Indian Nation Turnpike

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Indian Nation Turnpike marker

Indian Nation Turnpike
Route information
Length: 105.2 mi (169.3 km)
Existed: 1966 – present
Major junctions
South end: US-70 / US-271 near Hugo
North end: I‑40 in Henryetta
Location
Counties: Choctaw, Pushmataha, Atoka, Pittsburg, McIntosh, Okmulgee
Highway system

The Indian Nation Turnpike is a toll road in southeastern Oklahoma, USA, running between Hugo and Henryetta, Oklahoma, a distance of 105.2 miles (169.3 km). It is the longest tollway in the state.[1]

Route description[edit]

The Indian Nation turnpike is built to parkway-like design standards, omitting a center barrier and left-hand shoulders for a slightly mounded grassy median that is flush with the edge of the left lane in each direction. The turnpike's speed limit is 75 mph (121 km/h).

A two-axle vehicle pays $4.75 ($4.50 with Pikepass) to drive the full length of the Turnpike. *Toll has now increased to $5.50 (cash) for a full length trip as of 2013.

Law enforcement along the Indian Nation Turnpike is provided by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop XC, a special troop assigned to the turnpike.[2]

History[edit]

The route is one continuous four-lane limited access highway, but consists of two separately constructed sections. The 41.1-mile (66.1 km) northern section, which opened in 1966, is the portion between I-40/US 62/US 75 near Henryetta and US 69 south of McAlester. The southern extension opened in 1970, and is the 64.1-mile (103.2 km) segment from the US 69 junction to US 70/271 in Hugo.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Exit Destinations Notes
Choctaw Hugo 0.0 0.0 1 US-70 west / US-271 north – Hugo Last free exit northbound, Turnpike begins; southbound continuation as US-70 east / US-271 south
Pushmataha Antlers 16.0 25.7 16 SH-3 to SH-7 – Antlers, Atoka Toll barrier under bridge prior to exit in both directions
16.4 26.4 Antlers Service Plaza
Atoka Daisy 38.4 61.8 38 SH-43 – Atoka, Daisy
Pittsburg   63.2 101.7 Toll barrier
  63.3 101.9 63 US-69 – McAlester, Atoka Signed as Exits #63B-A southbound
  69.9 112.5 70 US-270 / SH-1 – McAlester, Calvin
  82.0 132.0 82 Canadian, Indianola Northbound entrance and southbound exit
McIntosh   92.8 149.3 92 SH-9 – Dustin, Eufaula Toll barrier under bridge prior to exit in both directions
  92.9 149.5 Eufaula Service Plaza
Henryetta 104.4 168.0 104A I‑40 east – Fort Smith Last free exit southbound
104.7 168.5 104B I‑40 west / US-62 west / US-75 south – Oklahoma City Turnpike ends, northbound continuation as US-62 east / US-75 north
105.2 169.3 E. Main St. Freeway ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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