John Day Highway

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John Day Highway No. 5

John Day Highway highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length270.14 mi (434.75 km)
Major junctions
West end I-84 / OR 19 near Arlington
Major intersections
East end US 20 in Vale
CountryUnited States
CountiesGilliam, Wheeler, Grant, Baker, Malheur
Highway system
OR 18OR 19 US 20

John Day Highway No. 5 is a highway in eastern Oregon. It comprises Oregon Route 19 (OR 19) and U.S. Route 26 (US 26), as well as short segments of OR 206, OR 207, and US 395.

Route description

The John Day Highway begins at an interchange with Interstate 84, one mile (1.6 km) north of Arlington. It follows OR 19 southward for about 76 miles (122 km), through the cities of Condon and Fossil, where it meets with OR 207 at Service Creek. Here the highway turns eastward and follows OR 207 for 16 miles (26 km) to Spray. At Spray, it splits from OR 207 and goes southward. The highway passes the community of Kimberly, through the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and meets up with U.S. 26. The highway then follows US 26 eastward, through the communities of Dayville, Mount Vernon, Prairie City, Unity, Ironside, and Jamieson. The John Day Highway ends at Vale.

The John Day Highway from Fossil to Austin Junction is also a part of the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway,[1] an Oregon state byway.

Major intersections

GilliamArlington0.000.00 I-84 / US 30 – The Dalles, PendletonTwo separate directional interchanges; western end of OR 19 overlap

To I-84 / US 30 – The Dalles, Pendleton
Access to opposite directions
OR 206 west – Wasco
Western end of OR 206 overlap
OR 206 east – Eightmile, Heppner
Eastern end of OR 206 overlap
OR 218 south – Antelope, Shaniko
Service Creek76.94123.82
OR 207 south – Mitchell, Prineville
Western end of OR 207 overlap
OR 207 north – Hardman, Heppner
Eastern end of OR 207 overlap
OR 402 east – Monument, Long Creek

OR 19 ends / US 26 west – Mitchell, Prineville
Eastern end of OR 19 overlap; western end of US 26 overlap
Mount Vernon147.16236.83
US 395 north – Long Creek, Pendleton
Western end of US 395 overlap
John Day155.42250.12
US 395 south – Canyon City, Burns
Eastern end of US 395 overlap
OR 7 east – Sumpter, Baker City
OR 245 north – Hereford, Baker City
US 20 west – City Center, Burns
One-way couplet; eastern end of US 26 overlap

US 20 east / US 26 east – Ontario, Nyssa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Oregon Scenic Byways map" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "JOHN DAY HIGHWAY No. 5" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 29, 2020.

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