Between 99 and 41. The 180 freeway temporarily ends near Chestnut
is detoured onto the existing 180 highway in East Fresno. 180 was open
from 99 to 41 in August 1995, and the eastern section of that project
was under construction since 6/1992.
Getting ready to leave the Valley. This set is from August 1995, August 1997, and November 2003. Around 2020 a four lane expressway project is being built from Smith Road to Frankwood. Minkler and Centerville will be bypassed and preserved. There is access from those two points to the new expressway.
This is just past the Friant-Kern Canal.
You get the sense you are really going somewhere exotic at this point.
The hills get closer to the road and there isn't any major climbing at first. There is the site of an old house to the north of the highway in this area.
At Cove Rd on 180 heading east.