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Miles of Public Roads
Los Angeles County

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  • Los Angeles County has about 515 miles of freeway and expressway.
  • The California Department of Transportation reports that 221.8 million vehicle miles are driven daily in Los Angeles County.*

Also see Freeway & Highway System Map of Los Angeles County

Miles of Maintained Roadway By Functional Classification

Type of Roadway Miles
Interstate 313.89
Other Freeways & Expressways 200.99
Principal Arterial 1 1,969.46
Minor Arterial 1 2,850.89
Major Collector 2 2,871.57
Minor Collector 2 300.42
Local 3 13,318.63
Total Maintained Miles 21,825.86

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, 2016 Public Road Data


Also see Freeway & Highway System Map of Los Angeles County


MAINTAINED MILES OF ROADWAY BY JURISDICTION

City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Agoura Hills --- 71.36 71.36 --- 200.12 200.12
Alhambra --- 154.4 154.4 --- 701.65 701.65
Arcadia --- 148.83 148.83 --- 770.94 770.94
Artesia --- 31.02 31.02 --- 209.63 209.63
Avalon 8.55 --- 8.55 0.64 --- 0.64
Azusa --- 102.29 102.29 --- 430.12 430.12
Baldwin Park --- 105.42 105.42 --- 555.8 555.8
Bell --- 41.13 41.13 --- 315.64 315.64
Bell Gardens --- 39.29 39.29 --- 266.03 266.03
Bellflower --- 100.06 100.06 --- 500.81 500.81
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Beverly Hills --- 103.59 103.59 --- 656.09 656.09
Bradbury --- 3.16 3.16 --- 13.07 13.07
Burbank --- 280.44 280.44 --- 1,194.05 1,194.05
Calabasas 1.54 53.99 55.53 24.12 285.92 310.04
Carson --- 205.97 205.97 --- 1,309.18 1,309.18
Cerritos --- 140.07 140.07 --- 654.7 654.7
Claremont 0.03 125.71 125.74 0 392.02 392.02
Commerce --- 68.06 68.06 --- 556.36 556.36
Compton --- 182.71 182.71 --- 872.73 872.73
Covina --- 116.41 116.41 --- 672.38 672.38
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Cudahy --- 14.23 14.23 --- 154.38 154.38
Culver City --- 93.2 93.2 --- 800.04 800.04
Diamond Bar --- 150.8 150.8 --- 543.45 543.45
Downey --- 214.37 214.37 --- 1,194.72 1,194.72
Duarte --- 49.28 49.28 --- 203.85 203.85
El Monte --- 142.17 142.17 --- 867.58 867.58
El Segundo --- 52.08 52.08 --- 365.91 365.91
Gardena --- 105.93 105.93 --- 769.5 769.5
Glendale --- 355.46 355.46 --- 2,017.37 2,017.37
Glendora --- 175.81 175.81 --- 528.35 528.35
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Hawaiian Gardens --- 17.65 17.65 --- 101.07 101.07
Hawthorne --- 97.49 97.49 --- 803.86 803.86
Hermosa Beach --- 41.91 41.91 --- 232.59 232.59
Hidden Hills --- 1.09 1.09 --- 3.1 3.1
Huntington Park --- 59.95 59.95 --- 429.2 429.2
Industry --- 67.55 67.55 --- 773.77 773.77
Inglewood --- 158.44 158.44 --- 1,131.47 1,131.47
Irwindale --- 29.21 29.21 --- 357.1 357.1
La Cañada Flintridge --- 82 82 --- 189.74 189.74
La Habra Heights --- 49.75 49.75 --- 166.41 166.41
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
La Mirada --- 122.6 122.6 --- 608.35 608.35
La Puente --- 64.29 64.29 --- 351.26 351.26
La Verne --- 104.89 104.89 --- 262.47 262.47
Lakewood --- 194.36 194.36 --- 782.84 782.84
Lancaster 63.52 564.09 627.61 116.48 1,912.84 2,029.32
Lawndale --- 39.4 39.4 --- 357.94 357.94
Lomita --- 33.33 33.33 --- 158.92 158.92
Long Beach --- 753.76 753.76 --- 4,505.13 4,505.13
Los Angeles --- 6,614.40 6,614.40 --- 45,137.36 45,137.36
Lynwood --- 101.98 101.98 --- 464.3 464.3
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Malibu 12.15 70.18 82.34 5.44 91.46 96.89
Manhattan Beach --- 100.82 100.82 --- 343.41 343.41
Maywood --- 27.76 27.76 --- 156.56 156.56
Monrovia --- 103.37 103.37 --- 447.65 447.65
Montebello --- 125.83 125.83 --- 747.57 747.57
Monterey Park --- 124.82 124.82 --- 574.76 574.76
Norwalk --- 184.32 184.32 --- 810.47 810.47
Palmdale --- 501.63 501.63 --- 1,685.61 1,685.61
Palos Verdes Estates --- 72.29 72.29 --- 199.01 199.01
Paramount --- 66.58 66.58 --- 330.7 330.7
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Pasadena --- 353.44 353.44 --- 1,870.87 1,870.87
Pico Rivera --- 133.35 133.35 --- 690.39 690.39
Pomona --- 309.06 309.06 --- 1,482.72 1,482.72
Rancho Palos Verdes --- 158.88 158.88 --- 511.18 511.18
Redondo Beach --- 120.72 120.72 --- 566.31 566.31
Rolling Hills Estates --- 21.4 21.4 --- 10.9 10.9
Rolling Hills --- 30.33 30.33 --- 230.72 230.72
Rosemead --- 79.21 79.21 --- 363.56 363.56
San Dimas --- 119.69 119.69 --- 361.37 361.37
San Fernando --- 48.54 48.54 --- 171.61 171.61
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
San Gabriel --- 75.2 75.2 --- 388.53 388.53
San Marino --- 58.73 58.73 --- 192.5 192.5
Santa Clarita 2.28 410.95 413.22 8.55 1,981.60 1,990.15
Santa Fe Springs --- 83.48 83.48 --- 693.4 693.4
Santa Monica --- 150.76 150.76 --- 1,038.21 1,038.21
Sierra Madre --- 39.56 39.56 --- 81.22 81.22
Signal Hill --- 36.28 36.28 --- 216.97 216.97
South El Monte --- 38.46 38.46 --- 197.41 197.41
South Gate --- 122.41 122.41 --- 644.65 644.65
South Pasadena --- 64.64 64.64 --- 263.09 263.09
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Temple City --- 71.5 71.5 --- 318.96 318.96
Torrance --- 311.44 311.44 --- 1,779.21 1,779.21
Vernon --- 48.84 48.84 --- 376.56 376.56
Walnut --- 109.97 109.97 --- 370.74 370.74
West Covina --- 254.5 254.5 --- 817.33 817.33
West Hollywood --- 42.23 42.23 --- 424.9 424.9
Westlake Village --- 32.81 32.81 --- 99.99 99.99
Whittier --- 213.59 213.59 --- 742.45 742.45
City / Jurisdiction Maintained Miles Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (DVMT)* (thousands)
Rural Urbanized Total Rural Urbanized Total
Other Jurisdictions:
National Park Service 2.74 2.67 5.41 0.06 1.34 1.39
State Highways 205.9 644.94 850.84 4,635.53 106,157.98 110,793.51
State Park Service 13.2 3.31 16.51 0.46 1.62 2.07
U.S. Forest Service 116.9 2.82 119.72 41.19 1.41 42.6
U.S. Navy/Marines --- 2.32 2.32 --- 1.16 1.16
Los Angeles County 1,030.49 2,169.59 3,200.08 1,857.36 9,959.42 11,816.78
County Total 1,457.29 20,368.56 21,825.86 6,689.82 215,129.52 221,819.34

* 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, 2016 Public Road Data


The longest street in Los Angeles is Sepulveda Boulevard.


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