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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).[1][2][3] 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.

Federal Highway 3 shield

Federal Highway 3
Carretera Federal 3
Route information
Maintained by Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
Major junctions
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
Highway system
Mexican Federal Highways
List • Autopistas
Fed. 2DFed. 5

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Atlas por Entidad Federativa". Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de México. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  3. ^ "Baja California" (PDF). Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes de México. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 31, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2009.