Interstate 444 marker
Interstate 444
Inner Dispersal Loop
I-444 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-44
Maintained by ODOT
Length2.51 mi[1] (4.04 km)
Existedearly 1970s[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end I-244 / US 64 / US 75 / SH-51 in Tulsa
East end I-244 / US 75 / US 412 in Tulsa
Location
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountiesTulsa
Highway system
  • Oklahoma State Highway System
US 412 SH-1

Interstate 444 (I-444) is an unsigned auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System, with both ends at I-244 in downtown Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma. It makes up the eastern and southern sections on the square-shaped Inner Dispersal Loop.

It is signed as U.S Highway 75 (US-75), with the first half of the highway also being signed as US-64 and State Highway 51 (SH-51).

History

I-244 and I-444 initially used exit numbers in the 90s range, based on the milemarkers for I-44 in the Tulsa area and where they diverged. I-444 had four exits that were numbered 94A–94D until the highway designation became unsigned in 1995.[2] The exit numbers were removed, leaving only the letter suffixes before later becoming unmarked.[2][3]

Exit list

Exit numbers and mileposts no longer exist (see History section above for explanation of exit numbers). The entire route is in Tulsa, Tulsa County.

mikmOld exitNew exitDestinationsNotes
0.000.0094A I-244 west / US 75 south (Red Fork Expressway) – Okmulgee, Oklahoma CityWestern terminus; I-244 exit 4B; western end of US-75 concurrency
94B I-244 east / US 64 / SH-51 (Red Fork Expressway) – Sand Springs, JoplinWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; Western end of US-64/SH-51 concurrency
94C11th Street / Houston AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
94D13th Street / Denver Avenue / Cheyenne Avenue
95 US 64 / SH-51 east (Broken Arrow Expressway) – Broken ArrowEastern end of US-64/SH-51 concurrency
96A7th Street – Downtown
2.514.0496B I-244 / US 412 east (Crosstown Expressway) – JoplinEastbound exit and westbound entrance
96C I-244 / US 412 west (Crosstown Expressway) / US 75 north (Cherokee Expressway) – Oklahoma City, BartlesvilleEastern terminus; old exit number was for I-244/US 412; I-244 exit 6B; eastern end of US-75 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Gammill, Don (November 23, 2009). "Despite lack of signage, I-444 exists in Tulsa". The Oklahoman. p. A8. Retrieved April 14, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tulok.net". Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2013.

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