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U.S. 97 North: Klamath County #1

U.S. 97 north
Welcome to Oregon sign posted just north of the California state line. Hamaker Mountain (elevation 6,596 feet) rises along the northwestern horizon. Photo taken 04/01/05.
U.S. 97 descends into the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge from the California state line near Indian Lake. Pictured here is the first reassurance marker, posted at a meadow between the border and Worden. Photo taken 04/01/05.
U.S. 97 northbound enters the greater Klamath Falls area and crosses the Klamath River and Southern Pacific Railroad line. The river feeds Lake Ewauna at the city itself to the north. Logging mills reside along the north banks of the river adjacent to U.S. 97 at its crossing. Photos taken 04/01/05.
U.S. 97 intersects the entrance to the Reames Golf and Country Club ahead of its transition into the Klamath Falls west bypass. The first interchange of the freeway serves Oregon 66 west & Oregon 140. Oregon 66 begins here and travels west nine miles to Keno. Oregon 140 ventures northwest 31 miles to Lake of the Woods. Photo taken 04/01/05.
A partial-cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between U.S. 97 and Oregon 66 & 140. Oregon 140 follows the South Side Expressway east 3.2 miles to Klamath Falls International Airport and 5.8 miles to junction Oregon 39. Oregon 140 is part of the greater Winnemucca to the Sea Highway, linking Klamath Falls with Lakeview in southeast Oregon to the east and Medford to the west. Oregon 66 comprises the main route between Ashland and Klamath Falls, a distance of 57 miles. Photo taken 04/01/05.
A lone off-ramp joins U.S. 97 northbound with parallel Green Springs Drive at Memorial Drive in southwest Klamath Falls. Green Springs Drive stems north from Oregon 140 (South Side Expressway) to Riverside Drive. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Northbound at the Green Springs Drive off-ramp on U.S. 97 north. Green Springs Drive loops east into industrial areas along Lake Ewauna. Riverside Drive branches northwest from the road to Carroll, Main, and Mill Streets west of the freeway. Photo taken 04/01/05.

U.S. 97 reassurance marker posted after the Green Springs Drive off-ramp. The southern most extent of the Klamath Falls west bypass is a four-lane divided freeway. Photo taken 04/01/05.
One mile south of the split with U.S. 97 Business (Main Street) and downtown Klamath Falls on U.S. 97 northbound. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Attached to the Riverside Drive overpass is an auxiliary guide sign for U.S. 97 Business referencing a tourist information center and the Favell Museum. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Scenic views of Lake Ewauna and the Klamath Falls city center are afforded to northbound motorists as U.S. 97 crosses the Greensprings Bridge. A bridge replacement project was underway for the Greensprings Bridge at the time of the photograph with completion of the project expected by early 2006. Photo taken 04/01/05.
U.S. 97 ascends from the Lake Ewauna area toward the split with U.S. 97 Business (Main Street) northbound. U.S. 97 Business loops through the Klamath Falls central business district to Oregon 39 (East Side Bypass). Photo taken 04/01/05.
Drivers bound for downtown Klamath Falls and U.S. 97 Business depart U.S. 97 northbound for Main Street east. U.S. 97 Business splits into the one-way street couplet of Main Street (south) and Klamath Avenue (north) through downtown. The loop returns via the East Side Bypass with Oregon 39 at the north end of the U.S. 97 freeway. Photo taken 04/01/05.



Photo Credits:
2005-04-01 by AARoads

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U.S. Highway 97
Oregon 39 - Klamath Falls, Merrill

Page Updated 11-22-2005.

 
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