According to citypopulationreview.com, US 83 is a US Highway in the US state of Oklahoma. The road forms a north-south route through the western panhandle of the state and runs for 60 kilometers from the Texas border to the Kansas border.
South of Gray, US 83 in Texas enters the state from Shamrock and then runs north across the High Plains at about 850 meters. Gray is no more than a few houses, and just north of the hamlet it crosses US 412, the road from Guymon in the west to Woodward in the east. The road then continues to the flat north and crosses the River Beaver. You then reach the village of Turpin, the only place on the route that is more than a few houses. This is where US 64 crosses, which runs east from Guymon towards Enid. Shortly thereafter, the US 270in, which was double-numbered with US 64. US 83 and US 270 would then be double-numbered for the rest of the route in Oklahoma. One then reaches the border with Kansas at the town of Liberal. US 83 in Kansas then continues towards Garden City.
US 83 was created in 1926 but did not pass through Oklahoma at the time, it did so in 1931 when the route was extended south from Liberal into Texas. This is because US 83 south of Liberal did not exist in the late 1920s. This road was first constructed in 1930 as a dirt road. The road was not paved until about 1947.
The route is fairly quiet, with generally 2,700 to 3,200 vehicles per day, only the last part to the border with Kansas is a bit busier with 6,300 vehicles per day.
The Chickasaw Turnpike is a short turnpike or toll road in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It is not a highway but a super two. The toll road is 28 kilometers long. The road is located in central southern Oklahoma, just east of Interstate 35.
The Chickasaw Turnpike is not a highway but a grade -separated super two with one wide lane and one lane in each direction. The toll road begins west of Sulfur on OK-7 and then runs northeast as a bypass of Sulfur and Roff. North of Sulfur is a connection to US 177. The toll road ends after Roff on OK-1, which continues to the town of Ada.
The Chickasaw Turnpike was envisioned in the 1950s as a tangential link between I-35 at Davis and I-40 at Henryetta, a distance of approximately 150 kilometers. This route would pass through an area where good diagonal connections did not yet exist. It would also connect Tulsa more closely to I-35 to Texas. It also had to connect the regional city of Ada with the Interstate Highway system. There was an internal power struggle over the construction of the turnpike, demanding that the John Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City and the Creek Turnpike in Tulsawould not be constructed if the Chickasaw Turnpike were not constructed as well. These three turnpikes were then approved in 1987. Oklahoma Governor Henry Bellmon opposed the construction of the Chickasaw Turnpike, fearing it would be unprofitable, and had the road shortened and constructed with only 2×1 lanes. The toll road was then opened to traffic on 1 September 1991. In 1994 there were plans to widen the toll road to 2×2 lanes and extend it to Henryetta, but this was ultimately not implemented. The Chickasaw Turnpike has never been a success, and is mostly paid for with surpluses from the Turner Turnpike and the Will Rogers Turnpike.
In 2011, the southernmost section between State Route 7 and US 177 around Sulfur was renumbered to State Route Spur 7.
The Chickasaw Turnpike is a toll road, operated by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Tolls can be paid with the Pikepass. As everywhere in Oklahoma, tolls are very low and the Chickasaw Turnpike is one of the cheapest toll roads in the United States.
3,000 vehicles use the Chickasaw Turnpike daily. It is the least used toll road in Oklahoma.
The Cimarron Turnpike is a turnpike in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The toll road is also numbered US 412. The highway connects the metropolitan area of Tulsa with Interstate 35, as well as the regional city of Enid, which is a little further west. The highway is 95 kilometers long, with a seven-mile branch to Stillwater.
A toll gate of the Cimarron Turnpike.
The highway begins north of Perry at an interchange with Interstate 35. To the west is the city of Enid, about 50 kilometers away. One almost immediately crosses US 77, which runs from Oklahoma City toward Kansas. One comes here across the vast countryside of the state, passing not far from Sooner Lake, one of Oklahoma’s many lakes. It crosses US 177, which runs from Stillwater to Ponca City, and then the Cimarron Turnpike curves south. A little further one crosses the US 64, and shortly afterwards there is a branch to the city of Stillwater, the Stillwater Connection. From here the Turnpike runs almost straight to the east. At Westport, US 64 merges, crossing the large Keystone Lake. Just before crossing that bridge, the toll road section ends and the road continues as toll-free US 64 to Tulsa.
The Cimarron Turnpike was opened to traffic on May 16, 1975. US 412 has been running on the turnpike since 1988. This is remarkable, because US Highways are rarely routed over toll roads.
The Cimarron Turnpike is a toll road, operated by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Like all toll roads in Oklahoma, toll rates are very low.
Every day, 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles run between I-35 and the Stillwater fork and 6,500 to 10,000 vehicles to US 64 west of Tulsa.