U.S. Route 65 in Arkansas

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U.S. Highway 65

Map
US 65 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length309.52 mi[1] (498.12 km)
Existed1926 (1926)[2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 65 at the Louisiana state line near Eudora
Major intersections
North end US 65 at the Missouri state line near Omaha
Location
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountiesChicot, Desha, Drew, Lincoln, Jefferson, Grant, Pulaski, Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, Newton, Boone
Highway system
US 64 AR 66

U.S. Highway 65 (US 65) runs north–south through southeastern and north central Arkansas for 309.52 miles (498.12 km). US 65 enters the state from Louisiana south of Eudora, running concurrently with the Great River Road. The route exits into Missouri northwest of Omaha. US 65 runs through the major cities of Pine Bluff and Little Rock.

Route description

US 65 is largely a four-lane divided highway, except for its overlaps with Interstates, two-lane section between Louisiana and Lake Village, and many undivided highway sections north of I-40. While the majority of the route travels through rural portions of Arkansas far from any Interstate Highways, the route does have a 79.52-mile (127.98 km) concurrency with I-530, I-30, and I-40 between Pine Bluff and Conway through the Little Rock metropolitan area.

US 65 enters Arkansas from Louisiana and follows the Great River Road. US 65 passes through Eudora then continues north intersecting Highway 160. Next, it shares a concurrency with US 82 and 278. It becomes a four-lane highway. while passing through Lake Village. In Lake Village, US 82 separates. Near Dermott, US 65 intersect US 165. In McGehee, US 65 separate from US 278. US 65 passes through rural area. It passes through Dumas where it separates from the Great River Road. US 65 meets with U.S. Route 425 before entering Pine Bluff. US 65 follows I-530 which bypasses Pine Bluff while having a brief concurrency with US 63. I-530 and US 65 continues north. It intersects US 167 at exit 10. It is not accessible from northbound. To access US 167 southbound, motorist will need to take exit 9 then go southbound to exit 10. The three highways enter the Little Rock Metropolitan Area and Little Rock.

In Little Rock, I-530 ends at a high-volume interchange with I-30 and I-440. US 65 shares a concurrency with I-30. Then at the end of I-30, US 167 separates onto I-40 east while US 65 joins I-40 west.

After leaving Little Rock, US 65 separates from I-40 at exit 125 in Conway. US 65 leaves Conway and leaves the Little Rock Metropolitan Area. Then US 65 continues north while passing through the Ozarks and passing through many towns. US 65 passes through Greenbrier, Clinton, Marshall, and Valley Springs. US 65 will join US 412 and 62 before passing through Harrison. After leaving Harrison, US 412 and 62 separates from US 65 at a freeway-to-freeway interchange. US 65 becomes a divided highway. US 65 continues north to the Missouri state line and enters Missouri.

History

The original US 65 between Pine Bluff and Conway is now signed Arkansas Highway 365.

In Pine Bluff, US 65 later relocated to a bypass corridor on the north side of Pine Bluff, dubbed the Downtown Expressway. With the completion of the Interstate 530 bypass on the south side of Pine Bluff in August 1999, US 65 was rerouted along Interstate 530, and the Downtown Expressway was resigned US 65 Business.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Chicot0.00.0
US 65 south – Tallulah
Continuation into Louisiana
1.62.6
AR 8 west
Eastern terminus of AR 8
4.16.6
AR 209 north / County Road 86
Southern terminus of AR 209
7.211.6
AR 8 east
Southern end of AR 8 overlap
Eudora8.213.2 AR 8 / AR 159 (East Armstrong Street) – Eudora Business District, ParkdaleNorthern end of AR 8 overlap; northern terminus of AR 159
Chicot Junction14.723.7
AR 160 west (Portland Road) / Red Leaf Road – Portland
Eastern terminus of AR 160
Fairview20.032.2

US 82 east / US 278 east – Greenville MS
Southern end of US 82/S 278 overlap
Chanticleer22.235.7
AR 159 north (South Lakeshore Drive)
Southern end of AR 159 overlap
22.235.7
AR 159 south – Jennie
Northern end of AR 159 overlap
Lake Village24.639.6

US 82 west / AR 144 east – Montrose, Hamburg
Northern end of US 82 overlap; southern end of AR 144 overlap
25.240.6
AR 980 west (Airport Road)
Eastern terminus of AR 980
McMillan Corner28.846.3

AR 257 south / AR 144 west
Northern end of AR 144 overlap; northern terminus of AR 257
Bellaire37.560.4
AR 208 west / County Road 51
Eastern terminus of AR 208
Halley Junction39.563.6 AR 35 – Halley, Dermott
Dermott40.965.8
US 165 south – Dermott, Montrose
Southern end of US 165 overlap
Desha43.369.7
AR 159 north – Masonville
Southern terminus of AR 159
McGehee45.072.4

US 278 west (South First Street) / AR 4 east (Crooked Bayou Drive) – Arkansas City, Monticello
Northern end of US 278 overlap; western terminus of AR 4
45.573.2
AR 169 south
Northern terminus of AR 169
47.276.0
To AR 1 (AR 1Y south)
Northern terminus of AR 1Y
47.676.6
AR 159 south (Silent Street)
Northern terminus of AR 159
Tillar53.185.5
AR 277 south – Tillar
Northern terminus of AR 277
Desha I-69Proposed
Drew57.993.2 AR 138 – Kelso, Winchester
Desha61.098.2
AR 159 south
Northern terminus of AR 159
Dumas65.3105.1

US 165 north / Great River Road west / AR 54 (Pickens Street) – Dewitt, Business District
Northern end of US 165/GRR overlap; eastern terminus of AR 54
Mitchellville67.4108.5
AR 159 south
Northern terminus of AR 159
LincolnGould73.6118.4
AR 212 east (East Jackson Street) / East Jackson Street
Western terminus of AR 212
73.6118.4
AR 114 west (B Avenue) / B Avenue – Fresno
Eastern terminus of AR 114
78.7126.7
AR 388 east – Cummins Unit, Varner Unit
Western terminus of AR 388
Grady84.4135.8 AR 11 (North Main Street) – Grady, Star City
Jefferson91.9147.9
AR 199 south / Blankenship Road – Moscow
Northern terminus of AR 199
100.3161.4

US 425 south / AR 81 north – Star City, Monticello
Southern end of US 425 overlap; southern terminus of AR 81
Pine Bluff102.3164.6 AR 980 (Grider Field Ladd Road)
102.8165.4



US 63 north / US 79 north / US 65B north / AR 190 west – Downtown
Southern end of I-530/US 63/US 79 overlap; southern terminus of I-530/US 65B; eastern terminus of SR 190; I-530 exit 46
See I-530 (mile 46.32–0.00)
See I-30 (mile 137.7–143.02)
See I-40 (mile 153.02–124.94)
FaulknerConway182.52293.74

I-40 west / US 65B south (Skyline Drive) – Fort Smith
Northern end of I-40 overlap; northern terminus of US 65B; I-40 exit 125
Springhill189.02304.20
AR 287 south / Elliott Road – Holland
Northern terminus of AR 287
Greenbrier192.02309.03
AR 25 south (Green Valley Drive) / Church Street – Wooster
Southern end of AR 25 overlap
192.42309.67 AR 225 (Main Street)
194.02312.24
AR 285 north – Woolly Hollow State Park
Southern terminus of AR 285
194.42312.89
AR 25 north – Quitman, Heber Springs
Northern end of AR 25 overlap
Damascus202.02325.12
AR 124 west (Presley Boulevard) / Cherokee Road – Springfield
Southern end of AR 124 overlap
FaulknerVan Buren
county line
202.22325.44
AR 285 north (West Main Street) – Center Ridge
Southern terminus of AR 285
Van Buren204.22328.66
AR 124 east – Quitman
Western terminus of AR 124
Bee Branch208.62335.74 AR 92 – Greers Ferry, Center Ridge
Choctaw215.92347.49
AR 9 south / County Road 330E – Center Ridge
Southern end of AR 9 overlap
Clinton218.32351.35
AR 336 west – Culpepper
Eastern terminus of AR 336
218.42351.51
AR 95 north
Southern end of AR 95 overlap
223.02358.92
US 65B north (AR 9 south) – Scotland
Northern end of AR 9 overlap; southern terminus of US 65B
223.92360.36
US 65B south
Northern terminus of US 65B
224.02360.53
AR 16 west – Witts Springs
Southern end of AR 16 overlap
224.22360.85
AR 16 east – Fairfield Bay
Northern end of AR 16 overlap
Botkinburg232.42374.04
AR 110 east – Old Lexington
Western terminus of AR 110
Dennard236.72380.96
AR 254 west
Eastern terminus of AR 254
SearcyLeslie240.02386.27
AR 66 east – Mountain View, Leslie Business District
Western terminus of AR 66
Marshall247.02397.54

AR 27 north to AR 14 – Harriet, Yellville
Southern end of AR 27 overlap; to AR 14 signed northbound only
247.42398.18
AR 27 south (Center Street) to AR 16 / Center Street – Canaan, Business District, Russellville
Northern end of AR 27 overlap; Russellville signed southbound only
249.62401.72
AR 333 west – Canaan
Eastern terminus of AR 333
252.12405.75
AR 74 west – Snowball, Witts Springs
Eastern terminus of AR 74
259.42417.50
AR 333 south – Gilbert
Northern terminus of AR 333
St. Joe262.42422.32
AR 374 east
Southern end of AR 374 overlap
262.62422.65
AR 374 west
Northern end of AR 374 overlap
Pindall267.72430.85
AR 235 north to AR 125
Southern terminus of AR 235
NewtonNo major intersections
SearcyNo major intersections
NewtonWestern Grove274.92442.44

US 65B north / AR 123 south – Mount Juda, Western Grove Business District
Southern terminus of US 65B; northern terminus of AR 123; Western Grove Business District signed northbound only
276.12444.37
US 65B south – Western Grove Business District
Northern terminus of US 65B; Western Grove Business District signed southbound only
Boone278.12447.59
AR 206 east – Everton
Southern end of AR 206 overlap
283.32–
283.42
455.96–
456.12

US 62 east / US 412 – Yellville, Mountain Home
Southern end of US 62/US 412 overlap
Bellefonte284.42457.73
AR 206 west (Garrett Street) / Garrett Street
Northern end of AR 206 overlap
Harrison286.72461.43
US 65B north (South Main Street)
Southern terminus of US 65B
288.52464.33

US 65B south (East Central Avenue) / AR 7 south – Jasper
Southern end of AR 7 overlap; northern terminus of US 65B
288.62464.49
AR 7 north (North Chestnut Street) – Lead Hill
Northern end of AR 7 overlap
290.92468.19
AR 43 north / Rock Springs Road
Southern terminus of AR 43
292.62470.93
AR 980 south (Airport Road)
Northern terminus of AR 980
295.42–
295.62
475.43–
475.75


US 62 west / US 412 west – Eureka Springs, Huntsville
Northern end of US 62/US 412 overlap
302.42486.70
AR 396 west
Eastern terminus of AR 396
308.62496.68
AR 14 east – Omaha
Southern end of AR 14 overlap
309.32497.80
AR 14 west / Turkey Creek Lane
Northern end of AR 14 overlap
309.52498.12
US 65 north – Springfield, Branson
Continuation into Missouri
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "County Maps". Arkansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Backlin, David; et al. (March 22, 2020). "End of US Highway 65". USEnds.com. Retrieved July 18, 2020.

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