Delta Highway

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Delta Highway No. 132

Oregon Route 132
Delta Highway highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length1.6 mi (2.6 km)
ExistedOctober 27, 1964[1]–present
Major junctions
South end I-105 / OR 126 in Eugene
North end OR 569 in Eugene
CountryUnited States
Highway system

Delta Highway, also known as Oregon Route 132,[2] is a short limited-access freeway in Eugene, Oregon, United States, linking downtown Eugene with Beltline Highway.

Route description

The Delta Highway begins at an interchange with Interstate 105 and Oregon Route 126 on the north bank of the Willamette River, opposite Downtown Eugene. It travels north and intersects Valley River Drive, which serves the Valley River Center and a nearby retail district that includes several car dealerships. The highway crosses under a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge and travels northeast through the Delta Ponds, a wetland area and city park surrounded by housing.[3] The Delta Highway intersects Goodpasture Island Road and continues north to an interchange with the Beltline Highway (Oregon Route 569), which encircles Eugene and provides connections to Interstate 5. The freeway ends at the Beltline Highway, but the road continues as a two-lane surface street named North Delta Road.[4]


Delta Highway opened on October 27, 1964.[1] The highway was named for the McKenzie–Willamette delta, which it crosses.[5] The lowest construction bid for the project, submitted by the R. A. Heintz Company, was withdrawn due to an accounting error, resulting in a dispute between the county government and the contractor, who was later awarded the bid in a second round.[6]

Under a 2017 bill passed by the state legislature, the Oregon Transportation Commission negotiated a jurisdictional transfer with Lane County for the Delta Highway that was finalized in 2019. On January 23, 2020, the commission approved the designation of OR 132 for the corridor.[2] The transfer was planned ahead of state-funded improvements to the highway's northern interchange at OR 569.[7]

Exit list

The entire route is in Eugene, Lane County. All exits are unnumbered.


I-105 / OR 126 to I-5 / OR 99 – Downtown Eugene, Fairgrounds, Springfield
Southern terminus
0.40.64Willagillespie Road – Valley River Center
1.32.1Goodpasture Island Road
OR 569 (Beltline Highway) to I-5 – Eugene Airport
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Tims, Martin (October 28, 1964). "Lane County's New Delta Highway Opened in Ceremonies on Tuesday". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 1B. OCLC 6493245. Retrieved September 5, 2016 – via Google News.
  2. ^ a b "State Highway Designation Resolution No. 115" (PDF). Oregon Transportation Commission. January 23, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Shutt, Craig A. (2012). "OBEC Focuses on Key Niches" (PDF). ASPIRE Magazine. Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. pp. 7–8. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Google (September 17, 2021). "Delta Highway (OR 132)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Low Highway Bid Pleasant Budget News". Eugene Register-Guard. September 20, 1963. p. 1. Retrieved September 22, 2021 – via
  6. ^ "Heintz Rebid Again Lands Highway Job". Eugene Register-Guard. December 12, 1963. p. 1. Retrieved September 22, 2021 – via
  7. ^ Wihtol, Christian (May 17, 2015). "State details Delta-Beltline improvements". The Register-Guard. Retrieved September 17, 2021.

External links

Media related to Delta Highway at Wikimedia Commons