US 270 and 278 in Arkansas

US 270 in Arkansas

US 270
Begin Eagleton
End Pine Bluff
Length 171 mi
Length 275 km

Hot Springs



Pine Bluff

US 270 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road forms an east-west route through the west and center of the state, from the Oklahoma border near Eagleton through Hot Springs to the town of Pine Bluff. The route is 275 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

US 270 near Hot Springs.

West of Eagleton, US 270 in Oklahoma enters Arkansas from McAlester and is then double numbered with US 59. One passes through a deep valley covered with forests. After about 25 kilometers, US 59 turns south towards Mena and Texarkana and merges with US 71 from that direction, creating a double numbering of about 25 kilometers until Y City. One then passes through steep ridges of the Ouachita Mountains. In Y City, US 71 turns north toward Fort Smith. US 270 then passes through extensive nature reserves and through a sparsely populated mountainous area. The road passes along the Lake Ouachita reservoir and after about 115 kilometers reaches the town of Hot Springs.

Hot Springs is a historic city of 40,000 people. This is where the US 70 crosses. After that, US 270 forms a southern bypass of the town as a highway. On the east side of Hot Springs, US 270 turns southeast and forms a level 2×2 divided highway to Malvern. Just before Malvern, about 20 kilometers after Hot Springs, you cross Interstate 30. Shortly after, the intersection with the parallel US 67 follows. You then enter a significantly flatter area and the road continues east for 40 kilometers and crosses the Saline River. In the village of Sheridan you cross the US 167. About 30 kilometers after that, the US 270 ends at theInterstate 530 on the west side of the town of Pine Bluff.


In 1930, US 270 was created. Its eastern end was at Hot Springs on US 70. In the 1940s, US 270 was extended east to downtown Pine Bluff and northwest from Pine Bluff on I-530 in 1982, with the completion of the I-530 (US 65) around Pine Bluff. US 270 is not a major road within Arkansas, especially the section between Hot Springs and Pine Bluff is of some through importance because it connects two larger towns. US 270 is important in western Arkansas for tourism in the Ouachita Mountains.

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Traffic intensities

900 vehicles drive daily at the Oklahoma border, which increases to 1,100 to 5,200 vehicles towards Hot Springs. The Hot Springs bypass has 41,000 vehicles and 12,000 vehicles running between Hot Springs and I-30. Between Malvern and Pine Bluff there are 3,600 to 5,400 vehicles.

US 278 in Arkansas

US 278
Get started Wickes
End Fairview
Length 256 mi
Length 412 km











Lake Village


US 278 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road forms an east-west route through the south of the state, and is mainly of secondary importance in the west of the state. The route is 412 kilometers long.

Travel directions

US 65/165/278 north of Lake Village in southeastern Arkansas.

The road begins in the village of Wickes at the intersection with double-numbered US 59 and US 71. The road then heads east, through the southern foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. This area is fairly densely wooded and the road curves 50 kilometers to the village of Dierks, where it crosses US 70. US 278 then heads southeast to Nashville, where it crosses secondary US 371. US 278 then continues southeast and enters a flatter area. After about 40 kilometers the connection with Interstate 30 follows. Immediately afterwards follows the intersection with the parallel US 67 in the town of Hope.

US 278 then curves east and continues for 30 kilometers to the village of Rosston, where it crosses US 371 again. Then the road continues for 50 kilometers to the town of Camden and passes a large nature park. Several roads are crossed in Camden, the most important of which is the 2×2 US 79 to Pine Bluff. The road then continues east with one lane in each direction and intersects US 167 after 20 miles at the village of Hampton.

Then one crosses several rivers, such as the Moro and the Saline Rivers. At the town of Warren you cross the US 63. Then the US 278 has 25 2×2 lanes until Monticello, where it crosses the US 425. 50 kilometers further you enter the broad valley of the Mississippi River and the US 278 merges with the 2×2 US 65. The road then runs 40 kilometers south, parallel to the Mississippi River. US 82 from El Dorado and Texarkana also merges in Lake Village, then US 278 and US 82 exit US 65 after 5 miles in Fairview and cross the Mississippi River via the Greenville Bridge to enter the state of Mississippi. US 278 in Mississippithen continue towards Greenville.


Although US 278 was created in 1952, it did not pass through Arkansas initially. It was not until 1998 that US 278 was extended westward from Amory in Mississippi to Wickes in western Arkansas. US 278 has traditionally not been a major route, although it does connect a number of regional towns in central south Arkansas. The route is equipped with 2×2 lanes between Warren and Monticello.

Traffic intensities

Every day 600 vehicles drive between Wickes and Dierks and 1,600 to 2,500 vehicles between Dierks and Hope. There were 1,000 to 1,400 vehicles between Hope and Camden and 1,200 to 1,800 vehicles between Camden and Warren. On the four-lane section from Warren to Monticello, 4,300 to 5,300 vehicles and 1,800 to 2,500 vehicles ran between Monticello and McGehee.

US 278 in Arkansas

US 270 and 278 in Arkansas
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