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State Highway 48 (abbreviated SH-48) is a state highway in eastern Oklahoma that runs nearly 159.1 miles (256.0 km) from Bryan County to Pawnee County.[1] SH-48 has one lettered spur, SH-48A, in Johnston County.

State Highway 48 marker

State Highway 48
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length159.5 mi[1] (256.7 km)
Major junctions
South end SH-78 in Durant
North end US-64 south of Cleveland
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-47SH-49

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Route descriptionEdit

SH-48 begins at SH-78 six miles (10 km) north of Durant. Running north, it is five miles (8 km) to the first highway intersection, SH-22, just west of Kenefic. Highway 48 continues on to the north, passing through the community of Folsom, and at Coleman, SH-48A spurs off to the west, towards the town of Milburn.

Seven miles ahead is Wapanucka, and the junction with SH-7. Nine miles past Wapanucka, SH-31 intersects, heading to the east, and in seven more miles Highway 48 reaches the town of Tupelo. Just north of Tupelo, SH-48 intersects SH-3, and then continues for 13 miles (21 km) to Allen, where it joins SH-1 for a seven-mile (11 km) concurrency to Atwood.

At Atwood, SH-48 splits off to the north, crosses the Canadian River,(the road originally angled west parallel to the river but was eventually rerouted after years of the river undercutting the roadbed) and soon enters the city of Holdenville, seat of Hughes County. SH-48 meets US-270 Business in Holdenville, then intersects US-270 just north of town. SH-48 intersects with SH-9 in northwestern Hughes County, and then turns to the east the junction with SH-99A, just west of Bearden.

Highway 48 turns back to the north soon after leaving Bearden, and crosses the North Canadian River just south of the I-40 junction. Two miles after I-40, SH-48 crosses SH-56 five miles (8 km) west of Okemah, then US-62 five miles (8 km) after that, just west of Castle.

The 25 miles (40 km) between US-62 and the SH-16 junction in Bristow is very rural, with no settlements of any size. At Bristow, SH-48 joins SH-16 and SH-66 for a short three-route concurrency through town. SH-16 branches off just north of downtown Bristow, and SH-48/SH-66 intersect with I-44/Turner Turnpike at Bristow's northern edge.

Four miles after I-44, SH-66 splits off the east, and Highway 48 continues north eight miles (13 km) to SH-33, then another nine miles (14 km) to SH-51, two miles (3 km) west of Mannford. SH-48 crosses the Cimarron River and skirts the western edge of Keystone Lake as it travels its final few miles, intersecting with US-412/Cimarron Turnpike just before terminating at US-64, eight miles (13 km) south of Cleveland.

SH-48AEdit

 

State Highway 48A
LocationJohnston County, Oklahoma
Length9.39 mi[2] (15.11 km)

SH-48 has one lettered spur, State Highway 48A. SH-48A connects SH-48 to SH-78 at Milburn, in Johnston County.

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
BryanDurant0.00.0  SH-78Southern terminus
Kenefic4.67.4  SH-22
JohnstonColeman14.823.8  SH-48A
Wapanucka22.035.4  SH-7
Coal31.450.5  SH-31
39.162.9  SH-3
PontotocAllen59.195.1  SH-1Western terminus of SH-1 concurrency
HughesAtwood66.2106.5  SH-1Eastern terminus of SH-1 concurrency
Holdenville76.9123.8   
  US-270 Bus.
Southern terminus of US-270 Bus. concurrency
78.2125.9    
   US-270 / US-270 Bus.
Northern terminus of US-270 Bus.
87.8141.3  SH-9
OkfuskeeBearden95.8154.2  SH-99A
101.6163.5  I-40I-40 exit 217
103.4166.4  SH-56
106.5171.4  US-62
CreekBristow131.1211.0  SH-16Southern terminus of SH-16 concurrency
131.5211.6  SH-66Southern terminus of SH-66 concurrency
132.2212.8  SH-16Northern terminus of SH-16 concurrency
132.6213.4   I-44 / Turner TurnpikeI-44 exit 196
135.2217.6  SH-66Northern terminus of SH-66 concurrency
144.1231.9  SH-33
152.5245.4  SH-51
Pawnee159.2256.2   US-412 / Cimarron TurnpikeAccess to westbound US-412 only, eastbound access via US-64
159.5256.7  US-64Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (November 5, 2012). "Oklahoma State Highway 48" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Johnston County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 4, 2012.

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