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Miles of Public Roads
Los Angeles County

Desert road in northern Los Angeles County. Photo courtesy of MarioSchmidtPhoto & Pixabay.com.

  • Los Angeles County has 508 miles of freeway and expressway.
  • The California Department of Transportation reports that 217.4 million vehicle miles are driven daily in Los Angeles County.*

Miles of Maintained Roadway By Functional Classification

Type of Roadway Miles
Interstate 312.88
Other Freeways & Expressways 205.85
Principal Arterial 1 1,957.53
Minor Arterial 1 2,875.35
Major Collector 2 2,931.23
Minor Collector 2 335.38
Local 3 14,524.54
Total Maintained Miles 23,142.76

1) Arterial roads are high-capacity roads delivering traffic from collector roads to freeways and expressways and between urban centers.
2) Collector roads are low-to-moderate capacity roads moving traffic from local streets to arterial roads. Collector roads typically access residential areas.
3) Local streets are thoroughfares among residences and buildings along which people may move, interact and assemble.

*Source: California Department of Transportation, 2015 Public Road Data


MAINTAINED MILES OF ROADWAY BY JURISDICTION

Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total
Agoura Hills 70.22 --- 70.22 231.11 --- 231.11
Alhambra 143.92 --- 143.92 742.07 --- 742.07
Arcadia 147.97 --- 147.97 718.53 --- 718.53
Artesia 31.02 --- 31.02 216.30 --- 216.30
Avalon --- 15.94 15.94 --- 0.16 0.16
Azusa 98.75 --- 98.75 459.01 --- 459.01
Baldwin Park 106.34 --- 106.34 554.73 --- 554.73
Bell 40.52 --- 40.52 294.43 --- 294.43
Bell Gardens 39.24 --- 39.24 250.18 --- 250.18
Bellflower 99.69 --- 99.69 511.89 --- 511.89
Beverly Hills 103.59 --- 103.59 662.50 --- 662.50
Bradbury 9.89 --- 9.89 16.38 --- 16.38
Burbank 235.91 --- 235.91 1,256.38 --- 1,256.38
Calabasas 64.21 1.46 65.67 300.02 22.12 322.14
Carson 204.07 --- 204.07 1,270.27 --- 1,270.27
Cerritos 137.96 --- 137.96 680.26 --- 680.26
Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total
Claremont 128.52 0.03 128.55 420.85 --- 420.85
Commerce 64.62 --- 64.62 590.56 --- 590.56
Compton 179.62 --- 179.62 945.36 --- 945.36
Covina 118.38 --- 118.38 667.66 --- 667.66
Cudahy 14.23 --- 14.23 148.12 --- 148.12
Culver City 89.08 --- 89.08 791.58 --- 791.58
Diamond Bar 132.98 --- 132.98 544.13 --- 544.13
Downey 208.31 --- 208.31 1,039.05 --- 1,039.05
Duarte 49.35 --- 49.35 201.43 --- 201.43
El Monte 142.07 --- 142.07 871.31 --- 871.31
El Segundo 52.45 --- 52.45 382.81 --- 382.81
Gardena 106.05 --- 106.05 732.62 --- 732.62
Glendale 354.60 --- 354.60 2,008.60 --- 2,008.60
Glendora 165.17 --- 165.17 503.31 --- 503.31
Hawaiian Gardens 17.30 --- 17.30 100.05 --- 100.05
Hawthorne 95.87 --- 95.87 764.41 --- 764.41
Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total
Hermosa Beach 42.85 --- 42.85 235.24 --- 235.24
Hidden Hills 0.94 --- 0.94 3.01 --- 3.01
Huntington Park 59.95 --- 59.95 417.59 --- 417.59
Industry 66.46 --- 66.46 768.20 --- 768.20
Inglewood 156.11 --- 156.11 1,027.22 --- 1,027.22
Irwindale 28.89 --- 28.89 366.30 --- 366.30
La Cañada Flintridge 91.80 --- 91.80 211.10 --- 211.10
La Habra Heights 51.16 --- 51.16 170.47 --- 170.47
La Mirada 133.04 --- 133.04 616.18 --- 616.18
La Puente 65.41 --- 65.41 365.00 --- 365.00
La Verne 86.45 --- 86.45 241.61 --- 241.61
Lakewood 192.98 --- 192.98 710.70 --- 710.70
Lancaster 514.91 92.36 607.27 2,070.38 117.12 2,187.50
Lawndale 39.49 --- 39.49 393.54 --- 393.54
Lomita 33.16 --- 33.16 155.07 --- 155.07
Long Beach 851.02 --- 851.02 4,612.01 --- 4,612.01
Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total
Los Angeles 6,700.19 --- 6,700.19 45,571.63 --- 45,571.63
Lynwood 95.34 --- 95.34 435.49 --- 435.49
Malibu 63.85 8.47 72.32 80.27 2.73 83.00
Manhattan Beach 98.58 --- 98.58 330.77 --- 330.77
Maywood 27.76 --- 27.76 140.76 --- 140.76
Monrovia 96.86 --- 96.86 448.89 --- 448.89
Montebello 122.57 --- 122.57 692.19 --- 692.19
Monterey Park 122.66 --- 122.66 619.90 --- 619.90
Norwalk 182.72 --- 182.72 890.33 --- 890.33
Palmdale 573.16 0.59 573.75 1,585.72 1.97 1,587.69
Palos Verdes Estates 71.49 --- 71.49 210.74 --- 210.74
Paramount 67.72 --- 67.72 286.30 --- 286.30
Pasadena 362.77 --- 362.77 1,898.43 --- 1,898.43
Pico Rivera 127.50 --- 127.50 450.87 --- 450.87
Pomona 312.03 --- 312.03 1,471.33 --- 1,471.33
Rancho Palos Verdes 147.96 --- 147.96 508.63 --- 508.63
Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total
Redondo Beach 119.57 --- 119.57 572.37 --- 572.37
Rolling Hills Estates 34.37 --- 34.37 242.64 --- 242.64
Rolling Hills 5.10 --- 5.10 2.73 --- 2.73
Rosemead 78.96 --- 78.96 361.26 --- 361.26
San Dimas 109.26 --- 109.26 357.03 --- 357.03
San Fernando 48.48 --- 48.48 173.01 --- 173.01
San Gabriel 74.91 --- 74.91 380.93 --- 380.93
San Marino 58.73 --- 58.73 194.90 --- 194.90
Santa Clarita 459.46 4.11 463.57 2,076.13 2.17 2,078.30
Santa Fe Springs 84.08 --- 84.08 628.68 --- 628.68
Santa Monica 160.78 --- 160.78 1,211.81 --- 1,211.81
Sierra Madre 37.63 --- 37.63 73.40 --- 73.40
Signal Hill 36.07 --- 36.07 206.99 --- 206.99
South El Monte 38.46 --- 38.46 185.89 --- 185.89
South Gate 124.65 --- 124.65 768.35 --- 768.35
South Pasadena 63.68 --- 63.68 260.82 --- 260.82
Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total
Temple City 73.66 --- 73.66 339.11 --- 339.11
Torrance 312.31 --- 312.31 1,760.09 --- 1,760.09
Vernon 48.49 --- 48.49 360.35 --- 360.35
Walnut 107.28 --- 107.28 314.18 --- 314.18
West Covina 251.21 --- 251.21 731.18 --- 731.18
West Hollywood 42.09 --- 42.09 471.56 --- 471.56
Westlake Village 40.46 --- 40.46 129.76 --- 129.76
Whittier 204.92 --- 204.92 776.62 --- 776.62
Other Jurisdictions:
National Park Service 7.61 4.33 11.94 3.81 0.04 3.85
State Highways 645.13 213.25 858.38 105,044.97 4,539.19 109,584.16
State Park Service 5.92 13.61 19.53 6.56 0.14 6.70
U.S. Forest Service 14.75 150.43 165.18 6.39 79.12 85.51
U.S. Navy/Marines 3.24 --- 3.24 1.62 --- 1.62
Los Angeles County 2,451.97 1,855.27 4,307.24 10,217.86 1,826.52 12,044.38
County Total 20,782.92 2,359.85 23,142.76 214,722.74 6,591.28 221,314.02

* Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT), commonly referred to as vehicle miles traveled(VMT), reflects the total and per-person number of miles traveled in personal vehicles on a typical weekday.

*Source: California Department of Transportation, 2015 Public Road Data


The longest street in Los Angeles is Sepulveda Boulevard which runs 26.4 miles through the city. It actually runs a total of 76 miles through Los Angeles County from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach. The shortest street in Los Angeles is Powers Street, located in downtown Los Angeles. It extends a mere 13 feet. The steepest grade in Los Angeles (at 32 percent) is Fargo Street in Silver Lake. Source: Los Angeles A to Z by Leonard & Dale Pitt


Two-thirds of urban space in Los Angeles County is devoted to transportation.