Arkansas Highway 17

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Highway 17

Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Section 1
Length4.9 mi (7.9 km)
South endBilly Cotten Lane, access to Ward Reservoir, Arkansas County, Arkansas
North endEnd of state maintenance near La Grue Bayou
Section 2
Length53.7 mi (86.4 km)
South endMorgan Loop Road south of Ethel
Major intersections
North end US 70 in Brinkley
Section 3
Length55.7 mi (89.6 km)
South end US 49 in Brinkley
Major intersections
North end AR 14 in Newport
Section 4
Length7.1 mi (11.4 km)
South end AR 18 in Diaz
North end AR 37 near Tuckerman
CountryUnited States
CountiesArkansas, Monroe, Woodruff, Jackson
Highway system
AR 16 AR 18

Highway 17 (AR 17, Ark. 17 and Hwy. 17) is a designation a state highway in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The highway is located mainly in Eastern Arkansas and is split into seven segments, though two sets of segments are directly connected. The first section of the highway is about 4.9 miles (7.9 km) long, with its southern terminus located near Ward Reservoir, in southern Arkansas County, which travels north and ends at a dead-end near La Grue Bayou. The second section is about 53.7 miles (86.4 km) long, starting south of the town of Ethel and ending at U.S. Route 70 (US 70) southwest of Brinkley. The third and longest section begins at US Route 49 north of Brinkley and ends at AR 14 in Newport. The fourth section is about 7.1 miles (11.4 km) long and begins at Arkansas Highway 18 in Diaz and ends at Arkansas Highway 37 west of Tuckerman.[1][2][3][4]

Route description

Ward Reservoir to La Grue Bayou

The route begins near the Ward Reservoir in southern Arkansas County. From there, the route heads north, until reaching a three-way intersection with Arkansas Highway 152 at DeLuce. From there, the route starts to head east and ends near the La Grue Bayou, about 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of the intersection.

Ethel to Brinkley

The route begins at Morgan Hill Road south of Ethel. From there, the route heads north for about 11.4 miles (18.3 km) until it reaches the intersection of Highway 1 near St. Charles. From there, both Highway 1 and Highway 17 share a concurrency for about 7.1 miles (11.4 km) over the White River and through the White River National Wildlife Refuge before splitting apart from Highway 1 at Cross Roads. The route continues north, sharing a concurrency with Highway 146 and a separate concurrency with Highway 86 in Holly Grove. About 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Holly Grove, Highway 17 comes to another three-way intersection with US Route 79. The two routes will share a concurrency heading west for about 3 miles (4.8 km), before turning north again east of Clarendon. The route heads north again, intersecting Highway 241 near Keevil and Highway 302 right before the route's northern terminus at US Route 70 south of Brinkley. The entire route is about 53.7 miles (86.4 km) long.

Brinkley to Newport

The route begins at US Route 49 in Brinkley, just north of Interstate 40 (I-40). The route heads north for about 8.4 miles (13.5 km) before intersecting Highway 38 in Cotton Plant. Between Brinkley and Cotton Plant, the highway is designated as the "Sister Rosetta Tharpe Memorial Highway". Both highways share a concurrency heading east for about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) before heading north again. From there, the route continues to head north, intersecting Highway 306 north of Cotton Plant, and Highway 260 sharing a concurrency south of Patterson. The route will come to another three-way intersection with US Route 64 in Patterson, and will share a concurrency with US Route 64 for about 2 miles (3.2 km) until turning north in McCrory at the intersection of US Route 64 and Highway 145. The route continues towards Newport, intersecting Highway 37 north of McCrory, and Highway 33 sharing a concurrency near Tupelo, as well as the towns of Weldon and Auvergne. Highway 17 will eventually intersect Highway 14 near Newport and will soon intersect US Route 67/Future Interstate 57 in Newport and terminate at Highway 14 shortly after. The entire route is about 55.7 miles (89.6 km) long.

Diaz to Tuckerman

The route begins at Highway 18 in Diaz, just north of Highway 69. The route heads north for about 7.1 miles (11.4 km) and before intersecting Highway 37 west of Tuckerman. The route intersects Highway 226 just south of the northern terminus.

Major intersections

Arkansas0.00.0Billy Cotten LaneSouthern terminus
AR 152 west – DeWitt
4.97.9La Grue BayouNorthern terminus
Gap in route
Ethel0.00.0Morgan Loop RoadSouthern terminus
AR 153 north – Van, DeWitt
St. Charles11.418.3 AR 1 – St. Charles, DeWittSouthern end of AR 1 concurrency
MonroeCross Roads18.529.8 AR 1 – Marvell, Helena-West Helena, MariannaNorthern end of AR 1 concurrency
AR 146 west – Lawrenceville
Southern end of AR 146 concurrency
Holly Grove31.851.2
AR 146 east – Turner
Northern end of AR 146 concurrency
AR 86 west – Clarendon
Southern end of AR 86 concurrency
AR 86 east – Marvell
Southern end of AR 86 concurrency
40.364.9 US 79 – Clarendon, MariannaEastern end of US 79 concurrency
43.369.7 US 79 – Clarendon, StuttgartWestern end of US 79 concurrency
AR 241 east
Southern end of AR 241 concurrency
AR 241 west
Northern end of AR 241 concurrency
AR 302 west – Clarendon
53.986.7 US 70 – Brinkley, Biscoe, DeValls BluffNorthern terminus
Gap in route
Brinkley0.00.0 US 49 – Brinkley, Helena-West Helena, JonesboroSouthern terminus
WoodruffCotton Plant8.513.7 AR 38 – Des ArcWestern end of AR 38 concurrency
10.116.3 AR 38Eastern end of AR 38 concurrency
Four Forks14.423.2 AR 306 – Cotton Plant, HunterEastern end of AR 38 concurrency
AR 260 east
Southern end of AR 260 concurrency
AR 260 west
Northern end of AR 260 concurrency
US 64B east
29.547.5 US 64 – McCrory, Augusta, Bald KnobWestern end of US 64 concurrency
McCrory31.450.5 US 64 / AR 145 – McCrory, Wynne, West MemphisWestern end of US 64 concurrency
33.453.8 AR 37 – Beedeville, Amagon
AR 33 north
Southern end of AR 33 concurrency
AR 33 south – Augusta
Northern end of AR 33 concurrency
52.684.7 AR 14 – Newport, Harrisburg
Newport55.088.5 US 67 – Searcy, Walnut Ridge, JonesboroExit 82
55.789.6 AR 14 – Oil Trough, BatesvilleNorthern terminus
Gap in route
Diaz0.00.0 AR 18 – Diaz, JacksonportSouthern terminus
5.69.0 AR 226 – Tuckerman
7.111.4 AR 37 – Cord, TuckermanNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2020-07-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2020-07-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2020-07-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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