Oregon Route 51

Oregon Route 51 is an Oregon state highway running between Monmouth, Oregon and an intersection with Oregon Route 22 west of Salem. OR 51 traverses several highways of the Oregon state highway system: the Monmouth–Independence Highway No. 43 and the Independence Highway No. 193.[2] The route lies completely within Polk County. The Independence Highway previously continued south to US 20.

Oregon Route 51 marker
Oregon Route 51
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length8.69 mi[1] (13.99 km)
Component
highways
  • Monmouth–Independence Highway No. 43
  • Independence Highway No. 193
Major junctions
South end OR 99W / OR 194 in Monmouth
North end OR 22 near Rickreall
Highway system
OR 47 OR 52

Route descriptionEdit

OR 51 starts, at its southern terminus, in the city of Monmouth, at an intersection with Oregon Route 99W and Oregon Route 194. It heads due east from there for approximately 2½ miles, reaching the neighboring city of Independence. In Independence, it turns north, running parallel to the Willamette River, and continues for 6 miles (9.7 km). OR 51 terminates at an intersection with OR 22 near Brunks Corner.

While no significant improvements are planned to OR 51 itself; a proposed project to improve OR 22 includes conversion of the (notoriously dangerous) intersection between OR 51 and OR 22 into a grade-separated interchange.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

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.[4] 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. The entire route is in Polk County. [1]

Location[1]Milepoint[1]DestinationsNotes
Monmouth43 0.00  OR 194 – Monmouth City Center, Kings ValleyContinuation beyond southern terminus
  OR 99W – Corvallis, McMinnville
Independence43 2.35
193 6.34
South Main Street – Buena Vista, Albany
193 0.00  OR 22 – Salem, Dallas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "Straightline Charts". Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  2. ^ 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 September 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Project 22, Polk County, Oregon
  4. ^ Road Inventory and Classification Services (July 2017). "Straightline Chart Legend" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2018.