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Oregon Route 78 is an Oregon state highway running from Burns in Harney County to Burns Junction in Malheur County. OR 78 is known as the Steens Highway No. 442 (see Oregon highways and routes). It is 91.55 miles (147.34 km) long and runs northwest to southeast.

Oregon Route 78 marker

Oregon Route 78
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length91.55 mi[1] (147.34 km)
Existed1932–present
Major junctions
West end US 20 / US 395 in Burns
  OR 205 near Burns
East end US 95 in Burns Junction
Highway system
OR 74I-82

Route descriptionEdit

OR 78 begins at an intersection with US 20 and US 395 in Burns and continues southeast through Crane and New Princeton to Burns Junction, where it ends at an intersection with US 95.

 
Intersection of US 95 and Oregon Route 78
 
Steens Mountain from OR 78

HistoryEdit

OR 78 was assigned to the Burns-Crane Highway No. 24 when the Oregon route numbering system was initiated in 1932.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
HarneyBurns0.000.00   US 20 / US 395 – John Day, Ontario, Lakeview, Bend
1.732.78  OR 205 – Frenchglen, Denio
MalheurBurns Junction91.55147.34  US 95 – Jordan Valley, Boise, McDermitt, Winnemucca
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
 
US 20 & US 395, Oregon Route 78 Intersection

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Steens Highway No. 442" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. April 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2012.