[US 199]



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US Highway 199

Redwood Highway


US 199 was one of the highways commissioned in 1926 and constitutes the northern portion of the Redwood Highway. It is the only US highway left related to US 99, and was the northernmost of the three x99 highways. It is an important road since it provides the only link from the coast to I-5 between Coos Bay, Oregon and Arcata California, which is especially important for the lumber industry in the area. It remains since it goes from California to Oregon, despite the fact it is only 84 miles long. According to AASHTO, it will remain marked as a US highway unless California and Oregon petition to have it decommissioned, which remains an unlikely event.
[US 199]

US 199 in the mountians near Patrick Creek


Original Routing

US 199 goes from north of Eureka, California to Grants Pass, Oregon via the Smith River.

Current Status Outside of California

US 199 remains virtually unchanged in Oregon. The only change has been that US 199 was extended from its former terminus at US 99 to its current terminus at I-5 along a section of former US 99.

Current Status in California

Like Oregon, US 199 remains virtually unchanged in California. The only modification was a minor realignment east of US 101 over the Smith River and the conversion of its interchange at US 101 into a grade separation. US 199 is one of the two US highways in California that were not truncated in 1964 (US 95 was the other).

Intersections With Other US Highways

  • US 101 north of Eureka, CA
  • US 99 in Grant's Pass, Oregon.

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