California State Route 32

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State Route 32 marker

State Route 32
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 332
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 74.387 mi[1] (119.714 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-5 in Orland
  SR 45 at Hamilton City
SR 99 in Chico
East end: SR 36 / SR 89 near Chester
Highway system
SR 29 SR 33

State Route 32 (SR 32) is an east–west state highway in the U.S. State of California which is routed from Interstate 5 in Orland, through Chico, through the northern Sierra Nevada, ending at SR 36 and SR 89 in eastern Tehama County.

Route description[edit]

This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System.[2]

SR 32 begins in Orland at a junction with I-5 as Newville Road. The highway continues east out of Orland for several miles before entering Hamilton City and intersecting SR 45. SR 32 then crosses the Sacramento River into Butte County. East of here, SR 32 enters the city of Chico, becoming Walnut Street before it becomes a one-way couplet as 8th and 9th Streets through downtown Chico. Shortly after the diamond interchange with the SR 99 freeway, 8th and 9th Streets merge into one road and SR 32 continues east out of the Chico city limits. [3]

Following this, SR 32 turns to the northeast, passing through the communities of Forest Ranch and West Branch before crossing into Tehama County and eventually Lassen National Forest. SR 32 terminates at an intersection with SR 89 and SR 36.[3]

Different road names include Nord Avenue (Chico), Walnut Street (Chico), West Eighth and Ninth Streets (Chico), East Eighth and Ninth Streets (Chico), Deer Creek Highway (Chico), East and West Sixth Street (Hamilton City), Walker Street (Orland), Newville Road (Orland) and County Road 200.

Major intersections[edit]

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then.[1] The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.

County Location Postmile
[1][4][5]
Destinations Notes
Glenn
GLE L0.00-10.91
Orland L0.00 Road 200 – Newville Continuation beyond I-5
L0.00 I-5 – Redding, Sacramento Interchange
0.00 I-5 Bus. (6th Street) Former US 99W
Hamilton City 9.63 SR 45 south (Canal Street) / Road 203 – Colusa
Butte
BUT 0.00-37.75
  6.24 California 99.svg North Lindo Avenue, East Avenue to SR 99
Chico 9.08
SR 99 Bus. (Main Street) – Downtown Chico
Serves California State University Chico
10.19 SR 99 – Red Bluff, Paradise, Sacramento Interchange
11.01 Forest Avenue
11.70 Bruce Road
Tehama
TEH 0.00-2.71
No major junctions
Butte
BUT 2.71-4.70
No major junctions
Tehama
TEH 4.70-R24.88
  R24.88 SR 36 / SR 89 – Lassen Park, Chester, Susanville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff. "State Truck Route List" (XLS file). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ CA Codes (shc:250-257)
  3. ^ a b Thomas Brothers (2008). California Road Atlas (Map).
  4. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006