Oklahoma State Highway 72

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State Highway 72

Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length32.9 mi (52.9 km)
Major junctions
South end US 266 west of Checotah
Major intersections
North end SH-51 in Coweta
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-71 SH-73

State Highway 72 (abbreviated SH-72 or OK-72) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It runs from north to south through the east-central part of the state, with a length of almost 33 miles (53 km). It does not have any lettered spur routes.

Route description

SH-72 begins at U.S. Highway 266 west of Checotah[1] and heads north, passing through Council Hill after 4 miles (6.4 km).[2] Two miles south of Boynton, it meets US-62, with which it starts a duplex. Past Boynton, the concurrent routes have a junction with US-64 and SH-16; here, US-62 splits off of SH-72 and US-64 joins it.

Near Haskell, US-64 splits off SH-72, headed towards Tulsa. SH-72 continues northward to cross the Arkansas River, to Coweta.[3]


The clearance below the railroad underpass in downtown Coweta near the junction with SH-51 was previously only 13 ft (4.0 m). Between February 2009 and April 2010, the crossing was rehabilitated and expanded, with the clearance increased to 17 ft 1 in (5.21 m).[4]

Junction list

McIntosh0.00.0US 266.svg US-266Southern terminus
Muskogee7.712.4US 62.svg US-62
Jamesville16.827.0US 62.svg US-62
16.827.0US 64.svg US-64
16.827.0Oklahoma State Highway 16.svg SH-16
Haskell22.736.5Oklahoma State Highway 104.svg SH-104
23.137.2US 64.svg US-64
WagonerCoweta32.151.7Oklahoma State Highway 51B.svg SH-51B
32.952.9Oklahoma State Highway 51.svg SH-51Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Control Section Maps (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. March 2018. § 46: McIntosh County. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  2. ^ Control Section Maps (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. March 2018. § 51: Muskogee County. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  3. ^ Control Section Maps (PDF) (Map). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. March 2018. § 73: Wagoner County. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Howell, Chris (April 19, 2010). "Highway 72 Underpass Opening to Help with Traffic, Safety and Growth in Coweta". Newson6.com. Retrieved October 21, 2022.

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