Arkansas Highway 9

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Highway 9 marker

Highway 9
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Existed: April 1, 1926[1] – present
Section 1
Length: 51.44 mi[2] (82.78 km)
South end: US 79 at Eagle Mills
North end: US 67 / US 270B in Malvern
Section 2
Length: 174.17 mi[2] (280.30 km)
South end: AR 5 at Crows
North end: US 63 in Mammoth Spring
Location
Counties: Ouachita, Dallas, Hot Spring, Saline, Perry, Conway, Van Buren, Stone, Izard, Fulton
Highway system
AR 8 AR 10

Highway 9 (AR 9) is a designation for two north–south state highways in Arkansas. A southern segment of 51.44 miles (82.78 km) begins at U.S. Route 79 at Eagle Mills and heads north to U.S. Route 67 in Malvern before terminating.[3] The northern segment of 174.17 miles (280.30 km) runs from AR 5 to U.S. Route 63 in Mammoth Spring.[4] The route was created during the 1926 Arkansas state highway numbering, and has seen only minor extensions and realignments since. Pieces of both routes are designated as Arkansas Heritage Trails for use during the Civil War and the Trail of Tears.

The AR 9 designation also extends to two spur routes and one business route. All routes are maintained by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT).

Route description[edit]

Eagle Mills to Malvern[edit]

Highway 9 begins at US 67 in Malvern and heads south through Lono, Tulip, and Princeton before heading slightly west.[5] The route then passes through Holly Springs and past numerous quarries before terminating at US 79 at Eagle Mills.[6]

Crows to Mammoth Spring[edit]

Highway 9 runs north in Morrilton

AR 9 begins at Crows and runs north, with AR 298 shooting east from the route.[7] Continuing north into Perry County, AR 9 meets AR 10 at Williams Junction with AR 216 detaching near Harris Rake. The route next meets AR 60 in Perryville before entering Conway County.[8] The route runs with AR 113 and AR 247 briefly south of Morrilton before meeting US 64 and I-40. AR 9 has a spur and business route in Morrilton. AR 915 strays from AR 9 near Overcup Lake. AR 9 also runs with AR 92 from Birdtown to Center Ridge in Conway County.[9] AR 9 concurs with US 65 from Choctaw to Clinton. The route continues to Shirley from Clinton with AR 16, where it is crossed by AR 110.[10] Entering Stone County, AR 9 runs north for several miles before meeting AR 66 in Mountain View. It exits town northbound with AR 5 and AR 16.[11] AR 9 arrows east in Izard County, passing AR 933, a former alignment of AR 9. The route mostly follows the White River in eastern Izard County. AR 9 detaches a spur route and meets AR 69 in Melbourne. The route then meets AR 56 in Brockwell before leaving the county.[12] The route enters its final county, meeting AR 395 before meeting US 62/US 412 and US 62 BUS in Salem. The route trails northeast to Mammoth Spring, where it meets US 63 and terminates, near the Missouri state line.[13]

History[edit]

Arkansas 9 1926.svg

AR 9 was one of the original state highways, designated in 1926.[1] State Road 9 ran from US Highway 167 (US 167) at Vanduzer to Malvern, and US 70 at Crows to Mammoth Spring. In September 1928, the southern terminus was relocated to US 167 at Eagle Mills.[14] The highway was rerouted south of Clinton over a short section of AR 130 near US 65 in 1953.[15] In 1972, a bypass was built around Morrilton, with the former alignment becoming AR 9B.[16]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at some concurrencies.

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Ouachita Eagle Mills 0.00 0.00 US 79 – Fordyce, Camden
AR 203 south – Bearden
Dallas Holly Springs AR 128 west – Sparkman
AR 273 south
20.25–
0.00
32.59–
0.00
AR 8 – Fordyce, Arkadelphia
AR 48 east – Carthage
AR 46 east – Leola
Hot Spring Lono AR 222 – Donaldson
Malvern 31.19 50.20 US 67 / US 270B (South Main Street / East Page Avenue) to I-30
Gap in route
Saline Crows 0.00 0.00 AR 5 – Benton, Hot Springs
AR 298 east
Perry Williams Junction AR 10 east – Little Rock South end of AR 10 overlap
AR 324 west – Lake Sylvia
AR 216 east – Pleasant Valley
AR 300 east – Harris Brake Lake
Perryville AR 60 west (Aplin Avenue) South end of AR 60 overlap
AR 60 east – Houston, Conway North end of AR 60 overlap
Perry AR 10 west – Fort Smith North end of AR 10 overlap
Conway Oppelo AR 154 – Petit Jean State Park
AR 113 south – Houston
Morrilton AR 980 – Sardis, Airport
43.83 70.54 US 64 – Morrilton, Plumerville Interchange
AR 9S (Industrial Park Drive) – Industrial Park
AR 9B south
I-40 – Fort Smith, Little Rock I-40 exit 108
AR 287 east
AR 915-2 (Overcup Lake Road) – Lake Overcup
Solgohachia AR 287 north
AR 92 south – Springfield South end of AR 92 overlap
Center Ridge AR 124 west – Cleveland
AR 92 east – Bee Branch North end of AR 92 overlap
Van Buren Formosa AR 336 east – Culpepper
Choctaw 51.06 82.17 US 65 south / AR 330 east – Conway, Greers Ferry Lake South end of US 65 overlap
Clinton AR 336 west – Culpepper
AR 95
US 65B north – Business District, Scotland
US 65B south to AR 95 – Business District
AR 16 west – Witts Spring South end of AR 16 overlap
0.00 0.00 US 65 north – Marshall North end of US 65 overlap
AR 980 (Airport Road) – Airport
AR 110 west – Botkinburg
Shirley AR 16 east – Fairfield Bay, Heber Springs North end of AR 16 overlap
Stone Rushing AR 263 north – Fox South end of AR 263 overlap
AR 263 south – Prim North end of AR 263 overlap
Mountain View AR 66 west (Main Street)
AR 5 south / AR 14 east – Batesville South end of AR 5 / AR 14 overlap
AR 382 west – Ozark Folk Center State Park
Allison AR 5 north / AR 14 west – Calico Rock, Fifty Six, Blanchard Springs Caverns North end of AR 5 / AR 14 overlap
White River 30.38–
30.53
48.89–
49.13
StoneIzard county line
Izard Sylamore AR 933-1
Melbourne AR 9S north (Circle Drive) – Industrial Park No. 1
AR 9S south – Industrial Park No. 1
43.68 70.30 AR 69 south (Main Street) – Batesville
Brockwell AR 56 – Calico Rock, Ash Flat
Oxford AR 354 east (First Street)
Fulton Salem 74.56 119.99 US 62 / US 412 – Mountain Home, Ash Flat
US 62B west (Church Street)
AR 395 north
Mammoth Spring AR 289 south – Saddle
94.41 151.94 US 63 – Thayer, MO, Hardy
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes[edit]

Melbourne spur[edit]

Highway 9S
Location: Melbourne
Length: 0.90 mi[2] (1.45 km)
Existed: January 23, 1974[17]–present

Highway 9S (AR 9S, Ark. 9S, and Hwy. 9S) is a spur route of 0.90 miles (1.45 km) in Melbourne. It is known colloquially as Circle Drive and Main Street.[18]

The route was created in January 1974 along Main Street,[17] and extended south along Circle Drive in 1985.[19]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Melbourne, Izard County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 AR 9 – Mountain View Southern terminus
0.90 1.45 AR 9 (Main Street) – Salem Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Morrilton business route[edit]

AR 9B northern terminus at AR 9

Highway 9B
Location: Morrilton
Length: 2.22 mi[2] (3.57 km)
Existed: February 25, 1976[16]–present

Highway 9B (AR 9B, Ark. 9B, and Hwy. 9B) is a business route of 2.22 miles (3.57 km) in Morrilton.

Route description
AR 9B begins at AR 9 in northeast Morrilton near the parent route's junction with I-40. The route curves southwest along the edge of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton campus before serving as the eastern terminus of AR 132, known as University Boulevard. AR 9B continues southwest through a commercial area with residential subdivisions until intersecting AR 247 (Poor Farm Road) near Morrilton High School. AR 9B continues west for two blocks before turning south onto Saint Joseph Street toward downtown Morrilton. The Earl Building, a 1926 automotive dealership building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on Saint Joseph Street near the US 64 junction. The route terminates at US 64 (Broadway Street) near the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.[20]

History
The route was created from a former alignment of AR 9 in 1976.[16] On May 14, 1997, the portion of the route south of US 64 was removed from the state highway system and turned back to city maintenance. The turnback was made at the request of the mayor of Morrilton in exchange for extending AR 132 from AR 247 to AR 95.[21]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Morrilton, Conway County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 AR 9 – Perryville, Overcup Northern terminus
AR 132 west (University Boulevard) – U of A Comm College Morrilton AR 132 eastern terminus
AR 247 north (Poor Farm Road) AR 247 southern terminus
2.22 3.57 US 64 (Broadway Street) – Russellville, Conway Southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Morrilton spur[edit]

Highway 9S
Location: Morrilton
Length: 0.47 mi[2] (0.76 km)
Existed: Januaray 30, 1986[22]–present

Highway 9S (AR 9S, Ark. 9S, and Hwy. 9S) is a spur route of 0.47 miles (0.76 km) in Morrilton. The route was created as an industrial access drive to the Morrilton Packing Company plant at the request of the Conway County judge in 1986.[22] It was initially only 2,700 feet (820 m) in length, but was extended north due to another industry locating in the Morrilton Industrial Park on January 8, 1987.[23]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Morrilton, Conway County.

mi[2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 AR 9 Southern terminus
0.47 0.76 End state maintenance Southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway Commission (April 1, 1926). Map of the State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (TIF) (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB (inside ZIP)). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ General Highway Map - Hot Spring County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (11/29/07 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ General Highway Map - Fulton County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (4/11/03 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ General Highway Map - Dallas County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (1/29/09 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ General Highway Map - Ouachita County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (3/31/08 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Saline County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  8. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Perry County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  9. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Conway County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  10. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Van Buren County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  11. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Stone County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  12. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Izard County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  13. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Fulton County map Retrieved on May 8, 2009.
  14. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (September 1, 1928). Map of the State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (TIF) (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (1953). Official Highway Map of Arkansas (TIF) (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b c "Minutes" & 1970–79, p. 624.
  17. ^ a b "Minutes" & 1970–79, p. 913.
  18. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (March 2004). Map of Melbourne, Izard County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Minutes" & 1980–89, p. 566.
  20. ^ Arkansas Department of Transportation (September 2017). Map of Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Minutes" & 1990–99, p. 923.
  22. ^ a b "Minutes" & 1980–89, p. 671.
  23. ^ "Minutes" & 1980–89, p. 782.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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