Arkansas Highway 4

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Highway 4 marker

Highway 4
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 2.99 mi[1] (4.81 km)
West end: SH-4
East end: US 59 / US 71 at Cove
Section 2
Length: 22.49 mi[1] (36.19 km)
West end: US 65 / US 165 / US 278 in McGehee
East end: Hwy. 1 at Rohwer
Highway system
Hwy. 3 Hwy. 5

Highway 4 (AR 4, Ark. 4, and Hwy. 4) is a designation for two state highways in Arkansas. The western segment of 2.99 miles (4.81 km) runs from SH-4 at the Oklahoma state line and terminates in Cove.[2] An eastern segment of 22.49 miles (36.19 km) begins at U.S. Route 278 (US 278) in McGehee and heads east to Arkansas City then north to Highway 1 before terminating.[3] The two routes were formerly connected until a portion of approximately 230 miles (370 km) was redesignated US 278 in 1998.[4] The eastern segment is part of the Great River Road.

Route description[edit]

Oklahoma to Cove[edit]

The route enters Arkansas as Oklahoma State Highway 4 and runs east to Cove. The route then meets US 59/US 71 and ends.[2] AR 4 formerly continued along US 59/US 71 south to Wickes, then across the state along present US 278.

McGehee to Rowher[edit]

Western terminus of Highway 4's eastern segment at US 65/US 165/US 278 in McGehee.

Highway 4 begins east of McGehee at US 65/US 165/US 278. The route winds east past the Delta Country Club and Trippe Holly Grove Cemetery before curving due east toward Arkansas City. The route runs east to Arkansas City. At Arkansas City, the route has its only spur route, which serves the historic part of town, while AR 4 turns north. The highway runs along the Mississippi River briefly before terminating at AR 1.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Polk Cove 0.0 0.0 SH-4 western terminus
2.99 4.81 US 59 / US 71 eastern terminus
Highway 4 begins in McGehee
Desha McGehee 0.0 0.0 US 65 / US 165 / US 278 / Great River Road western terminus
1.1 1.8 Hwy. 169 north AR 169 southern terminus
1.2 1.9 Hwy. 980 north (Airport Rd) to McGehee Municipal Airport AR 980 southern terminus
3.0 4.8 Hwy. 159 south AR 159 northern terminus
Arkansas City 10.2 16.4 Hwy. 4S east (Sprague Rd) AR 4S western terminus
Rohwer 22.1 35.6 Hwy. 1 / Great River Road eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Arkansas City spur[edit]

Highway 4S
Location: Arkansas City
Length: 1.04 mi (1.67 km)

Arkansas Highway 4 Spur is a spur of 1.04 miles (1.67 km)[1] in Arkansas City.[3]

Former bannered routes[edit]

Camden business loop[edit]

Highway 4B
Location: Camden
Length: 6.1 mi (9.8 km)
Existed: May 28, 1976[5]–1998

Arkansas Highway 4 Business was a business route of 2.97 miles (4.78 km) in Camden; it was renamed U.S. 278B in the 1998 redesignation. The route began on Washington Street near the Camden Country Club and terminated at U.S. 79B.[6]

Camden spur[edit]

Highway 4S
Location: Camden

Highway 4 Spur was a spur route in Camden. The route was redesignated partially US 79 and partially Highway 4 in 1976.

Warren business loop[edit]

Highway 4B
Location: Warren
Length: 3.8 mi (6.1 km)

Arkansas Highway 4 Business was a business route of 3.78 miles (6.08 km) in Warren; it was renamed U.S. 278B in the 1998 redesignation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Retrieved November 30, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Polk County, Arkansas (Map) (10/18/00 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PolkCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Desha County, Arkansas (Map) (2/11/10 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/DeshaCounty.pdf. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830)." U.S. Route Log. Retrieved on August 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 28, 1976. p. 653. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Camden, Arkansas." Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Camden, Arkansas map. Retrieved on August 28, 2010.
  7. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 28, 1976. p. 654. Retrieved January 28, 2013.