U.S. Route 82 in Arkansas
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Length:||190.71 mi (306.92 km)|
|Existed:||July 1, 1931 – present|
|West end:||US 67 / US 59 / US 71 / US 82 in Texarkana, TX|
|East end:||US 82 / US 278 at the Mississippi River|
U.S. Highway 82 in Arkansas is a major east–west arterial highway across the state's lowest tier of counties. It enters Arkansas from Texas, concurrent with US Highway 67, at a junction with US Highway 71 on the border between Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas. The route leaves Arkansas on the Lake Village Bridge over the Mississippi River near Lake Village, crossing into Mississippi.
Highway 82 runs across the southern tier of counties in Arkansas, serving three cities of regional importance: Texarkana, Magnolia, and El Dorado in the Arkansas Timberlands. The eastern half of the route runs through the Lower Arkansas Delta, serving small towns and agricultural areas.
US 82 enters the state from Texarkana, TX concurrent with US 67 as a pair of one-way streets. Running east as 7th Street (the westbound half of the couplet is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd), the road enters Arkansas at an intersection with State Line Avenue. The junction provides US 67/ US 82 with access northward to US 59/US 71 via US 71Y (unsigned). At Hazel Street, US 67/US 82 intersects US 59/US 71, beginning a brief concurrency east to Hickory St, when US 59/US 71 turns south toward Shreveport, LA. The intersection is near the J.K. Wadley House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The two one-way streets combine at Hickory St and run east as 9th Street to Broad Street, where US 67 turns northeast. Continuing east, US 82 intersects Interstate 49 (I-49) with a diamond interchange, the only junction with an Interstate highway in Arkansas. In east Texarkana, US 82 intersects Highway 237 south of the Texarkana Regional Airport.
East of Texarkana, US 82 runs to the east side of Miller County near the Lafayette County line and Red River. The route intersects Highway 296 before turning south toward Garland, where it intersects Highway 134. US 82 turns east and crosses the Red River to enter Lafayette County. US 82 runs east to Lewisville, the county seat of Lafayettte County, where it intersects Highway 29 just south of downtown Lewisville. The route continues east to Stamps, where a concurrency begins with Highway 53 to Buckner, where Highway 53 turns north. East of Buckley, the highway crosses into Columbia County, with the county line following Dorcheat Bayou.
After passing over Dorcheat Bayou, US 82 serves as the northern terminus of Highway 344 near Lake Columbia. Continuing east to Lumber, US 82 intersects Highway 98 and turns southeast toward Magnolia. Highway 98 in this area is a former alignment of US 82, which formerly ran through Waldo and McNeil. US 82 intersects US 371 near the northwest corner of Magnolia; giving access to downtown Magnolia. US 82 serves as the northern boundary for Magnolia and Southern Arkansas University (SAU), including Walker Stadium at Goodheart Field, the football stadium. US 82 serves as the northern terminus of Highway 355 (Washington Street), which serves as the main road through campus. On the eastern side of the city, US 82 intersects and overlaps US 79 for 2.20 miles (3.54 km) until a junction with US 82B (Main Street). US 82B runs west toward downtown Magnolia, US 79 continues south to Haynesville, Louisiana, and US 82 turns east as a section line road toward El Dorado.
Entering Union County, US 82 serves as the southern terminus of Highway 57 at Marysville and Highway 172 at Cairo before passing the South Arkansas Regional Airport. Shortly after entering the city limits of El Dorado, US 82 veers right onto an divided highway, with a former alignment continuing toward the central business district as a business route. Along the city's southwest side, US 82 serves as a northern terminus of Highway 15 at exit 18. In the city's southeast corner, an interchange with US 167, US 63, and Highway 7 gives access to Camden, Hampton, and Bernice, LA. US 82 reconnects with the business route and runs east to Strong, where it has a junction with Highway 275 and Highway 129. East of Strong, US 82 enters the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, passing north of Lake Jack Lee to cross the Ouachita River and enter Bradley County.
US 82 was realigned around Waldo and Magnolia on February 25, 1954 on to present-day US 371. The former alignment of US 82 was redesignated at Highway 98. On May 20, 1970, this segment was bypassed by a new terrain US 82. The former routings were renumbered Highway 98 and Highway 19 (now US 371), and the Magnolia business route was created.
- El Dorado was bypassed in the 1980s; Highway 2 is now a business route.
- The segment between Crossett and Hamburg has been rerouted several times, most recently in the 1970s. Highway 2 is now parts of Highway 133 and Highway 52 north of Crossett, a short spur of Highway 189 in Hamburg, and a county road from the end of Highway 189 south to Highway 52.
- Montrose was bypassed in the 1940s by a railroad overpass; Highway 2 is now a minor business route.
|Miller||Texarkana||0.00||0.00||US 67 south / US 82 west – Dallas, Paris||Continuation into Texas|
|US 71Y north (State Line Avenue) to US 59 / US 71|
|0.10||0.16||US 59 (Hazel Street) / US 71 north||Begin US 59/US 71 overlap|
|0.46||0.74||US 59 (Hickory Street) / US 71 south||End US 59/US 71 overlap|
|0.95||1.53||US 67 (Broad Street)||End US 67 overlap|
|2.32||3.73||I-49 – Shreveport, LA|
|3.85||6.20||AR 237 (Rondo Road)|
|||17.72||28.52||AR 296 west||AR 296 eastern terminus|
|Garland||21.22||34.15||AR 134 west||AR 134 eastern terminus|
|Bridge over Red River|
|Lafayette||Lewisville||29.89||48.10||AR 29 (Maple Street) – Bradley, Hope|
|Stamps||34.23||55.09||AR 53 south (Central Avenue)||Begin AR 53 overlap|
|Buckner||38.34||61.70||AR 53 north (Main Street)||End AR 53 overlap|
|Bridge over Dorcheat Bayou|
|Columbia||||41.46||66.72||AR 344 east – Lake Columbia||AR 344 western terminus|
|||43.71||70.34||AR 98 east – Waldo||AR 98 western terminus|
|Magnolia||50.48||81.24||US 371 (Vine Avenue) – Magnolia, Waldo|
|51.32||82.59||AR 355 south (Washington Street) – Southern Arkansas University||AR 355 northern terminus|
|52.68||84.78||US 79 north – Logoly State Park||Begin US 79 overlap|
|54.88||88.32||US 79 south / US 82B west (Main Street) – Emerson, Magnolia Business District||End US 79 overlap, US 82B eastern terminus|
|Village Junction||64.58||103.93||AR 98 – Atlanta, Village|
|Union||Marysville||70.56||113.56||AR 57 north – Mount Holly||AR 57 southern terminus|
|Cairo||75.86||122.08||AR 172 east – Smackover||AR 172 eastern terminus|
|El Dorado||85.59||137.74||17||US 82B east (Hillsboro Street) – El Dorado Business District||US 82B western terminus|
|86.87||139.80||18||AR 15 south (Haynesville Hwy) – Parker's Chapel, El Dorado||AR 15 northern terminus|
|90.33||145.37||22||US 63 south (Haynesville Hwy) / US 167 / AR 7 – Junction City, El Dorado|
|91.35||147.01||US 82B west – El Dorado Business District||US 82B eastern terminus|
|Strong||108.09||173.95||AR 275 (Concord Street) / AR 129 south – Felsenthal Lock & Dam||AR 129 northern terminus|
|Ashley||Felsenthal NWR||123.80||199.24||US 82S south – Port of Crossett||US 82S northern terminus|
|AR 169 (Hancock Road/Texas Street) – Industrial Park|
|131.82||212.14||AR 133T south (Dr. MLK Jr. Drive)||AR 133T northern terminus|
|AR 133 (Main Street)|
|||140.47||226.06||US 425 south / AR 52 east – Bastrop, LA||Begin US 425/AR 52 concurrency|
|||143.11||230.31||AR 52 west – North Crossett||End AR 52 concurrency|
|Hamburg||146.80||236.25||AR 189 west (Jackson Street) – Ashley County Fairgrounds||Begin AR 189 concurrency|
|147.07||236.69||AR 8 east (Parker Street) – Parkdale||Begin AR 8 concurrency|
|147.30||237.06||AR 189 west (Washington Street)||End AR 189 concurrency|
|147.42||237.25||US 425 north / AR 8 west (Main Street) – Monticello||End US 425/AR 8 concurrency|
|Thebes||161.02||259.14||AR 160 east – Portland||AR 160 western terminus|
|Montrose||165.68||266.64||US 82B east – Montrose Business District||US 82B western terminus|
|166.82||268.47||US 165 – Wilmot, Portland, McGehee|
|166.9||268.6||US 82B west – Montrose Business District||US 82B eastern terminus[a]|
|Chicot||||171.9||276.6||AR 293 north||AR 293 southern terminus[b]|
|Lake Village||178.86||287.85||US 65 north / US 278 east / AR 144 west (St. Mary Street) – Pine Bluff, Lake Village Business District||Begin US 65/US 278 overlap, AR 144 western terminus|
|181.28||291.74||AR 159 (Lakeshore Drive)|
|Fairview||183.52||295.35||US 65 south – Eudora, Lake Providence||End US 65 overlap|
|Shives||188.38||303.17||AR 142 east||AR 142 western terminus|
|Lake Village Bridge|
|US 82 / US 278 – Greenville||Continuation into Mississippi|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "U.S. 82". Highway History. United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. November 18, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
- System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (February 17, 2015). General Highway Map, Miller County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (September 27, 2007). General Highway Map, Lafayette County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
- "Minutes" (1953–69), p. 2088.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (February 14, 2008). General Highway Map, Columbia County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (June 11, 2010). General Highway Map, Union County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
- "Minutes" (1970–79), p. 1619.
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