U.S. Route 30 in Oregon
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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.) Out of all the states U.S. Route 30 traverses, it spends the most time in Oregon. At 477 miles, it is also the longest road in the state.
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length||477.02 mi (767.69 km)|
(using the entire Huntington Highway through Lime)
|West end||US 101 in Astoria|
|East end||I-84 / US 30 at the Idaho state line|
|Counties||Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker, Malheur|
Astoria to PortlandEdit
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.
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.
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, US 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 Portland. On the edge of Downtown Portland, US 30 briefly becomes a freeway, utilizing part of the route of the cancelled I-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 Wood Village:
N.W. Bridge Avenue, 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. Sandy Boulevard, and N.E. 238th Drive.
U.S. Route 30 Business was a spur from US 30 Byp. northeast of Downtown Portland, 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.
East of PortlandEdit
- Historic Columbia River Highway No. 100 1 mile (2 km) through Cascade Locks (also designated the Cascade Locks Highway)
- Mount Hood Highway No. 26 3 miles (4 km) through Hood River
- Historic Columbia River Highway No. 100 and Mosier-The Dalles Highway No. 292 20 miles (32 km) from Mosier to The Dalles
- Pendleton Highway No. 67 7 miles (11 km) through Pendleton
- La Grande-Baker Highway No. 66 5 miles (9 km) through La Grande
- La Grande-Baker Highway No. 66, 22 miles (36 km) from North Powder to Baker City
- Huntington Highway No. 449 8 miles (13 km) through Huntington
- Ontario Spur No. 493, 1 mile (1 km) from Ontario to the Idaho state line
|Length||3.17 mi (5.10 km)|
Before the interstates were built, the Portland section of US 30 ran on Saint Helens Road to the Willamette Heights section of Portland, then on Wardway Street, then Vaughn Street, then NW 18th & 19th Avenues, then Burnside Street, and then Sandy Boulevard towards Troutdale.
In 1988, US 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 3.17-mile (5.10 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. Funding for the freeway was withdrawn by the city government in November 1978, as it would have required condemnation and rerouting streets on a swath of land through the Northwest Industrial neighborhood. The federal government formally approved the project's cancellation in December 1979 and reallocated funds to other transportation improvements in the area.
|Clatsop||Astoria||0.00||0.00||US 101 to US 26 – 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|
US 30 Byp. east (St. Johns Bridge)
|93.91||151.13||Nicolai Street – Montgomery Park|
|93.91||151.13||Western end of freeway|
|94.19||151.58||Vaughn Street||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|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|
|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||César E Chávez Boulevard, 43rd Avenue||Former US 30 Bus.|
|100.42||161.61||3||58th Avenue||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|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|
|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|
|184.66||297.18||US 197 south – Dufur, Bend||Western end of US 197 overlap|
|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|
|||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|
|I-84 west / OR 203 south – Pendleton, Union||Western end of I-84 overlap|
|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|
I-84 east / US 30 Bus. west to US 20 / US 26 – Boise, Ontario, Vale
|477.02||767.69||US 30 east – Fruitland||Bridge over the Snake River (state line); continuation into Idaho|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Oregon Department of Transportation, Public Road Inventory Archived 2008-02-24 at the Wayback Machine (primarily the Digital Video Log), accessed March 2008
- Federman, Stan (May 5, 1988). "Summer 1988 to be fairly free of road hassles". The Oregonian. p. C2.
- Jeffries, Pat (February 1, 1983). "Freeway extension will displace homes, businesses". The Oregonian. p. B2.
- Mantia, Patty (December 12, 1978). "I-505: the little freeway that wasn't". The Oregonian. p. B7.
- Kramer, George (May 2004). The Interstate Highway System in Oregon: A Historic Overview (PDF) (Report). Oregon Department of Transportation. pp. 68–72. Retrieved March 30, 2021 – via Oregon State Library. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Goldschmidt releases funds". The Oregonian. December 15, 1979. p. C10.
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