U.S. Route 371

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U.S. Route 371 marker

U.S. Route 371
US 371 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 71
Maintained by LaDOTD and AHTD
Length 214 mi (344 km)
Existed 1994[citation needed] – present
Major junctions
South end I-49 / LA 177 at Evelyn, LA
 
North end US 59 / US 70 / US 71 / AR 41 at DeQueen, AR
Location
States Louisiana, Arkansas
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 370LALA 372
AR 370ARAR 372
LA 6LA  7LA 8
LA 178LA  179LA 180

U.S. Route 371 is a north–south United States highway in the U.S. states of Arkansas and Louisiana. The highway's northern terminus is in De Queen, Arkansas at an intersection with U.S. Highway 70. It is co-signed for its last 13 miles (21 km) between Lockesburg, Arkansas and DeQueen with U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 71. Its southern terminus is 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Coushatta, Louisiana at an intersection with Interstate 49.

Route description[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

U.S. 371 is an afterthought in the federal highway system. Within Louisiana it was merely the 1990s renumbering and re-signing of the post-1955 Louisiana Highway 7, which after the 1990s change ceased to exist as a number for a state highway in Louisiana. The section south of US 71 was the post-1955 Louisiana Highway 179, which after the 1990s change ceased to exist as a number for a state highway in Louisiana. It also replaced a section of Louisiana Highway 177. Although signage is on I-49, US 371 begins just north of Coushatta, Louisiana at an intersection with US 71. Intersecting I-20 and US 80 at Minden, it then crosses the Arkansas Line at Springhill, Louisiana.

Arkansas[edit]

Northern terminus of US 371 at US 59/US 70/US 71/AR 41 in De Queen

US 371 contains about 134 miles (216 km) in South Arkansas.

US 371 enters Arkansas in Columbia County. The route runs north to intersect AR 160 in Taylor and winds east to Magnolia. A concurrency with US 82 begins in Magnolia, and continues north to the city limits. US 371 continues west to meet AR 98 in Waldo, before heading north to enter Nevada County. The route next meets AR 32 and AR 76 before entering Rosston, where a short concurrency with US 278 forms. US 371 meets AR 372 before entering Prescott, where the route runs with AR 24 and is intersected by Interstate 30 before entering Hempstead County.

US 371 winds through Hempstead County west and north, concurring briefly with AR 195 and eventually entering Howard County. The route passes through Nashville, again meeting US 278, and runs west through rural land and into Sevier County. In Sevier County, US 371 meets US 59/US 71, which form a northern concurrency, eventually adding US 70 as well. These four routes run together west to De Queen, at which US 371 terminates.

History[edit]

Initially referenced as the Bi-State Corridor, the Arkansas State Highway Commission designated several state highways as a proposed corridor to seek AASHTO approval as a US highway in January 1994.[1] Upon receiving approval, the route was officially commissioned in Arkansas as Highway 371 on August 24, 1994.[2]

Minnesota[edit]

A prior, unrelated US 371 was decommissioned in Minnesota in 1971.[3] The route still bears the designation of MN 371.

Major intersections[edit]

StateCounty/ParishLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
LouisianaDeSoto I-49 / LA 177 south – Alexandria, ShreveportI-49 exit 162; south end of LA 177 overlap
Evelyn LA 510 west
Red River LA 177 northnorth end of LA 177 overlap
Armistead US 84 west / LA 1 – Mansfield, Shreveport, Natchitochessouth end of US 84 overlap
Coushatta US 84 east to US 71 south – truck route to LA 480north end of US 84 overlap
LA 480 south (Front Street)
US 71 south to US 84 east – Alexandria, truck route to LA 480south end of US 71 overlap
LA 155 east (Ashland Road) – Martin, Ashland
US 71 north – Bossier Citynorth end of US 71 overlap
LA 786 east
LA 788 west – Hall Summit
LA 514 westsouth end of LA 514 overlap
LA 514 east – Castornorth end of LA 514 overlap
BienvilleWoodardville LA 783 south
LA 790 west
Ringgold LA 4 east / LA 154 east (Bienville Road) – Jamestown, Castorsouth end of LA 4 / LA 154 overlap
LA 4 west / LA 154 west – Loggy Bayousouth end of LA 4 / LA 154 overlap
Davis LA 516 east – Fryeburg
Webster LA 531 north – Heflin
Sibley LA 164 west – Doyline, Lake Bistineau State Park
Minden I-20 east / LA 159 north – Minden, Monroesouth end of I-20 overlap; US 371 south follows exit 47
I-20 west – Shreveportnorth end of I-20 overlap; US 371 north follows exit 44
Dixie Inn US 79 / US 80 – Minden
LA 528 west – Bellevue
Cotton Valley LA 3014 east (Humble Avenue)
LA 160
Sarepta LA 2

LA 2 Spur east – Shongaloo
Porterville LA 802 east (Porterville Road)
Springhill LA 803-1
LA 157 – Plain Dealing, Haynesville
ArkansasColumbiaTaylor5.709.17 AR 160 west – Walker Creeksouth end of AR 160 overlap
5.839.38 AR 160 east – Macedonianorth end of AR 160 overlap
21.9535.33 AR 344 west – Lake Columbia
Magnolia25.1640.49 US 82B east (Main Street)
27.2343.82 US 82 to US 79 – Texarkana, El Dorado, Southern Arkansas University
Waldo31.4550.61 AR 98 east – Camdensouth end of AR 98 overlap
32.5752.42 AR 98 west – Texarkananorth end of AR 98 overlap
Lamartine35.5857.26 AR 355 north – Falcon
NevadaWillisville44.1170.99 AR 32 west / CR 8 – Bodcaw
Irma46.8075.32 AR 76 east – Waterloo
Rosston49.2879.31 US 278 east to AR 57 – Camdensouth end of US 278 overlap
49.7079.98 AR 200 east – Cale
50.1680.72 US 278 west – Hopenorth end of US 278 overlap
AR 372 east – Serepta Springs
Laneburg AR 372 west
AR 299 south – Bluff Citysouth end of AR 299 overlap
AR 53 south / AR 299 north – Emmetnorth end of AR 299 overlap
Prescott US 67 south – Hopesouth end of US 67 overlap
US 67 north / AR 24 east – Bluff Citynorth end of US 67 overlap
AR 19 north (West Main Street) to I-30 east
AR 200 east (Ron Harrod Drive)
I-30 – Texarkana, Little RockI-30 exit 44
Hempstead AR 195 south – De Ann
Blevins AR 29 to AR 19 – Hope
Dotson AR 195 north – Delight
HowardNashville US 278 east / AR 27 (Mine Street) – Hope, Murfreesborosouth end of US 278 overlap
AR 980 north (Main Street) – Business District, Airport
US 278 west – Dierksnorth end of US 278 overlap
AR 355 – Mineral Springs, Center Point
AR 26 east – Center Point, Murfreesboro
SevierLockesburg US 59 south / US 71 south / AR 24 west – Horatio, Ashdown, Texarkanasouth end of US 59 / US 71 overlap
US 70 east – Dierks, Lake Greeson, Hot Springs, Crater of Diamonds State Park, Daisy State Parksouth end of US 70 overlap
De Queen US 59 north / US 70 west / US 71 north / US 70B west / AR 41 south – Hugo, OK, Foreman, Fort Smithnorth end of US 59 / US 70 / US 71 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related routes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minute Order 94-004" (PDF). Minutes of the Meeting. ASHC. January 26, 1994. pp. 470–471. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Minute Order 94-263" (PDF). Minutes of the Meeting. ASHC. August 24, 1994. pp. 470–471. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee (December 3, 1971). "U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway Officials. p. 2. Retrieved April 10, 2016 – via Wikimedia Commons. 

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