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State Route 201

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Routing Routing

  1. Rte 201 Seg 1From Route 99 near Kingsburg easterly to Route 63.

    Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

    This segment remains as defined in 1963.

    In 2009, SB 532 (Chapter 189, 10/11/2009) authorized the relinquishment of the portion within the City of Kingsburg by adding:

    (b) Upon a determination by the commission that it is in the best interests of the state to do so, the commission may, upon terms and conditions approved by it, relinquish to the City of Kingsburg the portion of Route 201 that is located within the city limits of that city if the city agrees to accept it. The following conditions shall apply upon relinquishment:

    (1) The relinquishment shall become effective on the date following the county recorder's recordation of the relinquishment resolution containing the commission's approval of the terms and conditions of the relinquishment.

    (2) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, the relinquished portion of Route 201 shall cease to be a state highway.

    (3) The portion of Route 201 relinquished under this subdivision shall be ineligible for future adoption under Section 81.

    (4) For the portion of Route 201 that is relinquished under this subdivision, the City of Kingsburg shall install and maintain within the jurisdiction of the city signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 201.

    Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

    This route was LRN 131, defined in 1933. It runs along Conejo Avenue and Avenue 384.

    There are four reassurance signs as of 2017, with nary a directional reassurance sign tag to be found.
    (Source: Tom Fearer (Max Rockatansky) on AARoads, January 2017)

    Status Status

    Sand Creek Bridge (PM 12.48) and Friant-Kern Canal Brige (PM 21.21) Project

    201 BridgesIn May 2015, the CTC approved for future consideration of funding a project in Tulare County that will widen the bridges and replace the railings at Sand Creek Bridge on Route 201 near Cutler, the Friant-Kern Canal Bridge on Route 201 near Seville, and the Kaweah River Bridge on Route 216 near Lemon Grove. The project is programmed in the 2014 State Highway Operation and Protection Program. The estimated cost is $15,298,000 for capital and support. Construction is estimated to begin in Fiscal Year 2016-17. The scope, as described for the preferred alternative, is consistent with the project scope programmed by the Commission in the 2014 State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

    In August 2018, it was reported that the CTC approved the $18.4 million Tulare 201 and 216 Bridge Widening & Rail Replacement Project, which will replace bridge rail and widen the Sand Creek Bridge and the Friant-Kern Canal Bridge on Route 201 near the city of Kingsburg in Tulare County, and the Kaweah River Bridge on Route 216 in Tulare County.
    (Source: Hanford Sentinal, 8/22/2018)


  2. Rte 201 Seg 2From Route 63 easterly to Route 245.

    Post 1964 Signage History Post 1964 Signage History

    In 1963, this segment was defined as "(b) Route 63 easterly to Route 69."

    In 1972, Chapter 1216 changed "Route 69" to "Route 245".

    Pre 1964 Signage History Pre 1964 Signage History

    This route was LRN 131, defined in 1933. It runs along Conejo Avenue and Avenue 384.

    Route 201 was created out of LRN 131 with only a small stub east of it becoming Route 216 past Route 245. There are four reassurance signs as of 2017, with nary a directional reassurance sign tag to be found.
    (Source: Tom Fearer (Max Rockatansky) on AARoads, January 2017)

    Status Status

    In May 2015, the CTC approved for future consideration of funding a project in Tulare County that will widen the bridges and replace the railings at Sand Creek Bridge on Route 201 near Cutler, the Friant-Kern Canal Bridge on Route 201 near Seville (PM TUL 21.21), and the Kaweah River Bridge on Route 216 near Lemon Grove (see above).


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Statistics Statistics

Overall statistics for Route 201:

Pre-1964 Legislative Route Pre-1964 Legislative Route

In 1933, Chapter 767 defined the routes "From a point on [LRN 26] approximately 2 mi W of Brawley to a point on said [LRN 26] approximately 2½ mi SW of Brawley" and "Calipatria to Brawley-Holtville Road" as part of the highway system. In 1935, these routes were added to the highway code as LRN 201, with the definition:

  1. Calipatria to [LRN 187] between Brawley and Holtville.
  2. [LRN 26] east of Heber to [LRN 187] near Brawley

This definition remained unchanged until the 1963 renumbering. It was signed as follows:

  1. From Calipatria to LRN 187 (US 99/Route 111 junction; present-day Route 86/Route 111 junction) between Brawley and Holtville.

    This was part of Route 115.

  2. From LRN 26 (US 99; present-day Route 86) E of Heber to LRN 187 near Brawley.

    This was part of Route 111.


Acronyms and Explanations:


Back Arrow Route 200 Forward Arrow Route 202

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