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OK 39 once had its eastern terminus at OK 99 in Konawa. OK 99 entered Konawa from the northeast, then traveled along present day OK 39 east to around its current four-lane crossing of the Canadian River which is just south of the current eastern terminus of OK 39. By 1970, OK 99 (currently duplexed with U.S. 377) had been rerouted to go straight south from Dewright (present-day Wolf), and OK 39 was extended east about four miles to meet OK 99 and OK 56.
The rest of the route has remained the same since 1950.
OK 39 is an almost 70-mile long east-west state highway that spans from U.S. 62/277/OK 9 east of Chickasha to U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 99 north of Ada. If one continues straight ahead at the eastern terminus, one will be at the northbound beginning of OK 56.
Heading east from U.S. 62/277/OK 9 the first intersection motorists encounter is at OK 76, ten miles into the highway's route. Two miles east of that intersection one goes through the town of Dibble. The highway continues heading almost completely due east with a few minor curves here and there and intersects U.S. 77 and OK 74 in south Purcell. OK 39 then heads north along U.S. 77 and OK 74 through Purcell before U.S. 77 and OK 39 head to the east. The two highways cross the Canadian River and immediately after the bridge U.S. 77 heads to the north and OK 39 continues east into the town of Lexington. Other than a short duplex with OK 102, there is nothing major for 25 miles between Lexington and U.S. 177. Eleven miles east of U.S. 177 OK 39 travels through Konawa and four miles later the highway finds its end at U.S. 377/OK 3E/99. The road is a state highway east of U.S. 377, but it is OK 56 North, which travels through Wewoka, Okemah, Okfuskee, and Okmulgee.
Distance: 68.4 miles
Counties traveled through: Grady, McClain, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Seminole
Cities traveled through: Dibble, Purcell, Lexington, Asher, Konawa
Highway intersections: U.S. 62/U.S. 277/OK 9 (Mile 0.0), OK 76 (Mile 9.7), OK 59 (Mile 15.1), OK 24 (Mile 19.0), U.S. 77/OK 74 (Mile 26.4), OK 74 (Mile 27.5), U.S. 77 (Mile 28.8), OK 102 (Mile 47.0), OK 102 (Mile 47.2), U.S. 177/OK 3W/OK 59 (Mile 53.1), OK 9A (Mile 63.4), U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 56/OK 99 (Mile 68.4)
Highway duplexes: U.S. 77 (Miles 26.4-28.8, 2.4 miles), OK 74 (Miles 26.4-27.5, 1.1 miles), OK 102 (Miles 47.0-47.2, 0.2 miles)
1,700 - OK 39 @ U.S. 62/U.S. 277/OK 9
2,500 - OK 39 @ OK 76
1,500 - OK 39 @ OK 59
1,900 - OK 39 @ OK 24
3,300 - OK 39 on west side of Purcell
12,300-14,800 - Through Purcell (Multiplex w/U.S. 77 & OK 74)
7,300 - OK 39 in Lexington
4,400 - OK 39 halfway between U.S. 77 N & OK 102
1,200 - OK 39 just W of OK 102
1,800 - OK 39 just E of OK 102
1,900 - OK 39 just W of U.S. 177
1,400 - OK 39 in Asher
1,700 - OK 39 @ Pottawatomie/Seminole county line
2,800-4,300 - OK 39 through Konawa
2,600 - OK 39 @ U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 99
U.S. 62/U.S. 277/OK 9, Tabler
|OK 39 West
approaching its western terminus at U.S. 62/U.S. 277/OK 9.
The shields were replaced between 2002 and 2005. (Top photo taken
10/4/02, bottom photo taken 9/20/05)
Turn left and Chickasha is seven miles away. Turn right and in 12
miles, motorists will reach the city of Blanchard. (Photo taken 9/20/05)
|OK 39 West at U.S.
62/277/OK 9. There is no end sign at this terminus.
(Top photo taken 10/4/02, bottom photo taken 9/20/05)
|Finally, the end of the road as OK
39 West concludes. U.S. 277 is
given the top slot on this sign assembly. (Photo taken 9/20/05)
|First OK 39 East
shield just east of the western terminus. In ten miles
the highway will intersect OK 76, and then two miles after that it will head
through Dibble. (Top photo taken 10/4/02, bottom photo taken 9/20/05)
first mileage sign on OK 39 East indicates the distances to OK 76
(10 miles) and Purcell (27 miles). (Photo taken 9/20/05)
U.S. 62 and OK 9 East and U.S. 277 North approaching OK 39.
(Photo taken 9/20/05)
|U.S. 62/OK 9
East/U.S. 277 North at OK 39 East in Tabler. OK 39 will
intersect OK 76 in ten miles. (Top photo taken 10/4/02, bottom photo
OTHER HIGHWAY PICTURES
|OK 39 East at OK 76 west of Dibble. OK 39 enters Dibble less
than a mile
east of this stop sign. (Photo taken 1/31/03)
|OK 39 East at OK 59 East east of Dibble. This is OK 59's
the highway spans 93 miles from OK 39 to OK 56 in Wewoka. (Photo taken
39 West approaching OK 59. OK 59 begins by heading south from
OK 39 for eight miles before heading to the east towards Wayne,
Byars, Asher, Maud, and Wewoka. (Photo taken 9/20/05)
39 West at OK 59 East. At the time of this photograph, OK 39 and
OK 59 were a detour route for OK 24 due to a bridge reconstruction
project on OK 24 near the OK 59 junction. (Photo taken 9/20/05)
|OK 39 East
24 east of Dibble.
OK 24 connects to OK 74 at both ends
and is a hilly ride! (Photo taken 9/6/02)
39 West and Detour OK 24 South assurance shields just west of
OK 24. By the time we were in this area again in May 2006, the bridge
reconstruction was complete, and all OK 24 detour signage was gone.
(Photo taken 9/20/05)
Mileage sign on OK 39 West just west of OK 24. OK 76 is nine miles
ahead, and Chickasha is 26 miles ahead via U.S. 62/OK 9 West and
U.S. 277 South. (Photo taken 9/20/05)
74 South/OK 39 West at OK 39 West in south Purcell. (Photo
|U.S. 77 South/OK 39 West at OK 74 in Purcell. (Photo taken 10/4/02)|
|Another view of
U.S. 77 South/OK 39 West at OK 74, as seen nine months
later. (Photo taken 7/16/03)
|OK 39 West at TO U.S. 77 North in Lexington. (Photo taken 7/16/03)|
|OK 39 West/OK 102 North at OK 102 North. OK 102 has a very
duplex with OK 39. The highways have no duplexed shield assemblies
during their short marriage. (Photo taken 7/16/03)
|OK 39 East/OK 102
South at OK 102 South. OK 102 heads towards
Wanette, where that highway will end in two miles. (Photo taken 7/16/03)
|OK 39 East at OK 9A North in Konawa. (Photo taken 5/28/04)|
U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 56/OK 99, north of Ada
East at U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 99. There is no "END" sign at
terminus. OK 56 North begins straight ahead. (Photo taken 5/31/04)
West assurance shield just west of U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 99.
Konawa (pop. 1,479) is four miles ahead. (Photo taken 5/31/04)
377/OK 99 North/OK 3E West at OK 39 West/OK 56 North.
(Photo taken 5/31/04)
South at U.S. 377/OK 3E/OK 99. OK 39 West begins
straight ahead. (Photo taken 5/31/04)
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