US 64 in Oklahoma
According to existingcountries, US 64 is a US Highway in the US state of Oklahoma. The road runs from the New Mexico border through Tulsa to the Arkansas border. Most of the route is a regular main road, but in Tulsa it is a freeway. The entire route is 981 kilometers long.
US 64 between Buffalo and Alva.
About 20 kilometers west of Felt, US 64 crosses the border into Oklahoma in New Mexico. This area consists of the High Plains and is located at an altitude of about 1400 meters. The road is quite lonely, and leads through almost uninhabited agricultural areas. After 50 kilometers you arrive in Boise City, a large village, where you cross the US 385, and also the US 287 to Stratford, and the US 56 to Hugoton in Kansas. In this barren farmland, the road continues straight for 50 miles to Guymon, a small town, where one crosses US 54, which leads to Stratford, and US 412, which leads to Woodward. US 64 temporarily runs northeast here to Hooker, where US 54 continues straight toward Liberal, turning off US 64 east. It’s not far from the Kansas border here. Because there is no shortage of space here, crossings are often very spacious. At Turpin, one crosses US 83, which runs from Perryton to Liberal, and US 270, which briefly merges with US 64. At Forgan, US 270 turns south towards Elmwood. East of Forgan you pass through some wilder land, where there is little agriculture, but mainly prairies. Very bad weather can occur in this area, with tornadoes and hail. At Rosston one crosses the US 283, which runs from Kansas to Sayre on the with tornadoes and hail. At Rosston one crosses the US 283, which runs from Kansas to Sayre on the with tornadoes and hail. At Rosston one crosses the US 283, which runs from Kansas to Sayre on theI-40 runs. After this you leave the Panhandle after 300 kilometers.
US 60/64/81 at Pond Creek.
There are quite a few US Highways in this area, the first of which is at Buffalo, where it crosses US 183, which runs from Kansas to Woodward. A little further on, one crosses the Cimarron River, a larger tributary of the Arkansas. This area is still empty, with a lot of open space. The first small town in hundreds of miles is Alva, where one crosses US 281, which runs from Medicine Lodge to Lawton. At Cherokee, US 64 temporarily turns south, only to turn east again a little further. Remarkably enough, there is a large salt flat here, which one would rather find in the desert. In this area you can also see the Yes marbles, which pump oil from the ground. At Pond Creek one crosses US 81, which runs from Wellington to El Reno. Here the US 64 also turns south, to merge with US 60 and US 81 to Enid, with 47,000 inhabitants the first larger town in many hundreds of kilometers. The US 64 has 2×2 lanes here. In Enid, US 64 turns east to rejoin US 412. The road has 2×2 lanes until theInterstate 35 provides access to Wichita and Oklahoma City.
The highway crosses the Cimarron Turnpike for a few miles, turning south at the first exit. US 412 continues here over the Turnpike. In the large village of Perry, US 64 turns east again. The road network is built in a grid pattern, and diagonal roads are often absent. At Morrison one crosses the Cimarron Turnpike again. A little further, US 64 parallels the Arkansas River. Eventually, US 64 rejoins US 412, here called the Keystone Expressway, and is a transition from the Cimarron Turnpike. This section is toll-free. One passes over Keystone Lake, where the Arkansas is dammed.
US 64/412 at Tulsa.
Sand Springs is the premier suburb of Tulsa, and the highway immediately widens to 2×3 lanes. One eventually arrives at the city of Tulsa itself, where one intersects and temporarily converges with Interstate 244 and Interstate 444, around downtown. The highway is called the Broken Arrow Expressway after downtown. One passes through the green and sparsely built suburbs, located in forest area. Interstate 44 is crossed at a large industrial estate. After this, 2×4 lanes will be available. At the next cloverleaf, US 64 turns south to merge with US 169. Straight ahead goes the SR-51towards Broken Arrow and Muskogee. The road is hereafter called the Mingo Valley Expressway, and has 2×3 lanes. On the south side of Tulsa, it crosses the Creek Turnpike, which forms a bypass around Tulsa. The US 64 turns off here to walk on the secondary road network.
At Bixby one crosses the Arkansas River again, and then runs parallel to this river. Near Taft, US 64 turns east, continuing straight ahead onto US 62, heading toward Oklahoma City. You then arrive in Muskogee, a regional city with 38,000 inhabitants. US 64 is grade separated here, continuing south, turning east at Warner to parallel Interstate 40. A little further one crosses the Muskogee Turnpike, a turnpike from I-40 to Tulsa via Muskogee. At Sallisaw, one crosses US 59, which runs from Poteau to Siloam Springs. At Moffett one crosses the Arkansas River, also the border with the state of the same name.
According to anycountyprivateschools, US 64 was one of the first freeways in Tulsa. In 1965 and 1966, the first section from east of Tulsa to Broken Arrow was opened to traffic. Around 1973, this stretch was extended a little westward, but did not reach the center yet. In 1974, the highway portion in west Tulsa opened to traffic, between the Cimarron Turnpike and I-244 in Downtown Tulsa. Then there was only a small piece to the east of the center. It opened at the same time as I-444 in 1979.
Subsequently, the north-south section was constructed as the Mingo Valley Expressway. The portion south of State Highway 51 is double-numbered with US 169. A short stretch south of SH 51 opened in 1982, and a slightly longer stretch opened in 1988. The last link opened in 1993 to the Creek Turnpike, also the last section of the highway opened through Tulsa.
Highway route through Tulsa.
|Harvard Avenue||Memorial Drive||5 km||1965|
|Memorial Drive||State Highway 51||2 km||1966|
|Lewis Avenue||Harvard Avenue||3 km||~1973|
|Cimarron Turnpike||I-244||13 km||1974|
|I-444||Lewis Avenue||2 km||1979|
|State Highway 51||51st Street||1 km||1982|
|51st Street||71st Street||3 km||1988|
|71st Street||Creek Turnpike||6 km||1993|
The intensities in the Panhandle are low, usually less than 1,000 vehicles per day. Only 470 vehicles cross the New Mexico border every day. Some routes, especially double numbering, can be a bit busier, such as 6,400 vehicles at Guymon, the road there also has 2×2 lanes. The city of Enid has 21,100 vehicles per day, but the section parallel to the Cimarron Turnpike has only 900 vehicles per day.
Tulsa is obviously a bit busier, with 53,600 vehicles west of downtown. East of the center 86,400 vehicles drive every 24 hours. The double-numbered US 169 is the busiest in Tulsa, with 108,600 vehicles per day in 2×3 lanes. However, this does not lead to structural congestion. The section parallel to I-40 has 2,000 to 4,000 vehicles per day, with a peak at 21,000 vehicles at the Arkansas border, as this is an important arterial road from the city of Fort Smith.