Oklahoma State Highway 10

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State Highway 10 marker

State Highway 10
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 233.1 mi[2] (375.1 km)
Existed: August 24, 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
North end: SH-99 northwest of Bigheart
South end: I‑40 near Gore
Highway system
SH-9 SH-11

State Highway 10 (abbreviated SH-10) is a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma. It makes a 233.1 miles (375.1 km) crescent through the northeast corner of the state, running from SH-99 in Osage County to Interstate 40 (I-40) near Gore. It has two lettered spur routes.

SH-10 first appeared as part of the original highway system designated in 1924. The route originally served eastern Oklahoma as a border-to-border route, connecting the Red River near Hugo to the Missouri state line near Joplin, Missouri. Much of the southern half of the route was dropped in 1941, while western extensions throughout the 1940s brought the highway to its current routing.

Route description[edit]

Scenic SH-10 signage in Adair County, north of the Illinois River area.

Highway 10 begins at State Highway 99 northwest of the unincorporated town of Bigheart. The highway runs northeast of this point through sparsely-populated Osage County. The route runs across the dam forming Lake Hulah and runs through its eponymous unincorporated community. East of this, it crosses into Washington County, where it skirts Copan Lake. The route then proceeds to the town of Copan, where it intersects US-75. SH-10 progresses east to Nowata County, entering the county near Wann, before meeting US-169 around Elliot. It forms a concurrency with US-169 through the town of Lenapah, and splits off and heads due east from there. It does not intersect any highways or pass through any sizeable towns until Welch, where it meets US-59/SH-2. It then continues east to Miami, Oklahoma where it overlaps with US-59/69 and meets State Highway 125. After passing through Miami and passing the northern terminus of State Highway 137, SH-10 reaches its northeasternmost point at the western terminus of SH-10C (see below). After this point, all of SH-10 is north–south.

SH-10 has a brief concurrency with U.S. Highway 60 near Wyandotte. At Wyandotte, the route turns to the south once more for 16 miles (26 km) to its junction with SH-25.[3] From this junction, the route turns to the west for the three-mile (4.8 km) stretch to Grove.[3] Until recently, SH-25 and SH-10 were concurrent along this stretch, but SH-25 now ends at the aforementioned junction. In downtown Grove, SH-10 again joins US-59, and is signed with that highway for 30 miles (48 km) through mostly rural parts of Delaware County, including the county seat, Jay, where State Highway 20 joins with SH-10 and US-59 for approximately two miles.[3]

South of Jay, the route continues south for 17 miles (27 km) to an intersection with SH-116.[3] SH-10 continues south for 3 miles (4.8 km), coming to an interchange with U.S. Highway 412, the Cherokee Turnpike, at the town of Kansas.[3] (US-59 departs just south of the interchange and follows US-412 east toward the Arkansas state line at West Siloam Springs.) SH-10 then begins paralleling the Illinois River, a popular recreation area primarily accessed through SH-10. It then heads eastbound again at US-62/State Highway 51. SH-10 forms a concurrency with these two highways to Tahlequah, where SH-51 splits off. US-62 and SH-10 remain concurrent until south of Ft. Gibson.

After leaving US-62, SH-10 runs mostly parallel to the Arkansas River, passing through the towns of Braggs, Oklahoma and Gore. It has a brief concurrency with U.S. Highway 64 to cross the Arkansas River, and splits off to the south in Webbers Falls. Just after this it ends at Interstate 40.

History[edit]

SH-10 was first added to the state highway system on August 24, 1924.[1] The original route of the highway began at the Texas state line south of Hugo and followed present-day US-271 northward to Spiro, Oklahoma, where it turned west along present-day State Highway 9. The highway then resumed a northbound course along present-day SH-2 to Warner. In Warner, it turned east to follow what is now US-64 to Webbers Falls and Gore. From Gore, it followed its current route to what is now the present-day western terminus of SH-10C. From that intersection, rather than turning west towards Miami, SH-10 continued northeast to end southwest of Joplin, Missouri, approximately where Interstate 44 crosses the state line now.[4] By 1927, however, the northern terminus had been relocated to Miami.[5]

The Miami terminus lasted until January 30, 1930, when the highway was truncated to the US-60 junction near Wyandotte.[1] However, this change would be reversed seven years later; SH-10 once again ended in Miami beginning February 3, 1937.[1] SH-10 was extended to the west for the first time in 1941. The route's western terminus was moved to SH-2[6] at Welch on April 14, 1941.[1] However, the other terminus was moved north at the end of that year, resulting in SH-10 being truncated to Gore after November 12, 1941.[1] SH-10 was then extended farther west, to US-169 at Lenapah, on April 3, 1944.[1]

A new section of highway, running from SH-99 to Copan, was added to the state highway system on August 21, 1954.[1] This road was also assigned the SH-10 designation, creating a gap in the highway between Copan and Lenapah.[7] This gap would persist until August 3, 1981, when SH-10 was extended east from Copan to US-169, filling the gap.[1]

Interstate 40 was built through Sequoyah County in the late 1960s. SH-10 was extended from Gore along US-64 to Exit 291 on June 1, 1970.[1] This brought SH-10 to its present-day southern terminus.[8]

The section of SH-10 east of Gore was pressed into service as a detour for I-40 traffic after the collapse of its bridge over the Arkansas River on May 26, 2002.[9] The detour significantly impacted the town of Gore. Local firefighters directed traffic there 24 hours a day, with daytime temperatures approaching 100 °F (38 °C). Businesses in Gore reported loss of revenue due to the traffic; one gas station reported a 30% decline in revenue while traffic was detoured through town.[10] Delays of thirty to fifty minutes on the 12-mile (19 km) detour were typical, although trains passing through Gore could lengthen wait times by 15 minutes.[10][11]

Spurs[edit]

State Highway 10C at the Missouri state line.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Osage Bigheart 0.0 0.0 SH-99 Western terminus
Washington Copan 23.1 37.2 US-75 Southern terminus of US-75 concurrency
24.2 38.9 US-75 Northern terminus of US-75 concurrency
Nowata Elliott 40.6 65.3 US-169 Northern terminus of US-169 concurrency
Lenapah 45.1 72.6 US-169 Southern terminus of US-169 concurrency
Craig Welch 76.9 123.8 US-59 / SH-2 Western terminus of US-59 concurrency
Ottawa   88.1 141.8 US-59 / US-69 Eastern terminus of US-59 concurrency, Western terminus of US-69 concurrency
Miami 89.9 144.7 US-69 / SH-125 Eastern terminus of US-69 concurrency, northern terminus of SH-125
91.3 146.9 I‑44 / Will Rogers Tpk.
SH-69A
Southern terminus of SH-69A
Ottawa 94.8 152.6 SH-137 Northern terminus of SH-137
  99.7 160.5 SH-10C Western terminus of SH-10C
Wyandotte 104.4 168.0 US-60 Northern terminus of US-60 concurrency
104.9 168.8 US-60 Southern terminus of US-60 concurrency
Delaware   120.2 193.4 SH-25 Western terminus of SH-25
Grove 123.5 198.8 US-59 Northern terminus of US-59 concurrency
  130.4 209.9 SH-127 Northern terminus of SH-127
Jay 135.5 218.1 SH-20 Eastern terminus of SH-20 concurrency
  136.0 218.9 SH-127 Southern terminus of SH-127
  137.7 221.6 SH-20 Western terminus of SH-20 concurrency
  150.6 242.4 SH-116
Kansas 154.4 248.5 US-412 / Cherokee Tpk. Diamond interchange
154.9 249.3
US-59 / US-412 Alt.
Southern terminus of US-59 concurrency
Adair
No major junctions
Cherokee   180.5 290.5 US-62 / SH-51 Eastern terminus of US-62/SH-51 concurrency
Tahlequah 182.4 293.5 SH-82 Northern terminus of SH-82 concurrency
184.7 297.2 SH-51 Western terminus of SH-51 concurrency
  187.0 300.9 SH-82 Southern terminus of SH-82 concurrency
Muskogee Fort Gibson 203.3 327.2 SH-80 Southern terminus of SH-80
  205.0 329.9 US-62 Southern terminus of US-62 concurrency
  223.3 359.4 SH-10A Western terminus of SH-10A
Sequoyah Gore 228.7 368.1 SH-100 Northern terminus of SH-100 concurrency
229.0 368.5 US-64 / SH-100 Southern terminus of SH-100 concurrency, Northern terminus of US-64 concurrency
  231.6 372.7 US-64 Southern terminus of US-64 concurrency
  233.1 375.1 I‑40 Southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Planning & Research Division. "Memorial Dedication & Revision History - SH 10". Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "Bigheart to Lenapah". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=OK-10+S&daddr=OK-10+S%2FW+0900+Rd+to:OK-10%2FUS-75+N+to:OK-10+S%2FE0070+Rd+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-169+S&hl=en&ll=36.929037,-95.918198&spn=0.31177,0.617294&sll=36.85078,-95.584831&sspn=0.078022,0.154324&geocode=FRWHMgIddctD-g%3BFV_aMgIdlVxI-g%3BFcoUMwId93JI-g%3BFUBNMwIdfM9M-g%3BFT1OMgIdM9BM-g&mra=pr&t=m&z=11. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
    Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2012-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Nowata County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2012–2013 ed.). http://www.odot.org/maps/control-section/2012/map_csect_2012-53-nowata.pdf. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
    Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2012-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Craig County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2012–2013 ed.). http://www.odot.org/maps/control-section/2012/map_csect_2012-18-craig.pdf. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
    Google Inc. "Welch to Gore". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=W+4th+Ave&daddr=OK-10+S%2FUS-59+S%2FE+110+Rd+to:3rd+Ave+SW+to:3rd+Ave+SE+to:OK-10+S%2FE+100+Rd+to:OK-10+S%2FE+100+Rd+to:OK-10+S%2FS+660+Rd+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-60+E+to:OK-10+S+to:E+3rd+St+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-59+S+to:N+Main+St+to:S+Main+St+to:S+Main+St+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-59+S%2FUS-59+Scenic+S+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-59+S%2FUS-59+Scenic+S+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-59+S+to:OK-10+S+to:E+Downing+St+to:S+Muskogee+Ave+to:S+Muskogee+Ave+to:OK-10+S+to:OK-10+S+to:OK-10+S+to:OK-10+S&hl=en&ll=36.129002,-94.894409&spn=2.519997,4.938354&sll=35.533056,-95.113353&sspn=0.00248,0.004823&geocode=FWemMgIdFuhU-g%3BFbNsMgIdt-FX-g%3BFdiaMgIdeUhY-g%3BFdWbMgIdJ61Y-g%3BFbycMgIdaKdZ-g%3BFd-cMgIdCAVb-g%3BFUaWMQId9uxa-g%3BFeqDMQIdywVb-g%3BFdtwLgIdrdFa-g%3BFTJfLgIdWO9Z-g%3BFR_iLAIdWbxZ-g%3BFVnLKwId2KFZ-g%3BFR--KwIdiIFZ-g%3BFfSMKwIdsRtZ-g%3BFURYKQIdBwBa-g%3BFWWNKAId_MZZ-g%3BFZdyKAId6cZZ-g%3BFaMzJAIdaoVX-g%3BFasGJAIdPhhX-g%3BFX2jIwIdT8NW-g%3BFd8mIwIdELlW-g%3BFTMEIgIdTsBS-g%3BFYDQIQIdzV5S-g%3BFQcrHwIdTkVU-g%3BFWwwHgIdU61U-g&mra=mi&mrsp=24&sz=18&t=m&z=8. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
    Google Inc. "Gore to I-40". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Main+St&daddr=Main+St+to:OK-10+S%2FUS-64+E+to:OK-10+S&hl=en&ll=35.508055,-95.094223&spn=0.079371,0.154324&sll=35.489852,-95.076542&sspn=0.019847,0.038581&geocode=FWwwHgIdU61U-g%3BFWsiHgIdIJ9U-g%3BFcTZHQIdDzZV-g%3BFSWHHQIdfjRV-g&mra=mi&mrsp=3&sz=15&t=m&z=13. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
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  4. ^ Oklahoma State Highway Department. Oklahoma State Highway System (Map) (1925 ed.). http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1925route.pdf. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  5. ^ Oklahoma State Highway Department. Oklahoma State Highway System (Map) (1927 ed.). http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1927.pdf. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Department of Highways. Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (Map) (January 1942 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1942.pdf.
  7. ^ APCO Petroleum Products (1956). Texas/Oklahoma (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally.
  8. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2007). Official State Map (Map) (Centennial ed.).
  9. ^ "I-40 Webbers Falls Local Detour Route & Map". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  10. ^ a b Morgan, Rhett (2002-07-26). "Towns on detour route await bridge reopening". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  11. ^ Stewart, D. R. (2002-05-29). "Truckers weigh cost of detours". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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