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Oregon Route 52
OR-52 Navigation:
Info/Map | Definition | History | Route Log | Pictures (coming soon)
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Oregon Route 52 Info and Map
OR-52's Routing from Payette Junction to the Oregon-Idaho border near Payette, ID
Length: 1.65 miles (1952 current alignment)
Type: Undivided Highway
Lifespan: 1952-present
Northern Terminus: OR-201 at Payette Junction
Southern Terminus: The Oregon-Idaho Border near Payette, ID
Cities Served: Payette, ID
Intersects: none
Multiplexes: none
Oregon Highway Name/Numbers: Olds Ferry-Ontario Highway #455 Payette Spur
Oregon Route 52 Route Definition

"Over the Payette Spur of the Olds Ferry-Ontario Highway, OR201, approximately seven miles north of Ontario, southeasterly to the Idaho State Line near Payette, Idaho."

~ ODOT, Descriptions of US and Oregon Routes, March 2007

Oregon Route 52 History

While this highway was created at the inception of the Oregon highway system, it was given the route number OR-90 from 1932 until 1952. This highway connected with Idaho State Highway 52, and thus the purpose of the switch from OR-90 to OR-52 was to create route consistency between Oregon and Idaho. This routing has pretty much stayed the same since its inception.

Former Oregon Route 52 Info and Map
OR-52's Routing from Warm Springs Junction to Wapinitia Junction
Approximate Length: 25.86 miles
Type: Undivided Highway
Lifespan: 1950-1952
Western Terminus: Former OR-50 (now US-26) at Warm Springs Junction
Eastern Terminus: Former OR-23 (now US-197) at Wapinitia Junction
Cities Served: Pine Grove, Wapinitia
Intersects: none
Multiplexes: none
Oregon Highway Name/Numbers: Wapinitia Highway #44
Former Oregon Route 52 History

Originally, OR-52 was the designation for the Wapinitia Highway #44 that ran between Warm Springs Jct. and Wapinitia Jct. along the northern border of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Originally, this highway was the central leg of OR-50, which ran between Portland and US-97 at Shaniko Jct. When OR-50 was moved onto the newer Warm Springs Highway #53 (which replaced the Wapinitia Highway between Government Camp and Warm Springs Jct., as well as forged a direct route between Portland and Madras) in 1950, the Wapinitia Highway was given the OR-52 designation. This was short-lived, however, as the OR-52 designation was moved in 1952 (see above). This highway is now the westernmost leg of OR-216.