Oklahoma State Highway 5

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State Highway 5

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Section 1
Length20.42 mi[1][2] (32.86 km)
West end US 62 in Gould
East end SH-6 in Eldorado
Section 2
Length98.2 mi[3] (158.0 km)
West end US 283 south of Altus
Major intersections
East end US 70 in Waurika
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-4 SH-6

State Highway 5 (SH-5 or OK-5) is the name assigned to two distinct state highways in the U.S state of Oklahoma. One runs for 20.42 miles (32.86 km)[1][2] through extreme southwestern Oklahoma, passing through Harmon and Jackson Counties. The other is 98.2 miles (158.0 km)[3] long and runs through southwest Oklahoma, connecting US-283 south of Altus to US-70 at Waurika.

Route description

Western section

The western SH-5 begins at U.S. Highway 62 in Gould and runs south until just past Lincoln, where it turns east. It then ends at State Highway 6 in Eldorado, just seven miles (11 km) north of the Texas border.

The western SH-5 was once known as SH-90.

Both the now-separate western and eastern sections of SH-5 were formerly part of a continuous SH-5 across Southwest Oklahoma. From 1958 to 1969, SH-5 continued east from Eldorado over an unpaved roadway to a junction with US-283 east of Elmer, and then turned north on a route shared with US-283 to the current west terminus of the eastern SH-5 at its junction with US-283 south of Altus and west of Tipton and continued east over the current eastern SH-5. The former Eldorado to Elmer section of SH-5 was removed from the state highway system in 1969 and continues in use as a county road under the jurisdiction of Jackson County.

Eastern section

The eastern SH-5 starts between Altus and Elmer at US-283. It heads east from here to Tipton, where it turn south and SH-5C splits off. South of Tipton, SH-5 turns east again to intersect U.S. Highway 183 in Frederick. 19 miles (30.5 km) later, it has a two-mile (3.2 km) concurrency with State Highway 36. The highway splits off to the east from here, sharing a three-mile (4.8 km) concurrency with US-277/281 and an interchange with Interstate 44 (which is also the Walters toll plaza of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike).

Five miles (8 km) east of where this three-route concurrency breaks up, SH-5 turns south in Walters, with the mainline being taken over by State Highway 53. SH-5 heads east again toward Temple, where it has a brief concurrency with State Highway 65, and then turns southeast to pass through Hastings before ending at US-70 in Waurika.


SH-5 has three lettered spur routes.

  • SH-5A connects SH-5 south of Walters to US-277/281 south of Cookietown.
  • SH-5B does not connect directly with SH-5. It runs from SH-5A south to US-70 at Taylor.
  • SH-5C runs from SH-5 at Tipton to US-183 in Manitou.

Junction list

Western section

HarmonGould0.000.00 US 62Western terminus
JacksonEldorado20.4232.86 SH-6Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Eastern section

Jackson0.00.0 US 283Western terminus
TillmanTipton11.518.5 SH-5CWestern terminus of SH-5C
Frederick25.941.7 US 183
34.255.0 SH-54Northern terminus of SH-54
45.172.6 SH-36Northern end of SH-36 concurrency
46.875.3 SH-36Southern end of SH-36 concurrency
Cotton60.296.9 US 277 / US 281Western end of US-277 / US-281 concurrency
62.6100.7 I-44 / H.E. Bailey TurnpikeI-44 exit 20
63.1101.5 US 277 / US 281Eastern end of US-277 / US-281 concurrency
Walters68.1109.6 SH-53Western terminus of SH-53
74.1119.3 SH-5AEastern terminus of SH-5A
Temple78.1125.7 SH-65Western end of SH-65 concurrency
78.6126.5 SH-65Eastern end of SH-65 concurrency
JeffersonWaurika98.2158.0 US 70Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Harmon County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Jackson County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Google (December 1, 2012). "Oklahoma State Highway 5" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 1, 2012.