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U.S. Highway 77 (US-77) in Oklahoma is a 267.21-mile-long (430.03 km) U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It travels from south to north, paralleling Interstate 35 (I-35), connecting Texas to Kansas through the central part of the state. It travels through many major cities, including Ardmore, Oklahoma City and its suburbs, Guthrie, and Ponca City. It has four lettered spur routes.

U.S. Route 77 marker

U.S. Route 77
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length267.21 mi[1] (430.03 km)
Major junctions
South end I-35 / US 77 at the Texas state line
North end US-77 at the Kansas state line
Location
CountiesLove, Carter, Murray, Garvin, McClain, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Logan, Noble, Kay
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-76SH-77H

US-77 was the first highway in Oklahoma to be paved entirely across the state from state line to state line. It has been a paved roadway since 1930.

Route descriptionEdit

US-77 enters the state along with I-35 but splits off at the first exit in Oklahoma. Four miles later, it passes through Thackerville. It junctions with State Highway 32 on the west side of Marietta.

North of Marietta, US-77 passes to the west of Lake Murray and its state park. It then enters Carter County and Ardmore, where it is named Commerce Street through the city limits over a four-lane divided thoroughfare that includes frontage roads on each side from just south of SH-199 (West Broadway) to NW 12th Street much like a freeway or expressway, though all intersections on Commerce are at-grade.

 
US 77 in Ardmore, north of SH-199

North of Ardmore, US-77 continues as a four-lane divided highway to Springer. It crosses State Highway 53 south of Springer. North of Springer, US-77 reverts to a two-lane highway and enters the Arbuckle Mountains, providing access to Turner Falls and having some hairpin curves over a section of roadway paved and constructed in the 1920s using prison labor from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. It then passes through Davis (where it has a brief concurrency with State Highway 7. North of Davis, it passes through unincorporated Joy and passes through Wynnewood, where it carries State Highway 29. It then passes through Pauls Valley, Paoli, and Wayne. Next, it enters Purcell, where it concurs with State Highway 39 and 74.

US-77 and SH-39 split off SH-74 to head eastbound along Washington St. in downtown Purcell. Together, they cross the James C. Nance Memorial Bridge into Lexington, where SH-39 splits off. It then heads through Slaughterville and Noble before entering Norman.

A major reconstruction on US-77 through Norman completed in April 2009 has realigned US-77 to 12th Avenue East from SH-9 to Tecumseh Road, then west along Tecumseh Road to Flood Avenue, and finally north along Flood Avenue until it merges onto Northbound Interstate-35, the interchange of US-77 and Interstate-35 was modernized and upgraded as part of the widening to six lanes of Interstate-35 to Norman. It formerly ran through downtown Norman along Classen Boulevard, Porter Avenue then west along Robinson Street to Flood Avenue. The north–south section of the new alignment along 12th Avenue was previously flagged as SH-77H.[2]

 
US 77 north, concurrent with I-235, in Oklahoma City

I-35 and US-77 remain together until the Fort Smith Junction in downtown Oklahoma City, where it transfers onto Interstate 235. At Interstate 44, I-235 ends, but US-77 continues northbound as a freeway, called the Broadway Extension. The Broadway Extension is a major freeway linking the downtown area to Edmond. In Edmond, it heads east to meet I-35, which it joins again until Guthrie, where it splits off.

In Guthrie, US-77 meets State Highway 33. It continues northbound to serve as the eastern terminus of State Highway 164 and turns eastward toward Perry. After passing the north end of State Highway 86, it turns back northward and has a half-interchange with the Cimarron Turnpike. It then carries State Highway 15 for four miles (6 km). At Tonkawa, it begins a wrong-way concurrency with U.S. Highway 177 and U.S. Highway 60. It splits off to the north to head through Ponca City and Newkirk, before crossing over the Kansas line towards Arkansas City, Kansas.

HistoryEdit

US-77 has followed Commerce entirely through the Ardmore city limits since 1950 when that thoroughfare was built in its current form as an early bypass along what was then Ardmore's west side to provide a straighter route for through traffic and relieve downtown traffic congestion, replacing the original US-77 route in Ardmore which followed Broadway east from Commerce to "E" Street, north on "E" Street to 12th and west on 12th back to Commerce before proceeding north on Commerce out of the city.

SpursEdit

SH-153Edit

 

State Highway 153
LocationThackerville
Length0.50 mi[3] (0.80 km)

State Highway 153 (abbreviated SH-153) is a short state highway in Love County, Oklahoma. At 0.50 miles (0.80 km),[3] it is the shortest non-suffixed state highway in Oklahoma. SH-153 connects U.S. Highway 77 in Thackerville, Oklahoma to Interstate 35 at mile marker 5. It has no lettered spur routes.

Browse numbered routes
  SH-152SH-153SH-156  

SH-77CEdit

 

State Highway 77C
LocationPurcell
Length0.47 mi[4] (0.76 km)

State Highway 77C is an unsigned route through Purcell.

SH-77DEdit

 

State Highway 77D
LocationMurray County
Length10.30 mi[5] (16.58 km)

State Highway 77D is a Y-shaped spur route through the Turner Falls area. The main branch of SH-77D begins at US-77 south of Davis, north of I-35. It crosses under I-35 twice before ending at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. It also provides access to Price Falls.[6]

SH-77HEdit

 

State Highway 77H
LocationNormanOklahoma City
Length9.07 mi[7][8] (14.60 km)

State Highway 77H begins at Tecumseh Road and follows 12th Avenue N.E. through Norman, then turns into Sooner Road in Moore. The highway ends at I-240 in Oklahoma City.

SH-77SEdit

 

State Highway 77S
LocationLake Murray State Park and vicinity
Length30.04 mi[3][9] (48.34 km)

State Highway 77S lies in Love County and Carter County, serving Lake Murray. The main segment of the highway begins in Love County at SH-32, east of Marietta. It runs north towards Lake Murray then traverses the western shore of the lake. After entering Carter County, it intersects US-70 before reaching its northern terminus in Ardmore.

The highway has two spurs, each one also signed as SH-77S. The eastern spur begins at Love County, near the south shores of Lake Murray. It hugs the eastern shore of the lake while heading north, entering Carter County and reaching its northern terminus at US-70.

The western spur (Lodge Road) runs mostly along the Love–Carter county line, connecting the main SH-77S to I-35 at exit 24, serving as the main entrance to Lake Murray State Park.

Main routeEdit

CountyLocationmi[10]kmDestinationsNotes
Love0.000.00  SH-32 – Durant, MariettaSouthern terminus
Lake Murray SP7.111.4  SH-77S (eastern spur) northSouthern terminus of eastern spur
Carter10.817.4  SH-77S (western spur) west (Lodge Road)Eastern terminus of western spur
15.925.6  US-70 – Madill
Ardmore17.628.310th Avenue SENorthern terminus; road continues as Lake Murray Drive
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Eastern spurEdit

The entire route is in Lake Murray State Park.

Countymi[11]kmDestinationsNotes
Love0.000.00  SH-77S – Lodge, MariettaSouthern terminus; road continues north as SH-77S (main)
Carter9.915.9  US-70 – MadillNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Western spurEdit

CountyLocationmi[12]kmDestinationsNotes
LoveCarter
county line
0.000.00  I-35 – Dallas, Oklahoma CityWestern terminus; I-35 exit 24; road continues briefly as County Line Road
0.40.64  US-77 – Ardmore, Marietta
Lake Murray SP2.64.2 Serves Lake Murray State Park Airport
Carter2.84.5  SH-77SEastern terminus; road continues as Lodge Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[13]kmExitDestinationsNotes
LoveRed River0.000.00   I-35 / US 77 south – Dallas, Fort WorthContinuation into Texas
1.01.6  I-35 northNorthern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 1
Thackerville5.38.5  SH-153Western terminus of SH-153
Marietta15.524.9  SH-32 east (Main Street)Southern terminus of SH-32 concurrency
15.625.1  SH-32 west (Memorial Drive)Northern terminus of SH-32 concurrency
LoveCarter
county line
  SH-77S (western spur) – Lake Murray
CarterArdmore29.848.0  US-70
32.251.8  SH-199 (Broadway Street)
34.255.0  SH-142 (Veterans Boulevard)
Springer41.166.1  SH-53
Murray48.077.2  I-35 – Dallas, Oklahoma CityI-35 exit 47
  To SH-77D south / Old Highway 77DFormer SH-77D south
52.484.3  I-35 – Oklahoma City, DallasI-35 exit 51
  SH-77D southNorthern terminus of SH-77D
Davis56.290.4  SH-7 west (Main Street west)Southern terminus of SH-7 concurrency
56.691.1  SH-7 east (Main Street east)Northern terminus of SH-7 concurrency
MurrayGarvin
county line
65.5105.4  SH-17AEastern terminus of SH-17A
GarvinWynnewood67.0107.8  SH-29 east (Kerr Boulevard)Southern terminus of SH-29 concurrency
69.0111.0  SH-29 westNorthern terminus of SH-29 concurrency
Pauls Valley75.5121.5  SH-19 east (Grant Avenue east)Southern terminus of SH-19 concurrency
75.7121.8  SH-19 west (Grant Avenue west)Northern terminus of SH-19 concurrency
Paoli83.0133.6  SH-145Eastern terminus of SH-145
McClainWayne90.0144.8  SH-59
Purcell96.1154.7  SH-74 southSouthern terminus of SH-74 concurrency
97.0156.1  SH-39 west (Wyatt Road)Southern terminus of SH-39 concurrency
96.1154.7  SH-74 north (Green Avenue north)Northern terminus of SH-74 concurrency
ClevelandLexington99.4160.0  SH-39 east (Broadway Street)Northern terminus of SH-39 concurrency
Norman113.0181.9  SH-9Parclo interchange
113.8183.1  SH-77HSouthern terminus of SH-77H
121.3195.2  I-35 southSouthbound exit northbound left entrance; southern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 113
Moore114Indian Hill RoadExit numbers follow I-35
116S. 19th Street
124.8200.8117  SH-37 (S. 4th Street) / Main Street / N. 5th StreetSigned only for SH-37 (S. 4th Street) southbound
118N. 12th Street / Main Street / N. 5th StreetSigned only for N. 12th Street northbound
119AShields BoulevardNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
119BN. 27th Street
Oklahoma City120SE 89th Street
Oklahoma121ASE 82nd StreetSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
121B    I-240 / US-62 west / SH-3 – Lawton, Ft. SmithSouthern terminus of US-62 concurrency
122ASE 66th StreetNo northbound entrance
122BSE 59th Street
123ASE 51st StreetNo northbound entrance
123BSE 44th StreetNo southbound entrance
124AGrand Boulevard
124BSE 29th Street / SE 25th StreetSigned as exit 125A southbound
125BSE 15th StreetSigned as exit 125D southbound
1A  I-235 (Centennial Expressway) begins
    I-35 north / I-40 / US-62 east (US-270 east) – Wichita, Ft. Smith
Exit number follows I-235; no exit number northbound; left exit and entrance southbound; northern terminus of I-35/US-62 concurrency; southern terminus of I-235 concurrency
125COklahoma City BoulevardExit number based on I-35 mileposts; northbound left exit only
1B  I-40 west (US-270 west) – AmarilloExit numbers follow I-235
1CSheridan Avenue – DowntownNorthbound exit only
Oklahoma City BoulevardSouthbound exit only
1DLincoln Boulevard – Oklahoma Health Center, State CapitolNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
1EHarrison Avenue / N. 10th StreetNo southbound exit
1FN. 6th Street / Walnut AvenueNo northbound exit
1GN. 10th Street – Oklahoma Health CenterSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
2AN. 23rd Street / Santa Fe AvenueNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
2BN. 23rd Street / Broadway Avenue – State CapitolSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
3N. 36th Street
4ANW 50th StreetSouthbound entrance only; northbound exit and entrance closed, to be merged into I-44 exit (under construction)[14]
  I-44 (SH-66) – Lawton, Tulsa
  I-235 (Centennial Expressway) ends
Northern terminus of I-235 concurrency; I-44 west exit 127, east exits 127A-B
N. 63rd Street
Wilshire Boulevard – Nichols Hills
Britton Road
Hefner Road – Lake Hefner
NE 122nd Street
  Kilpatrick TurnpikeNo southbound exit to Kilpatrick Tpk. eastbound
Memorial Road / Kelly AvenueNorth end of freeway
Edmond  I-35 south (SH-66 west) – Oklahoma City, Downtown
  SH-66 east (2nd Street east) – Tulsa
Southern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 141
142Danforth RoadExit numbers follow I-35
143Covell Road
146Waterloo Road
Logan151Seward Road
Guthrie  I-35 north – WichitaCleo Bradshaw Interchange; northern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 153
  SH-33
  SH-74CEastern terminus of SH-74C
  SH-51 eastSouthern terminus of SH-51 concurrency
  SH-51 westNorthern terminus of SH-51 concurrency
Noble  SH-164Eastern terminus of SH-164
Perry  I-35 – Guthrie, TonkawaI-35 exit 185
  SH-86Northern terminus of SH-86
  US-64 west (Fir Street west)Western terminus of US-64 concurrency
  US-64 east (Fir Street east)Eastern terminus of US-64 concurrency
   US-412 / Cimarron Turnpike east – TulsaNo access to US-412/Cimarron Tpk. west; Cimarron Tpk. exit 2
  SH-15 eastSouthern terminus of SH-15 concurrency
  SH-15 west (Acre Road)Northern terminus of SH-15 concurrency
  SH-156Southern terminus of SH-156
KayTonkawa 
  US-60 Bus. east (North Avenue)
Southern terminus of US-60 Bus. concurrency
  
   US-60 Bus. ends / US-60 west
Interchange; western terminus of US-60 Bus.; western terminus of US-60 concurrency
  
   US-177 north / US-60 Bus. east
Interchange; US-60 Bus. not signed eastbound; western terminus of US-177 concurrency; eastern terminus of US-60 Bus.
  SH-156 south – MarlandInterchange; northern terminus of SH-156
 
  US-60 Bus. east
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; western terminus of US-60 Bus.
Ponca City   
    US-60 east (Harding Road east) / US-177 south (14th Street) / US-60 Bus. begin
Eastern terminus of US-60/US-177 concurrency; southern terminus of US-60 Bus. concurrency; eastern terminus of US-60 Bus.
 
  US-60 Bus. west (South Avenue)
Northern terminus of US-60 Bus. concurrency
  SH-11 east (Coleman Road)Southern terminus of SH-11 concurrency
  SH-11 westNorthern terminus of SH-11 concurrency
Oklahoma–Kansas line  US-77 northContinuation into Kansas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "State Highway System: Log of U.S. Highway 77" (PDF). Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Blakely, Tom
  3. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Love County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: McClain County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Murray County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006.
  7. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Cleveland County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Oklahoma County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Carter County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "Overview of SH-77S (main)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Overview of SH-77S (eastern spur)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Overview of SH-77S (western spur)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Stuve, Eric. U.S. 77. OKHighways. URL accessed 9 March 2007.
  14. ^ "I-235/US-77 and I-44 (OFF Broadway 44)". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The State of Oklahoma. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.


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