Oklahoma State Highway 5

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State Highway 5 marker

State Highway 5
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Section 1
Length: 20.42 mi[1][2] (32.86 km)
West end: US-62 in Gould
East end: SH-6 in Eldorado
Section 2
Length: 98.2 mi[3] (158.0 km)
West end: US-283 south of Altus
East end: US-70 in Waurika
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-4 SH-6

State Highway 5 (SH-5 or OK-5) is the name assigned to two distinct state highways in the U.S state of Oklahoma. One runs for 20.42 miles (32.86 km)[1][2] through extreme southwestern Oklahoma, passing through Harmon and Jackson Counties. The other is 98.2 miles (158.0 km)[3] long and runs through southwest Oklahoma, connecting US-283 south of Altus to US-70 at Waurika.

Route description[edit]

Western section[edit]

The western SH-5 begins at U.S. Highway 62 in Gould, Oklahoma and runs south until just past Lincoln, where it turns east. It then ends at State Highway 6 in Eldorado, just seven miles (11 km) north of the Texas border.

The western SH-5 was once known as SH-90.

Both the now-separate western and eastern sections of SH-5 were formerly part of a continuous SH-5 across Southwest Oklahoma. From 1958 to 1969, SH-5 continued east from Eldorado over an unpaved roadway to a junction with US-283 east of Elmer, and then turned north on a route shared with US-283 to the current west terminus of the eastern SH-5 at its junction with US-283 south of Altus and west of Tipton and continued east over the current eastern SH-5. The former Eldorado to Elmer section of SH-5 was removed from the state highway system in 1969 and continues in use as a county road under the jurisdiction of Jackson County.

Eastern section[edit]

The eastern SH-5 starts between Altus and Elmer at US-283. It heads east from here to Tipton, where it turn south and SH-5C splits off. South of Tipton, SH-5 turns east again to intersect U.S. Highway 183 in Frederick. 19 miles (30.5 km) later, it has a two-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with State Highway 36. The highway splits off to the east from here, sharing a three-mile (4.8 km) concurrency with US-277/281 and an interchange with Interstate 44 (which is also the Walters toll plaza of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike).

Five miles (8 km) east of where this three-route concurrency breaks up, SH-5 turns south in Walters, with the mainline being taken over by State Highway 53. SH-5 heads east again toward Temple, where it has a brief concurrency with State Highway 65, and then turns southeast to pass through Hastings before ending at US-70 in Waurika.


SH-5 has three lettered spur routes.

  • SH-5A connects SH-5 south of Walters to US-277/281 south of Cookietown.
  • SH-5B does not connect directly with SH-5. It runs from SH-5A south to US-70 at Taylor.
  • SH-5C runs from SH-5 at Tipton to US-183 in Manitou.

Junction list[edit]

Western section[edit]

County Location mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Harmon Gould 0.00 0.00 US-62 Western terminus
Jackson Eldorado 20.42 32.86 SH-6 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Eastern section[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Jackson 0.0 0.0 US-283 Western terminus
Tillman Tipton 11.5 18.5 SH-5C Western terminus of SH-5C
Frederick 25.9 41.7 US-183
34.2 55.0 SH-54 Northern terminus of SH-54
45.1 72.6 SH-36 Northern terminus of SH-36 concurrency
46.8 75.3 SH-36 Southern terminus of SH-36 concurrency
Cotton 60.2 96.9 US-277 / US-281 Western terminus of US-277 / US-281 concurrency
62.6 100.7 I‑44 / H.E. Bailey Turnpike I-44 exit 20
63.1 101.5 US-277 / US-281 Eastern terminus of US-277 / US-281 concurrency
Walters 68.1 109.6 SH-53 Western terminus of SH-53
74.1 119.3 SH-5A Eastern terminus of SH-5A
Temple 78.1 125.7 SH-65 Western terminus of SH-65 concurrency
78.6 126.5 SH-65 Eastern terminus of SH-65 concurrency
Jefferson Waurika 98.2 158.0 US-70 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01). Control Section Maps: Harmon County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (2010-01-01). Control Section Maps: Jackson County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Google (December 1, 2012). "Oklahoma State Highway 5" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 

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