California State Route 99
|Defined by Streets and Highways Code § 399|
|Maintained by Caltrans|
|Length||424.85 mi (683.73 km)|
|Existed||1928 as US 99, 1964 as SR 99–present|
|South end||I-5 near Wheeler Ridge|
|North end||US 50 / I-80 BL in Sacramento (official Caltrans designation)|
|South end||I-5 in Sacramento (official Caltrans designation)|
|North end||SR 36 near Red Bluff|
|Counties||Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Sutter, Butte, Tehama|
State Route 99 (SR 99), commonly known as Highway 99 or, simply, as 99 (without any further designation), is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California, stretching almost the entire length of the Central Valley. From its southern end at Interstate 5 (I-5) near Wheeler Ridge to its northern end at SR 36 near Red Bluff, SR 99 goes through the densely populated eastern parts of the valley. Cities served include Bakersfield, Delano, Tulare, Visalia, Kingsburg, Selma, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Turlock, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton, Sacramento, Yuba City, and Chico.
The highway is a remnant of the former Mexico to Canada U.S. Route 99 (US 99), which was decommissioned in 1972 after being functionally replaced by I-5 for long-distance traffic, south of Sacramento. Almost the entirety of the roadway from Wheeler Ridge to Sacramento has been upgraded as of January 2016 to a freeway at least four lanes wide, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to further upgrade the segment to a minimum width of six lanes and also bring it into compliance with Interstate Highway standards, as a parallel route to I-5 for Los Angeles–Sacramento traffic, with plans for it to eventually become either I-7 or I-9. North of Sacramento, the road ranges from a rural two-lane road to a four-lane freeway, much of it the designation of old US 99E.
SR 99 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, and except for a small portion north of SR 20 is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.
Wheeler Ridge to Sacramento
From its southern terminus at I-5 in Wheeler Ridge (Wheeler Ridge Interchange) to Sacramento, SR 99 passes through the major cities of the San Joaquin Valley, including Bakersfield, Delano, Tulare, Visalia, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Modesto, and Stockton. The entirety of this segment is now built to freeway standards with complete access control, although some older portions are not yet in compliance with Interstate Highway standards.
The portion of the highway between Fresno and Madera has been designated the 100th Infantry Battalion Memorial Highway, honoring the U.S. Army unit that was composed almost entirely with American soldiers of Japanese ancestry when it fought during World War II.
The freeway sections connect and serve the agriculture and industry of the California Central Valley, connecting agricultural production with processing and packing businesses. Most of the freeway also parallels the Union Pacific's Fresno Subdivision.
The portion between Salida and Manteca is designated the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial Highway, honoring the US Army infantry regiment that, like the 100th Infantry Battalion, was also composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
In Sacramento, SR 99 first joins with I-80 Business as part of the Capital City Freeway, then runs concurrently with I-5. These SR 99 concurrences are not officially designated by Caltrans, but mapmakers often show it as such. SR 99 signage had existed along that route for motorists' convenience along with I-80, but was removed in 2000 on I-5, 2016 on I-80, and replaced by "TO SR 99" signs instead.
North Sacramento to Red Bluff
SR 99 then splits from I-5 in northern Sacramento, and then heads along the eastern side of the Sacramento Valley through Yuba City, and Chico to its northern terminus at SR 36 near Red Bluff. SR 99 remains a four-lane freeway as the route leaves Sacramento County, but shortly reverts to a four-lane divided expressway as the highway crosses into Sutter County. As SR 99 reaches the junction of SR 70, the route turns northwest by north and becomes an undivided expressway with the exceptions of crossing the Feather River near Nicolaus and the interchange with SR 113, where the route then turns straight north to Yuba City.
As SR 99 crosses SR 20 at a signaled intersection, the highway becomes a four-lane freeway for 3 miles (4.8 km) before reverting to a two-lane road, passing the smaller towns of Live Oak, Fagan, and Gridley. SR 99 briefly is a local four-lane road through Gridley before continuing as a two-lane highway. SR 99 passes by the western side of the Thermalito Afterbay. SR 162 joins SR 99 for 2 miles (3.2 km) before splitting off east towards the northern end of the Thermalito Afterbay. SR 99 then transitions from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided expressway just before the interchange at SR 149 turning northwest and eventually a freeway entering the Chico city limits. As SR 99 leaves Chico, the highway reverts to a 2-lane road before crossing into Tehama County and passing through rural areas and the town of Los Molinos. The route then curves to the west and terminates at the junction with SR 36, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from I-5 in Red Bluff. This part of the highway is not planned to be I-7/I-9.
From initial construction to U.S. Route 99
The first state highway bond issue, approved by the state's voters in 1910, included a north–south highway through the central part of the state consisting of Route 3 through the Sacramento Valley from the Oregon state line south to Sacramento, replacing the Siskiyou Trail, and Route 4 through the San Joaquin Valley from Sacramento to Los Angeles. In addition, a second route followed the west side of the Sacramento Valley, using Route 7 from Red Bluff south to Davis and the short Route 8 east along the proposed Yolo Causeway to Sacramento. North of Bakersfield these closely paralleled some of the main lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad, including the Fresno Line, East and West Valley lines, Shasta Line and Siskiyou Line.
By 1920 paving of both routes from Red Bluff to Los Angeles was completed or in progress, including the only mountain crossing south of Red Bluff, the Ridge Route just north of Los Angeles. To the north of Red Bluff, the road was being graded but not paved over the Siskiyou Mountains into Oregon. Paving was finally completed in mid-1933, when a new alignment (now SR 263) opened through the Shasta River Canyon.
The route from Davis to Oregon via Routes 7 and 3 came to be known as part of the Pacific Highway, an auto trail organized in 1910 to connect Canada and Mexico. The split in the Sacramento Valley was known as the East and West Side highways (the latter also carrying the Pacific Highway). South of Sacramento Route 4 was the Valley Route, but the San Joaquin Valley Tourist and Travel Association held a contest to rename it, selecting Golden State Highway as the winning entry in July 1927. To this day, "Golden State Highway" is SR 99's default name in areas not given other names by the Legislature, and the name continues from its end at Wheeler Ridge on I-5 as the Golden State Freeway from there to downtown Los Angeles.
This north–south central highway became part of US 99 in 1926, as part of the new United States Numbered Highway System developed by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), though signs were not posted in California until 1928. US 99 also continued southeast from Los Angeles along a paved state highway, Route 9 and 26, to US 80 in El Centro. The paved county road south from El Centro to the Mexican border became a state highway in mid-1931, and part of US 99 in mid-1932.
In mid-1929, AASHO approved a split designation between Sacramento and Red Bluff, with US 99W replacing the original western route via Davis, and US 99E following the East Side Highway (Route 3) via Roseville. A short-lived split also existed between Manteca and Stockton in the early 1930s, with US 99E becoming the main route and US 99W becoming an extended SR 120 where not concurrent with US 50.
A third highway heading north from Sacramento was constructed by the Natomas Company in the 1910s for 13 miles (21 km) along the Sacramento River levee to provide access to land reclaimed and sold by the company. Sacramento and Sutter counties continued the road alongside the Sacramento River and Feather River to Nicolaus, where an existing county road crossed the river on a drawbridge and ran north to the East Side Highway at Yuba City. This continuous roadway between Sacramento and Yuba City was dedicated in October 1924 as the Garden Highway.
Parts of the present SR 99 alignment between Sacramento and Yuba City were added to the state highway system in 1933, when the legislature added Route 87 (Sign Route 24, later US 40 Alternate) from Woodland north past Yuba City to northwest of Oroville, and in 1949, with the creation of Route 232 (later Sign Route 24) between Sacramento and Marysville. The final piece became Route 245 (no signed number) in 1959, connecting Route 232 near Catlett with Route 87 near Tudor, and following the old Garden Highway across the Feather River to a point east of Tudor. Despite this combined route connecting the same cities as the Garden Highway, the only other piece of the old county road taken for the state highway was a short segment just north of Sacramento, carrying Route 232 between Jibboom Street and El Centro Road.
As a state route
When the Interstate Highway System was being planned in the 1950s, there were two proposals as to which way to route a freeway through the San Joaquin Valley. One was to upgrade US 99 to Interstate standards. The other proposed alternative was the West Side Freeway, which would bypass all the Central Valley communities and thus provide a faster and more direct north–south route through the state. The latter route was eventually chosen and ultimately became Interstate 5.
The implementation of the Interstate Highway System and the mid-1964 state highway renumbering ultimately sealed the fate of the U.S. Highway designation on US 99. The Interstates eventually replaced portions of US 99, causing it to be truncated at both of its ends. Since the remnant did not cross state lines, it was not allowed to keep its U.S. Highway status.
US 99 was truncated to Los Angeles, with the old route south to Mexico becoming mainly I-10 and SR 86. At the same time Route 99 was defined legislatively to run from I-5 near Wheeler Ridge to Red Bluff, but it was only marked as SR 99 between Sacramento and Yuba City, since the remainder was still US 99 or US 99E. The southern end of US 99 was moved further north to Sacramento in late 1966 and SR 99 was extended to Wheeler Ridge; the rest of former US 99 to Los Angeles was either I-5 or the locally maintained San Fernando Road. Several years later US 99 and its branches were removed altogether from California, making SR 99 signage match the legislative definition; all of US 99W, and US 99 north of Red Bluff, remained as other routes (I-80, SR 113, and I-5), while US 99E between Roseville and Marysville became SR 65. By 1968, all US 99 signs were removed or replaced with SR 99 signs following the completion of I-5.
During the 20th century, Caltrans gradually widened Route 99 into a four-lane expressway for the entire segment from Wheeler Ridge to Sacramento. The agency did not immediately upgrade Route 99 to a freeway, since the West Side Freeway had already been selected as the preferred alternative. As traffic levels along the Route 99 corridor continued to increase, the at-grade intersections on the expressway became extremely dangerous. Drivers on cross-streets who needed to cross the expressway often had to wait for many minutes at those intersections to find suitable gaps in which to dart across heavy through traffic on Route 99 moving at near-freeway speeds. If drivers became impatient or mistimed the speed of through traffic, the result was often a dangerous side collision. Therefore, Caltrans upgraded or replaced those intersections one-by-one with freeway interchanges, and often added frontage roads for access to adjacent parcels. This work proceeded very slowly over several decades, as Caltrans needed to balance the rising level of danger at the rural intersections on Route 99 with other urgent construction priorities in California's rapidly growing metropolitan areas.
By 2012, there was only one remaining expressway segment with at-grade intersections on Route 99 between Sacramento and Wheeler Ridge, in Merced County between the cities of Chowchilla and Atwater. On December 11, 2012, Caltrans commenced construction on a project to upgrade that segment to a six-lane freeway with full access control. On January 15, 2016, Caltrans officially opened the Plainsburg Road interchange, which completed the conversion of Route 99 south of Sacramento to a freeway built to near-interstate standards.
Caltrans' long-range plans recommend that SR 99 be upgraded to Interstate Highway standards between its southern end and Sacramento, which would require upgrading some substandard sections. Caltrans indicates the route would be designated as either I-7 or I-9, in accordance with the Interstate Highway System's numbering standards (being just east of and parallel to I-5). As route number duplication is not allowed in California, this will necessitate the renumbering of either SR 7 or SR 9.
Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the 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 ( ). 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.
|||L0.75||—||I-5 south – Los Angeles||Southern terminus; no access to I-5 north; former US 99 south; I-5 exit 221 northbound|
I-5 Truck south
|Southbound exit only; truck lanes to I-5 south|
|Mettler||2.73||3||SR 166 west – Maricopa, Santa Maria|
|4.02||4||Mettler||Southbound exit and entrance|
|||5.34||5||David Road, Copus Road|
|||10.93||11||Union Avenue (SR 99 Bus. north) – Greenfield||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 99 north|
|||13.41||13||SR 223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard) – Arvin|
|Bakersfield||17.50||18||SR 119 west (Taft Highway) – Taft, Lamont||Former US 399|
|24||SR 58 east – Tehachapi, Mojave||Southern end of SR 58 overlap|
|24.60||25||California Avenue – Civic Center|
|25.65||26A||SR 58 west (Rosedale Highway) / SR 178 east (24th Street) – Buttonwillow, Lake Isabella||Northern end of SR 58 overlap; signed as exit 26 southbound; northbound entrance is via Buck Owens Boulevard|
|25.90||26B||Buck Owens Boulevard||Northbound exit and entrance|
|26.78||27||Airport Drive – Oildale||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; serves Meadows Field Airport|
SR 204 south (Golden State Avenue / SR 99 Bus. south) to SR 178 east
|Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 99 south / US 466 east|
|R28.56||29||Norris Road – Oildale||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|R29.88||30||SR 65 north – Porterville, Sequoia National Park||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|R30.53||31||7th Standard Road, Merle Haggard Drive|
|Famoso||44.31||44||SR 46 west (Paso Robles Highway) – Wasco, Paso Robles||Former US 466 west|
|McFarland||49.30||49||Sherwood Avenue||No northbound entrance|
|50||Perkins Avenue, Elmo Highway|
|54.48||54||Woollomes Avenue (SR 99 Bus. north)|
|55.52||55||First Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|55.52||56A||SR 155 east – Alta Sierra, Glennville||Signed as exit 56 northbound|
|56.10||56B||Central Delano (11th Avenue)||Northbound exit is via exit 56|
|56.54||57||Cecil Avenue||Southbound entrance is via exit 56B|
|57.58||58||County Line Road (SR 99 Bus. south / CR J44)|
|||2.02||60||Avenue 16||Southbound exit and entrance|
|||3.06||61||Avenue 24||No southbound entrance|
|Earlimart||6.15||64||Avenue 48 – Earlimart|
|7.17||65A||Avenue 56 (CR J22) – Ducor, Alpaugh||Signed as exit 65 northbound; former Legislative Route 135|
|7.24||65B||Alpaugh (Front Street)||Southbound exit only; former US 99 south|
|||9.71||67||Avenue 72, Avenue 76||Signed as Avenue 72 southbound|
|||10.20||68||Avenue 80, Avenue 76||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|Pixley||12.30||70A||Avenue 96 (CR J24) – Pixley, Terra Bella|
|12.80||70B||Court Street||No southbound entrance; northbound entrance is via exit 71|
|12.90||70C||Pixley (Main Street)||Southbound exit only|
|13.33||71||Road 124||Northbound exit and entrance|
|Tipton||18.43||76||SR 190 east – Tipton, Porterville, Springville|
|19.46||77||Avenue 152 (CR J26) – Tipton|
|||22.30||Raine Rest Area|
|25.43||83||Avenue 200 (SR 99 Bus. north)|
|26.05||—||K Street (SR 99 Bus. north)||Closed; former northbound left exit|
|29.57||87||SR 137 (Tulare Avenue)|
|30.58||88||Hillman Street, Prosperity Avenue, Blackstone Street|
|31.85||89||M Street, Cartmill Avenue|
|||90||Oaks Street||Closed; former northbound exit and entrance|
|||33.22||91||J Street (SR 99 Bus. south)||No northbound exit; former US 99 south|
|||33.94||92||Avenue 260, Avenue 264|
|Visalia||36.41||94||Avenue 280, Caldwell Avenue (CR J30)|
|R38.75||97||SR 198 (Sequoia Freeway) – Visalia, Sequoia National Park, Hanford, Lemoore||Signed as exits 96 (east) and 97 (west) northbound; SR 198 exit 101|
|Goshen||39.93||98A||Avenue 304 – Goshen|
|40.79||98||Betty Drive (CR J32)||Formerly signed as exit 98B|
|Traver||||106A||Traver||Northbound exit only|
|48.71||106B||Merritt Drive (CR J36) – Traver||Signed as exit 106 southbound|
|||51.81||109||Avenue 384 (CR J38) – Woodlake||Warlow Rest Area|
|Kingsburg||R53.82||111||Road 12, 18th Avenue|
|R0.95||112||SR 201 east (Sierra Street) – Kingsburg|
|R2.06||114||Bethel Avenue, Kamm Avenue|
|Selma||R3.74||115||Mountain View Avenue (SR 99 Bus. north / CR J40)|
|6.43||118||SR 43 south (Highland Avenue) / Floral Avenue (SR 99 Bus. south) – Hanford, Corcoran|
|Fowler||9.16||121||Manning Avenue (SR 99 Bus. north)|
|11.10||123A||Merced Street||Signed as exit 123 northbound|
|11.84||123B||Adams Avenue (SR 99 Bus. south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|||14.51||126||American Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|127||Central Avenue, Chestnut Avenue|
|128||Cedar Avenue, North Avenue|
|18.54||130||Jensen Avenue||Former SR 41 south|
|19.29||131||SR 41 north (Yosemite Freeway) – Yosemite||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; SR 41 exit 126A southbound|
|19.29||131||SR 41 south (Yosemite Freeway) – Lemoore, Paso Robles||Northbound exit is via exit 130; SR 41 exit 126A northbound|
|20.19||132A||Ventura Street, Kings Canyon Road||Former SR 180 east, earlier SR 41|
|20.74||132B||Fresno Street – Civic Center|
|21.01||133A||Stanislaus Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former SR 180 west, earlier both directions|
|22.16||133||SR 180 (Sequoia-Kings Canyon Freeway) – Mendota, Kings Canyon||Signed as exits 133A (west) and 133B (east) southbound; SR 180 exit 57A|
|22.74||134||Belmont Avenue – Pine Flat Dam|
|23.30||135A||Olive Avenue||Signed as exit 135 southbound|
|23.85||135B||McKinley Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|24.42||136A||Golden State Boulevard||Southbound exit only; northbound entrance via exit 136B; former US 99 south|
|24.75||136B||Clinton Avenue||Signed as exit 136 northbound|
|26.22||138A||North Golden State Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 99 north|
|26.55||138B||Ashlan Avenue||Signed as exit 138 southbound|
|||Veterans Boulevard||Proposed interchange|
|30.48||142||Herndon Avenue, Grantland Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|30.99||143||Herndon Avenue (Golden State Boulevard)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 99 south|
|San Joaquin River||31.61|
|San Joaquin River Bridge|
|||R0.99||144||Avenue 7, Road 33|
|||R3.56||147||Avenue 9, Road 30½, Road 31½|
|||R7.46||151||Avenue 12, Road 29|
|Madera||9.36||152||Almond Avenue||Southbound exit and entrance|
|9.49||153A||Gateway Drive (SR 99 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 99 north|
|10.27||153B||SR 145 (Madera Avenue) – Kerman, Firebaugh, Yosemite||Signed as exit 153 southbound|
|11.01||154||Fourth Street – Central Madera|
|12.13||155||Cleveland Avenue – Millerton Lake, Yosemite|
|12.75||156||Avenue 16, Kennedy Street, Gateway Drive (SR 99 Bus. south)||Gateway Drive was former US 99 south|
|||R16.33||159||Avenue 18½, Road 23|
|Berenda||R18.68||162||Avenue 20, Avenue 20½|
|||20.87||164||Road 20, Avenue 21½|
|||22.73||166||SR 152 west – Los Banos, Gilroy||Northbound left exit; no northbound entrance|
|24.43||168||Avenue 24½||No access across SR 99|
SR 233 (Robertson Boulevard) to SR 152 west / Avenue 26 – Chowchilla
|Minturn||28.17||171||Road 15 – Le Grand|
|||29.33||Bridge over the Chowchilla River|
|||3.40||176||Plainsburg Road, Sandy Mush Road|
|||6.72||179||Le Grand Road – Le Grand|
|Merced||R11.71||185||Mission Avenue, Campus Parkway|
|13.09||186A||Childs Avenue, Motel Drive|
|13.86||186B||SR 140 east – Mariposa, Yosemite||Southern end of SR 140 overlap|
|14.08||186C||16th Street (SR 99 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|14.41||187A||G Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|14.69||187B||SR 59 south (Martin Luther King Jr. Way) – Downtown Merced, Los Banos||Southern end of SR 59 overlap, signed as exit 187 southbound|
|15.80||188||SR 59 north (V Street) / SR 140 west / R Street||Northern end of SR 59 / SR 140 overlap|
|16.54||189||16th Street (SR 99 Bus. south)||No northbound exit|
|||18.51||191||Franklin Road||Northbound exit and entrance|
|Atwater||21.61||194||Atwater Boulevard (SR 99 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|22.76||195||Applegate Road – Winton|
|23.46||196||Atwater Boulevard (SR 99 Bus. south)||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|||25.03||198||Bellevue Road, Westside Boulevard (CR J18)|
|||27.13||200||Liberty Avenue, Sultana Drive|
|R34.43||207||Shanks Road – Delhi|
|||R36.34||209||Golden State Boulevard (SR 99 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|||R0.30||Christoffersen Rest Area|
|Turlock||R1.63||211||SR 165 (Lander Avenue, CR J14) – Central Turlock, Los Banos|
|R3.45||213||West Main Street (CR J17) – Patterson, Central Turlock|
|R5.64||215||Monte Vista Avenue – Denair|
|R6.75||217||Taylor Road (SR 99 Bus. south)|
|Keyes||R7.81||218||Keyes Road (CR J16) – Keyes|
|11.30||221||Fourth Street||No southbound exit|
|R11.91||222||Whitmore Avenue – Hughson|
|Modesto||R13.26||223||Hatch Road||Signed as exits 223A (east) and 223B (west) northbound|
|R13.90||224||South 9th Street (SR 99 Bus. north)||Southbound exit is part of exit 223; former US 99 north|
|R14.47||225A||Crows Landing Road|
|R15.10||225B||Tuolumne Boulevard, B Street|
|R15.75||226A||Central Modesto||Signed as exit 226 northbound|
|R16.12||226B||SR 108 / SR 132 (Maze Boulevard) – Vernalis||Northbound exit is via exit 226|
|M18.52||229||Carpenter Road (SR 99 Bus. south) / Briggsmore Avenue|
|R20.22||230||Beckwith Road, Standiford Avenue|
|Salida||R22.56||233||SR 219 (Kiernan Avenue) / Broadway – Salida, Riverbank|
|Stanislaus River Bridge|
|1.71||237A||Milgeo Avenue||Northbound exit and entrance|
|2.37||237B||Jack Tone Road (CR J5)||Signed as exit 237 southbound|
|||—||Moffat Boulevard||Closed; former northbound left exit|
SR 120 west to I-5 – Manteca, San Francisco
|Southern end of SR 120 overlap; SR 120 exit 6 eastbound|
|6.65||242||SR 120 east (Yosemite Avenue) – Sonora||Northern end of SR 120 overlap|
|8.83||244A||Manteca (N. Main Street)||Closed; former southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|9.18||244B||Lathrop Road, N. Main Street|
|11.47||246||French Camp Road (CR J9)|
|Stockton||14.61||250||Arch Road – Stockton Metropolitan Airport|
|15.68||251||Clark Drive||Closed; former northbound exit and entrance|
|16.70||252A||Mariposa Road (SR 99 Bus. north / SR 4 Bus. west / CR J7)||Former US 99 north|
|17.22||252B||SR 4 east (Golden Gate Avenue) – Angels Camp||Southern end of SR 4 overlap; replaced exit located at Farmington Road|
|18.02||253||Main Street||Northbound signage; closed|
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard||Southbound signage; closed; former SR 26 west; formerly signed as Charter Way; now accessible via exit 252B|
SR 4 west to I-5 – Downtown Stockton, San Francisco
|Northern end of SR 4 overlap; SR 4 exit 68B eastbound|
|19.29||254B||SR 26 east (Fremont Street) – Linden|
|20.34||255||SR 88 east (Waterloo Road) – Jackson|
|21.67||257A||Wilson Way (SR 99 Bus. south) – Central Stockton||Southbound exit and northbound left entrance; former US 50 west / US 99 south|
|22.92||258||Hammer Lane (CR J8)|
|25.42||260||Eight Mile Road|
|29.00||264A||Lodi (SR 99 Bus. north)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 50 east / US 99 north|
|29.50||264B||SR 12 west (Kettleman Lane) – Fairfield||Southern end of SR 12 overlap; signed as exit 264 southbound|
|30.97||266||SR 12 east – Central Lodi, San Andreas||Northern end of SR 12 overlap|
|31.58||267A||Turner Road (SR 99 Bus. south)||Former US 50 west / US 99 south|
|||34.58||270||Peltier Road (CR J12)|
|||37.83||273||Liberty Road, Frontage Road|
|South Fork Dry Creek||38.78|
|Galt||0.33||274A||Crystal Way, Boessow Road||Northbound exit and entrance|
|Fairway Drive||Southbound exit and entrance|
|1.57||275A||Elm Avenue, Simmerhorn Road (CR J10)|
|1.88||275B||Pringle Avenue||Southbound exit and entrance|
|Ayers Lane||Northbound exit and entrance|
|2.70||276||Walnut Avenue||No access across SR 99|
|3.53||277||SR 104 east (Twin Cities Road, CR E13) – Jackson|
|||4.39||278||Mingo Road||Northbound exit and entrance|
|||West Stockton Boulevard||Southbound exit and entrance|
|Elk Grove||8.96||283||Eschinger Road||Southbound exit and entrance|
|10.07||284||Grant Line Road (CR E2), Kammerer Road|
|12.76||286||Elk Grove Boulevard (CR E12)|
|13.84||287||Laguna Boulevard, Bond Road|
|Sacramento||||—||Jacinto Road||Closed; former southbound exit and entrance|
|15.90||289||Cosumnes River Boulevard, Calvine Road|
|291||Stockton Boulevard, Bruceville Road, Mack Road||Signed as exits 291A (Mack Road east, Bruceville Road) and 291B (Mack Road west) southbound; Stockton Boulevard was former US 50 east / US 99 north|
|19.61||293||Florin Road||Signed as exits 293A (east) and 293B (west)|
|20.86||294||47th Avenue||Signed as exits 294A (east) and 294B (west)|
|21.57||295||Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|21.94||296||Fruitridge Road||Northbound exit to Fruitridge Road east is via exit 295|
|24.19||298B||Broadway (CR J8)||Southbound entrance only; former US 50 / US 99|
|—||US 50 east (Lincoln Highway) / I-80 BL east (Capital City Freeway east) – Reno, South Lake Tahoe||North end of state maintenance; left exit southbound, left entrances for US 50; left entrance southbound, left exits for I-80 BL; eastern terminus of unsigned I-305; south end of US 50/I-80 BL/I-305 overlap; northbound access to I-80 BL east and southbound access from US 50 west via unsigned SR 51; I-80 BL is former I-80; US 50 west exit 6B; SR 51 exit 6A|
|1.37[a]||5[b]||16th Street||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 99W / SR 160|
|15th Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 99W / SR 160|
|0.61[a]||4B[b]||10th Street – Downtown Sacramento||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
US 50 west (I-80 BL/I-305 west) to I-80 – San Francisco
|North end of US 50/I-80 BL/I-305 overlap; northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; US 50/I-80 BL exit 4A|
|—||I-5 south – Los Angeles||Northbound left exit and southbound left entrance; I-5 exit 518|
|22.57[c]||—||X Street, Broadway||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
US 50 west (I-80 BL/I-305 west) to I-80 – San Francisco
|Southbound exit only; US 50/I-80 BL exit 4A|
|—||I-5 south – Los Angeles||South end of I-5 overlap; southbound left exit and northbound left entrance; I-5 exit 518|
|23.18[c]||519A[d]||Q Street||Entrances are via P Street; serves Golden 1 Center|
|23.80[c]||519B[d]||J Street – Downtown Sacramento||Entrances are via I Street; serves Golden 1 Center|
|25.34[c]||521A[d]||Garden Highway||Signed as exit 521 southbound|
|25.97[c]||521B[d]||West El Camino Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|26.72[c]||522[d]||I-80 – San Francisco, Reno||Former I-880; I-80 exit 86|
|29.02[c]||525A[d]||Del Paso Road|
|306||I-5 north – Woodland, Redding, Sacramento||South end of state maintenance; left exit northbound, left entrance southbound; SR 99 north follows I-5 exit 525B|
|33.36||307||Elkhorn Boulevard (CR E14) – Rio Linda|
|||Northern end of freeway|
|||5.81||316||Howsley Road – Pleasant Grove||Interchange|
|||R8.07||319||SR 70 north – Marysville, Oroville||Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; former US 40 Alt.|
|||11.98||Nicolaus||Interchange via connector roads|
|||20.99||SR 113 south – Woodland||Interchange|
|Yuba City||T30.63||SR 20 (Colusa Avenue) – Colusa, Marysville||At-grade intersection|
|Southern end of freeway|
|||Northern end of freeway|
|Butte||||11.16||SR 162 west – Butte City, Willows||Southern end of SR 162 overlap|
|||13.16||SR 162 east – Oroville||Northern end of SR 162 overlap|
SR 149 south to SR 70 – Oroville, Marysville
|Interchage; left exit southbound, left entrance northbound|
|Chico||R30.60||Southern end of freeway|
|383||Park Avenue, Skyway (SR 99 Bus. north)|
|R31.50||384||E. 20th Street|
|R32.45||385||SR 32 – Orland, Chester|
|R33.28||386||E. First Avenue|
|R34.25||387A||Cohasset Road, Mangrove Avenue|
|R36.31||389||Eaton Road||Construction of roundabout at northbound exit and entrance mid August 2021 for 6 months.|
|Northern end of freeway|
|||||Esplanade (SR 99 Bus. south)|
CR A9 (South Avenue) to I-5 – Corning, Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
|||24.94||SR 36 – Lassen National Park, Susanville||Northern terminus of SR 99; highway continues as SR 36 west (former US 99E north)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along unsigned I-305 (as indicated on the Caltrans I-80 BL exit list) rather than SR 99.
- Exit number follows US 50/I-80 BL rather than SR 99.
- Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along I-5 rather than SR 99.
- Exit number follows I-5 rather than SR 99.
State Route 99 Business (SR 99 Bus.) in the city of Bakersfield follows Union Avenue and Golden State Avenue. Traveling north on SR 99, the business route begins at exit 11 (Union Avenue), and follows the original routing of US 99. Union Avenue is a rural, four-lane road for about seven miles (11 km) until it enters Greenfield at Panama Road. From there, it continues north, passing by the Bakersfield Municipal Airport and the Kern County Fairgrounds. Union Avenue widens to six lanes at Ming Avenue, just a few miles before its intersection with SR 58. At the SR 58 junction, the designation SR 204 is added to the route. SR 99 Bus./SR 204 continues north on Union Avenue until the Union Avenue Y-intersection, where the designation heads northwest on Golden State Avenue. The route passes under SR 178 and over Chester Avenue at Garces Memorial Circle. At F Street, SR 99 Bus./SR 204 becomes a short four-lane freeway that terminates at SR 99 just before the Olive Drive exit.
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The following...were approved...on June 22, 1932: CALIFORNIA—U. S. 99 in California is extended from El Centro, its present southern terminus, to the Mexican Border.
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- "An act...relating to...the addition of certain highways to the State system.", in effect August 21, 1933, chapter 767, p. 2029: includes "State Highway Route 7 near Woodland to State Highway near Yuba City."
- "An act...relating to state highway routes.", in effect October 1, 1949, chapter 1467, p. 2555: "Route 207 is from Sacramento to Marysville..."; it was renumbered Route 232 in 1951 because there already was a Route 207
- "An act...to add certain additional mileage to the State Highway System.", in effect September 18, 1959, chapter 1062, p. 3110: "Route 245 is from Route 232 near Catlett to Route 87 near Tudor."
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