U.S. Route 30 in Oregon

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For the unsigned Highway 30, see Willamina-Salem Highway.
This article is about the section of U.S. Route 30 in Oregon. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 30.

U.S. Highway 30 marker

U.S. Highway 30
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 477.02 mi[1] (767.69 km)
(using the entire Huntington Highway through Lime)
Major junctions
West end: US 101 in Astoria
 

I-405 in Portland
I-5 in Portland

I-84 from Hood River to Idaho
East end: I-84 / US-30 at the Idaho state line
Highway system
OR 27 OR 31

In the U.S. state of Oregon, U.S. Route 30, a major east–west U.S. Highway, runs from its western terminus in Astoria to the Idaho border east of Ontario. West of Portland, US 30 generally follows the southern shore of the Columbia River; east of Portland the highway has largely been replaced with Interstate 84, though it is signed all the way across the state, and diverges from the I-84 mainline in several towns, as a de facto business route. (The state of Oregon does not sign Interstate business routes; instead it uses the designations US 30 and Oregon Route 99 (along the Interstate 5 corridor) for this purpose.)

Route description[edit]

End US 30 Marker, Astoria, Oregon

Astoria to Portland[edit]

1937 sketch including Columbia River Highway (now U.S. Route 30) as it passes west of Sauvie Island, northwest of Portland

US 30 begins in Astoria, at an intersection with U.S. Route 101. US 101 southbound from the intersection goes down the length of the Oregon Coast, northbound US 101 crosses the Astoria-Megler Bridge into Washington state. US 30 proceeds east through the intersection, through downtown Astoria, and then along the southern bank of the Columbia.

East of Astoria, US 30 is known as the Lower Columbia River Highway No. 2W (see Oregon highways and routes), a designation which it carries until Portland.

Between Astoria and Portland, the highway passes through (or by) numerous Columbia River towns, such as Svensen, Knappa, Wauna, and Westport. In Westport, one can use the Wahkiakum County Ferry to cross the Columbia to Puget Island and Cathlamet, Washington.

Continuing east, the highway passes through the communities of Woodson and Clatskanie. East of Clatskanie, the highway runs inland from the river a bit, approaching the town of Rainier, Oregon.

Just before Rainier is an interchange providing access to the Lewis and Clark Bridge, which crosses the Columbia to Longview, Washington. After Rainier, the highway turns south, following a bend in the river, and runs parallel to Interstate 5 (which is across the river on the Washington side). Towns along the way include Goble, Deer Island, Columbia City, and St. Helens.

South of Deer Island, US 30 becomes an expressway, known locally as St. Helens Road. The highway proceeds through the towns of Warren, Scappoose, and Burlington (as well as passing by the access road to Sauvie Island) before entering Portland. East of Scappoose is the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

Portland area[edit]

In northwest Portland, US 30 is sandwiched between Forest Park to the west and the Willamette River to the east. South of the Linnton area, U.S. Route 30 Bypass heads east across the St. Johns Bridge. US 30 continues south along St. Helens Road, then later on Yeon Avenue through an industrial area as it approaches downtown. On the edge of downtown Portland, US 30 briefly becomes a freeway, utilizing part of the route of the cancelled Interstate 505, until its interchange with I-405 at the western end of the Fremont Bridge.

US 30 crosses the Fremont Bridge (along with I-405), on the Stadium Freeway No. 61; at the eastern end of the bridge it joins Interstate 5 south for approximately one mile on the Pacific Highway No. 1 and then joins the Banfield Expressway (I-84), where it becomes the Columbia River Highway No. 2. For the remainder of its route in the Portland area, US 30 shares an alignment with I-84. I-84 passes through the eastern Portland suburbs of Fairview, Wood Village, Gresham, and Troutdale in this fashion.

US 30 Bypass is the Northeast Portland Highway No. 123. It runs along the following streets before rejoining US 30 in Fairview:

N.W. Bridge Street, N. Philadelphia Avenue, N. Ivanhoe Street, N. Richmond Avenue, N. Lombard Street, N.E. Lombard Street, N.E. Portland Highway, N.E. Killingsworth Street, N.E. Columbia Boulevard, and N.E. Sandy Boulevard.

U.S. Route 30 Business is a spur from US 30 Bypass northeast of downtown southwest across I-84/US 30 to Oregon Route 99E east of downtown, just east of the Burnside Bridge. It has not rejoined US 30 on its west end since US 30 was moved onto I-405 and I-5 around downtown.

Former alignment[edit]

Before the interstates were built, US 30 ran on Saint Helens Road to the Willamette Heights section of Portland, then on Wardway St, then Vaughn St, then NW 18th & 19th Avenues, then Burnside Street (now BR 30), then Sandy Blvd.

East of Portland[edit]

Historic Route 30 Sign

US 30 runs mostly along I-84 in Oregon east of Portland, diverting to short segments of the old surface route to act as a business route or scenic route for I-84:

The sections concurrent with I-84 are part of the Columbia River Highway No. 2 west of U.S. Route 730 at Boardman and part of the Old Oregon Trail No. 6 east of U.S. Route 730.

There is also a U.S. Route 30 Business signed in the Ontario area. This is part of the Olds Ferry-Ontario Highway No. 455.

History[edit]

Interstate 505
Location: Portland
Length: 1.44 mi (2.32 km)

In 1988, U.S. 30 was realigned along NW Yeon Avenue in Portland to alleviate residential congestion. The new route utilized an interchange with I-405 that was intended for a proposed Interstate 505. The proposed interstate was intended to be a 1.44-mile (2.32 km) freeway spur in northwest Portland that would have connected I-405 to St. Helens Road, the latter being the original route for U.S. 30. The freeway was canceled in 1979 after plans were withdrawn, as it would have required condemnation and rerouting streets on a swath of land through the Northwest Industrial neighborhood.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Clatsop Astoria 0.00 0.00 US 101 – Seaside, Ilwaco, Long Beach
Westport 26.81 43.15 Westport Ferry Road – Wahkiakum County Ferry
Columbia Clatskanie 35.77 57.57 OR 47 south – Mist, Vernonia, Jewell
Rainier 47.72 76.80 Longview, Seattle (via Lewis and Clark Bridge) Interchange
Multnomah 83.2 133.9 Cornelius Pass Road
Portland 89.34 143.78
US 30 Byp. east (St. Johns Bridge)
93.91 151.13 Nicolai Street – Montgomery Park West end of freeway
94.19 151.58 Vaughn Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
94.52–
94.81
152.12–
152.58
I-405 south to US 26 – Portland City Center, Beaverton, Salem Western end of I-405 overlap
95.05 152.97 Fremont Bridge over the Willamette River
95.30 153.37 Kerby Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
95.30–
95.73
153.37–
154.06
I-5 north – Seattle Eastern end of I-405 overlap; western end of I-5 overlap
96.29 154.96 302A Broadway, Weidler Street – Rose Quarter, Portland City Center
96.60 155.46 Oregon Convention Center, Rose Quarter Westbound exit only
96.73 155.67 I-5 south – Beaverton, Salem, Portland City Center Eastern end of I-5 overlap; western end of I-84 overlap
97.19 156.41 OR 99E Eastbound entrance only
97.65 157.15 1 Lloyd Center Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
98.89 159.15 1 33rd Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
99.28 159.78 2 39th Avenue, 43rd Avenue Former US 30 Bus.
100.42 161.61 3 60th Avenue No westbound exit
100.99 162.53 4 Halsey Street, 68th Avenue Eastbound exit only
101.74 163.73 5 OR 213 (82nd Avenue) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
102.49 164.94 6 I-205 south – Salem Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
102.59 165.10 7 Halsey Street – Gateway District Eastbound exit only
103.32 166.28 8 I-205 north – Seattle, Portland Airport Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
103.47 166.52 9 102nd Avenue – Parkrose Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
103.83 167.10 9 I-205 – Seattle, Salem Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Fairview 108.81 175.11 14 Fairview Parkway (to US 30 Byp. west)
Dodson 129.54 208.47 35 Historic Columbia River Highway west – Ainsworth State Park
Hood River Cascade Locks 137.78 221.74 I-84 east – The Dalles Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastern end of I-84 overlap
138.24 222.48 Bridge of the Gods – Stevenson
139.06 223.80 Forest Lane (Historic Columbia River Highway east)
139.89 225.13 I-84 west – Portland Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; western end of I-84 overlap
141.87 228.32 47 Forest Lane (Historic Columbia River Highway west) – Herman Creek Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Hood River 156.37 251.65 I-84 east – The Dalles Eastern end of I-84 overlap
157.81 253.97 13th Street (OR 281)
158.95 255.81 OR 35 / Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail east – Odell, Parkdale, Mount Hood
Hood River 159.27–
159.53
256.32–
256.74
I-84 west / Hood River Bridge – Portland, Bingen, White Salmon Western end of I-84 overlap
Wasco Mosier 164.47 264.69 I-84 east – The Dalles Eastern end of I-84 overlap
164.84 265.28 Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail west
Rowena 173.83 279.75 To I-84 – The Dalles, Hood River, Mayer State Park
176.55 284.13 To I-84 – Port of The Dalles
The Dalles 181.19 291.60 I-84 – Pendleton, Portland, Port of The Dalles Interchange
183.16 294.77 To I-84 Interchange
184.66 297.18 US 197 south – Dufur, Bend Western end of US 197 overlap
184.90–
185.15
297.57–
297.97
I-84 west / US 197 north – The Dalles, Portland, Yakima Eastern end of US 197 overlap; west end of I-84 overlap
195.06 313.92 97 OR 206 – Celilo Park, Deschutes State Park
Sherman 202.48 325.86 104 US 97 – Yakima, Bend
Gilliam Arlington 235.74 379.39 137 OR 19 – Arlington, Condon
Heppner 245.27 394.72 147 OR 74 – Ione, Heppner
Morrow 265.87 427.88 168 US 730 – Irrigon
Umatilla 277.37 446.38 179 I-82 west – Hermiston, Umatilla, Kennewick
280.78 451.87 182 OR 207 – Hermiston, Lexington
286.76 461.50 188 US 395 north – Stanfield, Echo, Hermiston Western end of US 395 overlap
291.45 469.04 193 Echo Road (Lexington–Echo Highway) – Echo, Lexington
Pendleton 305.02 490.88 I-84 east / US 395 south – La Grande Eastern end of I-84 overlap
307.13 494.28 OR 37 north – Holdman
307.66 495.13 To US 395 south – Pilot Rock, John Day
308.97 497.24 OR 11 south to I-84 / US 395 – Portland, La Grande Western end of OR 11 overlap
309.67 498.37 OR 11 north – Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla Eastern end of OR 11 overlap
310.38 499.51 Mission Road – Mission, Indian Agency, Gibbon Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
311.65 501.55 I-84 west – Portland Western end of I-84 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
314.33 505.87 216 Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla (OR 331)
Union 351.11 565.06 252 OR 244 – Starkey, Ukiah
357.47 575.29 I-84 east – Baker City, Ontario Eastern end of I-84 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
La Grande 359.74 578.95 OR 82 to I-84 – Elgin, Wallowa Lake
362.86–
363.27
583.97–
584.63
I-84 west / OR 203 south – Pendleton, Union Western end of I-84 overlap
North Powder 383.52–
383.70
617.22–
617.51
I-84 east / OR 237 – Baker City, North Powder Eastern end of I-84 overlap
Baker Baker City 403.17 648.84 OR 7 north to I-84 – Richland, La Grande, Hells Canyon Western end of OR 7 overlap
403.41 649.23 OR 7 south – Salisbury, Unity, John Day Eastern end of OR 7 overlap
405.84 653.14 I-84 west – La Grande Western end of I-84 overlap
441.58 710.65 I-84 east – Ontario Eastern end of I-84 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
444.84 715.90 I-84 – Baker City, Ontario Interchange
Malheur 452.67 728.50 I-84 west – Baker City Western end of I-84 overlap
455.55 733.14 356 OR 201 – Weiser Former US 30N east
473.93 762.72 374 OR 201 (US 30 Bus. east) to US 20 / US 26 – Ontario, Weiser, Vale
Ontario 476.02–
476.28
766.08–
766.50

I-84 east / US 30 Bus. west to US 20 / US 26 – Boise, Ontario, Vale
477.02 767.69 US-30 Bridge over the Snake River (state line); continuation into Idaho
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Road Inventory (primarily the Digital Video Log), accessed March 2008

External links[edit]


U.S. Route 30
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