I went on a drive from Tulsa to Dallas. The route was:
US 75 south
Indian Nation Turnpike south
US 69 south
US 75 south
Spur 366 west
TX 24 north
Loop 286 counterclockwise
US 271 north
Indian Nation Turnpike north
US 75 north
US 75 through Okmulgee is a pain. The stretch of US 75 that goes through Okmulgee is several miles long and full of stop lights and low speed limits. Henryetta isn't too bad though.
Saw some abandoned concrete stretches near Caney. These stretches are not the original US 69 alignment because the original 69 ran east of Caney. Possibly this was an early 2 lane realignment.
TX 50 is still signed from EB I-30. From I-30 to Commerce there are no TX 50 shields. In Commerce. signage is sporadic as some signs show only TX 24 and some show both 24 and 50.
Had a guy in a Buick pull over to the shoulder to let me and another guy pass on a 2 lane section of TX 24. Texas hospitality at its finest. Drivers in the rest of the country could learn from the Texans.
Bizarre interchange at Loop 286 and US 271 in Paris. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=paris+tx&sll=32.931457,-96.756243&sspn=0.001751,0.004667&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Paris,+Lamar,+Texas&ll=33.647814,-95.503335&spn=0.013897,0.037336&t=k&z=15
US 75 in Texas is a mix of Clearpuke and the FHWA font.
I drove in a HOV lane on US 75. I didn't like it because it was only one lane and there was nowhere to pass. Fortunately, the car ahead of me was driving the speed limit so I didn't experience congestion.
Huge stack interchange under construction at US 75 and TX 121.
US 67 appears out of nowhere east of Dallas along I-30. It is mostly unsigned along I-30 in Dallas.
Huge stack interchange under construction at I-30 and what I presume to be the the President George H.W. Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship Turnpike Bush Highway Road.
Construction underway to remove traffic light and replace with interchange on US 75 just south of the Creek Turnpike. This light was a real hazard.
Interchange under construction just south of Durant on US 69/75. It appears to be an Oklahoma Stack, aka cloverleaf. I was told this is a US 70 bypass of Durant, which is badly needed.
Lots of circles on US 69.
The OK 3 interchange on the Indian Nation Turnpike has OK 7 as well, both with meat cleavers. OK 7 was truncated to Atoka years ago.
FM 121 text sign on US 69. TX 121 intersects US 75 not too far away.
Very little traffic on the Indian Nation Turnpike. The lack of traffic plus the 75 MPH speed limit made an enjoyable driving experience. However, the pavement is very rough in places.
Spur 366 is signed from US 75 as South I-35W. Very stupid and confusing. Luckily I figured it out.
Heading due east from TX 19/24, Loop 286 is signed first south, then north, then finally west around US 271 north.
Loop 286 is a "super 4" at TX 19/24.
US 69 between McAlester and the Texas line is a pain in the ass. Constantly changing speed limits, narrow undivided sections, speedtraps. They need to go ahead and build a turnpike along this route. I'd certainly pay $3 to avoid this mess.
Pics of the first day are at http://www.flickr.com/photos/watuzi/sets/72157623640651674/