U.S. Route 77 in Oklahoma

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U.S. Highway 77

US 77 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length267.21 mi[1] (430.03 km)
Major junctions
South end I-35 / US 77 at the Texas state line
Major intersections
North end US-77 at the Kansas state line
CountryUnited States
CountiesLove, Carter, Murray, Garvin, McClain, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Logan, Noble, Kay
Highway system
  • Oklahoma State Highway System
SH-76 SH-77H

U.S. Highway 77 (US-77) in Oklahoma is a 267.21-mile-long (430.03 km) U.S. Highway in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It travels from south to north, paralleling Interstate 35 (I-35), connecting Texas to Kansas through the central part of the state. It travels through many major cities, including Ardmore, Oklahoma City and its suburbs, Guthrie, and Ponca City. It has four lettered spur routes.

US-77 was the first highway in Oklahoma to be paved entirely across the state from state line to state line. It has been a paved roadway since 1930.

Route description

US-77 enters the state along with I-35 but splits off at the first exit in Oklahoma. Four miles later, it passes through Thackerville. It junctions with State Highway 32 on the west side of Marietta.

North of Marietta, US-77 passes to the west of Lake Murray and its state park. It then enters Carter County and Ardmore, where it is named Commerce Street through the city limits over a four-lane divided thoroughfare that includes frontage roads on each side from just south of SH-199 (West Broadway) to NW 12th Street much like a freeway or expressway, though all intersections on Commerce are at-grade.

US 77 in Ardmore, north of SH-199

North of Ardmore, US-77 continues as a four-lane divided highway to Springer. It crosses State Highway 53 south of Springer. North of Springer, US-77 reverts to a two-lane highway and enters the Arbuckle Mountains, providing access to Turner Falls and having some hairpin curves over a section of roadway paved and constructed in the 1920s using prison labor from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. It then passes through Davis (where it has a brief concurrency with State Highway 7. North of Davis, it passes through unincorporated Joy and passes through Wynnewood, where it carries State Highway 29. It then passes through Pauls Valley, Paoli, and Wayne. Next, it enters Purcell, where it concurs with State Highway 39 and 74.

US-77 and SH-39 split off SH-74 to head eastbound along Washington St. in downtown Purcell. Together, they cross the James C. Nance Memorial Bridge into Lexington, where SH-39 splits off. It then heads through Slaughterville and Noble before entering Norman.

A major reconstruction on US-77 through Norman completed in April 2009 has realigned US-77 to 12th Avenue East from SH-9 to Tecumseh Road, then west along Tecumseh Road to Flood Avenue, and finally north along Flood Avenue until it merges onto Northbound Interstate-35, the interchange of US-77 and Interstate-35 was modernized and upgraded as part of the widening to six lanes of Interstate-35 to Norman. It formerly ran through downtown Norman along Classen Boulevard, Porter Avenue then west along Robinson Street to Flood Avenue. The north–south section of the new alignment along 12th Avenue was previously flagged as SH-77H.[2]

US 77 north, concurrent with I-235, in Oklahoma City

I-35 and US-77 remain together until the Fort Smith Junction in downtown Oklahoma City, where it transfers onto Interstate 235. At Interstate 44, I-235 ends, but US-77 continues northbound as a freeway, called the Broadway Extension. The Broadway Extension is a major freeway linking the downtown area to Edmond. In Edmond, it heads east to meet I-35, which it joins again until Guthrie, where it splits off.

In Guthrie, US-77 meets State Highway 33. It continues northbound to serve as the eastern terminus of State Highway 164 and turns eastward toward Perry. After passing the north end of State Highway 86, it turns back northward and has a half-interchange with the Cimarron Turnpike. It then carries State Highway 15 for four miles (6.4 km). At Tonkawa, it begins a wrong-way concurrency with U.S. Highway 177 and U.S. Highway 60. It splits off to the north to head through Ponca City and Newkirk, before crossing over the Kansas line towards Arkansas City, Kansas.


US 77 in Norman, along 12th Avenue, which was previously part of OK-77H

US-77 has followed Commerce entirely through the Ardmore city limits since 1950 when that thoroughfare was built in its current form as an early bypass along what was then Ardmore's west side to provide a straighter route for through traffic and relieve downtown traffic congestion, replacing the original US-77 route in Ardmore which followed Broadway east from Commerce to "E" Street, north on "E" Street to 12th and west on 12th back to Commerce before proceeding north on Commerce out of the city.

Beginning in the mid-1990s, a massive Capital Improvement Project program was started to widen and reconstruct US-77 between Edmond on the Broadway Extension and the North 36th Street exit on I-235. The project included widening to six or eight lanes, reconfiguring several interchanges, and installing a new BNSF Railway bridge over I-235.[3]

The interchange with I-44/SH-66 was reconstructed from a cloverleaf interchange to a four-level interchange that eliminated two cloverleaf ramps. The other two cloverleafs were widened and reconstructed and two new flyover ramps were added. The four-level interchange is the first of its kind in Oklahoma. The $105 million project lasted three years and was opened on March 3, 2022.[4] An additional $16 million is being provided to reconstruct the I-44 to US-77 ramp and provide a direct connection to North Lincoln Boulevard. The project is expected to be started in 2023.[3]



State Highway 153

Length0.50 mi[5] (800 m)

State Highway 153 (abbreviated SH-153) is a short state highway in Love County, Oklahoma. At 0.50 miles (0.80 km),[5] it is the shortest non-suffixed state highway in Oklahoma. SH-153 connects U.S. Highway 77 in Thackerville, Oklahoma to Interstate 35 at mile marker 5. It has no lettered spur routes.

Browse numbered routes
SH-152SH-153 SH-156


State Highway 77C

Length0.47 mi[6] (760 m)

State Highway 77C is an unsigned route through Purcell. It heads east on Main Street, then turns north onto Canadian Avenue. That is the road the eastern terminus of the highway is on, which is at US-77/SH-39.


State Highway 77D

LocationMurray County
Length10.30 mi[7] (16.58 km)

State Highway 77D is a Y-shaped spur route through the Turner Falls area. The main branch of SH-77D begins at US-77 south of Davis, north of I-35. It crosses under I-35 twice before ending at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. It also provides access to Price Falls.[8]


State Highway 77H

LocationNormanOklahoma City
Length9.07 mi[9][10] (14.60 km)

State Highway 77H begins at Tecumseh Road and follows 12th Avenue N.E. through Norman, then turns into Sooner Road in Moore. The highway ends at I-240 in Oklahoma City.


State Highway 77S

LocationLake Murray State Park and vicinity
Length30.04 mi[5][11] (48.34 km)

State Highway 77S lies in Love County and Carter County, serving Lake Murray. The main segment of the highway begins in Love County at SH-32, east of Marietta. It runs north towards Lake Murray then traverses the western shore of the lake. After entering Carter County, it intersects US-70 before reaching its northern terminus in Ardmore.

The highway has two spurs, each one also signed as SH-77S. The eastern spur begins at Love County, near the south shores of Lake Murray. It hugs the eastern shore of the lake while heading north, entering Carter County and reaching its northern terminus at US-70.

The western spur (Lodge Road) runs mostly along the Love–Carter county line, connecting the main SH-77S to I-35 at exit 24, serving as the main entrance to Lake Murray State Park.

Main route

Love0.000.00 SH-32 – Durant, MariettaSouthern terminus
Lake Murray SP7.111.4 SH-77S (eastern spur) northSouthern terminus of eastern spur
Carter10.817.4 SH-77S (western spur) west (Lodge Road)Eastern terminus of western spur
15.925.6 US 70 – Madill
Ardmore17.628.310th Avenue SENorthern terminus; road continues as Lake Murray Drive
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Eastern spur

The entire route is in Lake Murray State Park.

Love0.000.00 SH-77S – Lodge, MariettaSouthern terminus; road continues north as SH-77S (main)
Carter9.915.9 US 70 – MadillNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Western spur

county line
0.000.00 I-35 – Dallas, Oklahoma CityWestern terminus; I-35 exit 24; road continues briefly as County Line Road
0.40.64 US 77 – Ardmore, Marietta
Lake Murray SP2.64.2Serves Lake Murray State Park Airport
Carter2.84.5 SH-77SEastern terminus; road continues as Lodge Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Junction list

LoveRed River0.000.00

I-35 south / US 77 south – Dallas, Fort Worth
Continuation into Texas
I-35 north
Northern end of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 1
Thackerville5.38.5 SH-153Western terminus of SH-153
SH-32 east (Main Street)
Southern end of SH-32 concurrency
SH-32 west (Memorial Drive)
Northern end of SH-32 concurrency
county line
SH-77S (western spur) – Lake Murray
CarterArdmore29.848.0 US 70
32.251.8 SH-199 (Broadway Street)
34.255.0 SH-142 (Veterans Boulevard)
Springer41.166.1 SH-53
Murray48.077.2 I-35 – Dallas, Oklahoma CityI-35 exit 47

To SH-77D south / Old Highway 77D
Former SH-77D south
52.484.3 I-35 – Oklahoma City, DallasI-35 exit 51

SH-77D south
Northern terminus of SH-77D
SH-7 west (Main Street west)
Southern end of SH-7 concurrency
SH-7 east (Main Street east)
Northern end of SH-7 concurrency
county line
65.5105.4 SH-17AEastern terminus of SH-17A
SH-29 east (Kerr Boulevard)
Southern end of SH-29 concurrency
SH-29 west
Northern end of SH-29 concurrency
Pauls Valley75.5121.5
SH-19 east (Grant Avenue east)
Southern end of SH-19 concurrency
SH-19 west (Grant Avenue west)
Northern end of SH-19 concurrency
Paoli83.0133.6 SH-145Eastern terminus of SH-145
McClainWayne90.0144.8 SH-59
SH-74 south
Southern end of SH-74 concurrency
SH-39 west (Wyatt Road)
Southern end of SH-39 concurrency

SH-74 north (Green Avenue north)
Northern end of SH-74 concurrency
SH-39 east (Broadway Street)
Northern end of SH-39 concurrency
Norman113.0181.9 SH-9Parclo interchange
113.8183.1 SH-77H (12th Avenue NE)Southern terminus of SH-77H
I-35 south
Southbound exit northbound left entrance; southern end of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 113
See I-35 (exits 114-125B)
OklahomaOklahoma City134.1215.81A I-235 (Centennial Expressway) begins

I-35 north / I-40 / US 62 east (US 270 east) – Wichita, Ft. Smith
Exit number follows I-235; no exit number northbound; left exit and entrance southbound; northern end of I-35/US-62 concurrency; southern end of I-235 concurrency
See I-235
139.0223.74 I-44 (SH-66) / Santa Fe Avenue / N. 50th Street – Lawton, Tulsa
I-235 (Centennial Expressway) ends
Northern end of I-235 concurrency; exits unnumbered southbound; I-44 west exit 127, east exits 127A-B; northbound exit and southbound entrance
N. 63rd Street
Wilshire Boulevard – Nichols Hills
Britton Road
Hefner Road – Lake Hefner
NE 122nd Street
143.9231.6 Kilpatrick Turnpike
Memorial Road / Kelly AvenueNorth end of freeway
I-35 south (SH-66 west) – Oklahoma City, Downtown

SH-66 east (2nd Street east) – Tulsa
Southern end of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 141
142Danforth RoadNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; exit numbers follow I-35
143Covell Road
146Waterloo Road
Logan151Seward Road
I-35 north – Wichita
Cleo Bradshaw Interchange; northern end of I-35 concurrency; I-35 exit 153
SH-74CEastern terminus of SH-74C
SH-51 east
Southern end of SH-51 concurrency
SH-51 west
Northern end of SH-51 concurrency
Noble197.3317.5 SH-164Eastern terminus of SH-164
Perry199.6321.2 I-35 – Guthrie, TonkawaI-35 exit 185
202.3325.6 SH-86Northern terminus of SH-86
US 64 west (Fir Street west)
Western end of US-64 concurrency
US 64 east (Fir Street east)
Eastern end of US-64 concurrency
US 412 / Cimarron Turnpike east – Tulsa
No access to US-412/Cimarron Tpk. west; Cimarron Tpk. exit 2
SH-15 east
Southern end of SH-15 concurrency
SH-15 west (Acre Road)
Northern end of SH-15 concurrency
220.8355.3 SH-156Southern terminus of SH-156

US 60 Bus. east (North Avenue)
Southern end of US-60 Bus. concurrency

US 60 Bus. ends / US 60 west
Interchange; western terminus of US-60 Bus.; western end of US-60 concurrency

US 177 north / US 60 Bus. east
Interchange; US-60 Bus. not signed eastbound; western end of US-177 concurrency; eastern terminus of US-60 Bus.
SH-156 south – Marland
Interchange; northern terminus of SH-156

US 60 Bus. east
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; western terminus of US-60 Bus.
Ponca City245.3394.8

US 60 east (Harding Road east) / US 177 south (14th Street) / US 60 Bus. begin
Eastern end of US-60/US-177 concurrency; southern end of US-60 Bus. concurrency; eastern terminus of US-60 Bus.

US 60 Bus. west (South Avenue)
Northern end of US-60 Bus. concurrency
SH-11 east (Coleman Road)
Southern end of SH-11 concurrency
SH-11 west
Northern end of SH-11 concurrency
Oklahoma–Kansas line267.21430.03
US-77 north – Arkansas City
Continuation into Kansas
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

==See also==* List of U.S. Highways in Oklahoma


  1. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation. "State Highway System: Log of U.S. Highway 77" (PDF). Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Blakely, Tom
  3. ^ a b "Motorists now 'On Broadway' after I-235/I-44 opening celebration". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved 14 March 2023."OFF Broadway and I-235". Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved 14 March 2023."I-235 Broadway Extension Corridor Widening and I-44 Interchange". Haskell Company. Retrieved 14 March 2023."Oklahoma opens four-level I-235/I-44 interchange". Equipment World. 10 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  4. ^ Ogle, Abigail (4 March 2022). "Oklahoma opens state's first four-level highway". KOCO. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  5. ^ a b c Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Love County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
  6. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: McClain County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Murray County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Oklahoma Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200,000. DeLorme. 2006.
  9. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Cleveland County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Oklahoma County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  11. ^ Oklahoma Department of Transportation (n.d.). Control Section Maps: Carter County (PDF) (Map) (2010–2011 ed.). Scale not given. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  12. ^ "Overview of SH-77S (main)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Overview of SH-77S (eastern spur)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Overview of SH-77S (western spur)". Google Maps. Google, Inc. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Stuve, Eric. U.S. 77. OKHighways. URL accessed 9 March 2007.

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