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Author Topic: Favorite and Least Favorite stretch of freeway in the Mid-South  (Read 9573 times)

msunat97

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Re: Favorite and Least Favorite stretch of freeway in the Mid-South
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2012, 08:56:49 AM »

2 Least Favorites:
I-40 Between Little Rock & Memphis
Hwy 65 from Arkansas to I-20...every other car seems like a cop...2 lane flat road through the Louisiana Delta should be driven faster than 55mph

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I've always liked I-20 in East Texas.
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Re: Favorite and Least Favorite stretch of freeway in the Mid-South
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2012, 11:36:15 AM »

Best: I-540 north of Alma.

Worst: I-40 from West Memphis to North Little Rock.

There is some construction that VMS kept touting along that stretch of I-40. Signs for it were illuminated in both West Memphis and Little Rock, even displaying stuff like "construction in 57 miles". What is the road work?

The White River bridge is being rebuilt, and traffic is down to one lane in each direction across the bridge as it is replaced one side at a time.

Got caught in that traffic jam a few weeks ago. Traffic was at a full stop at the Brinkley exit going west and didn't move for tens of minutes at a time. I reckoned the length of the jam at 14 miles. Took me two full hours.

Best detour westbound - exit at Brinkley, south on US49, west on US70 to Hazen, then north on AR11 back to 40

Best detour eastbound - exit at Hazen, sount on AR11 (US63), east on 70 to Biscoe, north on AR33 back to I40

Alternate detour both directions - US64 from Conway to West Memphis.

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Re: Favorite and Least Favorite stretch of freeway in the Mid-South
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2012, 12:00:09 PM »

You could also take US 67/167 north to Cabot, then AR 89 to AR 367 to AR 38 east through Des Arc and Cotton Plant then south on AR 17 to US 49 to Brinkley back to I-40 east.  The state highways are slow (speed limit 55) but this is about the same length as  the US 64 route but more of it is on I-40 so it should be faster.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 12:02:53 PM by bugo »
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