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County Sign Route J40

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Routing Routing

  1. Cty Rte J40Mountain View Avenue from Route 99 to the Tulare county line (FAS, 5.20 mi) [Fresno County]

  2. El Monte Way (Avenue 416) from the Fresno county line to the Dinuba city limits (FAS, 5.67 mi) [Tulare County]

  3. El Monte Way in Dinuba from the Dinuba city limits to Crawford Avenue (Road 88) (FAU, 1.23 mi) [Tulare County]

  4. El Monte Way (Avenue 416) from Crawford Avenue (Road 88) to Route 63 (FAS, 5.09 mi) [Tulare County]

History and Signage Information History and Signage Information

This route was defined in 1974.

The continuation of Ave 416 from Orosi E was originally part of LRN 130, although it does not appear to be part of County Sign Route J40.

Mountain View Avenue east of US 99 to Zediker Avenue was a minor roadway as of 1935. El Monte Way east of Road 40 to Orosi was a major county highway as of 1935; however, El Monte Way west of Road 40 lacked a bridge over the Kings River to Mountain View Avenue. The original bridge over the Kings River was completed during 1948 and connected El Monte Way to Mountain View Avenue.  The Kings River Bridge permitted Dinuba traffic with direct access to US 99, which at the time was located on Golden State Boulevard. Fresno/Tulare County Sign Route J40 was defined in 1974 with a 17.19-mile length.  County Sign Route J40 began at Route 99 between Selma and Kingsburg.  From Route 99 the routing of J40 followed Mountain View Avenue and El Monte Way to Route 63 in Orosi. During the 1990s, Tulare County began to deemphasize and remove County Sign Route shields.  El Monte Way outside of Dinuba became Avenue 416. The only known County Sign Route shields left in Tulare County are from County Sign Route J37 along Balch Park Road (Mountain Road 239). In 2014, a new four lane Kings River Bridge was constructed to replace the original 1948 span.  The widening of Mountain View Avenue west of the Kings River Bridge to Golden State Boulevard (former US 99) was completed between 2016-2018.  At some point between 2018-2022, the Fresno County Department of Transportation placed a new County Sign Route J40 shield on eastbound Mountain View Avenue.
(Source: Gribblenation Blog (Tom Fearer), "Fresno/Tulare County Route J40", 8/14/2023)

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Status Status

Total mileage: 17.19 mi.

Acronyms and Explanations:

Back Arrow CR J38 Forward Arrow CR J41

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