Oregon Route 293
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||13.58 mi (21.85 km)|
|Existed:||May 14, 2002 – present|
|West end:||US 97 near Willowdale|
|East end:||OR 218 in Antelope|
Oregon Route 293 is a state highway in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Oregon. It runs from Willowdale to Antelope and is known as the Antelope Highway No. 293 (see Oregon highways and routes).
Oregon Route 293 is a post-2002 number.
Despite its odd number, Oregon Route 293 is an east–west highway. It was not signed as a state highway until at least the 1990s. It is believed that Oregon Route 293 signs were posted in error, as OR 293 has always been the internal ODOT highway number. In 2002, ODOT changed its policy to allow signing of otherwise unnumbered state highways, so Oregon Route 293 officially came into existence.[original research?] Its main purpose is to connect rural Wheeler and Gilliam counties to the Bend metropolitan area. Most of Oregon Route 293 is located in Wasco County, although about a mile is in Jefferson County.
On October 10, 1963, there was agreement with the Oregon State Highway Commission and Wasco County to turn the Wasco County section of the Antelope Highway into a state-maintained road. The section in Jefferson County was turned into a state-maintained road on September 8, 1971. In the Oregon Transportation Commission meeting on May 14, 2002, the commission approved the OR 293 designation to be placed on the Antelope Highway.
|Jefferson||0.00||0.00||US 97 – Madras, Shaniko, Maupin|
|Wasco||Antelope||13.58||21.85||OR 218 – Shaniko, Clarno, Fossil|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Minutes of the Regular Monthly Meeting (Report). Salem, OR: Oregon Transportation Commission. May 14, 2002. Archived from the original on August 18, 2002. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
- "Antelope Highway No. 293" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. June 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
- Singh, Ron (2011). History of State Highways in Oregon (PDF) (Report). Salem, OR: Oregon Department of Transportation. p. 293-1. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
- Media related to Oregon Route 293 at Wikimedia Commons
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