Interchange to Nowhere

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The Interchange to Nowhere is located just West of Davis on I-80. Consisting of on-ramps and off-ramps to Kidwell Road and a freeway over-crossing, the interchange to nowhere appears to serve no practical purpose, hence its name. Kidwell Road connects Olmo Lane (a very short frontage road on the north side of I-80) to Sparling Lane (a slightly longer frontage road on the south side of I-80). CHP officers like to sit on the ramps of the interchange to nowhere to watch for speeders on I-80.

Part of a bitter debate that lasted the better part of two decades, the interchange to nowhere finally got the go-ahead to be completed in May of 1989. Originally promised to local farmers to provide continued access to farmland on both sides of the freeway once the newly approved I-80 replaced highway 40, the interchange to nowhere was blocked in court by the city of Davis over growth concerns.

The interchange to nowhere is the proposed site of Bridgeway Farms, a large fruitstand complex reminiscent of the original Nut Tree.

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