California 233


Routing

California 233 is Robertson Boulevard, connecting California 152 with California 99 via Chowchilla.

Highway Guide

California 233/Robertson Boulevard north
Shortly after the California 152 interchange, this is the first reassurance shield along northbound California 233/Robertson Boulevard. A mileage sign provides the distance to the city of Chowchilla (three miles) and Junction California 99/Golden State Freeway (four miles). Photos taken 11/23/06 and Summer 2002 (Trevor Carrier).
Tall palms sway in the breezes as California 233/Robertson Boulevard travels northeast past farms and ranches. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Northbound California 233/Robertson Boulevard approaches Avenue 23 1/2 west. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Shortly thereafter, California 233/Robertson Boulevard north approaches Avenue 23 1/2 east. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Northbound California 233/Robertson Boulevard approaches Camellia Court. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Palm-lined California 233/Robertson Boulevard continues north and next approaches Avenue 24 1/2 west and Road 15 south. Photo taken 11/23/06.
California 233/Robertson Boulevard enters the city of Chowchilla. Located at an elevation of 237 feet above sea level, Chowchilla covers either four square miles (per City webpage) or seven miles (per U.S. Census Bureau) in northern Madera County. The population of Chowchilla was 11,127 as of the 2000 Census. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Entering the city, the characteristics of California 233 change from rural, two-lane highway to four-lane highway with businesses lining either side of the state highway. Here, northbound California 233 intersects 15th Street at this traffic signal. Photo taken 11/23/06.
More palms line California 233 as Robertson Boulevard approaches 9th Street. Robertson Boulevard is named for city founder Orlando Alison Robertson, who laid out the town on the former Chowchilla Ranch and set a grand opening for the master-planned town on October 15, 1912. As the town was built out and people moved in, Chowchilla was incorporated on February 7, 1923. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Northbound California 233/Robertson Boulevard meets 5th Street at this traffic signal. Fifth Street southeast changes into southbound Road 16, which connects to California 152. Downtown Chowchilla is just ahead on California 233 north. Photo taken 11/23/06.
After passing through downtown and crossing the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, California 233 meets Chowchilla Boulevard, which offers connections to various freeway services. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Northbound California 233 next meets Junction California 99/Golden State Freeway south to Madera and Fresno and north to Merced, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton, and Sacramento. The first right turn connects to California 99 south; the second right turn links to California 99 north. Photo taken 11/23/06.
Crossing over California 99, California 233 narrows to two lanes. Note the old-style concrete bridge railing. Photo taken 11/23/06.
An END California 233 shield assembly is posted shortly before the connecting ramp to California 99 north. Photo taken 11/23/06.
California 233/Robertson Boulevard south
Now traveling south, California 233/Robertson Boulevard approaches Chowchilla Boulevard, which offers connections to various motorist services (food, gas, coffee). Photo taken 11/23/06.

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