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Need a smooth road from McAlester, OK to Joplin, MO. On the way to TX we took I-44 to US69 at Big Cabin, then turned south to McAlester where we picked up Indian Nation Turnpike to TX. But the road south of Big Cabin was horrible rough. Is there a smoother road anyone would recommend? How is the road from McAlester to Tulsa where we could pick up I-44 to Tulsa? Thanks in advance.

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69 north to 44 east to Joplin


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We drive 75/69 from the Texas border to I-44 in May 2018, and it was significantly better than it was in 2012 when we made the trip.

However, if you took the southbound route a few weeks/ months ago and though it too rought, I can only recommend the Indian Nation Turnpike north from McAlester. And US-75/62 north from Henryetta. It is not great but better than US-69.

To me the worst stretch of US-69 from I-40 to McAlester. North of that isn't too bad. But that's my opinion.


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Been a few years, but the Indian Nation Turnpike/75/62 was a good road from McAlester to I-44. Seems US 69 north of McAlester is one of those highways they just can't seem to repair correctly, or don't want to spend the money to rebuild it as it should be. And has been for years.

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eHoefler wrote:

69 north to 44 east to Joplin
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75 Indian Nation Turnpike to Henryetta, then 75 north to 44 at Tulsa, then 44 across the Will Rogers Turnpike to Joplin.


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