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Oklahoma State Highway 89

State Highway 89 (abbreviated SH-89 or OK-89) is a state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It runs from the Taovayas Indian Bridge at the Texas state line to State Highway 53, a distance of 30.3 miles (48.8 km). SH-89 was initially designated on July 26, 1944. It has no lettered spur routes.

State Highway 89 marker

State Highway 89
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length30.3 mi[2] (48.8 km)
ExistedJuly 26, 1944[1]–present
Major junctions
South endTexas FM 677.svg FM 677 at the Texas state line
North endOklahoma State Highway 53.svg SH-53 east of Loco
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-88SH-91

Route descriptionEdit

State Highway 89 begins at the Taovayas Indian Bridge[1] on the Illinois Bend of the Red River, continuing Farm to Market Road 677 from Texas. One mile (1.6 km) north of the river, it intersects SH-32 at Courtney.[2] SH-89 overlaps SH-32 for 6.1 miles (9.8 km),[2] initially headed due west, but curving around to the northwest and eventually the north, crossing into Jefferson County and passing through unincorporated Petersburg. SH-32 then angles off to the northwest while SH-89 continues on a due north course.

After splitting off to the north, SH-89 travels through eastern Jefferson County for 13.4 miles (21.6 km),[2] generally paralleling the county line.[3] The highway continues along a rough northerly heading, though it briefly heads northwest at times. SH-89 runs to the east of the town of Cornish, and then intersects US-70 as it enters Ringling. After passing through the town, it curves northwest. SH-89 then turns back to a due north course, which it will maintain for the rest of its existence. The highway comes to an end 9.8 miles (15.8 km) north of Ringling at SH-53 east of Loco.

HistoryEdit

State Highway 89 was first added to the Oklahoma state highway system on July 26, 1944.[1] The original extent of the highway was from the current northern junction with SH-32 to US-70 in Ringling.[4] These remained the route's termini until January 21, 1957, when it was extended north through Ringling to SH-53, setting its northern terminus at its present location. Minor realignments would take place during the next two years, after which the highway would remain the same for three decades.[1]

On September 6, 1994, the highway was extended south. SH-89 now overlapped SH-32 to Courtney, where it split away towards its new southern terminus at the Texas state line. The highway has undergone no further changes since this extension.[1]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Love0.00.0  FM 677Southern terminus, Texas state line
Courtney1.01.6  SH-32SH-32 joins northbound and splits southbound
Jefferson7.111.4  SH-32SH-32 joins southbound and splits northbound
Ringling20.533.0  US-70
Stephens30.348.8  SH-53Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "Memorial Dedication and Revision History, SH 89". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e Stuve, Eric. "OK-89". OKHighways.com. Retrieved September 26, 2006.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006. p. 62.
  4. ^ Map of Oklahoma's State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (1947 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2010-03-08.

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