The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 August 2005

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You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who calls it that, but a 2.5-mile stretch of Tulsa's Inner Dispersal Loop, despite a lack of signage to that effect, is technically Interstate 444.

I thought of this when I was running around the I-44/235 interchange, and noted that the 235 designation ends at this point: the Broadway Extension northward is signed simply as US 77. Could this be another "hidden" interstate? No; I-235 does not extend north of I-44.

But I found, while getting corroboration for this fact, that the city's entry in Wikipedia describes the Lake Hefner Parkway, otherwise Oklahoma 74, as "Interstate 644." This is plausible, I suppose, but I have no idea where this came from.

Posted at 8:03 AM to Soonerland

I once used Mapquest to give me directions to someplace in Tulsa, and the directions told me to take the I-444 exit. I drove back and forth on I-44 several times and never did find it. Nobody there had ever heard of it either.

I don't use mapquest any more. 8^)

Posted by: Bobbert at 8:45 AM on 3 August 2005

Heh. I quit using Mapquest when it pinpointed my house in the middle of a river.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:03 AM on 4 August 2005