McKenzie Highway

From Lane Co Oregon

In 1853, the McKenzie Highway was completed to Eastern Oregon. It was called Scott's Trail. At first, it was operated as a toll road. Parts of this road are still traveled on Mill Street, Game Farm Road, High Banks Road, Thurston Road, parts of Jasper Road and the McKenzie Highway.

[-Springfield Beacon, Wednesday, August 1st, 2007, B4]

[edit] 1950s

  • The city asked for state assistance to widen the McKenzie Highway from two to four lanes from 19th to 42nd streets in 1952 (Springfield News 1952).
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