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U.S. Route 270 (US 270) is a spur of US 70. It travels for 643 miles (1,035 km) from Liberal, Kansas at US 54 to White Hall, Arkansas at Interstate 530 (I-530) and US 65. It travels through the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. It travels through the cities of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Hot Springs, Arkansas, and McAlester, Oklahoma.

U.S. Route 270 marker

U.S. Route 270
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 70
Length643 mi (1,035 km)
Existed1930[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
West end US-54 / US-83 in Liberal, KS
East end I-530 / US 65 at White Hall, AR
Location
StatesKansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas
Highway system

Route descriptionEdit

KansasEdit

 
US 270 begins in Liberal, Kan., and leaves the state three miles south of there.

US 270 begins in the southeast part of Liberal, Kansas, at an intersection with US 83 (running north–south through the intersection) and US 54. US 270 follows the south leg of this intersection, following US 83 south. US 270 only spends 3 miles (4.8 km) in Kansas before crossing into Oklahoma. Seward County is the only Kansas county that US-270 serves.

OklahomaEdit

 
US 270 concurs with many highways in northwestern Oklahoma.

US 270 enters Oklahoma in Beaver County, the eastern third of the Oklahoma Panhandle. From here it continues east along US 64, then south towards Beaver, the county seat, along SH-23. South of Beaver, the road joins with US 412 (OK) and SH-3, the latter of which US 270 will overlap with through most of northwest Oklahoma. After leaving the Panhandle and picking up US 183 near Fort Supply, the highways turn southwest towards Woodward. US 412 splits away in Woodward. US 270, concurrent with US 183 and SH-3, proceed southeast toward Seiling. West of Seiling, US 183 splits off to the south, but in Seiling, it is replaced by US 281. The routes continue southwest to Watonga, where US 270/281 turn south along SH-8, while SH-3 continues due east to concur with SH-33. In Geary, US 270 splits off on an independent alignment, looping through Calumet before joining with Interstate 40.

US 270 remains concurrent with I-40 from Exit 115 through Exit 181, a distance of 66 miles (106 km). US 270, attached to I-40, runs through the core of the Oklahoma City Metro area, passing through the western suburbs of El Reno and Yukon into Oklahoma City proper. The partnership runs just south of Downtown and the Bricktown entertainment district on the Crosstown Expressway. Major interchanges with I-44 and I-35 (the latter involving a concurrency with the interstate and its accompanying US Highway, US 62) are found in the city. I-40/US 270 also serve two eastern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Del City and Midwest City and form the northern boundary between Midwest City's civilian areas and Tinker Air Force Base. US-270 finally exits from I-40 on the west side of Shawnee.

US 270 serves most of the towns anchoring the area east of Oklahoma City, including Shawnee, Tecumseh, Seminole, Wewoka, and Holdenville. It continues southeast to the city of McAlester, a major southeastern Oklahoma city. It also serves many of the small towns east of McAlester, such as Krebs, Alderson, Bache, Haileyville, and Hartshorne.

After passing through Hartshorne, the roads curves to the northeast before turning onto a due east course taking it through Wilburton, Red Oak, and Wister. In Wister, it turns south, running across Wister Lake's dam, and proceeding southeast to Heavener. There, it meets US 59, which it will follow for the rest of its time in Oklahoma. The town highways head south from Heavener, passing through the Wister Wildlife Management Area before entering the Ouachita National Forest. The route serves as the northern terminus of US 259 near Page. The road then squeezes into a valley between Black Fork Mountain and Rich Mountain. In this valley, it crosses the state line into Arkansas.

ArkansasEdit

 
U.S. Route 270 in Sheridan, Arkansas.

US 270 enters Arkansas with US 59, and runs east to Acorn, where it meets US 71. The route then travels 15 miles north on US 71 to Y City where it splits off and continues east. The route then meets AR 88 in Pencil Bluff and AR 27 in Mt. Ida before heading to Hot Springs. Entering the city, US 270 meets US 70 southwest of town and runs concurrent with it around Hot Springs using the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway before leaving the freeway and running along Malvern Avenue southeast of the city. US 270 intersects with I-30 just outside Malvern, running a short distance northeast on the freeway before interchanging with the George Hopkins Loop bypass and running south around the city. After meeting with US 67 east of town, the alignment then turns east-southeast meeting AR 229 in Poyen and AR 190/AR 291 in Prattsville before crossing paths with US 167 in Sheridan. The route trails east towards Pine Bluff terminating at and interchanging with I-530/US 65 in White Hall.

Directly east of this interchange, the highway used to continue along Sheridan Road before terminating at AR 365/Dollarway Road in northwest Pine Bluff. This former section of the route is now signed AR 365 Spur.

HistoryEdit

In Arkansas, US-270 was formerly Highway 6.[citation needed]

FutureEdit

In Arkansas, it has been proposed that part of AR-51 will become part of US-270. On I-30's current concurrency with US-270, going east, drivers can take exit 99 and make a right on US-270 East. If drivers make a left when they take exit 99, they must make a left to get on I-30 West/US-270 West because there is currently no outlet past that. That road has been proposed to be extended to AR-51. This will form the future northern terminus of AR-51. This means that drivers can make a left to get on AR-51 South and will have to make a right to get on US-270 West. Then, US-270 will meet the current US-270. Drivers can make a left to get on the future US-270 Business East and must make a right to get on US-270 West, just like AR-51 did. From east to west, the future US-270 will go through the cities of Rockport, Butterfield, and Magnet Cove.

Major intersectionsEdit

StateCountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
KansasSewardLiberal0.000.00   US-54 (Pancake Boulevard) / US-83 north (Country Estates Road) / 2nd Street / Bluebell Road – Garden City, Guymon OK, MeadeWestern terminus; west end of US-83 overlap; road continues north as US-83 (Country Estates Rd.)
OklahomaBeaver   US-64 west / US-83 south – Perryton, Guymoneast end of US-83 overlap; west end of US-64 overlap
   US-64 east / SH-23 north – Buffaloeast end of US-64 overlap; west end of SH-23 overlap
Elmwood    US-412 west / SH-3 west / SH-23 south – Booker Tx., Guymoneast end of SH-23 overlap; west end of US-412 / SH-3 overlap
HarperLog Cabin Corner  US-283 – Laverne, Shattuck
May  SH-46 – Buffalo, Gage
Ellis
No major junctions
Woodward  US-183 north – Buffalowest end of US-183 overlap
Woodward  SH-15 west (Oklahoma Avenue) – Shattuck
   US-412 east (Oklahoma Avenue) / SH-34 north (9th Street) – Enideast end of US-412 overlap; west end of SH-34 overlap
  SH-34 south – Elk City, Vicieast end of SH-34 overlap
  SH-50 north – Mooreland
WoodwardMajor
county line
  US-183 south – Taloga, Clintoneast end of US-183 overlap
DeweySeiling   US-60 east / US-281 north – Waynoka, Fairviewwest end of US-60 / US-281 overlap
    US-60 west / SH-51 west (Shepherd Street) to US-183 – Vicieast end of US-60 overlap; west end of SH-51 overlap
  SH-51 east – Canton, Southardeast end of SH-51 overlap
Blaine   SH-33 west / SH-58 north – Canton, Thomaswest end of SH-33 overlap
Watonga    SH-3 east / SH-33 east / SH-8 north – Kingfisher, Okeeneeast end of SH-3 / SH-33 overlap; west end of SH-8 overlap
Geary    US-281 south / SH-8 south to I-40 – Anadarkoeast end of US-281 / SH-8 overlap
Canadian  I-40 west – Amarillowest end of I-40 overlap; US-270 west follows exit 115
see I-40
PottawatomieClarks Heights     I-40 east / US-177 north / SH-3E east to SH-270 – Okemah, Stillwater, Fort Smitheast end of I-40 / SH-3 overlap; west end of US-177 / SH-3W overlap; US-270 east follows exit 181
Shawnee   
  US-270 Bus. east (Kickapoo Spur)
interchange
    
   US-270 Bus. west / SH-18 north (Farrall Avenue)
interchange
TecumsehTecumseh (Broadway)interchange
    US-177 south / SH-3W east / SH-9 west – Sulphur, Ada, Normaninterchange; east end of US-177 / SH-3W overlap; west end of SH-9 overlap
  SH-9A south – Harjo, Maudwest end of SH-9A overlap
Earlsboro  SH-9A north – Earlsboroeast end of SH-9A overlap
SeminoleSeminole   SH-3E west / SH-9 east – Eufaula, Shawneeeast end of SH-9 overlap; west end of SH-3E overlap
    US-377 / SH-3E east / SH-99 (North Milt Phillips)east end of SH-3E overlap
   SH-270A north (North Harvey Road) to SH-9
   
  US-270 Bus. east – Wewoka
  SH-59interchange
Wewoka    
   US-270 Bus. west / SH-56 – Wewoka, Ada
HughesHoldenville     
    US-270 Bus. east / SH-48 to SH-9 – Holdenville
   
  US-270 Bus. west – Holdenville
Horntown  US-75 north – Lamar, Tulsawest end of US-75 overlap
   US-75 south / SH-1 west – Coalgate, Calvin, Adainterchange; east end of US-75 overlap; west end of SH-1 overlap
  SH-31A south – Stuart
Pittsburg   Indian Nation Turnpike to US-69 – Henryetta, Tulsa, ParisIndian Nation Turnpike exit 70
McAlester  SH-31 west (North West Street)west end of SH-31 overlap
 
  US-69 Bus. (Main Street)
  US-69 – Muskogee, Eufaula, Atoka, Durantinterchange
Krebs  SH-31 east – Krebsinterchange; east end of SH-31 overlap
Haileyville  SH-63 west – Kiowawest end of SH-63 overlap
   SH-1 east / SH-63 east – Talihinaeast end of SH-1 / SH-63 overlap
LatimerWilburton  SH-2 south – Clayton, Talihinawest end of SH-2 overlap
  SH-2 north – Robbers Cave, Kintaeast end of SH-2 overlap
Red Oak  SH-82 south (Southeast 2nd Street) – Talihinawest end of SH-82 overlap
  SH-82 north – Lequire, Stiglereast end of SH-82 overlap
Le FloreFanshawe  US-271 south – Talimena Drive, Talihinawest end of US-271 overlap
Wister  US-271 north – Poteaueast end of US-271 overlap
Heavener  US-59 north – Poteauwest end of US-59 overlap
  SH-128 east – Waldron
  US-259 south – Broken Bow
ArkansasPolkRich Mountain   AR 272 to AR 88 – Talimena Scenic Drive, Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Acorn   US 59 south / US 71 south – Mena, Texarkanaeast end of US 59 overlap; west end of US 71 overlap
Scott"Y" City  US 71 northeast end of US 71 overlap
  I-49proposed
MontgomeryPencil Bluff  AR 88 east – Simswest end of AR 88 overlap
  AR 88 west – Oden, Pine Ridge, Mena, Queen Wilhelmina State Parkeast end of AR 88 overlap
  AR 298 north – Sims
   AR 27 north / AR 379 (Southfork Road) – Storywest end of AR 27 overlap
Mount Ida  AR 27 south – Glenwoodeast end of AR 27 overlap
  AR 949-2 (Ouachita Shores Parkway) – Denby Point Recreation Area
  AR 949-3 (Shangri-La Drive) – Tompkins Bend Recreation Area
Joplin  AR 949-4 (Mount Harbor Road) – Joplin Recreation Area
Garland  AR 227 south (Sunshine Road) – Sunshine
  AR 926 (Brady Mountain Road) – Brady Mountain Recreation Area, Brady Point Access Lake Ouachita
Piney  AR 227 north – Mountain Pine, Mid-America Science Museum, Mid-America Park, National Park Community College, Lake Ouachita State Park
Hot Springs1  US 270B east – Hot Springsinterchange; west end of freeway
2   US 70 west / US 70B east (Airport Road) – Glenwoodwest end of US 70 overlap
3Mc Leod Street
4  AR 88 (Higdon Ferry Road)
5  AR 7 (Central Avenue)signed as exits 5A (south) and 5B (north)
7  AR 128 (Carpenter Dam Road)
   US 70 east / US 270B west (Malvern Avenue) – Little Rockinterchange; east end of freeway; east end of US 70 overlap; US 270 east follows exit 9
  AR 171 north (Lonsdale Road)
Hot SpringMagnet Cove  AR 51 south – Butterfield
  AR 51 north – Butterfield
Rockport   I-30 west / US 270B east – Malvern, Texarkana, Dallaswest end of I-30 overlap; US 270 west follows exit 98B
  I-30 east – Benton, Little Rockeast end of I-30 overlap; US 270 east follows exit 99
Malvern   US 67 / US 270B west – Glen Rose, Perla, Malvern
GrantPoyen  AR 229 – Haskell, Leola
Prattsville  AR 291 northwest end of AR 291 overlap
  AR 291 south – Jenkins Ferry State Parkeast end of AR 291 overlap
  AR 190 east
Sheridan  US 167 – Little Rock, El Dorado
  AR 46 west (Rose Street) – Jenkins Ferry State Park, Grant County Museum
   US 167B (Rock Street) to I-530 – Fordyce
  AR 46 east
Jefferson  AR 104 east – Samples
White Hall    I-530 (US 65) / AR 365S east (Sheridan Road east) to US 65B – White Hall, Little Rock, Pine BluffEastern terminus; I-530 exit 34; road continues as AR 365S (Sheridan Rd.)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routesEdit

Hot Springs business loopEdit

 

U.S. Highway 270B
LocationHot Springs, Ark.
Length9.4 mi (15.1 km)

U.S. Highway 270B is a 9.4-mile-long (15.1 km) business route in Garland County, Arkansas. It runs through downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Other loops and spursEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Browse numbered routes
  K-269KSK-271  
  SH-266OKSH-270  
  AR 269ARUS 271