Oregon Route 99E

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Oregon Route 99E marker

Oregon Route 99E
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 109.78 mi (176.67 km)
Existed: 1972 – present
Major junctions
South end: OR 99 / OR 99W in Junction City
  US 20 in Albany
I-5 in Albany

OR 22 / OR 99E Bus. in Salem
OR 213 in Salem
I-5 in Salem
OR 214 / OR 211 in Woodburn
I-205 in Oregon City
OR 224 in Milwaukie
US 26 in Portland
I-84 / US 30 in Portland
North end: I-5 / OR 120 in Portland
Highway system
OR 99 OR 99W

Oregon Route 99E is an Oregon state highway that runs between Junction City, Oregon and an interchange with I-5 just south of the Oregon/Washington border, in Portland. It, along with OR 99W, makes up a split of OR 99 in the northern part of the state. This split existed when the route was US 99, the two branches were then U.S. 99W and U.S. Route 99E. (Another such split occurred in California, but with the decommissioning of US 99, that state elected to rename its US 99W as Interstate 5, rather than preserve the directional suffix).

Currently, OR 99E and OR 99W do not have a northern junction in Oregon--OR 99W has been truncated from its original route, and ends in downtown Portland, several miles south of its original northern terminus; nor is OR 99 (without a suffix) signed anywhere in Portland.

Route description[edit]

Oregon 99E, 211 and 214 Direction Sign

OR 99E has its southern terminus in Junction City. Almost immediately after leaving the city limits the route crosses the Willamette River, and serves Willamette Valley towns such as Harrisburg and Tangent. North of Tangent, the route enters the city of Albany and serves as a main thoroughfare through town (for about a mile, OR 99E shares an alignment with US 20. At the northern end of Albany, OR 99E joins I-5.

OR 99E remains co-signed with I-5 until Salem where it again splits off from the interstate, serving many towns in northern Marion County. (A business route through Salem, OR 99E Business, consists of a section of OR 22 and the Salem Parkway; a previous alignment of OR 99E along Commercial Street, Fairgrounds Road, and Portland Road is often erroneously referred to as "99E" even though it is no longer part of the Oregon Route system). North of Salem, OR 99E serves the northern Willamette Valley, passing through cities such as Woodburn, Hubbard, and Canby, before entering the Portland metro area in Oregon City. The stretch between Canby and Oregon City is notorious for frequent and serious accidents.

Starting in Oregon City, and continuing through the suburban communities of Gladstone, Oak Grove and Milwaukie, OR 99E is known as McLoughlin Boulevard (after fur trader John McLoughlin). The road crosses the John McLoughlin Bridge just south of Gladstone. North of Milwaukie (and an interchange with OR 224), OR 99E is a high-capacity urban expressway.

In Portland, OR 99E continues as the McLoughlin Boulevard expressway until passing beneath the Ross Island Bridge (US 26), where it runs on the couplet of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (formerly Union Avenue) and Grand Avenue. It is the main north–south arterial through the central east side of the city. North of NE Broadway, OR 99E continues as MLK Jr. Boulevard and passes through several Northeast Portland Neighborhoods until its terminus at an interchange with I-5 and OR 120 in Delta Park, just south of the Columbia River crossing. (The interchange also involves Interstate Avenue, which was the prior route of OR 99W before the latter route was truncated).

Major intersections[edit]

Note: mileposts do not reflect actual mileage due to realignments. Not all interchanges are shown on the I-5 overlap; for a full list see the I-5 exit list.
County Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Lane Junction City 32.37 OR 99 south / OR 99W north – Junction City, Eugene, Monroe, Corvallis
Linn Halsey 19.36 OR 228 to I-5 – Brownsville, Sweet Home
Tangent 7.81 OR 34 to I-5 – Corvallis, Lebanon Interchange
Albany 2.42 US 20 west – Albany City Center, Corvallis South end of US 20 overlap; interchange
2.17 Jackson Street – Sunrise District, Albany Police, Sheriff, Jail Interchange
1.40 US 20 east to I-5 south – Lebanon, Eugene North end of US 20 overlap
South end of freeway
0.66 Knox Butte, Linn County Fair and Expo Center
0.00
234.69
I-5 south – Eugene South end of I-5 overlap
238.24 South Jefferson, Scio, Millersburg (OR 164 north)
Marion 244.68 North Jefferson (OR 164 south)
Salem 249.35 Commercial Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
253.87
OR 22 / OR 99E Bus. north – Detroit Lake, Stayton
256.28 OR 213 (Market Street) – Silverton, Lancaster Mall
North end of freeway
258.68
46.08
I-5 north – Portland, Oregon State Fair, L.B. Day Amphitheatre, Salem City Center
44.46 To I-5 / Chemawa Road (OR 99E Bus. south) – Chemawa, Keizer, Hazelgreen, Silverton
Woodburn 32.87 OR 214 south – Woodburn City Center, Mt. Angel, Silverton South end of OR 214 overlap
31.70 OR 214 north / OR 211 to I-5 – Newberg, Molalla North end of OR 214 overlap
27.26 OR 551 to I-5 – Wilsonville Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Clackamas Oregon City 12.56 Main Street (OR 43)
11.73 I-205 – West Linn, Salem, Seattle, The Dalles Interchange
Milwaukie 5.46 OR 224 – Clackamas, Damascus, Estacada Interchange
Multnomah Portland 4.39 Tacoma Street to Johnson Creek Boulevard – Sellwood Bridge Interchange
3.70 Westmoreland, Sellwood, Eastmoreland, Reed College (Bybee Boulevard) Interchange; southbound exit and entrance
2.61 Milwaukie Avenue – Westmoreland Interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.33 Holgate Boulevard – Reed College
1.49 US 26 (Powell Boulevard) – Ross Island Bridge, Gresham, Mount Hood Interchange
0.69 Hawthorne Bridge Interchange southbound; at-grade intersection northbound
0.39 To I-5 / Morrison Bridge – Salem, Seattle Interchange southbound; at-grade intersection northbound
0.00 Burnside Street – Burnside Bridge Former US 30 Bus. east
-0.18 I-84 east / US 30 east – Portland Airport, The Dalles Interchange
-0.59 Multnomah Street – Steel Bridge, Lloyd Center
-0.84 To I-5 / Broadway – Memorial Coliseum, Broadway Bridge
-3.75
US 30 Byp. (Lombard Street) – St. Johns Bridge, Astoria, Portland Airport, Hood River
-4.01 Columbia Boulevard – Portland Meadows, Portland Airport
-4.46 To Vancouver Way, Schmeer Road, Gertz Road Interchange; southbound exit and entrance
-4.68 Vancouver Avenue – Portland Meadows Southbound exit and entrance
-4.87 To Gertz Road, Northeast 6th Drive Interchange; southbound exit and entrance
-4.88 To Vancouver Way – Portland Airport Northbound exit and entrance
-5.75 Marine Drive east – Delta Park Interchange
-5.97 I-5Seattle Interchange
-6.09 Marine Drive west (OR 120) – Portland Expo Center Continuation beyond I-5

Related routes[edit]

References[edit]

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