California State Route 145

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State Route 145
Map of central California with SR 145 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 445
Maintained by Caltrans
Length67 mi[1] (108 km)
Major junctions
South end I-5 / SR 33 near Coalinga
 
North end SR 41 near Friant
Location
CountiesFresno, Madera
Highway system
SR 144SR 146

State Route 145 is a state highway in California, USA, which runs through the heart of the San Joaquin Valley from Interstate 5 north to Route 41 north of Fresno.

Route description[edit]

SR 145 travels through the center of the San Joaquin Valley, remaining a rural two-lane road in its entirety. The southern terminus of SR 145 is at I-5 near Coalinga. SR 145 heads northeast as Fresno-Coalinga Road, turning north at the junction with SR 269 in Five Points, where it assumes the designation as Lassen Avenue. After passing through the town of Helm, SR 145 heads northeast as McMullin Grade, before turning north again as South Madera Avenue. SR 145 intersects with SR 180 in the city of Kerman, where it continues north to cross into Madera County. After passing through Ripperdan, SR 145 intersects SR 99 in Madera. From Madera, the route turns east, and ends at SR 41.[2]

Various crops such as cotton, table grapes, tomatoes and melons are grown along the route in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world[citation needed].

SR 145 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[3] and near SR 99 is part of the National Highway System,[4] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[5]

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 the list of postmile definitions).[6] 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
[6][1][7]
DestinationsNotes
Fresno
FRE 0.00-R41.28
0.00 SR 33 south (Fresno-Coalinga Road) – CoalingaContinuation beyond I-5
0.00 I-5 / SR 33 north – Sacramento, Los Angeles, MendotaInterchange; south end of SR 145
Five Points13.21 SR 269 south (Lassen Avenue) / Mount Whitney Avenue – Huron, Avenal, Riverdale
17.27Elkhorn Avenue – Burrel
20.65Colorado Avenue – San Joaquin, Tranquillity
26.09Manning Avenue – San Joaquin
Kerman35.15 SR 180 (Whitesbridge Road) – Fresno, Mendota
40.17Shaw Avenue – Biola
Madera
MAD 0.00-25.46
7.06Avenue 12
Madera9.08 SR 99 – Sacramento, FresnoInterchange
9.32
SR 99 Bus. south (Gateway Drive south) to SR 99 south – Fresno
South end of SR 99 Bus. overlap; former US 99 south
9.68Gateway Drive north (SR 99 Bus. north), Yosemite AvenueNorth end of SR 99 Bus. overlap; former US 99 north
11.02Cleveland Avenue, Tozer Street
25.46 SR 41 – Bass Lake, Yosemite, FresnoNorth end of SR 145
25.46Road 145 – Millerton LakeContinuation beyond SR 41
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ California Road Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2008.
  3. ^ California State Legislature. "Section 250–257". Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California State Legislature. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: California (South) (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007

External links[edit]

Route map:

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