U.S. Route 167

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U.S. Route 167 marker

U.S. Route 167
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 67
Length: 499 mi (803 km)
Major junctions
South end: LA 14 in Abbeville, LA
 

I-10 in Lafayette, LA
US 71, Lecompte, LA
I-49 in Alexandria, LA
LA 28, Alexandria, LA
US 71, Tioga, LA
US 84, Winnfield, LA
US 80, Ruston, LA
I-20, Ruston, LA
US 63, Ruston, LA
I-30 in Little Rock, AR

I-40 in Little Rock, AR
North end: US 62 / US 412 in Ash Flat, AR
Highway system

U.S. Route 167 runs for 499 miles (803 km) from Ash Flat, Arkansas at U.S. Route 62/US Route 412 to Abbeville, Louisiana at Louisiana Highway 14. It goes through the cities of Little Rock, Arkansas, Alexandria, Louisiana, and Lafayette, Louisiana.

Some of the highway's route has been combined with or parallels Interstate 49 in Louisiana. Between Junction City, AR and Ruston, LA, U.S. 167 runs concurrent with U.S. 63.[1]

Route description[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

One of the original 1926 U.S. highways through Louisiana, U.S. 167 was much shorter in its original form, spanning from Arkansas to present-day Colfax. It has been extended twice since.

From the south, U.S. 167 begins at an intersection with LA 14 in the small town of Abbeville. It continues north through Lafayette, passing the Mall of Acadiana and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

U.S. 167 then turns to the north, transitioning from a six-lane urban highway to an Interstate, as it crosses under I-10 and becomes I-49, running concurrent with I-49 through Opelousas, where it crosses U.S. 190. U.S. 167 then turns off to the northwest, passing through small towns like Ville Platte and Turkey Creek.

It then crosses under I-49 once more and continues northeast to intersect U.S. 71, which it is paired with through Lecompte and as it passes Louisiana State University at Alexandria. U.S. 167 is paired with U.S. 71 Bypass and I-49 as they bypass Alexandria, with U.S. 167 turning off of I-49 to form the Pineville Expressway.

As U.S. 167 enters the piney woods of North Louisiana, it passes through small cities such as Winnfield (where it intersects U.S. 84), Jonesboro, and Ruston, where it crosses I-20. U.S. 167 is then joined with U.S. 63 for its trek between Ruston and Arkansas.

A highway abutment for State Route 26 in Louisiana, later an extension of U.S. 167

Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana[edit]

Johnston street is a seven mile (11 km) segment of U.S. Route 167 which is the primary roadway from the Central Business District of Lafayette to the southwestern part of the city. Johnston Street's northern terminus is Evangeline Thruway (US 90) where it becomes concurrent with said route. A major interchange is planned at the street when I-49 is routed through downtown Lafayette. Johnston Street's southern terminus is the Lafayette/Vermilion Parish line where it becomes known as Maurice Avenue and then Park Avenue until US 167's terminus at Louisiana State Highway 14 in Abbeville. The road is a five-lane arterial north of its junction with Ambassador Caffery Parkway (Louisiana Highway 3073), where it becomes a four lane divided highway southward to Vermilion Parish.

Original Southern Terminus of US 167[edit]

Originally, US 167 turned south at LA 34 in Winnfield and followed the routing of LA 34 to Verda, then to US 71 at the current intersection of Louisiana Highway 471 and US 71. This is evidenced by the fact that US 167 north of Winnfield to Arkansas was coupled with the State Route 5 designation, and State Route 5 followed 34 and 471 to US 71. State Route 5 was the pre-1955 designation of US 167.

Arkansas[edit]

Highway 167 enters Arkansas at Junction City, a twin city with Junction City, Louisiana. Entering the state, Highway 167 is paired with Highway 63. The highways runs northeast through rural Union County to a junction with Highway 7 near the historic Joel Smith House. The three highways begin a concurrency intersect Highway 82 shortly after entering El Dorado. North of this junction is a grade-separated intersection with Highway 82 Business and Highway 167 Business (Hwy. 82B/Hwy. 167B), leading into downtown El Dorado and the El Dorado Commercial Historic District. The next intersection is with Main Street and is also grade-separated. Highway 63 breaks from the aforementioned concurrency to the east toward Warren. Following an interchange with Champagnolle Road, Highway 167 ends its overlap with Highway 7 by exiting the freeway and heading north toward Calion. This intersection also serves as the northern terminus for Highway 167B, with Highway 7 continuing north toward Smackover.[2] Highway 167 runs north through sparsely populated parts of southern Calhoun County prior to entering Hampton, the county seat. The highway intersects Highway 278 (Main Street) and passes by the historic Calhoun County Courthouse and the Hampton Waterworks, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] In the northern part of the county, Highway 167 meets another of its three business routes in the state, which runs into downtown Thornton. Highway 167 continues northeast to a junction with Highway 79, and the two route begin a concurrency toward Fordyce.

US 270 intersects US 167/AR 35 in Sheridan, Arkansas.


Major intersections[edit]

Bannered and suffixed routes[edit]

El Dorado business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 167B
Location: El Dorado, Arkansas
Length: 5.76 mi[4] (9.27 km)
Existed: August 25, 1971[5]–present

US Highway 167 Business (US 167B and Hwy. 167B) is a 2.97-mile (4.78 km) business route of US Highway 167 in Union County, Arkansas.[2]

Thornton business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 167B
Location: Thornton, Arkansas
Length: 1.67 mi[4] (2.69 km)
Existed: July 24, 1968[6]–present

US Highway 167 Business (US 167B and Hwy. 167B) is a 1.67-mile (2.69 km) business route of US Highway 167 in Calhoun County, Arkansas.[7] The route was created following the completion of a bypass around Thornton when Highway 167 was rerouted onto the new alignment.[6]

Sheridan business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 167B
Location: Sheridan, Arkansas
Existed: September 11, 2013[8]–present

US Highway 167 Business (US 167B and Hwy. 167B) is a business route of US Highway 167 in Grant County, Arkansas.[9] It was created by the Arkansas State Highway Commission on September 11, 2013 following the designation of the new Highway 167 Sheridan bypass as mainline Highway 167, leaving the former alignment in the state highway system as a business route.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louisiana's US Highways
  2. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (June 11, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Union County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/UnionCounty.pdf. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. August 25, 1971. p. 1525. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. July 24, 1968. p. 202. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (October 30, 1999) (PDF). General Highway Map, Calhoun County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CalhounCounty.pdf. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. September 11, 2013. p. 432. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 3, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, Grant County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/GrantCounty.pdf. Retrieved November 29, 2013.

External links[edit]

Browse numbered routes
LA 166 LA LA 168
Hwy. 166 AR Hwy. 168