U.S. Route 270

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For the former route, see U.S. Route 270 (1926).

U.S. Route 270 marker

U.S. Route 270
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 70
Length: 643 mi (1,035 km)
Existed: 1930[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US-54 in Liberal, KS
East end: I-530 / US 65 at White Hall, AR
Highway system

U.S. Route 270 is a spur of U.S. Route 70. It runs for 643 miles (1,035 km) from Liberal, Kansas at U.S. Route 54 to White Hall, Arkansas at Interstate 530 and U.S. Route 65. It passes through the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. It goes through the cities of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Hot Springs, Arkansas, and McAlester, Oklahoma.

Route description[edit]

Kansas[edit]

US 270 begins in Liberal, Kan., and leaves the state three miles south of there.

US 270 begins in the southeast part of Liberal, Kansas, at an intersection with US 83 (running north–south through the intersection) and US 54. US 270 follows the south leg of this intersection, following US 83 south. US 270 only spends 3 miles (4.8 km) in Kansas before crossing into Oklahoma. Seward County is the only county that US-270 serves.

Oklahoma[edit]

US 270 concurs with many highways in northwestern Oklahoma.

US 270 enters Oklahoma in Beaver County, the eastern third of the Oklahoma Panhandle. From here it continues east along US 64, then south towards Beaver, the county seat, along SH-23. South of Beaver, the road joins with US 412 (OK) and SH-3, the latter of which US 270 will overlap with through most of northwest Oklahoma. After leaving the Panhandle and picking up US 183 near Fort Supply, the highways turn southwest towards Woodward. US 412 splits away in Woodward. US 270, concurrent with US 183 and SH-3, proceed southeast toward Seiling. West of Seiling, US 183 splits off to the south, but in Seiling, it is replaced by US 281. The routes continue southwest to Watonga, where US 270/281 turn south along SH-8, while SH-3 continues due east to concur with SH-33. In Geary, US 270 splits off on an independent alignment, looping through Calumet before joining with Interstate 40.

US 270 remains concurrent with I-40 from Exit 115 through Exit 181, a distance of 66 miles (106 km). US 270, attached to I-40, runs through the core of the Oklahoma City Metro area, passing through the western suburbs of El Reno and Yukon into Oklahoma City proper. The partnership runs just south of Downtown and the Bricktown entertainment district on the Crosstown Expressway. Major interchanges with I-44 and I-35 (the latter involving a concurrency with the interstate and its accompanying US Highway, US 62) are found in the city. I-40/US 270 also serve two eastern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Del City and Midwest City and form the northern boundary between Midwest City's civilian areas and Tinker Air Force Base. US-270 finally exits from I-40 on the west side of Shawnee.

US 270 serves most of the towns anchoring the area east of Oklahoma City, including Shawnee, Tecumseh, Seminole, Wewoka, and Holdenville. It continues southeast to the city of McAlester, a major southeastern Oklahoma city. It also serves many of the small towns east of McAlester, such as Krebs, Alderson, Bache, Haileyville, and Hartshorne.

After passing through Hartshorne, the roads curves to the northeast before turning onto a due east course taking it through Wilburton, Red Oak, and Wister. In Wister, it turns south, running across Wister Lake's dam, and proceeding southeast to Heavener. There, it meets US 59, which it will follow for the rest of its time in Oklahoma. The town highways head south from Heavener, passing through the Wister Wildlife Management Area before entering the Ouachita National Forest. The route serves as the northern terminus of US 259 near Page. The road then squeezes into a valley between Black Fork Mountain and Rich Mountain. In this valley, it crosses the state line into Arkansas.

Arkansas[edit]

U.S. Route 270 in Sheridan, Arkansas.

US 270 enters Arkansas with US 59, and runs east to Acorn, where it meets US 71. The route then travels 15 miles north on US 71 to Y City where it splits off and continues east. The route then meets AR 88 in Pencil Bluff and AR 27 in Mt. Ida before heading to Hot Springs. Entering the city, US 270 meets US 70 southwest of town and runs concurrent with it through downtown Hot Springs. After leaving Hot Springs, US 270 enters Malvern briefly with I-30 and runs downtown with US 67. US 270 meets AR 229 in Poyen and AR 190/AR 291 in Prattsville before crossing paths with US 167 in Sheridan. The route trails east towards Pine Bluff to AR 365S/US 65/I-530 near White Hall, where the route terminates.

History[edit]

In Arkansas, US-270 was formerly Highway 6.[citation needed]


Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Seward Liberal US-54 / US-83 north – Garden City, Guymon, OK, Meade west end of US-83 overlap
Beaver   US-64 west / US-83 south – Perryton, Guymon east end of US-83 overlap; west end of US-64 overlap
  US-64 east / SH-23 north – Buffalo east end of US-64 overlap; west end of SH-23 overlap
Elmwood US-412 west / SH-3 west / SH-23 south – Booker, TX, Guymon east end of SH-23 overlap; west end of US-412 / SH-3 overlap
Harper Log Cabin Corner US-283 – Laverne, Shattuck
May SH-46 – Buffalo, Gage
Ellis
No major junctions
Woodward   US-183 north – Buffalo west end of US-183 overlap
Woodward SH-15 west (Oklahoma Avenue) – Shattuck
US-412 east (Oklahoma Avenue) / SH-34 north (9th Street) – Enid east end of US-412 overlap; west end of SH-34 overlap
  SH-34 south – Elk City, Vici east end of SH-34 overlap
  SH-50 north – Mooreland
Woodward
Major
  US-183 south – Taloga, Clinton east end of US-183 overlap
Dewey Seiling US-60 east / US-281 north – Waynoka, Fairview west end of US-60 / US-281 overlap
US-60 west / SH-51 west (Shepherd Street) to US-183 – Vici east end of US-60 overlap; west end of SH-51 overlap
  SH-51 east – Canton, Southard east end of SH-51 overlap
Blaine   SH-33 west / SH-58 north – Canton, Thomas west end of SH-33 overlap
Watonga SH-3 east / SH-33 east / SH-8 north – Kingfisher, Okeene east end of SH-3 / SH-33 overlap; west end of SH-8 overlap
Geary US-281 south / SH-8 south to I‑40 – Anadarko east end of US-281 / SH-8 overlap
Canadian   I‑40 west – Amarillo west end of I-40 overlap; US-270 west follows exit 115
see I-40
Pottawatomie Clarks Heights I‑40 east / US-177 north / SH-3E east to SH-270 – Okemah, Stillwater, Fort Smith east end of I-40 / SH-3 overlap; west end of US-177 / SH-3W overlap; US-270 east follows exit 181
Shawnee
US-270 Bus. east (Kickapoo Spur)
interchange

US-270 Bus. west / SH-18 north (Farrall Avenue)
interchange
Tecumseh Tecumseh (Broadway) interchange
US-177 south / SH-3W east / SH-9 west – Sulphur, Ada, Norman interchange; east end of US-177 / SH-3W overlap; west end of SH-9 overlap
  SH-9A south – Harjo, Maud west end of SH-9A overlap
Earlsboro SH-9A north – Earlsboro east end of SH-9A overlap
Seminole Seminole SH-3E west / SH-9 east – Eufaula, Shawnee east end of SH-9 overlap; west end of SH-3E overlap
US-377 / SH-3E east / SH-99 (North Milt Phillips) east end of SH-3E overlap
SH-270A north (North Harvey Road) to SH-9
 
US-270 Bus. east – Wewoka
  SH-59 interchange
Wewoka
US-270 Bus. west / SH-56 – Wewoka, Ada
Hughes Holdenville
US-270 Bus. east / SH-48 to SH-9 – Holdenville
 
US-270 Bus. west – Holdenville
Horntown US-75 north – Lamar, Tulsa west end of US-75 overlap
  US-75 south / SH-1 west – Coalgate, Calvin, Ada interchange; east end of US-75 overlap; west end of SH-1 overlap
  SH-31A south – Stuart
Pittsburg   Indian Nation Turnpike to US-69 – Henryetta, Tulsa, Paris Indian Nation Turnpike exit 70
McAlester SH-31 west (North West Street) west end of SH-31 overlap

US-69 Bus. (Main Street)
US-69 – Muskogee, Eufaula, Atoka, Durant interchange
Krebs SH-31 east – Krebs interchange; east end of SH-31 overlap
Haileyville SH-63 west – Kiowa west end of SH-63 overlap
  SH-1 east / SH-63 east – Talihina east end of SH-1 / SH-63 overlap
Latimer Wilburton SH-2 south – Clayton, Talihina west end of SH-2 overlap
SH-2 north – Robbers Cave, Kinta east end of SH-2 overlap
Red Oak SH-82 south (Southeast 2nd Street) – Talihina west end of SH-82 overlap
  SH-82 north – Lequire, Stigler east end of SH-82 overlap
LeFlore Fanshawe US-271 south – Talimena Drive, Talihina west end of US-271 overlap
Wister US-271 north – Poteau east end of US-271 overlap
Heavener US-59 north – Poteau west end of US-59 overlap
SH-128 east – Waldron
  US-259 south – Broken Bow
Polk Rich Mountain AR 272 to AR 88 – Talimena Scenic Drive, Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Acorn US 59 south / US 71 south – Mena, Texarkana east end of US 59 overlap; west end of US 71 overlap
Scott "Y" City US 71 north east end of US 71 overlap
"Y" City I-49 proposed
Montgomery Pencil Bluff AR 88 east – Sims west end of AR 88 overlap
AR 88 west – Oden, Pine Ridge, Mena, Queen Wilhelmina State Park east end of AR 88 overlap
  AR 298 north – Sims
  AR 27 north / AR 379 (Southfork Road) – Story west end of AR 27 overlap
Mount Ida AR 27 south – Glenwood east end of AR 27 overlap
  AR 949-2 (Ouachita Shores Parkway) – Denby Point Recreation Area
  AR 949-3 (Shangri-La Drive) – Tompkins Bend Recreation Area
Joplin AR 949-4 (Mount Harbor Road) – Joplin Recreation Area
Garland   AR 227 south (Sunshine Road) – Sunshine
  AR 926 (Brady Mountain Road) – Brady Mountain Recreation Area, Brady Point Access Lake Ouachita
Piney AR 227 north – Mountain Pine, Mid-America Science Museum, Mid-America Park, National Park Community College, Lake Ouachita State Park
Hot Springs 1 US 270B east – Hot Springs interchange; west end of freeway
2 US 70 west / US 70B east (Airport Road) – Glenwood west end of US 70 overlap
3 Mc Leod Street
4 AR 88 (Higdon Ferry Road)
5 AR 7 (Central Avenue) signed as exits 5A (south) and 5B (north)
7 AR 128 (Carpenter Dam Road)
US 70 east / US 270B west (Malvern Avenue) – Little Rock interchange; east end of freeway; east end of US 70 overlap; US 270 east follows exit 9
  AR 171 north (Lonsdale Road)
Hot Spring Magnet Cove AR 51 south – Butterfield
Rockport AR 51 north – Butterfield
Malvern I-30 west / US 270B east – Malvern, Texarkana, Dallas west end of I-30 overlap; US 270 west follows exit 98B
Rockport I-30 east – Benton, Little Rock east end of I-30 overlap; US 270 east follows exit 99
  US 67 / US 270B west – Glen Rose, Perla, Malvern
Grant Poyen AR 229 – Haskell, Leola
Prattsville AR 291 north west end of AR 291 overlap
AR 291 south – Jenkins Ferry State Park east end of AR 291 overlap
AR 190 east
Sheridan US 167 – Little Rock, El Dorado
AR 46 west (Rose Street) – Jenkins Ferry State Park, Grant County Museum
US 167B (Rock Street) to I-530 – Fordyce
AR 46 east
Jefferson   AR 104 east – Samples
White Hall I-530 (US 65) / AR 365S east to US 65B – White Hall, Little Rock, Pine Bluff I-530 exit 34
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Hot Springs business loop[edit]

U.S. Highway 270B
Location: Hot Springs, Ark.
Length: 9.4 mi (15.1 km)

U.S. Highway 270B is a 9.4-mile-long (15.1 km) business route in Garland County, Arkansas. It runs through downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Other loops and spurs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 19 March 2006.

External Links[edit]

Browse numbered routes
K-269 KS K-271
SH-266 OK SH-270
AR 269 AR US 271