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Oregon 99 south & 126 east (7th Avenue) at the intersection with Madison Street in Eugene. An overhead advises motorists of the impending split of Oregon 126 eastbound onto Interstate 105 from Oregon 99 south at Washington Street. The north-south streets within the vicinity of the freeway are named after former U.S. presidents beginning with Washington and ending with Taylor. For some reason William Henry Harrison is omitted from the streets between Van Buren and Tyler. Photo taken 04/01/05.
A closer look at the Interstates 5-105 & Oregon 126 overhead posted on 7th Avenue eastbound. Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 ascend onto an elevated highway to the "Washington-Jefferson Street Bridge" across the Willamette River. Photo taken 04/01/05.
The end of Interstate 105 dumps traffic onto 7th Avenue east and Jefferson Street southbound. Oregon 126 west joins Oregon 99 north on 6th Avenue one block to the north. Jefferson Street south continues to the Lane County Fairgrounds at 13th Avenue. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Oregon 126 eastbound merges onto Interstate 105 east ahead of the 7th Avenue intersection with Washington Street. Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 east continue north to the Delta Highway and east to Interstate 5. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Interstate 105 Oregon Route 126 East
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Interstate 105 begins and crosses 6th Avenue and the Southern Pacific Railroad line along en elevated highway. This suite of photographs displays the northbound viaduct and on-ramp from Oregon 99 north & Oregon 126 Business (6th Avenue) westbound. 1st Avenue and the Willamette River pass underneath the viaduct ahead of the eastern turn of Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 at the Delta Highway trumpet interchange (Exit 1). Photos taken 04/01/05.
The ramps from 7th and 6th Avenues come together ahead of the Willamette River on Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 east. The pull-through panel omits Interstate 105 and instead displays the connection to Interstate 5 (Exits 4A/B). Forthcoming is the Delta Highway interchange (Exit 1). Delta Highway provides a freeway connector between Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 and Belt Line Highway. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Traffic interests to the Valley River Center and Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field) should use Delta Highway northbound from Exit 1. The airport lies northwest of the city along Oregon 99 (Pacific Highway). Delta Highway north to Belt Line Highway west provides a high speed route to Pacific Highway southeast of the facility. Valley River Center resides just west of the first Delta Highway interchange. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 curves east after crossing the Willamette River into the Delta Highway interchange (Exit 1). Delta Highway travels two miles north to Belt Line Highway. Belt Line Highway comprises a freeway east from Barger Drive to Exit 195 of Interstate 5. Photo taken 04/01/05.
The first Interstate 105 shield debuts at the Exit 1 ramp departure to Delta Highway north. Delta Highway continues north of Belt Line Highway as a surface road to Green Acres Road and Ayers Road north of the Eugene city limits. The freeway is not a state-maintained facility and does not receive a numbered designation. Photo taken 04/01/05.
The freeway parallels the Willamette River between the Delta Highway and Coburg Road interchanges. Coburg Road meets Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 at Country Club Road and Centennial Boulevard (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Coburg Road provides a second entryway into the Eugene central business district from Interstate 105. Autzen Stadium, home of the University of Oregon football team, resides east of Coburg Road along Centennial Boulevard. Photo taken 04/01/05.
The final interchange of Interstate 105 eastbound is the terminal with Interstate 5 near the Springfield city line. Interstate 5 travels north-south through eastern reaches of Eugene between Goshen and Coburg. The freeway replaced the U.S. 99 corridor as the main route throughout western Oregon. Photo taken 04/01/05.
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The only Interstate 105 stand alone shield posted along the freeway mainline was the assembly between Coburg Road (Exit 2) and Interstate 5 (Exit 4). Pictured here during construction, the assembly cosigns with Oregon 126. Photos taken 04/01/05.
One half mile west of the directional cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 5 on Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 eastbound. Interstate 5 travels north 106 miles to Portland and south 69 miles to Roseburg. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Exit 4A departs Interstate 105 & Oregon 126 eastbound for Interstate 5 south. Interstate 5 crosses the Willamette River nearby before entering southeastern reaches of Eugene. The freeway continues to Glenwood, Goshen, Creswell, and Cottage Grove before crossing the Douglas County line. Oregon 126 appears for the first time without Interstate 105 on the pull-through panel here. The state highway continues the freeway east to 52nd Street through the city of Springfield. Photo taken 04/01/05.
A left side off-ramp facilitates the movements of Exit 4B onto Interstate 5 northbound at the Interstate 105 eastbound conclusion. Interstate 5 meets the Belt Line Highway in one mile adjacent to Gateway Mall. The freeway continues north to Coburg, Albany, Salem, Portland, and Seattle Washington from Eugene. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Oregon 126 east
Oregon 126 continues east of the junction with Interstate 5 without Interstate 105. Pictured here is a reassurance marker for the freeway as it enters the Springfield city limits. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Pioneer Parkway intersects Oregon 126 at the first interchange east of Interstate 5. The north-south arterial serves the downtown Springfield. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Use Pioneer Parkway south to Centennial Boulevard west for an alternate route to Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Centennial Boulevard travels west from 28th Street in Springfield to Coburg Road in Eugene. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Eastbound at the modified diamond interchange with Pioneer Parkway on Oregon 126. Pioneer Parkway partitions into a one-way street couplet upon entering downtown Springfield. The road ends at Oregon 126 Business (Main Street) and South 2nd Street. Northward the road ends at Hayden Bridge Way within one half mile. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Oregon 126 continues one half mile east to the diamond interchange with Mohawk Boulevard. Mohawk Boulevard angles northeast from the intersection of 14th and G Streets to the freeway at 19th Street. Photo taken 04/01/05.
A look at the freeway near the Mohawk Boulevard off-ramp. Oregon signs exits that serve division of motor vehicles and department of transportation facilities well. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Drivers bound for Mohawk Boulevard depart Oregon 126 eastbound. Mohawk Boulevard travels 1.5 miles from G Street to 28th Street & Marcola Road. 19th Street ties into the road from Hayden Bridge Way and Yolanda Avenue to the north. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Oregon 126 reassurance marker posted ahead of the 28th Street and Union Pacific Railroad under crossing. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Next in line for eastbound motorists is the folded diamond interchange with 42nd Street. 42nd Street ventures 2.4 miles north from Jasper Road to Marcola Road in east Springfield. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Eastbound at the 42nd Street off-ramp on Oregon 126. Olympic Street intersects 42nd Street on the south side of the interchange. Marcola Road continues Mohawk Boulevard east from 28th Street to 42nd Street. Ten miles north of 42nd Street is the village of Marcola via Marcola Road. Photo taken 04/01/05.
Oregon 126 straddles the McKenzie River and Log Pond between 42nd and 52nd Streets. Pictured here is an eastbound reassurance marker. Photo taken 04/01/05.
The Oregon 126 freeway ends at the 52nd Street traffic light. Many maps incorrectly show a grade separation at 52nd Street and the freeway ending at Oregon 126 Business (Main Street). Photo taken 04/01/05.
A signalized intersection joins OR 126 east with 52nd Street south to G Street and north to Highbanks Road. OR 126 turns southward from here to OR 126 Business (Main Street). Photo taken 04/01/05.
A button copy guide sign posted at the 52nd Street intersection with Oregon 126 in east Springfield. Oregon 126 leaves the Springfield area along the McKenzie Highway, named for the parallel river in which the road travels. Oregon 126, in conjunction with U.S. 20, leads traffic east to Bend. Photo taken 04/01/05.

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04/01/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 5
Interstate 105
Route 99 and Historic U.S. 99
Delta Highway - Eugene

Page Updated 11-17-2010.