October 28: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1955: The first unit of the Foothill Freeway is completed in the Altadena-Flintridge area.

The 1.8-mile long section runs from Hampton Road to Montana Street.

The Foothill Freeway, formerly State Highway Route 9, will eventually extend from junction with the Golden State Freeway north of San Fernando southeasterly and easterly to the San Bernardino County line near Claremont.

More information can be found in the January-February, 1960 issue of California Highways & Public Works.