Oklahoma State Highway 270

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State Highway 270 marker

State Highway 270
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 14.45 mi[3][4] (23.26 km)
Existed: 1979[1] (March 5?[2]) – present
Major junctions
West end: US-62 in Harrah
East end: US-177 north of Shawnee
Highway system
US-270 US-271

State Highway 270, abbreviated as SH-270, is a highway maintained by the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It runs on a former alignment of US-270 between US-62 in Harrah and US-177 north of Shawnee. (US-270 is now concurrent with Interstate 40 through the area.) The highway is 14.45 miles (23.26 km) long. SH-270 has no lettered spur routes.

Route description[edit]

SH-270's western terminus at US-62

State Highway 270 begins at US-62 in Harrah, in Oklahoma County. The road runs through town on a southeast course, paralleling a rail line. As it leaves town, the highway gradually curves to the south. SH-270 runs along Harrah Road to S.E. 29th Street, where it makes a hard left, turning to the east.[5]

SH-270 continues east for one mile (1.6 km) until it crosses into Pottawatomie County, where the name of the road changes to Oklahoma Street. SH-270 then enters McLoud, where it has a brief concurrency with State Highway 102. After leaving McLoud, it then turns back to the southeast, parallel to the same railroad it ran alongside in Harrah. SH-270 turns east upon reaching the small town of Dale. It then crosses over the railroad and the North Canadian River. After passing through Dale, it ends at US-177.[5]

History[edit]

Prior to 1979, US-270 ran through Oklahoma City on surface streets. It left the city and ran through Choctaw concurrent with US-62. US-270 split away from US-62 in Harrah, and continued on to Shawnee on what is now SH-270.[6]

On March 5, 1979, US-270 was rerouted to run concurrent with Interstate 40 from south of Calumet in Canadian County through the Oklahoma City metro, exiting the Interstate onto a surface alignment in Shawnee.[2] Presumably, SH-270 was commissioned the same date. The realignment of US-270, with SH-270 on the old alignment between Harrah and Shawnee, appears on the 1979 state map. SH-270 followed the same path in 1979 as it does today.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[7] km Destinations Notes
Oklahoma Harrah 0.0 0.0 US-62 Western terminus
Pottawatomie McLoud 7.7 12.4 SH-102 Western terminus of SH-102 concurrency
7.9 12.7 SH-102 Eastern terminus of SH-102 concurrency
  14.4 23.2 US-177 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Official State Map (Map) (1979 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1979.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  2. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Planning & Research Division. "Memorial Dedication & Revision History - US-270". Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  3. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Oklahoma County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2010–2011 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/oklahoma.pdf. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  4. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Pottawatomie County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2010–2011 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/pottawatomie.pdf. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  5. ^ a b DeLorme (2006). Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. p. 43.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Official State Map (Map) (1978 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1978.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  7. ^ Google Inc. "Oklahoma State Highway 270". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Church+Ave&daddr=35.4348789,-97.137851+to:N+Main+St+to:E+Broadway+Ave+to:Westech+Rd&hl=en&ll=35.440533,-97.088928&spn=0.122513,0.220757&sll=35.391202,-97.001574&sspn=0.003831,0.006899&geocode=FVaJHQIdm2M1-g%3BFX6xHAIdRcs1-imRZ7xEfDSyhzFDW084SjF7GA%3BFRu2HAId6n42-g%3BFda1HAIdgog2-g%3BFdoFHAIdPuM3-g&mra=mi&mrsp=4&sz=17&via=1&t=m&z=12. Retrieved 2013-05-03.

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