Oregon Route 27

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Oregon Route 27 marker

Oregon Route 27
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length44.79 mi[1][2] (72.08 km)
Existed1932–present
Component
highways
Crooked River Highway No. 14
Major junctions
South end US 20 near Brothers
North end US 26 in Prineville
Location
CountiesDeschutes, Crook
Highway system
US 26US 30
Oregon Route 27 in Prineville, Oregon

Oregon Route 27 is an Oregon state highway located in Deschutes County and Crook County. OR 27 traverses the Crooked River Highway No. 14 of the Oregon state highway system.[3] Known as the Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway, OR 27 has the distinction of being one of the only state highways in Oregon which is partially paved: out of its 44.79-mile (72.08 km) total length, an 18.5-mile (29.8 km) stretch of the highway is gravel.

Route description[edit]

OR 27 has its southern terminus at a junction with U.S. Route 20 at Brothers, east of Bend. It runs north, along the Crooked River, towards Prineville Reservoir and the city of Prineville. It terminates in Prineville at a junction with U.S. Route 26.

The highway is commonly known as the Les Schwab Highway, as it serves a significant amount of freight traffic for the Les Schwab tire company, which is headquartered in Prineville.[citation needed] There have been numerous proposals over the years to pave the highway in its entirety; but no such projects have been undertaken due to lack of funding.[citation needed]

Southern Terminus of Oregon Route 27
Southern End of Oregon Route 27

History[edit]

OR 27 used to extend further northwest to the town of Metolius, roughly following the present US 26.

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. 

CountyLocation[1][2]Milepoint[1][2]DestinationsNotes
Deschutes42.51 US 20 – Bend, Brothers
Crook
No major junctions
Deschutes
No major junctions
Crook19.84–
19.59
Bowman Dam
Spillway Crooked River
Prineville0.00 US 26
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "Straightline Charts". Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Transportation System Monitoring Unit (September 2014). "2013 Transportation Volume Table" (PDF). Transportation Data Section, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "2012 Cross Reference Table of Highway Route Number to State Highway Number" (PDF). Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Road Inventory and Classification Services (July 2017). "Straightline Chart Legend" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2018.

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