California 145 begins at Interstate 5 Exit 337 and California 33 north of Coalinga. From there, the state highway travels northeast to Five Points, merges with California 269, then turns due north to Kerman and Madera. At Madera, California 145 turns due east to connect with California 41 north of Fresno. Most of the route is rural with two lanes, excluding urban segments.
|California 145 north|
||Northbound California 145 meets California 269 in Five Points. California 269 travels south from here to Avenal in Kings County,. Photo taken by Trevor Carrier, 2002.|
||This mileage sign is found on California 145 upon leaving Madera. Millerton Lake is the next town, 23 miles north of Madera. Photo taken by Trevor Carrier, 2002.|