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Highway 11
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 36.23 mi (58.31 km)
South end: US 63 at Pansy
North end: Huff's Island Public Use Area
Section 2
Length: 12.83 mi (20.65 km)
South end: AR 88 at Reydell
North end: US 165
Section 3
Length: 37.52 mi (60.38 km)
South end: I-40 / US 63 in Hazen
North end: AR 367 in Searcy
Highway system

Arkansas Highway System
Interstates • US • State
Business • Spurs • Scenic

Hwy. 10 Hwy. 12

Arkansas Highway 11 (AR 11 and Hwy. 11) is a designation for three state highways in Arkansas. One segment of 36.23 miles (58.31 km) runs from US Route 63 (US 63) at Pansy to Huff Island Public Use Area near Grady. A second segment of 12.83 miles (20.65 km) begins just across the Arkansas River at the eastern terminus of Highway 88 at Reydell and runs north to US 65 west of De Witt. A third route of 37.53 miles (60.40 km) runs from Interstate 40 (I-40) and US 63 in Hazen north to Highway 367 in Searcy.

One segment of the original Arkansas Highway 11 from the state highway system's creation in 1926 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in Arkansas County.

Route description

Pansy to the Arkansas River

Highway 11 in Star City, AR
Highway 11 near the US 425 intersection in Star City, May 2014

AR 11 begins in Cleveland County at US 63 in Pansy and runs east. The continues northeast upon entering Lincoln County, intersecting US 425/AR 45 in Star City. AR 11 has a 0.6 miles (0.97 km) business route in Star City. AR 11 runs east until Fresno, when it turns north and meets US 65 in Grady. After Grady, the route runs north to Huff's Island Public Use Area, where it terminates.

Reydell to Eldridge Corner

The route begins at AR 88 in Jefferson County and runs east. Upon entering Arkansas County, the route is crossed by AR 276. AR 11 runs north to terminate at US 165/AR 152 at Eldridge Corner.

Hazen to Searcy

AR 11 begins at US 63 by Interstate 40 exit 193. The route runs north untin forming a 3.0 miles (4.8 km) concurrency with AR 38 east to Des Arc. Continuing north into White County, AR 11 runs through Griffithville and Higginson before terminating at AR 367 at the southern limits of Searcy.

Old Arkansas 11, Kauffman Road Segment
Location Kauffman Rd., Stuttgart, Arkansas vicinity
Area Arkansas County
Built 1916
MPS Arkansas Highway History and Architecture
NRHP reference No. 06000834
Added to NRHP September 2006

History

Arkansas Highway 11 formerly continued past its current southern terminus. The route went south to Hazen, and continued south into Arkansas County as early as 1935 and as late as 1992. Most of the route was paved by 1963.

Old Arkansas 11, Kauffman Road Segment
Old Arkansas 11, Kaufman Road Segment], November 2016

Kauffman Road segment

Kauffman Road is a former segment of 1.1 miles (1.8 km) south of Stuttgart in Arkansas County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The segment was the main automobile route in its part of Arkansas County from the time of its construction around 1916 until it was bypassed in 1955 by a new alignment (now US 165).

Major intersections

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

County Location Mile Roads intersected Notes
Cleveland Pansy 0.00 0.00 US 63 / AR 35 – Rison, Warren, Pine Bluff
Lincoln Star City 13.67 22.00 AR 11B north (South Jefferson Street)
AR 530 north – Little Rock Future Proposed Interchange;Southbound Exit and Northbound Entrance Only
13.81 22.23 US 425 (South Lincoln Avenue) – Monticello, Pine Bluff
Gap in route
0.00 0.00 US 425 (North Lincoln Avenue) / AR 114 west / AR 212 west / AR 11B south (Arkansas Avenue)
Meroney 6.78 10.91 AR 293 south to AR 54
Fresno 8.41 13.53 AR 114 east – Gould
Grady 17.15 27.60 US 65 – Pine Bluff, Dumas
22.42 36.08 north end of state maintenance at top of Arkansas River levee
Gap in route
Jefferson Reydell 0.00 0.00 AR 88 west – Cornerstone, Altheimer
Arkansas 5.06 8.14 AR 276S – Bayou Meto
6.58 10.59 AR 343
One Horse Store 7.61 12.25 AR 276 to US 165 – Bayou Meto, De Witt
12.83 20.65 US 165 – Stuttgart, De Witt
Gap in route
Prairie Hazen 0.00 0.00 I-40 / US 63 – Hazen, Stuttgart, Memphis, Little Rock I-40 exit 193
2.97 4.78 AR 249 south
Four Mile Corner 10.97 17.65 AR 38 west – Cabot south end of AR 38 overlap
Des Arc AR 323 south – Des Arc Business District, Lower White River Museum State Park
0.00 0.00 AR 38 east / AR 323 (via AR 323Y) – Cotton Plant, Des Arc Business District north end of AR 38 overlap
3.1 5.0 Lake Des Arc (AR 959-1)
White Showalters Corner 13.82 22.24 AR 323 north – West Point
Griffithville 16.83 27.09 AR 385 north (Main Street)
Higginson 25.68 41.33 AR 87 north (Main Street) – Kensett
Morning Sun 26.55 42.73 AR 367 – Beebe, Searcy
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes

Star City business route

Highway 11B
Location: Star City
Length: 0.74 mi (1.19 km)

Arkansas Highway 11B (AR 11B and Hwy. 11B) is a business route of 0.74 miles (1.19 km) in Star City. It is known as Jefferson Street.

Former Hazen spur

Highway 11S
Location: Hazen
Length: 0.9 mi (1.4 km)

Arkansas Highway 11 Spur (AR 11S and Hwy. 11S) was a spur route of 0.9 miles (1.4 km) in Prairie County. It was replaced by U.S. Route 63 Spur when AR 11 was truncated at I-40 north of Hazen. The US 63S designation was subsequently removed in 2008, converting the road to a city street.

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