U.S. Route 169 in Oklahoma

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 169 in Oklahoma. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 169.

U.S. Route 169 marker

U.S. Route 169
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 73.67 mi[2] (118.56 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US-64 in Tulsa
  Creek Turnpike in Tulsa
I‑244 in Tulsa
I‑44 / US-412 in Tulsa
US-60 near Nowata
North end: US-169 at the Kansas state line
Location
Counties: Tulsa, Rogers, Nowata
Highway system
SH-167 SH-171

U.S. Route 169 (also known as Mingo Valley Expressway and Pearl Harbor Memorial Expressway in the Tulsa Area) is a U.S. highway that begins in Tulsa southwest of Downtown. The highway runs north into Kansas.

Route description[edit]

U.S. 169 begins at an interchange with U.S. 64 in Tulsa. This interchange also marks the beginning of a free segment of the Creek Turnpike; continuing west beyond the terminus of US-169 without exiting onto US-64 will incur a toll.[3] US-64 westbound joins US-169 northbound in a concurrency as the two highways head east. US-64/US-169 then bear to the north as the Creek Turnpike splits away to the east and resumes tolling. The two routes pass through southeast Tulsa on a due north course, following the Mingo Valley Expressway, a freeway. Upon reaching the Broken Arrow Expressway (State Highway 51), US-64 splits off toward downtown Tulsa, while US-169 continues north through east Tulsa. The next interchange US-169 has with another freeway is with I-44; 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to the north of this, it interchanges with I-244. As it continues north, US-169 serves as the western terminus of SH-266. The freeway crosses Bird Creek on a pair of 1960-vintage through truss bridges seven miles (11 km) north of I-44.[4][5]

US-169 then enters the north Tulsa suburb of Owasso. Here, the freeway's interchange with 2nd Avenue also forms the eastern terminus of SH-135, an unsigned highway.[6] The freeway continues on towards Collinsville, where it has a concurrency with SH-20. North of Collinsville, the freeway ends, and US-169 continues northeast as an at-grade highway. The highway briefly crosses into Rogers County, then re-enters Tulsa County, before returning to Rogers County once again.[6][7]

In Rogers County, US-169 heads northeast until it reaches the town of Oologah, birthplace of Will Rogers, where it serves as the western terminus for SH-88. South of the town, US-169 crosses Fourmile Creek, a tributary of the Verdigris River; the route will parallel this creek until its source as the road continues north. The highway also runs parallel to a rail line for the remainder of its time in Oklahoma, and several miles to the east, it also parallels the shoreline of Oologah Lake. As the highway passes through northern Rogers County, the highway bisects the town of Talala.[8]

Soon after US-169 crosses from Rogers County to Nowata County, the highway passes through the unincorporated location of Watova, Oklahoma. The route then enters the county seat, Nowata. US-169 Alternate follows the old route of US-169 through downtown Nowata, while mainline US-169 cuts through the eastern side of town. Both branches of US-169 intersect with US-60 in Nowata. On the north end of town, the alternate route reunites with the mainline, and US-169 continues north. North of Nowata, the highway passes to the west of Nowata Municipal Airport, then crosses California Creek, an tributary of the Verdigris. Southeast of Delaware, US-169 meets SH-28 at its western terminus. As US-169 continues north, it passes to the east of Delaware and Lenapah. East of Lenapah, it begins a concurrency with SH-10, which lasts for 4 12 miles (7.2 km) before SH-10 splits off to the west. US-169 continues north through unincorporated Elliott, then enters the border town of South Coffeyville. In South Coffeyville, the highway crosses the state line into Montgomery County, Kansas; it continues north to Coffeyville.[8][9]

History[edit]

US-169 was first designated through Oklahoma on June 17, 1935.[10] Prior to the establishment of US-169, the route north of Collinsville was served by State Highway 16;[11] US-169 replaced this route in its entirety.[12]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[9][13] km Destinations Notes
Tulsa Tulsa 0.0 0.0 Creek Turnpike continues west
0.0 0.0 US-64 east / Memorial Drive – Bixby South end of US 64 overlap
0.9 1.4 Mingo Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.5 2.4 Creek Turnpike north – Broken Arrow Eastern terminus of Creek Turnpike concurrency
1.9 3.1 91st Street S. Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.9 4.7 81st Street S.
3.7 6.0 71st Street S.
4.7 7.6 61st Street S.
5.7 9.2 51st Street S.
6.3 10.1 SH-51 / US-64 west to Muskogee Turnpike – Tulsa, Broken Arrow Northern terminus of US-64 concurrency
6.8 10.9 41st Street S.
7.7 12.4 31st Street S.
8.7 14.0 21st Street S.
9.1 14.6 I‑44 to Will Rogers Turnpike – Oklahoma City, Joplin
9.8 15.8 11th Street S.
10.6 17.1 Admiral Place Northbound exit and southbound entrance
10.9 17.5 I‑244 / US-412 – Tulsa, Joplin
11.8 19.0 Pine Street
13.8 22.2 36th Street N.
14.8 23.8 SH-266 – Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa Port of Catoosa, 46th Street N.
15.8 25.4 56th Street N.
Owasso 17.8 28.6 66th Street N., 76th Street N. Unsigned State Highway 135
18.9 30.4 86th Street N.
20.1 32.3 96th Street N.
  21.4 34.4 106th Street N.
  22.4 36.0 SH-20 east / 116th Street N. Southern terminus of SH-20 concurrency
  23.4 37.7 126th Street N.
  24.4 39.3 136th Street N.
Collinsville 25.4 40.9 SH-20 west / 146th Street N. – Skiatook Northern terminus of SH-20 concurrency, north end of freeway
Rogers
No major junctions
Tulsa
No major junctions
Rogers Oologah 33.9 54.6 SH-88 Western terminus of SH-88
Nowata Nowata 50.9 81.9
US-169 Alt.
53.1 85.5 US-60
53.6 86.3
US-169 Alt.
  57.6 92.7 SH-28 Western terminus of SH-28
Lenapah 63.6 102.4 SH-10 Southern terminus of SH-10 concurrency
  68.1 109.6 SH-10 Northern terminus of SH-10 concurrency
Oklahoma–Kansas state line 75.1 120.9 US-169 continues north into Kansas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 18 May 2012 (UTC).
  2. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "State Highway System: Log of U.S. Highway 169". Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Official State Map (Map) (2011–12 ed.). http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/maps/state/2011/map_state_2011.pdf. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  4. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 152010000000000". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 152020000000000". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Tulsa County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2010–2011 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/tulsa.pdf. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  7. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01) (PDF). Control Section Maps – Rogers County (Map). Cartography by ODOT (2010–2011 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/control-maps/rogers.pdf. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  8. ^ a b DeLorme (2006). Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000.
  9. ^ a b Google Inc. "U.S. Route 169 in Oklahoma". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-169+N&daddr=US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:S+Ash+St+to:N+Ash+St+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:OK-10+N%2FUS-169+N+to:US-169+N&hl=en&ll=36.489765,-95.852966&spn=1.026769,1.766052&sll=36.998774,-95.620365&sspn=0.001992,0.003449&geocode=FTw7KgIdJuNJ-g%3BFY9zKgIdGuNJ-g%3BFSSsKgIdzOJJ-g%3BFejkKgIdeN9J-g%3BFTz_KwIdFJhL-g%3BFeCYLwIdvpZM-g%3BFfb_LwIdws5M-g%3BFaIZMAIdkc5M-g%3BFZj6MAIdpM5M-g%3BFTxOMgIdPtBM-g%3BFQBNMwId5M9M-g%3BFcGQNAIdA_NM-g&mra=mi&mrsp=11&sz=18&t=m&z=9. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  10. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Planning & Research Division. "Memorial Dedication & Revision History - US-169". Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ Oklahoma Department of Highways. Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System and Landing Fields (Map) (October 1935 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1935.pdf. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  12. ^ Oklahoma Department of Highways. Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System and Landing Fields (Map) (May 1936 ed.). http://www.odot.org/hqdiv/p-r-div/maps/state-maps/pdfs/1936.pdf. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  13. ^ Google Inc. "U.S. Route 169 in Oklahoma". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Creek+Turnpike+E&daddr=US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N%2FUS-64+W+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N+to:US-169+N&hl=en&sll=36.321539,-95.820501&sspn=0.008039,0.013797&geocode=FSS0JQId7uNI-g%3BFYeyJQId0iBJ-g%3BFUPDJQIdHUJJ-g%3BFRbWJQIdLk1J-g%3BFcYPJgIdRU5J-g%3BFeg-JgIduk1J-g%3BFaZ3JgIdiE1J-g%3BFU6wJgIdSFBJ-g%3BFSnRJgIdZkxJ-g%3BFW_vJgIdY0xJ-g%3BFcAhJwIdTkxJ-g%3BFWhaJwId30tJ-g%3BFcVxJwIdGUtJ-g%3BFbSZJwIdjUlJ-g%3BFa3EJwId8kdJ-g%3BFRrWJwIdcEdJ-g%3BFZkEKAIdHlpJ-g%3BFbp1KAId7GtJ-g%3BFYiuKAIdxGtJ-g%3BFUPnKAIdm3hJ-g%3BFWJYKQId3nlJ-g%3BFbOXKQIdxHtJ-g%3BFQfJKQIdHLBJ-g%3BFU4CKgIdt-FJ-g%3BFfk6KgIdJONJ-g&mra=mi&mrsp=24&sz=16&t=m&z=16. Retrieved September 29, 2012.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing