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Oregon Route 31
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Oregon Route 31 Info and Map
OR-31's Routing from La Pine to Valley Falls
Lengths: 120.57 miles (1932 current alignment)
Type: Undivided Highway
Lifespan: 1932-present
Northern Terminus: US-97 at La Pine
Southern Terminus: US-395 at Valley Falls
Cities Served: La Pine, Valley Falls
Intersects: none
Multiplexes: none
Oregon Highway Name/Numbers: Freeway Highway #19
Oregon Route 31 Route Definition

"Over the Fremont Highway from its junction with The Dalles-California Highway, US97, approximately two miles south of LaPine, southeasterly via Silver Lake, Summer Lake, and Paisley to its junction with the Lakeview-Burns Highway, US395, at Valley Falls."

~ ODOT, Descriptions of US and Oregon Routes, March 2007

Oregon Route 31 History

OR-31 was created at the beginning of the Oregon state route system in 1932, running between US-97 in La Pine and OR-11 in Valley Falls and providing a connection between Central Oregon and Northeastern California and Northern Nevada east of the Sierra Nevadas. The only major change along this route is the highway it terminates at in the south; in 1935, OR-11 became US-395 with its extension into Oregon. Other than that, it's been the same highway for the past 75 years.