U.S. Route 63 in Arkansas

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U.S. Highway 63

US 63 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length340.0 mi (547.2 km)
Major junctions
South end US 63 / US 167 at Junction City
Major intersections
North end US 63 in Mammoth Spring
CountryUnited States
CountiesUnion, Bradley, Cleveland, Jefferson, Arkansas, Prairie, Monroe, Woodruff, Cross, Poinsett, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Sharp, Fulton
Highway system
US 62 US 64

U.S. Highway 63 (US 63) is a north-south U.S. highway that begins in Ruston, LA. In the US state of Arkansas the highway enters the state from Louisiana concurrent with US 167 in Junction City. The highway runs north through the eastern part of the state, serving rural areas of South Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta, as well as Pine Bluff and Jonesboro. The highway exits the state at Mammoth Spring traveling into Missouri.

Route description

U.S. 63 enters into Arkansas from Louisiana concurrent with US 167 in Junction City. Just a few miles into the state, the two highways run on the eastern edge of El Dorado as an expressway. US 167 splits here, traveling towards Hampton. US 63 bypasses the town of Warren, crossing US 270. US 63 passes through the rural Cleveland County, then enters into Jefferson County.[1]

US 63 at the southern terminus of I-530 in Pine Bluff

In Jefferson County, US 63 serves the city of Pine Bluff. US 63 bypasses the city, running on the last 3 miles of I-530. Also in Pine Bluff, the highway overlaps with US 65 and US 79. US 63 runs northeast with US 79 until Stuttgart, where the highway runs north to Hazen. Just north of Hazen, US 63 overlaps with I-40 to Brinkley. In Brinkley, US 63 begins an overlap with US 49 north to Jonesboro. On the outskirts of Jonesboro, both US 49 and US 63 pick up a short concurrency with US 78. US 63 leaves US 49/US 78 and follows I-555 until I-555 terminates, together serving as a bypass for southern Jonesboro. In Hoxie, US 63 intersects with US 67 (Future I-57). Northwest of here near Portia the highway overlaps with US 412.[1]

In Imboden, US 62 joins this overlap. In Hardy, US 63 leaves the two highways. In Mammoth Spring, US 63 crosses into Missouri, traveling to West Plains.[1]

US Highway 62 joins US 63 and 412 in Imboden


Portions of U.S. 63 in northern Arkansas have their origins in the work of the Ozark Trails Association, which established a network of roads in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri beginning in the 1910s. A portion of roadway was mapped out in Arkansas between Mammoth Spring and Memphis, Tennessee, and built c. 1918-22. This roadway was eventually designated Highway A-7, and was later designated U.S. 63. Some of the original infrastructure of this early construction has survived the 1927 Mississippi flood and the realignment of U.S. 63 in 1967. Northwest of Tyronza, Old U.S. 63 runs for about 1-1/4 miles of original concrete pavement;[2] it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[3] Four bridges built in the 1920s (three before the 1927 flood and one after, are also on the National Register; three southeast of Marked Tree, and one southeast of Tyronza.[4][5]

In April 2019, ArDOT submitted an application to AASHTO to reroute US 63 concurrent with US 49 between Brinkley and Jonesboro, eliminating the concurrencies with I-55 and I-555, and part of the concurrency with I-40.[6] The rerouting took effect in 2021.[7] However, a small section of US 63 in Jonesboro was redesignated as I-555 on November 23 of the same year, making US 63 partly concurrent with I-555 again.[8]

Major intersections

UnionJunction City0.00.0

US 63 south / US 167 south – Ruston
Louisiana state line
AR 7 south – Lockhart, LA
South end of AR 7 overlap
El Dorado14.122.7
US 82 / AR 15 south – Magnolia, Crossett, South Arkansas Regional Airport
Interchange; US 82 exit 22
US 82B / US 167B north (Hillsboro Street)
US 167 north / Main Street – Fordyce, Camden
Interchange; North end of US 167 / AR 7 overlap; US 63 north follows exit 16
Old Union22.536.2
AR 129 south (Lawson Road) – Lawson
AR 275 south – Strong
Bradley36.458.6 AR 600 – Moro Bay State Park
AR 160 west – Jersey
South end of AR 160 overlap

US 63B north / AR 160 east – Hermitage, Ingalls
North end of AR 160 overlap
US 63B south – Hermitage
AR 8 east – Johnsville
South end of AR 8 overlap
64.1103.2 AR 980 – Warren Municipal Airport
Warren65.4105.3 US 278 – Hampton, Monticello
US 63B north
66.9107.7 US 278B
AR 8 west – Fordyce
North end of AR 8 overlap

US 63B south / AR 189 south – Monticello
AR 35 south – Monticello, Lake Monticello
South end of AR 35 overlap

AR 11 north / AR 35 north – Rison, Star City
North end of AR 35 overlap
AR 114 west – Rison
South end of AR 114 overlap

AR 114 east – Star City
North end of AR 114 overlap
AR 54 east – Glendale
South end of AR 54 overlap
AR 54 west
North end of AR 54 overlap
Pine Bluff107.106172.370

I-530 north / US 79 south (US 65 north) / US 63B north – Little Rock
South end of I-530 / US 65 / US 79 overlap; US 63 south follows exit 43
AR 530 south – Star City, Monticello
Pine Bluff46
US 65 south / AR 190 (Harding Avenue) – Dumas, McGehee, Lake Village
North end of I-530 / US 65 overlap; South end of US 65B overlap; US 63 north follows exit 46

US 65B north / Harding Street / Market Street
North end of US 65B overlap

AR 81 south

US 79B to US 65 north – Pine Bluff, UAPB

US 79B south to AR 88 – Reydell, Altheimer Business District
AR 13 north – Humnoke, Carlisle

AR 152 east – Bayou Meto WMA

AR 343 south

US 79B north – De Witt, Phillips Community College
US 79 north (West Michigan Street) – Clarendon, Arkansas County Agricultural Museum
North end of US 79 overlap
US 165 – England, Little Rock, De Witt, Clarendon
Prairie AR 980 – Stuttgart Municipal Airport

AR 86 west – Slovak
South end of AR 86 overlap
AR 86 east – Tollville
North end of AR 86 overlap
US 70 east – DeValls Bluff, Brinkley
South end of US 70 overlap

US 70 west – Hazen Business District
North end of US 70 overlap

I-40 west / AR 11 north – Little Rock, Des Arc, Lower White River Museum State Park
South end of I-40 overlap; US 63 south follows exit 193
See I-40 (Exit 193 - 216)
See US 49 (Arkansas milepost 54.97 to 125.53)
See I-555 (Exit 45 to 49)
CraigheadJonesboro49 AR 91 (Dan Avenue / AR 18 west) / I-555Interchange; North end of freeway; North end of AR 18 overlap; northern terminus of I-555

US 63B north – Bono Business District

AR 230 to AR 91 – Alicia, Bono

US 63B south – Bono Business District
GreeneNo major intersections
AR 228 east – Light
South end of AR 228 overlap

AR 228 west to AR 349
North end of AR 228 overlap
Walnut Ridge AR 91 – Egypt

US 63B north to US 67B

Future I-57 / US 67 north to US 412 – Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas, Paragould
Interchange; South end of US 67 overlap, exit 121.

Future I-57 / US 67 south / US 67B north – Hoxie, Walnut Ridge, Newport
Interchange; North end of US 67 overlap, exit 121.

US 63B south – Hoxie Business District

US 412 east – Walnut Ridge, Paragould
South end of US 412 overlap
Black Rock AR 25 – Black Rock, Powhatan, Davidsonville Historic State Park, Powhatan Courthouse, Lake CharlesInterchange

AR 117 north – Davidsonville Historic State Park
South end of AR 117 overlap

AR 117 south – Smithville
North end of AR 117 overlap
US 62 east – Pocahontas, Business District
South end of US 62 overlap

AR 115 south – Smithville, Cave City
RandolphNo major intersections
AR 90 east – Ravenden Springs
AR 58E west – Williford

AR 58 west – Williford
AR 175 north – Wirth
South end of AR 175 overlap

US 63B north – Hardy, Historic District

US 62 west / US 412 west / US 63B south (AR 175 south) to US 167 – Hardy, Ash Flat, Batesville, Mountain Home
North end of US 62 / US 412 / AR 175 overlap
FultonMammoth Spring
AR 9 south – Salem, Business District

US 63 north – Thayer
Missouri state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c Google (January 9,2024). "Overview map of US 63 in Arkansas" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 9,2024. {{cite map}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Highway A-7, Tyronza Segment" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "NRHP nomination for Highway A-7, Bridges Historic District" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  5. ^ "NRHP nomination for Highway A7, Ditch No. 6 Bridge" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  6. ^ "Application from ArDOT to AASHTO Highways Special Committee on U. S. Route Number" (PDF). April 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Inman, Keith. "Arkansas DOT orders rerouting of U.S. 63". The Paragould Daily Press. Paragould, Arkansas. p. 1A. ISSN 1082-8788. OCLC 21942659. Retrieved October 25, 2021 – via NewsBank.
  8. ^ "Highway 63 in Jonesboro redesignated as I-555". Talk Business & Politics. 23 November 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2023.

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