Oswego Highway #3
1939 to Present
Former Highway #3
Coast Highway #3 - (1917 to 1921)
Westside Pacific Highway #3 - (1921 to 1937)
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Overview
From: MP 000.00
US-26
Mount Hood Highway #26
MP 000.16 - in Portland
Current Columbia River Highway #2 Map
Oswego Highway #3
To: MP 011.66
OR-99E
Pacific Highway #81 (1E)
MP 012.56 - in Oregon City
Length: 11.60 Miles
Current Route Designations
OR-43
Historic Route Designations
OR-212
1953-1981
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History
1917
Pacific Highway #1   In 1917, the route of the current Oswego Highway #3 was part of the Pacific Highway #1 between Oregon City and Portland, crossing the Willamette River at Oregon City, and running along the west bank through West Linn and Oswego (later know as Lake Oswego).  
1917 Coast Highway #3
1917 Coast Highway #3

 
Coast Highway #3   At the time, Highway #3 was assigned to the Coast Highway #3.  
1921
  The Coast Highway #3 is renamed the Roosevelt Coast Highway #9.  
1921 Westside Pacific Highway #3
1921 Westside Pacific Highway #3

 
Westside Pacific Highway #3   The Highway #3 designation is now moved to the Westside Pacific Highway #3, replacing it's old designation of Westside Highway #28.  
1937
US-99   In 1937, the Pacific Highway #1 is redefined into a West and East Branch between Junction City and Jantzen Beach to reflect the West and East routing of US-99.

US-99E   The Pacific Highway East #1E is composed from:

 


US-99W   The Pacific Highway West #1W is composed from:
  • The full length of the Westside Pacific Highway #3 between Junction City and Portland.
  • A portion of the Pacific Highway #1 between Downtown Portland and the Denver-Union Junction in North Portland along Interstate Avenue.

 


ORE-43   A remaining segment of the Pacific Highway #1 between Oregon City and Downtown Portland along the west bank of the Willamette River is given the Route designation of ORE-43. This will later be know as the Oswego Highway #3.
 
1937 Paciic Highway Map
1937 Pacific Highway changes- Willamette Valley
1939 The 1939 Oregon State Legislature revises the definition of Oregon State Highways in Chapter 529 of Oregon Laws 1939. The following changes were made to the definition of the Pacific Highway #1 and created the Oswego Highway #3.
US-99   Pacific Highway #1 - From the junction of the Pacific Highway East #1E and the Pacific Highway West #1W at or near the north city limits of Junction City to the Oregon-California State Line.

US-99E   Pacific Highway East #1E - From the Oregon-Washington State Line at the Columbia River Interstate Bridge to the junction of the Pacific Highway #1 and the Pacific Highway West #1W at or near the north city limits of Junction City.

US-99W   Pacific Highway West #1W - From a junction with the Pacific Highway East #1E in North Portland, to the junction of the Pacific Highway #1 and the Pacific Highway West #1W at or near Junction City.

ORE-42   The former portion of the Pacific Highway #1 between Oregon City and Downtown Portland along the west bank of the Willamette River is now designated as the Oswego Highway #3.
 
1998 Paciic Highway Map
1939 Pacific Highway revisions.
More to come at a later date.

Highway and Route Junctions
 
Begin
Mile Point
000.00
Portland
 
SW Kelly Avenue
Mount Hood Highway #26
WEST
US-26
Mile Point
000.16 (2)
WEST
ORE-50
1933-1952
Pacific Highway #1
1917-1939
NORTH
US-99
1927-1938
 
Ross Island Bridge
EAST
US-26
Mount Hood Highway #26
EAST
ORE-50
1933-1952
Mile Point
000.25 (1)
 
NORTH
I-5
Pacific Highway #1
Mile Point
299.90 (2)
 
Pacific Highway #1
SOUTH
I-5
Mile Point
299.25 (1)
 
OR-43
US-99
1927-1938
Pacific Highway #1
1917-1939
 
Mile Point
011.16
West Linn
 
East Portland Freeway #64
SOUTH
I-205
Mile Point
008.82
NORTH
I-205
East Portland Freeway #64
Mile Point
008.82
OR-43
US-99
1927-1938
Pacific Highway #1
1917-1939
 
Mile Point
011.34
West Linn
 
Willamette Falls Drive
City of West Linn Maintained
WEST   WEST
ORE-244   ORE-212
1936-1952   1952-1981
 
OR-43
US-99   ORE-212
1927-1938   1952-1981
Pacific Highway #1
1917-1939
 
Mile Point
011.55
Oregon City
 
 
EAST
ORE-212
1952-1981
Main Street
City of Oregon City Maintained
OR-43
US-99
1927-1938
Pacific Highway #1
1917-1939
 
End
Mile Point
011.66
Oregon CIty
 
McLoughlin Boulevard
Pacific Highway #81 (1E)
SOUTH
ORE-99E
Mile Point
012.56
SOUTH
US-99E
1937-1972
Pacific Highway #1
1917-1937
SOUTH   SOUTH
US-99   US-99E
1927-1931   1931-1937
McLoughlin Boulevard
NORTH
ORE-99E
Pacific Highway #81 (1E)
NORTH
US-99E
1937-1972
Mile Point
012.56
NORTH
US-99E
1931-1937
East Portland-Oregon City Highway #46
1931-1937

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