US 271 in Oklahoma
According to watchtutorials, US 271 is a US Highway in the US state of Oklahoma. The road forms a north-south route that runs northeast from Hugo on the Oklahoma border to Fort Smith, just a few miles in Arkansas. The route is 261 kilometers long.
Near the town of Hugo, US 271 in Texas crosses the Red River from Paris from Paris and enters Oklahoma. The road runs through Hugo in 2×2 lanes and then turns west to become double -numbered for a bit with US 70, the main road from Durant to Idabel. One crosses here the Indian Nation Turnpike, leading from Hugo to McAlester and Tulsaruns. The road then turns north and later bends northeast to enter the Ouachita Mountains. The Ouachita Mountains consist of steep forested ridges. US 271 runs right through it, but the area is sparsely populated, with few cross roads and barely passing through large towns. One comes through Talihima, where the Talimena Scenic Drive begins over the hills to Arkansas. At Wister, one crosses US 270, which runs from McAlester toward Hot Springs in Arkansas. At Poteau, US 271 merges with US 59, which comes from DeQueen and Texarkana. Both roads are then double numbered for about 25 kilometers and have 2×2 lanes. At Spiro the road turns east, then heads to Fort Smith inArkansas. The road ends at US 71 just over the border in Arkansas.
According to Citypopulationreview, US 271 was created in 1926 and ran from Fort Smith via Page to Mena, Arkansas. US 271 has been running its current route through Oklahoma since 1930. It was not until about 1964-1965 that the last part of the road was paved south of Talihina.
US 277 in Oklahoma
US 277 is a US Highway in the US state of Oklahoma. The road forms a north-south route in the southwest of the state and is largely double-numbered with other road numbers. The road begins at the Texas border and runs through Lawton and Chickasha to I-44 in Newcastle. The route is 187 kilometers long.
At Randlett, US 277, double numbered with US 281 and I-44, crosses the Red River, also the border between Texas and Oklahoma. US 277 in Texas comes from Wichita Falls. At the first exit, US 277 and US 281 exit and then intersect US 70. Both roads then run parallel west or east of Interstate 44. Past the town of Lawton, US 277 and US 281 are again double-numbered with I-44. Just north of town, both roads branch off and I-44 continues as a toll road to Oklahoma City. Shortly after this junction, US 277 parallels I-44 to the northeast and US 62 and theUS 281 together heading north, towards Anadarko. The road runs through flat prairie land with a few shallow river valleys. After about 50 kilometers you reach the town of Chickasha. Here you cross the US 81 , and the US 62 also merges with the US 277. Both roads are then double-numbered for the rest of the route. US 277 then ends at the point where US 62 merges with Interstate 44.
US 277 was added to the network in 1930. The terminus was originally Oklahoma City but was shortened to Newcastle in 1966 due to the completion of I-44 further north. A little earlier, in 1964, I-44 was built parallel to US 277 to the Texas border.
The road is not very busy and generally handles between 500 and 5,000 vehicles per day, mainly toll avoidance ( shunpiking ) and local traffic. 15,000 vehicles drive in Chickasha because the road here is double numbered with several other roads.
US 281 in Oklahoma
US 281 is a US Highway in the US state of Oklahoma. The road forms a north-south route through the west of the state, running from the Texas border through Lawton, Anadarko, and Alva to the Kansas border. The route is double numbered with several other routes and is 410 kilometers long.
Near Randlett, US 281 along with US 277 double -numbered with Interstate 44 crosses the Red River, also the border between Texas and Oklahoma. US 281 in Texas comes from San Antonio. At the first exit, the two US Highways turn off and I-44 becomes a toll road. One then crosses US 70, after which both roads run north together, parallel to I-44. Passing the town of Lawton, both roads are again double-numbered with I-44 being toll-free here. Also the US 62from Altus then inserts, so that a quadruple numbering is created. North of Lawton, the three US Highways exit and I-44 continues as a toll road to Oklahoma City. Just a few miles after that, US 277 exits toward Chickasha, parallel to I-44, and US 62 and US 281 continue north together.
After about 55 kilometers you reach the town of Anadarko, where US 62 turns to the east and US 281 again forms its own unique route to the north. It then follows for about 60 kilometers over the prairies and agricultural areas before reaching Interstate 40. Shortly thereafter, they cross the Canadian River and a few miles further on, US 270 merges from Oklahoma City. Both roads are then double-numbered at the end. You pass over flat prairies and the road then turns northwest, via Watonga to Seiling, a village and also an important crossroads. Here you cross the US 60 and US 183. Here, US 270 turns towards Woodward, along with US 183 and US 281 forming an individual route through the prairies. After about 25 kilometers you cross the US 412. You then cross the Cimarron River and pass the Little Sahara State Park, a small sandy desert. The road then jumps a bit to the east and then reaches the town of Alva, where you cross the US 64. The road then continues to the Kansas border . US 281 in Kansas then continues to Pratt and Great Bend.
US 281 was added to the network in 1932, but was not yet passing through Oklahoma at the time. In 1938 the route was integrated in two parts and then passed through Oklahoma. The route of US 281 has not changed in Oklahoma since then.
The double numbering with US 277 is not very busy and mainly handles shunpikers and local traffic. The double numbering with I-44 through Lawton has 30,000 vehicles, but north of Anadarko the road is much quieter with between 800 and 2,000 vehicles per day. The double numbering with the US 270 has a maximum of 4,000 vehicles per day, and the section to Alva has approximately 1,400 vehicles. 770 vehicles cross the Kansas border every day.