California State Route 228 was a planned highway which was defined during the 1964 State Highway Renumbering as a bypass of Brawley. California State Route 228 was planned as a two-mile north/south State Highway which would have followed Malan Canal and Sandal Canal west of Brawley. California State Route 228 was deleted in 1998 with no actual mileage ever having been constructed. Above California State Route 228 can be seen on the 1964 Division of Highways Map with a determined adopted routing.
The history of planned California State Route 228
Prior to the 1964 State Highway Renumbering the city of Brawley was served by US Route 99 which overlayed on Legislative Route Number 26 (LRN 26). US Route 99 southbound followed LRN 26 over the New River and entered Brawley via Main Street. From Main Street the alignment of US Route 99/LRN 26 followed 1st Street and Brawley Avenue southward towards El Centro. By the 1960s the jog in US Route 99/LRN 26 into downtown Brawley brought significant traffic volumes of pass-through traffic. US Route 99/LRN 26 can be seen passing through Brawley on the 1963 Division of Highways Map.