U.S. Route 75 Alternate (Beggs–Sapulpa, Oklahoma)
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||30.15 mi (48.52 km)|
|Existed:||August 28, 1959 – present|
|South end:||US-75 / SH-16 east of Beggs|
|North end:||I‑44 in Sapulpa (concurrent with SH-66)|
U.S. 75 Alternate (also signed as U.S. Highway 75A or State Highway 75A) is a 30.15-mile (48.52 km) highway near Tulsa. The southern terminus is at U.S. Highway 75 and SH-16 east of Beggs. The northern terminus is signed at State Highway 66 and State Highway 97 in Sapulpa. However, the highway continues unsigned along SH-66, ending at the north terminus of the Turner Turnpike, where SH-66 merges onto the free portion of I-44. It runs parallel to US-75 for its entire length.
US-75 ALT follows the route of US-75 prior to the construction of the Okmulgee Beeline and its subsequent designation as US-75 in 1959.
US-75 Alternate begins where SH-16 crosses US-75 east of Beggs. West of this intersection, US-75 ALT is signed along with SH-16. The two highways continue west into the city of Beggs, where the partnership ends. US-75 ALT turns north, passing through Beggs, and after leaving the city, rural areas of Okmulgee County on a due north course. The highway crosses into Creek County, then curves to the northeast for about 1 mile (1.6 km) before returning to a northerly course through Mounds. After passing through Mounds, US-75 ALT follows a route a few degrees west of due north, bringing it to the town of Kiefer, where it serves as the western terminus of SH-67.
From Kiefer, the highway turns northwest. The highway bridges Polecat Creek as it turns west to enter the city of Sapulpa. The route then turns back to the north as it gets closer the city's core. The highway intersects SH-117 in about the center of town. The road then intersects SH-33 and SH-66, while the mainline becomes SH-97. At this intersection, signage indicating the north end of US-75 ALT is posted.
Officially, however, US-75 ALT continues onward from here, turning right and following SH-66 through the east part of Sapulpa. This section of US-75 ALT is signed exclusively as SH-66. The road parallels I-44, the Turner Turnpike. The highways pass under the Creek Turnpike as well. Finally, as the Turner Turnpike comes to an end and I-44 transitions into a free Interstate, SH-66 merges onto the freeway. US-75 ALT ends at this point, just south of the Creek–Tulsa County line.
US-75 ALT was the route of US-75 before the "Okmulgee Beeline", the expressway/freeway between Preston and Tulsa, was built. On August 28, 1959, US-75 was moved onto the new highway, and US-75 ALT was designated in its place.
|Okmulgee||||0.0||0.0||SH-16 continues east|
|Beggs||3.6||5.8||SH-16||Northern terminus of SH-16 concurrency|
|Creek||Kiefer||18.0||29.0||SH-67||Western terminus of SH-67|
|23.3||37.5||SH-33 / SH-66 / SH-97||Signed northern terminus of US-75 ALT, southern terminus of SH-97, eastern terminus of SH-33, southern terminus of SH-66 concurrency|
|24.2||38.9||SH-117A||Northern terminus of SH-117A|
|26.4||42.5||Creek Turnpike||No access to/from westbound Creek Tpk.|
|30.2||48.6||I‑44 / SH-66||Northern terminus of US-75 ALT, northern terminus of SH-66 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "Memorial Dedication and Revision History, US 75". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- 2008 Control Section Maps (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. p. Okmulgee. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- 2008 Control Section Maps (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. p. Creek. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
- Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006.
- Google (February 4, 2013). "U.S. Route 75 Alternate (Beggs–Sapulpa, Oklahoma)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 4, 2013.