Oklahoma State Highway 59

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State Highway 59 marker

State Highway 59
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 93.0 mi[2] (149.7 km)
Existed: 1932[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SH-39 north of Criner
East end:
US-270 Bus. / SH-56 in Wewoka
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System
US-59 US-60

State Highway 59, abbreviated SH-59, is a 93-mile (150 km) state highway in central Oklahoma. It runs from Criner, Oklahoma in McClain Co. to Wewoka.

Route description[edit]

SH-59 begins at SH-39 north of Criner and immediately heads due south through that town. It turns due east six miles (9.6 km) north of Lindsay, serving Payne instead. After a one-mile (1.6 km) concurrency with SH-24, SH-59 crosses SH-74 and has an interchange with I-35.

Shortly after passing under the interstate, it meets US-77 south of Wayne, and passes through the small towns of Rosedale and Byars. Five miles (8 km) east of Byars, it meets U.S. Highway 177 and turns northward to join with it. SH-3W joins the concurrency five miles later.

The three highways cross over the South Canadian River to enter Pottawatomie Co. just south of Asher. In Asher, SH-59 meets SH-39 a second time, and six miles (10 km) later it splits off from US-177 and SH-3W to head east again, through St. Louis, Oklahoma and Maud. It forms a concurrency with US-377/SH-99/SH-3E south of Seminole, before splitting off near Bowlegs. It meets US-270 west of Wewoka, and then ends two miles (3 km) later.

History[edit]

SH-59 was first added to the state highway system in 1932 and was entirely contained within McClain County, running from Wayne to State Highway 18 (present-day US-177).[1] It was extended eastward to end at SH-48 (present-day US-377/SH-99) north of Bowlegs in 1947 or 1948.[3] It was extended to its present eastern terminus in 1965 or 1966,[4] and no significant changes have been made since.

Spurs[edit]

SH-59A[edit]

State Highway 59A
Location: McClain and Pontotoc counties
Length: 5.27 mi[5][6] (8.48 km)

SH-59A runs from US-177/SH-59 east to connect with SH-3W south of SH-59's own connection with the highway. This allows eastbound travelers to more easily access Ada. It is 5.27 miles (8.48 km) long.[5][6]

SH-59B[edit]

State Highway 59B
Location: Garvin and McClain counties
Length: 5.69 mi[5][7] (9.16 km)

SH-59B runs from SH-59 south to connect with SH-19 just east of Lindsay. It is 5.69 miles (9.16 km) long.[5][7]

SH-59B[edit]

State Highway 59B
Location: Macomb
Length: 6.93 mi[8] (11.15 km)

A second SH-59B runs east from SH-102 through Macomb, ending at US-177 / SH-3W north of Asher, a distance of 6.93 miles (11.15 km). The highway's entire length lies in Pottawatomie County. SH-59B does not directly connect to SH-59.[8]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
McClain 0.0 0.0 SH-39 Western terminus
7.8 12.6 SH-59B Northern terminus of SH-59B
14.4 23.2 SH-24 Southern terminus of SH-24 concurrency
15.4 24.8 SH-24 Northern terminus of SH-24 concurrency
18.4 29.6 SH-74
21.3 34.3 I‑35 Diamond interchange, I-35 exit 86
Wayne 23.8 38.3 US-77
37.5 60.4 SH-133 Northern terminus of SH-133
46.0 74.0 US-177 / SH-59A Western terminus of SH-59A, southern terminus of US-177 concurrency
51.1 82.2 SH-3W Southern terminus of SH-3W concurrency
Pottawatomie Asher 53.8 86.6 SH-39
Pearson 59.8 96.2 US-177 / SH-3W Northern terminus of US-177/SH-3W concurrency
Maud 71.0 114.3 SH-9A Western terminus of SH-9A concurrency
72.2 116.2 SH-9A Eastern terminus of SH-9A concurrency
Seminole 80.0 128.7 US-377 / SH-3E / SH-99 Northern terminus of US-377/SH-3E/SH-99 concurrency
Bowlegs 82.7 133.1 US-377 / SH-3E / SH-99 Southern terminus of US-377/SH-3E/SH-99 concurrency
Wewoka 90.8 146.1 US-270
93.0 149.7
US-270 Bus. / SH-56
Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (June 1932 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. 
  2. ^ a b Google (February 5, 2013). "Oklahoma State Highway 59" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Map of Oklahoma's State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (1948 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. 
  4. ^ Map of Oklahoma (PDF) (Map) (1966 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. 
  5. ^ a b c d Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: McClain County (PDF) (Map) (2012–2013 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Pontotoc County (PDF) (Map) (2012–2013 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Garvin County (PDF) (Map) (2012–2013 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Pottawatomie County (PDF) (Map) (2012–2013 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 

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