road oddities, mysteries and curiosities
Monday, November 14, 2016
Early proposal for US 71 relocation in Greenwood, AR
This is an excerpt from a circa 1961 Sebastian County road map, courtesy of the Arkansas State Highway Commission (now ARDOT), It shows a...
Friday, June 4, 2010
The original route of US 271 is a mystery. It originally ran from Ft Smith, AR to Mena, AR via Poteau, OK. The routing north of Page was...
Saturday, May 22, 2010
US 59-270 overlap in Arkansas and Oklahoma
The US 59-270 duplex in Arkansas and Oklahoma is unusual because the dominant name of the highway changes at the state line. In Arkansas, t...
Monday, May 10, 2010
US 64: Tulsa's redheaded stepchild
US 64 takes an unusual trek through the Tulsa metro. Most of the highway is duplexed with other roads, and the other roads are considered ...
Sunday, March 1, 2009
No, not that one . The 1967 ODOT map shows the Talimena Drive complete west of US 259 and signed as OK 88: ...which would have matched ...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Unbuilt US 70/270 in Hot Springs
The following are excerpts from the 1962 Garland County map. First the Hot Springs inset: Note the proposed US 70-270 relocation. It woul...
Proposed expressways of Camden
The map below is from the 1963 Ouachita County AHTD map. It shows a proposed system of expressways in the city of Camden: Click for large...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Arkansas highway DA NR-1?
The following excerpt is a portion of the 1963 revision of the AHTD Ouachita County map. The area to the south and east was...
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