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After Los Angeles, Interstate 5 passes through the Grapevine. Climbing the mountain, the right lane is used for slow vehicles only, as there are steep grades. Before Bakersfield, the freeway splits with SR 99.
After the split, Interstate 5 passes through the Great Valley for about 200 miles until reaching the San Francisco–Sacramento metropolitan area. Before Oakland, the freeway splits with Interstate 580, which takes traffic toward Oakland, San Francisco, and San Rafael.
Interstate 5 continues through Stockton before reaching Sacramento. The freeway twists through the center of the California capital and then intersects with Interstate 80, taking truckers to San Francisco and Nevada.
Upon entering Oregon's Rogue Valley, it continues through Oregon's southern mountains and into the city of Medford. It turns west and intersects with US 199 in the town of Grants Pass before turning north again.
Gradually, the mountains turn into hills as the freeway snakes its way into the Willamette Valley. In Eugene, the highway intersects with Interstate 105, a short spur route into downtown Eugene, OR 126, and OR 569. The Interstate then heads almost due north, skirting Albany (a scenery town) and passing. through Salem.
After first tracking a little to the northeast, the highway hits the southern terminus of Interstate 405 and the Marquam Bridge. After crossing the Willamette River on the Marquam Bridge, I-5 has junctions at the western end of I-84 and the northern end of Interstate 405. It then continues through the northern parts of the city of Portland, and crosses into Washington via the Interstate Bridge.
In Washington after crossing the Interstate Bridge Interstate 5 passes under the railroad tracks and intersects WA 14 which goes to Vancouver. A few miles down the road the highway enters Longview where it intersects WA 432 before it crosses the Newaukum River on two truss bridges. It intersects US 12 just outside of town.
Upon entering Tacoma Puget Sound comes into view on the left as the highway turns north towards the Emerald City itself.
Upon leaving Tacoma Interstate 5 passes the harbor and enters the Emerald City itself Seattle where it intersects Interstate 405 and Interstate 90 before entering the Melrose Ave Tunnel under Seattle. Upon exiting the tunnel Interstate 5 passes the Space Needle and crosses the Ship Canal Bridge and enters Everett.
In Everett Interstate 5 intersects WA 526 which goes to the Darwing (real life Boeing) Everett Plant. A few miles down the road the highway enters downtown and intersects US 2. Interstate 5 continues north before intersecting WA 529 and leaves Everett.
After leaving Burlington Interstate 5 enters Bellingham and passes through the city before it reaches the northern boundary and crosses the 49th Parallel where it terminates at the Peace Arch Port of Entry in Blaine where it becomes BC Highway 99 in Canada.
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
Exit List Edit
|San Diego||0||Downtown San Diego, near the Wallbert and a minor road to central San Diego||South terminus in game|
|4||20||I-8 east – El Centro|
|79||SR 74 east|
|Los Angeles||103||Southern Boulevard – Downtown Los Angeles|
|116||I-10 east – Ehrenberg, Phoenix|
|122||Northern Boulevard – Plaster & Sons depots|
|134||SR 110 south – Downtown Los Angeles|
|144||US 101 north – Oxnard, Santa Maria|
|Santa Clarita||153||SR 14 north – to SR 58, US 395|
|165||SR 126 west – Oxnard, Santa Maria|
|213||221||SR 99 north – Bakersfield, Fresno||Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance|
|252||257||SR 58 – Santa Maria, Bakersfield|
|Huron||311||Minor road towards Huron and Fresno|
|335||SR 198 west – Huron, Santa Maria|
|346||Minor road towards Huron and Fresno|
|390||SR 152 – Santa Cruz, Fresno|
|411||Minor road towards Santa Cruz|
|425||446||I-580 west – Oakland, San Francisco||Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance|
|442||Minor road to Oakland|
SR 120 east – Oakdale
|Stockton||471||SR 4 – San Rafael, SR 99|
|477||Stockton, SR 99|
|519||522||I-80 – San Francisco, Reno|
|531||----||Truck stop||Southbound only|
|537||Minor road towards Sacramento's Bitumen roadworks and Redding's Bushnell Farms depot|
|642||Minor road towards Redding|
|652||----||Truck stop||Northbound only|
|677||678 A-B||SR 44 – Eureka, Reno|
|693||680||SR 299 – Lake Boulevard|
|Weed||713||747||US 97 – Weed, Klamath Falls|
|----||Port of Entry, weigh station||Northbound only|
|----||Weigh station||Southbound only|
|27||To OR 99 – South Medford|
|30||OR 62 east to OR 140 – North Medford, Klamath Falls|
|55||US 199 south to US 101 – Eureka, Coos Bay|
|188 A||OR 58 east (Willamette Highway) – Klamath Falls||Southbound exit 188|
|194 A-B||I-105 west / OR 126 – Eugene, Springfield||First photo of Oregon|
|195 A-B||OR 569 west (Randy Papé Beltline) / Beltline Road east – Eugene, Springfield||Southbound exit 195|
|233||US 20 (Santiam Highway) – Albany, Bend|
|253||OR 22 – Salem Center, Bend|
|256||OR 213 north (Market Street) – Salem|
|299 B||I-405 north to US 30 – City Center, Astoria||Left exits|
No exit number southbound
|I-84 east / US 30 east – The Dalles||Northbound exit 300; southbound exit 301|
South end of US 30 concurrency
|302 B||I-405 south / US 30 west – Astoria||North end of US 30 concurrency|
|1,108||1,783||307||OR 99E south (Vancouver Way in game) / OR 99W (Shipyard Rd)||* All road names on signs for this exit are inaccuarate: Vancouver Way should be labeled Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd with the designation OR 99E
|1,117||1,798||308||Hayden Island, ODOT Permits||Inaccessible
One of the road signs is labeled incorrectly as exit 380
|Vancouver||1,126||1,813||1||SR 14 east – Vancouver|
|Longview||1,137||1,830||36||SR 432 west – Longview|
|1,155||1,859||68||US 12 east – Yakima|
|Olympia||1,180||1,900||104||US 101 north – Aberdeen, Port Angeles|
|1,193||1,920||105||State Capitol, City Center, Port of Olympia|
|1,200||1,931||111||SR 510 east (Marvin Road) – Yelm|
|Tacoma||1,217||1,959||136 A-B||20th Street East – Port of Tacoma||Southbound exit 136|
|1,228||1,977||----||Rest area, weigh station||Northbound only|
|1,232||1,984||----||Weigh station||Southbound only|
|Seattle||1,236||1,990||154 A-B||I-405 north / SR 518 west – Sea–Tac Airport, Bellevue||Nortbound exit 154|
|1,244||2,002||163||West Seattle Bridge / Spokane Street – Port of Seattle|
|1,253–1,264||2,016–2,036||164 A||I-90 east – Bellevue, Spokane||Southbound exit 164; I-90 exits 2 B–C|
|1,253||2,016||164 A||Dearborn Street / Edgar Martinez Drive||Inaccessible|
|1,255||2,020||164 B||James Street / Medison Street||Inaccessible|
Labeled incorrectly, Medison Street does not exist, the correct name is Madison Street
|Everett||1,281||2,063||189||SR 526 west (Darwing Freeway) – Mukilteo|
|1,288||2,073||193||Everett City Center||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|1,289–1,296||2,075–2,086||194||US 2 east – Wenatchee|
|1,296||2,086||194||Everett Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|1,308||2,106||198||SR 529 south (North Broadway) – Port of Everett||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|1,313||2,114||----||Rest area, weigh station||Northbound only|
|Burlington||1,325||2,132||230||SR 20 – Coupeville, Burlington|
|1,333||2,145||232||Cook Road – Sedro–Woolley|
|1,345||2,167||----||Rest area, weigh station||Southbound only|
|Bellingham||1,352||2,177||254||State Street / Iowa Street|
|1,367||2,201||258||Bakerview Road – Bellingham International Airport||North terminus in game|
In update 1.5, which changed the map scale from 1:35 to 1:20, new sections, including the Grapevine, were added to accommodate the new map scale. The hybrid interchange with Interstate 8 and the trumpet interchanges with Interstate 10 and US 101 were added as the routes were extended to Interstate 5. In San Diego, Carlsbad, and Los Angeles, all junctions were rebuilt and additional lanes were added. The diamond interchange with SR 14 and SR 126 was separated into two separate diamond interchanges for each route, while the cloverleaf interchange with SR 99 and SR 110 was changed to a trumpet interchange with SR 110 as the junction with SR 99 was moved to a new half-trumpet interchange south of Bakersfield. The diamond interchange with SR 58 was changed to a folded diamond interchange and the truck stop there was added. The trumpet interchange with Interstate 580 was changed to a half-trumpet interchange. In Redding the TOTSO at the cloverleaf interchange was removed as the route through the town was changed.
In update 1.35, a diamond interchange with a new section of SR 299 was added north of Redding, while the previous section was redesignated as SR 44, and the previous section of SR 44 was undesignated.
See also Edit
|Cities|| Astoria - Bend - Burns - Coos Bay - Eugene - Klamath Falls - Lakeview - Medford - Newport - Ontario - Pendleton - Portland - Salem - The Dalles
Scenery Towns: Adel - Albany - Baker City - Basque - Biggs Junction - Bly - Brothers - Buchanan - Burns Junction - Canyonville - Crescent - Garibaldi - Grants Pass - Hatfield - John Day - Jordan Valley - Juntura - Kerby - Maupin - McDermitt - Millican - Mount Vernon - Pacific City - Pleasant Hill - Riley - Rome - Shaniko - Vale
|Highways|| Interstate 5 - Interstate 82 - Interstate 84 - Interstate 105 - Interstate 205 - Interstate 405|
US 20 - US 26 - US 30 - US 95 - US 97 - US 101 - US 197 - US 199 - US 395
OR 22 - OR 39 - OR 58 - OR 62 - OR 78 - OR 99 - OR 126 - OR 140 - OR 201 - OR 213 - OR 569
|Cities|| Aberdeen - Bellingham - Colville - Everett - Grand Coulee - Kennewick - Longview - Olympia - Omak - Port Angeles - Seattle - Spokane - Tacoma - Vancouver - Wenatchee - Yakima
Scenery Towns: Barney's Junction - Bellevue - Burlington - Coulee City - Coulee Dam - Coupeville - Dayton - Discovery Bay - Factoria - Forks - Goldendale - Hoquiam - Kalaloch - Marysville - Moses Lake - Naches - Newhalem - Orondo - Port Townsend - Potlatch - Richland - Ritzville - Tonasket - Union Gap - Waitsburg - Wallula Junction
|Highways|| Interstate 5 - Interstate 82 - Interstate 90 - Interstate 182 - Interstate 205 - Interstate 405|
US 2 - US 12 - US 97 - US 101 - US 195 - US 395 - US 730
WA 8 - WA 14 - WA 20 - WA 155 - WA 261 - WA 285 - WA 397 - WA 432 - WA 433 - WA 526 - WA 529 - WA 900