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Max Rockatansky:
Youre thinking of CA 180 which was planned original to end at CA 7/US 395 in Independence.  The idea was to use Kings Canyon, Bubbs Creek, Kearsarge Pass and Onion Valley Road. 

Quillz:
I've often wondered why CA-49's northern terminus wasn't extended to Frenchmen Lake. It ends at CA-70 in Loyalton, and about a mile or so later, there is CA-284 running to Frenchmen Lake. Seems like a pretty natural extension for CA-49, freeing up 284 for another use. I know that latter route came later, but they are so close together it seems like a very short concurrency would have been fine.

TheStranger:

--- Quote from: Quillz on October 01, 2022, 04:09:57 PM ---I've often wondered why CA-49's northern terminus wasn't extended to Frenchmen Lake. It ends at CA-70 in Loyalton, and about a mile or so later, there is CA-284 running to Frenchmen Lake. Seems like a pretty natural extension for CA-49, freeing up 284 for another use. I know that latter route came later, but they are so close together it seems like a very short concurrency would have been fine.

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Isn't this kinda like how Route 115 and Route 7 near Holtville would naturally make one corridor, but are instead two separate numbered highways?  (Route 7 was designated decades later, to be fair)

Quillz:
Yes, a similar case. Maybe it's partially because 284 doesn't fit the "character" of 49, which is a Sierra foothills route. (Which I think is partially the reason CA-1 was extended south onto what was original CA-3/former 101 Alt).

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: Quillz on October 02, 2022, 04:49:40 AM ---Yes, a similar case. Maybe it's partially because 284 doesn't fit the "character" of 49, which is a Sierra foothills route. (Which I think is partially the reason CA-1 was extended south onto what was original CA-3/former 101 Alt).

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Id argue 284 does fit the character of 49, Frenchman Lake was named after a Gold Rush settler that came to the area in 1858:

http://frenchmanlake.lakesonline.com/

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