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.
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.
|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.|
|California 222 crosses the Russian River via this 1954 bridge. Photo taken 05/25/06.|
Page Updated September 2, 2013.