Skip to main content

Signed County Route G14

After completing Signed County Route G13 I made my way over the Salinas River to Jolon Road which is signed as Signed County Route G14.



CR G14 is a 61.8 mile Signed County Route from US 101 in King City of Monterey County south to US 101 in Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County.  CR G14 generally straddles the foothills of the Santa Lucia Range for the entirety of the route.  From US 101 near King City CR G14 quickly begins to approach the Santa Lucia Range.


The first significant junction southbound is San Lucas Road which connects to US 101/CA 198 to the east.






CR G14 continues on Jolon Road which rises into the Santa Lucia Range and intersects the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road at the entrance to Fort Hunter Liggett near the community of Jolon.








CR G14 follows Jolon Road southeast of Jolon to the community of Lockwood where it turns south on Interlake Road at a junction with CR G18.  CR G18 is 16.4 mile route created in 1971 which is entirely on Jolon Road eastward to US 101.



As G14 turns south on Interlake Road it obtains scenic highway markers.


G14 begins to ascend the Santa Lucia Range again and enters San Luis Obispo County as it approaches an overlook of Lake Nacimiento.  The road is generally in decent shape but some of the grades ascending above Lake Nacimiento are very large.













G14 continues south on Nacimiento Lake Drive south to Paso Robles at the junction for CR G19.  CR G19 continues north to CR G18 in Monterey County 8.5 miles to the north Nacimiento Lake Drive.  CR G19 was also created in 1971.





G14 follows Nacimiento Lake Drive to the earthen Nacimiento Dam on grades as high as 10%.  Nacimiento Dam was completed in 1957 and impounds the Nacimiento River to create Nacimiento Lake. 







G14 follows Nacimiento Lake Drive south over the Nacimiento Dam and turns east at the junction with Chimney Rock Road towards Paso Robles.




Nacimiento Lake Drive becomes 24th Street in Paso Robles and CR G14 ends at US 101 with a rare "END" placard for a Signed County Route.





Much like CR G18 and CR 19 the route of CR G14 was adopted in 1971.

CAhighways.org on CR G14

Interestingly all of Jolon Road appears on the 1935 California Division of Highways Map of Monterey County as being county maintained.  Interlake Road does appear to be on the map but doesn't seem to have been very significant at the time.

1935 Monterey County Highway Map

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Interstate 40 and the H-Bomb

Interstate 40 within California is entirely contained to San Bernandio County over a course of 155 miles from Interstate 15 in Barstow east to the Arizona State Line at the Colorado River.  Interstate 40 is aligned entirely in the Mojave Desert over the same general corridor established by US Route 66 and the National Old Trails Road.   Interstate 40 is known as the Needles Freeway and has an interesting backstory which included the prospect of the Bristol Mountains being excavated by way of nuclear blasts as part of Operation Carryall.   Part 1; the history of Interstate 40 in California The focus on this blog will be primarily centered around the construction of Interstate 40 ("I-40") within California.  That being said the corridor of automotive travel east of Barstow to the Arizona State Line was largely pioneered by the National Old Trails Road ("NOTR")   In April of 1912 the NOTR was organized with the goal of signing a trans-continental highway between Baltim

California State Route 232

This past month I drove the entirety of California State Route 232 in Ventura County. CA 232 is an approximately 4 miles State Highway aligned on Vineland Avenye which begins near Saticoy at CA 118 and traverses southwest to US Route 101 in Oxnard.  The alignment of CA 232 was first adopted into the State Highway System in 1933 as Legislative Route Number 154 according to CAhighways.org. CAhighways.org on LRN 154 As originally defined LRN 154 was aligned from LRN 9 (future CA 118) southwest to LRN 2/US 101 in El Rio.  This configuration of LRN 154 between CA 118/LRN 9 and US 101/LRN 2 can be seen on the 1935 California Division of Highways Map of Ventura County. 1935 Ventura County Highway Map According to CAhighways.org the route of LRN 154 was extended west from US 101/LRN 2 to US 101A/LRN 60 in 1951.  Unfortunately State Highway Maps do not show this extension due to it being extremely small. During the 1964 State Highway Renumbering LRN 154 was assigned CA 232.  Of n

California State Route 128

California State Route 128 is a 121 mile State Highway which spans from California State Route 1 at the mouth Navarro River eastward to Interstate 505 near Winters.  California State Route 128 is one of California's most underrated scenic State Highways which traverses; Mendocino County, Solano County, Napa County and Yolo County.  Presently California State Route 128 has 11 unconstructed miles which would connect it from Interstate 505 east to California State Route 113 in Davis.   Part 1; the history of the original California State Route 28 and California State Route 128 What became California State Route 128 ("CA 128") was announced in the   August 1934 California Highways & Public Works  as the original CA 28.    CA 28 in it's original definition was aligned from CA 1 near Albion east to US 40 near Davis.   CA 28 as originally defined was comprised of numerous Legislative Route Numbers ("LRN") which were adopted as follows: -  LRN 1  between McDona