California 222


California 222 crosses over U.S. 101/Redwood Highway, where it reaches its western terminus. California 222 is a very short state highway, connecting U.S. 101 with the nearby community of Talmage. Photo taken 07/05/13.

Routing

Unsigned California 222 is Talmage Road between U.S. 101/Redwood Highway and Talmage in the vicinity of Ukiah, including a bridge crossing over the Russian River.

Highway Guide

California 222/Talmage Road east
California 222 is an unsigned California State Highway. It begins at U.S. 101 in Ukiah and ends at Sanford Ranch Road/East Side Road in Talmage. We start at the U.S. 101 interchange (note 222/101 separation sign) in the city of Ukiah, which is the seat of Mendocino County and is located at 610 feet elevation and reaches an annual average of 36.96 inches of rain. Photo taken 05/25/06.
Ukiah became county seat when Mendocino County split from Sonoma County in 1859; Ukiah incorporated in 1876. Home to 15,497 people as of the 2000 Census, Ukiah is another major wine-producing region and is home to the Mendocino Brewing Company (which was formerly the Hopland Brewing Company). Eastbound California 222 has a loop ramp that connects to U.S. 101 north. Photo taken 05/25/06.
The only bridge along California 222 is a long one; it carries the state highway over the Russian River, which flows between Ukiah and Talmage. Built in 1964, the bridge features old style concrete guardrails that are common from that period of construction. Photo taken 05/25/06.
This view of the Russian River bridge looking east showcases the concrete guardrail and the scenic hills that surround the valley. Photo taken 05/25/06.

Vineyards and agricultural fields line California 222/Talmage Road after it crosses the Russian River and approaches the small town of Talmage. Photo taken 05/25/06.
The speed limit decreases as California 222 enters Talmage. Photo taken 05/25/06.
Talmage is home to 1,141 people as of the 2000 Census. At the eastern end of California 222 is the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, which is an international Buddhist monastery. The state highway ends literally at the gates to the religious establishment (about four miles east of U.S. 101). Photo taken 05/25/06.
California 222 east ends at the next intersection, which is Sanford Ranch Road to the north and East Side Road south. East Side Road is a through route that follows the east side of the Russian River, joining U.S. 101 south of Hopland. Photo taken 05/25/06.
Two postmiles for unsigned California 222 are posted at the east end of the state highway: one on the north side of the street and another on the south side of the street for eastbound traffic. The gates of the monastery can be seen in the distance. Photo taken 05/25/06.
California 222/Talmage Road west
A convenience store and a faded postmile for California 222 is posted at the east end of the short section of State Route 222 that connects Talmage with Ukiah and U.S. 101. There are no California 222 shields along the route. Photo taken 05/25/06.
California 222 crosses the Russian River via this 1954 bridge. Photo taken 05/25/06.
California 222 ends at its junction with U.S. 101/Redwood Highway (exit ramp to U.S. 101 north is not photographed). This 1964 bridge carries unsigned California 222 over the U.S. 101 freeway. Photo taken 05/25/06.
Westbound California 222/Talmage Road meets U.S. 101 south to Santa Rosa (left turn). There is no end shield for California 222, but there is a "222/101 Separation" sign in place at each end of the bridge. Photo taken 05/25/06.


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Page Updated September 2, 2013.

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