California State Route 137

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State Route 137 marker

State Route 137
Map of central California with SR 137 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 437
Maintained by Caltrans
Length29 mi[1] (47 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 43 near Corcoran
  SR 99 in Tulare
East end SR 65 in Cairns Corner
Location
CountiesKings, Tulare
Highway system
California 136.svg SR 136California 138.svg SR 138

State Route 137 (SR 137) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California, running in the San Joaquin Valley from State Route 43 near Corcoran to State Route 65 in Cairns Corner.

Route description[edit]

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.[2][3]

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.[2]

SR 137 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[4] but is not part of the National Highway System,[5] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

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 California postmile § Official postmile definitions).[7] 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.

CountyLocationPostmile
[7][1][8]
DestinationsNotes
Kings
KIN 0.00-2.06
0.00Whitley Avenue – CorcoranContinuation beyond SR 43
0.00 SR 43 – Hanford, WascoWest end of SR 137
Tulare
TUL 0.00-27.40
Tulare16.63 SR 99 – Sacramento, Los AngelesInterchange
17.51 SR 63 north (Mooney Boulevard) – Visalia
20.46Road 140 (CR J15 north) - VisaliaWest end of CR J15 overlap
Road 152 (CR J15 south) - WoodvilleEast end of CR J15 overlap
23.90Road 168 (CR J23) - Farmersville
27.40 SR 65 (Road 196 / CR J27) – Exeter, Lindsay, PlainviewEast end of SR 137
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b California Department of Transportation (April 2008). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ a b Kings and Tulare Counties Street Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2003.
  3. ^ Google. "SR 137" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  4. ^ "Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Division 1". California Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California Office of Legislative Counsel. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  8. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007

External links[edit]

Route map:

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