The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917 to Present
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Overview
From: MP 000.00
NORTH
US-197
Washington State Line
The Dalles Bridge at The Dalles
Current The Dalles-California Highway #4 Map
The Dalles-California Highway #4
To: MP 291.73
SOUTH EAST
US-97 CA-161
California State Line
South of Worden
Length: 281.36 Miles
The Dalles-California Highway #4 1917 Original Primary Highway
Current Route Designations
        BUSINESS  
US-26 US-30 US-97 US-197 ORE-126 ORE-140 ORE-216
Historic Route Designations
US-20 ORE-23 ORE-39 ORE-50 ORE-54 ORE-66 ORE-140
1941-2000 1933-1952 1933-1939 1933-1950 1933-1941 1933-1966 1966-1990
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History
1917 The Oregon State Legislature revises the Highway Act and creates an Oregon State Highway Commission (OSHC). The Act directs the commission to oversee 36 highways to be "...permanently constructed and finished with a hard surface."

The Dalles-California Highway #4   As stated in General Laws of Oregon 1917, Chapter 423, The Dalles-California Highway #4 proposed route is:  
1917 The Dalles-California Highway #4 Map
1917 The Dalles-California Highway #4

"A road from the Dalles by way of Dufur, Maupin and Shaniko to Redmond, Bend and from thence to Klamath Falls."

 

The initial routing of The Dalles-California Highway #4 south of Klamath Falls followed the route of the current route of Klamath Falls-Lakeview Highway #20 down 6th Street and the followed the current routing of the Klamath Falls-Malin Highway #50 though Merrill and Malin to the California State Line.  
1917 Klamath Falls Area
1917 Klamath Falls Area Highways
1927 On November 11th, 1926, the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), the predecessors of today's American Association of State Highway and Transpiration Officials (AASHTO), approved the United States Highway Number plan.

US-97   A portion of The Dalles-California Highway #4 was assigned Route US-97 between Shaniko Junction and Klamath Falls. Other segments of US-97 were routed along the Sherman Highway #42 and the Ashland-Klamath Falls Highway #21 (the future Green Springs Highway #21).  
1927 US-97 Route
1927 US Route 97
1932 In 1932, The Oregon Highway Department created a State Route System to assist in navigation on State Highways that were not part of the US Route System.

The following route assignments were assigned to The Dalles-California Highway #4.

ORE-23   The Dalles-California Highway #4 between The Dalles and the Wapinitia Highway #44 Junction is marked as ORE-23.  
1932 US and Oreong Routes
1932 The Dalles-California Highway #4 Route Assignments.

ORE-50   The Dalles-California Highway #4 between the Wapinitia Highway #44 Junction and the Sherman Highway #42 is marked as ORE-50.  

US-97   The Dalles-California Highway #4 between the Sherman Highway #42 Junction and Klamath Falls is marked as US-97.  

ORE-66   The Dalles-California Highway #4 between Klamath Falls and Altamont is marked as ORE-66.  

ORE-39   The Dalles-California Highway #4 between Altamont and the California State Line is marked as ORE-39.  

US-97
ORE-54
  In addition, the portion of The Dalles-California Highway #4 between Tumalo and Bend is marked as both US-97 and ORE-54.  
1935
US-97   With the construction of a new state highway for US-97 to Weed in California, Oregon started constructing the Klamath Falls-Weed Highway #50 in 1931 from the Green Springs Highway #21 to the Oregon State Line south of Midland.

The Midland Highway #420 was used as a temporary route of US-97 until Klamath Falls-Weed Highway #50 was completed in 1935.
 
1935 Klamath Falls Area
1935 Klamath Falls Area Highways
1939
US-97   The routing of The Dalles-California Highway #4 south of Klamath Falls is changed to reflect the new routing of US-97 and replaces the old Klamath Falls-Weed Highway #50 and part of the Green Springs Highway #21.  
1939 Klamath Falls Area
1939 Klamath Falls Area Highways

ORE-66   The old routing of The Dalles-California Highway #4 south of Klamath Falls is replaced by an extension of the Klamath Falls-Lakeview Highway #20 to Altamont, marked as ORE-66.
 

ORE-39   South of Altamont, the route of ORE-39 is now part of the Klamath Falls-Malin Highway #50 and the Hatfield Highway #426 to the California State Line near Tulelake, CA.  

The remaining portion of the former The Dalles-California Highway #4 is part Klamath Falls-Malin Highway #50 through Malin to the California State Line, and is not given a route designation.  
More to come at a later date.

Highway and Route Junctions
NORTH
US-197
 
Begin
Mile Point
000.00
The Dalles
 
Washington State Line
Washington State Line
US-197
 
Mile Point
000.65
The Dalles
 
Columbia River Highway #2
WEST
I-84
Mile Point
086.01
WEST
I-80N
1957-1980
EAST
I-84 US-30
Columbia River Highway #2
EAST
I-80N
1957-1980
Mile Point
086.01
US-30 US-197
 
Mile Point
000.93
The Dalles
 
East 2nd Street
Mosier-The Dalles Highway #292
WEST
US-30
Mile Point
020.24
Columbia River Highway #2
1917-1963
US-197
ORE-23
1933-1952
 
Mile Point
033.89
Tygh Valley
 
 
EAST
ORE-216
Sherars Bridge Highway #290
Mile Point
X000.05
US-197 ORE-216
ORE-23
1933-1952
 
Mile Point
042.43
Maupin
 
Wapinitia Highway #44
WEST
ORE-216
Mile Point
042.43
WEST   WEST
ORE-50   ORE-52
1933-1950   1950-1956
 
US-197
ORE-50   ORE-23
1933-1950   1950-1952
 
Mile Point
067.17
Shaniko Junction
 
 
NORTH
US-97
Sherman Highway #42
Mile Point
068.66
US-97
 
Mile Point
074.83
Willowdale
 
 
EAST
ORE-293
Antelope Highway #293
Mile Point
000.00
US-97
 
Mile Point
092.08
Madras
 
NW 5th Street
Warm Springs Highway #53
WEST
US-26
Mile Point
117.71
WEST
ORE-50
1950-1952
 
US-26 US-97
 
Mile Point
092.45
Madras
 
SW D Street
Culver Highway #361
SOUTH
ORE-361
Mile Point
000.00
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1947
SOUTH
US-97
1927-1947
 
US-26 US-97
 
Mile Point
097.29
Madras
 
SW Colfax Lane
Jefferson County Maintaned
Madras-Prineville Highway #360
1940-1947
NORTH
ORE-27
1936-1947
Warm Springs Highway #360
1936-1940
EAST
US-26
Madras-Prineville Highway #360
Mile Point
000.09
SOUTH
ORE-27
1936-1952
Warm Springs Highway #360
1936-1940
US-97
 
Mile Point
105.73
Culver
 
Culver Highway #361
NORTH
ORE-361
Mile Point
011.62
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1947
NORTH
US-97
1927-1947
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
118.52
Terrebonne
 
 
EAST
ORE-370
O'Neil Highway #370
Mile Point
000.00
US-97
 
Mile Point
119.15
Redmond
 
NW 6th Street
Redmond Spur Highway #480
SOUTH
BUSINESS
US-97
Mile Point
119.52
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-2008
SOUTH
US-97
1927-2008
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
121.21
Redmond
 
SE Evergreen Avenue
City of Redmond Maintained
Ochoco Highway #41
1921-2008
WEST   WEST   WEST
US-28   US-126   OR-126
1927-1952   1952-1972   1972-2008
SE Evergreen Avenue
EAST
ORE-126
Ochoco Highway #41
EAST   EAST
US-28   US-126
1927-1952   1952-1972
Mile Point
000.22
US-97 ORE-126
 
Mile Point
121.46
Redmond
 
SW 5th Street
SW 6th Street
Redmond Spur Highway #480
NORTH
BUSINESS
US-97
Mile Point
121.62
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-2008
NORTH
US-97
1927-2008

SW Glacier Avenue
SW Highland Avenue
McKenzie Highway #15
WEST
ORE-126
Mile Point
112.07
WEST   WEST
US-28   US-126
1927-1952   1952-1972

SW 6th Street
Canal Boulevard
City of Redmond Maintained
Redmond-Bend Highway #375
1937-1978
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1937
SOUTH
US-97
1927-1937
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
130.35
Deschutes Junction
 
Tumalo Road
Deschutes County Maintained
Tumalo-Deschutes Highway #374
1933-1978
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
134.93
Bend
 
McKenzie-Bend Highway #17
  SOUTH
  BUSINESS
US-20
Mile Point
018.51
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1937-1999
SOUTH
US-97
1937-1999
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
136.48
Bend
 
McKenzie-Bend Highway #17
  NORTH
WEST BUSINESS
US-20
Mile Point
019.86
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1961-1999
NORTH
US-97
1961-1999
NE 3rd Street
  SOUTH
EAST BUSINESS
US-20
McKenzie-Bend Highway #17
Mile Point
019.91
SOUTH
US-97
1961-1999
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1961-1999
US-97
 
Mile Point
137.66
Bend
 
NW Greenwood Avenue
City of Bend Maintained
Central Oregon Highway #7
1917-1987
        WEST
WEST   WEST   BUSINESS
ORE-54   US-20   US-20
1933-1941   1941-1961   1961-1998
Mile Point
000.28
No Connection

NW Franklin Avenue
City of Bend Maintained
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1961
    NORTH
NORTH   BUSINESS
US-97   US-97
1927-1961   1961-1998
No Connection
NE Greenwood Avenue
City of Bend Maintained
        EAST
EAST   EAST   BUSINESS
ORE-54   US-20   US-20
1933-1941   1941-1961   1961-1998
Central Oregon Highway #7
1917-1987
Mile Point
000.28
No Connection

NE Franklin Avenue
City of Bend Maintained
    SOUTH
SOUTH   BUSINESS
US-97   US-97
1927-1961   1961-1998
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1961
No Connection
US-97
 
Mile Point
138.24
Bend
 
NW Colorado Avenue
NW Arizona Avenue
City of Bend Maintained
Century Drive Highway #372
1983-2002
WEST
ORE-372
Mile Point
000.87
 
US-97
ORE-372
1983-2002
Century Drive Highway #372
1983-2002
 
Mile Point
138.72
Bend
 

 

 

SE Wilson Avenue
City of Bend Maintained
EAST
ORE-372
1993-2002
Century Drive Highway #372
1983-2002
Mile Point
000.39
No Connection
US-97
 
Mile Point
141.01
Bend
 
 
NORTH
BUSINESS
SE Third Street
City of Bend
NORTH
US-97
1927-1999
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1999
US-97
 
Mile Point
169.68
La Pine
 
 
SOUTH
ORE-31
Fremont Highway #19
Mile Point
000.00
US-97
 
Mile Point
195.21
Crescent
 
Willamette Highway #18
WEST
ORE-58
Mile Point
086.55
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
213.09
Diamond Lake Junction
 
North Umpqua Highway #138
WEST
ORE-138
Mile Point
100.82
East Diamond Lake Highway #425
1937-2003
WEST
ORE-230
1936-1965
Mile Point
014.82
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
216.12
Mazama Junction
 
Sun Mountain Road
Klamath County Maintained
Sun Mountain Highway #428
1948-1984
SOUTH
ORE-232
1948-1984
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1948
SOUTH
US-97
1927-1948
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
247.54
Chiloquin
 
Chiloquin Highway #422
NORTH
ORE-422
Mile Point
003.30
Chocktoot Street
SOUTH
ORE-422
Chiloquin Highway #422
Mile Point
003.30
US-97
 
Mile Point
249.08
Chiloquin
 
South Chiloquin Road
Klamath County Maintained
Chiloquin Highway #422
1931-1987
Mile Point
005.29
NORTH
ORE-422
Chiloquin Highway #422
Mile Point
005.29
US-97
 
Mile Point
251.94
Lobert Junction
 
Crater Lake Highway #22
WEST
ORE-62
Mile Point
103.95
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1940-1948
NORTH
US-97
1940-1948
 
US-97
 
Mile Point
257.83
Modoc Point
 
Modoc Point Road
Klamath County Maintained
Modoc Point Highway #427
1940-1987
Mile Point
012.82
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1940
NORTH
US-97
1917-1940
US-97
 
Mile Point
272.58
Klamath Falls
 
 
Crater Lake Parkway
SOUTH  
BUSINESS SOUTH
US-97 ORE-39
Klamath Falls-Malin Highway #50
Mile Point
X006.87
SOUTH
US-97
1927-1959
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1917-1959
US-97
 
Mile Point
273.62
Klamath Falls
 
Nevada Street
Lakeshore Drive
Klamath County Maintained
Lake of the Woods Highway #270
1958-1972
WEST
ORE-140
1966-1972
Klamath Lake Highway #421
1931-1958
WEST
ORE-236
1936-1946
Oregon Avenue
City of Klamath Falls Maintained
EAST
ORE-236
1936-1946
Klamath Lake Highway #421
1931-1958
US-97
ORE-140
1966-1972
 
Mile Point
275.06
Klamath Falls
 
 
Main Street
NORTH EAST
BUSINESS BUSINESS
US-97 ORE-140
Klamath Falls-Lakeview Highway #20
Mile Point
X000.14
NORTH   EAST   EAST
US-97   ORE-66   ORE-140
1927-1959   1933-1966   1966-1987
The Dalles-California Highway #4
1939-1959
Green Springs Highway #21
1917-1939
  BUSINESS
US-97 ORE-140
ORE-66   ORE-140
1933-1966   1972-1987
Green Springs Highway #21
1917-1939
 
Mile Point
277.13
Klamath Falls
 
Lake of the Woods Highway #270
WEST
ORE-140
Mile Point
068.76

Greensprings Drive
Green Springs Highway #21
WEST
ORE-66
Mile Point
059.29
SOUTH
US-97
1927-1933
EAST
ORE-140
South Klamath Falls Highway #424
Mile Point
000.00
US-97
Klamath Falls-Weed Highway #50
1933-1939
 
Mile Point
280.16
Midland
 
 
Miller Island Road
NORTH
ORE-520
Midland Highway #420
Mile Point
005.65
US-97
Klamath Falls-Weed Highway #50
1933-1939
 
Mile Point
282.87
Midland
 
 
Cross Road
Klamath County Maintained
Lower Klamath Highway #423
1937-1987
US-97
Klamath Falls-Weed Highway #50
1933-1939
 
End
Mile Point
291.73
Worden
 
California State Line
California State Line
SOUTH EAST
US-97 CA-161

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