The Julius Thruway (Interstate 226) is the orbital freeway system encircling Las Venturas, San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is composed of four main elements, named according to their general placement in the city: in the North, East, West, and South, like a beltway. It is a four-lane recessed roadway with overpass exits at relatively evenly spaced intervals. It connects to the main highway servicing the southern ends of Tierra Robada and Bone County, to the highway servicing northwestern Las Venturas and Bone County, and to the major highway connecting Las Venturas with Los Santos. The only constituent of this freeway system that does not share the Julius Thruway designation is the Harry Gold Parkway, which runs through the center of Las Venturas, bisecting the city into western and eastern portions. The nature of the ring-road is such that, if the player is to travel by road alone, it is impossible to enter Las Venturas without traveling on it. Julius Thruway is named after Julius Rosenberg, an American-born communist and Soviet spy.
Julius Thruway North
The northern arm of the freeway connects to Julius Thruway West at the Pilson Intersection, and to Julius Thruway East and the Harry Gold Parkway. It provides service to K.A.C.C. Military Fuels and the Prickle Pine district. This also connects (at the Pilson Intersection) to the highway heading northwest out of Las Venturas toward Verdant Meadows. The word "north" in the name can be somewhat misleading though, since it does not provide any direct access to the northern areas of Las Venturas. The closest exits to these areas are the northernmost exits on the East and West sections.
Julius Thruway East
The eastern arm of the freeway, providing service to the Creek, Pilgrim and Linden Side districts, as well as the eastern portions of casinos such as The Camel's Toe and Come-A-Lot. This connects to Julius Thruway North and South.
Julius Thruway West
The western arm of the freeway, providing service to Las Venturas Airport, Blackfield Stadium, and Greenglass College. This connects to Julius Thruway North at the Pilson Intersection and to Julius Thruway South at the Blackfield Intersection, where it also connects to the major highway servicing Bone County and Tierra Robada.
Julius Thruway South
The southern arm of the freeway, providing service to The Strip, Rockshore West, Rockshore East, Blackfield Chapel, and Randolph Industrial Estate. This connects to Julius Thruway East and the Harry Gold Parkway. At the Blackfield Intersection, it connects to Julius Thruway West and the major highway servicing Bone County and Tierra Robada.
Exits are measured starting from The Strip.
|The Strip||North: The Strip||3 way intersection|
|Harry Gold Parkway||
North: Harry Gold Parkway, Las Venturas Airport
South: Red County, Los Santos
|4 way intersection|
|Blackfield Intersection||West: Bone County via the Las Venturas Highway||T-bone interchange|
|Whitewood Estates - Redsands West||
West: Whitewood Estates
East: Redsands West
|Pilson Intersection||West: Bone County||T-bone interchange|
|Harry Gold Parkway||South: Redsands East, Las Venturas Airport||Half trumpet interchange|
|Pilgrim - Creek||
West: Pilgrim, Roca Escalante, Old Venturas Strip
|Pilgrim - Linden Station||
East: Linden Station
South: Rockshore West, Rockshore East
- The Julius Thruway has a total length of 3.7 miles (5.95 kilometres).
- Police chatter says the Julius Thruway West vicinity was called Julius Thruway South for unknown reasons.