US 30 in Oregon
According to act-test-centers, US 30 is a US Highway in the US state of Oregon. The road forms an east-west route from the Pacific Ocean at Astoria via Portland to the Idaho border. US 30 is 768 kilometers long in Oregon.
The end of US 30 on US 101 in Astoria.
The connecting arch from US 30 to I-405 with a view of the Fremont Bridge.
US 30 forms an east-west route through the north of the state, bending slowly to the southeast. US 30 follows the Columbia River between Astoria and Hermiston. Only the portion west of Portland is a self-contained route, most of US 30, from Portland to the Idaho border, is double -numbered with Interstate 84 in Oregon. About three quarters of the western part is a two-lane road and a quarter is a divided highway with 2×2 lanes. The route begins on US 101 in Astoria and ends at the Ontario border with Idaho. US 30 in Idaho continues toward Boise.
US 30 Bypass
The St. John’s Bridge over the Willamette River, part of the US 30 Bypass.
The US 30 Bypass is a bypass route of US 30 through northern Portland. The bypass is 18 miles long and runs from US 30 at St. John’s Bridge over the Willamette River to I-84 at Wood Village in the far east of Portland. This is a fairly standard city road that usually has 2, 3 or 4 lanes. The US 30 Bypass largely coincides with Lombard Street, Portland Highway, and Sandy Boulevard.
US 30 was created in 1926 as a transcontinental route, the westernmost portion of which is in Oregon. The starting point has always been Astoria. US 30 largely follows the historic Oregon Trail used by migrants to the Willamette Valley in the 1800s.
When US 30 was introduced in 1926, the road was already paved from Astoria through Portland to the Columbia River Gorge, but was still unpaved east of The Dalles. With the introduction of US 30, it was clear that this route was prioritized for asphalting, which was rapidly implemented and completed in the early 1930s in eastern Oregon, between The Dalles and the border with the state of Idaho.
It is one of the few US Highways that has not been extensively modified in the western United States, although large parts have been absorbed into Interstate 84. I-84 was built in many phases in the 1960s and 1970s between Portland and the Idaho border. US 30 has since ceased to form an individual route east of Portland.
East of Portland, US 30 ran on the Historic Columbia River Highway, a 75-mile route through the canyon of the Columbia River between Troutdale and The Dalles. This road was constructed between 1913-1922 and bypassed by I-84 in the 1950’s.
Every day, 8,800 vehicles operate in Astoria, dropping to 6,300 vehicles at the quietest point between Astoria and Portland. From St. Helens, US 30 is a busier road, with 25,400 vehicles to 37,700 vehicles in Portland.
US 395 in Oregon
According to Liuxers, US 395 is a US Highway in the US state of Oregon. The road forms a north-south route through the center and east of the state, from the California border to the Washington border, passing through a number of small towns such as Lakeview, Burns, and Pendleton. US 395 is 616 kilometers long in Oregon.
US 395 south of Burns.
US 395 in California comes from Alturas and crosses the Oregon border at 1,400 meters, in a valley with Goose Lake. A 200-kilometre stretch then follows to US 20, on this stretch there are only a number of hamlets and few intersecting roads. The road leads through a rugged landscape with cliffs, canyons, mountains and lakes. US 395 then merges eastward with US 20 and passes through Burns, the first major town on the route.
After Burns, US 395 splits off from US 20 again. This is followed by a 100-kilometer stretch through John Day, an area of mountains, canyons and wilderness. John Day is located in the valley of the river of the same name, US 395 has a short double number with US 26.
US 395 then travels approximately 100 miles to Pendleton through a lonely area of mountains and canyons. This is a wild landscape with steppe and forest on the higher mountains. There are no places of any size on the route. Between Pendleton and Stanfield, US 395 coincides with Interstate 84. The road then heads through Hermiston, the largest built-up area on the US 395 route in Oregon. In Umatilla, one crosses US 730, after which US 395 merges with Interstate 82 and crosses the Columbia River to Washington. US 395 in Washington continues to Kennewick.
The later US 395 was a collection of dirt roads in the early 20th century. In 1920 the entire route was still unpaved and parts had not yet been built. US 395 was created in 1926, but originally only passed through Washington State. In 1934, the route was extended south to San Diego, including Oregon.
The introduction of US 395 came at a time when the Oregon road was still underdeveloped, some sections had been upgraded to an improved gravel road, but quite long stretches were still difficult to drive on. Only at Lakeview, Burns and Pendleton were some short sections with asphalt pavement. After 1935, the road began to be paved more extensively, the first in southern Oregon, where by 1937 the stretch between Lakeview and Burns had been paved, and the tarmac continued south from Pendleton. Until after World War II, there were unpaved sections remaining, most prominently between Burns and Canyon City, which was not fully paved until 1954, the last section of a US Highway in Oregon to be paved.
US 395 was not originally dual-numbered with I-82 or I-84, but continued on State Route 37 from Pendleton to Cold Springs, via an alternate route along the Columbia River to Pasco, Washington. In the 1980s the double numbering with the I-84 and I-82 was created.
Daily 940 vehicles pass the California border, rising to 2,600 vehicles in Lakeview, before dropping to just 270 vehicles further to US 20, making US 395 one of the loneliest US highways in the United States. . North from Burns to John Day there are also only 370 to 510 vehicles. The section between US 26 and I-84 is also extremely quiet with 320 to 460 vehicles per day. This rises the last stretch to 3,000 vehicles south of Pendleton. 7,700 vehicles drove through Hermiston.