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U.S. 77

Highway Review:
U.S. 77 is a major north-south highway spanning the central plains. It begins its trek in Brownsville, Texas, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The first half of U.S. 77 runs mostly parallel to Interstate 35. The interstate first meets the U.S. highway in Waco, Texas and sticks relatively close to Interstate 35 until El Dorado, Kansas, about 30 miles northeast of Wichita.

U.S. 77 begins its trek in Oklahoma joined with I-35 as they cross the Red River. U.S. 77 leaves I-35 at the first exit in Oklahoma. (Exit 1) It then runs parallel to I-35 and goes through Ardmore, Pauls Valley, Purcell, and Norman. U.S. 77 once again joins I-35 at Exit 113 in Norman. U.S. 77 exits off I-35 at Exit 126 (Interstates 40/235) and follows Interstate 235 North for all five miles of its length between Interstate 40 and Interstate 44. U.S. 77 continues north as the interstate designation ends and the Broadway Extension freeway begins. Construction wrapped up in late October 2002 on a widening project of the extension. Most of it has been widened to six lanes, with some parts being eight lanes. At the Memorial Rd. exit in far southern Edmond, the freeway ends and U.S. 77 becomes a 6-lane at-grade divided highway with intersections and stoplights at major streets. At 2nd St. in Edmond the highway heads due east to once again meet with Interstate 35.

Guthrie is the location of the next and final split of Interstate 35 and U.S. 77 at Exit 153. U.S. 77 runs west of the freeway until west of Perry, where the highway heads east to cross I-35 and enter the town of Perry. After a short duplex with U.S. 64 in Perry, it continues heading north until just north of Tonkawa where it intersects U.S. 60 and 177. U.S. 177 takes over the main highway, and U.S. 77 heads east along U.S. 60. In Ponca City U.S. 77 heads north and is a 4-lane divided highway for about 10 miles from Ponca City. Before long U.S. 77 enters Kansas, and Arkansas City is the first town in Kansas.

Highway Information:
Distance: 268.3 miles
Counties traveled through: Love, Carter, Murray, Garvin, McClain, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Logan, Noble, Kay
Highway intersections: Interstate 35 (Mile 1.0), OK 153 (Mile 5.3), OK 32 (Mile 15.5), OK 32 (Mile 15.6), U.S. 70 (Mile 29.8), OK 199 (Mile 32.2), OK 142 (Mile 34.2), OK 53 (Mile 41.1), Interstate 35 (Mile 48.0), Interstate 35 (Mile 52.4), OK 7 (Mile 56.2), OK 7 (Mile 56.6), OK 17A (Mile 65.5), OK 29 (Mile 67.0), OK 29 (Mile 69.0), OK 19 (Mile 75.5), OK 19 (Miles 75.7), OK 145 (Mile 83.0), OK 59 (Mile 90.0), OK 74 (Mile 96.1), OK 39 (Mile 97.0), OK 74 (Mile 98.1), OK 39 (Mile 99.4), OK 9 (Mile 113.0), OK 77H (Mile 113.8), OK 74A (Mile 114.6), Interstate 35 (Mile 121.3), OK 37 (Mile 124.8), Interstate 240 (Mile 128.5), Interstate 35/40/235 (Mile 134.1), Interstate 44/235 (Mile 139.0), Kilpatrick Turnpike (Mile 143.9), Interstate 35/OK 66 (Mile 152.0), Interstate 35 (Mile 163.3), OK 33 (Mile 168.1), OK 33 (Mile 168.2), OK 51 (Mile 185.5), OK 51 (Mile 185.8), OK 164 (Mile 197.3), Interstate 35 (Mile 199.6), OK 86 (Mile 202.3), U.S. 64 (Mile 202.6), U.S. 64 (Mile 202.7), U.S. 412/Cimarron Turnpike (Mile 210.3), OK 15 (Mile 214.8), OK 15 (Mile 219.8), OK 156 (Mile 220.8), Bus. U.S. 60 (Mile 231.3), U.S. 60/177/Bus. U.S. 60 (Mile 233.3), OK 156 (Mile 241.1), Bus. U.S. 60 (Mile 241.9), U.S. 60/177/Bus. U.S. 60 (Mile 245.3), Bus. U.S. 60 (Mile 246.9), OK 11 (Mile 251.4), OK 11 (Mile 254.4)
Highway duplexes: Interstate 35 (Miles 0.0-1.0, 1.0 mile), OK 32 (Miles 15.5-15.6, 0.1 mile), OK 7 (Miles 56.2-56.6, 0.4 miles), OK 29 (Miles 67.0-69.0, 2.0 miles), OK 19 (Miles 75.5-75.7, 0.2 miles), OK 74 (Miles 96.1-98.1, 2.0 miles), OK 39 (Miles 97.0-99.4, 2.4 miles), Interstate 35 (Miles 121.3-134.1, 12.8 miles), Interstate 235 (Miles 134.1-139.0, 4.9 miles), Interstate 35 (Miles 152.0-163.3, 11.3 miles), OK 33 (Miles 168.1-168.2, 0.1 miles), OK 51 (Miles 185.5-185.8, 0.3 miles), U.S. 64 (Miles 202.6-202.7, 0.1 miles), OK 15 (Miles 214.8-219.8, 5.0 miles), Bus. U.S. 60 (Miles 231.3-233.3, 2.0 miles), U.S. 60/177 (Miles 233.3-245.3, 12.0 miles), Bus. U.S. 60 (Miles 245.3-246.9, 1.6 miles), OK 11 (Miles 251.4-254.4, 3.0 miles)

PICTURES

U.S. 77 North as it prepares to cross under
Interstate 35 between Thackerville and
Marietta. The bridge is tall and long because
of the adjacent railroad tracks east of U.S. 77.
(Photo taken 9/6/02)
U.S. 77 North at OK 32 East in Marietta. U.S.
77 and OK 32 are joined together for less than
half a mile in Marietta, a town of 2,445 which is
probably known more to Oklahomans as the
home of the nearby McGehee's Catfish
Restaurant. (Photo taken 9/6/02)
U.S. 77 South/OK 32 East at OK 32 East in
Marietta.
(Photo taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 North/OK 32 West at OK 32 West in
Marietta. The Interstate 35 wide load detour
signage indicates that U.S. 77 is the route for
wide loads while construction on Interstate 35
(which is about half a mile west of this photo)
had narrowed the highway to one lane in each
direction at the time of this photo. (Photo
taken 9/6/02)
U.S. 77 North at OK 199 in Ardmore. (Photo
taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at OK 53. Notice that U.S. 77
is signed as OK 77 here.
(Photo taken
5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at Interstate 35 North. This is
at the interstate's Exit 47.
(Photo taken
5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at Interstate 35 South. (Photo
taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South near Turner Falls. The drive
along Interstate 35 (which is just to the east)
is scenic, but the drive along U.S. 77 is
much more so.
(Photo taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at OK 77D. OK 77D was
decommissioned in February 2004, but was
still signed three months later.
(Photo
taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at Interstate 35 South. This is
at the interstate's Exit 51.
(Photo taken
5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at OK 77D South. OK 77D
also intersects U.S. 77 in 1/2 mile.
(Photo
taken 5/28/04)

U.S. 77 South/OK 7 West at U.S. 77 South.
(Top photo taken 5/28/04, bottom photo
taken 11/26/04)
U.S. 77 North/OK 7 East assurance shields
in west Davis. The two highways share a
short duplex.
(Photo taken 11/26/04)
U.S. 77 North/OK 7 East at U.S. 77 North
in Davis.
(Photo taken 11/26/04)
U.S. 77 South at OK 17A West. (Photo
taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South/OK 29 East at OK 29 East
in Wynnewood.
(Photo taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South at OK 29 West. (Photo taken
5/28/04)
U.S. 77 South as it prepares to make a turn
near downtown Pauls Valley. This is signed
Truck U.S. 77.
(Photo taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 North at OK 145 West in Paoli.
(Photo taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77 North at OK 59 near Wayne. (Photo
taken 5/28/04)
U.S. 77/OK 74 North at OK 39 West in
Purcell. Notice the OK 77 shield.
(Photo
taken 11/26/04)
U.S. 77/OK 74 North/OK 39 East at Main St.
in Purcell. Unsigned OK 77C begins to the
right. The secret highway connects back to
U.S. 77 and OK 39 in about five blocks.
(Photo taken 11/26/04)
U.S. 77/OK 74 North/OK 39 East at U.S. 77
North/OK 39 East.
(Photo taken 11/26/04)
U.S. 77 South/OK 39 West at OK 74 in
Purcell. U.S. 77 and OK 39 head to the left
at this intersection.
(Photo taken 7/16/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 77H North in Norman. OK
77H, a spur route of U.S. 77, connects Norman
with Interstate 240 and Sooner Rd. in
Oklahoma City. (Photo taken 1/31/03)
U.S. 77 South at OK 77H North in Norman. OK
9 is about a mile to the south of this stoplight.
(Photo taken 1/31/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 74A West in Norman. OK
74A connects Interstate 35 with U.S. 77 and
runs right through the University of Oklahoma
campus. (Photo taken 1/31/03)
U.S. 77 South at OK 74A West in Norman.
The university campus is located about half a
mile west of this stoplight. (Photo taken
1/31/03)
Interstate 35/U.S. 77 South at Exit 113 - U.S.
77 South - Norman. This ends U.S. 77's run
with Interstate 35. They will meet again,
however, at Exit 1, just before the highways
cross into Texas. (Photo taken 9/6/02)

U.S. 77 in Oklahoma City Area

U.S. 77 North at Interstate 35 South in
Edmond.
(Photo taken 9/4/03)
U.S. 77 North at Interstate 35/U.S. 77 North -
Wichita. Continuing straight ahead will put
you onto OK 66 East.
(Photo taken 5/5/04)
Interstate 35/U.S. 77 North at Exit 153 - U.S.
77 North - Guthrie. (Photo taken 5/19/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 33 in Guthrie. (Photo
taken 7/16/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 74C. OK 74C connects
OK 74 in Crescent to U.S. 77. (Photo taken
7/16/03)
U.S. 77 North as it prepares to cross
Skeleton Creek. (Photo taken 7/16/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 51 East. (Photo taken
7/16/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 164 West. OK 164 was
once U.S. 64 in this part of the state. (Photo
taken 7/18/03)
U.S. 77 South at OK 164 West. OK 164
lasts 13 miles and connects to OK 74 in
Covington. (Photo taken 7/18/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 86 South in Perry. This is
the northern terminus of OK 86. (Photo taken
1/7/03)
U.S. 77 South at OK 86 South in Perry. (Photo
taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North at U.S. 64 in Perry. U.S. 77 joins
U.S. 64 for a few blocks here. (Photo taken
1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North/U.S. 64 East at U.S. 77 North in
Perry. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North as it prepares to cross Black
Bear Creek. U.S. 77 in northern Oklahoma has
several distinctive old bridges, and this is one
of them. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North at U.S. 412/Cimarron Turnpike
East. The interchange is a half-diamond due
to Interstate 35's proximity. Although the
interstate is about two miles to the west at this
point, there is only access to U.S. 77 from U.S.
412 West. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North as it prepares to cross Salt
Creek. This is another of the many old bridges
along U.S. 77. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 15 East. OK 15 West
heads north with U.S. 77 for five miles. (Photo
taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North at OK 156 North. OK 156 follows
what was once U.S. 77's routing through
Marland. U.S. 177 had its southern terminus
here as well during that time. Now, U.S. 77
continues north here until U.S. 60, when U.S.
177 takes over the mainline road, and U.S. 77
North and U.S. 177 South head east on U.S.
60. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North/U.S. 60 East/U.S. 177 South at
OK 156 South - Marland exit. (Photo taken
2/14/03)
U.S. 77 North/U.S. 60 East/U.S. 177 South at
Business U.S. 60 west of Ponca City. The
three routes head through the Conoco-Phillips
plant in about a mile. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
U.S. 77 North/U.S. 60 East/U.S. 177 South at
U.S. 77 North/U.S. 177 South/Business U.S. 60
in Ponca City. (Photo taken 1/7/03)
From the stoplight on U.S. 60 East, U.S. 77
South at U.S. 60 West. The sun played tricks
on this shot; you can see my camera in the
picture! (Photo taken 1/7/03)