Arkansas Highway 8

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Highway 8 marker

Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 229.83 mi[1] (369.88 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: SH-63 at the Oklahoma state line
  US 59 / US 71 in Mena
US 70 in Glenwood
I-30 in Arkadelphia
US 67 in Arkadelphia
US 63 in Warren
US 425, Fountain Hill
US 82 in Hamburg
US 165 in Parkdale
US 65 in Eudora
East end: US 65 south of Eudora, AR
Location
Counties:

Polk, Montgomery, Pike,

Bradley, Clark, Cleveland, Dallas, Drew, Chicot
Highway system
AR 7 AR 9

Highway 8 (AR 8, Ark. 8, Hwy. 8) is an east–west state highway in Lower Arkansas. The route of 229.83 miles (369.88 km) runs from Oklahoma State Highway 63 (SH-63) at the Oklahoma state line east across the state to US Route 65 (US 65) south of Eudora.[2][3]

Route description[edit]

The route begins at Oklahoma State Highway 63 at the Oklahoma state line near Mena in the Ouachita National Forest and runs east. A concurrency forms with US 59/US 71 through downtown Mena, and a concurrency with Highway 88 forms after entering the city. Highway 8 breaks from these overlaps near Ward Creek and turns south to exit Mena, continuing east with minor junctions at Highway 375, Highway 980, and Highway 370 before again entering the Ouachita National Forest near the Montgomery County line.[2] Shortly after entering Mongtomery County, Highway 8 passes the Cogburn Dipping Vat, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), before entering Black Springs and Norman.[4] A concurrency with Highway 27 forms in Norman, and the two routes continue south past the historic Caddo Valley Academy Complex and the Norman Town Square to exit the Ouachita National Forest and enter Pike County.[4][5]

Highway 8 enters Glenwood, including junctions with Highway 8 Spur (AR 8S), US Route 70 Business (US 70B), and a brief concurrency with US 70. After turning south to leave US 70, Highway 27 follows US 70 west, ending the concurrency that began in Norman. The highway continues southeast to form a concurrency with Highway 84 which continues into Clark County.[6] Highway 8/Highway 84 continue into Amity until Highway 84 turns north at a traffic circle near the Old Bank of Amity. Highway 8 continues east to Arkadelphia, where it meets Highway 26/Highway 51 just inside the city limits.

After Arkadelphia, the route is concurrent with AR 7 until Dalark. The route continues southeast to Fordyce and on to Warren before going straight south to Johnsville. The route continues to Eudora and south into the Grand Lake Loop, where it meets U.S. Route 65 and terminates.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Polk   SH-63 west – Talihina Oklahoma state line
Mena AR 375 west
US 59 south / US 71 south – De Queen west end of US 59 / US 71 overlap
AR 88 west (Mena Street) – Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Talimena Scenic Drive west end of AR 88 overlap
US 59 north / US 71 north / AR 88 east – Fort Smith east end of US 59 / US 71 / AR 88 overlap
  AR 375 south
  AR 370 east
Montgomery Norman AR 27 north (North Main Street) – Mount Ida west end of AR 27 overlap
  AR 240 west – Hopper
Pike Glenwood AR 8S (Harmon Circle)
US 70B east (East Broadway) west end of US 70B overlap
US 70 east – Hot Springs east end of US 70B overlap; west end of US 70 overlap
US 70 west (AR 27 south) – De Queen east end of US 70 / AR 27 overlap
  AR 84 west – Kirby west end of AR 84 overlap
Clark Amity AR 84 east traffic circle; east end of AR 84 overlap
  AR 53 south to AR 26 – Hollywood
Arkadelphia AR 26 west / AR 51 south – Murfreesboro, Hollywood, Crater of Diamonds State Park west end of AR 26 / AR 51 overlap
I-30 – Malvern, Little Rock, Hope, Texarkana I-30 exit 73
US 67 north / AR 7 north (North 10th Street) to I-30 east – Malvern, Henderson State University east end of AR 26 overlap; west end of US 67 / AR 7 overlap
US 67 south (6th Street) east end of US 67 overlap
  AR 51 north – Joan east end of AR 51 overlap
Gravel Junction AR 128 west – Joan
Dallas   AR 7 south – Camden east end of AR 7 overlap
Princeton AR 9 north – Malvern west end of AR 9 overlap
  AR 9 south – Camden, Holly Springs east end of AR 9 overlap
Fordyce AR 229 north
US 79 / US 167 – Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Camden
US 79B south west end of US 79B overlap
AR 274 (Main Street) – Dallas County Museum
US 79B north (Moro Street) east end of US 79B overlap
  AR 205 south – Tri-County Lake
Calhoun
No major junctions
Cleveland   AR 97 north – Kingsland
Bradley   AR 189 north
Warren US 63 north west end of US 63 overlap
US 278B
US 63B north
US 278 – Monticello, Hampton
  AR 980 – Warren Municipal Airport
Carmel US 63 south – Hermitage east end of US 63 overlap
Johnsville AR 160 west – Hermitage
Ashley   AR 160 east
  AR 133 south – Crossett
Fountain Hill US 425 north – Monticello west end of US 425 overlap
Hamburg US 82 east – Lake Village west end of US 82 overlap
AR 189 north (West Washington Street) to AR 133
US 82 west / US 425 south – Crossett, Bastrop, LA east end of US 82 / US 425 overlap
Parkdale AR 209 north
US 165 – Portland, McGehee, Wilmot, Bastrop, LA
Chicot Eudora AR 159 south (Main Street)
US 65 north / Great River Road north – Lake Village west end of US 65 / Great River Road overlap
(no name) (US 65S)
  US 65 south / Great River Road south – Tallulah, LA east end of US 65 / Great River Road overlap
Readland AR 209 south to US 65
Arkla US 65 / Great River Road – Louisiana, Eudora
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Glenwood spur[edit]

Harmon Street
Location: Glenwood
Length: 0.20 mi[1] (0.32 km)

Highway 8S (AR 8S, Ark. 8S, Hwy. 8S, and Harmon Street[7]) is an east–west state highway spur route in Glenwood. The route of 0.20 miles (0.32 km) runs from Highway 8 west to a lumberyard along the Arkansas Midland Railroad tracks.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ a b General Highway Map, Polk County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 22, 2000. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Chicot County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 7, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ General Highway Map, Montgomery County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 22, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ General Highway Map, Pike County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. November 15, 2011. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Map of Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. June 2002. Retrieved February 2, 2012.