U.S. Route 82 in Arkansas

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U.S. Highway 82 marker

U.S. Highway 82
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 190.71 mi[2] (306.92 km)
Existed: July 1, 1931[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 67 / US 59 / US 71 / US 82 in Texarkana, TX
 
East end: US 82 / US 278 at the Mississippi River
Location
Counties:
Highway system
AR 81 AR 83

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[3] The two one-way streets combine at Hickory St and run east as 9th Street to Broad Street, where US 67 turns northeast.[4] 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.

Highway 82 crosses the Red River

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.[5]

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.[6] 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)[2] 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.[7]

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.[8]

US 82 overlaps with US 425 and Highway 8 in Hamburg

The route passes through Crossett and Hamburg to Lake Village. The route continues from there across the Mississippi River to Greenville, MS.

History[edit]

The route was designated on July 1, 1931.[1] In Arkansas, it replaced State Road 2.

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.[6] 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.[9]

  • 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.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Exit[2] Destinations Notes
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
MillerLafayette
county line
22.24–
22.56
35.79–
36.31
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
LafayetteColumbia
county line
39.51–
39.59
63.59–
63.71
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
82.99–
83.79
133.56–
134.85
AR 335
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
Crossett 130.95–
131.14
210.74–
211.05
AR 169 (Hancock Road/Texas Street) – Industrial Park
131.82 212.14 AR 133T south (Dr. MLK Jr. Drive) AR 133T northern terminus
132.15–
132.67
212.67–
213.51
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
Mississippi River 188.41–
190.71
303.22–
306.92
Lake Village Bridge
US 82 / US 278 – Greenville Continuation into Mississippi
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The milepost of this intersection is not specified by AHTD beyond 0.1 miles (0.16 km).[10][2][11]
  2. ^ The milepost of this intersection is not specified by AHTD beyond 0.1 miles (0.16 km).[12][2][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. 82". Highway History. United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. November 18, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b "Minutes" (1953–69), p. 2088.
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Minutes" (1970–79), p. 1619.
  10. ^ Cite error: The named reference ash was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference chi was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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U.S. Route 82
Previous state:
Texas
Arkansas Next state:
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