California State Route 165

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State Route 165

SR 165 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Caltrans
Length38.27 mi[1] (61.59 km)
Major junctions
South end I-5 near Los Banos
Major intersections SR 33 / SR 152 in Los Banos
SR 140 near Stevinson
CR J18 near Hilmar
North end SR 99 / CR J14 in Turlock
CountryUnited States
CountiesMerced, Stanislaus
Highway system
SR 164 SR 166

State Route 165 (SR 165) is a rural north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California. It runs in the San Joaquin Valley from Interstate 5 south of Los Banos to State Route 99 in Turlock.

Route description

SR 165 in Turlock

State Route 165 begins at the junction of Interstate 5 south of Los Banos and heads north on a rural two-lane highway known as Mercey Springs Road. The highway crosses the California Aqueduct north of Interstate 5 and enters Los Banos several miles later. It meets up with SR 152 and SR 33, known locally as Pacheco Boulevard. After leaving Los Banos, the highway then runs right through the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge and skirts the Great Valley Grasslands State Park to the west while crossing the San Joaquin River. At this point, the highway is known as Lander Avenue and meets up with SR 140 near Stevinson. It crosses the Merced River en route to Hilmar, then crosses into Stanislaus County for a short while, ending at SR 99 in Turlock.[2][3]

SR 165 in Los Banos is part of the National Highway System,[4] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[5]

Major intersections

Except where prefixed with a letter, postmiles were measured on the road as it was in 1964, based on the alignment that existed at the time, and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. R reflects a realignment in the route since then, M indicates a second realignment, L refers to an overlap due to a correction or change, and T indicates postmiles classified as temporary (for a full list of prefixes, see California postmile § Official postmile definitions).[6] Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.

MER L0.00-36.72
L0.00 I-5 (West Side Freeway) – Sacramento, Los AngelesInterchange; south end of SR 165; I-5 exit 391
Los Banos8.79

SR 152 / SR 33 (Pacheco Boulevard) to I-5 north – Gilroy, Fresno
26.87 SR 140 – Merced, Gustine
CR J18 east (West Side Boulevard)
South end of CR J18 overlap
CR J18 west (River Road)
North end of CR J18 overlap
Hilmar33.37Bloss Avenue – Livingston, Merced
36.45Bradbury Road
STA 0.00-1.55
Turlock1.55 SR 99 – Sacramento, Los AngelesInterchange; north end of SR 165; SR 99 exit 211
1.55 CR J14 (Lander Avenue)Continuation beyond SR 99
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b California Department of Transportation (April 2008). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ Merced, Atwater & Los Banos - Merced County (Map). Compass Maps.
  3. ^ ACME Mapper 2.0 (Map). Tele Atlas. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: California (South) (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 20, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  6. ^ a b California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  7. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007

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