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 99 in Eugene
East end: US 20 in Ontario
Highway system
OR 27 US 30

U.S. Route 28 (US 28) is a defunct designation (since the early 1950s) of an east–west highway that was located completely in the U.S. state of Oregon. It connected US 99 in Eugene with US 20 in Ontario.

History[edit]

In 1937, US 28 was truncated at Eugene, which then became its western terminus. US 28 was replaced with US 26 when US 26 was extended from Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean in 1952. The portion of US 28 from Ontario to Prineville became US 26. That highway 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 traveled concurrently with US 395 to Prineville.

At the intersection 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 mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Lane Eugene 0 0 US 99 Western terminus
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 Eastern terminus; east end of US 20 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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. ^ Road and Reference Atlas (Map). Rand McNally & Company. 1947. pp. 74–75. 

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