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OK 69A (North)
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Highway Review:
The northern OK 69A originally went along part of what was once Alternate U.S. 69. The highway even shared about 1/2 mile with its parent, U.S. 69. Commissioned in December 2002, OK 69A was still signed as Alternate U.S. 69 in some places, especially around the Quapaw area. Sometime between 2003 and May 2005, OK 69A's northern end was truncated back to U.S. 69, and Alternate U.S. 69 shields reappeared.

Highway Information:
Distance: 5.0 miles
Counties traveled through: Ottawa
Highway intersections: Interstate 44/OK 10 (Mile 0.0), U.S. 69 (Mile 5.0)
Highway duplexes: None


SOUTHERN TERMINUS
Interstate 44/OK 10, Miami

"END OK 69A" sign at OK 10. Going straight will lead
motorists to the toll gate for the Miami interchange of the Will
Rogers Turnpike. (Photo taken 4/25/03)
OK 69A South at OK 10. The "END" sign pictured above is
visible just before the stoplight. (Photo taken 4/25/03)
OK 10 East at OK 69A North. OK 10 will intersect OK 137 five
miles ahead. (Photo taken 4/25/03)
OK 69A is not mentioned at all from Interstate 44. This shows
the view from the ramp between Interstate 44 and OK 10.
OK 69A begins straight ahead.
(Photo taken 5/20/05)
At the OK 10 stoplight, OK 69A is finally mentioned for the
first time. There are two Indian casinos located along OK 69A.
(Photo taken 5/20/05)

OK 69A North assurance shield just north of OK 10. The
highway designation was placed on former county roads south
of U.S. 69. A 4-way stop was still in place a mile north of OK
10 at another county road, but has since been removed.
(Top photo taken 4/25/03, bottom photo taken 5/20/05)

OTHER HIGHWAY PICTURES

U.S. 69/OK 69A North assurance shields just east of OK 69A.
This was a rare example of two highways with the same number
on the same road. This situation lasted for just over 1/2 mile,
however. OK 69A no longer goes east of U.S. 69, as the
bottom picture shows. (Top photo taken 4/25/03, bottom photo
taken 5/20/05)

U.S. 69/Former OK 69A North at OK 69A. U.S. 69 will enter the
town of Picher in three miles, and OK 69A will enter the town of
Quapaw in three miles. (Top photo taken 4/25/03, bottom
photo taken 5/20/05)
OK 69A North at old OK 137 in Quapaw. OK 137 between
OK 10 and Alternate U.S. 69 became County Road 137.
(Photo taken 4/25/03)
Alternate U.S. 69 shield just north of Quapaw. The highway was
still signed as Alternate U.S. 69 around Quapaw at the time of
these pictures. As it turned out, though, the highway changed
back to Alternate U.S. 69 within two years of this photo. (Photo
taken 4/25/03)

NORTHERN TERMINUS
U.S. 69, west of Quapaw

OK 69A North approaching U.S. 69. The federal highway is
on a short east-west section in this area. (Photo taken
5/20/05)
U.S. 69 North will enter Kansas in four miles. Turning left onto
U.S. 69 South will take motorists to Commerce, hometown of
Baseball Hall of Fame member Mickey Mantle in two miles.
(Photo taken 5/20/05)

OK 69A North at U.S. 69. The OK 69A shield on this assembly
had an "END" sign added to it after the highway was truncated
back to U.S. 69. (Top photo taken 4/25/03, bottom photo
taken 5/20/05)

FORMER NORTHERN TERMINUS
Kansas State Line, continues as Alternate U.S. 69

"Welcome to Kansas" sign as Alternate U.S. 69 North
becomes Alternate U.S. 69. Kansas kept the Alternate
U.S. 69 designation on this highway throughout the time
that Oklahoma's section was OK 69A. (Photo taken 4/25/03)
U.S. ALT 69 North assurance shield just north of the state
line. The highway will enter the town of Baxter Springs in less
than a mile. (Photo taken 4/25/03)
"Welcome to Oklahoma" sign as Alternate U.S. 69 South
enters the Sooner State. (Photo taken 4/25/03)