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Oregon Route 42S
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Oregon Route 42S Info and Map
OR-42S's Routing from Cannon Beach Jct. to the Idaho Border at Nyssa
Lengths: 16.93 miles (1961 current alignment)
Type: Undivided Highway
Lifespan: 1961-present
Western Terminus: US-101 at Bandon
Eastern Terminus: OR-42 at Coquille
Cities Served: Bandon, Coquille
Intersects: none
Multiplexes: none
Oregon Highway Name/Numbers: Coquille-Bandon Highway #244
Oregon Route 42S Route Definition

"Over the Coquille-Bandon Highway from its junction with the Oregon Coast Highway, US101, at the east city limits of Bandon, easterly to its junction with the Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway, OR42, in Coquille."

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

Oregon Route 42S History

OR-42S has had a relatively short life in Oregon's highway system. It was created out of an older portion of US-101 between Coquille and Bandon in 1961 when a new alignment of US-101 was build between Coos Bay and Bandon. The remaining portion of former US-101 was turned into a western extension of OR-42. There haven't been any changes along the highway since then.