Oregon Route 7

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For the unsigned Highway 7, see U.S. Route 20 in Oregon.

Oregon Route 7 marker

Oregon Route 7
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 52.27 mi (84.12 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 26 in Austin Junction
  OR 410 near Sumpter
OR 245 in Salisbury
US 30 in Baker City
North end: I‑84 in Baker City
Highway system
OR 6 OR 8

Oregon Route 7 is an Oregon state highway which runs from Interstate 84 at Baker City to U.S. Route 26 at Austin Junction. It comprises part of the Baker-Copperfield Highway No. 12, part of the La Grande-Baker Highway No. 66, and the Whitney Highway No. 71 (see Oregon highways and routes). A short spur, Oregon Route 410, serves the city of Sumpter.

History[edit]

The route of Oregon Route 7 once followed the current route of Oregon Route 245 to Unity, but it was changed in favor of the Sumpter routing.

Route description[edit]

OR 7 has its southern terminus at a junction with U.S. Route 26 at the unincorporated locale of Austin Junction. From Austin Junction, it runs roughly northeast, passing near Bates and Austin, and crossing the Middle Fork John Day River. The route continues northeast through the Malheur National Forest until it crosses the North Fork Burnt River and passes into the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. The road follows the river roughly eastward until it reaches the community of Whitney, where it turns northeast again. South of Sumpter the route crosses the Powder River—in an area covered with gold dredge tailings—and forms a junction with Oregon Route 410. OR 7 continues southeast along the Powder River and passes Phillips Lake, an impoundment of the river dating from 1968. At its junction with Oregon Route 245 at Salisbury, the route veers north as it continues to follow the river, terminating in Baker City at an interchange with I-84.

Major intersections[edit]

Note: OR 7 uses several different highways (see Oregon highways and routes); the milepoint column shows mileage along these highways, not adjusted for equations, with the highway number in front.
County Location Milepoint[1] Destinations Notes
Grant Austin Junction 71 0.00 US 26 – Canyon City, John Day, Unity, Vale
Baker 71 25.23 Sumpter, Granite (OR 410)
Salisbury 71 41.85 OR 245 – Hereford, Unity
Baker City 71 50.96
66 52.04
US 30 east – Ontario, Huntington South end of US 30 overlap
66 51.79
12 0.00
US 30 west – North Baker City, Haines, Anthony Lakes North end of US 30 overlap
12 1.57 I‑84 – Richland, Hells Canyon, La Grande, Ontario Interchange

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Road Inventory (primarily the Digital Video Log), accessed March 2008