Arkansas Highway 10

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Highway 10

AR 10; mainline in red, spur route in blue
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length135.41 mi[1] (217.92 km)
Major junctions
West end SH-120, Oklahoma state line
Major intersections US 71 – Greenwood
AR 7 / AR 28 – Ola
AR 9
I-430 – Little Rock
US 70 – Little Rock
East endEast 2nd Street / Cumberland Street in Little Rock
CountryUnited States
CountiesLogan, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian, Yell
Highway system
AR 9 AR 11
Arkansas Highways 9 and 10 are concurrent through Perryville
State Highway 10 in Casa, Arkansas looking west.

Arkansas Highway 10 is an east–west state highway in West Arkansas. The route runs 135.41 miles (217.92 km) from Oklahoma State Highway 120 near Hackett east to East 2nd Street and Cumberland Street in Little Rock, the state's capitol.[2] The highway serves both the Fort Smith metropolitan area and the Little Rock – North Little Rock – Conway metropolitan area.

Aside from Little Rock in Pulaski County, the highway also passes through county seats in four other Arkansas counties — Greenwood, Sebastian County; Booneville, Logan County; Danville, Yell County; and Perryville, Perry County. Mount Magazine, Arkansas's highest point, lies just to the north of the highway, as does the adjoining Mount Magazine State Park. Arkansas 10 also passes through a portion of the Ozark National Forest and parallel to the Petit Jean River, Petit Jean Wildlife Management Area and Lake Maumelle — a chief source of water for residents in the Little Rock metropolitan area.

Route description

Eastern terminus of AR 10 at the former interchange with Interstate 30 near Downtown Little Rock
Fort Chaffee serves as a training facility for National Guard and Army Reserve units.

The route begins at Oklahoma State Highway 120 and runs east to Hackett. AR 10 intersects AR 45 in Hackett, and continues east to Greenwood. AR 10 passes through downtown Greenwood, passing the lone AR 10 spur route and the Old Sebastian County Jail, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] The highway leaves town and passes Fort Chaffee on its way to Logan County.[2] In Booneville, the route intersects the scenic AR 23 near the Bank of Booneville Building and Farmers and Merchants Bank-Masonic Lodge. AR 10 also passes the Booneville Municipal Airport before entering Magazine.[4] The highway passes by the historic Magazine City Hall-Jail and intersects AR 109 in Magazine before entering Yell County.[5]

AR 10 runs on this bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad in Little Rock. It was built in 1928.
AR 10 runs near the historic Little Rock City Hall.

AR 10 begins to cover mountainous terrain, passing Havana, Belleville, and the Danville Municipal Airport. Highway 10 intersects Arkansas Highway 27 in Danville and AR7/AR 28 in Ola. In Perry County, AR 10 continues through mountainous terrain and small towns Cass and Adona before forming a southerly concurrency with Arkansas Highway 9. AR 9/AR 10 run together pass Lake Harris Brake on to Perryville, past the Perry County Courthouse and south to Williams Junction, where AR 10 turns east to Little Rock.[6]

Arkansas Highway 10 enters Pulaski County, passing Lake Maumelle and Pinnacle Mountain State Park before entering the city, becoming Cantrell Road.[7] The far western portions of Cantrell Road in recent years have been the site for increased commercial development in Little Rock, including the controversial 2004 opening of a Wal-Mart Supercenter near upscale residential communities immediately south of the highway in Chenal Valley. In the portion between Interstate 430 in the west and downtown in the east, Arkansas 10/Cantrell Road (as classified by the regional governmental council, Metroplan) is a primary traffic artery for northern Little Rock, including the upper part of the Pulaski Heights section of the city, and is one of the most traveled thoroughfares aside from the Interstates in Little Rock. Cantrell Road runs with neighborhoods to the south and parks to the north, passing Arkansas Baptist High School.[8]

The highway intersects Interstate 430 at a Parclo interchange and runs deeper into downtown Little Rock, passing numerous houses on the National Register of Historic Places.[8] Cantrell Road continues past the Jackson Reservoir near the Cammack Village area, crossing University Avenue. AR 10 proceeds east past the Arkansas State Capitol along the Arkansas River and underneath Broadway Street (US 70), becoming LaHarpe Boulevard in downtown.[8] The route uses one block of Cumberland Street, then ends at East 2nd Street.[8]

Greenwood spur

Highway 10S

Length3.07 mi (4.94 km)

Highway 10 Spur is a spur route of 3.07 miles (4.94 km) in Sebastian County.[1] Its western terminus is at U.S. Route 71, just west of Greenwood, while its eastern terminus is at Arkansas Highway 10 near downtown Greenwood. Until the mid-1960s, this road was part of the original alignment of U.S. 71.


Arkansas Highway 10 was one of the original 1926 state highways.

AR 10 was one of the original 1926 Arkansas State Highways, and remains very close to that routing today. The highway roughly parallels US 64 and Interstate 40 for its entire length, both approximately 20 miles (32 km) to AR 10's north until their convergence in Little Rock. Even in 1926, however, US 64 was constructed to higher standards than AR 10, making US 64 always the more feasible route for travelers from Fort Smith to the state capitol. AR 10 remains the "scenic path" from Fort Smith, passing through the Ouachita Mountains at a slower pace than the bustling four-lane limited-access highway.

Major intersections

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

SH-120 west
Oklahoma state line
AR 45 south (South Main Street) – Hartford
west end of AR 45 overlap
AR 45 north – Fort Smith
east end of AR 45 overlap
AR 253 south – Midland
9.014.5 US 71 – Fort Smith, Mena
Greenwood I-49 – Fort Smith, TexarkanaProposed; I-49 future exit 183
AR 10S west – Fort Smith

AR 96 east to AR 22
AR 252 west – Washburn, Milltown
AR 60 west
Booneville32.251.8 AR 23 (North Broadway Avenue)
34.655.7 AR 197 (Ralph Rudolph Drive)
AR 116 west
AR 109 north (North Garland Street)
west end of AR 109 overlap
AR 109 south (South Reveille Street)
east end of AR 109 overlap
AR 309 south – Blue Mountain Dam
AR 309 north (Main Street / Mount Magazine Scenic Byway) – Mount Magazine, Mount Magazine State Park
AR 307 north (North Main Street)
AR 27 north – Dardanelle
west end of AR 27 overlap
AR 27 south – Mount Ida
east end of AR 27 overlap
AR 7 north (4th Street) – Russellville, Dardanelle
west end of AR 7 overlap

AR 7 south / AR 28 west – Nimrod Dam, Hot Springs, Plainview
east end of AR 7 overlap
AR 155 north – Petit Jean
AR 324 to AR 155

AR 9 north to AR 154 – Morrilton, Petit Jean State Park
west end of AR 9 overlap
AR 60 east – Houston, Conway
north end of AR 60 overlap

AR 60 west (Aplin Avenue) – Nimrod Lake
south end of AR 60 overlap

AR 300 east – Harris Brake State Wildlife Management Area, Pleasant Valley

AR 216 east – Pleasant Valley

AR 324 west – Lake Sylvia
Harmony (Williams Junction)0.00.0
AR 9 south – Paron
east end of AR 9 overlap
AR 113 north – Bigelow, Wye Mountain
Little Rock18.830.3
AR 300 west – Roland, Pinnacle Mountain State Park
25.340.7 I-430 – Memphis, Fort SmithI-430 exit 9
34.054.7East 2nd Street / Cumberland StreetEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
View from Arkansas' highest point, Mount Magazine.


  1. ^ a b c "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b General Highway Map - Sebastian County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (5/10/10 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ General Highway Map - Logan County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (2/12/02 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  5. ^ General Highway Map - Yell County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (8/27/02 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  6. ^ General Highway Map - Perry County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (1/4/08 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
  7. ^ General Highway Map - Pulaski County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (8/1/09 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d Map of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 14, 2011.

External links

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