California State Route 137
|Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 437|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length||29 mi (47 km)|
|West end||SR 43 near Corcoran|
|SR 99 in Tulare|
|East end||SR 65 in Cairns Corner|
The western terminus of SR 137 is at an intersection with SR 43 in Corcoran. SR 137 travels east as Whitley Avenue before turning due north as 4th Avenue, which turns into Road 16, and entering Tulare County. The route turns northeast onto Waukena Avenue before passing through the community of Waukena. After this, SR 137 turns north onto Road 30 and then east on Avenue 199 before making another turn north on Road 36. A few miles later, SR 137 makes a final turn east on Avenue 228, which turns into Inyo Avenue. SR 137 continues into the city of Tulare, turning north on M Street and east onto Tulare Avenue as the highway passes through downtown.
SR 137 intersects State Route 99 and the south end of State Route 63 while still in the Tulare city limits. The highway then leaves the city limits and passes through rural Tulare County. The eastern terminus is just west of Lindsay at SR 65.
SR 137 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, but is not part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.
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 ( ). Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
|||0.00||Whitley Avenue – Corcoran||Continuation beyond SR 43|
|||0.00||SR 43 – Hanford, Wasco||West end of SR 137|
|Tulare||16.63||SR 99 – Sacramento, Los Angeles||Interchange|
|17.51||SR 63 north (Mooney Boulevard) – Visalia|
|||20.46||Road 140 (CR J15 north) - Visalia||West end of CR J15 overlap|
|||||Road 152 (CR J15 south) - Woodville||East end of CR J15 overlap|
|||23.90||Road 168 (CR J23) - Farmersville|
|||27.40||SR 65 (Road 196 / CR J27) – Exeter, Lindsay, Plainview||East end of SR 137|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- Kings and Tulare Counties Street Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2003.
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- "Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Division 1". California Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California Office of Legislative Counsel. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: California (South) (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
- Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 20, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
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- California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007
- Caltrans: Route 137 highway conditions
- California Highways: Route 137
- California @ AARoads.com - State Route 137
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