Arkansas Highway 77

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Highway 77 marker

Highway 77
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 66.70 mi[1] (107.34 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 70, West Memphis
  I-40 (AR) Metric.svgI-55 (AR) Metric.svgUS 61 (1961).svgUS 64 (1961).svgUS 65 (1961).svgUS 63 (1961).svg I-40/I-55/US 61/US 64/US 65/US 79, West Memphis
US 61, Turrell
Future I‑555 / US 63, Gilmore
North end: Route 108, Missouri state line
Location
Counties: Crittenden, Mississippi
Highway system
Hwy. 76 Hwy. 78

Highway 77 (AR 77, Ark. 77, and Hwy. 77) is a north–south[a 1] state highway in East Arkansas. The route of 66.70 miles (107.34 km) runs from US 70 in West Memphis north along Interstate 55 to the Missouri state line.[3]

Route description[edit]

Diagram of I-55 interchange 23: AR 77 meets I-55/US 61/US 63 and becomes I-55/US 61/AR 77, with I-555/US 63 heading northwest

AR 77 begins at US 70 in West Memphis and runs north to cross I-40/I-55/US 61/US 64/US 65/US 79. The route continues north as a former alignment of US 63 until Turrell. AR 77 also meets AR 42 in Turrell before meeting I-55/US 61/US 63 as well as Interstate 555 at a very large intersection north of town. US 61 becomes a frontage road with I-55, while AR 77 follows Future I-555/US 63 north to Gilmore. The route then turns south and runs as a frontage road along I-555/US 63, curving along I-55 and eventually facing north toward Mississippi County.

The highway becomes a minor route, passing through rural Crittenden and Mississippi Counties.[2] AR 308 briefly concurs with AR 77 in southern Mississippi County. AR 77 also crosses AR 118, AR 14/AR 297, and AR 140 south of Etowah.

AR 77 continues north to a short concurrency with AR 158 before entering Manila. AR 77 meets AR 18 before exiting Manila northbound. AR 119 concurs with AR 77 west to Leachville, after which AR 77 trails north to terminate at Route 108.

History[edit]

Between Turrell and West Memphis, Highway 77 runs on the former alignment of US 61. The route was extended along the former US 61 segment on August 22, 1956.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Crittenden West Memphis 0.00 0.00 US 70 / Great River Road south (Broadway) Southern terminus
1.08 1.74 I‑40 / I‑55 (US 61 / US 63 / US 64 / US 79) – Little Rock, Blytheville, Memphis I-40 exits 276 (eastbound) and 278 (westbound); I-55 exit 7 (southbound)
2.12 3.41 Hwy. 191 south (7th Street) to I‑40 / I‑55
Marion 5.10 8.21 US 64 west (Military Road) to I‑55[a 2]
Clarkedale 12.00 19.31 Hwy. 50 west (Clarkedale Road)
Turrell 16.03 25.80 Hwy. 42 to I‑55 – Turrell Business District, Wapanocca NWR Headquarters
17.90 28.81 US 61 north / Great River Road north to I‑55 south – Wilson, Marion, West Memphis south end of US 61 north overlap (southbound only)
I‑55 (US 61 south / US 63 south) – Memphis, Blytheville, St. Louis, MO north end of US 61 north overlap (southbound only); south end of future I-55 / US 63 overlap; I-55 exit 23; future I-555 exits 1A (south) and 1B (north); no direct access from Hwy. 77 north to I-55 south
Gilmore 0.00 0.00 US 63 north – Marked Tree, Jonesboro, Gilmore north end of future I-555 / US 63 overlap; Hwy. 77 north follows exit 2
Mississippi Dimple 7.27 11.70 Hwy. 308 west – Birdsong south end of Hwy. 308 overlap
  8.17 13.15 Hwy. 308 east – Frenchman's Bayou north end of Hwy. 308 overlap
  10.66 17.16 Hwy. 118
  17.18 27.65 Hwy. 14 – Lepanto, Wilson
  19.80 31.87 Hwy. 198 west
  23.33 37.55 Hwy. 297 south
Etowah 24.33 39.16 Hwy. 140 west – Lepanto south end of Hwy. 140 overlap
Athelstan 0.00 0.00 Hwy. 140 east – Osceola north end of Hwy. 140 overlap
Carroll's Corner 2.09 3.36 Hwy. 136 west – Etowah
  3.99 6.42 Hwy. 158 east – Luxora south end of Hwy. 158 overlap
Floodway 5.50 8.85 Hwy. 158 west – Caraway north end of Hwy. 158 overlap
Manila 12.02 19.34 To Hwy. 18 east / Fleeman Street (Hwy. 77Y) – Manila, Blytheville
12.21 19.65 Hwy. 18 east – Blytheville south end of Hwy. 18 overlap
0.00 0.00 Hwy. 18 west north end of Hwy. 18 overlap
0.33 0.53 Hwy. 18B
Poplar Corner 3.32 5.34 Hwy. 119 north – Buckeye south end of Hwy. 119 overlap
Leachville 7.99 12.86 Hwy. 119 south to Hwy. 18 – Jonesboro, Blytheville north end of Hwy. 119 overlap
Arkmo 12.26 19.73 Route 108 north – Cardwell Missouri state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although highways in the United States run from south to north and west to east, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department lists Highway 77 beginning at the Mississippi County line and running south to West Memphis.[2]
  2. ^ Military Road west of Highway 77 is US 64, even though the route also concurs with I-55/US 63/US 61 west of the intersection.[5] This is a leftover alignment prior to building I-55.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Mississippi County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/MississippiCounty.pdf. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Crittenden County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CrittendenCounty.pdf. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. August 22, 1956. p. 1919. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Route and Section Map (Map) (Crittenden County ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/Maps/Counties/County%20RAS/RAS%20Maps%20PDF/mcrit_ras.pdf. Retrieved June 22, 2011.