California State Route 26

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For earlier highways signed as Route 26, see California State Route 26 (1934) and California State Route 26 (1937-1964).

State Route 26 marker

State Route 26
Route information
Defined by S&HC § 326
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 62.162 mi[1] (100.040 km)
This route is broken into pieces, and the length does not reflect the overlaps that would be required to make the route continuous.
Major junctions
West end: SR 99 near Stockton
  SR 12 at Valley Springs
SR 49 at Mokelumne Hill
East end: SR 88 near Pioneer
Highway system
SR 25 SR 27

State Route 26 (SR 26) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California, running from Stockton to State Route 88 near Pioneer.

Route description[edit]

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

The route begins at an interchange with SR 99 in eastern Stockton. SR 26 then exits Stockton after crossing a canal and heads eastward. After crossing Jack Tone Road, the direction of the highway turns slightly more northeasterly. The road then briefly enters the city of Linden, before intersecting Escalon-Bellota Road. Following another intersection with Jenny Lind Road, the route enters the city of Rancho Calaveras. It turns slightly more northeastward as it passes through the area. The highway passes by the New Hogan Lake before entering Valley Springs. Here, the route makes an abrupt right turn onto SR 12. The route run concurrent and turn back northeastward as they exit Valley Springs. Shortly after exiting the city limit, SR 26 veers away from SR 12 and heads north. East of Paloma, the roadway meets Paloma Road and again turns northeastward. At Mokelumne Hill, the route intersects SR 49, taking a slightly more winded path. SR 26 enters and exits the city of West Point before making an extremely long hairpin turn. Heading westward, the route enters Amador County to its terminus at SR 88.[3]

The segment between the community of Mokelumne Hill and West Point is named the Stephen P. Teale Highway.[4] Bridge 30-0052, crossing the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River, near West Point, is named the Tom Taylor Bridge.[5]

History[edit]

CA 26 was formerly known as California State Route 8 in 1934–1964.

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, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary.[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][6][7]
Destinations Notes
San Joaquin
SJ 1.11-20.51
  1.11 Fremont Street Continuation beyond SR 99
  1.11 SR 99 – Sacramento, Fresno Interchange; west end of SR 26
  6.85 CR J5 (Jack Tone Road)
    Fine Road – Clements, Peters
Bellota 15.06 CR J6 (Escalon-Bellota Road) – Farmington, Escalon, Modesto
Calaveras
CAL 0.00-38.33
  R4.38 CR J14 (Jenny Lind Road)
Valley Springs 10.44
9.93[N 1]
SR 12 west / Laurel Street – Lodi West end of SR 12 overlap
  13.87[N 1]
14.46
SR 12 east / Toyon Circle – San Andreas East end of SR 12 overlap
Mokelumne Hill 18.07 SR 49 – San Andreas, Jackson
Amador
AMA 0.00-4.64
  4.64 SR 88 – Pine Grove, Volcano, Silver Lake East end of SR 26
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 12 rather than SR 26.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing