According to watchtutorials, US 63 is a US Highway in the US state of Arkansas. The road forms a north-south route in the center and east of the state, but it follows an unusual route and is significantly longer than the most direct route. The road enters the state at Junction City and runs through Pine Bluff to West Memphis and then through Jonesboro to the Missouri border. The road is double numbered with I-40 and I-55 among other things. The route is 629 kilometers long.
The US 63 from Pine Bluff towards Stuttgart.
US 63/167 south of El Dorado.
At the village of Junction City, US 63 in Louisiana enters Arkansas from Ruston and is already double numbered with US 167. The road then runs in 2×2 lanes to the town of El Dorado, one of the more important towns in southern Arkansas. Here you cross the US 82, after which the US 63 along El Dorado is a short highway. On the north side of town, US 63 turns northeast and US 167 continues straight toward Little Rockin the north. US 63 then becomes a one-lane main road in each direction, passing through an area of pastureland and some rivers to Warren, 50 miles away. In Warren you cross the US 278. US 63 then curves north and continues for 50 miles to the town of Pine Bluff. This portion of Arkansas consists of meadows with some shallow river valleys that are wooded. One reaches Pine Bluff from the south and crosses Interstate 530 first. Pine Bluff is a regional city on the Arkansas River, the second largest river in the state after the Mississippi. The road merges here with US 79 coming from Camden. Both roads will then be double numbered for about 50 kilometers.
One crosses the wide Arkansas River, after which 40 kilometers follows to Stuttgart, the next regional town. The landscape changes little along the way, meadows with wooded shallow river valleys. In Stuttgart, US 63 turns north, while US 79 heads straight for Memphis in the northeast. The US 165 is also crossed here. The road then runs straight for 30 kilometers to the north. In the village of Hazen, you cross US 70, which runs parallel to Interstate 40. A few miles north of Hazen, US 63 merges into I-40.
The US 63 is then double -numbered for 134 kilometers with I-40 to West Memphis. On the way you cross the US 49 at Brinkley. The road runs through a flat area with meadows and some rivers, tributaries of the Mississippi River. In West Memphis, US 63 leaves I-40 and merges with Interstate 55. The road then heads north and at Marion one crosses US 64. At the village of Turrell, the roads split, I-55 continues only toward St. Louis, US 61 follows a parallel route, and US 63 continues northwest on Interstate 555to Jonesboro. The highway has 2×2 lanes and passes through meadows and past a few villages. In the town of Jonesboro you cross the US 49 again. After Jonesboro the highway ends and the US 63 continues as a 2×2 divided highway to Hoxie, 30 kilometers further. In Hoxie you cross the US 67. The US 412 from Paragould also joins here and about 20 kilometers further follows the US 62 from Pocahontas, so that a triple numbering is created until Cherokee Village, 30 kilometers to the west. US 63 turns north here and crosses the Missouri border at Mammoth Spring, then US 63 into Missouri .continues to West Plains and Jefferson City.
According to Citypopulationreview, created in 1926, US 63 originally began in Turrell, in eastern Arkansas, and ran for a relatively short distance through northeastern Arkansas. In 1999, US 63 was extended to Ruston, Louisiana, double-numbering US 63 along with many other US Highways. Beginning in the 1980s, US 63 was upgraded to a freeway from Jonesboro to I-55 at Turrell. The highway between Jonesboro and Payneway was built in the early 1990s, the section further to Turrell was initially a 2×2 road with at-grade intersections. Between Payneway and Marked Tree, US 63 runs over a flood storage shed, the last section of US 63 between Jonesboro and I-55 that has been converted to a highway. Since 2015, the part between Turrell and Jonesboro has been called theInterstate 555 numbered.
In 1947, the bridge opened over the Black River in Black Rock, northwest of Walnut Ridge. The bridge is relatively high, with a long bridge on the east side. This bridge was replaced between 2013 and 2015. On June 19, 2015, the new bridge opened to traffic.
Every day, 4,700 vehicles drive on the four-lane section between the Louisiana border and the city of El Dorado. Between El Dorado and Pine Bluff, the road will initially handle about 1,200 vehicles, and 3,000 vehicles in the second half. Up to 20,000 vehicles and 3,300 to 4,300 vehicles run between Pine Bluff and Stuttgart on the Pine Bluff bypass. Only 1,000 vehicles drive between Stuttgart and Brinkley.
The Turrell to Jonesboro highway has some 10,000 vehicles, rising to 32,000 on the Jonesboro bypass. 5,000 to 8,000 vehicles continue to Mammoth Spring.