Interstate 440 Arkansas
Interstate 440 follows the East Belt Freeway from I-30/530 to I-40 around Little Rock and North Little Rock. The freeway loop provides a truck route for hazardous materials and connects with the passenger terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT). Highway 440 extends from I-40/440 along the Northbelt Freeway to U.S. 67/167 (Future Interstate 57). The rural freeway traverses Ink Bayou and other wetlands into the city of Jacksonville.
The Exit number sequence along I-440 continues along Arkansas Highway 440. Long range plans extend the Northbelt Freeway westward to the exchange joining Interstate 40 with I-430 at Crystal Hill. The roadway will be designed as a four lane, divided highway.1
The Northbelt Freeway was completed by February 2003. It remains signed as a state highway, because it does not connect with an Interstate highway at each end.2 This will change once I-57 is fully signed along the freeway leading U.S. 67/167 northeast from North Little Rock and Jacksonville to Walnut Ridge.
Source: December 31, 2021 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-440 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
East End – North Little Rock, Arkansas
Exits 11A/B separate for Interstate 40 west across North Little Rock and the rural freeway 118 miles east to I-55 at West Memphis. 09/09/20
East End Throwback
May 3, 2003 photos from Chris Patriarca showing replaced guide signs for the exchange joining I-40 with I-440 and Highway 440 in North Little Rock.
West End – Little Rock, Arkansas
East North at
West South at
- “Notice to Media.” Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), September 25, 2003.
- Arkansas 440 information courtesy Matt Hollis.
Page updated September 25, 2020.