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Welcome to the Oklahoma task force of WikiProject U.S. Roads! This task force aims to facilitate the development of a set of standardized, well-written, and well-sourced articles on all state-maintained highways in Oklahoma (except lettered spurs).

Article structure and standards[edit]

  • This project has generally adopted the standard USRD article structure found at WP:USRD/STDS. Please consult this document first. The OKSH project standards build on and clarify how the USRD standards apply to Oklahoma.
  • Naming: All articles are to be named Oklahoma State Highway X. Please see WP:SRNC and Wikipedia:Naming conventions/Numbered highways for discussion on this topic.
  • Abbreviations: State highway designations should generally be abbreviated to SH-X or Highway X.
  • Lead: The lead section should begin by stating the highway's name (in bold, per the Manual of Style) and the commonly accepted abbreviations (OK-x and SH-x, and any other names that are used). State that the highway is maintained by the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Give the length, in miles and kilometers. If the highway is very long, give a very general description of the route (terminii, part of state it runs through).
  • Spurs: This is a section unique to Oklahoma. Place it between the History and the Junction list. Create a bulleted list of lengths and brief route desciptions of lettered spurs here. Lettered spurs should redirect to the parent route. (Exceptions are State Highway 17A, 40A, and 251A, which are all orphaned. Spurs off of U.S. Highways should redirect to Oklahoma State Highway spurs from U.S. Highways unless you have a lot to say about them—e.g. State Highway 77H.)

Junction list/exit list[edit]

All highways need to include a junction list, following the standards outlined in WP:RJL. This is most easily achieved through use of the {{jct}}, {{jcttop}}, {{OKint}}, and {{jctbtm}} templates. Other notes on Oklahoma junction lists:

  • Oklahoma articles generally use the optional color scheme outlined in RJL; remember, to meet accessibility standards, a remark must be made in the "Notes" column explaining the color usage. (For concurrencies, you can use {{ccr-end}} to form the note in a consistent manner.)
  • Do not use townships in the Location column. Use {{{1}}} for intersections that are not within an incorporated area or an accepted unincorporated place.
  • When not using {{jct}}, always use the "SH-x" abbreviation in the junction list for consistency.
  • Most junction lists use "Oklahoma-style" end treatments for highways which continue as another highway beyond their terminus, such as at state lines. To form these, use {{jctplace}}.
    • For all continuations, for the "place" parameter, use [{{jct}} template for continuing highway] continues [direction], e.g. SH-56 continues east. On Interstates, include the next control city, as in I-44 continues east toward Joplin. {{jct}} instances must always occur at the beginning of a line per WP:MOSFLAG.
    • For termini fully within Oklahoma, include the county and location information as normal
    • For termini at state lines, use the "river" parameter to create a cell spanning the county and location column. For termini at the Red River (southern Texas–Oklahoma line), this should link to Red River (Mississippi River) (piped to remove the disambiguation). For all other state lines, include both states, west to east or south to north, e.g. Texas–Oklahoma state line or Oklahoma–Kansas state line. The "place" parameter for non-Interstates should be worded [{{jct}} template for continuing highway] continues [direction] into [state], e.g. AR 108 continues east into Arkansas.

Infobox[edit]

Oklahoma does not use the "major junctions" and "counties" fields in the infobox because such information is already found in the junction list. The "cities" field is no longer used within the United States, and so should not be used on Oklahoma articles.

Use the below example formats for displaying termini in the infobox. Change these to suit the situation as needed. Use "in" for junctions in town and relative location near a town with directions for junctions out of town ("west of", "north of", "southwest of", etc). Remember, the infobox is supposed to be there for readers to get at-a-glance information about the route. If you have notes on the terminus that do not fit into these formats, then note them in the lead and the route description. For more lengthy termini information, describe it in the route description.

Termini at highways in town/city limits
I-35 in Goldsby
Termini at highways in unincorporated areas
SH-74 north of Maysville
Termini at highways in unincorporated places (CDP, square dot on ODOT map, or similar)
SH-24 at Woody Chapel
Termini at highways with no nearby town, city, or CDP
Oklahoma State Highway 9.svg State Highway 9
Termini at state lines, continuing as numbered highway
K-1 at the Kansas state line
Termini at state lines, continuing as unnumbered (county) road
Kansas state line
Termini at county lines
Blaine–Custer county line
Termini at unnumbered (town/city/county) roads in minor town/city limits
Durham
Termini at unnumbered (city) roads in major cities (Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, et al)
Memorial Road in Tulsa
Termini at unnumbered (county) roads
South of Leon
Termini at highways, concurrent with another highway
US-64 west of Warner (concurrent with US-266)
Termini at state lines, concurrent with another highway, with no counterpart in the other state
Colorado state line (concurrent with US-287/US-385)

Assessment[edit]


A map of the roads our recognized content discusses

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Main page featured articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]


Resources[edit]

Checklists and assessment tools[edit]

Reference tools[edit]

To cite ODOT state maps or Delorme Atlases
Copy the appropriate citation from the /Map references page.
To cite ODOT history files
ODOT maintains a set of history files on selected routes (links are available on the /History page). You can use {{odot history}} to reference this. Parameters are type= for route type (SH or US), route= for the route number, and accessdate= for the date of access.
To cite ODOT control section maps
The ODOT Control Section Maps are the "bible" of the Oklahoma highway system and often clarify map and signage issues, as well as providing some lengths to two decimal places. The maps themselves are available at [1]. You can use {{odot control}} to reference these maps. Parameters are county= for the name of the county and accessdate= for the date of access.
Don't cite OKHighways
While Eric Stuve's OKHighways website is excellent, it is not a reliable source, so it should not be used as a source, and existing references to it should be replaced and moved to the external links section.

Content[edit]

Current highways[edit]

This project's scope covers all state highways in Oklahoma. To clarify, this means roads maintained by ODOT or OTA. City, county, and privately-maintained roads are not within the scope of this project. (WikiProject U.S. Streets is more appropriate for city streets anyway.)

For convenience, here is a chart of all active state numbered highways. See /Topics for a complete listing of all articles that fall under this project.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40A 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 59
63 65 66 67
71 72 73 74 76 78 79
80 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
100 101 102 104 105 108 109
110 112 113 115 116 117
120 123 125 127 128
130 131 132 133 (135) 136 137
141 142 144 145 146 147 149
150 151 152 153 156
162 164 165 166 167
171 - 199 - 209 - 251A - 266 - 270 - 325

Decommissioned highways[edit]

Decommissioned highways can be added as well, if enough information about them can be collected. Be especially sure to cite sources on these articles.

Currently existing articles on decommissioned highways:

Categories[edit]

Lists[edit]

Images[edit]

  • The current highway shield should be used for all current highways and highways decommissioned after 2006. These images are at Oklahoma State Highway X.svg.
  • Prior to this, Oklahoma used circular highway shields; these are at Elongated circle X.svg.
  • Previous signs before this exist, but the date each was used still needs to be pinned down for certain. The oldest shield is a yellow diamond; these can be viewed at commons:Category:Oklahoma State Highway shields (1924). The next shield, used in the 1950s or so, is a white square.

Photographs of Oklahoma road signs are always welcome. These should be uploaded to Commons and filed under commons:Category:State highways in Oklahoma.