate 710

Long Beach FreewayI-710710
(Route 245 was to have been a bypass connecting Route 5 with Route 60, a function that was eventually assumed by an extended Route 710.)

California State Route 90

State Route 90SR 90Marina Freeway
It also states that Route 72 will be deleted when "Route 90 freeway is completed from Route 5 to Route 39."