Oregon Route 11

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For the unsigned Highway 11, see Enterprise-Lewiston Highway.

Oregon Route 11 marker

Oregon Route 11
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 34.09 mi (54.86 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑84 in Pendleton
  US 30 in Pendleton
OR 331 near Mission
OR 335 near Pendleton
OR 334 near Athena
OR 204 in Weston
OR 339 in Milton-Freewater
OR 332 near Milton-Freewater
North end: SR 125 near Ferndale
Highway system
OR 10 OR 18

Oregon Route 11 is an Oregon state highway that runs between the city of Pendleton in eastern Oregon, to the Washington border south of Walla Walla, Washington. It is known as the Oregon-Washington Highway No. 8 (see Oregon highways and routes) (even though there are numerous other highways crossing the Oregon/Washington border), and includes a concurrency with U.S. Route 30 along the Pendleton Highway No. 67. It is one of several Oregon state highways to terminate at one of Oregon's borders.

Route description[edit]

OR 11 begins (at its southern terminus) at a junction with Interstate 84 in Pendleton. While in Pendleton, it overlaps U.S. Route 30 for a short distance, before leaving the city heading in a north-northeasterly direction, along the base of the Blue Mountains, passing near the communities of Havana and Blakeley and through the cities of Adams and Athena.

Approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Pendleton, OR 11 passes through the city of Milton-Freewater. Just north of Milton-Freewater, OR 11 ends at the Washington state line. The route continues into Washington as State Route 125. SR 125 continues north into Walla Walla.

History[edit]

While only 34 miles (55 km) today, OR 11 once ran from the Washington to the California borders. However, in 1935 much of the original route of OR 11 was redesignated as U.S. Route 395, which heads northwest from Pendleton towards the Tri-Cities.

Major intersections[edit]

Note: mileposts do not reflect actual mileage due to realignments.

The entire route is in Umatilla County.

Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Pendleton -1.77 I‑84 – Portland, La Grande Interchange
-0.77 To US 395 / 9th Street (Pendleton-John Day Highway) – John Day
-0.70 US 30 west – Pendleton City Center South end of US 30 overlap
0.00 US 30 east to I‑84 east – La Grande North end of US 30 overlap
4.42 To I‑84 (OR 331) – Mission, La Grande
6.19 Helix (OR 335)
17.32 Athena (OR 334)
20.33 OR 204 – Weston, Elgin Interchange
Milton-Freewater 30.62 Old Town Freewater (OR 339)
32.64 Sunnyside, Umapine (OR 332)
35.32 Washington state line

References[edit]

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

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