Arkansas Highway 5

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Highway 5
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 44.99 mi[1] (72.40 km)
West end: AR 7 north of Hot Springs
East end: US 70 in Little Rock
Section 2
Length: 0.38 mi[1] (0.61 km)
South end: Scott St in Little Rock
North end: Washington Ave in North Little Rock
Section 3
Length: 146.63 mi[1] (235.98 km)
South end: AR 321 / AR 367 in Cabot
North end: Route 5 at the Missouri state line
Highway system
AR 4 AR 6

Highway 5 (AR 5, Ark. 5, and Hwy. 5) is a designation for three state highways in Arkansas. The southern segment of 44.99 miles (72.40 km) runs from Highway 7 in Hot Springs north to US Highway 70 (US 70) in Little Rock.[2][3] A northern segment of 146.63 miles (235.98 km) begins at US Highway 67/US Highway 167 in Cabot and runs north to Missouri Route 5, including a lengthy overlap with Highway 25 between Heber Springs and Wolf Bayou.[4][5][5][6] A portion of Highway 5 is designated as part of the Sylamore Scenic Byway.[7]

The Main Street Bridge in Little Rock carries a hidden Highway 5 designation. The bridge is 0.38 miles (0.61 km) in span.[1]

Route description[edit]

Hot Springs to Little Rock[edit]

Southern terminus of Highway 5 at Highway 7 in Hot Springs

Highway 5 begins north of Hot Springs at Highway 7 and runs northeast to Fountain Lake. In the city the highway has a junction with Highway 128 before entering Saline County and Hot Springs Village.[2] Continuing east, Highway 5 serves as the southern terminus for Highway 9 at Crows. Northwest of Benton the highway has a junction with Highway 298 before entering the city and passing several residential subdivisions. Near Saline Memorial Hospital, Highway 5 has a junction with Interstate 30/US Highway 67/US Highway 70 (I-30/US 67/US 70) and Highway 35. Highway 5 continues onto the freeway, beginning an eastbound concurrency toward Little Rock. Highway 35 runs south toward downtown Benton and eventually Sheridan and Monticello.[8]

I-30/US 67/US 70/AR 5 run northeast past the Congo Rd exit before Highway 5 exits onto the frontage road and onto Military Rd, ending the concurrency. The highway passes the Hester-Lenz House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), prior to the Bryant city limits.[9] Upon entering Bryant, Highway 5 runs parallel to I-30/US 67/US 70 approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of the limited-access highway. An intersection with Highway 183 (Reynolds Rd) near the historic Andrew Hunter House gives access to downtown Bryant as well as the freeway.[9] Continuing east, Highway 5 intersects Highway 835 (Woody Dr) which leads to the Alexander branch of the Arkansas Department of Human Services's Youth Service Center, after which it enters Pulaski County.[10]

Highway 5 meets Otter Creek Rd and Highway 338 (Baseline Rd), both collector roads for I-30/US 67/US 70 in southwest Little Rock. Entering a suburban area, Highway 5 crosses I-430, passes the historic Dr. Morgan Smith House, and meets Highway 300 (Colonel Glenn Rd) before terminating at US 70 (University Ave) near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus.[3]

Main Street Bridge[edit]

The Main Street Bridge in Little Rock carries a hidden AR 5 designation. The route is 0.38 miles (0.61 km) in span and multi-lane divided.[1]

Cabot to Heber Springs[edit]

AR 5 begins at US 67/167 south of Cabot and runs north to cross AR 89 and AR 319. The route continues north to meet US 64 south of El Paso and AR 310 near Romance. AR 5 and AR 310 form a concurrency that runs until AR 36 in Rose Bud.[11] AR 5 continues north to Heber Springs, where it begins to concur with AR 16/AR 25.

Highway 5, Highway 9 and Highway 14 near Mountain View

AR 5 leaves AR 25 near Wolf Bayou, when AR 5 begins to run with AR 87, named Mountain View Road. The two routes meet AR 14 in front of the Stone County Medical Center in south Mountain View.[12] AR 5/AR 14/AR 87 run briefly west to Sylamore Avenue, when they meet AR 9. AR 5/AR 9/AR 14 run north through town to Allison, when AR 5 continues northward alone. Passing through the Ozark National Forest, AR 5 emerges near Calico Rock.[13] The route takes a turn northwest, concurring with AR 177 near Norfork. Entering Mountain Home, AR 5 crosses US 62 southeast of town. AR 5 becomes 9th Street, meeting US 412/US 62 BUS/AR 101 in downtown Mountain Home. The route continues northwest to Midway, after which it heads north to the Missouri state line. AR 5 terminates at Route 5.

Missouri Route 5 runs entirely across Missouri and eventually becomes Iowa Highway 5.

History[edit]

Arkansas 5 1926.svg

Highway 5 was created in 1926 as one of the original numbered state highways in Arkansas.[14] At time of creation, AR 5 did not extend south of Little Rock. The segment between Little Rock and Benton is the former alignment of US 67/US 70 in that area and was re-designated as Highway 5 upon completion of the freeway segment of US 67/US 70 (now I-30) in 1955.[15]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Garland   0.00 0.00 AR 7 – Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Russellville
Fountain Lake 3.76 6.05 AR 128 east
Saline Crows 13.91 22.39 AR 9 north – Perry
  22.78 36.66 AR 298 west
Benton 26.59 42.79 I-30 (US 67 / US 70) / AR 35 south – Benton, UALR Benton Center, Little Rock, Texarkana I-30 exit 117
28.21 45.40 I-30 west (US 67 south / US 70 west) / Congo Road I-30 exit 118
29.09 46.82 I-30 east (US 67 north / US 70 east) I-30 exit 121
Bryant 33.15 53.35 AR 183 south (Reynolds Road) to I-30
34.49 55.51 Woody Drive (AR 835) - Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center former AR 111 north
Saline
Pulaski
Little Rock Alexander Road former AR 111 south
Pulaski 39.19 63.07 AR 338 east (Baseline Road) to I-30
40.02 64.41 I-430 I-430 exit 1
42.76 68.82 AR 300 west (Colonel Glenn Road)
44.99 72.40 US 70 (Asher Avenue / University Avenue) – Fairgrounds
Gap in route
0.00 0.00 North Scott Street
  Main Street Bridge over the Arkansas River
North Little Rock 0.38 0.61 Main Street
Gap in route
Lonoke Cabot 0.00 0.00 AR 321 north / AR 367 north – Cabot
0.14 0.23 US 67 / US 167 – Little Rock, Beebe, Cabot, St. Louis, Bald Knob, Jacksonville US 67 exit 16
Lonoke / Pulaski 2.73 4.39 AR 89 to US 67 / AR 107
Lonoke   8.22 13.23 AR 319
White   11.97 19.26 US 64 – Conway, Beebe
  20.83 33.52 AR 310 west – Mount Vernon
  21.57 34.71 AR 31 south – Romance, Beebe
Rose Bud 28.65 46.11 AR 36 west to AR 124 – Fairfield Bay, Mount Vernon south end of AR 36 overlap
28.70 46.19 AR 36 east – Searcy north end of AR 36 overlap
Cleburne   38.58 62.09 AR 16 west / AR 25 south – Quitman, Greers Ferry south end of AR 16 / SR 25 overlap
  39.41 63.42 AR 16 east – Pangburn, Searcy north end of SR 16 overlap
  40.59 65.32 AR 25B north (Heber Springs Road) – Heber Springs Business District
  42.39 68.22 AR 337 south
Heber Springs 43.70 70.33 AR 110 (Wilburn Rd) – Heber Springs Business District, Wilburn, ASU-Heber Springs
  45.56 73.32 AR 25B south (Heber Springs Road) – Heber Springs Business District
  45.84–
46.16
73.77–
74.29
Greers Ferry Dam across the Little Red River
Tumbling Shoals 48.48 78.02 AR 25S (Old Highway 25)
Drasco 56.46 90.86 AR 92 west – Greers Ferry
Wolf Bayou 58.61 94.32 AR 25 north (Heber Springs Rd) – Batesville north end of AR 25 overlap
Stone Mountain View 80.43 129.44 AR 14 east – Batesville south end of AR 14 overlap
82.11 132.14 AR 9 south to AR 66 – Mountain View Business District south end of AR 9 overlap
83.26 133.99 AR 382 west – Ozark Folk Center State Park
Allison 87.85 141.38 AR 9 north / AR 14 west – Fifty Six, Melbourne, Blanchard Springs Caverns north end of AR 9 / AR 14 overlap
  AR 933-2 – Sylamore Creek Access
Izard Calico Rock 104.47 168.13 AR 56 east – Brockwell, Batesville, Business District
Baxter Norfork 115.16 185.33 AR 177 south (Shed Road)
117.98 189.87 AR 341 south to AR 201
Salesville 120.07 193.23 AR 177 north – Jordan, Norfork Dam, Quarry Cove Recreation Areas
  124.17 199.83 AR 342 east (Sycamore Springs Road) – Georges Cove Recreation Area
  124.61 200.54 AR 341 north (Tracy Ferry Road) – Tracy Recreation Area
  128.89 207.43 US 62 / US 412 interchange
Mountain Home 130.42 209.89 AR 201 south (College Street) south end of AR 201 overlap
130.78 210.47 US 62B west south end of US 62B overlap
130.90 210.66 AR 178 west (6th Street)
131.22 211.18 US 62B east north end of US 62B overlap
131.29 211.29 AR 201 north north end of AR 201 overlap
Midway 137.26 220.90 AR 126 south / AR 178 east – Whiteville, Gassville, Ozark Regional Airport south end of AR 178 overlap
137.36 221.06 AR 178 west – Lakeview, Bull Shoals, Bull Shoals-White River State Park north end of AR 178 overlap
  145.42 234.03 AR 202 west – Oakland, Oakland Park, Ozark Isle Park
  146.63 235.98 Route 5 north – Gainesville Missouri state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Planning and Research Division (2012). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 18, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, Garland County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/GarlandCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 22, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Pulaski County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PulaskiCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Lonoke County, Arkansas (Map) (5/17/10 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/LonokeCounty.pdf. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Cleburne County, Arkansas (Map) (4/23/07 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CleburneCounty.pdf. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Baxter County, Arkansas (Map) (4/27/07 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/BaxterCounty.pdf. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  7. ^ "Sylamore Scenic Byway". US DOT. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  8. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (October 20, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Saline County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/SalineCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  10. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (March 2009) (PDF). Map of Alexander and Bryant, Saline County, Arkansas (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/cities/alexander_bryant_city.pdf. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  11. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - White County, Arkansas (Map) (1/7/09 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/WhiteCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  12. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Stone County, Arkansas (Map) (8/24/01 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/StoneCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  13. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Izard County, Arkansas (Map) (1/8/02 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/IzardCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  14. ^ "Map of State of Arkansas Showing System of Primary and Secondary Federal Aid Roads and Connecting State Roads and Progress of Improvements." 1926. Arkansas State Highway Department. Map. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  15. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 18, 1955. p. 1997. Retrieved January 16, 2013.