Sallisaw in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Hoppy Lockhart Welcome Center
For 40 years of exemplary service to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation this facility is dedicated to the memory of Hoppy Lockhart.
By his unyielding commitment to the safety of the motorists of eastern Oklahoma, he set the highest standards in dedication and public service. He spent endless hours keeping Interstate 40 serviceable and safe in all types of emergencies and severe weather. The most monumental emergency being the May 26, 2002 barge impact with the Arkansas River Bridge resulting in the collapse of four spans. His leadership and focus assisted in preventing further loss of life.
Erected 2004 by 49th Legislature. (Marker Number SB1523.)
Location. 35° 25.825′ N, 94° 43.037′ W. Marker is in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, in Sequoyah County. Marker is on Interstate 40, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sallisaw OK 74955, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skullyville (approx. 14.3 miles away); a different marker also named Skullyville (approx. 14.3 miles away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 14.8 miles away); Fort Coffee (approx. 14.8 miles away).
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