Talk:Oregon Route 99

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Break up into separate pages[edit]

I really, really, really think this page should be broken into 3 pages: One for OR99 south of Junction City, one for OR 99E, and one for OR 99W. What sayeth the other editors of this page?

There are many links on Wikipedia pointing to OR99E and OR99W, after all.

I'm more than willing to do the work, but am looking for other opinions before doing so. --EngineerScotty 20:17, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

I completely agree. —EncMstr 06:48, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Business Loops and Interstate 5[edit]

The note about I5 not having or signing interstate business routes is uncited and disputed based on the existence of 405 through Portland. Unless a compelling argument against this basis can be found, the sentence should be removed. Zab 06:09, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Interstate 405 is an auxiliary interstate highway, not a business route. If you look at the second link, you'll note that I-5 does not have any business routes in Oregon, nor does any other highway. -- NORTH talk 06:18, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I withdraw my dispute. /me reminds himself to research more. Zab 05:22, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

A history of this highway, especially before I-5 was built, would be most instructive. How twisty and windy was it? How long did it take to drive from the southern Oregon border to Junction city? I was led here from Californication (portmanteau) which aludes to these things. —EncMstr 06:50, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

History notes[edit]

Major changes in routing
  • California to Ashland: old route became Siskiyou Highway No. 273 and extension of Green Springs Highway No. 21 in 1937-38; I-5 opened in 1966
    • 1937-38 didn't get a route number [1] [2]
  • Ashland-Medford bypass: opened and old route became Rogue Valley Highway No. 63 in 1962
    • 1962
  • Central Point to Rock Point: old route went to the county and Sams Valley Highway No. 271 in 1954; spur of Highway 271 designated in 1955
    • 1954-55 became OR 234 and nothing (spur) [3]
  • Rock Point to Grants Pass: old route became Rogue River Highway No. 60 and extension of Redwood Highway No. 25 in 1959
    • 1959
  • Canyonville: old route (south of 5th Street? all?) went to the city in 1954
    • 1954 didn't get a route number [4]
  • Canyonville to Myrtle Creek: I-5 opened and old route became county road, extension of Tiller-Trail Highway No. 230, and Myrtle Creek Highway No. 237 in 1959
    • 1959
  • Myrtle Creek to Shady: old route became Dillard Highway No. 235 and an extension of Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway No. 35 in 1957
    • 1957 became US 99B [5] [6]; US 99 returned after I-5 was signed
  • Shady to Oakland: old route became Oakland-Shady Highway No. 234 in 1956
    • 1956 became OR 235 [7] (not numbered at first? [8] [9]); US 99 returned after I-5 was signed
  • Yoncalla to Anlauf: old route became Drain-Yoncalla Highway No. 236 and extension of Umpqua Highway No. 45 in 1956
    • 1956 became OR 235 and OR 38 [10] [11] [12]; US 99 returned after I-5 was signed
  • Anlauf: old route became a county road and an extension of Territorial Highway No. 200 in 1953
  • Cottage Grove to Goshen: old route became Goshen-Divide Highway No. 226 in 1957
    • 1957 became US 99B [13] [14]; US 99 returned after I-5 was signed
  • Goshen to Eugene: old route became a county road, McVay Highway No. 225, and an extension of McKenzie Highway No. 15 in 1953
    • 1953 didn't get a route number [15]
  • Eugene to Junction City: swapped with Junction City-Eugene Highway No. 223 in 1936
  • Junction City to Albany: Highway 1E became Albany-Junction City Highway No. 58 and Albany Airport Highway No. 214 became part of Pacific Highway in 1958
    • 1958 (I-5 was still under construction here) US 99 replaced US 99E south of Salem [16]; US 99E returned after I-5 was signed
  • Millersburg to Steiwer Hill: old Highway 1E became Jefferson Highway No. 164 in 1945
    • 1945 didn't get a route number [17]
  • Steiwer Hill to Salem: old Highway 1E became county road in 1948
  • North of Salem: West Portland-Hubbard Highway No. 51 designated in 1937; Portland-Salem Expressway No. 57 designated in 1953, including Salem bypass, most of Highway 51, and into Portland; Highway 1 extended north in 1957 to absorb Highway 57
    • Salem bypass 1953 (after bypass was completed) new route at first became US 99BY [18] [19]; later old route through Salem became US 99B [20]; US 99E returned to old route after I-5 was signed
    • Salem to Portland new route became US 99 [21] [22]; cut back to Junction City after I-5 was signed

--NE2 04:53, 9 April 2008 (UTC)