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Welcome to the Arkansas Highways Task Force of WikiProject U.S. Roads!

Scope and goals[edit]

All state-maintained highways in Arkansas, including all Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, and Arkansas state-numbered highways, and any other road-related transportation articles of note. The goal is to organize, standardize, and expand the articles on highways in Arkansas to be a broad, comprehensive, and recognized resource.

Assessment[edit]


Recognized content[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]


Resources[edit]

Structure and standards[edit]

Articles should follow WP:USRD/STDS.

Naming convention[edit]

Articles should be titled "Arkansas Highway X" per WP:USSH.

Shields[edit]

The various shield graphics are located in Category:Arkansas State Highway shields on Commons. {{jct}} can create the various links to highway articles with the appropriate shield graphics for use in the infobox or junction lists.

Lead[edit]

One route segment

Highway X (AR X, Ark. X, Hwy. X, and [Road name]) is a/n (north–south / east–west) state highway in ([County, Arkansas] if only one county, otherwise use NW, N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or central Arkansas, or use MSA if entirely contained within). The route of 0.01 miles (0.016 km) runs from [Hwy. Y] in [town] (north / east) (add if route crosses a major route or major river: across [Hwy. Q] / [River]) to [Hwy. Z] in [town]. (Ref)

Two or more route segments

Highway X (AR X, Ark. X, Hwy. X, and [Road name]) is a/n designation for (two, three, four, etc.) (north–south / east–west) state highways in ([County, Arkansas] if only one county, otherwise use NW, N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or central Arkansas, or use MSA if entirely contained within). One route of 0.01 miles (0.016 km) runs from [Hwy. Y] in [town] (north / east) (add if route crosses a major route or major river: across [Highway Q] / [River]) to [Hwy. Z] in [town]. (Ref) A second route of 0.01 miles (0.016 km) begins at [Hwy. A] in [town] and runs (north / east) to [Hwy. B] in [town]. (Ref) A third route of 0.01 miles (0.016 km) begins at [Hwy. A] in [town] and runs (north / east) to [Hwy. B] in [town]. (Ref)

Short connector routes

Highway X (AR X, Ark. X, Hwy. X, and [Road name]) is a/n (north–south / east–west) state highway in ([County, Arkansas] if only one county, otherwise use NW, N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or central Arkansas, or use MSA if entirely contained within). The route of 0.01 miles (0.016 km) serves as a connector from [Hwy. Y] in [town], running (north / east) to [Hwy. Z] in [town]. (Ref)

Spur routes

Highway X Spur (AR XS, Ark. XS, Hwy. XS, and [Road name]) is a/n (north–south / east–west) state highway spur route in [town]. The route of 0.01 miles (0.016 km) runs from [Hwy. Y] (north / east) to [Hwy. Z].

Mileages[edit]

For GIS data and the route log database, be careful at concurrencies. AHTD only counts a segment once even if more than one route follows the road. The traffic book gives precedence to the highest-class highway with the lowest number (I-30 → I-40 → US 49 → US 271 → Highway 1 → Highway 549). You will have to add in the corresponding segments to get the complete length. It is this total that is the route length. Note: most Arkansas highway articles are not currently utilizing this rule, please feel free to change it if you see it

Infobox[edit]

Use the below example formats for displaying termini in the infobox. Change these to suit the situation as needed. Use "in" for junctions in city limits and just say "near" for a junction nearby a town. "Near" should be near enough that a layperson would think the junction could possibly in town if they did not see city limit signs.

Termini at highways in town/city limits
I-40 in Little Rock
Termini at highways in unincorporated areas
AR 74
Termini at highways in unincorporated places or CDP
AR 24 at Romance
Termini at state lines, continuing as numbered highway
SH-3 at the Oklahoma state line
Termini at state lines, continuing as county road
Oklahoma state line
Termini at county lines
Benton–Washington county line
Termini at unnumbered (town/city/county) roads in city limits
Davis Street in Pine Bluff
Termini at campsite, state park, WMA, recreational area, or other park
Devil's Den State Park
Termini at numbered county roads
CR 4762 at Canehill
Termini at unnumbered county roads
End state maintenance at Davis Road
Termini at parks or other recreation areas
Lost Bridge Park
Termini at highways, concurrent with another highway
I-40 / US 65 / US 67 / US 167 in North Little Rock

In article prose[edit]

Arkansas is currently trying to transition to "Highway XX" as the only name used in prose. Non breaking spaces are encouraged. Example:

AR 24 Highway 24 has a short concurrency with AR 41 Highway 41 in Horatio, but continues east alone.

History[edit]

Arkansas State Highway Commission Minute Orders dating to 1953 are available from AHTD for use in historic research.

Statewide maps from 1924-present, and county maps from various years are available here.

Categories[edit]

Articles should be placed in the following categories as appropriate:

Templates[edit]

Infobox[edit]

Use {{infobox road}} or {{infobox road junction}} as needed for articles. The state parameters should contain the state's postal abbreviation. The type codes are the same as for the junction template below.

Junction template[edit]

Use {{jct}} to create the entries in a junction list section for the article, or the junction list in the infobox. To use, insert {{jct|state=AR|type|number}} into the article. If two to four highways are needed, use {{jct|state=AR|type|first number|type|second number}}. Types can be I for Interstates, US for US Routes or AR for state routes. Further instructions can be found on the documentation page.

Stub[edit]

Use {{Arkansas-road-stub}}

Project banner[edit]

Place the following on the talk page for articles {{WikiProject U.S. Roads|state=AR}}

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