U.S. Route 371

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This article is about the current routing of US 371. For the former routing of US 371 in Minnesota, see Minnesota State Highway 371.

U.S. Route 371 marker

U.S. Route 371
US 371 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 71
Maintained by LaDOTD and AHTD
Length: 214 mi (344 km)
Existed: 1994[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑49 / LA 177 at Evelyn, LA
 

I‑20 in Minden, LA

I‑30 in Prescott, AR
North end: US 59 / US 70 / US 71 / Hwy. 41 at DeQueen, AR
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 370 LA LA 372
Hwy. 370 AR Hwy. 372
LA 6 LA  7 LA 8

U.S. Route 371 is a north–south United States highway in the U.S. states of Arkansas and Louisiana. The highway's northern terminus is in De Queen, Arkansas at an intersection with U.S. Highway 70. It is co-signed for its last 13 miles (21 km) between Lockesburg, Arkansas and DeQueen with U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 71. Its southern terminus is 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Coushatta, Louisiana at an intersection with Interstate 49.

Route description[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

U.S. 371 is an afterthought in the federal highway system. Within Louisiana it was merely the 1990s renumbering and re-signing of the post-1955 Louisiana Highway 7, which after the 1990s change ceased to exist as a number for a state highway in Louisiana. Although signage is on I-49, US 371 begins just north of Coushatta, Louisiana at an intersection with US 71. Intersecting I-20 and US 80 at Minden, it then crosses the Arkansas Line at Springhill, Louisiana.

Arkansas[edit]

Northern terminus of US 371 at US 59/US 70/US 71/Hwy. 41 in De Queen

US 371 contains about 134 miles (216 km) in South Arkansas.

US 371 enters Arkansas in Columbia County. The route runs north to intersect AR 160 in Taylor and winds east to Magnolia. A concurrency with US 82 begins in Magnolia, and continues north to the city limits. US 371 continues west to meet AR 98 in Waldo, before heading north to enter Nevada County. The route next meets AR 32 and AR 76 before entering Rosston, where a short concurrency with US 278 forms. US 371 meets AR 372 before entering Prescott, where the route runs with AR 24 and is intersected by Interstate 30 before entering Hempstead County.

US 371 winds through Hempstead County west and north, concurring briefly with AR 195 and eventually entering Howard County. The route passes through Nashville, again meeting US 278, and runs west through rural land and into Sevier County. In Sevier County, US 371 meets US 59/US 71, which form a northern concurrency, eventually adding US 70 as well. These four routes run together west to De Queen, at which US 371 terminates.

History[edit]

US 371 was established along its current routing in 1994, after having been decommissioned in Minnesota in 1973. The decommissioned route in Minnesota still bears the name of MN 371, which is one of the few Minnesota state routes that doesn't follow the normal numbering convention for state highways.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
De Soto   I‑49
LA 177
Exit 163 on I-49; southern end of LA 177 concurrency
Evelyn LA 510 west Eastern terminus of LA 510
Red River   US 84 west / LA 1 north Northern end of US 84/LA 1 concurrency
  LA 1 south Southern end of LA 1 concurrency
Coushatta US 84 east Southern end of US 84 concurrency
LA 480 south Northern terminus of LA 480
US 71 south Southern end of US 71 concurrency
Edgefield LA 155 east Western terminus of LA 155
US 71 north Northern terminus of US 71 concurrency
  LA 786 east Western terminus of LA 786
  LA 788 west Eastern terminus of LA 788
  LA 514 Short concurrency with LA 514
Bienville Ringgold LA 4 / LA 154
Webster Heflin LA 531 east Western terminus of LA 531
Sibley LA 164 west Eastern terminus of LA 164
Minden I‑20 east Eastern end of I-20 concurrency; Exit 47 on I-20
Dixie Inn I‑20 west Western end of I-20 concurrency; exit 44 on I-20
US 79 / US 80 / LA 7 south Southern end of LA 7 concurrency
  LA 528 west Eastern terminus of LA 528
Sarepta LA 2 Short concurrency with LA 2
Springhill LA 157
  LouisianaArkansas state line
Columbia Taylor 5.70–
5.83
9.17–
9.38
Hwy. 160 – Taylor Officially designated exception
Dodson 21.95 35.33 Hwy. 344 west
Magnolia 25.16 40.49 US 82B (Main Street) Western terminus of US 82B
27.23 43.82 US 82
Waldo 31.45–
32.57
50.61–
52.42
Hwy. 98 Officially designated exception
Lamartine 35.58 57.26 Hwy. 355 east
Nevada Willisville 44.11 70.99 Hwy. 32 west
Irma 46.80 75.32 Hwy. 76 south Northern terminus of Hwy. 76
Rosston 49.28 79.31 US 278 Concurrency begins
49.70 79.98 Hwy. 200 east Western terminus of Hwy. 200
50.16 80.72 US 278 Concurrency ends
Laneburg Hwy. 372 Concurrency begins
Hwy. 372 Concurrency ends
Hwy. 299
Prescott Hwy. 24 Concurrency begins
US 67
Hwy. 200 north Frontage road for I-30
Hwy. 24 Concurrency ends
I‑30 – Little Rock, Texarkana I-30 exit 44
Hempstead Blevins Hwy. 195 Concurrency begins
Hwy. 29
Dotson Hwy. 195 Concurrency ends
Howard Nashville Hwy. 27
US 278 south / Hwy. 980 north
US 278 Concurrency begins
US 278 Concurrency ends
Blue Bayou Hwy. 355
Howard
Sevier
  Hwy. 26 north
Sevier Lockesburg US 59 / US 71 Concurrency begins
Red Wing US 59 / US 70 / US 71 Concurrency begins
De Queen US 59 / US 70 / US 71 / Hwy. 41
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related routes:

References[edit]

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

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