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Interstate 40
Exit Guide
(Miles 133-172)

Exit 136

OK 92
Yukon
Mustang

Exit 137

Cornwell Dr.
Czech Hall Rd.

Exit 138

OK 4
Yukon
Mustang
Mustang Rd.

Exit 139

Kilpatrick Turnpike

Exit 140

Morgan Rd.

Exit 142

Council Rd.

Exit 143

Rockwell Ave.

Exit 144

MacArthur Blvd.

Exit 145

Meridian Ave.

Exit 146
(EB Only)

Portland Ave.

Exit 147A

Interstate 44 West
OK 3 East
Lawton
Dallas

Exit 147B

Interstate 44 East
OK 3 West
Tulsa
Wichita

Exit 147C
(WB Only)

May Ave.
Fair Park

Exit 148A

Agnew Ave.
Villa Ave.

Exit 148B
(EB Only)

Penn Ave.

Exit 148C
(WB Only)

Virginia Ave.

Exit 149A

Western Ave.
Reno Ave.

Exit 149B
(WB Only)

Classen Blvd.

Exit 150A
(EB Only)

Walker Ave.

Exit 150B
(EB Only)

Harvey Ave.

Exit 150C
(WB Only)

Downtown
Robinson Ave.

Exit 151A
(EB Only)

Lincoln Blvd.

Exit 151B (EB)

Interstate 35 South
Dallas

Exit 151C (EB)
Exit 126 (WB)

Interstate 235 North
Oklahoma Health Center
State Capitol
Edmond

Exit 127
(EB Only)
(I-40 MM 152)

Eastern Ave.
M.L. King Ave.

Exit 153
(WB Only)

Interstate 35 North
U.S. 62 East
Wichita

Exit 154

Reno Ave.
Scott St.

Exit 155A

Sunny Lane Rd.
Del City

Exit 155B

S.E. 15th St.
Del City
Midwest City

Exit 156A

Sooner Rd.

Exit 156B

Hudiburg Dr.

Exit 157A
(EB Only)

S.E. 29th St.
Midwest City

Exit 157B

Air Depot Blvd.
Tinker Gate

Exit 157C

Eaker Gate

Exit 159A

Hruskocy Gate

Exit 159B

Douglas Blvd.
Lancer Gate
Liberator Gate
Marauder Gate

Exit 162

Anderson Rd.

Exit 165
(WB Only)

Interstate 240 West
OK 3 West
Lawton
Dallas

Exit 166

Choctaw Rd.

Exit 169

Peebly Rd.

Exit 172

Harrah-Newalla Rd.


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Interstate 40 (Miles 133-172)

(Miles 133-172)

Highway Review:
Interstate 40 enters Yukon around mile marker 136. Yukon, the birthplace of country music star Garth Brooks, marks the beginning of the Oklahoma City metro area. Yukon is served by three exits; Exit 136 (OK 92), Exit 137 (Cornwell Dr./Czech Hall Rd.), and Exit 138 (OK 4).

Just after the OK 4 exit is the Kilpatrick Turnpike. The toll road connects Interstate 40 to Interstate 35 and Interstate 44 in northeast Oklahoma City. After the Kilpatrick Turnpike, the highway enters west Oklahoma City, with exits for Morgan Rd. (Exit 140), Council Rd. (Exit 142), Rockwell Ave. (Exit 143), MacArthur Blvd. (Exit 144), and Meridian Ave. (Exit 145). After a half-interchange at Portland Ave. (Exit 146), Interstate 40 meets Interstate 44.

Now we get closer to one of the most fun parts of Interstate 40 to drive on in the country. Between Interstate 44 and Interstate 35, the highway travels parallel to Reno Ave., which marks the north-south boundary in Oklahoma City. (Going north from Reno is N.W. 1st, and so on,, going south from Reno is S.W. 1st and so on) After the Western Ave. exit (Exit 149A), Interstate 40 enters the crumbling Crosstown Bridge. The bridge is about two miles long and its traffic counts are way over what it was built for 40 years ago! The bridge features narrow shoulders and short acceleration and deceleration lanes, but then again, what else is new; this is Oklahoma! But the Crosstown is scheduled to be replaced by 2010 with a new street-level alignment, which will run along approximately S.W. 7th St., which is seven blocks to the south of its current alignment along Reno. If the Bricktown entertainment district is your destination, use Exit 151A (Lincoln Blvd.) if going east and use Exit 150C (Robinson Ave.) if going west. Better yet, you could take Interstate 235 North from Interstate 40 West and go to its Exit 1C (Sheridan Ave.), and the off-ramp puts you at the eastern end of Bricktown.

After leaving the Crosstown, Interstate 40 intersects Interstate 35 and Interstate 235 at Exits 151B-C. Interstate 35 traffic goes down to one lane in each direction here, but Interstate 40 retains three lanes on eastbound and two lanes on westbound for through traffic. Just east of that interchange, the interstate widens to ten lanes (five in each direction) as Interstate 35 duplexes for a mile. After Interstate 35 splits from Interstate 40, the interstate enters the Mid-Del area. Del City and Midwest City are accessed from several exits: Exit 155A (Sunnylane Rd.), Exit 155B (S.E. 15th St.), Exit 156A (Sooner Rd.), Exit 156B (Hudiburg Dr., which accesses more car dealerships than anything else), Exit 157A (S.E. 29th St.), Exit 157B (Air Depot Blvd.), and Exit 159B (Douglas Blvd.). In eastern Midwest City, the interstate is squeezed between S.E. 29th St. to the north and TInker Air Force Base to the south. From Air Depot to Douglas, the interstate is a bit narrow with several curves to keep your attention.

After the Douglas Blvd. exit, the speed limit increases to 70 as Interstate 40 leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Interstate 240 traffic merges onto Interstate 40 East around mile marker 165 (there is access from Interstate 240 West from Interstate 40 West, but not from Interstate 40 East). Three more interchanges provide access to rural areas in southeast Oklahoma City: Exit 166 (Choctaw Rd.), Exit 169 (Peebly Rd.), and Exit 172 (Harrah-Newalla Rd.) After that, the highway enters Pottawatomie County, and the old button copy signs seen on the interstate since El Reno go bye-bye, as all of the signs from here to Arkansas have been replaced with reflective signs in the past few years. The signs between Exit 176 and Exit 237 in Henryetta are the newest as they were replaced in the summer of 2003.

PICTURES

SPEED LIMIT 70
Interstate 40 East at Exit 136 - OK 92 -
Yukon/Mustang. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 136 - OK 92 -
Yukon/Mustang. (Photo taken 11/13/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 137 - Cornwell
Dr./Czech Hall Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 137 - Cornwell
Dr./Czech Hall Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 138 - OK 4/
Mustang Rd./Yukon/Mustang. (Photo
taken 11/13/02)
Interstate 40 West c/d lane at Exit
138
- OK 4 - Yukon/Mustang. The ramp
is part of the c/d lane that also accesses
the Kilpatrick Turnpike. (Photo taken
6/23/03)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 139 -
Kilpatrick Turnpike. (Photo taken
9/11/02)

Interstate 40 West at Exits 138-139 -
OK 4 - Yukon/Mustang/Kilpatrick
Turnpike. The exit tab was added to
the sign in early 2003. (Top photo taken
9/11/02, bottom photo taken 6/23/03)
SPEED LIMIT 65 (EB)
SPEED LIMIT 70 (WB)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 140 -
Morgan Rd. Several truck stops are
located at this exit. The interchange has
been the site of many semi rollovers
because of the tight cloverleaf ramps.
(Photo taken 11/13/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 140 -
Morgan Rd. (Photo taken 11/13/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 142 - Council
Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 142 - Council
Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 143 - Rockwell
Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 143 - Rockwell
Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 144 -
MacArthur Blvd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 144 -
MacArthur Blvd. When these signs were
put up, OK 3 ran along MacArthur. Now,
OK 3 runs along Interstate 44 and
Interstate 240 throughout most of
Oklahoma City. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 145 - Meridian
Ave. Will Rogers World Airport is five
miles due south from this exit. (Photo
taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 145 - Meridian
Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
SPEED LIMIT 60 (EB)
SPEED LIMIT 65 (WB)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 146 - Portland
Ave. Interstate 44 is just ahead. (Photo
taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 147A -
Interstate 44 West/OK 3 East - Lawton/
Dallas. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 147A -
Interstate 44 West/OK 3 East - Lawton.
(Photo taken 2/13/04)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 147B -
Interstate 44 East/OK 3 West - Tulsa.
(Photo taken 11/13/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 147B -
Interstate 44 East/OK 3 West - Tulsa.
(Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 147C - May
Ave./Fair Park. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 148A -
Agnew Ave./Villa Ave. (Photo taken
9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 148A -
Agnew Ave./Villa Ave. (Photo taken
9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 148B -
Penn Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 148C -
Virginia Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 149A -
Western Ave./Reno Ave. The Crosstown
Bridge is just ahead. (Photo taken
9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 149A -
Western Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 149B -
Classen Blvd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 150A -
Walker Ave. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 150B -
Harvey Ave. The Ford Center, Oklahoma
City's year-old arena, is just to the left.
(Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 150C -
Downtown/Robinson Ave. (Photo taken
9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 151A -
Lincoln Blvd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 151B -
Interstate 35 South - Dallas. (Photo
taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 151C -
Interstate 235 North - Edmond. (Photo
taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 35 South/Interstate 40 West
at Exit 126 - Interstate 235 North -
Okla. Health Center/State Capitol/
Edmond. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 35 exit numbering prevails
during the duplex of these two major
interstates. Here is Interstate 35 North/
Interstate 40 East at Exit 127 - Eastern
Ave./M.L. King Ave. (Photo taken
8/24/02)
Interstate 35 North/Interstate 40 East
at their split just east of Exit 127.
(Photo taken 8/24/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 153 -
Interstate 35 North/U.S. 62 East -
Wichita. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 154 - Reno
Ave./Scott St. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 154 - Reno
Ave./Scott St. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 155A -
Sunny Lane Rd./Del City. (Photo taken
9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 155A -
Sunny Lane Rd./Del City. (Photo taken
9/11/02)
SPEED LIMIT 65 (EB)
SPEED LIMIT 60 (WB)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 156A -
Sooner Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 156A -
Sooner Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 156B - S.E.
15th St./Del City/Midwest City. (Photo
taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 156B -
Hudiburg Dr. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 157A - S.E.
29th St./Midwest City. (Photo taken
9/26/03)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 157B - Air
Depot Blvd./Tinker Gate. (Photo taken
9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 157B - Air
Depot Blvd./Tinker Gate. (Photo taken
11/13/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 157C - Eaker
Gate. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 157C -
Eaker Gate. There are no other signs
at the actual exit. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 159A -
Hruskocy Gate. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 159A -
Hruskocy Gate. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 159B -
Douglas Blvd./Lancer Gate/Liberator
Gate/Marauder Gate. (Photo taken
9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 159B -
Douglas Blvd./Lancer Gate/Liberator
Gate/Marauder Gate. (Photo taken
9/11/02)
SPEED LIMIT 70 (EB)
SPEED LIMIT 65 (WB)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 162 - Anderson
Rd. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 162 -
Anderson Rd. (Photo taken 9/11/02)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 165 - Interstate
240 West - Lawton/Dallas. (Photo taken
12/21/03)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 166 - Choctaw
Rd. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 166 - Choctaw
Rd. Interstate 240 is one mile ahead.
(Photo taken 12/21/03)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 169 - Peebly
Rd. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 169 - Peebly
Rd. (Photo taken 12/21/03)
Interstate 40 East at Exit 172 - Harrah-
Newalla Rd. (Photo taken 9/26/03)
Interstate 40 West at Exit 172 - Harrah-
Newalla Rd. (Photo taken 12/21/03)