State Route 33 in California
According to TOPPHARMACYSCHOOLS, State Route 33 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a fairly long north-south route, from Ventura to Tracy. The section between Ventura and Ojai is a freeway, the Ojai Freeway of 10 kilometers in length. The total route is 466 kilometers long.
State Route 33 begins at an interchange with US 101 in the city of Ventura, near the Pacific Ocean. State Route 33 is called the Ojai Freeway and has 2×2 lanes. The highway runs through a narrow valley and ends after 10 kilometers, just before Ojai. Then one comes through an urbanized valley around Ojai. To the north, the road leads through the Topatopa Mountains, a remote mountainous area. There is no place on the route for 100 kilometers here. The road is mountainous and winds through the valleys and over mountain passes. The road leads over the 1,572-meter high Pine Mountain Summit. To the north of this the area becomes less mountainous, but more desert-like. One then enters the San Joaquin Valley.
San Joaquin Valley
The San Joaquin Valley is the great central valley of California’s interior. State Route 33 runs through its west side, through several small towns. The area is partly irrigated, so that the landscape consists partly of desert and partly of agricultural land. There are several small towns on the route. State Route 33 usually runs parallel to Interstate 5 for some distance, and is interrupted by it north of Coalinga. The larger towns of the San Joaquin Valley are all further east, and are not served by State Route 33. The road ends just before Tracy on I-5.
State Route 33 has never been a major thoroughfare. The thoroughfare through the San Joaquin Valley was originally US 99, later State Route 99, which has been upgraded to a freeway since the 1940s, connecting all of the valley’s larger towns. Between 1966 and 1971, Interstate 5 was rapidly built through the west side of the valley, leaving State Route 33 only connecting places.
The first section of the Ojai Freeway north of Ventura was constructed in 1956 to bypass an oil extraction area. In 1963, the southern portion opened through Ventura, including the interchange with US 101. In 1970, the northernmost portion opened between Ventura and Casitas Springs.
41,000 vehicles drive daily in Ventura off US 101, dropping to 25,000 vehicles at the end of the Ojai Freeway in Casitas Springs. Through the Ojai region, the road still has 20,000 vehicles, but to the north of that there is little traffic, with mostly only 300 to 600 vehicles per day. The nearest towns here are more than 100 kilometers apart.
The section through the San Joaquin Valley has varying traffic intensities, depending on the proximity of the various villages and towns. Major sections count between 2,000 and 4,000 vehicles per day, with peaks at larger towns such as 13,000 vehicles in Coalinga and 12,000 vehicles in Firebaugh. Some 2,400 vehicles continue to I-5 near Tracy.
State Route 34 in California
State Route 34 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a short connection between Oxnard and Somis in Southern California and is 22 kilometers long.
The road begins in the larger town of Oxnard at an intersection with State Route 1. The road is single-lane and leads east through flat agricultural land to Camarillo. In Camarillo, State Route 34 has some 2×2 lanes around its junction with US 101. From Camarillo to Somis the road is single lane again. State Route 34 ends in the village of Somis on State Route 118.
State Route 34 has traditionally been a secondary link, drawing a lot of local suburban traffic, especially between Oxnard and Camarillo. Remarkably enough, the countryside between the two cities has not yet been urbanized. The grade-separated track intersection in Camarillo opened in 1953, which was doubled to 2×2 lanes in 1987.
Every day, 8,000 to 13,000 vehicles drive between Oxnard and Camarillo, peaking at 21,500 vehicles in Camarillo near US 101. A further 8,000 vehicles drive as far as Somis.
State Route 35 in California
State Route 35 is a state route in the U.S. state of California. The road forms a scenic route over the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. The road is also known as Skyline Boulevard and is 87 kilometers long.
State Route 35 begins at Redwood Estates at a junction with State Route 17, the highway from Santa Cruz to San Jose. State Route 35 follows a winding route through the forested ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. There are no buildings along the road on most of the route. Only a few east-west routes are crossed. The highest point of the road is more than 900 meters above sea level.
From San Mateo, the road parallels Interstate 280 to South San Francisco. After that, State Route 35 is a 2×2 lane urban arterial between Daly City and San Francisco. The part in San Francisco is also formed by Sloat Boulevard. In the south of the city, State Route 35 ends at State Route 1.
The road was originally numbered as State Route 5, but was renumbered as State Route 35 during the major renumbering of 1964. The road has mainly a tourist function, except close to San Francisco itself. It is one of the few roads where snow sometimes falls in winter, because of the high altitude for regional standards.
The southernmost part of State Route 35 is very quiet with 200 to 700 vehicles per day, rising to about 1,100 vehicles on the middle section. This route actually has no major traffic function, quite a contrast to the congested roads in lower areas. The section parallel to I-280 is more urban in character, with 12,000 to 20,000 vehicles per day. The northernmost section in Daly City and San Francisco processes 25,000 to 32,000 vehicles per day.