California State Route 195
|Defined by S&HC § 495|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length:||7.420 mi (11.941 km)|
|West end:||Harrison Street (Old SR 86) near Oasis|
|East end:||SR 111 in Mecca|
The route begins at Harrison Street (Old SR 86) in Riverside County. It then heads north as Pierce Street until intersecting 66th Street, where SR 195 turns east. The highway intersects State Route 86 and continues to the town of Mecca, where it meets its north end at State Route 111.
SR 195 was designated in the 1964 state highway renumbering. The original alignment began at Interstate 10 near Cottonwood Spring at the southern end of Joshua Tree National Park, passing Buried Mountain, and then through Box Canyon. The road crossed the San Andreas Fault at the southern end of Box Canyon, went through Mecca, before terminating at State Route 111 on the opposite side of the Salton Sea. This portion was removed in 1972. When the SR 86 freeway was fully constructed, SR 195 was supposed to be removed from the state highway system according to state law.
Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see the list of postmile definitions). Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Riverside County.
|R0.00||Harrison Street||Former US 99; former SR 86|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- Google Inc. "California State Route 195". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=33.528231,-116.048584&spn=0.122493,0.308647&z=12. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
- California State Legislature (1963). "An act...relating to routes on the state highway system". State of California. 1963 chapter 385.
- California State Legislature (1972). "An act to amend...the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state highways". State of California. 1972 chapter 1216.
- California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
- California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006