Near the mission (at Mission Blvd), Route 9 diverged, continuing signed as Route 9 (but still LRN 5) along what is now Route 238, ending at US 50 (present-day I-580). In July 2005, the CTC considered relinquishment of right of way in the City of Saratoga, between Saratoga-Los Gatos Road and 0.13 kilometer west of Sixth Street, consisting of nonmotorized transportation facilities, namely sidewalks. "LRN" refers to the Pre-1964 Legislative Route Number. "I" refers to an Eisenhower Interstate signed route."Route" usually indicates a state shield signed route, but said route may be signed as US or I.Between Milpitas and Warm Springs, Route 9 ran N along a LRN 69 (Route 17, now I-880) to present-day Route 262 near Warm Springs.This segment, as LRN 69, was added to the state highway system in 1933.Previous Federal Aid (pre-1992) categories: Federal Aid Interstate (FAI); Federal Aid Primary (FAP); Federal Aid Urban (FAU); and Federal Aid Secondary (FAS).
In 1934, Route 9 was signed along the route from Santa Cruz to Milpitas via Redwood Park.In Saratoga, the original signage of Route 9 diverged from the present signage.