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California State Route 149

While traveling through Sacramento Valley earlier this month I drove the entirety of California State Route 149.


CA 149 is a short 5 mile expressway completely located within Butte County.  CA 149 starts at CA 99 near Chico and travels southeast towards CA 70 near Oroville.  CA 149 was part of Legislative Route Number 87 which was created by the State Legislature in 1933 according to CAhighways.org.

CAhighways.org on CA 149

A state maintained LRN 87 appears on the 1934 State Highway Map between Chico and Oroville.

1934 State Highway Map

During the 1964 State Highway Renumbering LRN 87 between Chico and Oroville (technically Wicks Corner) was assigned CA 149.  CA 149 does not appear to have been signed in 1964.

1963 State Highway Map

1964 State Highway Map

CA 149 first appears on the 1969 State Highway Map as a signed route.

1969 State Highway Map

CA 149 was part of what was known as the "East Valley Corridor."  The East Valley Corridor consisted of CA 99, CA 70, CA 149 and CA…

California State Route 45

Following a day trip to the Bay Area I headed northward into Sacramento Valley to drive some more off the beaten path State Routes.  One such route that caught my eye was California State Route 45.


CA 45 is a 70 mile north/south State Highway which begins at CA 113 in Knight's Landing of Yolo County.  CA 45 follows the western bank of the Sacramento River through Colusa County to CA 32 in Hamilton of Glenn County.  CA 45 being an extremely rural corridor is largely unchanged from when it was first signed in 1934.

The route of CA 45 was defined as Legislative Route Number 88 which was adopted in 1933 according to CAhighways.org.

CAhighways.org on LRN 88

LRN 88 was originally adopted in two segments:

-  Knights Landing north to Sycamore just south of Colusa.
-  Glenn north to Hamilton.

CA 45 was originally signed in the segments of LRN 88 described above.  Despite the gap in CA 45/LRN 88 there is a strong likelihood that the California Division of Highways signed the route anyways be…