U.S. Route 28

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U.S. Highway 28 marker

U.S. Highway 28
Route information
Length 462 mi[citation needed] (744 km)
Existed 1926 – 1952[citation needed]
Major junctions
West end US 99 in Eugene
East end US 20 in Ontario
Highway system
OR 27US 30

U.S. Route 28 (US 28) is a defunct designation (since the early 1950s) of an east–west highway that was located completely in the U.S. state of Oregon. It connected US 99 in Eugene with US 20 in Ontario.

History[edit]

In 1937, US 28 was truncated from Florence to Eugene, which then became its western terminus in Eugene. US 28 was replaced with US 26 when US 26 was extended from Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean in 1952. The portion of US 28 from Ontario to Prineville became US 26. That highway then continued in a northwesterly direction to Portland and Astoria. From Prineville to Eugene, US 28 became U.S. Route 126, now known as Oregon Route 126.

Route description[edit]

US 28 began at US 99 in Eugene before continuing to Sisters and Redmond, where the route met US 97. Continuing east, the highway traveled concurrently with US 395 to Prineville.

At the intersection with Route 126, the old designation of US 28 follows US 26 and picks up the Ochoco Highway No. 41, which also follows OR 126 west to US 97 in Redmond. The Ochoco Highway ends at OR 19 near Dayville, from which US 28 followed the John Day Highway No. 5 through John Day to US 20 in Vale. The remainder of US 28 in Oregon overlapped US 20 on the Central Oregon Highway No. 7 to the Idaho state line.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
LaneEugene00.0 US 99Western terminus
DeschutesSisters91146 US 20
Redmond111179 US 97
CrookPrineville130210 OR 27
WheelerMitchell183295 OR 207 north
Grant215346 OR 19 north
Mount Vernon245394 US 395 northWest end of US 395 concurrency
John Day253407 US 395 southEast end of US 395 concurrency
Baker303488 OR 7 east
MalheurVale371597 US 20 westWest end of US 20 concurrency
Ontario387623 US 20 eastEastern terminus; east end of US 20 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Road and Reference Atlas (Map). Rand McNally & Company. 1947. pp. 74–75.

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