Arkansas Highway 80

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Highway 80

AR 80 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length49.87 mi[1] (80.26 km)
Major junctions
West end AR 28 in Hon
Major intersections US 71 in Waldron
East end AR 27 in Danville
CountryUnited States
CountiesScott, Yell
Highway system
US 79 AR 81

Highway 80 (AR 80, Ark. 80, and Hwy. 80) is an east–west state highway in the Ouachita Mountains. The route of 49.87 miles (80.26 km) begins at AR 28 at Hon and runs east to AR 27 in Danville. The route is maintained by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT).

Route description

The highway begins at AR 28 in western Scott County within the Ouachita Mountains. AR 28 runs southeast to Waldron, where it has a junction with US Highway 71 (US 71) on the city's west side. After this intersection, AR 80 continues due east as a section line road and major east–west route in the city. An intersection with US Highway 71 Business (US 71B) just south of downtown Waldron gives access to the primary commercial areas of Waldron. Continuing east, the highway serves as the western terminus for AR 248 just south of the Poteau River near the eastern city limits of Waldron. Just east of this junction, AR 80 passes the Poteau Work Center owned and operated by the United States Forest Service. East of Waldron, AR 80 enters the Ouachita National Forest, a dense pine and cypress forest. The route winds through the forest, serving as the eastern terminus of AR 250 before entering Yell County.[2]

AR 80 continues through the National Forest to Waltreak, where it passes the Mitchell House listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] It continues east through Chalybeate Springs before leaving the Forest near Macedonia. It curves northeast and runs along Dutch Creek as the highway enters Danville. AR 80 intersects AR 27 in southern Danville, where it terminates.[4]


An earlier AR 80 was designated in the 1926 Arkansas state highway numbering from AR 45 at Prairie Grove to the Oklahoma border.[5] This was deleted in 1931, as it was replaced by US 62.[6] The current route was designated in 1945.

Major intersections

ScottHon0.000.00 AR 28Western terminus
Waldron5.348.59 US 71 – Texarkana, Fort Smith
6.5510.54 US 71B (Main St)
AR 248 east
Western terminus of AR 248
AR 250 west
Eastern terminus of AR 250
YellDanville49.8780.26 AR 27 – Danville, RoverEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former route

State Road 80

LocationWashington County
Length10.3 mi (16.6 km)

State Road 80 (AR 80, Ark. 80, and Hwy. 80) was a state highway of 10.3 miles (16.6 km) in Washington County. The route began at the Oklahoma state line and ran east to AR 45 east of Lincoln.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Washington County.

0.00.0Oklahoma state lineWestern terminus
AR 99 north – Siloam Springs
10.316.6 AR 45 – Cane Hill, Prairie GroveEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Transportation Planning & Policy Division (October 9, 2013). General Highway Map, Scott County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved July 30, 2016. {{cite map}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ Transportation Planning & Policy Division (April 3, 2014). General Highway Map, Yell County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved July 24, 2016. {{cite map}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (April 1, 1926). Map of the State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (TIF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  6. ^ {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links

Media related to Arkansas Highway 80 at Wikimedia Commons