State Route 41, 43 and 44 in California
State Route 41 in California
|Get started||Morro Bay|
|End||Yosemite National Park|
According to toppharmacyschools.org, State Route 41 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a north-south route through the center of the state, from Morro Bay on the Pacific coast through the San Joaquin Valley through the city of Fresno to Yosemite National Park. State Route 41 has been partially developed as a highway in the larger city of Fresno. The route is 299 kilometers long.
View of Yosemite National Park from the ‘Tunnel View’ parking lot from SR-41.
State Route 41 begins in the coastal town of Morro Bay at the intersection with SR-1, the Pacific Coast Highway. The road then runs inland through the Santa Lucia Range to Atascadero, where it connects to US 101, the freeway from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The road then continues through remote mountainous regions of the Diablo Range to the San Joaquin Valley, a large agricultural area in central California. At the village of Kettleman City you cross the [[Interstate 5 in California|Interstate 5]. The road then continues as a single-lane road through farmland to Lemoore, where it crosses State Route 198, which leads to the town of Visalia. After this, the SR-41 is a 2x2divided highway to the south side of the city of Fresno.
In Fresno, the SR-41 is a highway, as Fresno is a larger city with a population of 500,000. SR-41 is then a 2×2 lane highway, after which an interchange with State Route 99 follows, the highway from Bakersfield to Sacramento. After this you pass the center and the SR-41 has 2×3 lanes. Via an impressive junction you then cross the State Route 180, Fresno’s east-west highway. Also north of this, the highway has 2×3 lanes and then runs through the northern districts of the city. Further north, the road narrows to 2×2 lanes, and the highway section also ends north of the city. The 2×2 section continues for a while before the SR-41 narrows to one lane. State Route 41 then continues to Yosemite National Park.
In 1933, the road to Yosemite National Park opened to traffic. Famous for this section is the view from the ‘Tunnel View’ parking lot. It was not until the 1950s that the entire route was completely paved, the last part to be paved was between Creston and Atascadero.
The first portion of State Route 41 as a freeway was a spur of CA-99 at Downtown Fresno that opened in 1966. In 1972 also followed a spur south of the CA-99. The route along Downtown was built in 1974. In 1979 a solitary stretch of land opened in northern Fresno, which was connected to the highway through Fresno in 1982. Extensions opened in northern Fresno in 1988 and 1989.
|126||126B Van Ness Avenue||1 km||00-00-1966|
|125 Jensen Avenue||126||2 km||00-00-1972|
|126B Van Ness Avenue||127 Tulare Avenue||2 km||00-00-1974|
|130 Shields Avenue||132 Shaw Avenue||3 km||00-00-1979|
|127 Tulare Avenue||128||1 km||00-00-1980|
|128||130 Shields Avenue||3 km||00-00-1982|
|132 Shaw Avenue||134 Herndon Avenue||3 km||00-00-1988|
|134 Herndon Avenue||138 Children’s Boulevard||6 km||00-00-1989|
Some 7,000 vehicles drive through Morro Bay and 30,000 vehicles through Atascadero. After that, only 700 vehicles will drive, and 9,000 at I-5. After Lemoore, intensities rise from 14,000 to 35,000 for the SR-99. A maximum of 149,000 vehicles per day pass through Fresno. Of those, 2,000 vehicles remain at Yosemite National Park.
State Route 43 in California
State Route 43 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a north-south route through the San Joaquin Valley, from Taft to Selma, and is 158 kilometers long.
State Route 43 begins near Taft at an intersection with State Route 119 and heads north through the flat agricultural San Joaquin Valley. The road parallels State Route 99 for some distance, which serves major cities in the valley. State Route 43 passes just west of Bakersfield along, and through, the regional towns of Wasco and Hanford. One also passes by Corcoran, known for the prison. State Route 43 is almost entirely a single-lane road. State Route 43 ends at Selma on State Route 99.
Today’s State Route 43 was created in 1964 during the major renumbering of California roads. The road has been upgraded very little over the years.
State Route 43 has mostly 6,000 to 7,000 vehicles per day outside the larger towns. In places like Shafter, Wasco and Hanford, there are usually 10,000 to 15,000 vehicles per day.
State Route 44 in California
State Route 44 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms an east-west route through the Cascades in Northern California, from Redding to Susanville. State Route 44 is 172 kilometers long.
State Route 44 begins in Redding, the largest city on the route and one of the larger towns in northern California. State Route 44 is a short 2×2 lane freeway in Redding. One crosses the Sacramento River and intersects Interstate 5 with a clover turbine. At the edge of Redding the road narrows to single carriageway and then enters the Cascades.
State Route 44 leads to Lassen Peak, a prominent volcano visible from afar. The road leads over the north flank of the mountain and rises to an altitude of approximately 1,800 meters. North of Lassen Peak to Old Station is double-numbered with State Route 89. To the east of this the road leads over a plateau with a few volcanoes. The road veers southeast and ends west of Susanville on State Route 36.
State Route 44 is a major tourist route and is the fastest route from Interstate 5 to the Lassen Peak area. The eastern portion of the route has less through importance, but it is the shortest route from Redding to Susanville.
In 1965, the stretch of freeway opened between downtown Redding and the interchange with I-5. In 1968 this was extended to the east side of Redding. In 2010, State Route 44 was reconstructed, completely replacing the bridge over the Sacramento River.
Every day, 52,000 vehicles drive between downtown Redding and I-5 and 47,000 vehicles east of it, dropping to 16,000 vehicles on the outskirts of Redding. The part further to the vicinity of Lassen Peak has about 3,500 vehicles per day. The eastern part to near Susanville has 1,500 vehicles per day.