Oregon Route 27
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length||44.79 mi (72.08 km)|
|Existed||1932 – present|
|Crooked River Highway No. 14|
|South end||US 20 near Brothers|
|North end||US 26 in Prineville|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
|Deschutes||||42.51||US 20 – Bend, Brothers|
||No major junctions|
||No major junctions|
Spillway Crooked River
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "Straightline Charts". Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- Crooked River Highway No. 14 (September 2011)
- Transportation System Monitoring Unit (September 2014). "2013 Transportation Volume Table" (PDF). Transportation Data Section, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- 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.
- Road Inventory and Classification Services (July 2017). "Straightline Chart Legend" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2018.