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Author Topic: 74 mile-long "no services" stretch of I-84 will be no more.  (Read 529 times)

pdx-wanderer

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Older link but hadn't seen it mentioned.

Redevelopment of a vacant travel plaza in Huntington, OR will reduce a stretch of I-84 with no services from 74 miles to about 46.

74 miles was by far the longest such stretch of Interstate in Oregon and I imagine one of the longer ones in the country.


http://www.argusobserver.com/news/developer-says-farewell-to-former-travel-stop/article_9269942e-1461-11e8-b3c5-2b2880bf3610.html
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Re: 74 mile-long "no services" stretch of I-84 will be no more.
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 06:38:44 PM »

74 miles...isn't that the longest service-less stretch of interstate outside of Utah?
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Re: 74 mile-long "no services" stretch of I-84 will be no more.
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 07:05:38 PM »

Huntington has a tiny high school which has the unique team name of Locomotives.  Having any port in a storm is good on the coast while the inland area by Huntington can be known for heavy snow blocking I-84.  That town needs to be set up for services just on general principles!

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US 101 is THE backbone of the Pacific coast from Bandon OR to Willets CA.  Industry, tourism and local traffic would be gone or severely crippled without it being in functioning condition in BOTH states.

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Well... Could be worse. Could be ruining the long stretches in Utah. This is still plenty long though.

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Re: 74 mile-long "no services" stretch of I-84 will be no more.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »

Nice, I'm sure I'll make good use of the gas station/c-store if they do a good job. I frequent the new Love's near Boardman, OR when passing through as well. It will feel weird having a motel there though, it's kind of the middle of nowhere. They would have made bank if it was open before the 2017 eclipse, Huntington was a fantastic location to view it (that's where I went).

 


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