Interstate 84 in Oregon

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This article is about the section of Interstate 84 in Oregon. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 84 (Oregon–Utah).

Interstate 84 marker

Interstate 84
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 375.68 mi[1] (604.60 km)
Existed: 1957 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-5 / US 30 in Portland
  I-205 in Portland
US 197 in The Dalles
US 97 in Biggs Junction
I-82 near Hermiston
US 395 in Pendleton
East end: I‑84 at Idaho state line
Highway system
OR 82 OR 86

In the U.S. state of Oregon, Interstate 84, also known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway,[2] travels east–west, following the Columbia River and the rough path of the old Oregon Trail from Portland east to Idaho. For this reason, it is also known as most of the Columbia River Highway No. 2 and all of the Old Oregon Trail Highway No. 6 (see Oregon highways and routes). It also follows along or near U.S. Route 30. The entire highway carried the designation I-80N (or I-80 North) until 1980, when this was changed to I-84.[3]

Route description[edit]

Interstate 84 begins in Portland, Oregon where it connects with Interstate 5 on the east side of the Willamette River. It continues east, crossing Interstate 205, before curving to the north to join the Columbia River. It continues along the river, passing Interstate 82 in Hermiston, and US 395 in Pendleton. It then curves to the south, until it gets to the Idaho border. It continues into Idaho.

The Cabbage Hill grade east of Pendleton is a 6% grade, with several hairpin curves in both directions and a separation between directions of almost 2 miles (3 km).

Banfield Expressway[edit]

The T.H. Banfield Expressway is the portion of Interstate 84 between its western terminus at Interstate 5 and its intersection at Interstate 205 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The expressway, originally built as part of US 30, is named for T.H. Banfield, a former Oregon state highway commissioner.

Prior to the creation of the Banfield, surface streets were the only routes from Portland to the country. Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the federal government had started providing federal assistance to expressway projects. As a result, planners designed a freeway system in Portland. The first step in building this new freeway system was to construct the Banfield, which would stretch from Portland to Troutdale. On October 1, 1955, the Banfield Expressway opened to traffic. It was Oregon's first freeway.[4] The highway was rebuilt during the 1980s, and the MAX Light Rail line was added along the north side at the same time.

I-84 west of Cabbage Hill and Deadman Pass and the Blue Mountains, a few miles southeast of Pendleton.

History[edit]

Improvements to the Columbia River Highway and Old Oregon Trail Highway had been planned since the 1930s, but World War II delayed those plans. The Oregon State Highway Division started implementing these improvements segment by segment beginning in the 1950s as bond funding became available. One of the segments completed in the early 1950s was the Banfield Expressway in Portland.

I-84 between the Hood River and The Dalles

When the Federal Interstate and Defense Highways Act was passed in 1956, U.S. Route 30 was scheduled to be superseded by Interstate 80N, on an alignment closer to the river on flat terrain. The segment between Portland and The Dalles was mostly complete by 1963, but it would take until 1969 for construction of the highway to meet Interstate highway standards. The highway was designated Interstate 80N until May 1980, when it was changed to Interstate 84 to eliminate confusion with the western section of the non-suffixed I-80, which split from I-80N in Salt Lake City and continued west to San Francisco as I-80.[3] Construction on the remaining segments continued until July 3, 1980, when the segment of Interstate 84 from Portland to the Idaho border was completed to Interstate standards.[5]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Multnomah Portland 0.00 0.00 I-5 north / US 30 west – Seattle Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
MLK Jr. Boulevard, Convention Center, Rose Quarter Westbound exit; eastbound entrance from OR  99E
I-5 south – Beaverton, Salem, OMSI, Portland City Center Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.92 1.48 1 Lloyd Center Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
2.16 3.48 1 33rd Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
2.55 4.10 2 César E. Chávez Boulevard, 43rd Avenue – Hollywood District
3.69 5.94 3 60th Avenue No westbound exit
4.26 6.86 4 Halsey St, 68th Avenue Eastbound exit only
5.01 8.06 5 OR 213 (82nd Avenue) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
5.74 9.24 6 I-205 south – Salem Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
5.86 9.43 7 Halsey Street Eastbound exit only
5.76–
6.59
9.27–
10.61
8 I-205 north – Seattle, Portland Airport Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6.74 10.85 9 102nd Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
6.95 11.18 9 I-205 – Salem, Seattle Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
10.08 16.22 10 122nd Avenue Eastbound exit and entrance
Gresham 13.04 20.99 13 181st Avenue – Gresham
Fairview 14.41 23.19 14 Fairview Parkway (207th Avenue) (US 30 Byp. west) – Fairview
Wood Village 15.96 25.69 16 238th Drive – Wood Village
Troutdale 16.90–
17.37
27.20–
27.95
17 Marine Drive – Troutdale
  17.82 28.68 18 Lewis and Clark State Park, Oxbow Regional Park
  22.10 35.57 22 Corbett
  24.99 40.22 25 Rooster Rock State Park
  28.09 45.21 28 Historic Columbia River Highway – Bridal Veil Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  29.47 47.43 29 Dalton Point (Benson State Recreation Area) Westbound exit and entrance
  30.55 49.17 30 Benson State Recreation Area Eastbound exit and entrance
  31.39 50.52 31 Multnomah Falls
  35.14 56.55 35 Historic Columbia River Highway – Ainsworth State Park
  37.12 59.74 37 Warrendale Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
  40.27 64.81 40 Bonneville Dam National Historic Landmark
  41.57 66.90 41 Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery, Eagle Creek Recreation Area Eastbound exit and entrance
Hood River Cascade Locks 43.64 70.23 44 US 30 east – Cascade Locks, Stevenson Eastern end of US 30 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
45.05 72.50 44 US 30 west – Cascade Locks Western end of US 30 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
  47.31 76.14 47 Forest Lane (Historic Columbia River Highway) – Herman Creek Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Wyeth 50.99 82.06 51 Wyeth
  54.77 88.14 55 Starvation Creek Trailhead, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Eastbound exit and entrance
  56.04 90.19 56 Viento State Park
  58.35 93.91 58 Mitchell Point Overlook Eastbound exit and entrance
  62.06 99.88 62 US 30 east (OR  35) / Westcliff Drive – West Hood River Eastern end of US 30 overlap
Hood River 63.92 102.87 63 Hood River City Center
64.44 103.71 64 US 30 west / OR 35 (Mount Hood Highway) – White Salmon, Government Camp Western end of US 30 overlap
Wasco Mosier 69.79 112.32 69 US 30 east – Mosier Eastern end of US 30 overlap
  76.65 123.36 76 Rowena
The Dalles 82.07 132.08 82 Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Wasco County Museum
83.67 134.65 83 West The Dalles (US 30) Signed as exit 84 westbound
84.16 135.44 84 The Dalles City Center (US 30 east) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
85.51 137.62 85 The Dalles City Center, National Historic Districts
87.01 140.03 87 US 30 west / US 197 – Dufur, Bend Western end of US 30 overlap
  88.83 142.96 88 The Dalles Dam
  97.14 156.33 97 OR 206 – Celilo Park, Deschutes River State Recreation Area
Sherman Biggs Junction 104.56 168.27 104 US 97 – Yakima, Bend
Rufus 109.95 176.95 109 Rufus, John Day Dam Visitor Facilities
112.19 180.55 112 John Day Dam
  114.23 183.84 114 LePage Park, John Day River
Gilliam   123.31 198.45 123 Philippi Canyon
  129.43 208.30 129 Blalock Canyon
  131.03 210.87 131 Woelpern Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Arlington 137.82–
138.02
221.80–
222.12
137 OR 19 – Arlington, Condon
  147.35 237.14 147 OR 74 – Heppner, Ione
Morrow   151.75 244.22 151 Threemile Canyon
  159.30 256.37 159 Tower Road
Boardman 164.16 264.19 164 Boardman
165.76 266.76 165 Port of Morrow
  167.95 270.29 168 US 730 – Irrigon
  171.13 275.41 171 Paterson Ferry Road
Umatilla   177.97 286.41 177 Umatilla Army Depot
  179.45 288.80 179 I-82 west – Hermiston, Umatilla, Kennewick
  180.41 290.34 180 Westland Road – Hermiston
  182.86 294.28 182 OR 207 – Lexington, Hermiston
  188.84 303.91 188 US 395 north – Echo, Hermiston, Stanfield Western end of US 395 overlap
  193.53 311.46 193 Echo Road – Lexington, Echo
  198.54 319.52 198 McClintock Road, Lorenzen Road
  199.53 321.11 199 Yoakum Road – Stage Gulch
  202.91 326.55 202 Barnhart Road – Stage Gulch
Pendleton 207.47 333.89 207 US 30 east – Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, Pendleton City Center, West Pendleton Eastern end of US 30 overlap
209.54 337.22 209 US 395 south / OR 37 – John Day, Pendleton Eastern end of US 395 overlap
210.96 339.51 210 OR 11 – Milton-Freewater, Pendleton
213.06 342.89 213 US 30 west – Pendleton City Center, National Historic District Western end of US 30 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
  216.05 347.70 216 Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla
  224.67 361.57 224 Poverty Flat Road, Old Emigrant Hill Road
  228.98 368.51 228 Deadman Pass
  233.95–
235.04
376.51–
378.26
234 Meacham, Emigrant Springs State Park
  238.77 384.26 238 Kamela, Meacham
  243.82 392.39 243 Summit Road – Mt. Emily
Union   248.54 399.99 248 Spring Creek Road – Kamela
Hilgard 252.83 406.89 252 OR 244 – Starkey, Ukiah
Perry 256.40 412.64 256 Perry Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
257.26 414.02 257 Perry Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
La Grande 259.35 417.38 259 US 30 east – La Grande Eastern end of US 30 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
261.84 421.39 261 OR 82 – Elgin, La Grande
  264.92 426.35 265 US 30 west / OR 203 – La Grande, Union Western end of US 30 overlap
  268.26 431.72 268 Foothill Road
  270.87 435.92 270 Ladd Creek Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  273.91 440.82 273 Frontage Road
  278.64 448.43 278 Clover Creek
  283.64 456.47 283 Wolf Creek Lane
North Powder 285.68 459.76 285 US 30 east / OR 237 – Haines, North Powder, Union Eastern end of US 30 overlap
Baker   298.68 480.68 298 OR 203 – Baker City Airport, Haines, Medical Springs
Baker City 302.98 487.60 302 OR 86 east – North Baker City, Hells Canyon, Richland
304.14 489.47 304 OR 7 south – Baker City Center, Historic District, Geiser Grand Hotel
  306.53 493.31 306 US 30 west – Baker City, Haines Western end of US 30 overlap
  313.64 504.75 313 Pleasant Valley Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  317.47 510.92 317 Pleasant Valley Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
  327.43 526.95 327 Durkee
  330.67 532.16 330 Cement Plant Road, Plano Road
  335.76 540.35 335 Weatherby
  338.11 544.14 338 Lookout Mountain
  340.42 547.85 340 Rye Valley
  342.90 551.84 342 Lime (Huntington Highway) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
  345.83 556.56 345 US 30 east – Huntington, Lime Eastern end of US 30 overlap
Malheur   353.04 568.16 353 US 30 west – Farewell Bend State Park, Huntington Western end of US 30 overlap
  356.17 573.20 356 OR 201 – Weiser
  362.15 582.82 362 Moores Hollow Road
Ontario 371.45 597.79 371 Stanton Boulevard
374.55 602.78 374 OR 201 (US 30 Bus. east) to US 20 / US 26 – Ontario, Weiser
376.72 606.27 376A
US 30 Bus. west – Ontario, Treasure Valley Community College
376.72 606.27 376B US 30 east – Payette Eastern end of US 30 overlap
  I‑84 east Continuation into Idaho
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Road Inventory, accessed October 2007
  2. ^ "Oregion SB 461: http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2013/SB461/"
  3. ^ a b "I-80N becomes I-84 May 1". (April 1, 1980). The Oregonian, p. B4.
  4. ^ Trevinson, Catherine; Franzen, Robin (2005-08-11). "Banfield offers entry to new era". The Oregonian. 
  5. ^ http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/docs/Oregon_Interstate_Background.pdf?ga=t, pp. 6-7

External links[edit]


Interstate 84
Previous state:
Terminus
Oregon Next state:
Idaho