Idaho State Highway 52

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State Highway 52 marker

State Highway 52
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length: 54.126 mi[1] (87.107 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
West end: OR 52 at the Snake River/Oregon state line near Payette
  US-95 in Payette
East end: SH-55 in Horseshoe Bend
Location
Counties: Payette, Gem, Boise
Highway system

State Highways in Idaho

SH-51 SH-53

State Highway 52 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Idaho that travels along the Payette River from the Oregon State Line and Snake River to Horseshoe Bend.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 52 begins at the Oregon/Idaho state line at the terminus of Oregon Route 52 where the highway crosses the Snake River near Payette. The highway heads eastward through the city of Payette, then following the Payette River. The highway meets SH-72 at its junction east of New Plymouth. Then heads eastward to the city of Emmett where it turns north at its junction with SH-16 then continuing east up Black Canyon to its terminus at Horseshoe Bend.[2]

History[edit]

This route has been in existence since 1929, originally as part of State Highway 16, which originally terminated in Horseshoe Bend. State Highway 52 was created in 1938, when the northern section of SH-16 from Emmett to Horseshoe Bend was rerouted westward to New Plymouth. SH-16 was eventually truncated at Emmett in 1955, and SH-52 was then extended westward along the former SH-16 heading toward New Plymouth, and ending up in Payette and the state line.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile [2] Destinations Notes
Malheur OR 52 north Continuation into Oregon
Snake River 0.000 0.000 Oregon/Idaho state line Snake River
Payette Payette 1.664 2.678
US-95 Spur south – Fruitland
2.327 3.745 US-95 – Weiser, Fruitland
  14.419 23.205 SH-72 west – New Plymouth
Gem Emmett 30.422 48.959 SH-16 south – Eagle
Boise Horseshoe Bend 54.126 87.107 SH-55 – Eagle, McCall
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho milepoint log
  2. ^ a b ITD (December 2006). "State Highway 52 Milepoint Log". Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  3. ^ RV Droz (October 2006). "Idaho Highway 51 to Idaho Highway 75". Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  4. ^ RV Droz (October 2006). "Idaho Highway 1 to Idaho Highway 25". Retrieved 2008-05-14.