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Are US 63/60 from Jonesboro AR to Springfield MO both 4 lane divided roads these

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It's been about 15 years since I have traveled this route...



--- Quote from: djsinco on June 23, 2022, 07:01:23 PM ---It's been about 15 years since I have traveled this route...


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US-60 is 4 lane (but not interstate standards) from Springfield to Sikeston.

US-63 is 4 lane from Jonesboro to Portia and is a modern 2 lane to Hardy, but US-63 from Hardy to West Plains is old school 2 lane, lots of blind curves, turns with opposite pitch and unmarked driveways.

US 89:
I found myself using this route as part of a cross-country drive a couple years ago, as it is part of the fastest route from Kansas City to Memphis. US 63 really ought to be four lanes in Arkansas.

The Ghostbuster:
When was US 63 designated the Gaylord Nelson Highway? Google Maps lists US 63 by that designation for its entire length between Ruston, LA and Ashland, WI.

Thanks for the responses! It seems like not much has changed in the last 15 years or so. There is a roughly 100 mile stretch that is better if not traveled at night when possible. Driving a semi through there many times years ago there was often drama in the couple of hours going north to Willow Springs.

I'm passing through Memphis on my way to Denver in a month or two. The other decent option involves the Oklahoma turnpike system. Back in the day, I always felt like they should be paying me to drive on those bumpy nasty toll roads!


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