Interstate 440 (Arkansas)

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Interstate 440

I-440 highlighted in red, AR 440 highlighted in blue
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length14.16 mi[1][2] (22.79 km)
HistoryLast completed in 2003
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
West end I-30 / I-530 / US 65 / US 67 / US 167 in Little Rock
Major intersections
East end Future I-57 / US 67 / US 167 in Jacksonville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
I-430 AR 463

Interstate 440 (I-440) and Highway 440 (AR 440), in the central part of the US state of Arkansas, form a partial loop of 14.16 miles (22.79 km) connecting U.S. Highway 67 (US 67), US 167, and I-40 with I-30 and I-530 near Little Rock. I-440, known as the East Belt Freeway during planning and construction, travels through much of the area's industrial core in the eastern part of the metropolitan area, near Clinton National Airport and the Port of Little Rock. The route is mostly a six-lane freeway.[3] North of I-40, the route continues as AR 440 until it reaches US 67/US 167 (Future I-57) in Jacksonville. This section is known as the North Belt Freeway.

Route description

I-440 begins at I-30 at a large interchange with I-530. After this interchange, I-440 intersects AR 365 (Springer Boulevard) and Bankhead Drive near Clinton National Airport (formerly Little Rock National Airport). The highway continues across Lindsey Road northeast to cross the Arkansas River. I-440 has interchanges with US 165 and US 70 before terminating at I-40. On the northside of I-40, I-440 transitions to AR 440, an extension of I-440 built to Interstate standards. AR 440 runs northeast to Jacksonville, connecting North Little Rock's easternmost neighborhoods with US 67/US 167 (Future I-57). There are ghost ramps at the terminus. AR 440 may be redesignated as I-440 when I-57 is designated along US 67.

To avoid repeating the disturbance of the Fourche Creek floodplain by a causeway section of I-30 (including what is now the I-30/I-440/I-530 interchange), most of I-440 between I-30 and the exit leading to the airport is an extended bridge through the floodplain, crossing Fourche Creek several times.


Highway 440


The idea of I-440 was first proposed in 1941.

I-440 is part of a planned full loop around the metropolitan area, together with I-430. Part of that effort, an extended route from I-440's east end at I-40 to US 67/US 167, opened in 2003 as AR 440 and is also part of the North Belt Freeway project. However, completing the North Belt Freeway to I-430 has been put on hold after its cost was estimated at over $600 million.[4]

Exit list

The entire route is in Pulaski County.

Little Rock0.000.00

I-30 west / US 67 south – Hot Springs, Texarkana
Western terminus of I-440

I-30 east / I-530 south / US 65 / US 67 north / US 167 – Downtown, Pine Bluff
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; signed as exits 138A (I-30) and 138B (I-530); exit numbers use I-30's mileposts
1.282.061 AR 365 (Springer Boulevard)
3.445.543 Bankhead Drive – Clinton National Airport
3.806.124Lindsey Road – Little Rock River Port
5.168.305Fourche Dam Pike – Little Rock River Port
North Little Rock6.9711.227 US 165 – England, Scott
7.9112.738 CR 82 (Faulkner Lake Road)
9.5515.3710 US 70
9.9616.0311 I-40 – Fort Smith, MemphisEastern terminus of I-440 and western terminus of AR 440; I-40 exit 159; signed as exits 11A (west) and 11B (east) westbound
Jacksonville13.4021.5712 AR 161 – Rixey
14.1622.7913 Future I-57 / US 67 / US 167 – Sherwood, North Little Rock, JacksonvilleTemporary eastern terminus of AR 440; US 67 exit 6

AR 440 north
Future continuation beyond US 67/US 167
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Route and Section Map (PDF) (Map). Pulaski County supplemental. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Route and Section Map (PDF) (Map). Pulaski County. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (ZIP) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  4. ^ "Board removes North Belt Freeway from plan". Washington Times. Associated Press. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2018.