Past Pictures of the Week:
Spring Training 2004
Past Pictures of the Week
Week of June 23-29, 2003:
Interstate 44 East at Exits 120A-B - Interstate 40 - Amarillo/Ft. Smith. This week I drove the Deserts & Mountains Trip, and the trip began with a journey westbound on Interstate 40. Amarillo is about 250 miles west of this interchange.
Week of June 16-22, 2003:
Interstate 40/U.S. 270 West at unmarked Exit 138 - OK 4 - Yukon/Mustang, and unmarked Exit 139 - Kilpatrick Turnpike East. The turnpike bypasses Oklahoma City to its north and west. OK 4 connects Interstate 44 south of Tuttle to Mustang, Yukon, and Piedmont, which are all suburbs of the city.
Week of June 9-15, 2003:
Interstate 35 South/Interstate 44 West at Exit 133 - Interstate 44 West - Lawton/Amarillo. This is the southern end of the interstates' five-mile duplex in northeast Oklahoma City. Interstate 44 does not reach Amarillo, of course, but does connect to Interstate 40 which does go to the Texas panhandle's largest city.
Week of June 2-8, 2003:
Interstate 44/Creek Turnpike West at Exit 34 - Interstate 44/U.S. 412/OK 66 West - Tulsa. The Creek Turnpike's exit numbering is used here, despite the fact that Interstate 44 is also routed on the turnpike for two miles. Downtown Tulsa is about seven miles to the west.
Week of May 26-June 1, 2003:
Interstate 44 West at Exit 234A - U.S. 169 - Broken Arrow/Owasso. U.S. 169 was recently widened to six lanes in the Tulsa area up to Interstate 244, which is located a couple miles north of Interstate 44 at this point.
Week of May 19-25, 2003:
Interstate 35 North at Exit 42 - Interstate 135/Interstate 235/U.S. 81 - Wichita/Salina, near Wichita, Kansas. This particular week, I drove the Fields Trip, which took me past this same part of the country on the first day of the trip, and also took me to Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri, along the trip's 2,763 miles.
Week of May 12-18, 2003:
My 1994 1/2 Nissan Sentra on March 12, 2003. The car got severely damaged during the May 8, 2003 tornado that tore through Moore while I was at work at Wendy's. Even though the car is still driveable, the damage was substantial enough to total the car. The official vehicle of OKRoads.com has become a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4-door. To see more pictures of the Nissan, click here. To see pictures of the new ride of OKRoads.com, click here.
Week of May 5-11, 2003:
Interstate 244 West at Exit 12B - OK 11 West - Tulsa Int'l Airport in Tulsa. This interchange serves as the eastern terminus of OK 11. The Gilcrease Expressway (as OK 11 is also called in Tulsa) spans from U.S. 75 to Interstate 244, with an extension west to the L.L. Tisdale Parkway under construction.
Week of April 28-May 4, 2003:
Hidden Interstate 444 East (U.S. 64/OK 51 East/U.S. 75 North) at U.S. 75 North - Bartlesville exit. The hidden interstate designation continues north on U.S. 75 for another mile.
Week of April 21-27, 2003:
Interstate 235 North at unmarked Exit 4B - Interstate 44 East. This gantry is from the days when the northern half of today's Interstate 235 was the U.S. 77 freeway. The Interstate 44 West loop ramp is in 1/3 mile. The interchange is slated for a much-needed reconstruction in the next decade. The interchange is also the northern terminus of Interstate 235.
Week of April 14-20, 2003:
Interstate 235 South at Exit 1B - Interstate 40 West - Amarillo. The gantry in the distance is for Exit 1A, which leads to northbound Interstate 35 and eastbound Interstate 40. Southbound Interstate 35 merges straight ahead as Interstate 235 comes to an end.
Week of April 7-13, 2003:
U.S. 412 West at Interstate 44 East near Tulsa. The Creek Turnpike is 1/2 mile ahead.
Week of March 31-April 6, 2003:
Interstate 44 East at Exit 130 - Interstate 35 South/To Interstate 40 - Dallas. Interstate 44 East merges with Interstate 35 North and are duplexed for about four miles.
Week of March 24-30, 2003:
Interstate 40 West at Exit 165 - Interstate 240 West - Lawton/Dallas. Interstate 240 is Oklahoma City's southern bypass, and connects to Interstate 44 near Will Rogers World Airport on its western end.
Week of March 17-23, 2003:
Interstate 70 East at Exit 18 - Interstate 79 North - Pittsburgh, in Washington, Pennsylvania. I know, these signs are over 1000 miles away from Oklahoma City, but I was on the Delaware Trip at this time and was not in Oklahoma most of this week!
Week of March 10-16, 2003:
Interstate 35 North/Interstate 44 East at Exit 138A - Interstate 44 East - Tulsa. The Turner Turnpike's western terminus and the Kilpatrick Turnpike's eastern terminus are both at this interchange. Tulsa is 90 miles to the northeast of this interchange.
Week of March 3-9, 2003:
OK 74 North/OK 3 West at OK 3/3A - Northwest Expressway/TO N.W. 63rd St. exit. OK 3 heads west from this interchange, while OK 3A heads east. The Northwest Expressway is northwest Oklahoma City's busiest surface street, and is a 6-lane divided highway with a speed limit of 45.
Week of February 24-March 2, 2003:
Interstate 44 East at Exits 120A-B - Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City. The ramp for westbound Interstate 40 heads off to the left, while the ramp for Interstate 40 East heads off to the right. The center sign is missing its top and along with it, its Interstate 44 and OK 3 shields.
Week of February 17-23, 2003:
Interstate 44 West at Exit 223A - Interstate 244 East - Downtown Tulsa. The 51st Street exit ahead is basically a long ramp to the street. It is a part of a never-completed "outer beltway" of Tulsa that was completed, but never connected to anything else.
Week of February 10-16, 2003:
OK 74 (Lake Hefner Parkway) North at Kilpatrick Turnpike East in northwest Oklahoma City. The Kilpatrick Turnpike bypasses Oklahoma City on its northern and western sides and connects Interstate 40 near Yukon to Interstate 35 and Interstate 44, at the western end of the Turner Turnpike.