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: Pulaski, Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, St. Francis, Crittenden
Major Junctions in Photos: I-30, in North Little Rock
I-440, in North Little Rock
I-55, in West Memphis
Control Cities in Photos: North Little Rock, Little Rock, Forrest City, West Memphis

Eastbound

Sections:
  • Section 1: North Little Rock (Exit 152A) to Brinkley (Exit 216)
  • Section 2: Brinkley (Exit 216) to Tennessee Border

Section 1: North Little Rock (Exit 152A) to Brinkley (Exit 216)

   

Interstate 40 East at Exit 153A: AR 107 North - J.F.K. Blvd (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

The speed limit on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock is 60 mph as seen here. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 154: North Hills Blvd (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 155: US 67 North / US 167 North - Jacksonville / LRAFB (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 156: Springhill Drive / Baptist Health Medical Center - NLR (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

East of Exit 157, the speed limit increases to 65 mph. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 159 - 1 mile. (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 East at Exit 159: Interstate 440 / AR 440 - Jacksonville / Texarkana (Photo taken 5/23/15).

State-named Interstate 40 East reassurance shield. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

East of Exit 161, the speed limit increases to 70 mph. This is the standard speed limit on most rural Interstate highways in Arkansas. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 40 East. It's 15 miles to Lonoke and 122 miles to Memphis. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 163. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East entering Lonoke County. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

The speed limit remains 70 mph. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 167. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

Interstate 40 East at the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station located at mile marker 169. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Another state-named Interstate 40 East reassurance shield. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 171. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Take Exit 175 to Arkansas State University - Beebe. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

State-named Interstate 40 East reassurance shield. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 180. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Mileage sign on Interstate 40 East. It's 11 miles to Hazen and 100 miles to Memphis. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 184. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 188. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Take Exit 193 to Stuttgart, DeValls Bluff, and Clarendon as well. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

Interstate 40 East at the Rest Area in Prairie County. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

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

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 211. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 216 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 216 to Arkansas State University. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 216 to Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

Section 2: Brinkley (Exit 216) to Tennessee Border

   

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

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

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

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 225. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 229. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Mileage sign on Interstate 40 East. It's 9 miles to Forrest City and 50 miles to Memphis. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at the Rest Area in St. Francis County. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 250. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 254. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

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

Interstate 40 East entering Crittenden County. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

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

East of Exit 271, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph as Interstate 40 East approaches West Memphis. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at the Weigh Station in Crittenden County. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

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

Take Exit 275 to Marion as well. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

In addition, take Exit 275 to Mid South Community College. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 277 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

State-named Interstate 40 East reassurance shield with a premature JCT Interstate 55 shield. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at Exit 276: AR 77 - Rich Rd / Missouri St (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Interstate 40 East / Interstate 55 South at Exit 278: AR 191 - 7th St (Photo taken 5/23/15).

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

Interstate 40 East / Interstate 55 South at Exit 279A: Ingram Blvd (Photo taken 5/23/15).

State-named Interstate 40 East reassurance shield after Interstate 55 South departs to head for the south side of downtown Memphis. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to downtown Memphis. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

This sign shows what exits to take to get to the downtown Memphis destinations it lists. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East as the Hernando de Soto Bridge across the Mississippi River comes into view. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East at mile marker 284. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 40 East as it begins to cross the Mississippi River into Tennessee via the Hernando de Soto Bridge. (Photo taken 5/23/15).

View on the Hernando de Soto Bridge approaching the Tennessee state line at the Mississippi River. (Photo taken 5/23/15).