Oregon Route 82

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This article is about the Oregon Route. For the Interstate Highway in Oregon, see Interstate 82.

Oregon Route 82 marker

Oregon Route 82
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 70.74 mi (113.84 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 30 in La Grande
  I-84 in La Grande
OR 237 in Island City
OR 204 in Elgin
OR 3 in Enterprise
East end: OR 350 / OR 351 in Joseph
Highway system
I-82 I-84
Oregon Route 82 near Alicel

Oregon Route 82 is a state highway in northeastern Oregon. It runs from U.S. Route 30 at La Grande to a junction with Oregon Routes 350 and 351 in Joseph. It is known as the Wallowa Lake Highway No. 10 (see Oregon highways and routes). Route 82 is part of the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.[1]

From an intersection at Adams Avenue (U.S. Highway 30, it heads east underneath Interstate 84 into Island City, where it turns north at an intersection with Oregon Route 237. (Highway 237 continues east to Cove. Once out of Island City, it curves northeast and passes through Elgin, Imbler, and enters Wallowa County at Minam. From there, the highway curves southeast into the Wallowa Valley, passing through the towns of Lostine, Wallowa, and Enterprise before ending in Joseph.

State Highway 82 is the main route from remote Wallowa County to La Grande which serves a transportation hub, providing access to main roads such as Interstate 84 and U.S. Highway 30. It also sees extra tourist traffic in the summer, which mostly consists of travelers to Wallowa Lake, which is south of Joseph.

Major intersections[edit]

Note: mileposts do not reflect actual mileage due to realignments.
County Location Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Union La Grande 0.00 US 30 – La Grande City Center, Pendleton, Baker City
0.89 I-84 – Pendleton, Baker City Interchange
Island City 2.41 OR 237 – Cove
Elgin 20.25 OR 204 – Palmer Junction, Spout Springs, Tollgate, Weston
Wallowa Enterprise 65.02 OR 3 north – Flora, Lewiston
Joseph 71.42 Ferguson Ridge, Halfway, Imnaha (OR 350), Wallowa Lake (OR 351), Joseph State Airport, Hurricane Creek

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hells Canyon Scenic Byway map". 
  2. ^ Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Road Inventory (primarily the Digital Video Log), accessed April 2008