I-69 Mississippi River Bridge

US 371 and 425 in Arkansas

US 371 in Arkansas

US 371
Get started Welcome
End Lockesburg
Length 129 mi
Length 208 km
  • Louisiana
  • Magnolia
  • Rosston
  • Prescott
  • Nashville
  • Lockesburg

US 371 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road forms a secondary route through the southwestern part of the state, running northeast, north, and west, making a not-so-logical route. The road is 208 kilometers long.

Travel directions

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US 371 in Louisiana enters Arkansas from Shreveport at the village of Welcome and then travels 25 miles (40 km) through flat land to Magnolia, a regional town where US 79 and US 82 intersect. The road then heads north and after 25 miles reaches the intersection with US 278 in the village of Rosston. The road then veers northwest and after 30 kilometers reaches the village of Prescott. Here you first cross the US 67, which runs parallel to the Interstate 30.expires. The road then heads west through the southern foothills of the Ouachita Mountains through forested areas. After 50 kilometers you cross the US 278 again, after which the road ends after 30 kilometers in Lockesburg on the double-numbered US 59 and US 71.

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US 371 was created in 1994. The route has not changed since then. Within Arkansas, US 371 is a secondary route, serving only one regional town, Magnolia. Partly for this reason, the US 371 has not been developed to a high standard.

Traffic intensities

Every day, 3,400 vehicles drive near the Louisiana border and 1,400 to 2,200 vehicles between Magnolia and Prescott. Between Prescott and Nashville, 1,500 vehicles and 2,900 vehicles ran between Nashville and Lockesburg.

US 425 in Arkansas

US 425
Get started Hamburg
End Pine Bluff
Length 90 mi
Length 145 km



Pine Bluff

US 425 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road forms a secondary north-south route through the southeastern part of the state, from the Louisiana border toward Pine Bluff. The route is 145 kilometers long.

Travel directions

US 425 in Louisiana enters the state of Arkansas from the city of Monroe and runs through flat land. There are no immediate villages here, but after 15 kilometers the US 82 from El Dorado and Texarkana merges for a short double numbering of 12 kilometers until Hamburg, the first place along the route. In Hamburg, US 82 exits east. US 425 then continues north through a flat agricultural area and after 50 kilometers reaches the town of Monticello, where the road briefly has 2×2 lanes. The road crosses US 278 here. US 425 then continues for about 70 kilometers to the east side of Pine Bluff, where the road ends at US 65, the 2×2 divided highway fromLittle Rock towards Vicksburg.


US 425 was created in 1989. The route has not changed in Arkansas since then. Because there are quite a few north-south routes in this area, US 425 is not very dominant. Only around Monticello is a small section equipped with 2×2 lanes.

Traffic intensities

Every day 1,400 vehicles drive near the Louisiana border and 2,700 to 3,700 vehicles between Hamburg and Monticello. 7,900 vehicles drove through Monticello and 3,600 to 4,900 vehicles ran between Monticello and Pine Bluff.

I-69 Mississippi River Bridge

I-69 Mississippi River Bridge
Spans Mississippi River
Lanes 2×2
Total length ? meter
Main span ? meter
Bridge deck height ? meter
Opening ?
Traffic intensity 4,400 / 20,500 mvt/day
Location Map

The I-69 Mississippi River Bridge is a planned bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Arkansas and Mississippi. The bridge spans the Mississippi River near Arkansas City.


The bridge spans the Mississippi River on the north side of Arkansas City, east of McGehee, Arkansas. The bridge will cross the river in a northeasterly direction. The dimensions of the bridge and the bridge type are still unknown, although a cable- stayed bridge is an obvious choice. At the site, the river is about 1 kilometer wide, and the total river crossing, including the floodplains, is 5 kilometers long. There are no major wetlands on site, unlike further north and south, making this location best suited for a new bridge connection. Interstate 69 will run over the bridge.


As early as the late 1980s, an exploration was conducted into a possible bridge connection at Arkansas City, under the name Great River Bridge. A feasibility study was conducted in 1989, and a draft EIS was published in October 1996. A supplemental draft EIS was added in 1999, and a final EIS in January 2000. At the time, the Great River Bridge was planned as a two-lane connection, with 2×2 lanes on the bridge, and not as a freeway.

Shortly afterwards, the construction of I-69 between the border with Mexico and Indianapolis became topical, which also required a new bridge over the Mississippi River. It was decided to use the already planned Great River Bridge. A draft EIS for I-69 was completed in July 2002, followed by a final EIS in March 2004.


The construction of the bridge and I-69 through southeastern Arkansas and northwestern Mississippi is a major project that will cost a lot of money, while the benefits appear low, partly because the planned I-69 is barely shorter between Shreveport and Memphis and but two additional towns of around 20,000 residents can be accessed from the existing highway route via I-49, I-30 and I-40 via Little Rock. Only the small towns of El Dorado and Clarksville are significantly better served by the I-69.

The bridge’s feasibility depends primarily on the construction of I-69 between Shreveport and Memphis. Without I-69, the bridge will only attract about 4,400 vehicles by 2030. When I-69 is completed, it will be 20,500 vehicles. For the time being, the construction of the bridge is not planned in the short term.

I-69 Mississippi River Bridge