Road Information

Total Mileage in State: 284 miles
Eastern End: At Tennessee state line
Western End: At Oklahoma state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 132 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Crittendon, St. Francis, Monroe, Prairie, Lonoke, Pulaski
Major Junctions in Photos: I-55, near West Memphis
I-440, near North Little Rock
I-30, in North Little Rock
Control Cities in Photos: West Memphis, Forrest City, Little Rock, North Little Rock

Westbound

   

Interstate 40 West as it crosses the Mississippi River from Memphis toward the Arkansas border.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Arkansas welcome sign as Interstate 40 West crosses the Mississippi River into the Natural State.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

This sign assures you that you're now crossing the Arkansas state line halfway across the river, as if there was any doubt about it to begin with.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

The speed limit starts out at 65 mph on Interstate 40 West in Arkansas.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 283.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take any of the next 5 exits to West Memphis.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 281 to Marion.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 281: AR 131 - Mound City Road  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West assurance shield just west of Exit 281.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 280: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr / Southland Dr  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 279A to Southland Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 279A: Ingram Blvd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West / Interstate 55 North at Exit 5: Ingram Blvd. Now that I-55 is briefly running concurrently with I-40, this second exit to Ingram Blvd is numbered by I-55's mileage.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 278 to the Rest Area / Arkansas Welcome Center. No trucks allowed.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West / Interstate 55 North at Exit 278: AR 77 / AR 191 - 7th St / Missouri St  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West / Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 277 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 277 (Interstate 55 North) to Jonesboro.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West / Interstate 55 North at Exit 277: Interstate 55 North - Blytheville / St Louis  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Speed limit assurance sign just west of Exit 277. The speed limit remains 65 mph for a bit longer.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 275 to West Memphis Airport and Riverport.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Also take Exit 275 to Mid-South Community College.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 275: AR 118 - College Blvd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Truck Parking Area located near mile marker 274.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 273.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

About one mile from Exit 271, the speed limit increases to 70 mph for all traffic. This is the standard speed limit on rural Interstates in Arkansas.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 271: AR 147  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West assurance shield just west of Exit 271.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Another speed limit sign west of Exit 271. Speed Limit - 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 270.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 268.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 265 to Marianna and Helena-West Helena.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 265: US 79 / AR 218 - Hughes  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West entering St. Francis County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 40 West. It's 4 miles to the next exit, which is the junction of AR 149. It's 112 miles to Little Rock.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 260: AR 149 - Earle  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 259.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 256 to Parkin Archeological State Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 256: AR 75 - Parkin  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 253.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 252.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 248.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 247: AR 38 East - Widener / Hughes  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West assurance shield just past Exit 247.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take any of the next 4 exits to Forrest City.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 243.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 242 to Natural State Golf Trail and Village Creek State Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Also take Exit 242 to East Arkansas Community College and Crowley's Ridge Tech Institute.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 242: AR 284 - Newcastle Road  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 241B: AR 1B North - Wynne  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 241A: AR 1B South - Forrest City  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 239: AR 1 - Wynne / Marianna  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 236.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 233: AR 261 - Palestine  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 228.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 224.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 221: AR 78 - Wheatley / Marianna  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 219.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Monroe County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 216 to Helena-West Helena, Jonesboro, and Clarendon.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 216: US 49 / AR 17 - Brinkley / Cotton Plant  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 213.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 208.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Prairie County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 202: AR 33 - Biscoe / DeValls Bluff  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 201.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Rest Area located at mile marker 199.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 195.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 193 to Lower White River Museum and State Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Also take Exit 193 to Stuttgart.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 193: AR 11 / US 63 - Hazen / Des Arc  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign west of Exit 193. It's 11 miles to Carlisle and 41 miles to Little Rock.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 185.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 183: AR 13 - Carlisle  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 176.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 175: AR 31 - Lonoke / Beebe  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 173: AR 89 - Lonoke  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 172.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 170.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station located near mile marker 169.5.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 169 to Cabot.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 169: AR 15 - Remington Road  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 165: Kerr Road  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West entering Pulaski County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 161: AR 391 - Galloway  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West approaching Exit 159 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Approaching Exit 159 and the Little Rock area, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph for all traffic.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 159 to Little Rock National Airport and Little Rock River Port.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 159: Interstate 440 / AR 440 - Jacksonville / Texarkana  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

At mile marker 159, Interstate 40 West prepares to pass under the ramps to Interstate 440.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Approaching Exit 157, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph as we near North Little Rock.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 157: AR 161 - Prothro Jct  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 156: Springhill Drive / Baptist Health Medical Center - North Little Rock  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 155: US 67 / US 167 North - Jacksonville / Little Rock Air Force Base  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West approaching Exit 153B - 1/2 mile on the left.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at mile marker 154.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 153B: Interstate 30 West / US 65 South / US 67 South / US 167 South - Little Rock  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 153A to J.F.K. Blvd.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 153A: AR 107 North  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 West at Exit 152A: AR 176 East - Camp Robinson Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).