U.S. Highway 99 once stretched from Canada to Mexico. Today is has been largely replaced by Interstate 5
. However, in the San Joaquin Valley
, it has retained its status as a major highway, while Interstate 5
largely stays to the west and largely avoids cities.
In other places, pieces of Highway 99 remain but not as a major continuous highway. Reminiscent of the old Route 66, Highway 99 travels south from Red Bluff across Interstate 80, through Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, Visalia, and Bakersfield. Hwy-99 finally intersects with Interstate 5 in Kern County at the foot of the Great Central Valley.
Following this road, you will discover "Another California". The Agricultural face of California is robust, traditional yet modern in every respect.