Traffic Talk: A travel lesson in Logan County

Don Gammill: A question about State Highway 33 spurs a little promotion for Logan County — and some good information — about an Oklahoma route.
by Don Gammill Modified: December 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm •  Published: December 2, 2013
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Several years ago during a meeting in Oklahoma City, I heard a participant ask another in attendance when he learned he was from Logan County: “Where does that highway east of Guthrie go? Does anybody use that road?”

I was curious as to how the Logan County resident would respond. It didn't take long.

“You mean State Highway 33? Well, sir, that's about one of the most-traveled highways in this part of the country ... by anybody who wants to get anywhere that isn't straight north or south.”

He then proceeded to tell the questioner how he could use SH 33 to get to Langston, Coyle, Perkins, Stillwater, Cushing, Drumright, Bristow and a few other places, including Tulsa.

“You ought to try it sometime,” he said. “An awful lot of people do every day.”

I don't know if the quizzer ever made a trip on SH 33, but it got his attention that day. And Mr. Logan County got in a little promotion for his surroundings. Good for him.

Now, with that area in mind ...

I wanted to see what you know about Highway 33 going east out of Guthrie. They have done some nice work there, four-laning past Langston to the Cimarron River bridge and have put in two new lanes farther east, but short of reaching Perkins. There has been no new work in several years now. Any updates?

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by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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