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Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:18:13 AM »

According to this article:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_30#Business_routes
there was a BL 30 in Benton. Here is the paragraph in question:

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Interstate 30 Business was a business route in Benton, Arkansas. It ran from exits 116-118 on I-30 from approximately 1960 to 1975, concurrently with U.S. Route 70C.

The reference that is shown only points to a state map archive.  It doesn't mention what year. Which is irrelevant, because although US 70C first appears on the 1961 Arkansas official and last appears on the 1974 edition, there is no mention of BL 30, at least on the front of the maps, on any Arkansas official maps. I've never seen any evidence that a BL 30 existed anywhere in Arkansas other than the BL 30 that existed in Little Rock along what is now US 70 along University Avenue and other streets. Somebody told me about a BL 30 in Benton but it was just hearsay.

Does anybody have any evidence that BL 30 ever existed?
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 09:24:17 AM »

According to this article:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_30#Business_routes
there was a BL 30 in Benton. Here is the paragraph in question:

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Interstate 30 Business was a business route in Benton, Arkansas. It ran from exits 116-118 on I-30 from approximately 1960 to 1975, concurrently with U.S. Route 70C.

The reference that is shown only points to a state map archive.  It doesn't mention what year. Which is irrelevant, because although US 70C first appears on the 1961 Arkansas official and last appears on the 1974 edition, there is no mention of BL 30, at least on the front of the maps, on any Arkansas official maps. I've never seen any evidence that a BL 30 existed anywhere in Arkansas other than the BL 30 that existed in Little Rock along what is now US 70 along University Avenue and other streets. Somebody told me about a BL 30 in Benton but it was just hearsay.

Does anybody have any evidence that BL 30 ever existed?


I have a couple maps that show it in LR, but I've never seen anything in Benton.
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 09:34:18 AM »

It was shown on the Little Rock inset of the Arkansas official for years. It only showed one marker, along University, and the front of the map didn't mention it.
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 09:40:13 AM »

It was shown on the Little Rock inset of the Arkansas official for years. It only showed one marker, along University, and the front of the map didn't mention it.

Maybe someone at ARDOT knows something?
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:41:28 AM »

It was shown on the Little Rock inset of the Arkansas official for years. It only showed one marker, along University, and the front of the map didn't mention it.

Maybe someone at ARDOT knows something?

They usually don't know anything about anything, so I doubt it.
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 10:39:09 AM »

It was shown on the Little Rock inset of the Arkansas official for years. It only showed one marker, along University, and the front of the map didn't mention it.

Maybe someone at ARDOT knows something?

They usually don't know anything about anything, so I doubt it.

Sometimes, they know just enough you can fill in the gaps. Or go to the Mullins Library at the U of A and go through the old highway commission reports.
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 08:49:45 PM »

It was on the Saline County General Highway Map, 1957 Map issued by the Arkansas State Highway Commision, last revision on it was 3/1/1967.

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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 09:33:36 PM »

This was officially defined as US 70C:

    1959-05 3245: (S11C) created along old US 67-70 and Congo Road once construction is done
    1974-01 12: (S11C) mostly deleted; a bit became 88
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Re: Business Loop 30 in Benton, Arkansas
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 10:30:44 AM »

It was on the Saline County General Highway Map, 1957 Map issued by the Arkansas State Highway Commision, last revision on it was 3/1/1967.

Thanks. That's the sort of evidence I was looking for.
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