Interstate 5 in Oregon

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This article is about Interstate 5 in Oregon. For the entire highway, see Interstate 5. For Oregon Highway 5, see John Day Highway.
"OR 5" redirects here. OR 5 may also refer to Oregon's 5th congressional district.

Interstate 5 marker

Interstate 5
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 308.14 mi[4] (495.90 km)
Existed: August 14, 1957[1][2] – present
History: Completed in 1967[3]
Major junctions
South end: I‑5 at California state line
  US 199 in Grants Pass
I‑105 / OR 126 in Eugene
OR 569 in Springfield
US 20 in Albany
OR 22 in Salem
I‑205 in Tualatin
I‑405 in Portland
I‑84 / US 30 in Portland
I‑405 in Portland
North end: I‑5 at Washington state line
Highway system
OR 3 OR 6

In the U.S. state of Oregon, Interstate 5 traverses the state from north to south, passing through the major cities of Portland, Salem, Eugene, and Medford.

Route description[edit]

Interstate Bridge crossing the Columbia River towards Oregon

Beginning with the section about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the California border, the highway runs from 4,310 feet (1,310 m) Siskiyou Summit, the highest point on I-5,[citation needed] through Oregon's southern mountains and towns such as Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass. Past Roseburg, the mountains tend to turn into hills, and as it reaches Eugene, the road enters the Willamette River Valley. At Eugene the highway intersects with the short Interstate 105. The interstate then heads almost due north, skirting near Albany and Corvallis, and passes through Salem. There were plans[citation needed] to build a spur into Salem, called Interstate 305.

In the Salem area, placed in the median between mile marks 259 and 260 (closer to 260), is a sign designating where I-5 crosses the 45th parallel. It bears the words "45 Parallel half way between the Equator and the North Pole".[citation needed]

The highway then tracks a little to the northeast, crossing the Willamette River on the Boone Bridge and passing through the city of Wilsonville before splitting off Interstate 205 south of the Portland metro area. From here it passes up through Tualatin and Tigard along former U.S. Route 99W and through the so-called Terwilliger curves before hitting the southern terminus of I-405 and the Marquam Bridge. Also planned was a spur in Portland off I-405, called Interstate 505, which would have connected to U.S. Highway 30, but that plan was canceled.[5] A stub of what would have been I-505 exists as a long exit ramp to Highway 30.

After crossing the Willamette River on the Marquam Bridge, I-5 has junctions at the western terminus of Interstate 84 and the northern terminus of I-405. It then continues through the northern parts of the city of Portland, and crosses into Washington via the Interstate Bridge.

Notably, bicycles are not prohibited from most of I-5 in Oregon,[citation needed] perhaps because in rural and mountain areas, few or no alternate routes exist (having been largely built over the alignment of U.S. 99, which in many places was laid over historic trails). In the early 1970s, restrictions against non-motorized vehicles began appearing in denser urban areas where such use would be unsafe, but, as of April 2007, the rest remains accessible.[6]

State law[edit]

Legally, I-5 in Oregon is designated the Pacific Highway No. 1 (see Oregon highways and routes).

Robert Hugh Baldock Freeway[edit]

Although not generally referred as such, the portion of I-5 south of Portland near Tigard to Salem was designated the Robert Hugh Baldock Freeway. Oregon_Interstate_Highway_Overview_2004.pdf Baldock was an Oregon highway engineer whose legacy extends to highway construction across the country. RHSamBaldock.pdf

Gallery[edit]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[7] km Exit Destinations Notes
Jackson   0.00 0.00 I‑5 south – Yreka Continuation into California
  0.97 1.56 1 OR 273 north – Siskiyou Summit Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  5.36 8.63 6 OR 273 – Mount Ashland
  11.89 19.14 11 OR 99 north (Siskiyou Boulevard) – Ashland Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Ashland 14.17 22.80 14 OR 66 – Ashland, Klamath Falls
  19.11 30.75 19 Valley View Road – Ashland
  21.19 34.10 21 Talent
Phoenix city line 24.39 39.25 24 Phoenix
Medford 27.21 43.79 27 To OR 99 – South Medford
30.29 48.75 30 OR 62 (Crater Lake Highway) to OR 238 – North Medford, Medford, Crater Lake, Klamath Falls
Central Point 32.75 52.71 33 Central Point
  35.48 57.10 35 OR 99 south / Blackwell Road – Central Point Southern end of OR 99 overlap
  40.83 65.71 40 OR 99 north (Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway) to OR 234 – Gold Hill Northern end of OR 99 overlap
  43.77 70.44 43 To OR 99 (Rogue River Route) / OR 234 – Gold Hill, Crater Lake
  45.45 73.14 45A OR 99 (Rogue River Route)
  45.66 73.48 45B Valley of the Rogue State Park
Rogue River 48.82 78.57 48 City of Rogue River
Josephine   55.75 89.72 55 US 199 south (Redwood Highway) – Ocean Beaches, Crescent City
Grants Pass 58.07–
58.18
93.45–
93.63
58 OR 99 south to US 199 (Redwood Highway) – Grants Pass City Center Southern end of OR 99 overlap
  61.44 98.88 61 Merlin
  66.28 106.67 66 Hugo
  71.39 114.89 71 Sunny Valley
  76.03–
76.61
122.36–
123.29
76 Wolf Creek
  78.11 125.71 78 Speaker Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Douglas
No major junctions
Josephine
No major junctions
Douglas   80.76 129.97 80 Glendale
  83.29 134.04 83 Barton Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Quines Creek 86.14 138.63 86 Quines Creek Road, Barton Road
  88.13 141.83 88 Azalea, Galesville Reservoir
  95.82 154.21 95 Canyon Creek
Canyonville 98 Canyonville, Days Creek
99 North Canyonville, Stanton Park
  101 Riddle, Stanton Park
  102 Gazley Road
  103 OR 99 north – Tri-City, Myrtle Creek, Riddle North end of OR 99 concurrency
  106 Weaver Road
Myrtle Creek 108 OR 99 south – Myrtle Creek South end of OR 99 concurrency
  110 Boomer Hill Road
  112 OR 99 north to OR 42 – Dillard, Coos Bay, Winston North end of OR 99 concurrency
  113 Clarks Branch Road - Round Prairie
  119 OR 42 west to OR 99 – Winston, Coos Bay
  120 OR 99 north – Green District, South Roseburg No northbound entrance
  121 McLain Avenue
  123 Fairgrounds, Umpqua Park
Roseburg 124 OR 138 east – Roseburg City Center, Diamond Lake South end of OR 138 concurrency
125 Garden Valley Boulevard – Roseburg
127 Edenbower Boulevard – North Roseburg
  129 OR 99 – Winchester, Wilbur, North Roseburg
Sutherlin 135 Sutherlin, Wilbur
136 OR 138 west – Sutherlin, Elkton North end of OR 138 concurrency
  138 Oakland Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  140 OR 99 south – Oakland South end of OR 99 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
  142 Metz Hill
  146 Rice Valley
  148 Rice Hill
  150 OR 99 north to OR 38 – Yoncalla, Drain, Red Hill North end of OR 99 concurrency
  154 Scotts Valley, Yoncalla, Elkhead
  159 Cox Road – Elk Creek
  160 Salt Springs Road
  161 Anlauf, Lorane Northbound exit only
  162 OR 99 south to OR 38 – Drain, Elkton South end of OR 99 concurrency
  163 Curtin, Lorane
Lane   170 OR 99 north – Cottage Grove North end of OR 99 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
  172 Sixth Street – Cottage Grove Lake Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Cottage Grove 174 Dorena Lake, Cottage Grove
  176 Saginaw
Creswell 182 Creswell
  186 Goshen Northbound exit only
  188 OR 58 (Willamette Highway) / OR 99 south – Oakridge, Goshen South end of OR 99 overlap; signed as exits 188A (OR 58) and 188B (OR 99) northbound
  189 30th Avenue – South Eugene
Eugene 191
OR 126 Bus. east (Glenwood Boulevard) – Downtown Springfield
192
OR 99 west / OR 126 Bus.University of Oregon, Downtown Eugene
North end of OR 99 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Springfield 194 I‑105 west / OR 126 – Springfield, Eugene Signed as exits 194A (east) and 194B (west)
195 OR 569 (Beltline Highway) – Florence, North Springfield, Oregon Coast, Gateway Mall Signed as exits 195A (east) and 195B (west)
  199 Coburg, Coburg National Historic District
Linn   209 Harrisburg, Junction City
  216 OR 228 – Brownsville, Halsey
  228 OR 34 – Lebanon, Corvallis
Albany 233 US 20 (Santiam Highway) – Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home
234A Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Knox Butte Signed as exit 234 northbound
234B OR 99E south – Albany South end of OR 99E overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
Millersburg 235 Viewcrest, Millersburg
237 Viewcrest No northbound exit
238 South Jefferson, Scio, Millersburg
  239 Dever-Conner
Marion   242 Talbot Road
  243 Ankeny Hill
  244 North Jefferson, Jefferson
  248 Sunnyside, Turner
Salem 249 Commercial Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
252 Kuebler Boulevard
253
OR 22 / OR 99E Bus. north – Stayton, Detroit Lake, Bend
256 OR 213 (Market Street) – Silverton, Lancaster Mall
258 OR 99E north (Pacific Highway East) – North Salem, Oregon State Fair North end of OR 99E overlap
260A
OR 99E Bus. south (Salem Parkway)
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
260B Chemawa Road – Keizer Signed as exit 260 northbound
  263 Brooks, Gervais
Woodburn 271 OR 214 – Woodburn, Silverton
  278 Aurora, Donald
Clackamas   282A OR 551 south – Canby, Hubbard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
  282B Canby, Charbonneau District Signed as exit 282 northbound
Wilsonville 283 Wilsonville
Washington 286 Stafford, North Wilsonville
Tualatin 288 I‑205 to I‑84 – West Linn, Oregon City, The Dalles, Seattle
289 Tualatin, Sherwood
Lake Oswego 290 Lower Boones Ferry Road - Lake Oswego, Durham
291 Carman Drive - King City
Tigard 292 OR 217 north to / US 26 / Kruse Way, 72nd Avenue – Tigard, Beaverton, Lake Oswego Signed as exits 292A (OR 217) and 292B (Kruse Way) northbound
293 Haines Street
Multnomah Portland 294 OR 99W / Barbur Boulevard – Tigard, Newberg
295 OR 99W (Capitol Highway) No northbound exit
295 Taylors Ferry Road Northbound exit only
296A Barbur Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
296B Multnomah Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
297 Terwilliger Boulevard No southbound entrance
298 Corbett Avenue Northbound exit only
299A OR 43 (Macadam Avenue) to US 26 east (Ross Island Bridge) – Lake Oswego
299B I‑405 to US 26 west – Portland City Center, Beaverton
300B OR 99E to US 26 east Morrison Bridge, OMSI, Central Eastside Industrial District, Oregon City No southbound entrance; northbound exit is part of exit 300
301 I‑84 east / US 30 east - Portland Airport, The Dalles South end of US 30 concurrency; signed as exit 300 northbound
302A Weidler Street, Broadway - Rose Quarter, Portland City Center
302B I‑405 / US 30 west – Beaverton, St. Helens North end of US 30 concurrency
302C Greeley Avenue - Swan Island Northbound exit and southbound entrance
303 Killingsworth Street, Alberta Street - Swan Island
304 Rosa Parks Way
305
US 30 Byp. (Lombard Street)
Northbound exit and southbound entrance; signed as exits 305A (east) and 305B (west)
306A Columbia Boulevard Northbound exit and southbound entrance
306B Interstate Avenue - Expo Center, Portland International Raceway Signed as exit 306 southbound; former OR 99W south
307 OR 99E (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) / Marine Drive - Delta Park
308 Jantzen Beach
Clark Vancouver Continuation into Washington
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Interstate 5 in Oregon at Wikimedia Commons

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Interstate 5
Previous state:
California
Oregon Next state:
Washington