Oregon Route 223

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Oregon Route 223

Route 223; mainline in red, spur route in blue
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length31.40 mi (50.53 km)
Major junctions
South end US 20 in Wren
Major intersections OR 194 near Bridgeport
North end OR 22 near Dallas
CountryUnited States
Highway system
OR 222 OR 224

Oregon Route 223 is a state highway in the U.S. State of Oregon, which runs between the town of Wren, Oregon and the city of Dallas, Oregon. It is known as the Kings Valley Highway No. 191 (see Oregon highways and routes) and is 31 miles (50 km) long. It lies in Benton and Polk counties.

Route description

OR 223 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 20 in Wren northwest of Philomath. It continues north from there, through the western edge of the Willamette Valley. In the town of Bridgeport, it intersects with OR 194. The only major city on the route is Dallas, Oregon; north of Dallas, it ends at an intersection with OR 22.

Covered bridge

The Ritner Creek Covered Bridge along Oregon 223.

The Ritner Creek Bridge was the last covered bridge on a state highway in Oregon. It was on OR 223 between Pedee and Kings Valley, about 15 miles south of Dallas, or 10 miles north of the junction with US 20 in Wren. Built in 1927, the bridge was replaced in 1976 and relocated just downstream and parallel to the new span.[1]

Major intersections

BentonWren31.4050.53 US 20 – Philomath, Blodgett, Corvallis, Newport
OR 194 east – Monmouth, Independence

OR 223 Spur east (Ellendale Road) to OR 22
0.000.00 OR 22 – Rickreall, Salem, Valley Junction, Oregon Coast
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Spur route

Spur plate.svg

Oregon Route 223 Spur

LocationDallas to Rickreall
Length4.32 mi (6.95 km)

A spur route (signed as Oregon Route 223 Spur) runs from Dallas east, to an interchange with OR 22 and OR 99W in Rickreall. The spur is a former OR 22 routing.

The entire route is in Polk County.

Dallas0.000.00 OR 223

To OR 22 west / OR 99W

OR 22 east – Salem
Interchange with OR 99W; no access between OR 223 Spur and OR 99W
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi