U.S. Route 77 in Oklahoma
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.
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length||267.21 mi (430.03 km)|
|South end||I-35 / US 77 at the Texas state line|
|North end||US-77 at the Kansas state line|
|Counties||Love, Carter, Murray, Garvin, McClain, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Logan, Noble, Kay|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
|Length||0.50 mi (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), 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-152||SH-153||SH-156 →|
|Length||0.47 mi (0.76 km)|
State Highway 77C is an unsigned route through Purcell.
|Length||10.30 mi (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.
|Length||9.07 mi (14.60 km)|
|Location||Lake Murray State Park and vicinity|
|Length||30.04 mi (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.
|Love||||0.00||0.00||SH-32 – Durant, Marietta||Southern terminus|
|Lake Murray SP||7.1||11.4||SH-77S (eastern spur) north||Southern terminus of eastern spur|
|Carter||10.8||17.4||SH-77S (western spur) west (Lodge Road)||Eastern terminus of western spur|
|15.9||25.6||US-70 – Madill|
|Ardmore||17.6||28.3||10th Avenue SE||Northern terminus; road continues as Lake Murray Drive|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
The entire route is in Lake Murray State Park.
|Love||0.00||0.00||SH-77S – Lodge, Marietta||Southern terminus; road continues north as SH-77S (main)|
|Carter||9.9||15.9||US-70 – Madill||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
|||0.00||0.00||I-35 – Dallas, Oklahoma City||Western terminus; I-35 exit 24; road continues briefly as County Line Road|
|||0.4||0.64||US-77 – Ardmore, Marietta|
|Lake Murray SP||2.6||4.2||Serves Lake Murray State Park Airport|
|Carter||2.8||4.5||SH-77S||Eastern terminus; road continues as Lodge Road|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Love||Red River||0.00||0.00||I-35 / US 77 south – Dallas, Fort Worth||Continuation into Texas|
|||1.0||1.6||I-35 north||Northern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 1|
|Thackerville||5.3||8.5||SH-153||Western terminus of SH-153|
|Marietta||15.5||24.9||SH-32 east (Main Street)||Southern terminus of SH-32 concurrency|
|15.6||25.1||SH-32 west (Memorial Drive)||Northern terminus of SH-32 concurrency|
|||SH-77S (western spur) – Lake Murray|
|32.2||51.8||SH-199 (Broadway Street)|
|34.2||55.0||SH-142 (Veterans Boulevard)|
|Murray||||48.0||77.2||I-35 – Dallas, Oklahoma City||I-35 exit 47|
|||To SH-77D south / Old Highway 77D||Former SH-77D south|
|||52.4||84.3||I-35 – Oklahoma City, Dallas||I-35 exit 51|
|||SH-77D south||Northern terminus of SH-77D|
|Davis||56.2||90.4||SH-7 west (Main Street west)||Southern terminus of SH-7 concurrency|
|56.6||91.1||SH-7 east (Main Street east)||Northern terminus of SH-7 concurrency|
|||65.5||105.4||SH-17A||Eastern terminus of SH-17A|
|Garvin||Wynnewood||67.0||107.8||SH-29 east (Kerr Boulevard)||Southern terminus of SH-29 concurrency|
|||69.0||111.0||SH-29 west||Northern terminus of SH-29 concurrency|
|Pauls Valley||75.5||121.5||SH-19 east (Grant Avenue east)||Southern terminus of SH-19 concurrency|
|75.7||121.8||SH-19 west (Grant Avenue west)||Northern terminus of SH-19 concurrency|
|Paoli||83.0||133.6||SH-145||Eastern terminus of SH-145|
|Purcell||96.1||154.7||SH-74 south||Southern terminus of SH-74 concurrency|
|97.0||156.1||SH-39 west (Wyatt Road)||Southern terminus of SH-39 concurrency|
|96.1||154.7||SH-74 north (Green Avenue north)||Northern terminus of SH-74 concurrency|
|Cleveland||Lexington||99.4||160.0||SH-39 east (Broadway Street)||Northern terminus of SH-39 concurrency|
|113.8||183.1||SH-77H||Southern terminus of SH-77H|
|121.3||195.2||I-35 south||Southbound exit northbound left entrance; southern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 113|
|Moore||114||Indian Hill Road||Exit numbers follow I-35|
|116||S. 19th Street|
|124.8||200.8||117||SH-37 (S. 4th Street) / Main Street / N. 5th Street||Signed only for SH-37 (S. 4th Street) southbound|
|118||N. 12th Street / Main Street / N. 5th Street||Signed only for N. 12th Street northbound|
|119A||Shields Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|119B||N. 27th Street|
|Oklahoma City||120||SE 89th Street|
|Oklahoma||121A||SE 82nd Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|121B||I-240 / US-62 west / SH-3 – Lawton, Ft. Smith||Southern terminus of US-62 concurrency|
|122A||SE 66th Street||No northbound entrance|
|122B||SE 59th Street|
|123A||SE 51st Street||No northbound entrance|
|123B||SE 44th Street||No southbound entrance|
|124B||SE 29th Street / SE 25th Street||Signed as exit 125A southbound|
|125B||SE 15th Street||Signed 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|
|125C||Oklahoma City Boulevard||Exit number based on I-35 mileposts; northbound left exit only|
|1B||I-40 west (US-270 west) – Amarillo||Exit numbers follow I-235|
|1C||Sheridan Avenue – Downtown||Northbound exit only|
|Oklahoma City Boulevard||Southbound exit only|
|1D||Lincoln Boulevard – Oklahoma Health Center, State Capitol||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|1E||Harrison Avenue / N. 10th Street||No southbound exit|
|1F||N. 6th Street / Walnut Avenue||No northbound exit|
|1G||N. 10th Street – Oklahoma Health Center||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|2A||N. 23rd Street / Santa Fe Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|2B||N. 23rd Street / Broadway Avenue – State Capitol||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|3||N. 36th Street|
|4A||NW 50th Street||Southbound entrance only; northbound exit and entrance closed, to be merged into I-44 exit (under construction)|
|—|| 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|
|—||Hefner Road – Lake Hefner|
|—||NE 122nd Street|
|—||Kilpatrick Turnpike||No southbound exit to Kilpatrick Tpk. eastbound|
|—||Memorial Road / Kelly Avenue||North 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|
|142||Danforth Road||Exit numbers follow I-35|
|Guthrie||I-35 north – Wichita||Cleo Bradshaw Interchange; northern terminus of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 153|
|||SH-74C||Eastern terminus of SH-74C|
|||SH-51 east||Southern terminus of SH-51 concurrency|
|||SH-51 west||Northern terminus of SH-51 concurrency|
|Noble||||SH-164||Eastern terminus of SH-164|
|Perry||I-35 – Guthrie, Tonkawa||I-35 exit 185|
|SH-86||Northern 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 – Tulsa||No access to US-412/Cimarron Tpk. west; Cimarron Tpk. exit 2|
|||SH-15 east||Southern terminus of SH-15 concurrency|
|||SH-15 west (Acre Road)||Northern terminus of SH-15 concurrency|
|||SH-156||Southern terminus of SH-156|
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 – Marland||Interchange; 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 west||Northern terminus of SH-11 concurrency|
|Oklahoma–Kansas line||US-77 north||Continuation into Kansas|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "State Highway System: Log of U.S. Highway 77" (PDF). Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- Blakely, Tom
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Overview of SH-77S (main)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
- "Overview of SH-77S (eastern spur)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
- "Overview of SH-77S (western spur)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
- Stuve, Eric. U.S. 77. OKHighways. URL accessed 9 March 2007.
- "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.
|U.S. Route 77|