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Welcome To Highway 97

This site focuses on US 97 which continues in Canada as BC 97. 

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When the US Highway System was approved in 1926, US 97 extended from the British Columbia border to US 99 south of Ashland, Oregon. In 1934, the route was adjusted with Weed, California becoming the southern terminus. The decommissioned section between Klamath Falls and US 99 became Oregon 66. In 1964, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) conditionally approved an extension of the route in Alaska from the Yukon border to Livengood via Tok, Delta Junction, North Pole and Fairbanks. However, approval was withdrawn in 1968 as the Yukon declined to renumber the Alaska Highway in the territory to 97. In 1987, a portion of US 97 was realigned from the west side of the Columbia River to the east side of the Columbia River. As a result, the 40 mile section between Wenatchee and Chelan is designated as US 97A.

In 1953, British Columbia assigned 97 to the highway connecting with US 97.


The 1,293 mile section in British Columbia extends from the 60th parallel to the 49th parallel via Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Williams Lake, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

The 322 mile section in Washington extends from the Canadian border to the Oregon stateline via Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Yakima, and Goldendale.

The 292 mile section in Oregon commences at the Columbia River in the north and concludes at the 42nd parallel in the south via Bend and Klamath Falls.

The 54 mile section in California starts at the Oregon state line and ends at 1-5 near Weed.


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