“We’re building a freeway down Walker Canyon now. It’s a strange, harsh, remote region where mountain and desert come together in a kind of mortal combat. A faulted, folded jumble of weathered rocks, of hardy oaks, of juniper, mesquite, and barrel cactus.”

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As Caltrans begins a $6.5 billion project to rebuild Interstate 5 from La Jolla to Oceanside, let’s look back 83 years to December 16, 1933, when leaders from San Diego, California, the U.S., and Mexico gathered at Sports Field (later Lane Field) in downtown San Diego to dedicate the “Million Dollar Highway.”

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The highway bridge near the little mountain town of Descanso today is just a big road that carries a little traffic on Wildwood Glen Lane, but in 1951 it was looked at with pride as evidence of progress and California’s new highways.

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Explore San Diego County's backroads, beaches, mountains and deserts with Joyride Guru® and award-winning author Jack Brandais. Make them your San Diego day trip.