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State Route 180
Sequoia-Kings Canyon Freeway, Kings Canyon Road
Defined by S&HC § 480, maintained by Caltrans
Length: 112.31 mi[1] (180.75 km)
(via old route in Fresno)
Formed: 1934 [2]
West end: SR 33 in Mendota
SR 99 in Fresno
SR 63 near Orange Cove
East end: Kings Canyon
State highways in California (list - pre-1964)
< SR 178 SR 182 >
History - Unconstructed - Deleted - Freeway - Scenic

State Route 180 is a state highway in California, United States, which runs through the heart of the San Joaquin Valley from Mendota through Fresno to Kings Canyon National Park. A short piece near the eastern end, through the Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park, is not state-maintained. The part east of unbuilt State Route 65 near Minkler is eligible for the State Scenic Highway System; the road east of Dunlap is the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, a Forest Service Byway.


Route description

The western terminus of SR 180 is at State Route 33 in Mendota. An unconstructed portion of SR 180 is defined from SR 33 west across Interstate 5 to State Route 25; there are current plans to build the route to I-5 to provide better access to communities along the route.[3] Panoche Road, Little Panoche Road, Shields Avenue, Fairfax Avenue and Belmont Avenue provides a locally-maintained route along the proposed corridor from SR 25 to SR 33, and is signed as County Route J1. Until 1984, the route extended as far west as U.S. Route 101 near Gilroy, using present-day Route 25.[2]

In Fresno, SR 180 is the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Freeway, named for its destinations to the east in the Sierra Nevada - Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. It has full interchanges with three other freeways - State Route 99, State Route 41 and State Route 168. The SR 180 freeway presently runs from Brawley Avenue west of SR 99 to Temperance Avenue east of SR 168; those local streets are temporarily designated SR 180 south to the old surface alignment. The freeway is officially State Route 180S (supplemental) until the rest of it is completed, rejoining the old route on both ends.[4][5] The majority of SR 180, from SR 25 to the Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park, is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, but only the piece in Fresno has actually been constructed to freeway standards.

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 start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.
County Location Postmile
#[9] Destinations Notes
FRE 23.50-109.53
Mendota 23.50 SR 33 (Derrick Avenue) – Firebaugh, Los Banos
24.59 I-5 (CA).svg Belmont Avenue to I-5 north
26.12 I-5 (CA).svg San Benito Avenue, Panoche Road to I-5 south – Tranquillity, San Joaquin
34.59 James Road – Tranquillity, San Joaquin
Kerman 42.64 SR 145 (Madera Avenue) – Madera, Coalinga
47.65 Dickenson Avenue – San Joaquin, Coalinga
Brawley Avenue
West end of freeway
Fresno 56 Marks Avenue
R56.52 57A SR 99Bakersfield, Sacramento
R57.24 57B Fulton Street, Van Ness Avenue
R57.84 58 Abby Street, Blackstone Avenue
R58.70 59 SR 41 (Yosemite Freeway) – Lemoore, Paso Robles, Yosemite Signed as exits 59A (south) and 59B (north) westbound
R59.90 60A SR 168 east (Sierra Freeway) – Clovis, Huntington Lake Signed as exit 60 westbound
R60.07 60B Cedar Avenue Westbound exit is part of exit 61
R60.90 61 Chestnut Avenue
R62.00 62 Peach Avenue Serves Fresno Yosemite International Airport
East end of freeway
R62.94 63 Clovis Avenue
Fowler Avenue Interchange completed; opened December 3, 2009
Temperance Avenue Interchange completed; opened December 3, 2009
71.61 Academy Avenue – Sanger, Kingsburg Four-lane expressway between Temperance Avenue and Academy Avenue under construction; scheduled to open in Summer 2011
77.49 Reed Avenue – Reedley
Crawford Avenue – Navelencia
87.71 SR 63 south (Hills Valley Road) – Orange Cove, Visalia
108.12 SR 245 south (Pinehurst) – Pinehurst, Porterville
TUL 109.53-112.09
110.83 East end of state maintenance at General Grant Grove west boundary
Generals HighwaySequoia National Park
112.09 West end of state maintenance at General Grant Grove north boundary
FRE 112.09-137.94
137.94 Kings Canyon National Park west boundary


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