Oregon Route 224

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Oregon Route 224 marker

Oregon Route 224
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 49.12 mi[citation needed] (79.05 km)
Major junctions
West end: OR 99E in Milwaukie
  OR 213 in Clackamas
I-205 in Clackamas
I-205 / OR 212 / OR 213 in Clackamas
OR 212 in Damascus
OR 211 in Eagle Creek
OR 211 in Estacada
East end: Forest Service Road 46 in Ripplebrook
Highway system
OR 223 OR 225

Oregon Route 224 is a state highway which runs through some of Portland's southeastern suburbs and ends in the Cascades. The northwestern terminus is an interchange with OR 99E in Milwaukie, a suburb of Portland. It continues east as the Milwaukie Expressway, but is formally part of the Clackamas Highway No. 171 (see Oregon highways and routes), until it reaches Interstate 205 in Clackamas, where traffic is directed along the interstate for less than a mile. The concurrency with Interstate 205 is part of the East Portland Freeway No. 64. Then, the highway continues east as a four-lane arterial, resuming its designation as the Clackamas Highway, and which it shares with OR 212. East of Clackamas, OR 224 splits off OR 212, and continues south as the Clackamas Highway, passing through hilly farmland. About eight miles (13 km) north of Estacada, it overlaps OR 211. On the eastern edge of Estacada, OR 224 separates from OR 211, and heads southeast into the Mount Hood National Forest, to the small community of Ripplebrook, its southeastern terminus, where state highway maintenance ends. Drivers may continue along the paved United States Forest Service Road 46 to OR 22 in Detroit, though snow makes the road impassable approximately early November through early May. USFS Road 46 was formerly signed as a portion of OR 224,[citation needed] but was never a state-maintained highway.

This is the 2nd route in Oregon with the designation 224. There was an earlier version of OR 224 connecting US 99W (modern Oregon Route 99W) 3 miles (5 km) south of Monmouth to Oregon Route 223 near Lewisville following today's Elkins Rd. In those days, Oregon Route 223 followed today's Airlie Rd and Maple Grove Rd between Falls City and Pedee). This incarnation of OR 224 existed from the inception of the Oregon Route System in 1932 until sometime between 1942 and 1944.

Towns and cities along the route[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

Mileposts do not reflect actual mileage due to realignments. The entire route is in Clackamas County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Milwaukie 0.11 0.18 OR 99E – Portland, Oregon City Interchange
2.42 3.89 Lake Road, Harmony Road Interchange
Clackamas 3.88 6.24 OR 213 north (82nd Avenue) Interchange; west end of OR 213 overlap
4.44 7.15 I-205 north – Portland Interchange; west end of I-205 overlap
Z4.93 I-205 south / OR 213 south – Oregon City Interchange; east end of I-205 and OR 213 overlap; west end of OR 212 overlap
Damascus 8.19 13.18 OR 212 east to US 26 – Damascus, Mount Hood East end of OR 212 overlap
Eagle Creek 17.92 28.84 OR 211 north – Sandy, Mount Hood West end of OR 211 overlap
Estacada 23.36 37.59 OR 211 south – Molalla, Woodburn East end of OR 211 overlap
Ripplebrook 49.97 80.42 Forest Service Road 46
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi