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US Route 20 Business (Toledo)
US Route 20 Business (Toledo)
US Route 20 Business (Toledo)
US-20 Business Navigation:
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US Route 20 Business Info and Map
US-20 Business's Routing from Newport to the Idaho Border at Nyssa
Length: 3.48 miles
Type: Undivided Highway
Lifespan: 2002?-present
Cities Served: Toledo
Western Terminus: US-20 near OR-229 in western Toledo
Eastern Terminus: US-20 northeast of Toledo
Intersects: OR-229
Multiplexes: none
Oregon Highway Name/Numbers: Corvallis-Newport Highway #33
Corvallis-Newport Highway #33AA Toledo Frontage Road
US Route 20 Business Route Definition

"Over the Toledo Frontage Road and 5th Street from the westerly Toledo Frontage Road intersection with the Corvallis-Newport Highway, US20, southerly and easterly via Toledo to the easterly Toledo Frontage Road intersection with the Corvallis-Newport Highway, US20."

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

US Route 20 Business History

US-20 Business through Toledo came about as a realignment of the Corvallis-Newport Highway that moved US-20 north of the city in 1971. Though US-20 has been realigned for the past 30-someodd years, the information I have indicates that it wasn't designated as US-20 Business until sometime between 2001 and 2003 (I'm guessing 2002). The result of the US-20 Business moniker is the creation of a state-maintained frontage road, the Corvallis-Newport Highway #33AA Toledo Frontage Road. It isn't mileposted, but has its own mileage ranging from MP 5.59 to MP 9.07, corresponding to the Corvallis-Newport Highway's original mileage. It rejoins US-20 2.01 miles (measuring along current US-20) from its departure.