California State Route 63

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State Route 63 marker

State Route 63
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 363
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 38.043 mi[1] (61.224 km)
SR 63 is broken into pieces, and the length does not reflect the SR 198 overlap that would be required to make the route continuous.
Major junctions
South end: SR 137 in Tulare
  SR 198 in Visalia
SR 201 near Orosi
North end: SR 180 near Squaw Valley
Highway system
SR 62 SR 65
SR 63 near Visalia

State Route 63 (SR 63) is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California in the Central Valley. It begins from near Tulare at Route 137, runs north through the city of Visalia and the towns of Cutler and Orosi, before ending 8 miles (13 km) north of Orange Cove, where it reaches its northern terminus at Route 180, roughly 2 and 1/2 miles southwest of the town of Squaw Valley. State Route 63 runs concurrent with Route 198 within Visalia.

Route description[edit]

SR 63 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System.[2]

SR 63 begins in the city of Tulare at an intersection with SR 137. It travels due north as Mooney Boulevard before leaving the Tulare city limits. The highway soon enters Visalia, intersecting CR J30 and passing through to the SR 198 freeway, where SR 63 merges with the freeway heading eastbound until the next exit. Following this, SR 63 turns north as a one-way couplet with Locust Street for southbound traffic and Court Street for northbound traffic. SR 63 intersects with CR J32 in downtown Visalia before turning northwest on NW 2nd Avenue and NW 3rd Avenue. The northbound traffic intersects SR 216 (CA) at this turn around Lincoln Oval Park. North of downtown, NW 2nd Avenue and NW 3rd Avenue merge and become Dinuba Boulevard, and SR 63 continues north out of Visalia.[3]

SR 63 continues north as Road 124, intersecting CR J34 and passing by Sequoia Field Airport. The road makes a small bend to the east, running concurrently with SR 201 briefly as Road 128 in the town of Calgro. SR 63 continues through Cutler and Orosi before intersecting CR J19 and traveling west on Avenue 460 for two blocks before continuing north at the city of Orange Cove as Hills Valley Road. After a few curves in the road, SR 63 ends at SR 180.[4]

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][5][6]
Destinations Notes
Tulare
TUL 0.00-R30.08
Tulare 0.00 Mooney Boulevard Continuation beyond SR 137
0.00 SR 137 (Tulare Avenue) to SR 99
Visalia 6.01 CR J30 (Caldwell Avenue)
6.99 Walnut Avenue
L7.97
R8.75[N 1]
SR 198 west / Mooney Boulevard Interchange; south end of SR 198 overlap
  South end of freeway on SR 198
  North end of freeway on SR 198
R9.97[N 1]
7.98
SR 198 east / Locust Street Interchange; north end of SR 198 overlap
  CR J32 (Murray Avenue)
R9.10 CR J15 (Houston Avenue) to SR 216
  12.13 CR J34 (Avenue 328) – Ivanhoe, Woodlake
    CR J36 (Avenue 368)
  R19.19 SR 201 east / CR J38 (Avenue 384) – Yettem, Woodlake, Dinuba South end of SR 201 overlap
  21.57 SR 201 west (Avenue 400) – Kingsburg North end of SR 201 overlap
Orosi 23.57 CR J40 (El Monte Way)
Fresno
FRE 0.00-8.36
Orange Cove 0.00 CR J19 (Hills Valley Road) / Park Boulevard – Orange Cove
  8.36 SR 180 (Kings Canyon Road) – Kings Canyon Park, Fresno
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 198 rather than SR 63.

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. ^ Thomas Brothers (2003). Kings and Tulare Counties Street Atlas (Map).
  4. ^ Google Inc. "SR 63 - north". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=36.554878,-119.373322&spn=0.463321,1.234589&z=10. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, July 2007
  6. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing