Interstate 430

From the AARoads Wiki: Read about the road before you go
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Interstate 430

I-430 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-30
Maintained by ArDOT
Length12.93 mi[1] (20.81 km)
Existedearly 1980s–present
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
South end I-30 / US 67 / US 70 in Little Rock
Major intersections I-630 / Chenal Parkway in Little Rock
North end I-40 / US 65 in North Little Rock
CountryUnited States
Highway system
US 425 I-440

Interstate 430 (I-430) is a 12.93-mile-long (20.81 km) Interstate highway in Pulaski County, Arkansas, that bypasses the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock. I-430 begins at an interchange southwest of Downtown Little Rock with I-30, US 67, and US 70 and travels north to cross the Arkansas River and end at I-40 and US 65. The first plans for the freeway appeared in 1955.

Route description

I-430 starts its 12.93-mile (20.81 km) route at a trumpet interchange with I-30, US 67, and US 70. From the interchange, US 70 joins I-430 as it travels northwest and runs over Highway 338 (AR 338, Baseline Road) before having a diamond interchange with AR 5 (Stagecoach Road). At the interchange, US 70 splits off onto Stagecoach Road to the east, with AR 5 running west. I-430 goes north to pass Remington College and intersect AR 300 (Colonel Glenn Road) before curving eastward to intersect Shackleford Road and then turning back north. Immediately after going under Kanis Road, the highway has a cloverleaf interchange with I-630 at its western terminus. After I-630, the roadway goes past Immanuel Baptist Church and Breckenridge Village to intersect Rodney Parham Road near the Colony West Shopping Center and later AR 10 (Cantrell Road). The AR 10 interchange was the final I-430 interchange before the freeway crossed the Arkansas River on the I-430 Bridge. After the bridge, the roadway passes Rosenbaum Lake and intersects with AR 100 (Crystal Hill Road) before ending at a three-way interchange with I-40 and US 65.[2]


1955 plan for I-430 and other Little Rock freeways

Early plans for the Interstate Highway System include a route along roughly the same alignment as the present I-30 through the Little Rock area but are not detailed enough to show exactly how the cities would be served.[3] Later, in 1955, a map of the Interstate Highway's plans shows a complete beltway around Little Rock, including present-day I-430, I-440, and AR 440.[4] When preliminary urban routes were laid out in 1955, the beltway was shortened to the current route of I-430.[5]

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) rerouted US 70 onto the southern portion of I-430 in May 2021 as part of a US 70 rerouting across Little Rock.[6][7]

Exit list

The entire highway is in Pulaski County.


Little Rock0.000.00129
I-30 / US 67 / US 70 west – Little Rock, Texarkana
Southern terminus; signed as exits 129A (east) & 129B (west); exit nos. correspond to I-30 mileposts; south end of US 70 overlap
0.190.31128Mablevale West Road / Otter Creek Road / Bass Pro ParkwaySouthbound exit only; exit number corresponds to I-30 milepost

US 70 east / AR 5 south (Stagecoach Road)
North end of US 70 overlap; northern terminus of AR 5
AR 300 east (Colonel Glenn Road)
Western terminus of AR 300
5.348.595Shackleford Road / Kanis Road
I-630 east / Baptist Health Drive / Chenal Parkway / Markham Street  – Downtown
Signed as exits 6A (I-630) and 6B (Chenal); I-630 exits 8A-B
7.7012.398Rodney Parham Road
9.0614.589 AR 10 (Cantrell Road)
Arkansas RiverInterstate 430 Arkansas River Bridge
North Little Rock11.6318.7212 AR 100 (Maumelle Boulevard / Crystal Hill Road)
12.8320.6513 I-40 / US 65 – Fort Smith, Oklahoma City, MemphisNorthern terminus; signed as exit 13A (east) and 13B (west); I-40 exit 147; tri-stack interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Route Log - Auxiliary Routes of the Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 2". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ Google (2009-03-10). "Interstate 430" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2009-03-10.
  3. ^ Bureau of Public Roads, Proposed Interregional Highway System, 1939
  4. ^ Bureau of Public Roads, National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, September 1955
  5. ^ Bureau of Public Roads, General Location of National System of Interstate Highways, 1955
  6. ^ Tudor, Lorie H. (January 19, 2021). "Minute Order 2020-111" (PDF). Administrative Circular 2021-02. Little Rock: Arkansas Department of Transportation. pp. 9–10. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  7. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (May 2021). "2021 Spring Meeting Report to the Council on Highways and Streets" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 2. Retrieved January 7, 2023.

External links