Arkansas Highway 8

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Highway 8 marker

Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length229.83 mi[1] (369.88 km)
Existed1926–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
CountiesPolk, Montgomery, Pike, Bradley, Clark, Cleveland, Dallas, Drew, Chicot
Highway system
AR 7AR 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]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Polk SH-63 west – TalihinaOklahoma state line
Mena AR 375 west
US 59 south / US 71 south – De QueenWestern end of US 59 / US 71 overlap
AR 88 west (Mena Street) – Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Talimena Scenic DriveWestern end of AR 88 overlap
US 59 north / US 71 north / AR 88 east – Fort SmithEastern end of US 59 / US 71 / AR 88 overlap
AR 375 south
AR 370 east
MontgomeryNorman AR 27 north (North Main Street) – Mount IdaWestern end of AR 27 overlap
AR 240 west – Hopper
PikeGlenwood AR 8S (Harmon Circle)
US 70B east (East Broadway)Western end of US 70B overlap
US 70 east – Hot SpringsEastern end of US 70B overlap; western end of US 70 overlap
US 70 west (AR 27 south) – De QueenEastern end of US 70 / AR 27 overlap
AR 84 west – KirbyWestern end of AR 84 overlap
ClarkAmity AR 84 eastTraffic circle; eastern 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 ParkWestern end of AR 26 / AR 51 overlap
I-30 – Malvern, Little Rock, Hope, TexarkanaI-30 exit 73
US 67 north / AR 7 north (North 10th Street) to I-30 east – Malvern, Henderson State UniversityEastern end of AR 26 overlap; western end of US 67 / AR 7 overlap
US 67 south (6th Street)Eastern end of US 67 overlap
AR 51 north – JoanEastern end of AR 51 overlap
Gravel Junction AR 128 west – Joan
Dallas AR 7 south – CamdenEastern end of AR 7 overlap
Princeton AR 9 north – MalvernWestern end of AR 9 overlap
AR 9 south – Camden, Holly SpringsEastern end of AR 9 overlap
Fordyce AR 229 north
US 79 / US 167 – Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Camden
US 79B southWestern end of US 79B overlap
AR 274 (Main Street) – Dallas County Museum
US 79B north (Moro Street)Eastern 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 northWestern end of US 63 overlap
US 278B
US 63B north
US 278 – Monticello, Hampton
AR 980 – Warren Municipal Airport
Carmel US 63 south – HermitageEastern end of US 63 overlap
Johnsville AR 160 west – Hermitage
Ashley AR 160 east
AR 133 south – Crossett
Fountain Hill US 425 north – MonticelloWestern end of US 425 overlap
Hamburg US 82 east – Lake VillageWestern end of US 82 overlap
AR 189 north (West Washington Street) to AR 133
US 82 west / US 425 south – Crossett, Bastrop, LAEastern end of US 82 / US 425 overlap
Parkdale AR 209 north
US 165 – Portland, McGehee, Wilmot, Bastrop, LA
ChicotEudora AR 159 south (Main Street)
US 65 north / Great River Road north – Lake VillageWestern end of US 65 / Great River Road overlap
(no name) (US 65S)
US 65 south / Great River Road south – Tallulah, LAEastern 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
LocationGlenwood
Length0.20 mi[1] (0.32 km)
ExistedJanuary 8, 1987[7]–present

Highway 8S (AR 8S, Ark. 8S, Hwy. 8S, and Harmon Street[8]) 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]

Hamburg spur[edit]

Highway 8S
LocationHamburg
Length0.90 mi (1.4 km)
ExistedNovember 21, 1995[10]–August 22, 2001[9]

Highway 8S (AR 8S, Ark. 8S, Hwy. 8S) is a former spur route in Hamburg. The former alignment of the parent highway existed as a spur route for six years until being renumbered as Highway 189.

History

The spur was created on November 21, 1995 along a former segment of Highway 8 during major revisions to Highway 8 to improve route continuity.[10] The roadway was renumbered to Highway 189 at the request of the Ashley County Judge.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  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. ^ "Minutes" & 1980–89, p. 782.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway Commission (2009). "Minutes of the Meeting of the Arkansas State Highway Commission" (PDF). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. p. 279. OCLC 21798861. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway Commission (1999). "Minutes of the Meeting of the Arkansas State Highway Commission" (PDF). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. pp. 1793–1794. OCLC 21798861. Retrieved July 19, 2018.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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