Oregon Route 99

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This article is about OR 99 south of Junction City. For the split routes north of Junction City, see Oregon Route 99E and Oregon Route 99W. For the former U.S. Route, see U.S. Route 99 in Oregon.

Oregon Route 99 marker

Oregon Route 99
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Existed: 1972 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-5 in Ashland
  OR 66 in Ashland
OR 62 / OR 238 in Medford
OR 234 near Gold Hill
OR 238 / US 199 in Grants Pass
OR 227 near Canyonville
OR 42 near Winston
OR 138 in Roseburg
OR 38 in Drain
OR 58 near Eugene
I-105 / OR 126 in Eugene
OR 569 in Eugene
OR 36 near Junction City
North end: OR 99E / OR 99W in Junction City
Highway system
US 99 OR 99E
Refreshment stand on US highway 99 in Oregon, 1939

Oregon Route 99 is a state highway that runs between the southern border of Oregon, and the city of Junction City. Oregon Route 99 was formed from parts of the former U.S. Route 99; it shares much of its route with Interstate 5, but much of it is also independent. Between Portland and Junction City, the highway is forked into two routes: Oregon Route 99E and Oregon Route 99W.

Route description[edit]

Oregon Route 99 technically starts at an interchange with Interstate 5 at exit 11, south of Ashland. There it departs from the freeway, running parallel to I-5 as it passes through the cities of Ashland (as Main Street), Talent, Phoenix, and Medford. The highway rejoins I-5 at exit 35, just Northwest of Central Point.

Old US 99 at Siskiyou Summit

OR 99 departs from I-5 several more times through the mountains of southern Oregon, only to rejoin again a short distance later. Junctions are found in Gold Hill (2nd Ave), Grants Pass, between Myrtle Creek and Sutherlin (crossing I-5 in Roseburg, Oregon), through Drain and Yoncalla, and Cottage Grove and Goshen. These departures serve as business routes for I-5, as Oregon does not have or sign Interstate business routes.

When it reaches Eugene, OR 99 departs from I-5 for a final time. It heads west into downtown, along Franklin Boulevard past the University of Oregon. Downtown, OR 99 is on the 6th and 7th Avenue couplet. (Much of the section in Eugene is co-signed with either Oregon Route 126 or OR 126 Business.) West of downtown it heads north on an expressway alignment, which continues to Junction City. In Junction City, OR 99 ends, as it splits into eastern and western forks.

Highways comprised[edit]

OR 99 comprises the following named highways (see Oregon highways and routes) and roads, from south to north:

  • The Rogue Valley Highway No. 63;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway No. 1 (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Gold Hill Spur, which is no longer a state highway;
  • The Sams Valley Highway No. 271 (concurrent with OR 234);
  • The Rogue River Highway No. 60;
  • Part of the Redwood Highway No. 25;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • Part of Fifth Street in Canyonville;
  • Part of the Tiller-Trail Highway No. 230;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Myrtle Creek Highway, which is no longer a state highway;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Dillard Highway, which is no longer a state highway;
  • Part of the Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway No. 35 (concurrent with OR 42);
  • The Oakland-Shady Highway, which is no longer a state highway (concurrent with OR 138);
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Drain-Yoncalla Highway, which is no longer a state highway;
  • Part of the Umpqua Highway No. 45;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Goshen-Divide Highway No. 226;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5); and
  • Part of the Pacific Highway West No. 1W.

Major intersections[edit]

Note: OR 99 uses many 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. Not all interchanges on I-5 are shown. For a complete list of interchanges, see the Interstate 5 exit list.
County Location Milepoint[1] Destinations Notes
Jackson 63 24.11 I-5 south
Ashland 63 20.5 OR 66 to I-5 – Lakeview, Klamath Falls
Medford 63 5.56 OR 62 east / OR 238 west to I-5 / OR 140Rogue Valley Mall, Crater Lake, Jacksonville
63 0.26 Blackwell Road Former US 99 north
63 0.00
1 35.80
I-5 south – Medford South end of I-5 overlap
1 40.82
271Y 3.02
I-5 north – Grants Pass North end of I-5 overlap
271Y 2.76 Blackwell Road Former US 99 south
Gold Hill 271 2.36 OR 234 east – Crater Lake South end of OR 234 overlap
271 -0.30
60 14.50
To I-5 (via OR 234 west) North end of OR 234 overlap
60 12.63 I-5 – Medford, Grants Pass Interchange
Josephine Grants Pass 60 0.18 To I-5 (via Redwood Spur)
60 0.00
25 -0.07
US 199 south – Crescent City South end of US 199 overlap
25 -0.94 To I-5 / F Street Former Redwood Spur
25 -1.00 E Street Former Rogue River Loop Highway
25 -2.63 Scoville Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
25 -2.85
1 58.25
I-5 south – Medford South end of I-5 overlap
Douglas Canyonville 1 98.31 I-5 north – Roseburg North end of I-5 overlap
3rd Street – Days Creek, Crater Lake Former OR 227 south
Yokum Road – Riddle
1 101.15 I-5 south – Canyonville South end of I-5 overlap
1 103.98 I-5 north – Myrtle Creek, Roseburg North end of I-5 overlap
Pruner Road – Riddle
1 108.27 I-5 south – Grants Pass South end of I-5 overlap
1 112.28 I-5 north – Roseburg North end of I-5 overlap
Winston 35 73.37 OR 42 west South end of OR 42 overlap
35 76.22 OR 42 east to I-5 – Roseburg, Grants Pass North end of OR 42 overlap
I-5 south – Grants Pass Interchange
Roseburg 138 -0.31 OR 138 west to I-5 – West Roseburg South end of OR 138 overlap
138 0.00 OR 138 east (North Umpqua Highway) – Diamond Lake, Crater Lake North end of OR 138 overlap
Sutherlin To OR 138 / I-5 – Elkton
1 140.05 I-5 south – Roseburg South end of I-5 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
1 150.51 I-5 north – Eugene North end of I-5 overlap
Drain 45 50.25 OR 38 west – Ocean Beaches, Reedsport, Coos Bay South end of OR 38 overlap
45 56.37 Curtin Road – Anlauf, Lorane Former Territorial Highway
Anlauf 45 57.33
1 162.39
I-5 south – Roseburg North end of OR 38 overlap; south end of I-5 overlap
Lane 1 168.37
226 20.05
I-5 north – Portland North end of I-5 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Creswell 226 5.78 Oregon Avenue – Lorane
226 5.74 To I-5 (via OR 222) – Eugene, Roseburg
226 0.23 Franklin Boulevard Former US 99 north
226 0.00
18 0.07
OR 58 east (Willamette Highway) – Oakridge, Klamath Falls
18 0.31
1 188.57
I-5 south – Roseburg South end of I-5 overlap
1 189.87 30th Avenue – South Eugene (OR 225) Former US 99 north
Eugene 1 192.27
1W 126.38
I-5 north – Portland North end of I-5 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
1W 126.02 Riverview Street Interchange; no southbound entrance
1W 125.93
OR 126 Bus. east – Springfield
Interchange; south end of OR 126 Bus. overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 99 south
1W 124.02 To I-105 / I-5 / Coburg Road – Springfield Interchange
1W 123.29 I-105 / OR 126 east to I-5 – Springfield Interchange; north end of OR 126 Bus. overlap; south end of OR 126 overlap
1W 122.97 Blair Boulevard Former Junction City-Eugene Highway
1W 122.19 OR 126 west – Veneta, Elmira, Florence North end of OR 126 overlap
1W 118.42 To OR 126 / I-5 / Beltline Highway (OR 569) – Florence, Springfield Interchange
1W 111.28 OR 36 – Cheshire, Florence
Junction City 1W 109.76 1st Avenue to High Pass Road – Santa Clara Former Junction City-Eugene Highway
1W 108.76 OR 99E north / OR 99W north – Albany, Portland, Corvallis, McMinnville

References[edit]

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