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Oklahoma State Highway 58

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State Highway 58 marker

State Highway 58
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Existed: c. 1931 – present
Section 1
Length: 72.70 mi[1] (117.00 km)
South end: SH-49 in Medicine Park
North end: BlaineCuster county line
Section 2
Length: 105.9 mi[2][3] (170.4 km)
South end: US-270 / US-281 / SH-3 / SH-33 west of Watonga
North end: Kansas state line
Highway system
Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-56 US-59

State Highway 58 (abbreviated SH-58) is the name of two state highways in Oklahoma. One of them runs for 72.7 miles (117.0 km) from Medicine Park to the BlaineCuster County line near Hydro,[1] and the other connects US-270/281/SH-3/33 to the Kansas state line, a length of 105.9 mi (170.4 km).[3] The northern section has one lettered spur route, SH-58A.

SH-58 was originally a part of US-164. When US-164 was decommissioned in 1930, a section of the road in Major County that was left without a designation became SH-58. Since then, the highway has grown toward both the north and the south. With the designation and extension of the southern section of the highway, SH-58 is present in five counties in the western part of the state.

Route description[edit]

Southern section[edit]

The southern SH-58 begins at an intersection with State Highway 49 in Medicine Park in Comanche County. It heads north, passing Lake Lawtonka before meeting State Highway 19, which it overlaps for four miles (6.4 km).[4] After splitting off, it meets State Highway 9 in Carnegie. It passes through the unincorporated community of Alfalfa, after which it has a two-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with State Highway 152.[4]

After splitting from SH-152 near Eakly, SH-58 heads north to an interchange with Interstate 40, then passes through Hydro. Nine miles (14.5 km)[4] later, it terminates at the Custer County line to become a county road, which eventually connects to State Highway 54.[2][1]

Northern section[edit]

The northern SH-58 begins at US-270/281/SH-3/33 west of Watonga. It meets State Highway 51 near Canton and continues north through Longdale. In Fairview, the county seat of Major County, it shares a brief concurrency with U.S. Highway 60. Beginning in Fairview and heading east, SH-58 has a concurrency with State Highway 8, with which it switches places (south of the concurrency SH-8 runs to the east of SH-58, and north of it, SH-8 runs to the west of SH-58).

SH-58 continues north, meeting US-60 again near Ringwood. It then has a brief concurrency with State Highway 45 near Helena. Near Jet, it overlaps U.S. Highway 64 and SH-8. North of Cherokee, the Alfalfa County seat, US-64 splits off and State Highway 11 joins the three-route concurrency. North of Driftwood, SH-58 splits off on its own and passes through Byron and Amorita.[4] It terminates at the Kansas state line, where it becomes a county road.[3]

History[edit]

SH-58 was first commissioned some time between March 1, 1930 and December 1, 1931. The original extent of the route was much shorter than the present highway. In 1931, SH-58 was a dirt road extending from SH-8 east of Fairview north to Ringwood.[5] Prior to receiving the SH-58 designation, this section of road was part of US-164 and the first SH-13.[6] On May 29, 1930, AASHO approved an extension of US-60 that replaced US-164.[7][8] When US-60 replaced US-164 through the area, it was changed to the more westerly route it takes in the present day. The section of old U.S. highway that no longer had a designation became SH-58.[5]

Throughout the 1930s, SH-58 was expanded in both directions. The first addition to the highway came during the first half of 1932, when the highway was extended north to Helena. No east–west highway existed at this point yet, leading to a spur end.[9] The highway was extended to the south, replacing SH-44, to Canton on March 29, 1937.[10][11] SH-58 was extended north to the Kansas state line sometime between April 1937 and April 1938.[12] This final extension brought SH-58's northern section to its present-day termini, and no major changes to the northern section have occurred since.

SH-58's southern section was first established on October 16, 1945, when SH-54 was given a new alignment further to the west; its old alignment was redesignated as SH-58.[13] The original routing of SH-58's southern section began at US-277 in Cyril, continued west through Apache, and turned north at the present-day western intersection of with SH-19. SH-58 continued north along its present alignment to Hydro, where it ended at US-66/SH-1.[14]

In 1955, SH-19 was established through southern Caddo County, taking over the east–west section of SH-58. Thus, SH-58 was truncated to where it intersected with SH-19 (the present day western end of their concurrency).[15] SH-58 was extended to its present terminus north of Hydro the next year.[16] The highway was further extended in 1964, bringing the southern terminus to its present location near Medicine Park.[17] No further routing changes have occurred since then.[4]

SH-58A[edit]

State Highway 58A
Location: Blaine County
Length: 5.33 mi[2] (8.58 km)

SH-58 has one spur, SH-58A, a 5.33-mile (8.58 km)[2] route in Blaine County. The route begins at SH-58 near Longdale, and travels to Canton Lake. There, the highway runs across the dam impounding the lake. The highway then turns south and ends at SH-51 west of Canton.[4]

Junction list[edit]

Southern section[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Comanche Medicine Park 0.0 0.0 SH-49 Southern section's southern terminus
Caddo 13.5 21.7 SH-19 Eastern terminus of SH-19 concurrency
17.4 28.0 SH-19 Western terminus of SH-19 concurrency
Carnegie 30.4 48.9 SH-9
43.6 70.2 SH-152 Western terminus of SH-152 concurrency
45.4 73.1 SH-152 Eastern terminus of SH-152 concurrency
Hydro 62.6 100.7 I‑40 I-40 exit 88. Interchange.
Blaine
No major junctions
BlaineCuster
county line
72.7 117.0 County Line Road Southern section's northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Northern section[edit]

County Location mi[2][3] km Destinations Notes
Blaine 0.0 0.0 SH-33 continues south
0.0 0.0 US-270 / US-281 / SH-3 Northern section's southern terminus
Canton 14.8 23.8 SH-51 Western terminus of SH-51 concurrency
15.7 25.3 SH-51 Eastern terminus of SH-51 concurrency
19.2 30.9 SH-58A Northern terminus of SH-58A
Major 27.0 43.5 SH-51A Northern terminus of SH-51A
32.8 52.8 US-60 Southern terminus of US-60 concurrency
Fairview 33.8 54.4 US-60 / SH-8 Northern terminus of US-60 concurrency, western terminus of SH-8 concurrency
42.8 68.9 SH-8 Eastern terminus of SH-8 concurrency
Ringwood 52.8 85.0 US-60 / US-412
Alfalfa 62.8 101.1 SH-45 Eastern terminus of SH-45 concurrency
Helena 63.8 102.7 SH-45 Western terminus of SH-45 concurrency
73.3 118.0 US-64 Eastern terminus of US-64 concurrency
79.1 127.3 SH-8 Southern terminus of SH-8 concurrency
Ingersoll 88.2 141.9 US-64 / SH-11 Western terminus of US-64 concurrency, southern terminus of SH-11 concurrency
Driftwood 95.2 153.2 SH-8 / SH-11 Northern terminus of SH-8/SH-11 concurrency
Oklahoma–Kansas state line 105.9 170.4 SW 140 Avenue (Harper County road) continues north into Kansas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google (October 20, 2012). "Oklahoma State Highway 58" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Blaine County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Google (April 5, 2013). "Oklahoma State Highway 58" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Official State Map (Map) (2008 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. 
  5. ^ a b Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (December 1, 1931 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  6. ^ Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (March 1, 1930 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  7. ^ "25 Highways are Numbered". Port Arthur News. May 29, 1930. 
  8. ^ Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (March 1, 1930 ed.). Oklahoma State Highway Department. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (June 1932 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  10. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "Memorial Dedication and Revision History, SH 44". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  11. ^ Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (April 1937 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  12. ^ Map Showing Condition of Improvement of the State Highway System (PDF) (Map) (April 1938 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  13. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Planning & Research Division. "Chronological History of State Highway 54" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  14. ^ State road map (PDF) (Map) (1947 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  15. ^ Oklahoma's Highways 1956 (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  16. ^ Oklahoma's Highways 1957 (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  17. ^ Oklahoma 1965 (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Highways. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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