Arkansas Highway 88

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Highway 88

AR 88 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
CountryUnited States
CountiesPolk, Montgomery, Garland, Saline, Jefferson
Highway system
AR 87 AR 89

Highway 88 (AR 88, Ark. 88, and Hwy. 88) is a designation for five state highways in Arkansas. All routes are maintained by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT).

Oklahoma to Washita

Highway 88

Location SH-1, Oklahoma state line to AR 27 at Washita
Length60.66 mi[1] (97.62 km)
ExistedApril 1, 1926[2]–present

Highway 88 (AR 88, Ark. 88, and Hwy. 88) is a state highway of 60.66 miles (97.62 km) in Western Arkansas. The route begins at the Oklahoma state line at OK-1 and runs west to Highway 27 at Washita. Between the western terminus and Mena, the route passes through the Ouachita Mountains and is designated as part of the Talimena Scenic Drive, an Arkansas Scenic Byway and National Scenic Byway.[3]

Route description

Highway 88 overlaps Highway 270 in Pencil Bluff

At Mena, it runs along the north direction of U.S. 71 (geographically east) for 2 miles (3.2 km) until U.S. 71 turns back to the north. From there, Highway 88 continues east for 24 miles (39 km) parallelling the Ouachita River and passing through the communities of Ink, Cherry Hill, Pine Ridge and Oden before intersecting U.S. Highway 270 at Pencil Bluff. Highway 88 then continues east another 14 miles (23 km) passing through the community of Sims before ending at Highway 27 at Washita.

Major intersections

Mile markers reset at some concurrencies.

Polk0.000.00 SH-1 (Talimena Scenic Drive)Continuation into Oklahoma
Queen Wilhelmina State Park5.478.80
AR 272 east
AR 272 western terminus
US 59 / US 71 (Pickering Avenue) – Ashdown, Waldron
AR 379 south – Oden Access Ouachita River
AR 379 northern terminus
Pencil Bluff29.46–
US 270 – Mount Ida, Hot Springs, Y Cityofficially designated exception
AR 298 east
AR 298 western terminus
Washita43.1369.41 AR 27 – Danville, Mount IdaEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Hot Springs

Higdon Ferry Road

Location AR 7 in Hot Springs to
AR 7 in Hot Springs
Length2.92 mi[1] (4.70 km)

Route description

Highway 88 junction sign on Highway 7 at Hot Springs.

Highway 88 begins and ends at Highway 7 in Hot Springs. It runs about 3 miles and has an intersection with the U.S. 70-270 bypass of Hot Springs along its route.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Hot Springs, Garland County.

0.000.00 AR 7 (Central Avenue) – ArkadelphiaWestern terminus
1.512.43 US 70 / US 270 – Malvern, Mount IdaUS 70 / US 270 exit 4
2.924.70 AR 7 (Central Avenue)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Highway 88

LocationStrauss Street/Cockrell Avenue in Lonsdale to US 70
Length1.84 mi[1] (2.96 km)

Route description

Major intersections

GarlandLonsdale0.000.00Strauss Street/Cockrell AvenueWestern terminus
Saline1.842.96 US 70 – Hot Springs, BentonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Highway 88

Location AR 35 in Benton to
End state maintenance at Alcoa Road in Benton
Length2.60 mi[1] (4.18 km)

Route description

A second segment of Highway 88 begins at an intersection with Highway 35 in Benton, runs for a few blocks on Military Road (a former route of U.S. 67-70 and US 70C/I-30 Business Loop), then runs west approximately 2+12 miles as Alcoa Road before ending at Benton Parkway.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Benton, Hot Spring County.

0.000.00 AR 35 (Carpenter Street/East Street)Western terminus
2.604.18End state maintenance at Alcoa RoadEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Altheimer to Reydell

Highway 88

Location US 79B in Altheimer to
AR 11 at Reydell
Length23.39 mi[1] (37.64 km)

Route description

Highway 88 begins at U.S. Highway 79 at Altheimer and runs 24 miles (39 km) south and east passing through the communities of Cornerstone, Sweden, and Swan Lake before ending at Highway 11 at Reydell.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Jefferson County.

Altheimer0.000.00 US 79B (Front Street)Western terminus
AR 11 north (Front Street)
Eastern terminus, AR 11 southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (April 1, 1926). Map of the State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (TIF) (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Talimena Scenic Drive National Scenic Byway". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved July 8, 2011.

External links

Media related to Arkansas Highway 88 at Wikimedia Commons