Oregon Route 213

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Oregon Route 213 marker

Oregon Route 213
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 55.66 mi (89.58 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑5 in Salem
  OR 214 in Silverton
OR 211 near Molalla
I‑205 near Oregon City
OR 212 / OR 224 in Clackamas
I‑205 in Clackamas
OR 224 in Clackamas
US 26 in Portland
I‑84 / US 30 in Portland

US 30 Bus. in Portland

US 30 Byp. in Portland
North end: Airport Sign.svg Portland International Airport in Portland
Highway system
OR 212 OR 214

Oregon Route 213 is an Oregon state highway that serves the eastern Willamette Valley between Portland and Salem. It is a north–south route. The route (except for its southernmost segment) is known as the Cascade Highway, though specific segments are generally better known by more localized names.

Route description[edit]

Oregon 213 where the expressway begins in Oregon City, Oregon.
Oregon Route 213 Near Mulino, Oregon

OR 213 begins on the grounds of Portland International Airport at an intersection with Airport Way, halfway between I-205 and the airport terminal. It heads south, where it is known as N.E. and S.E. 82nd Avenue,[1] a major five-lane thoroughfare through east Portland, until reaching its other end at OR 224 in the Clackamas area. Throughout this stretch, OR 213 runs parallel to Interstate 205 and thus mainly serves local traffic. However, traffic can still be heavy due to incidents on I-205 as well as the street's many businesses. Also, the street has some of the highest bus ridership in the region, along Tri-Met Route 72, which connects with the MAX Blue Line at the 82nd Avenue MAX Station.[citation needed]

OR 213 then follows I-205 for approximately 3 miles (4.8 km), before departing the freeway in Oregon City. It then proceeds south on a four-lane expressway through a scenic canyon on Oregon City's eastern edge until it intersects with Molalla Avenue in the vicinity of Clackamas Community College. This route goes by a number of names, known alternately as 82nd Drive, the Oregon City Bypass[citation needed] or the Trails End Highway.[citation needed] It then continues south as a two-lane, undivided route, through the communities of Carus, Mulino, and Liberal. In Liberal, Oregon Route 213 becomes the "Cascade Highway" (formerly Route 215) and continues south. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Molalla, the highway enters the town of Silverton, where it intersects Oregon Route 214. Oregon Route 213 then veers southwest along Silverton Road until it reaches Salem; in Salem it follows an alignment consisting of Silverton Road, Lancaster Drive, and Market Street until its southern terminus at Interstate 5. A separate roadway (never maintained by the Oregon Department of Transportation) known as the Cascade Highway South[2] continues south from Silverton (previously Oregon Route 215 but now devoid of any route number)[citation needed] until an intersection with OR 22 just north of Stayton.

Bicycle route[edit]

As of September 2007, the bicycle route on OR 213 north of Oregon City (in Gladstone) is closed due to a burned out bridge. There are no warnings to this effect. Bicycles must use I-205, despite signs saying "No Nonmotorized Vehicles".[citation needed]

Highways comprising[edit]

OR 213 comprises the following named highways (see Oregon highways and routes) from north to south:

History[edit]

For the most part, the alignment of OR 213 has remained the same over the years; however the following re-alignments have occurred:

  • OR 213 used to have a full connection with I-84 prior to the construction of I-205. Now, one can only enter I-84 headed westbound (towards downtown Portland) or exit I-84 onto OR 213 headed eastbound (coming from Portland). The OR 213 and I-84 intersection is also where OR 213 crosses over the MAX Blue, Red, and Green light rail lines at the Northeast 82nd Avenue station.
  • Prior to the construction of the OR 224 Expressway, OR 213 headed south from Sunnyside Road, turned east onto what is currently Sunnybrook, turned again south onto 84th Avenue, proceeded onto what is now Ambler, and continued onto 82nd Drive through Clackamas.
  • Prior to the construction of I-205, OR 213 shared an alignment with OR 212 between Clackamas and Oregon City along a local street known as 82nd Drive.
  • Prior to the construction of the Oregon City Bypass in the late 1980s, the highway was routed on an alignment through Oregon City along Washington and 7th Streets and Molalla Avenue.
  • In Salem, the highway did not used to connect to I-5 via Lancaster Drive and Market Streets; instead it continued west along Silverton Road (passing under I-5 but with no interchange) until the latter street's intersection with the old OR 99E alignment (Portland Road/Fairgrounds Road)

Major intersections[edit]

Note: OR 213 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[3] Destinations Notes
Marion Salem I‑5 – Portland, Eugene Interchange
Silverton West Main Street – Stayton
140 50.54 OR 214 east – Silver Falls State Park South end of OR 214 overlap
140 50.50
160 29.65
OR 214 west – Mt. Angel, Woodburn North end of OR 214 overlap
Clackamas Blackman's Corner 160 16.10 OR 211 – Woodburn, Molalla, Estacada
Oregon City 160 0.00
64 10.20
I‑205 south – Oregon City Interchange; south end of I-205 overlap
Gladstone 64 11.05 Gladstone Interchange
64 12.67 OR 212 / OR 224 east / Webster Road – Clackamas, Estacada, Mount Hood, Johnson City Interchange; south end of OR 224 overlap
64 13.11
171 4.73
I‑205 north – The Dalles, Seattle Interchange; north end of I-205 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
171 4.17
68 10.02
OR 224 west – Milwaukie, Clackamas Interchange; north end of OR 224 overlap
Multnomah Portland 68 4.75 US 26 (Powell Boulevard) – Portland City Center, Ross Island Bridge, Gresham, Mount Hood
68 2.27 I‑84 / US 30 – Portland City Center Interchange
68 0.95 Sandy BoulevardHollywood District Former US 30 Bus.
68 0.23
US 30 Byp. to I‑205
Interchange
68 0.10 Columbia Boulevard Interchange
68 0.00 Portland Airport Continuation beyond Columbia Boulevard

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