California State Route 26

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State Route 26

SR 26 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Caltrans
Length62.162 mi[1] (100.040 km)
This route is broken into pieces, and the length does not reflect the overlaps that would be required to make the route continuous.
Major junctions
West end SR 99 near Stockton
Major intersections
East end SR 88 near Pioneer
Location
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountiesSan Joaquin, Calaveras, Amador
Highway system
SR 25 SR 27

State Route 26 (SR 26) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California, running from State Route 99 in Stockton in San Joaquin County to State Route 88 near Pioneer in Amador County. The highway is routed to serve Mokelumne Hill and West Point in Calaveras County.

Route description

The route begins at an interchange with SR 99 in eastern Stockton. SR 26 then exits Stockton after crossing a canal and heads eastward. After crossing Jack Tone Road, the direction of the highway turns slightly more northeasterly. The road then briefly enters the city of Linden, before intersecting Escalon-Bellota Road. Following another intersection with Jenny Lind Road, the route enters the city of Rancho Calaveras. It turns slightly more northeastward as it passes through the area. The highway passes by the New Hogan Lake before entering Valley Springs. Here, the route makes an abrupt right turn onto SR 12. The route run concurrent and turn back northeastward as they exit Valley Springs. Shortly after exiting the city limit, SR 26 veers away from SR 12 and heads north. East of Paloma, the roadway meets Paloma Road and again turns northeastward. At Mokelumne Hill, the route intersects SR 49, taking a slightly more winded path. SR 26 enters and exits the city of West Point before making an extremely long hairpin turn. Heading westward, the route enters Amador County to its terminus at SR 88.[2]

SR 26 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System,[3] and in the Stockton city limits 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] The segment between the community of Mokelumne Hill and West Point is named the Stephen P. Teale Highway, after the state senator. The bridge crossing the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River, near West Point, is named the Tom Taylor Bridge, after a Calaveras County Supervisor.[6]

History

CA 26 was formerly known as California State Route 8 in 1934–1964. It bears no relation to the pre-1964 highway in Southern California that today is Interstate 10.

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 numbers reset at county lines; the start and end postmiles in each county are given in the county column.

CountyLocationPostmile
[1][7][8]
DestinationsNotes
San Joaquin
SJ 1.11-20.51
1.11Fremont StreetContinuation beyond SR 99
1.11 SR 99 – Sacramento, FresnoInterchange; west end of SR 26; SR 99 exit 254B
6.85 CR J5 (Jack Tone Road) – Lockeford, Collegeville
Bellota15.06 CR J6 (Escalon-Bellota Road) – Farmington, Escalon, Modesto
Calaveras
CAL 0.00-38.33
R4.38 CR J14 (Jenny Lind Road)
Valley Springs10.44
9.93[N 1]

SR 12 west / Laurel Street – Lodi, Campo Seco, Pardee Dam, Lake Amador
West end of SR 12 overlap
13.87[N 1]
14.46

SR 12 east / Toyon Circle – San Andreas
East end of SR 12 overlap
Mokelumne Hill18.07 SR 49 – San Andreas, Jackson
Amador
AMA 0.00-4.64
4.64 SR 88 – Pine Grove, Volcano, Silver LakeEast end of SR 26
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ a b Indicates that the postmile represents the distance along SR 12 rather than SR 26.

References

  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. ^ Google (May 10, 2011). "SR 26" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Division 1". California Streets and Highways Code. Sacramento: California Office of Legislative Counsel. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (March 25, 2015). National Highway System: Stockton, CA (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 19, 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. ^ California Department of Transportation; California State Transportation Agency (January 2021). 2020 Named Freeways, Highways, Structures and Other Appurtenances in California (PDF). Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. pp. 29, 349. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 20, 2022. {{cite book}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; October 10, 2022 suggested (help)
  7. ^ California Department of Transportation (April 2008). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  8. ^ California Department of Transportation, All Traffic Volumes on CSHS, 2007

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