Arkansas Highway 23
|Pig Trail Scenic Byway|
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Length:||129.88 mi (209.02 km)|
|Existed:||1926 – present|
|South end:||US 71|
| Hwy. 10, Booneville
US 64, Ozark
US 412B, Huntsville
US 62, Eureka Springs
|North end:||Route P, Missouri state line|
|Counties:||Scott, Logan, Franklin, Madison, Carroll|
Arkansas Highway 23 is a north–south state highway in north Arkansas. The route runs 24.05 miles (38.70 km) from US 71 near Elm Park north to the Missouri state line through Ozark and Eureka Springs. Between AR 16 at Brashears and Interstate 40 north of Ozark (19.0 miles (30.6 km)), Highway 23 winds through the Ozark National Forest and is designated as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway due to its steep hills and hairpin turns. The route has a strong connection with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, connecting fans in Central Arkansas with the Northwest Arkansas area.
AR 23 begins at US 71 near Elm Park and runs northeast to Booneville. The route intersects AR 116 south of Booneville then crosses AR 10 in Booneville before continuing north into Franklin County. AR 23 travels through the Ouachita National Forest, winding through mountains and through thick woods.
AR 23 eventually meets AR 22 in Caulksville and AR 41 near Chismville after which the route runs north across the Arkansas River to Ozark. AR 23 meets US 64 in downtown Ozark and I-40 north of town. The route next enters Ozark National Forest. AR 23 meets AR 16 north of the forest west St. Paul where the two roads run concurrent.
Northeast of St Paul, AR 23 and AR 16 split and AR 23 continues north through Madison County, meeting AR 74 south of Huntsville and US 412 BUS in Huntsville. North of town, AR 23 crosses US 412. AR 23 next passes Withrow Springs State Park, AR 127 and AR 12 before intersecting US 62 in Eureka Springs. AR 23 and US 62 have a short concurrency before 23 turns north passing AR 187 near Holiday Island before terminating at SSR-P at the Missouri state line.
|Scott||Elm Park||0.0||0.0||US 71||southern terminus|
|Logan||13.5||21.7||Hwy. 116 east|
|Booneville||15.5||24.9||Hwy. 217 east (E Magazine St)|
|15.9||25.6||Hwy. 10 (E Main St)|
|17.0||27.4||Hwy. 116 east|
|Chismville||22.7||36.5||Hwy. 217 west|
|23.1||37.2||Hwy. 41 north|
||No major junctions|
|Logan||Caulksville||29.7||47.8||Hwy. 398 north (S Wilson Ave)|
|31.1||50.1||Hwy. 22 (W Walnut St)|
|41.7||67.1||Hwy. 96 west|
|Webb City||43.2||69.5||Hwy. 309 south|
|Ozark||44.5||71.6||US 64 east|
|US 64 concurrency west, 0.7 miles (1.1 km)|
|0.0||0.0||US 64 west|
|1.1||1.8||Hwy. 96 east (Airport Rd)||to Ozark-Franklin County Airport|
|3.2||5.1||I-40 – Little Rock, Ft Smith||exit 35|
|White Oak||4.8||7.7||Hwy. 352 east|
|Cass||17.2||27.7||Hwy. 215 east (Cass Oark Rd)|
|Madison||Brashears||27.7||44.6||Hwy. 16 west|
|31.5||50.7||Hwy. 16 east|
|Aurora||45.0||72.4||Hwy. 127 east|
|47.8||76.9||Hwy. 74 east|
|Huntsville||52.2||84.0||Hwy. 23C north (S Harris St)|
|52.4||84.3||Hwy. 23C south (W Main St)|
|52.5||84.5||US 412B west (W War Eagle Ave)|
|US 412B concurrency north, 0.5 miles (0.80 km)|
|0.0||0.0||US 412B east|
|Withrow Springs State Park||4.2||6.8||Hwy. 23S north||to Withrow Springs State Park|
|Forum||7.7||12.4||Hwy. 23S south / Hwy. 127 east|
|Clifty||15.7||25.3||Hwy. 12 west|
|Carroll||Eureka Springs||25.9||41.7||US 62 east|
|US 62 concurrency west, 0.7 miles (1.1 km)|
|0.0||0.0||US 62 west|
|4.6||7.4||Hwy. 187 west|
|Missouri state line||11.0||17.7||Route P||northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Huntsville city route
|Length:||0.23 mi (0.37 km)|
Arkansas Highway 23 City is a city route in Huntsville. The route is 0.23 miles (0.37 km) beginning at Highway 23. It runs north and turns east, continuing west as US 412B. After briefly running east, the route terminates at Highway 23 near the beginning of a concurrency with US 412.
Withrow Springs State Park spur
|Location:||Withrow Springs State Park|
|Length:||2.65 mi (4.26 km)|
|Existed:||November 22, 1966–present|
Arkansas Highway 23 Spur is a 2.65-mile (4.26 km) long north–south spur route of Highway 23 in northwestern Arkansas. Its northern terminus is at an intersection with Highway 23 and Highway 127 at Forum, 7 miles (11 km) north of Huntsville. Its southern terminus is at Highway 23 south of Withrow Springs State Park. The route serves as the primary north–south access road to the state park. It was once designated as Highway 23W.
- Although Arkansas highways normally terminate when intersected by a route of greater importance, Highway 23 in Madison County does not end when intersecting Highway 16 in Brashears.
- "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Carroll County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CarrollCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- "Pig Trail Scenic Byway Overview." America's Byways. United States Department of Transportation. Overview Retrieved 2011-05-28.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Scott County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/ScottCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Logan County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/LoganCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- "Ouachita National Forest Map." Map. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Franklin County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/FranklinCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Madison County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/MadisonCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Route and Section Map (Map) (Madison County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/Maps/Counties/County%20RAS/RAS%20Maps%20PDF/mmadi_ras.pdf. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
- "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. November 22, 1966. p. 563. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
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