U.S. Route 77 in Oklahoma
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||267.21 mi (430.03 km)|
|South end:||I-35 / US 77 at the Texas state line|
|North end:||US-77 at the Kansas state line|
In Oklahoma, U.S. Highway 77 runs north–south, paralleling Interstate 35, connecting Texas to Kansas and running for 267.21 miles (430.03 km) through the central part of the state. It passes through many major cities, including Ardmore, Oklahoma City and its suburbs, Guthrie, and Ponca City. It has four lettered spur routes.
US-77 was the first highway in Oklahoma to be paved entirely across the state from border to border. It has been a paved roadway since 1930.
North of Marietta, US-77 passes to the west of Lake Murray and its state park. It then enters Carter County and Ardmore, where it is named Commerce Street through the city limits over a four-lane divided thoroughfare that includes frontage roads on each side from just south of SH-199 (West Broadway) to NW 12th Street much like a freeway or expressway, though all intersections on Commerce are at-grade.
North of Ardmore, US-77 continues as a four-lane divided highway to Springer. It crosses State Highway 53 south of Springer. North of Springer, US-77 reverts to a two-lane highway and enters the Arbuckle Mountains, providing access to Turner Falls and having some hairpin curves over a section of roadway paved and constructed in the 1920s using prison labor from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. It then passes through Davis (where it has a brief concurrency with State Highway 7. North of Davis, it passes through unincorporated Joy and passes through Wynnewood, where it carries State Highway 29. It then passes through Pauls Valley, Paoli, and Wayne. Next, it enters Purcell, where it concurs with State Highway 39 and 74.
US-77 and SH-39 split off SH-74 to head eastbound along Washington St. in downtown Purcell. Together, they cross the James C. Nance Memorial Bridge into Lexington, where SH-39 splits off. It then heads through Slaughterville and Noble before entering Norman.
A major reconstruction on US-77 through Norman completed in April 2009 has realigned US-77 to 12th Avenue East from SH-9 to Tecumseh Road, then west along Tecumseh Road to Flood Avenue, and finally north along Flood Avenue until it merges onto Northbound Interstate-35, the interchange of US-77 and Interstate-35 was modernized and upgraded as part of the widening to six lanes of Interstate-35 to Norman. It formerly ran through downtown Norman along Classen Boulevard, Porter Avenue then west along Robinson Street to Flood Avenue. The north–south section of the new alignment along 12th Avenue was previously flagged as SH-77H.
I-35 and US-77 remain together until the Fort Smith Junction in downtown Oklahoma City, where it transfers onto Interstate 235. At Interstate 44, I-235 ends, but US-77 continues northbound as a freeway, called the Broadway Extension. The Broadway Extension is a major freeway linking the downtown area to Edmond. In Edmond, it heads east to meet I-35, which it joins again until Guthrie, where it splits off.
In Guthrie, US-77 meets State Highway 33. It continues northbound to serve as the eastern terminus of State Highway 164 and turns eastward toward Perry. After passing the north end of State Highway 86, it turns back northward and has a half-interchange with the Cimarron Turnpike. It then carries State Highway 15 for four miles (6 km). At Tonkawa, it begins a wrong-way concurrency with U.S. Highway 177 and U.S. Highway 60. It splits off to the north to head through Ponca City and Newkirk, before crossing over the Kansas line towards Arkansas City, Kansas.
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US-77 has followed Commerce entirely through the Ardmore city limits since 1950 when that thoroughfare was built in its current form as an early bypass along what was then Ardmore's west side to provide a straighter route for through traffic and relieve downtown traffic congestion, replacing the original US-77 route in Ardmore which followed Broadway east from Commerce to "E" Street, north on "E" Street to 12th and west on 12th back to Commerce before proceeding north on Commerce out of the city.
|Length:||0.50 mi (0.80 km)|
State Highway 153 (abbreviated SH-153) is a short state highway in Love County, Oklahoma. At 0.50 miles (0.80 km), it is the shortest non-suffixed state highway in Oklahoma. SH-153 connects U.S. Highway 77 in Thackerville, Oklahoma to Interstate 35 at mile marker 5. It has no lettered spur routes.
|Browse numbered routes|
|← SH-152||SH-153||SH-156 →|
|Length:||0.47 mi (0.76 km)|
State Highway 77C is an unsigned route through Purcell.
|Length:||10.30 mi (16.58 km)|
State Highway 77D is a Y-shaped spur route through the Turner Falls area. The main branch of SH-77D begins at US-77 south of Davis, north of I-35. It crosses under I-35 twice before ending at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. It also provides access to Price Falls.
|Length:||9.07 mi (14.60 km)|
|Location:||Lake Murray State Park and vicinity|
|Length:||30.04 mi (48.34 km)|
State Highway 77S lies in Love County and Carter County, serving Lake Murray. It has four termini. The main segment of the highway is U-shaped, with its northwestern terminus in Ardmore in Carter County, then heading south to intersect US-70, and running west of Lake Murray. It crosses into Love County, encircling the south shores of the lake before turning north again, re-entering Carter County, with its northeastern terminus at US-70.
Two other segments of SH-77S connect the main loop with other nearby highways. One runs along the Love–Carter county line, connecting to I-35 at exit 24 (serving as the main access road to Lake Murray State Park), as well as US-77. The other runs south to SH-32 east of Marietta.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Red River||0.0||0.0||I-35 / US 77 continues south into Texas|
|Love||||1.0||1.6||1||I-35||Northern terminus of I-35 concurrency|
|Thackerville||5.3||8.5||SH-153||Western terminus of SH-153|
|Marietta||15.5||24.9||SH-32||Southern terminus of SH-32 concurrency|
|15.6||25.1||SH-32||Northern terminus of SH-32 concurrency|
|Murray||||48.0||77.2||I-35||I-35 exit 47|
|||SH-77D||Southwestern terminus of SH-77D|
|||52.4||84.3||I-35||I-35 exit 51|
|||SH-77D||Northwestern terminus of SH-77D|
|Davis||56.2||90.4||SH-7||Western terminus of SH-7 concurrency|
|56.6||91.1||SH-7||Eastern terminus of SH-7 concurrency|
|||65.5||105.4||SH-17A||Eastern terminus of SH-17A|
|Garvin||Wynnewood||67.0||107.8||SH-29||Eastern terminus of SH-29 concurrency|
|||69.0||111.0||SH-29||Western terminus of SH-29 concurrency|
|Pauls Valley||75.5||121.5||SH-19||Eastern terminus of SH-19 concurrency|
|75.7||121.8||SH-19||Western terminus of SH-19 concurrency|
|Paoli||83.0||133.6||SH-145||Eastern terminus of SH-145|
|Purcell||96.1||154.7||SH-74||Southern terminus of SH-74 concurrency|
|97.0||156.1||SH-39||Southern terminus of SH-39 concurrency|
|96.1||154.7||SH-74||Northern terminus of SH-74 concurrency|
|Cleveland||Lexington||99.4||160.0||SH-39||Northern terminus of SH-39 concurrency|
|113.8||183.1||SH-77H||Southern terminus of SH-77H|
|121.3||195.2||113||I-35||Southbound exit from I-35 and northbound entrance only, southern terminus of I-35 concurrency|
|Moore||114||Indian Hill Road|
|116||S. 19th Street|
|124.8||200.8||117||SH-37 (S. 4th Street) / Main Street, N. 5th Street||Signed only for SH-37 (S. 4th Street) southbound|
|118||N. 12th Street, Main Street, N. 5th Street||Signed only for N. 12th Street northbound|
|119A||Shields Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|119B||N. 27th Street|
|Oklahoma City||120||S.E. 89th Street|
|Oklahoma||121A||S.E. 82nd Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|121B||I-240 / US-62 / SH-3||Southern terminus of US-62 concurrency|
|122A||S.E. 66th Street||No northbound entrance|
|122B||S.E. 59th Street|
|123A||S.E. 51st Street||No northbound entrance|
|123B||S.E. 44th Street||No southbound entrance|
|124B||S.E. 29th Street, S.E. 25th Street||Signed as exit 125A southbound|
|125B||S.E. 15th Street||Signed as exit 125D southbound|
|126||I-35 / I-40 / I-235 / US-62 / US-270||Northern terminus of I-35/US-62 concurrency, southern terminus of I-235 concurrency|
|1C||Sheridan Avenue west – Downtown||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|1D||Lincoln Boulevard – Oklahoma Health Center, State Capitol||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|1E||Harrison Avenue – Downtown||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|1F||N. 6th Street west – Downtown||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|1G||N. 10th Street – Oklahoma Health Center||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|2A||N. 23rd Street, N. Santa Fe Avenue||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|2B||N. 23rd Street, Broadway Avenue – State Capitol||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|3||N. 36th Street|
|Santa Fe Avenue, N. 50th Street|
|I-44 (SH-66)||Northern terminus of I-235 concurrency|
|N.W. 63rd Street|
|Wilshire Boulevard – Nichols Hills|
|Hefner Road – Lake Hefner|
|N.E. 122nd Street|
|Kilpatrick Turnpike||No southbound exit to Kilpatrick Turnpike eastbound|
|Memorial Road, Kelly Avenue||North end of freeway|
|Edmond||141||I-35 / SH-66||Southern terminus of I-35 concurrency|
|Guthrie||153||I-35||Northern terminus of I-35 concurrency|
|||SH-74C||Eastern terminus of SH-74C|
|||SH-51||Southern terminus of SH-51 concurrency|
|||SH-51||Northern terminus of SH-51 concurrency|
|Noble||||SH-164||Eastern terminus of SH-164|
|Perry||I-35||I-35 exit 185|
|SH-86||Northern terminus of SH-86|
|US-64||Western terminus of US-64 concurrency|
|US-64||Eastern terminus of US-64 concurrency|
|||SH-15||Southern terminus of SH-15 concurrency|
|||SH-15||Northern terminus of SH-15 concurrency|
|||SH-156||Southern terminus of SH-156|
|Southern terminus of US-60 Bus. concurrency|
US-60 / US-60 Bus.
|Western terminus of US-60 Bus., western terminus of US-60 concurrency|
US-177 / US-60 Bus.
|Western terminus of US-177 concurrency, eastern terminus of US-60 Bus.|
|||SH-156||Northern terminus of SH-156|
|Western terminus of US-60 Bus.|
|Ponca City||US-60 / US-177||Eastern terminus of US-60 / US-177 concurrency|
|Eastern terminus of US-60 Bus.|
|SH-11||Southern terminus of SH-11 concurrency|
|||SH-11||Northern terminus of SH-11 concurrency|
|Oklahoma–Kansas state line||US-77 continues north into Kansas|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "State Highway System: Log of U.S. Highway 77" (PDF). Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- Blakely, Tom
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Love County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: McClain County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Murray County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Cleveland County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Oklahoma County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Carter County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
- Stuve, Eric. U.S. 77. OKHighways. URL accessed 9 March 2007.
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