U.S. Route 67 in Arkansas
U.S. Route 67 (US 67) is a U.S. highway running from Presidio, Texas northeast to Sabula, Iowa. In the U.S. state of Arkansas, the route runs 279.15 miles (449.25 km) from the Texas border in Texarkana northeast to the Missouri border near Corning. The route passes through several cities and towns, including Hope, Benton, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Cabot, Beebe, Walnut Ridge, and Pocahontas.
|Maintained by ArDOT|
|Length||279.15 mi (449.25 km)|
|South end||US 67 / US 82 in Texarkana at Texas state line|
|North end||US 67 near Corning at Missouri state line|
|Counties||Miller, Hempstead, Nevada, Clark, Hot Spring, Saline, Pulaski, Lonoke, White, Jackson, Craighead, Lawrence, Randolph, Clay|
U.S. Route 67 runs parallel to Interstate 30 from Texarkana to Benton, where it then runs concurrent with I-30 to North Little Rock. It then runs east, concurrent with I-40, for about 2 miles (3.2 km) then branches off to the northeast as a freeway to US 412 in Walnut Ridge.
Just north of US 412, the freeway ends at a large, partially complete interchange, and US 67 becomes a five-lane undivided highway north to Pocahontas. From Pocahontas, the road turns northeasterly as a two-lane highway to Corning on a concurrency with US 62, then turns north again and crosses into Missouri.
The southwest-northeast bisector of Arkansas has always been an integral motor route. Prior to designation as US 67, the route was known as the Southwest Trail, an old military road around 1803. The Southwest Trail connected St. Louis, Missouri with Texas by steamboat in Fulton, Arkansas. The main railroad was built along the Southwest Trail, which developed many towns along the route. President Andrew Jackson appropriated money for the route in 1831, and designated it as a National Road. Although the route shifted slightly, it always has followed the natural break between the Ozark Mountains and the Ouachita Mountains and the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.
Money for road maintenance was raised individually by county in the early 20th century, which hindered development of the route. In the 1920s, federal money became available, and the route was designated U.S. Route 67. The routing followed the Lakes to Gulf Highway and the Bankhead Highway. Federal designation brought paving to the route, which grew the small towns along the route.
In early 2009, the Arkansas legislature passed a bill naming the portion of US-67 from the Missouri state line to Jackson County "Rock n' Roll U.S. 67" as a tribute to the route that many musicians of the 1950s and 1960s took as they traveled. Governor Mike Beebe stated that he had hopes that the naming would bring tourism to northeast Arkansas. Portions of the route, and also Arkansas Highway 7 between Hope and Hot Springs frequently used by Bill Clinton is designated The Highway of Hope by Arkansas Code § 27-67-220.
National Register of Historic PlacesEdit
Several portions of the original late 1920s alignment of US 67 have survived, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One listed segment is in Lawrence County, which is about 11.25 miles (18.11 km) in length, and runs north from Alicia to Hoxie, most of this being sandwiched between the present Arkansas Highway 367 and US 67, and the adjacent railroad tracks. Near the village of Village Creek Relief it briefly turns west, crossing Village Creek, and then rejoining the railroad tracks near the town of Relief. A second listed segment, also about 11 miles (18 km) in length, extends from Biggers in central eastern Randolph County, northeast to Datto in Clay County, and then straight north to a junction with Arkansas Highway 211.
Listed on the NRHP as Old US 67, Mandeville, a historic roadway section of US 67 is preserved in Miller County, Arkansas. It travels parallel to railroad tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad for 5.5 miles (8.9 km) from an intersection with Highway 237, just north of the Texarkana Airport, northeast to Miller County Road 63. The southern portion of this road is called Mandeville Road, and is designated Arkansas Highway 296. It is eventually redesignated Miller County Road 138, and is an unnamed side road of the current alignment of U.S. Route 67 (US 67) in its northernmost stretch. Built in 1929 out of concrete, it is the longest stretch of original pavement on the Old US 67 alignment in Miller County.
Arkansas is upgrading US 67 to an Interstate-grade freeway from Little Rock to the Missouri state line, and the corridor is slated to become a southern extension of Interstate 57. The freeway currently runs from Little Rock to Walnut Ridge, but it is unknown when and where the freeway north of there to the state line will be constructed.
|Miller||Texarkana||US 67 south / US 82 west (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to US 71 north / State Line Avenue||Texas state line|
|US 71 north (Hazel Street) – Texarkana Business District||South end of US 71 overlap|
|US 71 south (Hickory Street)||North end of US 71 overlap|
|US 82 east (East 9th Street)||North end of US 82 overlap|
|AR 245 (now part of I-49)||Closed interchange|
|Arkansas Boulevard / Airport Drive - Airport|
|AR 237 south / AR 296 east – Mandeville|
|Mandeville||AR 296 west to I-30 / US 71|
|||AR 108 west to I-30|
|||I-30 west – Texarkana||I-30 exit 12|
|Hempstead||Fulton||AR 355 north – Fulton, Millwood Dam|
|||To I-30 – Little Rock, Texarkana||I-30 exit 18|
|Guernsey||AR 353 north – Guernsey|
|Hope||AR 174 south (Fulton Street)|
|US 278B west (Hervey Street) to I-30||South end of US 278B overlap|
|AR 29B south (Main Street)||South end of AR 29B overlap|
|AR 29B north (Hazel Street)||North end of AR 29B overlap|
|US 278 / AR 29 (Bill Clinton Drive) to I-30||north end of US 278B overlap|
|AR 73 south|
|||AR 174 north|
|Nevada||Emmet||AR 299 north to I-30||South end of AR 299 overlap|
|AR 299 south to AR 53||North end of AR 299 overlap|
|Prescott||AR 332 west (Washington Road) – De Ann|
|US 371 south – Magnolia||south end of US 371 overlap|
|US 371 north / AR 24 east to I-30 – Nashville, Bluff City||north end of US 371 overlap|
|Clark||||AR 51 north to I-30 – Okolona||South end of AR 51 overlap|
|||AR 51 south – Beirne||North end of AR 51 overlap|
|Gurdon||AR 53 south – Whelen Springs, White Oak Lake State Park||South end of AR 53 overlap|
|AR 182 west – Okolona|
|||AR 53 north to I-30 / AR 51||North end of AR 53 overlap|
|||AR 26S – Clark County Industrial Park|
|Gum Springs||AR 26 (Reynolds Road) to I-30|
|Arkadelphia||AR 7 south / AR 8 east / AR 51 north (Caddo Street)||South end of AR 7 / AR 8 / AR 51 overlap|
|AR 8 west / AR 26 west / AR 51 south (Pine Street) to I-30 – Antoine, Amity||North end of AR 8 / AR 51 overlap|
|Caddo Valley||AR 7 north to I-30 – Hot Springs, DeGray Dam||North end of AR 7 overlap|
|Hot Spring||Friendship||AR 283 north to I-30|
|Donaldson||AR 51Y south to AR 51 south / AR 222 – Donaldson Business District|
|||AR 51 south to AR 222 – Donaldson Business District|
|Malvern||US 270B west / AR 9 south (South Main Street) to I-30||south end of US 270B overlap|
|||US 270 to I-30 – Hot Springs, Sheridan||north end of US 270B overlap|
|||AR 171 south|
|Saline||||I-30 / Old Military Road – Texarkana, Little Rock||I-30 exit 106|
|Haskell||AR 229 south – Haskell, Traskwood|
|||I-30 west / AR 229 north – Texarkana||south end of I-30 overlap; US 67 south follows exit 114|
|Pulaski||North Little Rock||143A||I-40 west / US 65 north / AR 107 north – Conway, Fort Smith||North end of I-30/US 65 overlap; south end of I-40 overlap; exit number follows I-30; I-40 exit 153B|
|154||North Hills Boulevard||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; exit number follows I-40|
|155|| I-40 east – Memphis|
Future I-57 begins
|North end of I-40 overlap; exit number based on I-40's mileposts|
|1||McCain Boulevard||Signed as exits 1A (east) and 1B (west) northbound|
|Sherwood||2||Trammel Road||Southbound access via exit 3|
|3||Wildwood Avenue / Trammel Road||Trammel Rd. not signed northbound; northbound exit includes direct exit ramp to Landers Road north|
|4||AR 176Y (Brookswood Street)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|5||AR 176 (Kiehl Avenue)|
|Jacksonville||6||AR 440 – Memphis, Texarkana|
|8||Redmond Road||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|10B||Gregory Street||no access across US 67|
|11||AR 161 – Air Force Base||AR 161 is signed northbound at exit 10B|
|Lonoke||||16||AR 5 / AR 321 / AR 367 – Heber Springs, Cabot||Signed as exits 16A (AR 321 / AR 367) and exit 16B (AR 5) northbound|
|Cabot||19||AR 89 – Cabot|
|Austin||22||AR 305 – Austin|
|Ward||25||AR 319 – Ward|
|White||Beebe||28||US 64 west / US 67B north – Beebe, Conway||South end of US 64 overlap|
|29||AR 367S – Beebe|
|31||US 67B south / AR 31 – Beebe, Antioch|
|||35||AR 13 – McRae, Garner|
|Searcy||42||US 67B north / AR 367 south – Searcy, Garner|
|44||AR 367 – Searcy|
|45||AR 36 west – Searcy|
|46||US 67B south / AR 36 east – Searcy, Kensett|
|||48||AR 385 – Judsonia|
|||51||AR 157 – Judsonia|
|||54||B.K. Lake Road|
|Bald Knob||55||US 64 east / US 167 north – Bald Knob, Batesville||North end of US 64 / US 167 overlap|
|||65||AR 87 – Bradford|
|Jackson||||69||CR 315 – Possum Grape|
|||Bridge over White River|
|||80||AR 14 – Waldenburg|
|||82||AR 17 – Newport|
|Newport||83||AR 384 – Newport|
|85||AR 18 – Newport, Grubbs|
|||95||AR 37 – Tuckerman, Grubbs|
|Craighead||||102||AR 226 east – Jonesboro, Cash, Arkansas State University|
|Lawrence||Alicia||111||AR 230 to AR 367 / AR 91 – Alicia, Bono|
|Walnut Ridge||121||US 63 south – Hoxie, Jonesboro|
|—||US 412 – Paragould, Walnut Ridge||North end of freeway|
|US 67Y to AR 34|
|US 67B south – Walnut Ridge Business District, truck route to US 412 west|
|Randolph||Shannon||AR 90 east – O'Kean|
|Pocahontas||AR 304 east – Sharum, Delaplaine, Black River Technical College|
|AR 304N east|
|Black River Bridge over Black River|
|US 62 west – Imboden||South end of US 62 overlap|
|see US 62 (mile 274.1-300.3)|
|Clay||Corning||US 62 east – Business District, Piggott||North end of US 62 overlap|
|||AR 328 west – Success|
|||Future I-57 / US 67 north – St. Louis||Missouri state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (Database) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
- General Highway Map, Pulaski County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. May 13, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
- Hanley, Ray (1999). "Introduction". A Journey Through Arkansas - Historic U.S. Highway 67. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 0-7385-0052-6. LCCN 99-65712.
- Hanley, Ray (1999). "Saline County to Miller County: Benton to Texarkana". A Journey Through Arkansas - Historic U.S. Highway 67. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 0-7385-0052-6. LCCN 99-65712.
- "NRHP nomination for Old US 67, Alicia to Hoxie" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
- "NRHP nomination for Old US 67, Biggers to Datto" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
- "NRHP nomination for Old US 67, Mandeville" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Boozman provision in appropriations bill paves way for U.S. 67 to become I-57". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
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