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Westbound OR-18 at the South McMinnville interchange / US-99W junction, April 1967. The BGSs at the gore point show control cities of "Lincoln CIty" and "Corvallis / McMinnville" for OR-18 and US-99W respectively. Curiously, the "99" is stacked over the "W" on the US-99W shield (OSHD 292-42)

History of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, Part 1: How We Got Here

A month ago, Phase 1 of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass opened between OR-219 southeast of Newberg and OR-99W at the southern end of Dundee. As I mentioned in my bypass opening day photo tour, the planning took decades to get to the point where a new highway rolled along the countryside — and this is just the first phase of three. The good news is that the Oregon legislature funded the design of Phase 2 to the tune of $22 million [^], but it doesn’t look like it’ll start until 2020.

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Newberg-Dundee Bypass: Opening Day

Finally! After decades of planning and years of construction, I have posted to my highways blog!

Oh, and speaking of decades of planning, the Newberg-Dundee Bypass opened to auto and truck yesterday at the crack of 5 AM. To celebrate the momentous and rare occasion of the opening of a brand-new state highway, I took a drive down to Dundee to test out the new road — and take a ton of photos along the way. Rather than spam AARoads’ bypass thread with the 60+ photos I’ve curated (after taking more than 1200!) I figured I’d use this blog as intended — to report on highway developments in the state. Duh.

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