BECOMING STATE HIGHWAY 94
have been writing about the old Highway 94 history and I have been
referring to this highway as Highway 94 to save confusion.
Actually it was known as
Campo Road or County Route 200
during all those years.
On August 21, 1933, title
to Route 200 was transferred by the county to the state, and the
designation was changed officially to Highway 94.
Responsibilities for all future highway construction, maintenance
and improvements were delegated to the California Dept of Transportation.
At this time state highways doubled when they took over a lot of
the county roads. When the
State took over it was still a narrow dirt road with lots of curves and
didn’t get paved until about 1935.
Caltrans (7) gave me a copy of the following document, please note
“WHEREAS, IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SAID Chapter 767, and in accordance with the
provisions of Section 363 of the Political Code (Chapter 526 of the
Statutes of 1933), the Dept of Public Works proposes, on August 21, 1933,
to take over for maintenance, the following described county roads:
route 200 San Diego to Route
12 via Campo approximately 66 miles.
Description following “(That portion of routing for State highway
secondary highway #200, through the City of San Diego to Lemon Grove is
omitted from this resolution in order to permit further investigation and
final decision as to choice between the Broadway routing and the Imperial
Avenue routing) Beginning at Lemon Grove at North Avenue, thence over North
Avenue about 0.2 to Imperial Avenue thence via Imperial Avenue about 1.2
miles to Spring Valley Junction (junction new secondary route to LaMesa),
thence easterly and southeasterly over the Campo road via Jamul, Dulzura,
Cottonwood Grade and Potrero Grade about 42 miles to Campo, thence
northerly about 1.5 miles to Humphries, thence easterly along Campo Creek
about 12 miles to a junction with State Highway Route 12 at White Star
about 10 miles west of Jacumba, a total distance of 66 miles more or less,
of which approximately 7 miles lies within the corporate limits of San