U.S. Route 28

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U.S. Route 28 marker

U.S. Route 28
Route information
Length: 462 mi[1] (744 km)
Existed: 1926 – 1952[1]
Major junctions
West end: US 101 in Florence, Oregon
East end: US 20 in Ontario, Oregon
Highway system

U.S. Route 28 is a defunct designation (since the early 1950s) of an east–west highway between Florence, Oregon, and Ontario, Oregon.

History[edit]

In 1937, US 28 was truncated at Eugene, Oregon, which then became its western terminus. US 28 was replaced with U.S. Route 26 when U.S. 26 was extended from Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean in 1952. The portion of US 28 from Ontario, OR, to Prineville, OR, became US 26. US 26 then continued in a northwesterly direction to Portland and Astoria. From Prineville to Eugene, US 28 became U.S. Route 126, now known as Oregon Route 126.

Route description[edit]

US 28 began at US 99 in Eugene before continuing to Sisters and Redmond, where the route met US 97. Continuing east, the highway ran concurrently with US 395 to Prineville.

At the junction with Route 126, the old designation of US 28 follows US 26 and picks up the Ochoco Highway No. 41, which also follows OR 126 west to US 97 in Redmond. The Ochoco Highway ends at OR 19 near Dayville, from which US 28 followed the John Day Highway No. 5 through John Day to US 20 in Vale. The remainder of US 28 in Oregon overlapped US 20 on the Central Oregon Highway No. 7 to the Idaho state line.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Lane Eugene 0 0 US 99
Deschutes Sisters 91 146 US 20
Redmond 111 179 US 97
Crook Prineville 130 209 OR 27
Wheeler Mitchell 183 295 OR 207 north
Grant   215 346 OR 19 north
Mount Vernon 245 394 US 395 north West end of US 395 concurrency
John Day 253 407 US 395 south East end of US 395 concurrency
Baker   303 488 OR 7 east
Malheur Vale 371 597 US 20 west West end of US 20 concurrency
Ontario 387 623 US 20 east US 28 ends; east end of US 20 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 21:00, 31 March 2010 (UTC).
  2. ^ Rand McNally & Company (1947). Road and Reference Atlas (Map). pp. 74–75.
Browse numbered routes
OR 27 OR US 30