Interstate 440 Arkansas

Interstate 440 Arkansas
History
East End
West End

Overview

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 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

History

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 U.S. 67/167 freeway leading northeast from North Little Rock and Jacksonville to Walnut Ridge.

Route Information

  • East End – North Little Rock, AR

  • West End – Little Rock, AR

  • Mileage – 9.96

  • Cities – Little Rock, North Little Rock

  • JunctionsI-30 I-40 Future I-57

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-440 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

I-40 east at I-440 - North Little Rock, AR - 1995

Button copy guide signs for I-440 on I-40 referenced Little Rock Airport and River Port in addition to Texarkana. 05/30/95

East End I-40 Arkansas 440 – North Little Rock, Arkansas

I-440 East at I-40 AR 440

I-440 east at I-40/AR 440 - North Little Rock

Interstate 440 proceeds north from a folded diamond interchange (Exit 10) with U.S. 70 to the exchange with I-40 and Highway 440 (Northbelt Freeway). 09/09/20

I-440 east at I-40/AR 440 - North Little Rock

Spanning the Arkansas Midland Railroad, two lanes part ways at the north end of Interstate 440 for I-40. AR 440 extends the freeway north five miles to U.S. 67/167 (Future I-57) in Jacksonville. 09/09/20

I-440 east at I-40/AR 440 - North Little Rock
I-440 east at I-40/AR 440 - North Little Rock

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

AR 440 South at I-40 I-440

AR 440 south at I-40/440 - North Little Rock

Highway 440 advances one mile south from Ink Bayou to the cloverstack interchange (Exit 11) with Interstate 40. 05/20/14

AR 440 south at I-40/440 - North Little Rock

A lane drop occurs at Exit 11 for Interstate 40 west across Little Rock toward Fort Smith. 05/20/14

AR 440 south at I-40/440 - North Little Rock

Eanes Road spans AR 440 southbound at Exit 11. A loop ramp (Exit 11B) follows for Interstate 40 east to West Memphis and Memphis, Tennessee. 05/20/14

AR 440 south at I-40/440 - North Little Rock

Interstate 440 commences south from I-40 to U.S. 70 in North Little Rock and across David D. Terry Lake (Arkansas River) into the capital city. 05/20/14

I-40 East at I-440 AR 440

I-40 east at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

Interstate 40 crosses wetlands south of Stark Bend on the rural approach to Exit 159 with I-440 west and Highway 440 north. 09/09/20

I-40 east at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

A collector distributor roadway partitions from Interstate 40 east for I-440 west to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Highway 440 north to Jacksonville. 09/09/20

I-40 east at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

The westbound ramp for Interstate 440 to the Little Rock River Port and I-30 west to Texarkana departs from the c/d roadway at Exit 159A. 09/09/20

I-40 West at I-440 AR 440

I-40 west at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

An array of truck stops and service centers line the I-40 frontage roads leading west to the cloverstack interchange (Exit 159) with Interstate 440 west and AR 440 north. 09/09/20

I-40 west at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

Interstate 440 arcs southwest across the Arkansas River to connect with I-30 south of Downtown and I-530 north of Sweet Home. 09/09/20

I-40 west at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

Exit 159 partitions from Interstate 40 westbound by Harris Lake for both I-440 west to LIT Airport and Highway 440 (Northbelt Freeway) to Jacksonville. 09/09/20

I-40 west at I-440/AR 440 - North Little Rock

Highway 440 continues the belt route north from I-440 to U.S. 67-167/Future I-57 at Jacksonville. 09/09/20

I-440 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 I-30 US 65 – Little Rock, Arkansas

I-440 West at I-30 I-530 US 65 US 67 US 70 US 167

I-440 west at I-30/530 - Little Rock, AR

Westbound Interstate 440 elevates along a 2.3 mile long viaduct from College Station to the systems interchange (Exit 138) with I-30, I-530 and U.S. 65/167. 05/20/14

I-440 west at I-30/530 - Little Rock, AR

I-440 westbound partitions into ramps for I-30 east to Downtown Little Rock and I-530/U.S. 65-167 south to Pine Bluff. The mainline defaults onto I-30 westbound toward Benton and Hot Springs. 05/20/14

I-30 East US 67 US 70 North at I-530 I-440 US 65 US 167

I-30 east at I-440/530 - Little Rock, AR

Interstate 30 arcs northeast around the periphery of Granite Mountain to Exit 138 with I-440 (East Belt Freeway) and I-530/U.S. 65-167 south. 05/07/12

I-30 east at I-440/530 - Little Rock, AR

Crossing Fourche Creek and a Union Pacific Railroad along a 0.4 mile viaduct, I-30 east reaches the split with Exit 138A for I-440 to LIT Airport. The ensuing ramp connects with I-530 south to Sweet Home and Pine Bluff. 05/07/12

I-530 US 65 US 167 North at I-30 I-440 US 67 US 70

I-530 north at I-30/440 - Little Rock, AR

One mile south of Exit 1A for Interstate 440 east and Exit 1B for I-30 west on I-530/U.S. 65-167 north between Echo Valley and Gillam Park. 05/20/14

I-530 north at I-30/440 - Little Rock, AR

A systems interchange (Exit 1) with three left side ramps connects I-30, I-440 and I-530 amid wetlands along Fourche Creek. 05/20/14

I-530 north at I-30/440 - Little Rock, AR

Exit 1A leaves I-530/U.S. 65-167 north for Interstate 440 east to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) and the College Station community. 05/20/14

I-530 north at I-30/440 - Little Rock, AR

Leading 10.1 miles east from I-530, Interstate 440 allows travelers to bypass Downtown Little Rock en route to Memphis, Tennessee. 05/20/14

I-30 US 70 West US 65 US 67 US 167 South at I-530 I-440

I-30 west at I-440/530 - Little Rock, AR

Left Exit 138 connects with I-440 east beyond the Interstate 530 separation from I-30 west. 05/07/12

I-30 west at I-440/530 - Little Rock, AR

The flyover at Exit 138 spans Fourche Creek ahead of the I-440 viaduct extending east to Highway 365 and Frazer Pike at College Park. 05/07/12

Sources:

  1. “Notice to Media.” Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), September 25, 2003.
  2. Arkansas 440 information courtesy Matt Hollis.

Page updated September 25, 2020.