California 180 is the major east-west corridor through Fresno County between California 33 and Sequoia National Park. Plans call for extending California 180 west to meet Interstate 5, but it is unclear when such an extension will be funded. Originally, California 180 was to cross the Sierra Nevada and meet U.S. 395 on the other side of Onion Valley via Whitney Portal near Independence, but that proposed corridor is likely to remain unconstructed due to environmental concerns.
California 180 east
Prior to entering Kerman, eastbound California 180 approaches James Road. Photo taken 12/01/02.
California 180 enters Kerman. Photo taken 12/01/02.
Once in Kerman, eastbound California 180 approaches its junction with California 145 in Kerman. Photo taken by Trevor Carrier, 2002.
California 180 meets California 145 in Kerman. Note the second sign is partially hidden by a tree. California 145 is a major north-south route in the Central Valley, as it connects California 33 at Avenal with California 41 north of Clovis and Fresno via Five Points, Kerman, and Madera. Photos taken 12/01/02.
Eastbound California 180 approaches Howard Avenue. Photo taken 12/01/02.
This series of pictures shows the original connection between eastbound California 180 and California 99 in Fresno before the new freeway was constructed west of California 99. California 180 was relocated to a new freeway that parallels the White Bridge Avenue and West Amador Street. This one-way couplet used to carry California 180 east/west. The signage used to indicate that California 180 may be reached by following southbound California 99, but in reality, traffic must use northbound California 99 to reach the new California 180 freeway. Photos taken 12/01/02.
The next exit along California 180/Kings Canyon-Sequoia Freeway east is Exit 60A, Junction California 168/Sierra Freeway northeast. Photo taken 12/01/02.
Eastbound California 180/Kings Canyon-Sequoia Freeway reaches Exit 60A, Junction Eastbound California 168/Sierra Freeway. The next exit is Exit 60B, Cedar Avenue. Photo taken 12/01/02.
This photo shows the transition from eastbound California 180/Kings Canyon-Sequoia Freeway to eastbound California 168/Sierra Freeway, with a view of Exit 60B, Cedar Avenue. Photo taken 12/01/02.
Eastbound California 180 meets Exit 60A, Junction California 168/Sierra Freeway. Photo taken by Trevor Carrier, 2002.
California 180 west
Westbound California 180 approaching Junction California 33 in Mendota. Currently, California 180 ends at its junction with California 33, but a study is underway to consider extending the state highway to Interstate 5. Photo taken 12/01/02.
End Westbound California 180 at its junction with California 33 in Mendota. A connection to northbound Interstate 5 is via Fresno County Route J-1 (Shields Avenue) and to southbound Interstate 5 is via Southbound California 33. Photo taken 12/01/02.