State Route 236
Click here for a key to the symbols used. An explanation of acronyms may be found at the bottom of the page.
From Route 9
Boulder Creek to Route 9 near Waterman Gap via Governor's Camp in Big
Redwoods State Park.
Post 1964 Signage History
In 1963, this route was defined as “Route 9 near Boulder Creek to
Route 9 near Waterman Gap via Governor's Camp in Big Basin Redwood State
In 1990, Chapter 1187 clarified the origin: “Route 9
near in Boulder Creek to …”
Pre 1964 Signage History
This was LRN 44 (defined in 1917) between Route 9 near Boulder Creek and
Basin, and LRN 42 (defined in 1913) between Big Basin and Route 9 near
Gap. Before 1964, this was signed as part of Route 9 (one of the original
[SHC 263.1] Entire route.
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Overall statistics for Route 236:
- Total Length (1995): 18 miles
- Average Daily Traffic (1992): 170 to 7,500
- Mileage Classification: Rural: 15; Sm. Urban: 0; Urbanized: 3.
- Previous Federal Aid Mileage: FAU: 3 mi.
- Functional Classification: Collector: 3 mi; Rural Minor
Collector/Local Road: 15 mi.
- Counties Traversed: Santa Cruz.
Pre-1964 Legislative Route
In 1955, Chapter 1789 defined LRN 236 as “…a point northwest
the City of Santa Barbara on [LRN 2] to the campus of the University of
California at Santa Barbara, Goleta Campus. The commission shall allocate
the State Highway Fund the necessary funds for the construction of said
The allocation of money provided for in this section shall be made out of
moneys contained in the State Highway Fund available for construction of
highways in County Group No. 2, but which is not subject to Section 188.4;
expenditures from such allocation shall be credited against the
required to be made pursuant to Section 188.4 in Santa Barbara County
June 30, 1963. This route shall be a memorial to the late Senator Clarence
Ward of Santa Barbara County and shall hereafter be known as Clarence Ward
This is present-day Route 217.
Acronyms and Explanations:
- "LRN" refers to the Pre-1964 Legislative Route Number.
"US" refers to a US Shield signed route.
"I" refers to an Eisenhower Interstate signed route.
"Route" usually indicates a state shield signed route, but said route may be signed as US or I.
- Previous Federal Aid (pre-1992) categories:
Federal Aid Interstate (FAI); Federal Aid Primary (FAP);
Federal Aid Urban (FAU); and Federal Aid Secondary (FAS).
Current Functional Classifications (used for aid purposes):
Principal Arterial (PA); Minor Arterial (MA);
Collector (Col); Rural Minor Collector/Local Road (RMC/LR). Note that ISTEA repealed the previous Federal-Aid System, effective in 1992, and established the functional classification system for all public roads.
- Other frequently used terms: California Transportation Commission (Commission or CTC), California Department of Transportation (Department or Caltrans), Regional Improvement Program (RIP), Interregional Improvement Program (IIP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP), Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP), Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990 (Proposition 116), High Speed Passenger Train Bond Program (Proposition 1A), Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1B), Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA), State Route 99 Bond Program (RTE or SR 99), Local Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account (LBSRA), Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA), State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP), Environmental Phase (PA&ED), Design Phase (PS&E), Right of Way (R/W), Fiscal Year (FY), Active Transportation Program (ATP), Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP), Local Partnership Program (LPP), Local Streets and Roads Program (LSRP), Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP).
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