Oregon Route 120

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Oregon Route 120 marker

Oregon Route 120
Route information
Maintained by ODOT and City of Portland
Length: 2.71 mi[1] (4.36 km)
Existed: 2002 – present
Major junctions
West end: North Portland Road in Portland
East end: I‑5 / OR 99E in Portland
Highway system
I-105 OR 126

Oregon Route 120, known as the Swift Highway No. 120 (see Oregon highways and routes), was an Oregon state highway which served an industrial area of north Portland.

Oregon Route 120 is a post-2002 number, and as of June 2011 does not have posted route markers.

Portions of the highway's maintenance transferred to the City of Portland in 2008.

Route description[edit]

The western terminus of OR 120 is located at an Union Pacific railroad crossing north of an interchange with North Columbia Boulevard. The highway continues northeast as North Portland Road. About half of a mile (0.8 km) from its western terminus, the highway crosses the Columbia Slough using a bridge. OR 120 passes through some trees before an intersection with North Marine Drive. Near this intersection, the highway goes under the Oregon Slough Railroad Bridge. OR 120 continues southeast as North Marine Drive, following the Columbia River shoreline. The highway ends at OR 99E and the ramps to Interstate 5. OR 120 is unsigned for its entire length.[2][3]


The Swift Highway No. 120 was established as a secondary highway by the Oregon State Highway Commission on December 3, 1931. On November 22, 1966, a section of the Swift Highway between North Columbia Boulevard and what is now a Union Pacific railroad crossing was truncated.[4] The OR 120 designation was applied to the Swift Highway on July 24, 2002.[2] On July 22, 2008, maintenance for portions of the highway were transferred from ODOT to the city of Portland. They sections that were transferred are from the highway's western terminus to the southeastern end of the Columbia Slough bridge, and the northeastern end of the Columbia Slough Bridge to the end of concrete pavement just east of North Chatham Avenue.[4][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Portland, Multnomah County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 North Portland Road
2.71 4.36 I‑5
OR 99E south (MLK Jr. Boulevard)
Roadway continues as OR 99E
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Digital Video Log". Oregon Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Reed, Steve (July 11, 2008). "Descriptions of US and OR Routes". Oregon Department of Transportation. p. 26. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Google Inc. "Overview Map of OR 120". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Portland+Rd&daddr=Marine+Dr+W&hl=en&ll=45.602659,-122.704411&spn=0.026932,0.066047&sll=45.6066,-122.684755&sspn=0.006733,0.016512&geocode=Ffm6twIdN1uv-A%3BFSfjtwIdBP2v-A&mra=ltm&t=h&z=15. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Singh, Ron (2011). "History of State Highways in Oregon". Salem, OR: Oregon Department of Transportation. p. 531–532. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing