California State Route 63

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State Route 63 marker

State Route 63
SR 63 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 363
Maintained by Caltrans
Length 38.043 mi[1] (61.224 km)
SR 63 is broken into pieces, and the length does not reflect the SR 198 overlap that would be required to make the route continuous.
Major junctions
South end SR 137 in Tulare
 
North end SR 180 near Squaw Valley
Location
Counties Tulare, Fresno
Highway system
SR 62SR 65
SR 63 near Visalia

State Route 63 (SR 63) is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California in the Central Valley. It begins from near Tulare at Route 137, runs north through the city of Visalia and the towns of Cutler and Orosi, before ending 8 miles (13 km) north of Orange Cove, where it reaches its northern terminus at Route 180, roughly 2 and 1/2 miles southwest of the town of Squaw Valley. State Route 63 runs concurrent with Route 198 within Visalia.

Route description[edit]

SR 63 begins in the city of Tulare at an intersection with SR 137. It travels due north as Mooney Boulevard before leaving the Tulare city limits. The highway soon enters Visalia, intersecting CR J30 and passing through to the SR 198 freeway, where SR 63 merges with the freeway heading eastbound until the next exit. Following this, SR 63 turns north as a one-way couplet with Locust Street for southbound traffic and Court Street for northbound traffic. SR 63 intersects with CR J32 in downtown Visalia before turning northwest on NW 2nd Avenue and NW 3rd Avenue. North of downtown, NW 2nd Avenue and NW 3rd Avenue merge and become Dinuba Boulevard, and SR 63 continues north out of Visalia.[2]

SR 63 continues north as Road 124, intersecting CR J34 and passing by Sequoia Field Airport. The road makes a small bend to the east, running concurrently with SR 201 briefly as Road 128 in the town of Calgro. SR 63 continues through Cutler and Orosi before intersecting CR J19 and traveling west on Avenue 460 for two blocks before continuing north at the city of Orange Cove as Hills Valley Road. After a few curves in the road, SR 63 ends at SR 180.[3]

SR 63 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[4] and south of the northern Visalia city limits is 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 the list of postmile definitions).[1] 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
[1][7][8]
DestinationsNotes
Tulare
TUL 0.00-R30.08
Tulare0.00Mooney BoulevardContinuation beyond SR 137
0.00 SR 137 (Tulare Avenue) to SR 99South end of SR 63
Visalia6.01Caldwell Avenue (CR J30)
L7.97
R8.75[N 1]
SR 198 west / Mooney BoulevardInterchange; south end of SR 198 overlap
South end of freeway on SR 198
North end of freeway on SR 198
R9.97[N 1]
7.98
SR 198 east / Locust Street – Lemon Cove, Sequoia ParkInterchange; north end of SR 198 overlap
Murray Avenue (CR J32)
R9.10 To SR 216 / Houston Avenue (CR J15)
12.13Avenue 328 (CR J34) - Ivanhoe, Woodlake
R19.19 SR 201 east / Avenue 384 (CR J38) – Yettem, Woodlake, DinubaSouth end of SR 201 overlap
21.57 SR 201 west (Avenue 400) – KingsburgNorth end of SR 201 overlap
Orosi23.57El Monte Way (CR J40)
Fresno
FRE 0.00-8.36
Orange Cove0.00Hills Valley Road (CR J19) / Park Boulevard - Orange Cove
8.36 SR 180 (Kings Canyon Road) – Kings Canyon Park, FresnoNorth end of SR 63
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 198 rather than SR 63.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ Kings and Tulare Counties Street Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2003. 
  3. ^ Google (2011-06-18). "SR 63 - north" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  4. ^ California State Legislature. "Section 250–257". Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California State Legislature. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: Visalia, CA (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 14, 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. ^ California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. 
  8. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2005 and 2006

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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