Oklahoma State Highway 162
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||1.32 mi (2.12 km)|
|Existed:||ca. 1967 – present|
|South end:||US-62/US-64/SH-16, 10 mi. W of Muskogee|
State Highway 162 (SH-162/OK-162) is a 1.3-mile (2.1 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Oklahoma that provides access from US-62/US-64/SH-16 to the town of Taft. The highway lies entirely within Muskogee County. Serving as a spur route itself, the highway has no letter-suffixed spur routes of its own.
SH-162 begins at the US-62/64/SH-16 expressway south of Taft, then proceeds due north for 1.32 miles (2.12 km), ending on the western edge of town. The route's northern terminus is at Old Taft Road, the old alignment of US-62/64.
From the routes' establishment into the mid-1960s, US-62 and US-64 passed through Taft along what is now Old Taft Road en route to the county seat of Muskogee. On July 10, 1967, however, the state shifted the routes onto the present-day expressway south of town. SH-162 was created around the same time, allowing Taft to remain connected to the state highway system. The change to US-62/64/SH-16's alignment was not reflected on the official state highway map until the 1969 edition; this was also the first edition of the state highway map to show SH-162.
The entire route is in Muskogee County.
|||0.00||0.00||US-62 / US-64 / SH-16||Southern terminus|
|Taft||1.32||2.12||Old Taft Road||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Muskogee County. ODOT 2006 Control Section Maps. URL accessed 20 September 2006.
- Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006. p. 45. § 10A.
- Oklahoma 1966 (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Planning & Research Division. "Memorial Dedication & Revision History - US-62". Retrieved 2011-11-14.
- Oklahoma 1969 (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
Route map: Google