Indian Nation Turnpike

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Indian Nation Turnpike marker

Indian Nation Turnpike
Route information
Length: 105.2 mi (169.3 km)
Existed: 1966 – present
Major junctions
South end: US-70 / US-271 near Hugo
North end: I‑40 in Henryetta
Location
Counties: Choctaw, Pushmataha, Atoka, Pittsburg, McIntosh, Okmulgee
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System

The Indian Nation Turnpike is a toll road in southeastern Oklahoma, United States, running between Hugo and Henryetta, Oklahoma, a distance of 105.2 miles (169.3 km). It is the longest tollway in the state.[1]

Route description[edit]

The Indian Nation turnpike is built to parkway-like design standards, omitting a center barrier and left-hand shoulders for a slightly mounded grassy median that is flush with the edge of the left lane in each direction. The turnpike's speed limit is 75 mph (121 km/h).

A two-axle vehicle pays $4.75 ($4.50 with Pikepass) to drive the full length of the Turnpike. *Toll has now increased to $5.50 (cash) for a full length trip as of 2013.

Law enforcement along the Indian Nation Turnpike is provided by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop XC, a special troop assigned to the turnpike.[2]

The only dining option along the entire turnpike is McDonald's.

History[edit]

The route is one continuous four-lane limited access highway, but consists of two separately constructed sections. The 41.1-mile (66.1 km) northern section, which opened in 1966, is the portion between I-40/US 62/US 75 near Henryetta and US 69 south of McAlester. The southern extension opened in 1970, and is the 64.1-mile (103.2 km) segment from the US 69 junction to US 70/271 in Hugo.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Exit Destinations Notes
Choctaw Hugo 0.0 0.0 1 US-70 west / US-271 north – Hugo Last free exit northbound, Turnpike begins; southbound continuation as US-70 east / US-271 south U.S. Route 70 continues East to Idabel, Broken Bow, and crosses into Arkansas and meets De Queen while U.S. Route 271 continues into Texas and meets Paris, and Mount Pleasant at I-30
Pushmataha Antlers 16.0 25.7 16 SH-3 to SH-7 – Antlers, Atoka Toll barrier under bridge prior to exit in both directions
16.4 26.4 Antlers Service Plaza
Atoka Daisy 38.4 61.8 38 SH-43 – Atoka, Daisy
Pittsburg 63.2 101.7 Toll barrier
63.3 101.9 63 US-69 – McAlester, Eufaula, Muskogee, Atoka, Durant Signed as Exits #63B-A southbound U.S. Route 69 North provides a shortcut to I-40 East
69.9 112.5 70 US-270 / SH-1 – McAlester, Calvin
82.0 132.0 82 Canadian, Indianola Northbound entrance and southbound exit
McIntosh 92.8 149.3 92 SH-9 – Dustin, Eufaula Toll barrier under bridge prior to exit in both directions
92.9 149.5 Eufaula Service Plaza
Henryetta 104.4 168.0 104A I‑40 east – Fort Smith Last free exit southbound; I-40 exit 240A
104.7 168.5 104B I‑40 west / US-62 west / US-75 south – Oklahoma City Turnpike ends, northbound continuation as US-62 east / US-75
105.2 169.3 E. Main St. Freeway ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OKHighways.com - Indian Nation Turnpike". OK Highways. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Highway Patrol". Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  3. ^ Google (2011-01-05). "Overview map of Indian Nation Turnpike Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-05.