US 165 and 167 in Arkansas

By | October 18, 2022

US 165 in Arkansas

US 165
Get started Wilmot
End North Little Rock
Length 174 mi
Length 280 km





North Little Rock

US 165 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road is a branch of US 65 and runs from the Louisiana border at Wilmot to North Little Rock. The road is not the shortest route between the start and end point and is not very interesting for through traffic, so it is a secondary main route connecting regional centers, although the road only ends in a larger conurbation.

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Travel directions

US 65/165/278 at McGehee.

At the small town of Wilmot, US 165 in Louisiana enters Arkansas from Monroe and then heads north one lane in each direction, parallel to the Bartholomew River. This part of Arkansas is flat with lots of meadows and hardly any forest. After about 35 kilometers you reach the intersection with US 82 in the village of Montrose. The road then continues north and merges into 2×2 US 65 at Dermott after about 30 kilometers, after which a double numbering begins for almost 40 kilometers to the north. US 65 is a major thoroughfare from Pine Bluff and Little Rock to Greenville and Vicksburg in Mississippi. The 2×2 section is quite spacious with a central reservation and emergency lanes. However, all connections are at the same level. In the large village of Dumas, US 165 turns north, while US 65 heads northwest toward Pine Bluff. US 165 is again a single-lane route and crosses the wide Arkansas River after about 20 kilometers. The road then runs to the north for a while, but suddenly turns west at the village of De Witt, only to turn north again after about 20 kilometers. You then reach the town of Stuttgart, a regional center in eastern Arkansas, where you cross the US 63 and US 79. Just north of Stuttgart, US 165 turns off permanently west and heads straight for the Little Rock conurbation . This area is also flat with little forest and several smaller rivers are crossed. At North Little Rock, one crosses Interstate 440, the eastern bypass of Little Rock. Not far after that, US 165 ends at US 70.


US 165 was created in 1926, its northern end was Dermott in southern Arkansas at the time. In 1982 the route was extended north to North Little Rock, via a rather artificial detour via Stuttgart so as not to create double numbering with US 65. US 165 is one of the minor US Highways in Arkansas.

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Traffic intensities

Every day, 830 vehicles drive at the Louisiana border and 960 vehicles between Montrose and Dermott. Between Dumas and Stuttgart, 1,600 to 2,400 vehicles and 3,000 to 4,800 vehicles drove between Stuttgart and North Little Rock.

US 167 in Arkansas

US 167
Get started Junction City
End Ash Flat
Length 258 mi
Length 415 km

El Dorado




Little Rock


1 McCain Boulevard

3 Trammel Road

5 Kiehl Avenue


8 Remond Road

11 Jacksonville

16 Cabot

19 Cabot

25 Ward

28 Beebe

31 Beebe

42 Higginson

46 Searcy

51 Judsonia

55 Bald Knob


Ash Flat

US 167 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road forms a secondary north-south route through the center of the state, from the Louisiana border at Junction City through El Dorado and Little Rock to its terminus at Flat Ash on US 62. In the Little Rock region, the road is a highway, but double-numbered with other roads. The route is 415 kilometers long.

Travel directions

US 67/167 at Little Rock.

At the village of Junction City, US 167 in Louisiana enters Arkansas from Ruston and then runs double -numbered with US 63 to El Dorado, about 25 kilometers to the north. Here one crosses the US 82. Also, US 63 exits toward Pine Bluff. US 167 then forms an easterly bypass as a freeway along El Dorado and becomes a single-lane highway north of El Dorado. Here you cross the Ouachita River and after about 40 kilometers you reach the village of Hampton, where you cross the US 278. The US 167 then continues its route north and after about 30 kilometers reaches the town of Fordyce, where the 2×2 US 79crosses.

US 167 then continues north through a fairly flat area of ​​meadows and some woods. One crosses the Saline River and after about 55 kilometers one reaches Sheridan, where one crosses the US 270. 30 kilometers north, US 167 merges with Interstate 530, the highway to Little Rock. In Little Rock, the track goes over Interstate 30, Interstate 40, and eventually US 67, the highway from Little Rock to Jonesboro.

US 167 is double numbered with US 67 as far as Bald Knob, 85 kilometers to the northeast. Also, the road is double numbered with US 64. At Bald Knob, US 167 turns north, forming a 2×2 divided highway as far as Batesville, about 50 miles to the north. The area then becomes a lot more hilly and you come through the Ozark Mountains. At Batesville, you cross the White River and then continue on US 167 as a single-lane trunk road to Ash Flat, 70 kilometers north, where the road ends at the intersection with US 62.


US 63/167 south of El Dorado.

US 167 was created in 1926 and then ended in Little Rock. US 167 was extended to Hardy in 1961 and north to Ash Flat in 2000, creating a long double number with US 67. This part is a freeway. US 167 itself is of some passing importance and is the shortest route from El Dorado, the largest town in central-south Arkansas and the capital, Little Rock.

The bridge over the Ouachita River northeast of El Dorado was built in 1931 and replaced in 2021.

Traffic intensities

Every day, 5,300 vehicles drive on the Louisiana border and 8,800 on the eastern bypass of El Dorado. Between El Dorado and Fordyce, 3,000 to 3,700 vehicles and 4,200 to 8,500 vehicles ran between Fordyce and I-530 south of Little Rock.

8,600 vehicles drove from Bald Knob, which remains stable until Batesville. 21,000 vehicles drove through Batesville. North of Batesville to Ash Flat, 3,100 to 5,000 vehicles drove.

US 167 in Arkansas