California State Route 165

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State Route 165 marker

State Route 165
Map of central California with SR 165 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 465
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 38.27 mi[1] (61.59 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-5 near Los Banos
North end: SR 99 in Turlock
Counties: Merced, Stanislaus
Highway system
SR 164 SR 166
CA State Route 165 in Turlock

State Route 165 (SR 165) is a rural north–south state highway in central California, USA. It runs from Interstate 5 south of Los Banos to State Route 99 in Turlock.

Route description[edit]

State Route 165 begins at the junction of Interstate 5 south of Los Banos and heads north on a rural two-lane highway known as Mercey Springs Road. The highway crosses the California Aqueduct north of Interstate 5 and enters Los Banos several miles later. It meets up with SR 152 and SR 33, known locally as Pacheco Boulevard. After leaving Los Banos, the highway then runs right through the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge and skirts the Great Valley Grasslands State Park to the west while crossing the San Joaquin River. At this point, the highway is known as Lander Avenue and meets up with SR 140 near Stevinson. It crosses the Merced River en route to Hilmar, then crosses into Stanislaus County for a short while, ending at SR 99 in Turlock.[2][3]

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).[4] 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.

County Location Postmile
Destinations Notes
MER L0.00-36.72
L0.00 I-5 (Westside Freeway) – Sacramento, Los Angeles Interchange; south end of SR 165
Los Banos 8.79 SR 152 / SR 33 (Pacheco Boulevard) to I-5 north – Gilroy, Fresno
26.87 SR 140 – Merced, Gustine
30.18 CR J18 east (West Side Boulevard) South end of CR J18 overlap
30.18 CR J18 west (River Road) North end of CR J18 overlap
Hilmar 33.37 Bloss Avenue – Livingston, Merced
36.45 Bradbury Road
STA 0.00-1.55
Turlock 1.55 SR 99 – Sacramento, Los Angeles Interchange; north end of SR 165
1.55 CR J14 (Lander Avenue) Continuation beyond SR 99
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ January 1, 2006 California Log of Bridges on State Highways
  2. ^ Merced, Atwater & Los Banos - Merced County (Map). Compass Maps. 
  3. ^ ACME Mapper 2.0 (Map). Tele Atlas. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation, Log of Bridges on State Highways, April 2008
  6. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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