Oregon Route 245
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||38.62 mi (62.15 km)|
|Existed:||1981 – present|
|South end:||US 26 near Unity|
|North end:||OR 7 in Salisbury|
Oregon Route 245 (OR 245) is an Oregon state highway running from Salisbury to Unity. OR 245 is known as the Dooley Mountain Highway No. 415 (see Oregon highways and routes). It is 38.62 miles (62.15 km) long and runs north–south, entirely within Baker County.
OR 245 was the highest-numbered state route in Oregon before 2002, when the state began issuing route numbers to previously unrouted highways.
The Dooley Mountain Highway can be traced to a private toll road constructed in the mid-19th century. It was owned by John J. Dooley, an Eastern Oregon pioneer who arrived in 1862, and the mountain was subsequently named after him. In 1889, it was acquired by Baker County and became a public road.
The road was made part of the Baker-Unity Highway in 1917. In 1932, the Baker-Unity Highway was designated OR 7.
In 1981, the Baker-Unity Highway was divided between the Whitney Highway No. 71 and the Dooley Mountain Highway. The Dooley Mountain Highway was redesignated OR 245.
|0.00||Near Unity||US 26|
- Oregon Department of Transportation, Descriptions of US and Oregon Routes, http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/TRAFFIC/TEOS_Publications/PDF/Descriptions_of_US_and_Oregon_Routes.pdf, page 22.
- Oregon Department of Transportation, Dooley Mountain Highway #415, ftp://ftp.odot.state.or.us/tdb/trandata/maps/slchart_pdfs_1980_to_2002/Hwy415_2001.pdf
- GORP, Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway - Oregon Scenic Drives, http://www.gorp.com/weekend-guide/travel-ta-scenic-drives-north-powder-oregon-sidwcmdev_052638.html
- Oregon Highways, Baker-Unity Highway #13 (archive), http://web.archive.org/web/20050207120803/www.ylekot.com/orehwys/hwy-13.html