Oregon Route 213

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Oregon Route 213 marker

Oregon Route 213
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length 55.66 mi (89.58 km)
Major junctions
South end I-5 in Salem
 
North end Portland Int'l Airport in Portland
Highway system
OR 212OR 214

Oregon Route 213 (OR 213) is an Oregon state highway that serves the eastern Willamette Valley between Portland and Salem. It is a north–south route. The route (except for its southernmost segment) is known as the Cascade Highway, though specific segments are generally better known by more localized names.

Route description[edit]

Oregon 213 where the expressway begins in Oregon City, Oregon.
Oregon Route 213 Near Mulino, Oregon

OR 213 begins on the grounds of Portland International Airport at an intersection with Airport Way, halfway between I-205 and the airport terminal. It heads south, where it is known as N.E. and S.E. 82nd Avenue,[1] a major five-lane thoroughfare through east Portland, until reaching its other end at OR 224 in the Clackamas area. Throughout this stretch, OR 213 runs parallel to Interstate 205 and thus mainly serves local traffic. However, traffic can still be heavy due to incidents on I-205 as well as the street's many businesses. Also, the street has some of the highest bus ridership in the region, along Tri-Met Route 72, which connects with the MAX Blue Line at the 82nd Avenue MAX Station.[citation needed]

OR 213 then follows I-205 for approximately 3 miles (4.8 km), before departing the freeway in Oregon City. It then proceeds south on a four-lane expressway through a scenic canyon on Oregon City's eastern edge until it intersects with Molalla Avenue in the vicinity of Clackamas Community College. This route goes by a number of names, known alternately as 82nd Drive, the Oregon City Bypass[citation needed] or the Trails End Highway.[citation needed] It then continues south as a two-lane, undivided route, through the communities of Carus, Mulino, and Liberal. In Liberal, Oregon Route 213 becomes the "Cascade Highway" (formerly Route 215) and continues south. Approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Molalla, the highway enters the town of Silverton, where it intersects Oregon Route 214. Oregon Route 213 then veers southwest along Silverton Road until it reaches Salem; in Salem it follows an alignment consisting of Silverton Road, Lancaster Drive, and Market Street until its southern terminus at Interstate 5. A separate roadway (never maintained by the Oregon Department of Transportation) known as the Cascade Highway South[2] continues south from Silverton (previously Oregon Route 215 but now devoid of any route number)[citation needed] until an intersection with OR 22 just north of Stayton.

Highways comprising[edit]

OR 213 comprises the following named highways (see Oregon highways and routes) from north to south:

History[edit]

For the most part, the alignment of OR 213 has remained the same over the years; however the following re-alignments have occurred:

  • OR 213 used to have a full connection with I-84 prior to the construction of I-205. Now, one can only enter I-84 headed westbound (towards downtown Portland) or exit I-84 onto OR 213 headed eastbound (coming from Portland). The OR 213 and I-84 intersection is also where OR 213 crosses over the MAX Blue, Red, and Green light rail lines at the Northeast 82nd Avenue station.
  • Prior to the construction of the OR 224 Expressway, OR 213 headed south from Sunnyside Road, turned east onto what is currently Sunnybrook, turned again south onto 84th Avenue, proceeded onto what is now Ambler, and continued onto 82nd Drive through Clackamas.
  • Prior to the construction of I-205, OR 213 shared an alignment with OR 212 between Clackamas and Oregon City along a local street known as 82nd Drive.
  • Prior to the construction of the Oregon City Bypass in the late 1980s, the highway was routed on an alignment through Oregon City along Washington and 7th Streets and Molalla Avenue.
  • In Salem, the highway did not used to connect to I-5 via Lancaster Drive and Market Streets; instead it continued west along Silverton Road (passing under I-5 but with no interchange) until the latter street's intersection with the old OR 99E alignment (Portland Road/Fairgrounds Road)

Major intersections[edit]

Milepoints are as reported by ODOT and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. Z indicates overlapping mileage due to construction longer than established route, and – indicates negative mileage behind established beginning point.[4] Segments that are locally maintained may be omitted. For routes traversing multiple named state highways, each milepoint is preceded by the corresponding state highway number. 

CountyLocationMilepoint[3]ExitDestinationsNotes
MarionSalem I-5 / Market Street – Portland, Eugene, City Center, West SalemSPUI; exit 256 on I-5; continues west as Market Street
SilvertonWest Main StreetSouth end of Cascade Highway overlap (continues south as a county-maintained road)
140 50.54 OR 214 east – Silver Falls State ParkSouth end of OR 214 concurrency
140 50.50
160 29.65
OR 214 west – Mt. Angel, WoodburnNorth end of OR 214 concurrency
ClackamasBlackman's Corner160 16.10 OR 211 – Woodburn, Molalla, Estacada
Oregon City160 3.59South end of limited-access
160 0.00
64 10.20
10 I-205 south – SalemSouth end of I-205 overlap
Gladstone64 11.0511Gladstone
64 12.6712 OR 212 east to OR 224 east – Damascus, Estacada
Roots Road – Johnson City
Signed as exits 12A (OR 212) and 12B (Roots Road) southbound
64 13.11
171 4.73
13 I-205 north – The Dalles, SeattleNorth end of I-205 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance; remaining movements are via OR 224
171 4.17
68 10.02
OR 224 – Estacada, Milwaukie
68 9.40North end of limited-access
MultnomahPortland68 4.75 US 26 (Powell Boulevard) – Portland City Center, Ross Island Bridge, Gresham, Mount Hood
68 2.27 I-84 / US 30 – Portland City CenterInterchange
68 0.95Sandy Boulevard – Hollywood DistrictFormer US 30 Bus.
68 0.23
US 30 Byp. to I-205
Interchange
68 0.10Columbia BoulevardInterchange
68 0.00 Northeast 82nd Avenue north – Portland International AirportContinuation beyond Columbia Boulevard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "82nd Avenue at Jonesmore Improvements". Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ "OR 213 (Cascade Highway South): I-205 to Conway Drive". Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  3. ^ Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Road Inventory Archived 2008-02-24 at the Wayback Machine. (primarily the Digital Video Log), accessed April 2008
  4. ^ Road Inventory and Classification Services (July 2017). "Straightline Chart Legend" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2018.