INTERSTATE 680 - Sinclair Freeway

Interstate 680 connects San Jose to Sacramento and the Central Valley. It also passes through the inland East Bay cities of Dublin, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Martinez and Benicia. A new northbound span of the Benicia Bridge opened in 2007 and is the first to feature "Open Road Tolling". Tolls are collected electronically while drivers whiz by at 65 MPH.

Interstate 680 begins at the I-280/I-680/U.S. 101 interchange in San Jose and continues north to Interstate 80 west of Fairfield. Commuters from the Central Valley region including Tracy, Manteca, Modesto and Stockton join up with commuters from the Livermore valley and the East Bay Area to create a ton of traffic headed out of Silicon Valley during the evening commute. Interstate 680 is also the main escape route out of Silicon Valley residents during holiday weekends.

Exit 377A Exit Number Installed
Exit 377A Exit Number Not Installed

Exit 1A

King Road provides the residential areas of east San Jose with freeway access. South and east of Interstate 680 is a predominately Vietnamese area of San Jose.

Exit 1B

Jackson Avenue is a north-south road that ends at Story Road, less than half a mile away. It is also one of two exits for Regional Medical Center.

Exit 1C

Capitol Expwy is part of the county's expressway system and it serves the residential areas of east and south San Jose. The Reid-Hillview Airport and Eastridge Mall are both located on Capitol.

Exit 2A

Alum Rock Avenue is also signed as State Route 130 which heads to the top of Mount Hamilton and the Lick Observatory. There was talk of building a freeway over Mt. Hamilton to Patterson that would roughly follow Hwy 130 but there is very little chance of that happening now.

Exit 2B

McKee Road connects the residential areas of east San Jose to the downtown area via Julian Street. McKee turns into Julian at U.S. 101.

Exit 4

Berryessa Road serves the residential areas of east San Jose which are located on either side of the freeway. The Berryessa Flea Market, which runs Wednesday thru Sunday, is located a couple of miles west of the freeway.

Exit 5A

Hostetter Road connects the residential areas of east San Jose to the more commercial areas north of downtown San Jose. Hostetter turns into Brokaw Road which turns into Airport Pkwy near the Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Exit 5B

Capitol Avenue connects east San Jose to Milpitas and the companies located in north San Jose. The Alum Rock Light Rail line runs down the middle of Capitol Avenue.

Exit 6

Landess Avenue, which runs east of the freeway, serves the residential areas of Milpitas and San Jose.

Montague Expwy heads west towards San Jose's industrial and commercial areas. Use this exit to get the Great Mall of the Bay Area.

Exit 8

Highway 237 is a major route that traverses the northern part of Silicon Valley. Between Interstate 880 and 680, Hwy 237 is a busy city street. West of Interstate 880, Hwy 237 is a freeway all the way to Mountain View.

Exit 9

Jacklin Road serves the residential areas of Milpitas. Milpitas High School is also located near this exit.

This is the last exit before Interstate 680 enters Alameda County.