Arkansas Highway 27

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Highway 27 marker

Highway 27
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 193.14 mi[2] (310.83 km)
Existed: April 1, 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 59 / US 71 near Ben Lomond
  US 278 in Nashville
US 371 / AR 24, Nashville
US 70 / AR 84 at Kirby
US 270 in Mt. Ida
AR 7 in Dardanelle
US 64 in Russellville
I-40 in Russellville
US 65 / AR 74 in Marshall
North end: AR 14 at Harriet
Highway system
AR 26 AR 28

Arkansas Highway 27 (AR 27, Ark. 27, and Hwy. 27) is a designation for two north–south state highways in Arkansas. One route begins at US Highway 59 (US 59) and US 71 near Ben Lomond north to Highway 7 in Dardanelle. A second segment begins at Highway 7 in Dover and runs north to Highway 14 at Harriet. An original Arkansas state highway, Highway 27 was created as one continuous route in 1926, but was split around Russellville in 1961.

The designation also includes Highway 27 Business, a business route in Nashville, and Highway 27N, a former alternate route near Ben Lomond deleted in the 1990s. All highways are maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).

Route description[edit]

US 59/US 71 serves as the southern terminus of Highway 27 near Ben Lomond.

Ben Lomond to Dardanelle[edit]

AR 27 begins at US 59/US 71 near Ben Lomond. The route runs east, meeting AR 317 before meeting AR 355 in Mineral Springs. The route continues to Nashville where it meets US 278 and US 371/AR 24. North of Nashville, AR 27 meets AR 26 until Murfreesboro, when it picks up AR 19.

The route winds north to meet US 70/AR 84 in Kirby. AR 27 follows US 70 until Glenwood, when it meets AR 8 and enters the Ouachita National Forest. The two routes run together until Norman. AR 27 continues northeast to US 270 in Mt. Ida, and then to Washita where it meets AR 298. The route eventually leaves the forest near Rover, which contains a junction with AR 28.

AR 27 meets AR 10 in Danville and continues north to Dardanelle. The route meets AR 7/AR 22/AR 247 on the south edge of town. It then crosses the Arkansas River into Russellville, where it meets US 64 in downtown, and Interstate 40 north of town.

Dover to Harriet[edit]

A concurrency with AR 7 ends in Dover, with AR 27 turning right at Market Street.

The route winds northward for a stretch, eventually meeting AR 16 and AR 333 in rural Searcy County. AR 27 continues northeast to meet US 65/AR 74 in Marshall. After Marshall, the route trails north to Harriet, where it terminates at AR 14.

History[edit]

Highway 27 was created during the 1926 Arkansas state highway numbering as an original state highway between Ben Lomond and Harriet.[1] The segment between Highway 28 at Rover and Highway 10 in Danville was deleted in 1929, but it was restored in 1931.[3][4]

Following construction of new terrain routes for Highway 7 and Highway 22, Highway 27 was truncated at the new alignment of Highway 7 in Dardanelle.[5] This action separated the highway into its two present-day sections.

The highway was in Marshall on March 11, 1954,[6] in Mt. Ida on June 27, 1962.,[7] between Hector and Tilly (approximately 20 miles [32 km]) on March 24, 1971,[8] and between Ben Lomond and Mineral Springs on September 29, 1976.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at some concurrencies.

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Sevier 0.00 0.00 US 59 / US 71 – Ashdown, De Queen
Cowlingsville 4.67 7.52 AR 317 – Lockesburg, Brownstown
Howard Mineral Springs 13.72 22.08 AR 355 north South end of AR 355 overlap
14.21 22.87 AR 355 south – Fulton North end of AR 355 overlap
Nashville 18.46 29.71 AR 369 north – Industrial Park
19.02 30.61 AR 27B north – Business District
20.70 33.31 US 278 east to AR 27B – Hope, Historic Washington State Park Interchange; south end of US 278 overlap
22.15 35.65 US 278 west / US 371 (Isaac C. Perkins Bypass / East Peachtree Street) – Nashville Business District, Cossatot Community College University of Arkansas North end of US 278 overlap
Hempstead
No major junctions
Pike 31.04 49.95 AR 26 west – Highland South end of AR 26 overlap
Murfreesboro 34.90 56.17 AR 301 – Billstown, Crater of Diamonds State Park Junction around Pike County Courthouse
35.46 57.07 AR 19 north – Narrows Dam, Lake Greeson South end of AR 19 overlap
35.93 57.82 AR 19 south / AR 26 east – Delight South end of AR 19 / AR 26 overlap
39.13 62.97 AR 379 south – Delight
Kirby 49.84 80.21 US 70 / AR 84 east – Lake Greeson, De Queen, Amity, Daisy State Park South end of US 70 overlap
Salem AR 84 west – Langley, Albert Pike Recreation Area
Glenwood AR 8 east – Amity South end of AR 8 overlap
US 70 east – Hot Springs North end of US 70 overlap; south end of US 70B overlap
US 70B east (East Broadway) North end of US 70B overlap
AR 8S (Harmon Circle)
Montgomery AR 240 west – Hopper
Norman 0.00 0.00 AR 8 west – Black Springs, Mena North end of AR 8 overlap
Mount Ida 8.46 13.62 US 270 east – Hot Springs South end of US 270 overlap
0.00 0.00 US 270 west – "Y" City, Pencil Bluff North end of US 270 overlap
4.78 7.69 AR 188 east
Washita 10.08 16.22 AR 88 west – Pencil Bluff
Story 13.15 21.16 AR 298 east to AR 7
Yell Onyx 27.62 44.45 AR 314 east – Hollis
Rover 36.23 58.31 AR 28 west – Briggsville South end of AR 28 overlap
38.18 61.44 AR 28 east – Plainview, Dardanelle North end of AR 28 overlap
Danville 45.08 72.55 AR 80 west – Waltreak
46.09 74.17 AR 10 east (East 8th Street) – Ola South end of AR 10 overlap
0.00 0.00 AR 10 west – Booneville North end of AR 10 overlap
3.25 5.23 AR 154 east – Mount George, Centerville
9.20 14.81 AR 307 south – Spring Lake
Dardanelle 18.41 29.63 AR 7 to AR 22 west – Paris, Ola
Gap in route
Pope Dover 0.00 0.00 AR 7 – Harrison, Russellville
Scottsville 6.12 9.85 AR 164 east
10.24 16.48 AR 105 south – Atkins
31.35 50.45 AR 16 east – Clinton South end of AR 16 overlap
0.00 0.00 AR 16 west – Witts Spring North end of AR 16 overlap
Van Buren Una 4.79 7.71 AR 254 east – Chimes
Searcy Canaan 22.60 36.37 AR 333 south South end of AR 333 overlap
24.94 40.14 AR 333 north North end of AR 333 overlap
Marshall 29.97 48.23 US 65 north – Harrison South end of US 65 overlap
0.00 0.00 US 65 south – Little Rock North end of US 65 overlap
1.00 1.61 AR 74 east – Landis, Mountain View
Harriet 10.66 17.16 AR 14 – Yellville, Big Flat, Ozark Folk Center State Park, Blanchard Springs Caverns
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Arkansas Highway 27 had two auxiliary routes, with AR 27N being removed in the 1990s.

Nashville business route[edit]

Highway 27B
Location: Nashville
Length: 2.38 mi[2] (3.83 km)

Arkansas Highway 27B is a business route in Nashville. It is 2.38 miles (3.83 km) in length.

Former route[edit]

Highway 27N
Location: Ben Lomond

Arkansas Highway 27N was a short east–west highway in southwest Arkansas. Its eastern terminus was at Arkansas Highway 27 east of Ben Lomond with its western terminus at U.S. Route 71 1-mile (1.6 km) south of Falls Chapel. In the 1990s Highway 27N was replaced by a realigned Highway 27.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway Commission (April 1, 1926). Map of the State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (TIF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (Database) on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (September 1, 1929). Map of State of Arkansas Showing Types of Roads (TIF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (June 1, 1931). Official Highway Service Map (TIF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Minutes" (1953–69), p. 1282-1283.
  6. ^ "Minutes" (1953–69), p. 2101.
  7. ^ "Minutes" (1953–69), p. 1081-1082.
  8. ^ "Minutes" (1970–79), p. 1455.
  9. ^ "Minutes" (1970–79), p. 721.