State Highway 74
, usually abbreviated as SH-74
(or simply Highway 74
) is the numbering of two different highways maintained by the U.S.
state of Oklahoma
. These highways were once a single major north–south route, connecting Oklahoma City
to more rural parts of the state. The original road stretched from SH-7
near Tatums, Oklahoma
west of Deer Creek
Due to encroaching Interstate highways—especially Interstate 35
—the middle section of the route through Norman
, and Oklahoma City was decommissioned in 1979 for reasons of redundancy. However, some maps show SH-74 as concurrent
with I-35, I-240
, and I-44
, thus linking the two sections.
The north section of the route is 91.5 miles (84.65 km) long. This leads to a total length of 144.1 miles (231.9 km).
From the southern terminus at SH-7, the southern section of SH-74 goes due north to Elmore City
, where it intersects with SH-29
. After a couple of turns in the Elmore City area, the highway continues due north to Maysville
. Still continuing northward, the highway meets the southern terminus of State Highway 24
, and continues into Purcell
In Purcell, SH-74 overlaps US-77
. It finally splits off and begins heading west. From here, the... Read More