Oregon Route 540

Oregon Route 540 (OR 540) is an Oregon state highway running from North Bend to Cape Arago State Park. OR 540 is known as the Cape Arago Highway No. 240 (see Oregon highways and routes). It is 14.20 miles (22.85 km) long and runs northeast to southwest, entirely within Coos County.

Oregon Route 540 marker

Oregon Route 540

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length14.20 mi (22.85 km)
Existed2003–present
Major junctions
West endCape Arago State Park
East end US 101 in North Bend
Location
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
Highway system
OR 528 OR 542

OR 540 was established in 2003 as part of Oregon's project to assign route numbers to highways that previously were not assigned. It was signed at its intersection with US 101 in 2013.

Route descriptionEdit

OR 540 begins at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Virginia Avenue in North Bend. Sheridan Avenue carries the northbound traffic of US 101. It travels west along Virginia Avenue, turning south onto Broadway Street, then west again on Newmark Avenue where it enters the city of Coos Bay. At the western edge of Coos Bay, OR 540 turns southwest, traveling through the towns of Barview and Charleston. For its remaining length, the highway skirts the coastline to Cape Arago State Park, where it ends, becoming Cape Arago Road.

 
Drawbridge in Charleston

HistoryEdit

OR 540 was assigned to the Cape Arago Highway in 2003.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Coos County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
North Bend0.000.00  US 101 – Reedsport, Florence, Coos Bay, Bandon
Coos Bay2.744.41City limits (begin city maintenance)
4.497.23City limits (end city maintenance)
Cape Arago State Park14.1522.77End state maintenance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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