Oklahoma State Highway 97

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State Highway 97 marker

State Highway 97
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 19.86 mi[2][3][4] (31.96 km)
Existed: February 3, 1952[1] – present
Major junctions
South end:
US-75 Alt. / SH-33 / SH-66 in Sapulpa
North end: Zink Ranch
Highway system
SH-96 SH-98

State Highway 97 (abbreviated SH-97) is a 19.86-mile (31.96 km) state highway, maintained by the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It connects two towns in the northeast part of the state: Sapulpa and Sand Springs. Several communities of West Tulsa are along the road between these two towns, including Pretty Water, Allen, and Prattville.

SH-97 has existed since 1952. The highway had a lettered spur, SH-97T, for one year, but it is no longer on the state highway system.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 97 begins in Sapulpa at an intersection that serves as the terminus of two other highways—U.S. Route 75 Alternate and State Highway 33 (SH-66 also passes through the intersection). From this point, the highway heads north toward the Turner Turnpike (I-44), which it has an interchange with. At the northern outskirts of Sapulpa, it serves as the western terminus of SH-166, a short spur route. The highway then passes through unincorporated areas of northeast Creek County.[2]

At W. 61st Street S., the road crosses into Tulsa County. About one mile (1.6 km) north of the county line, SH-97 enters Prattville, a neighborhood of Sand Springs.[3][5] At the north end of the town, the highway intersects SH-51 and begins a concurrency with it. The two routes cross the Arkansas River into the main part of Sand Springs together. SH-97 then has an interchange with the Sand Springs Expressway, a freeway which carries US-64 and US-412; SH-51 merges onto the eastbound freeway, bound for downtown Tulsa.

SH-97 continues straight ahead on North Wilson Avenue, then turns onto West 2nd Street and passes through downtown Sand Springs. The highway turns back to the north at McKinley Avenue. The highway continues north out of town until reaching a T intersection, where it continues by turning right.[6] (The left turn at this intersection is former SH-97T; see below). The highway continues north through southeast Osage County to the Zink Ranch. The highway ends at Rock School Road in front of the ranch.[5]

History[edit]

State Highway 97 was originally commissioned on February 3, 1952.[1] At this time, the highway extended from Sapulpa (at its present-day southern terminus, where it intersected what was then US-66) to the southern SH-51 junction, which also carried US-64 (as the Keystone Expressway had not yet been built).[7] The highway was extended north into Osage County on October 15, 1956.[1] The only changes that have occurred since then are relatively minor changes in alignment through Sand Springs and Sapulpa.

Spurs[edit]

SH-166[edit]

State Highway 166
Location: Sapulpa
Length: 0.69 mi[2] (1.11 km)

State Highway 166 is a very short highway in Creek County. It runs for 0.69 miles (1.11 km) through Sapulpa, from SH-97 to Frankoma Road, the alignment of old Route 66. The eastern terminus of SH-166 serves Frankoma Pottery.


SH-97T[edit]

Ellipse sign 97T.svg

State Highway 97T
Location: Sand Springs
Existed: January 17, 2003–January 2004

SH-97 once had a truck bypass connecting to it, State Highway 97T. This highway was decommissioned one year after it was designated.


Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
Creek Sapulpa 0.0 0.0
US-75 Alt. / SH-33 / SH-66
Southern terminus, northern terminus of SH-75A, eastern terminus of SH-33
1.1 1.8 I‑44 / Turner Turnpike Interchange, exit 215
  1.6 2.6 SH-166 Western terminus of SH-166
Tulsa Sand Springs 8.5 13.7 SH-51 Southern terminus of SH-51 concurrency
9.7 15.6 US-64 / US-412 / SH-51 Interchange, northern terminus of SH-51 concurrency
Osage Zink Ranch 20.0 32.2 Rock School Rd. Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "Memorial Dedication and Revision History, SH 97". Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2008-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Creek County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2008 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/creek.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2008-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Tulsa County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2008 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/tulsa.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2008-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Osage County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2008 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/osage.pdf. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  5. ^ a b DeLorme (2006). Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000.
  6. ^ a b Google Inc. "Oklahoma State Highway 97". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Main+St&daddr=N+9th+St+to:N+9th+St%2FSand+Springs+Rd+to:OK-97+N+to:N+Wilson+Ave+to:OK-97+N&hl=en&ll=36.155618,-96.087799&spn=0.515597,0.883026&sll=36.26521,-96.12005&sspn=0.008045,0.013797&geocode=FXpLJQId6GlF-g%3BFamGJQIdAnNF-g%3BFbOgJQId2HJF-g%3BFe0iJwIdMGJF-g%3BFedmJwId6GVF-g%3BFeZcKQIdCk5F-g&mra=mi&mrsp=5&sz=16&t=m&z=10. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Oklahoma Department of Highways (1953). Highways of Oklahoma (Map). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1953.pdf. Retrieved March 4, 2010.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing