Oregon Route 99

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Oregon Route 99 marker
Oregon Route 99
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length211 mi (340 km)
Existed1972–present
Major junctions
South end I-5 in Ashland
Major intersections
North end OR 99E / OR 99W in Junction City
Highway system
US 99 OR 99E
Refreshment stand on US highway 99 in Oregon, 1939

Oregon Route 99 is a state highway that runs between the southern border of Oregon, and the city of Junction City. Oregon Route 99 was formed from parts of the former U.S. Route 99; it shares much of its route with I-5, but much of it is also independent. Between Portland and Junction City, the highway is forked into two routes: Oregon Route 99E and Oregon Route 99W.

Route description[edit]

Oregon Route 99 technically starts at an interchange with Interstate 5 at exit 11, south of Ashland. There it departs from the freeway, running parallel to I-5 as it passes through the cities of Ashland (as Main Street), Talent, Phoenix, and Medford. The highway rejoins I-5 at exit 35, just northwest of Central Point.

Old US 99 at Siskiyou Summit

OR 99 departs from I-5 several more times through the mountains of southern Oregon, only to rejoin again a short distance later. Junctions are found in Gold Hill (2nd Ave), Grants Pass, between Myrtle Creek and Sutherlin (crossing I-5 in Roseburg), through Drain and Yoncalla, and Cottage Grove and Goshen. These departures serve as business routes for I-5, as Oregon does not have or sign Interstate business routes.

When it reaches Eugene, OR 99 departs from I-5 for a final time. It heads west into downtown, along Franklin Boulevard past the University of Oregon. Downtown, OR 99 is on the 6th and 7th Avenue couplet. (Much of the section in Eugene is co-signed with either Oregon Route 126 or OR 126 Business.) West of downtown it heads north on an expressway alignment, which continues to Junction City. In Junction City, OR 99 ends, as it splits into eastern and western forks.

Highways comprised[edit]

OR 99 comprises the following named highways (see Oregon highways and routes) and roads, from south to north:

  • The Rogue Valley Highway No. 63;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway No. 1 (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Gold Hill Spur No. 486;
  • The Sams Valley Highway No. 271 (concurrent with OR 234);
  • The Rogue River Highway No. 60;
  • Part of the Redwood Highway No. 25;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • Part of Fifth Street in Canyonville;
  • Part of the Tiller-Trail Highway No. 230;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Dillard Highway, which is no longer a state highway;
  • Part of the Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway No. 35 (concurrent with OR 42);
  • The Oakland-Shady Highway, which is no longer a state highway (concurrent with OR 138);
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Drain-Yoncalla Highway, which is no longer a state highway;
  • Part of the Umpqua Highway No. 45;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5);
  • The Goshen-Divide Highway No. 226;
  • Part of the Pacific Highway (concurrent with I-5); and
  • Part of the Pacific Highway West No. 1W.

It followed the Myrtle Creek Highway previously. This section was removed by 2018.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Jackson0.000.00 I-5 south – Yreka
Ashland3.485.60
OR 66 to I-5 – Lakeview, Klamath Falls
Medford18.6430.00

OR 62 east to I-5 / OR 140 – Crater Lake
OR 238 west – Jacksonville
23.8538.38Blackwell RoadFormer US 99 north
24.1238.8235 I-5 south – MedfordSouthern end of I-5 overlap
29.4747.4340 I-5 north – Grants PassNorthern end of I-5 overlap
29.7947.94Blackwell RoadFormer US 99 south
Gold Hill30.1948.59 OR 234 east – Crater LakeSouthern end of OR 234 overlap
32.8552.87
To I-5 (via OR 234 west)
Northern end of OR 234 overlap
34.7355.89 I-5 – Medford, Grants PassInterchange
JosephineGrants Pass47.1775.91
US 199 to I-5 – Cave Junction, Crescent City
47.3576.20 OR 238 south – Murphy, Jacksonville
47.37–
47.58
76.23–
76.57
Seventh Street Bridge (northbound) and Caveman Bridge (southbound) over the Rogue River
48.1577.49
F Street to I-5
Former Redwood Spur
48.2877.70E StreetFormer Rogue River Loop Highway
49.9480.3758 I-5 south – MedfordSouthern end of I-5 overlap
53.3185.7961Merlin
58.1593.5866Hugo
60.9598.09Sexton Mountain Pass summit, elevation 1,960 ft or 600 m
63.26101.8171Sunny Valley
65.68105.70Smith Hill summit, elevation 1,730 ft or 530 m
Wolf Creek67.90–
68.47
109.27–
110.19
76Wolf Creek
69.98112.6278Speaker RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
71.68115.36Stage Road Pass summit, elevation 1,830 ft or 560 m
Douglas72.66116.9380Glendale
75.12120.8983Barton RoadNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
Quines Creek77.97125.4886Quines Creek Road / Barton RoadBarton Road only appears on southbound signage
79.95128.6788Azalea, Galesville Reservoir
82.03132.01Canyon Creek Pass summit, elevation 2,020 ft or 620 m
87.65141.0695Canyon Creek
Canyonville89.93144.7398 I-5 north – RoseburgNorthern end of I-5 overlap
93.40150.31101 I-5 south – Grants PassSouthern end of I-5 overlap
93.98151.25102Gazley Road
Tri-City96.04154.56103 I-5 north – RoseburgNorthern end of I-5 overlap
Myrtle Creek101.29163.01108 I-5 south – Grants PassSouthern end of I-5 overlap
103.30166.25110Boomer Hill Road
105.07–
105.17
169.09–
169.25
112 I-5 north – RoseburgNorthern end of I-5 overlap
Winston114.00183.47 OR 42 west – Myrtle Point, Coquille, Coos BaySouthern end of OR 42 overlap
116.85188.05
OR 42 east to I-5 – Roseburg, Grants Pass
Northern end of OR 42 overlap
117.97189.85 I-5 south – Grants PassNo access to northbound I-5
Roseburg121.67195.81
OR 138 west to I-5 – West Roseburg
Southern end of OR 138 overlap
121.91196.20 OR 138 east (North Umpqua Highway) – Diamond Lake, Crater LakeNorth end of OR 138 overlap
Winchester127.50205.19 I-5 / OR 138
Sutherlin135.00217.26

To OR 138 / I-5 – Elkton
139.23224.07140 I-5 south – RoseburgSouthern end of I-5 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
140.89226.74142Metz Hill
144.96233.29146Rice Valley
Rice Hill147.15–
148.34
236.81–
238.73
148Rice Hill
149.04239.86150 I-5 north – EugeneNorthern end of I-5 overlap
Drain156.86252.44 OR 38 west – Ocean Beaches, Reedsport, Coos BaySouthern end of OR 38 overlap
162.88262.13Curtin Road – Anlauf, LoraneFormer Territorial Highway
Anlauf163.52263.16162 I-5 south – RoseburgNorthern end of OR 38 overlap; south end of I-5 overlap
164.59264.88163Curtin, Lorane
Lane169.91273.44170 I-5 north – PortlandNorthern end of I-5 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Creswell183.79295.78
To I-5 (via OR 222) – Eugene, Roseburg
189.53305.02 OR 58 east (Willamette Highway) – Oakridge, Klamath Falls
189.90305.61Franklin BoulevardFormer US 99 north
188B I-5 south – RoseburgSouthern end of I-5 overlap
190.94–
191.58
307.29–
308.32
18930th Avenue (OR 225) – South EugeneFormer US 99 north
SpringfieldEugene line193.05310.68191

Glenwood Boulevard to OR 126 Bus. east – Springfield
OR 126 Bus. only appears on northbound signage
Eugene193.63311.62192 I-5 north – PortlandNorthern end of I-5 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
193.71311.75Riverview StreetInterchange; no southbound entrance
194.22312.57
OR 126 Bus. east – Springfield
Interchange; southern end of OR 126 Bus. overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance; former US 99 south
195.66314.88

Coburg Road to I-105 / I-5 – Springfield
Interchange
196.38316.04
I-105 / OR 126 east to I-5 – Springfield
Interchange; northern end of OR 126 Bus. overlap; southern end of OR 126 overlap
196.63316.45Blair BoulevardFormer Junction City–Eugene Highway
197.47317.80 OR 126 west – Veneta, Elmira, FlorenceNorthern end of OR 126 overlap
201.31323.98

OR 569 (Randy Pape Beltline) to I-5 / OR 126 – Florence, Springfield
Interchange
208.45335.47 OR 36 – Cheshire, Florence
Junction City209.97337.911st Avenue to High Pass Road – Santa ClaraFormer Junction City–Eugene Highway
211.00339.57 OR 99E north / OR 99W north – Albany, Portland, Corvallis, McMinnville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon Official State Map" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2021-11-10.
  2. ^ "Road Assets and Mileage". Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 14, 2021.