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State Route 299
Defined by S&HC § 599, maintained by Caltrans
Length: 305.777 mi[1] (492.100 km)
West end: US 101 in Arcata
Major
junctions:
SR 3 at Weaverville
I-5 in Redding
US 395 in Alturas
East end: SR 8A towards Vya, NV
State highways in California (list - pre-1964)
< SR 284 SR 330 >
History - Unconstructed - Deleted - Freeway - Scenic

State Route 299 is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that runs across the northern part of the state. It runs from Arcata on the Pacific Ocean to the border with Nevada. Between Arcata and Redding, Route 299 junctions with State Route 96 and is briefly co-signed with State Route 3. In Redding, it intersects with State Route 273 and State Route 44 and a short section is co-signed with Interstate 5. East of Redding, it intersects with State Route 89 and a section is co-signed with State Route 139 before reaching Alturas. It is then co-signed with U.S. Route 395 north-east of Alturas, then it runs east towards the border with Nevada. A ghost town, Vya, Nevada, can be reached via this route, which after the border becomes a dirt road, which was formerly Nevada State Route 8A.

Part of SR 299 is the Trinity Scenic Byway, a Forest Service Byway.

This route is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System[2] and is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System[3].

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Route description

History

State Route 299, from the intersection with US 101 all the way to US 395 in Alturas, was U.S. Route 299 from 1934 to 1964, but the actual road has been realigned many times, mainly to make easier grades and curves through the mountains. In many places, especially in Trinity County, the old concrete can be seen beside the new road, and there is even an arch bridge from 1923 visible from the current 299, that seemingly connects nothing to nothing nowadays.


Major intersections

Note: Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured in 1964, based on the alignment as it existed at that time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
County Location Postmile
[1][4][5]
#[6] Destinations Notes
Humboldt
HUM 0.00-43.04
Arcata 0.00 US 101Arcata, Eureka, Crescent City Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.72 1 Guintoli Lane, West End Road
R1.80 2 SR 200 (North Bank Road)
3A Glendale Drive Eastbound exit only
R2.92 3B Essex Lane
R4.04 4 Glendale Drive
R5.45 5 Glendale Drive – Blue Lake
East end of freeway
19.05 Bair Road
Willow Creek 38.83 SR 96Hoopa
Trinity
TRI 0.00-72.25
Weaverville 51.57 SR 3 north – Trinity Center, Yreka, Trinity Lake West end of SR 3 overlap
Douglas City R58.11 SR 3 south – Hayfork East end of SR 3 overlap
67.43 Trinity Dam Boulevard – Lewiston, Lewiston Lake, Trinity Lake
Shasta
SHA 0.00-99.36
8.65 Trinity Mountain Road – French Gulch
Iron Mountain Road – Keswick
Redding 22.23 California 273.svg Buenaventura Boulevard to SR 273 south – Anderson
23.81 Court Street
24.09
273 16.83
SR 44 east / SR 273 south (Market Street) to I-5 south West end of SR 273 overlap
273 18.62
24.09
SR 273 north (Market Street) to I-5 north / CR A18 (Lake Boulevard) – Portland East end of SR 273 overlap
24.82 I-5Portland, Sacramento Interchange
West end of freeway
25.54 141 Churn Creek Road, Hawley Road
27.24 143 Old Oregon Trail – Shasta College
East end of freeway
Bella Vista 34.46 Deschutes Road – Palo Cedro, Anderson
Burney 73.13 Tamarack Road
80.09 SR 89Burney Falls Park, Lassen Park
Fall River Mills 91.08 CR A20 (Glenburn Road) – Glenburn
McArthur 95.24 CR A19 (McArthur Road) – Glenburn, McCloud
96.78 Pittville Road – Pittville
Lassen
LAS 0.00-25.64
Bieber 15.10 CR A2 (Susanville Road) / Bieber Lookout Road – Susanville, Lookout, Tulelake
Modoc
MOD 0.00-66.63
Adin 0.33 SR 139 south – Susanville West end of SR 139 overlap
Canby 21.75 SR 139 north – Tulelake, Klamath Falls East end of SR 139 overlap
Alturas 40.63
395 22.76
US 395 south (Main Street) – Susanville, Reno West end of US 395 overlap
395 28.29
40.64
US 395 north – Lakeview East end of US 395 overlap
Cedarville 57.35 Surprise Valley RoadLake City, Fort Bidwell, Eagleville
66.63 Nevada state line
66.63 SR 8A Continuation beyond the Nevada state line

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