Various views of the highway constructedA "modern" highway through the former rural landscape of Daly City
A September 1934 issue of California Highway & Public Works described federal work on Daly City’s Junipero Serra Blvd:
“During the past summer the work of extending Junipero Serra Boulevard southward from junction with School Street in Daly City to Edgemar Road (a distance of 0.6 mile) was completed joint Highway District. No. 10 at a cost of about $9,600, which cost included a concrete structure separating Washington Street from the boulevard. At the same time the State has been constructing the “feeder” road extension southward from Edgemar Road including a connecting link eastward to join El Camino Real (State Highway Route 2, U. S. Highway 101). This unit is a total or 1.91 miles in length of which 1.6 miles is the boulevard and 0.37 mile is the connection to Route 2. The connection, however, is of the high type of construction as in the boulevard itself, and the finished project is one outstanding in attractiveness and serviceability. Total construction cost, including engineering, for this new section of the boulevard was less than $208,000 and the project was financed entirely from Federal government funds.”
Note: The section mentioned was heavily modified with the construction of Interstate 280 and urban development which transformed a former area of open fields.
September 1934 issue of California Highway & Public Works
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on August 1, 2014.
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