California State Route 219

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State Route 219

Kiernan Avenue
SR 219 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Caltrans
Length4.742 mi[1] (7.632 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 99 in Salida
East end SR 108 near Modesto
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 218 SR 220

State Route 219 (SR 219) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that runs north of Modesto in Stanislaus County. It serves as a connector along Kiernan Avenue between State Route 99 and State Route 108.

Route description

The route begins at an interchange with SR 99 in Salida. It then heads east, out of the city, as Kiernan Avenue. The east end of SR 219 is at State Route 108 in Stanislaus County, due north of Modesto.[2] Other than Salida, the route runs through rural farmland and does not connect between any population centers.

SR 219 is not part of the National Highway System,[3] a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy, defense, and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration.[4]


In 2009, 2.25 miles (3.62 km) of SR 219 were expanded to 4 lanes with a center median. As of November 2010, a study was underway to determine the feasibility of reconstructing the State Route 99/State Route 219 interchange to handle projected future demand.[5]

In January 2015 the old Kiernan Avenue overpass for the SR 99 interchange was demolished, to make way for the new SR 99 interchange. Traffic was shifted over to a small portion of the new interchange that had been completed during the demolition, so that traffic would still be able to pass over SR 99.[6]

June 20, 2016, marked the completion of a $42 million, three-year project to build an interchange with SR 99 in Salida. $33.4 million was paid for by the state through a bond measure while the remainder came from fees charged by Stanislaus County to developers. The new interchange provided a wider overpass, more room for entering traffic and a new bike lane.[7]

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).[1] Segments that remain unconstructed or have been relinquished to local control may be omitted. The entire route is in Stanislaus County.

Salida0.12BroadwayContinuation beyond SR 99
0.12 SR 99Interchange; west end of SR 219; SR 99 exit 233
4.86 SR 108 (McHenry Avenue) – Riverbank, ModestoEast end of SR 219
4.86Claribel RoadContinuation beyond SR 108
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ California Road Atlas (Map). Thomas Brothers. 2008.
  3. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: Modesto, CA (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "State Route 99/State Route 219 (Kiernan Avenue) Interchange Reconstruction Project" (PDF). Caltrans. November 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "Kiernan interchange demolition forcing late-night closures of Highway 99". modbee. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  7. ^ "Event celebrates new Kiernan interchange in Salida". modbee. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  8. ^ California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  9. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, 2006

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