Arkansas Highway 8

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Highway 8 marker

Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 229.83 mi[1] (369.88 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: SH-63 at the Oklahoma state line
  US 59 / US 71 in Mena
US 70 in Glenwood
I‑30 in Arkadelphia
US 67 in Arkadelphia
US 63 in Warren
US 425, Fountain Hill
US 82 in Hamburg
US 165 in Parkdale
US 65 in Eudora
East end: US 65 south of Eudora, AR
Location
Counties:

Polk, Montgomery, Pike,

Bradley, Clark, Cleveland, Dallas, Drew, Chicot
Highway system
Hwy. 7 Hwy. 9

Highway 8 (AR 8, Ark. 8, Hwy. 8) is an east–west state highway in Lower Arkansas. The route of 229.83 miles (369.88 km) runs from Oklahoma State Highway 63 (SH-63) at the Oklahoma state line east across the state to US Route 65 (US 65) south of Eudora.[2][3]

Route description[edit]

The route begins at Oklahoma State Highway 63 at the Oklahoma state line near Mena in the Ouachita National Forest and runs east. A concurrency forms with US 59/US 71 through downtown Mena, and a concurrency with Highway 88 forms after entering the city. Highway 8 breaks from these overlaps near Ward Creek and turns south to exit Mena, continuing east with minor junctions at Highway 375, Highway 980, and Highway 370 before again entering the Ouachita National Forest near the Montgomery County line.[2] Shortly after entering Mongtomery County, Highway 8 passes the Cogburn Dipping Vat, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), before entering Black Springs and Norman.[4] A concurrency with Highway 27 forms in Norman, and the two routes continue south past the historic Caddo Valley Academy Complex and the Norman Town Square to exit the Ouachita National Forest and enter Pike County.[4][5]

Highway 8 enters Glenwood, including junctions with Highway 8 Spur (AR 8S), US Route 70 Business (US 70B), and a brief concurrency with US 70. After turning south to leave US 70, Highway 27 follows US 70 west, ending the concurrency that began in Norman. The highway continues southeast to form a concurrency with Highway 84 which continues into Clark County.[6] Highway 8/Highway 84 continue into Amity until Highway 84 turns north at a traffic circle near the Old Bank of Amity. Highway 8 continues east to Arkadelphia, where it meets Highway 26/Highway 51 just inside the city limits.

After Arkadelphia, the route is concurrent with AR 7 until Dalark. The route continues southeast to Fordyce and on to Warren before going straight south to Johnsville. The route continues to Eudora and south into the Grand Lake Loop, where it meets U.S. Route 65 and terminates.

Bannered routes[edit]

Glenwood spur[edit]

Harmon Street
Location: Glenwood
Length: 0.20 mi[1] (0.32 km)

Highway 8 Spur (AR 8S, Ark. 8S, Hwy. 8S, and Harmon Street[7]) is an east–west state highway spur route in Glenwood. The route of 0.20 miles (0.32 km) runs from Highway 8 west to a lumberyard along the Arkansas Midland Railroad tracks.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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 (December 22, 2000) (PDF). General Highway Map, Polk County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PolkCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 7, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Chicot County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/ChicotCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 22, 2011) (PDF). General Highway Map, Montgomery County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/MontgomeryCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (November 15, 2011) (PDF). General Highway Map, Pike County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PikeCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  7. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (June 2002) (PDF). Map of Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/cities/glenwood_city.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2012.