Madison County, Idaho
Madison County is a county located in the U. S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,536; the county seat and largest city is Rexburg. Madison County is part of the Rexburg, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Idaho Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID Combined Statistical Area; the area was settled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before February 1913, the county was part of neighboring Fremont County; the newly established county was named for American president James Madison. BYU-Idaho Ricks College is located here. Madison County was declared a national disaster area after the Teton Dam flood of June 5, 1976. Similar to other Idaho counties, an elected three-member county commission heads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, sheriff, assessor and prosecutor. With a conservative and Mormon population, Madison County is one of the most staunchly Republican counties in the United States. Since 1968 no Republican presidential candidate has failed to carry the county with less than 56 percent of the vote.
In that same period Republican presidential candidates polled more than 90 percent of the county's vote on three occasions, Ronald Reagan in 1984, George W. Bush in 2004, Mitt Romney in 2012. John McCain came close to this level in 2008. In 2016, Donald Trump won the county, but performed far worse in it than Republicans do: he received just 57% of the vote, while Romney had received over 93% of the vote there four years earlier. Madison County gave Evan McMullin 30% of the vote in 2016, his best performance in Idaho that year. At the state level Madison County is located in Legislative District 34, which has an all-Republican delegation in the Idaho Legislature. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 473 square miles, of which 469 square miles is land and 4.0 square miles is water. It is the third-smallest county in Idaho by area. Fremont County - north Teton County - east Bonneville County - south Jefferson County - west US 20 SH-33 Targhee National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 27,467 people, 7,129 households, 4,854 families residing in the county.
The population density was 58 people per square mile. There were 7,630 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.50% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 2.23% from other races, 0.95% from two or more races. 3.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.6% were of English, 10.7% German, 10.2% American and 5.3% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 7,129 households out of which 39.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.90% were non-families. 12.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 3.70. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 39.90% from 18 to 24, 16.00% from 25 to 44, 11.90% from 45 to 64, 6.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,607, the median income for a family was $40,880. Males had a median income of $29,299 versus $18,628 for females; the per capita income for the county was $10,956. About 10.10% of families and 30.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,536 people, 10,611 households, 7,887 families residing in the county; the population density was 80.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 11,280 housing units at an average density of 24.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93.9% white, 0.9% Asian, 0.5% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.8% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.9% of the population.
In terms of ancestry, 35.9% were English, 14.8% were German, 6.0% were Danish, 5.7% were American, 5.4% were Irish. Of the 10,611 households, 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families, 10.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.42. The median age was 22.6 years. The median income for a household in the county was $35,461 and the median income for a family was $41,117. Males had a median income of $38,398 versus $22,440 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,735. About 21.4% of families and 32.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over. Rexburg Sugar City Archer Burton Thornton National Register of Historic Places listings in Madison County, Idaho County website
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho; the parallel 42 ° north delineates the southern boundary with Nevada. Oregon is one of only four states of the continental United States to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843 before the Oregon Territory was created in 1848. Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Today, at 98,000 square miles, Oregon is the ninth largest and, with a population of 4 million, 27th most populous U. S. state. The capital, Salem, is the second most populous city in Oregon, with 169,798 residents. Portland, with 647,805, ranks as the 26th among U. S. cities. The Portland metropolitan area, which includes the city of Vancouver, Washington, to the north, ranks the 25th largest metro area in the nation, with a population of 2,453,168.
Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the U. S. marked by volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as high deserts and semi-arid shrublands. At 11,249 feet, Mount Hood, a stratovolcano, is the state's highest point. Oregon's only national park, Crater Lake National Park, comprises the caldera surrounding Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States; the state is home to the single largest organism in the world, Armillaria ostoyae, a fungus that runs beneath 2,200 acres of the Malheur National Forest. Because of its diverse landscapes and waterways, Oregon's economy is powered by various forms of agriculture and hydroelectric power. Oregon is the top timber producer of the contiguous United States, the timber industry dominated the state's economy in the 20th century. Technology is another one of Oregon's major economic forces, beginning in the 1970s with the establishment of the Silicon Forest and the expansion of Tektronix and Intel.
Sportswear company Nike, Inc. headquartered in Beaverton, is the state's largest public corporation with an annual revenue of $30.6 billion. The earliest evidence of the name Oregon has Spanish origins; the term "orejón" comes from the historical chronicle Relación de la Alta y Baja California written by the new Spaniard Rodrigo Montezuma and made reference to the Columbia River when the Spanish explorers penetrated into the actual North American territory that became part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. This chronicle is the first topographical and linguistic source with respect to the place name Oregon. There are two other sources with Spanish origins, such as the name Oregano, which grows in the southern part of the region, it is most probable that the American territory was named by the Spaniards, as there are some populations in Spain such as "Arroyo del Oregón" considering that the individualization in Spanish language "El Orejón" with the mutation of the letter "g" instead of "j". Another early use of the name, spelled Ouragon, was in a 1765 petition by Major Robert Rogers to the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The term referred to the then-mythical River of the West. By 1778, the spelling had shifted to Oregon. In his 1765 petition, Rogers wrote: The rout...is from the Great Lakes towards the Head of the Mississippi, from thence to the River called by the Indians Ouragon... One theory is that the name comes from the French word ouragan, applied to the River of the West based on Native American tales of powerful Chinook winds on the lower Columbia River, or from firsthand French experience with the Chinook winds of the Great Plains. At the time, the River of the West was thought to rise in western Minnesota and flow west through the Great Plains. Joaquin Miller explained in Sunset magazine, in 1904, how Oregon's name was derived: The name, Oregon, is rounded down phonetically, from Ouve água—Oragua, Or-a-gon, Oregon—given by the same Portuguese navigator that named the Farallones after his first officer, it in a large way, means cascades:'Hear the waters.' You should steam up the Columbia and hear and feel the waters falling out of the clouds of Mount Hood to understand the full meaning of the name Ouve a água, Oregon.
Another account, endorsed as the "most plausible explanation" in the book Oregon Geographic Names, was advanced by George R. Stewart in a 1944 article in American Speech. According to Stewart, the name came from an engraver's error in a French map published in the early 18th century, on which the Ouisiconsink River was spelled "Ouaricon-sint", broken on two lines with the -sint below, so there appeared to be a river flowing to the west named "Ouaricon". According to the Oregon Tourism Commission, present-day Oregonians pronounce the state's name as "or-uh-gun, never or-ee-gone". After being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2002, former Oregon Ducks quarterback Joey Harrington distributed "Orygun" stickers to members of the media as a reminder of how to pronounce the name of his home state; the stickers are sold by the University of Oregon Bookstore. Oregon is 295 miles north to south at longest distance, 395 miles east to west. With an area of 98,381 square miles, Oregon is larger than the United Kingdom.
It is the ninth largest state in the United States. Oregon's highest point is the summit of Mount Hood, at 11,249 feet, its lowest point is the sea level of the Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coas
Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east and Utah to the south, Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. With a population of 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles, Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U. S. states. The state's capital and largest city is Boise. Idaho prior to European settlement was inhabited by Native American peoples, some of whom still live in the area. In the early 19th century, Idaho was considered part of the Oregon Country, an area disputed between the U. S. and the United Kingdom. It became U. S. territory with the signing of the Oregon Treaty of 1846, but a separate Idaho Territory was not organized until 1863, instead being included for periods in Oregon Territory and Washington Territory. Idaho was admitted to the Union on July 3, 1890, becoming the 43rd state.
Forming part of the Pacific Northwest, Idaho is divided into several distinct geographic and climatic regions. In the state's north, the isolated Idaho Panhandle is linked with Eastern Washington, with which it shares the Pacific Time Zone – the rest of the state uses the Mountain Time Zone; the state's south includes the Snake River Plain, while the south-east incorporates part of the Great Basin. Idaho is quite mountainous, contains several stretches of the Rocky Mountains; the United States Forest Service holds about 38 % of the most of any state. Industries significant for the state economy include manufacturing, mining and tourism. A number of science and technology firms are either headquartered in Idaho or have factories there, the state contains the Idaho National Laboratory, the country's largest Department of Energy facility. Idaho's agricultural sector supplies many products, but the state is best known for its potato crop, which comprises around one-third of the nationwide yield; the official state nickname is the "Gem State".
The name's origin remains a mystery. In the early 1860s, when the United States Congress was considering organizing a new territory in the Rocky Mountains, eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing suggested the name "Idaho", which he claimed was derived from a Shoshone language term meaning "the sun comes from the mountains" or "gem of the mountains". Willing claimed he had invented the name. Congress decided to name the area Colorado Territory when it was created in February 1861. Thinking they would get a jump on the name, locals named a community in Colorado "Idaho Springs". However, the name "Idaho" did not fall into obscurity; the same year Congress created Colorado Territory, a county called Idaho County was created in eastern Washington Territory. The county was named after a steamship named Idaho, launched on the Columbia River in 1860, it is unclear after Willing's claim was revealed. Regardless, part of Washington Territory, including Idaho County, was used to create Idaho Territory in 1863.
Despite this lack of evidence for the origin of the name, many textbooks well into the 20th century repeated as fact Willing's account the name "Idaho" derived from the Shoshone term "ee-da-how". A 1956 Idaho history textbook says:"Idaho" is a Shoshoni Indian exclamation; the word consists of three parts. The first is "Ee", which in English conveys the idea of "coming down"; the second is "dah", the Shoshoni stem or root for both "sun" and "mountain". The third syllable, "how", denotes the exclamation and stands for the same thing in Shoshoni that the exclamation mark does in the English language; the Shoshoni word is "Ee-dah-how", the Indian thought thus conveyed when translated into English means, "Behold! the sun coming down the mountain. An alternative etymology attributes the name to the Plains Apache word "ídaahę́", used in reference to The Comanche. Idaho borders six U. S. states and one Canadian province. The states of Washington and Oregon are to the west and Utah are to the south, Montana and Wyoming are to the east.
Idaho shares a short border with the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north. The landscape is rugged with some of the largest unspoiled natural areas in the United States. For example, at 2.3 million acres, the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area is the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. Idaho is a Rocky Mountain state with scenic areas; the state has snow-capped mountain ranges, vast lakes and steep canyons. The waters of the Snake River rush through the deepest gorge in the United States. Shoshone Falls plunges down rugged cliffs from a height greater than Niagara Falls; the major rivers in Idaho are the Snake River, the Clark Fork/Pend Oreille River, the Clearwater River, the Salmon River. Other significant rivers include the Coeur d'Alene River, the Spokane River, the Boise River, the Payette River; the Salmon River empties into the Snake in Hells Canyon and forms the southern boundary of Nez Perce County on its north shore, of which Lewiston is the county seat.
The Port of Lewiston, at the confluence of the Clearwater and the Snake Rivers is the farthest inland seaport on the West Coast at 465 river miles from the Pacific at Astoria, Oregon. Idaho's highest point is 12,662 ft, in the Lost River Range north of Mackay. Idaho's lowest poi
U.S. Route 30
U. S. Route 30 is an east–west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country, it is the third longest U. S. route, after U. S. Route 20 and U. S. Route 6; the western end of the highway is at Oregon. Despite long stretches of parallel and concurrent Interstate Highways, it has not been decommissioned unlike other long haul routes such as U. S. Route 66. Much of the historic Lincoln Highway, the first road across America, became part of US 30; the west end of US 30 is at an intersection with U. S. Route 101 at the south end of the Astoria–Megler Bridge in downtown Astoria, Oregon 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, it heads east to Portland, where it uses a short section of freeway built for the canceled Interstate 505. From there it heads around the north side of downtown on Interstate 405 and Interstate 5 to reach Interstate 84. Most of the rest of the route is concurrent with I-84, with only about 70 miles, under 1/5 of its remaining length, off the freeway on old alignments.
Upon entering Idaho, US 30 runs along its old surface route through Fruitland and New Plymouth before joining I-84. It leaves at Bliss and soon crosses the Snake River, running south of it through Twin Falls and Burley before crossing it again and rejoining I-84. At the split with Interstate 86, US 30 continues east with I-86 to its end at Pocatello. US 30 cuts southeast through downtown Pocatello to Interstate 15. There it exits and heads east and southeast, not parallel to an Interstate for the first time since Portland, into Wyoming; the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway is a picturesque section of old US 30 in southern Idaho between the towns of Bliss and Buhl, dipping down into the Hagerman Valley and a canyon of the Snake River. The byway takes its name from the numerous streams and rivulets springing forth out of the east wall of that canyon, many of them plainly visible from the road, with the panoramic river in the foreground; these springs are outlets from the Snake River Aquifer, which flows through thousands of square miles of porous volcanic rock and is one of the largest groundwater systems in the world.
The aquifer is believed In Wyoming, US 30 heads southeast through Kemmerer to Granger, where it joins Interstate 80 across southern Wyoming. It is here that it joins the historic Lincoln Highway; as in the previous two states, US 30 remains with the Interstate for most of its path, only leaving for the old route in the following places: 97 miles from Walcott to Laramie 12 miles through Cheyenne 2 miles through Pine Bluffs to the Nebraska state line Unlike the three states to the west, Nebraska keeps US 30 separate from its parallel Interstates. From the state line to Grand Island, US 30 parallels I-80. East of Grand Island, US 30 diverges from I-80 and runs northeast towards Columbus on a highway parallel to the Platte River. At Columbus, it turns east towards Schuyler and Fremont and crosses the Missouri River into Iowa east of Blair. US 30 crosses Iowa from west to east 20 miles north of Interstate 80. Between Missouri Valley and Denison, the highway runs in a southwest-to-northeast direction.
Several freeway bypasses have been built around the major cities on US 30 - Ames, Tama, Cedar Rapids and DeWitt. It crosses the Mississippi River into Illinois on the Gateway Bridge at Clinton. U. S. Route 30S and U. S. Route 30A are two previous alternate alignments of U. S. Route 30 in Iowa, they followed the original alignment of US 30 in Iowa. They both began in Nebraska, entered Iowa in Council Bluffs, extended north to Missouri Valley via Crescent to meet the current highway. US 30 heads east in Illinois to Rock Falls, where it begins to parallel Interstate 88. At Aurora it turns southeast to Joliet, where it is a major thoroughfare in the city of Joliet, back east through New Lenox, Mokena, Olympia Fields, Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, Lynwood to the Indiana state line, bypassing Chicago to the south; the original 1926 routing of US 30 ran directly through downtown Chicago, however. US 30 in Indiana is a major rural divided highway, it is not a freeway except at Fort Wayne, where it runs around the north side on Interstate 69 and Interstate 469.
Between I-65 and I-69, there are over 40 traffic signals on this divided highway, hindering smooth traffic flow. This is pronounced near Warsaw and Columbia City, where the speed limit is reduced and there are many driveways from businesses, as well as traffic signals that are too near each other and poorly timed, causing frequent bottlenecks. Warsaw's Mayor, Joe Thallemer, has caused most of the bottleneck by continuing to allow new signal lights to pop up on US 30 during his tenure in office. Many of the other signals are concentrated between Hobart and Valparaiso, the two cities being about 20 miles apart, it is, however, a four lane divided road through its entirety within Indiana avoiding small towns. Speed limits range, but are 60 miles per hour. US 30 heads east across northern Ohio via Canton. After several upgrades, it is now a four-lane divided highway from the Indiana state line to Canton with controlled-access freeway sections between Van Wert and Delphos and Canton, Ohio. At Upper Sandusky, the highway runs concurrent with US 23.
After Canton, the road continues on to East Liverpool as two-lane highway (until, near the unincorporated
Carey is a city in Blaine County, United States. The population was 604 at the 2010 census. Carey is an agricultural city and is the location of the Blaine County Fairgrounds. Nearby recreational destinations include the Craters of the Moon National Monument, Carey Lake, Silver Creek and the Little Wood River. Further west is the Big Wood River Valley. In recent years, the city of Carey has experienced significant growth. Carey was founded ca. 1884 by a colony of Mormons. The community was named after a pioneer settler. Carey is located at 43°18′34″N 113°56′43″W, at an elevation of 4783 feet above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.31 square miles, all of it land. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Carey has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps. Religion is a big part in the community, it is estimated to be about 75% Mormon.
As of the census of 2010, there were 604 people, 196 households, 156 families residing in the city. The population density was 182.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 240 housing units at an average density of 72.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 8.1% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.1% of the population. There were 196 households of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 20.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.56. The median age in the city was 33.4 years. 36.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 513 people, 166 households, 131 families residing in the city. The population density was 153.1 people per square mile. There were 187 housing units at an average density of 55.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.79% White, 0.19% African American, 0.97% Native American, 4.68% from other races, 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.14% of the population. There were 166 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.5% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.55. In the city, the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $39,861, the median income for a family was $42,054. Males had a median income of $30,809 versus $21,563 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,027. About 2.6% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over. Carey High School serves the rural community of Carey; the Blaine County Fair is an annual event. The 2011 Blaine County Fair was held in Carey the weekend of August 12–14, 2011. Idaho Mountain Express, Carey Braces for Growth
Payette County, Idaho
Payette County is a county located in Idaho in the United States of America. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,623; the county seat and largest city is Payette. Payette County is part of the Ontario micropolitan area; the county was established in 1917, partitioned from Canyon County. It was named after the Payette River, named after French-Canadian François Payette. Payette a fur trapper with the North West Company, was the first white man in the area in 1818. Payette County is one of the few counties in Idaho to be the home to the endangered Idaho ground squirrel. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 410 square miles, of which 407 square miles is land and 3.4 square miles is water. It is the smallest county in Idaho by area. Washington County - north Gem County - east Canyon County - south Malheur County, Oregon - west Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Snake River Payette River I 84 US 30 US 95 SH-52 SH-72 As of the census of 2000, there were 20,578 people, 7,371 households, 5,572 families residing in the county.
The population density was 50 people per square mile. There were 7,949 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 90.25% White, 0.87% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.57% from other races, 2.33% from two or more races. 11.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.5% were of German, 13.5% English, 12.3% American and 8.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 7,371 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.40% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.21. In the county, the population was spread out with 30.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,046, the median income for a family was $37,430. Males had a median income of $30,641 versus $21,421 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,924. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.70% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,623 people, 8,262 households, 6,017 families residing in the county; the population density was 55.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 8,945 housing units at an average density of 22.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 88.6% white, 1.1% American Indian, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 6.3% from other races, 2.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 14.9% of the population.
In terms of ancestry, 18.9% were American, 16.8% were German, 13.2% were English, 10.5% were Irish. Of the 8,262 households, 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.2% were non-families, 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19. The median age was 37.2 years. The median income for a household in the county was $43,559 and the median income for a family was $50,323. Males had a median income of $38,582 versus $25,826 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,814. About 12.0% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The county is served by three school districts: Payette High School McCain Middle School Payette Primary School Westside Elementary School Payette Night School New Plymouth High School New Plymouth Middle School New Plymouth Elementary School Fruitland High School Fruitland Middle School Fruitland Elementary School Fruitland Alternative School Fruitland New Plymouth Payette Hamilton Corner National Register of Historic Places listings in Payette County, Idaho Payette County from the Idaho Museum of Natural History County website State profile of Payette County University of Idaho Extension for Payette County Payette County USGenWeb
U.S. Route 20 in Oregon
U. S. Route 20 is a major west–east cross-state highway in the northern part of the U. S. state of Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains. It connects U. S. Route 101 in Newport on the central Oregon Coast to the Idaho state line east of Nyssa. US 20 starts at an intersection with US 101 in Newport, travels eastward over the Central Oregon Coast Range to Corvallis. In Corvallis, it intersects Oregon Route 99W and travels concurrent with OR 34 before proceeding northeast to Albany. From Albany, US 20 travels concurrent with OR 99E before turning east through Lebanon and Sweet Home and entering the Cascade Mountains, it intersects OR 126 west of Santiam Pass and the two routes travel concurrent through Sisters. US 20 continues eastward and southward to Bend, where it travels parallel to US 97 for about 3 miles before turning east through Brothers and Riley. At Riley, US 20 travels concurrent with US 395 through Hines and Burns to about 2 miles northeast of Burns. From Burns, US 20 continues east through Vale.
In Vale, US 20 travels concurrent with US 26, the two highways continue east to Cairo Junction, south of Ontario, turn south, where they also travel concurrently with OR 201 to Nyssa. Eastward from Nyssa, US 20/US 26 continue to the Idaho state line. US 20 has 2 business routes in Oregon: one in Toledo, one in Bend. Construction on a portion of US 20 between Newport and Corvallis from just west of Chitwood to Eddyville, is being done to straighten and remove nearly 4.5 miles from the route. Nearly all of the new highway was opened in October 2016, with just a small portion of new road at the west end, further environmental remediation, to be completed in 2017; the project made it easier for larger vehicles to travel, provided greater passing opportunities, upgraded the highway to modern safety standards. Construction was halted in 2007 because of excessive unexpected landslides; the project recommenced in May 2008 with a better plan for stabilizing these landslide locations. The final construction was expected to be completed in 2011, but continuing earth movement at four of the bridge sites delayed the project again.
The Oregon Department of Transportation and the contractor were in a dispute over liability and money, a settlement was agreed upon, the original design-build contract was rescinded. ODOT assumed control of the project and began completing the project in five phases, replacing the troublesome bridges with earth fill; because of the previous delays, completion of the project was postponed until fall of 2016 for traffic on the road section, late summer of 2017 for habitat improvement. The project is now estimated to cost $365.7 million. The Oregon section of US 20 consists of the following highways numbered using ODOT's internal numbering system, from west to east: The Corvallis-Newport Highway No. 33. Milepoints are as reported by ODOT and do not reflect current mileage. Z indicates overlapping mileage due to construction longer than established route, – indicates negative mileage behind established beginning point. Segments that are locally maintained may be omitted. For routes traversing multiple named state highways, each milepoint is preceded by the corresponding state highway number.
Oregon portal U. S. Roads portal Media related to U. S. Route 20 in Oregon at Wikimedia Commons U. S. 20: Route crosses the Cascades and heads east - The Oregonian