Interstate 530 & U.S. 65

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Interstate 530 represents the 46.65 mile1 freeway spur connecting Little Rock with Pine Bluff in central Arkansas. The 1999 commissioned designation follows the existing U.S. 65 freeway from an interchange with I-30 & I-440 in Little Rock south to Pine Bluff where the current freeway ends at U.S. 63 & 79 and the northern terminus of U.S. 425. Future aspirations for Interstate 530 are to continue it south toward Monticello along the Arkansas 530 corridor. Arkansas 530 is currently opened in two sections as a two lane highway between I-530 (Exit 44) and Arkansas 114 near Star City and between Arkansas 35 and U.S. 278 east of Wilmer. An extension from Arkansas 114 south to a new connector road linking Arkansas 11 and U.S. 425 is scheduled to open in late 2014.

Interstate 530 Arkansas Highway Guides

Interstate 530 & U.S. 65 scenes
U.S. 63-79 and U.S. 65 Business south enter the interchange for Interstate 530, U.S. 65 and Arkansas 190 (Exit 46). This high-speed interchange marks the northern beginning of Interstate 530 as it follows U.S. 65 north toward Little Rock. U.S. 65 Business comes to an end while both U.S. 63 & 79 hook up with Interstate 530 & U.S. 65 north along the Wiley A. Branton Sr. Highway. U.S. 63 will depart the freeway for Warren at Exit 43 with U.S. 79 leaving for Rison at Exit 39. Photo taken 05/07/12.
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U.S. 65 continues south from U.S. 63 & 79 for Dumas, McGehee and Lake Village. Dumas lies 38.2 miles to the southeast with McGehee and Lake Village lying 57.2 and 79.2 miles away, respectively. Harding Avenue carries Arkansas 190 north and west from Exit 46 to Ohio Street where the state highway turns north. Arkansas 190 west will follow 5th Avenue through Downtown Pine Bluff. Exit 46 also signifies the beginning of U.S. 425 south to Monticello. Photos taken 05/07/12.
Arkansas 190 (Harding Avenue) east comes to an end in southeast Pine Bluff as it enters the interchange with Interstate 530 & U.S. 63-65-79-425. Harding Avenue defaults onto U.S. 65 & 425 south bound for Dumas, McGehee and Lake Village while a ramp leads motorists to I-530 & U.S. 65 north and U.S. 63 & 79 south toward Little Rock. Photo taken 05/07/12.
U.S. 270 ends a 158 mile journey through Arkansas at this diamond interchange with Interstate 530 & U.S. 65 near White Hall. The freeway provides connections to both Pine Bluff to the southeast (6.9 miles) and the capital city of Little Rock 37.7 miles to the north. Arkansas 365 Spur continues east another 2.2 miles following the former alignment of U.S. 270 to Arkansas 365 (former U.S. 65). Photo taken 05/07/12.
Arkansas 46 east reaches Interstate 530 & U.S. 65 to Little Rock and Pine Bluff. The state highway continues another 0.7 miles to Redfield where it ends at Arkansas 365. Photo taken 05/07/12.
Shamburger Lane north provides the necessary connection between Arkansas 338 (Dixon Road) and Interstate 530 & U.S. 65 to Little Rock. Otherwise, the local road continues north to Granite Mountain Quarries plant with no return access to Shamburger Lane east. Photo taken 05/20/14.

Sources:

  1. Table 3: Interstate Routes, FHWA Route Log and Finders List, updated January 15, 2014.


Photo Credits:

05/07/12, 05/20/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 30

Page Updated 06-11-2014.