California State Route 245

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State Route 245 marker

State Route 245
Map of central California with SR 245 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 545
Maintained by Caltrans
Length: 42 mi[2] (68 km)
Existed: 1972[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 198 near Exeter
North end: SR 180 near Dunlap
Location
Counties: Tulare, Fresno
Highway system
SR 244 SR 246

State Route 245 (SR 245) is a north–south highway that runs from near Exeter to near Kings Canyon National Park, connecting State Route 198 in Tulare County to State Route 180 in Fresno County. It runs through the city of Woodlake and the small unincorporated towns of Elderwood, Badger, and Pinehurst. Roughly 95% of its 42-mile (68 km) length traverses rural areas. It was formerly numbered State Route 69. North of Avenue 364 (Tulare County), State Route 245 is synonymous with Millwood Drive.

Route description[edit]

The route begins at State Route 198 in Tulare County. It then heads north and intersects State Route 216 in Woodlake and County Route J27 amid farmland in the county. The route continues to meet State Route 201 in Elderwood. After several miles through Tulare County, it crosses into Fresno County, where it meets its north end at State Route 180.

SR 245 is not part of the National Highway System,[3] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[4]

History[edit]

The route was defined in the 1964 renumbering from Interstate 5 to SR 60 in the Los Angeles area. This route was deleted in 1965 and replaced the former deleted State Route 69 in 1972.[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 of State Route 69 as it existed at that 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.

County Location Postmile
[6][2][7]
Destinations Notes
Tulare
TUL 0.00-33.04
0.00 Road 204 Continuation beyond SR 198
0.00 SR 198 – Sequoia Park, Visalia South end of SR 245
Woodlake 7.07 SR 216 (Naranjo Boulevard)
10.47 Millwood Drive (CR J27) / Avenue 364 - Visalia
Elderwood 12.00 SR 201 west (Avenue 376) – Kingsburg
19.29 Boyd Drive – Orosi
Dry Creek Drive (CR J21)
Fresno
FRE 0.00-8.97
8.97 SR 180 – Fresno, Kings Canyon Park North end of SR 245
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Highways: State Route 245
  2. ^ a b California Department of Transportation (April 2008). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. 
  3. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: California (South) (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Faigin, Daniel P. "California Highways: Route 245". Retrieved 05-06-2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  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: Google

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