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OK 16 (Pre-2006)

OK 16 (2006-Present)

Highway History:
Back in 1953, OK 16 ran only from OK 48 (then OK 27) in Bristow to U.S. 75 in Beggs. The road between Shamrock and Bristow was OK 27, and the highway from Beggs to the current northern terminus of OK 16 was not a signed highway.

Highway Review:
OK 16 is an almost 100-mile long highway that connects OK 33 and 99 east of Drumright to OK 51 in Wagoner. After 19 miles of winding its way southward, then eastward at Shamrock, OK 16 meets OK 48 and OK 66 in Bristow. The three highways head underneath Interstate 44 with access available to the Turner Turnpike. After shedding OK 66, then OK 48, OK 16 goes another 22 miles before seeing another highway, OK 75A (or Alternate U.S. 75, depending on what sign you see or who you talk to!). OK 75A heads east with OK 16 for slightly more than 3 1/2 miles before OK 75A ends at U.S. 75. Twenty miles later OK 16 intersects U.S. 62/64/OK 72. U.S. 62 comes from the south, U.S. 64 comes from the north, and OK 72 heads straight through. Both U.S. 62 and U.S. 64 head east with OK 16 and share several miles of roadway leading to Muskogee. In Muskogee, OK 16 sheds U.S. 64 but gains U.S. 69 and heads north. A mile later OK 16 heads east with U.S. 62 and loses U.S. 69. After an intersection with Business U.S. 62, OK 16 finally heads off on its own. OK 16 is a north-south highway for its remaining 15 miles. OK 16 meets OK 251A in Okay (yes, there is an Okay, OK!) and OK 16 heads west for a bit before heading north once again. Eight miles after leaving Okay, OK, OK 16 finds its end at OK 51 in Wagoner.

Highway Information:
Distance: 99.2 miles
Counties traveled through: Creek, Okmulgee, Muskogee, Wagoner
Highway intersections: OK 33/99 (Mile 0.0), OK 48/66 (Mile 19.2), OK 66 (Mile 19.9), OK 48 (Mile 20.3), OK 75A (Mile 42.5), U.S. 75/OK 75A (Mile 46.1), OK 52 (Mile 54.6), U.S. 62/64 (Mile 66.5), OK 162 (Mile 71.5), U.S. 64/69/Bus. U.S. 62 (Mile 80.2), U.S. 69 (Mile 81.3), Bus. U.S. 62 (Mile 83.8), U.S. 62 (Mile 84.8), OK 251A (Mile 90.8), OK 51 (Mile 99.2)
Highway duplexes: OK 48 (Miles 19.2-20.3, 1.1 miles), OK 66 (Miles 19.2-19.9, 0.7 miles), OK 75A (Miles 42.5-46.1, 3.6 miles), U.S. 62 (Miles 66.5-84.8, 18.3 miles), U.S. 64 (Miles 66.5-80.2, 13.7 miles), U.S. 69 (Miles 80.2-81.3, 1.1 miles)


WESTERN TERMINUS
OK 33/99, Drumright

OK 16 West approaching OK 33/99 east of Drumright. There
is no end sign at this terminus. (Photo taken 1/4/03)
OK 33 East/OK 99 North at OK 99 North/OK 16 East. The
two state highways share the same intersection. This is the
eastern end of OK 99's almost four mile duplex with OK 33.
(Photo taken 1/4/03)

OTHER HIGHWAY PICTURES

OK 16 East at OK 52 South. OK 52 connects to U.S. 266 in
Grayson at its other end. (Photo taken 10/31/03)
U.S. 62/U.S. 64/OK 16 West at OK 72. OK 16 continues
straight ahead, U.S. 62 heads to the left, and U.S. 64 goes
to the right. (Photo taken 10/31/03)
OK 16/U.S. 62/U.S. 64 East assurance shields just east
of OK 72. The three highways share 14 miles of roadway.
(Photo taken 10/31/03)
U.S. 62/U.S. 64/OK 16 East at OK 162 North. OK 162
connects to Taft and the Jess Dunn Correctional Center.
(Photo taken 10/31/03)
OK 16 South at OK 251A East in Okay. OK 251A connects
OK 16 to OK 80 near the Fort Gibson Dam.  (Photo taken
10/31/03)

NORTHERN TERMINUS
OK 51, Wagoner

"END OK 16" and OK 51 signage as OK 16 North ends in
Wagoner. (Photo taken 10/31/03)
OK 51 East at OK 16 South in Wagoner. The next
intersection for OK 51 East is 14 miles ahead at OK 80 in
Hulbert. (Photo taken 10/31/03)