Interstate 444

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Interstate 444 marker

Interstate 444
Inner Dispersal Loop
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 2.51 mi[1] (4.04 km)
Existed: early 1970s[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑244 / US-64 / US-75 / SH-51 in Tulsa
East end: I‑244 / US-75 / US-412 in Tulsa
Highway system
US-412 SH-1

Interstate 444 (I-444) is an unsigned auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System, with both ends at I-244 in downtown Tulsa in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It makes up the eastern and southern sections on the square-shaped Inner Dispersal Loop.

It is signed as US-75, with the first half of the highway also being signed as US-64 and State Highway 51 (SH-51). The I-444 designation does appear on Rand McNally maps, and also on some online maps, such as Bing Maps.

History[edit]

At the time I-44 was designated, the mile markers in the Tulsa area were in the 90s range. Rather than having their own numbers, I-244 and I-444 started their numbering based on what mile marker the highways were at when they branched off. Therefore, one exit along I-444 was labeled "94D". When the I-444 signs were removed from the highway and the "94" numbers were removed from the other markers (their gore signs simply bore the letter suffixes "A", "B", and "C") the 94D marking remained. The number became even more out of place when the other signs were replaced, bearing no exit numbers.[2]

Exit list[edit]

Exit numbers no longer exist. (See History section above for explanation of exit numbers.) The entire route is in Tulsa, Tulsa County.

Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
94A I‑244 west / US-75 south – Okmulgee, Oklahoma City Westbound exit and eastbound entrance, Western terminus of US-75 concurrency
94B I‑244 east / US-64 / SH-51 west – Sand Springs, Joplin Westbound exit and eastbound entrance, Western terminus of US-64/SH-51 concurrency
94C 11th Street, Houston Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
94D 13th Street, Denver Avenue, Cheyenne Avenue
US-64 / SH-51 east – Broken Arrow Eastern terminus of US-64/SH-51 concurrency
96A 7th Street – Downtown
96B I‑244 / US-412 east – Joplin Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
96C I‑244 west / US-412 / US-75 – Oklahoma City Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
US-75 continues north toward Bartlesville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing