U.S. Route 64 in Arkansas

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 64 in Arkansas. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 64.

U.S. Highway 64 marker

U.S. Highway 64
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 246.35 mi[1] (396.46 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: US-64 at Oklahoma border near Fort Smith
  I‑540 / US 71 in Van Buren
I‑40 in Clarksville
I‑40 in Lamar
US 67 / US 167 / US 67B in Beebe
US 49 in Fair Oaks
I‑55 / US 61 / US 63 in Marion
I‑40 in West Memphis
US 70 / Hwy. 131 in West Memphis
East end: I-40 / I-55 / US 64 at Tennessee border in Memphis
Highway system
US 63 US 65

U.S. Route 64 is a U.S. highway running from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona east to Nags Head, North Carolina. In the U.S. state of Arkansas, the route runs 246.35 miles (396.46 km) from the Oklahoma border in Fort Smith east to the Tennessee border in Memphis.[1] The route passes through several cities and towns, including Fort Smith, Clarksville, Russellville, Conway, Searcy, and West Memphis. US 64 runs parallel to Interstate 40 until Conway, when I-40 takes a more southerly route.

Route description[edit]

Bridge carrying US 64 over the Arkansas River in Van Buren
Historic Marker in Marion for the Trail of Tears at intersection of US 64 and AR 77

US 64 crosses Arkansas' western border over the Arkansas River, heading southeast into downtown Ft. Smith. Upon entry to Arkansas, the highway passes the Fort Smith National Historic Site, Ft. Smith Confederate Monument, Commercial Hotel and the West Garrison Avenue Historic District, all on the National Register of Historic Places. The highway turns northwest near the New Theatre, following the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad and concurring with US 71 Business onto 10th and 11th Streets.[2] Westbound traffic runs on 10th St and eastbound traffic on 11th St past the Fort Smith Masonic Temple. Traffic converges onto Midland Boulevard.[3] US 64 crosses the Arkansas River again near the American Doughboy Monument as it enters Van Buren on Broadway. US 64 passes the Van Buren Post Office before turning east onto Main Street, then northeast again becoming the Alma Highway. US 64 passes a former alignment, now designated as Oak St. After Oak St, US 64 crosses I-540 and continues east to Alma.[4] US 64 closely follows Interstate 40 until Conway, while also closely following the Arkansas River, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the southern edge of the Ozark National Forest.


US 64 continues through mountainous Franklin County, intersecting the Pig Trail Scenic Byway in Ozark.[5] The route passes the Franklin County Courthouse, and the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District in Ozark before exiting town continuing east. Route 64 passes a historically significant connector road in Wiederkehr Village before entering Altus and entering Johnson County. US 64 runs through Coal Hill and Hartman before curving northeast and crossing over I-40. The route continues to Clarksville, home of the University of the Ozarks.[6] The route passes the Johnson County Courthouse, historic American Legion Hut, Clarksville Municipal Airport, and Lake Dardanelle before again crossing over I-40 and entering Pope County.[7] US 64 then parallels Interstate 40, through, Russellville, and Morrilton. It briefly converges with U.S. Route 65 Business through Conway heading south before diverging from US 65 Business and Interstate 40 by turning east onto Oak Street. US 64 then travels east to Beebe where it originally entered town via Center Street and joined with US 67 and US 167. This former route has since been resigned Arkansas Highway 367, as all three US highways have been relocated to a concurrent divided highway northwest of Beebe.

US 64 runs along this divided highway past Searcy where its original route took it north along Main Street, then east along Race Avenue. This former route is now signed US 67 Business. Later, US 64, 67, and 167 were rerouted southeast of Searcy along Eastline Road, which is now signed Arkansas Highway 367. Currently, all three highways continue to run northeast along a divided highway running parallel to Eastline Road.

US 64 diverges from US 67 & 167 on the northeast side of Bald Knob where its former route took it downtown along Highway Avenue, which is now signed Arkansas Highway 367. US 64 turns east, while the divided US 67 diverges northeast, and US 167 diverges north.

US 64 runs near Altus.

US 64 continues east through Augusta and McCrory bypassing Wynne through Earle and Crawfordsville until joining with Interstate 55 at Marion. Its former route continued east along Military Road, turning south onto the Great River Road, and converging with US 63, which has since also been rerouted along Interstate 55. The former route is signed Arkansas Highway 77.

US 64 continues south to West Memphis, where its former route entered the town from the north via Missouri Street, turning east (diverging from US 63 while converging with US 70 & 79) onto Broadway. Its current route turns east north of West Memphis as Interstates 55 and 40 briefly converge, before entering Tennessee (and downtown Memphis) along the Interstate 55 bridge.

Each August, a large yard sale similar to the Highway 127 Corridor Sale takes place along 160 mi (260 km) of US 64 in Arkansas.[8]


Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Arkansas River 0.0 0.0 Oklahoma state line
Sebastian Fort Smith 0.3 0.5 Hwy. 255 (North 6th Street)
0.7 1.1 Hwy. 22 east (Rogers Avenue) / US 71B south (Towson Avenue) US 71B concurrency begins
4.8 7.7 Hwy. 255 south (Clayton Expressway) AR 255 northern terminus
Arkansas River 5.5 8.9 Bridge over the Arkansas River
Crawford Van Buren 5.9 9.5 Hwy. 59 south (South 4th Street) AR 59 concurrency begins
6.3 10.1 Hwy. 59 north (E Main Street) AR 59 concurrency ends
6.9 11.1 Hwy. 162 east (Kibler Road) AR 162 western terminus
8.2 13.2 I‑540 / US 71 AR 71B concurrency ends
8.8 14.2 Hwy. 282 north AR 282 southern terminus
10.3 16.6 Hwy. 60 north AR 60 southern terminus
Alma 14.0 22.5 Hwy. 162 (Southfork Street)
15.3 24.6 US 64B south US 64B northern terminus
Mulberry 24.8 39.9 Hwy. 215 north / Hwy. 917 south (Main Street) AR 215 southern terminus, AR 917 northern terminus
Franklin   28.5 45.9 Hwy. 352 south AR 352 northern terminus
Ozark 36.5 58.7 Hwy. 219 south (37th Street) AR 219 northern terminus
37.8 60.8 Hwy. 23 north (18th Street) AR 23 concurrency begins
38.5 62.0 Hwy. 23 south (7th Street) AR 23 concurrency ends, northern end of Pig Trail Scenic Byway
38.8 62.4 Hwy. 219 north (3rd Street) AR 219 southern terminus
Altus 43.7 70.3 Hwy. 179 south (Carbon Plant Road) AR 179 northern terminus
44.0 70.8 Hwy. 186 (St. Mary's Mountain Road)
Johnson Coal Hill 51.2 82.4 Hwy. 164 north AR 164 southern terminus
Clarksville 60.7 97.7 Hwy. 109 south (Sterlin Hurley Industrial Highway) AR 109 northern terminus
61.6 99.1 I‑40 – Little Rock, Fort Smith
62.4 100.4 Hwy. 352 west AR 352 eastern terminus
65.0 104.6 Hwy. 103 north AR 103 concurrency begins
65.4 105.3 Hwy. 103 south AR 103 concurrency ends
66.4 106.9 Hwy. 21 north AR 21 southern terminus
Lamar 67.9 109.3 Hwy. 123 west AR 123 concurrency begins
69.8 112.3 Hwy. 123 east AR 123 concurrency ends
70.1 112.8 Hwy. 359 east AR 359 western terminus
72.0 115.9 I‑40 – Fort Smith, Little Rock
Knoxville 74.5 119.9 Hwy. 315 east AR 315 western terminus
Pope London 82.3 132.4 Hwy. 333
84.8 136.5 Hwy. 333 north AR 333 southern terminus
Russellville 87.6 141.0 Hwy. 326 east (Lake Front Dr) AR 326 concurrency begins
87.8 141.3 Hwy. 326 west (Marina Road) AR 326 concurrency ends
90.6 145.8 Hwy. 7 (Arkansas Avenue)
91.4 147.1 Hwy. 7T south (South Knoxville Avenue) AR 7T northern terminus
92.2 148.4 Hwy. 326 north (Weir Road) AR 326 southern terminus
92.4 148.7 Hwy. 331 south (South Elmyra Avenue) AR 331 concurrency begins
92.9 149.5 Hwy. 331 north AR 331 concurrency ends
93.1 149.8 Hwy. 324 south AR 324 northern terminus
Pottsville 96.1 154.7 Hwy. 247 south AR 247 northern terminus
96.9 155.9 Hwy. 363 north (Crow Mountain Road) AR 247 southern terminus
Atkins 102.6 165.1 Hwy. 105 north (North Church Street) AR 105 concurrency begins
102.7 165.3 Hwy. 105 south (Avenue 2nd Southeast) AR 105 concurrency ends
Conway Blackwell 109.2 175.7 Hwy. 113 south AR 113 northern terminus
Morrilton 115.9 186.5 Hwy. 113 south / Hwy. 95 north (Division Street) AR 113 southern terminus, AR 95 southern terminus
116.2 187.0 Hwy. 9B north (North Saint Joseph) AR 9B southern terminus
117.4 188.9 Hwy. 9 (North Saint Joseph)
Plumerville 121.9 196.2 Hwy. 92 north (Springfield Street) AR 92 southern terminus
Menifee 126.9 204.2 Menifee I-40 Access Hwy to I‑40 – Little Rock, Fort Smith
Faulkner Conway 130.5 210.0 Hwy. 319 south
134.2 216.0 To I‑40 (US 64S) US 64S southern terminus
134.9 217.1 Hwy. 25 north AR 25 southern terminus
135.6 218.2 US 65B north to I‑40 / US 65 US 65B concurrency begins
136.3 219.4 Hwy. 266 east AR 266 western terminus
136.8 220.2 US 65B south US 65B concurrency ends
137.6 221.4 I‑40 – Little Rock, Fort Smith
Hamlet 144.4 232.4 Hwy. 36 north AR 36 southern terminus
Vilonia 150.6 242.4 Hwy. 107 south AR 107 northern terminus
White   157.1 252.8 Hwy. 5
Beebe 168.7 271.5 US 67 south / US 167 south / US 67B US 67/US 167 concurrency begins, US 67B terminus
170.0 273.6 Hwy. 367S (North Pecan Street) interchange
171.3 275.7 US 67B south / Hwy. 31 interchange, US 67B terminus
McRae 175.8 282.9 Hwy. 13 interchange
Searcy 182.8 294.2 Hwy. 367 / US 67B north interchange
184.3 296.6 Hwy. 367 (Queensway Street) interchange
185.7 298.9 Hwy. 36 west (E Beebe Capps Expressway) interchange, AR 36 concurrency begins
186.9 300.8 US 67B west / Hwy. 36 east (E Race Avenue) interchange, US 67B ends, AR 36 concurrency ends
  188.5 303.4 Hwy. 385 (CW Road) interchange
Judsonia 191.6 308.4 Hwy. 157 (Sunny Dale Road) interchange
Bald Knob 195.1 314.0 Bald Knob Lake Road interchange
196.1 315.6 US 67 east (Sunny Dale Road) / US 167 north / Hwy. 367 north interchange, US 67, US 167 conc. ends, AR 367 conc. begins
196.4 316.1 Hwy. 367 south (Highway Avenue) AR 367 concurrency ends
Woodruff Augusta 208.5 335.5 Hwy. 33C south (North5th Street) AR 33C northern terminus
208.8 336.0 Hwy. 33 north AR 33 concurrency begins
209.6 337.3 US 64B (Canal Street) US 64B terminus
  210.0 338.0 Hwy. 33 south AR 33 concurrency ends
Patterson 216.4 348.3 Hwy. 17 south (Main Street) AR 17 concurrency begins
McCrory 218.4 351.5 Hwy. 17 north / Hwy. 145 south (Edmonds Avenue) AR 17 concurrency ends, AR 145 northern terminus
  221.7 356.8 US 64B US 64B terminus
Morton 224.3 361.0 Hwy. 269 AR 269 concurrency begins
224.8 361.8 Hwy. 269 AR 269 concurrency ends
Cross Fair Oaks 228.5 367.7 US 49 0.02-mile (0.032 km) concurrency with US 49 over Union Pacific Railroad[9]
Central 234.0 376.6 Hwy. 193 south AR 193 concurrency begins
234.9 378.0 Hwy. 193 north AR 193 concurrency ends
  239.6 385.6 Hwy. 350 south AR 350 northern terminus
Wynne 242.0 389.5 US 64S south / Hwy. 1 north US 64S northern terminus, AR 1 concurrency begins
242.6 390.4 Hwy. 1 south AR 1 concurrency ends
  246.1 396.1 US 64B US 64B terminus
Levesque 246.7 397.0 Hwy. 163 south AR 163 concurrency begins
246.8 397.2 Hwy. 163 north AR 163 concurrency ends
McDonald 254.9 410.2 Hwy. 75 north AR 75 concurrency begins
Parkin 256.1 412.2 Hwy. 75 south (Church Street) AR 75 concurrency ends
256.2 412.3 Hwy. 184 east AR 184 western terminus
257.3 414.1 US 64B (Smithdale Avenue) US 64B terminus
Crittenden   259.7 417.9 US 64B (2nd Street) US 64B terminus
Earle 261.1 420.2 Hwy. 184 west (Bay Ferry Road) AR 184 eastern terminus
261.4 420.7 Hwy. 149 (Barton Street)
262.4 422.3 US 64B south / Hwy. 118 north US 64B terminus, AR 118 southern terminus
Crawfordsville 270.4 435.2 US 64B south / Hwy. 50 US 64B terminus
271.4 436.8 US 64B US 64B terminus
  273.0 439.4 Hwy. 147 south AR 147 northern terminus
Marion 277.6 446.8 Hwy. 118 south AR 118 northern terminus
278.3 447.9 I‑55 north / US 61 north / US 63 north I-55/US 61/US 63 concurrency begins
West Memphis 281.6 453.2 I‑40 west – Little Rock I-40 concurrency begins east, exit 277
282.1 454.0 Hwy. 77 (Missouri Street) exit 278
283.1 455.6 Hwy. 191 (North 7th Street) exit 278
284.2 457.4 Ingram Blvd exit 279A
284.7 458.2 I‑40 east – Memphis exit 280, I-40 concurrency ends
285.3 459.1 Hwy. 38 (Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) exit 4
286.0 460.3 US 70 west (E Broadway Avenue) / Hwy. 131 north (Mound City Road) exit 3A/3B, US 70 concurrency begins
Mississippi River 289.4 465.7 Memphis & Arkansas Bridge
Tennessee state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Map of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas (Map) (January 2006 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/65fort.tif. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Sebastian County, Arkansas (Map) (5/10/10 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/SebastianCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Crawford County, Arkansas (Map) (5/10/10 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CrawfordCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Franklin County, Arkansas (Map) (1/3/11 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/FranklinCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Map of Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas (Map) (May 2006 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/cities/clarksville_city.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Johnson County, Arkansas (Map) (2/8/11 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/JohnsonCounty.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.bargainsgaloreon64.com/
  9. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Cross County, Arkansas (Map). http://www.arkansashighways.com/Maps/Counties/County%20RAS/RAS%20Maps%20PDF/mcros_ras.pdf. Retrieved March 23, 2011.


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