Mexican Federal Highway 3
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Federal Highway 3 (Spanish: Carretera Federal 3, Fed. 3 ) is a free part of the federal highways corridors (Spanish: los corredores carreteros federales). One segment[clarification needed] connects Tecate (and California State Route 188 on the US-Mexico border) to Ensenada in Baja California. This segment ends at its junction with Fed. 1 at El Sauzal Rodriguez, just a little north of Ensenada. This segment of the highway is 112 kilometers (70 mi) long.
|Carretera Federal 3|
|Maintained by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation|
|North end||SR 188 at the US-Mexico border|
| Fed. 2 in Tecate, Baja California|
Fed. 1 in Ensenada
|South end||Fed. 5 in El Chinero, Baja California|
|Mexican Federal Highways|
List • Autopistas
This segment of the highway is important because it shortens the distance between the Baja California peninsula and the interior of the country by providing a link with Fed. 2 bypassing Tijuana. It also connects Valle de Guadalupe, San Antonio de las Minas and Valle de Las Palmas.
A second segment of the highway, 196 kilometres (122 mi), begins at Fed. 1 in Ensenada and links Ensenada with Fed. 5 near the east coast of the Baja California peninsula. Their junction in the town of El Chinero is 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of San Felipe, Baja California. There is a military inspection station just south of the junction, where all passing vehicles in both directions are subject to search.
- "Mapa Nacional de Comunicaciones y Transportes" (PDF). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de Mexico. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 26, 2009. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
- "Atlas por Entidad Federativa". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de México. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- "Baja California" (PDF). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de México. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 31, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2009.