Arkansas Highway 15

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Highway 15
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 34.45 mi[1] (55.44 km)
South end: US 79B near Altheimer
North end: Hwy. 89 / Hwy. 294, Furlow
Section 2
Length: 21.10 mi[1] (33.96 km)
South end: LA 161, Louisiana state line
North end: US 82, El Dorado
Highway system
Hwy. 14 Hwy. 16

Arkansas Highway 15 is a designation for two state highways in Arkansas.[1] The northern segment of 34.45 miles (55.44 km) runs from Altheimer north across Interstate 40 to Furlow.[2][3] The southern segment of 21.10 miles (33.96 km) is entirely in Union County, and runs from Louisiana Highway 161 north to U.S. Route 82 in El Dorado.[4]

Route description[edit]

Union County[edit]

AR 15 begins at Louisiana Highway 161 and runs northeast, cutting through South Arkansas country. The highway serves as a southern terminus for Arkansas Highway 355 outside El Dorado, AR 15 lone junction with another state road. AR 15 next meets the four-lane U.S. Route 82 outside El Dorado, where it terminates.[4]

Altheimer to Furlow[edit]

The route begins at US 79 Business and runs north, intersecting Arkansas Highway 31 in Sherrill near the Sherrill Methodist Episcopal Church and the Tucker School in Tucker before entering Lonoke County. Upon entering England, AR 15 forms a concurrency with U.S. Route 165 north to Keo for 5.70 miles (9.17 km).[1] AR 15 continues due north across U.S. Route 70 (near the historic US Route 70 Union Valley segment) and Interstate 40 (AR 15 being exit 169, Remington Rd.) before ending at AR 89/AR 294 west.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Union LouisianaArkansas state line 0.00 0.00 LA 161 southern terminus
Newell 16.79 27.02 Hwy. 335 north (Del-Tin Hwy)
El Dorado 21.20 34.12 US 82 northern terminus
AR 15 southern segment ends, northern segment begins in Altheimer
Jefferson   0.00 0.00 US 79B southern terminus
  5.70 9.17 Hwy. 31
Lonoke England 18.12 29.16 US 165 south
US 165 concurrency north, 5.4 miles (8.7 km)
Keo 0.00 0.00 US 165 north
  10.93 17.59 US 70
  13.69 22.03 I-40 – Little Rock, Memphis
Furlow 16.33 26.28 Hwy. 89 / Hwy. 294 west northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

History[edit]

Arkansas 15 1926.svg

Arkansas Highway 15 was one of the original 1926 routes designated by the Arkansas Highway Commission. The modern day routes were connected. AR 15 continued east from El Dorado into Bradley County through Hermitage and Warren.[5] The route continued north into Cleveland County through Pansy and into Jefferson County, where it ran through Pine Bluff and along present-day AR 31 north to Sherrill, where it meets with today's routing.[6]

The original 1926 routing ended at AR 36 in England, and no state highway ran to Furlow.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (Database). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jefferson County, Arkansas." Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Jefferson County map Retrieved on February 27, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Lonoke County, Arkansas." Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Lonoke County map Retrieved on February 27, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Union County, Arkansas." Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Union County map. Retrieved on February 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "Bradley County, Arkansas showing Arkansas System of State Highways." Updated July 1, 1932. File. Arkansas Highway Commission. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  6. ^ "Jefferson County, Arkansas showing Arkansas System of State Highways." Updated 1929. File. Arkansas Highway Commission. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  7. ^ "Lonoke County, Arkansas showing Arkansas System of State Highways." Updated July 1, 1935. File. Arkansas Highway Commission. Retrieved February 27, 2011.