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Old 09-04-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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I-40 through TN, AR and OK

Has anyone traveled I-40 through Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma recently? I'm heading that way this week and am concerned about road conditions on I-40. The last time I drove this route pulling my AS 2 years ago the road condition through TN (from west side of Memphis) into AR and OK was pretty bad.


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We went across I 40 from just north of Memphis two weeks ago. The road was not bad, they appear to be doing a lot of resurfacing. Oaklahoma I 40 has improved quite a bit, not as much of the cement that used to be so bad. Still lots of construction.

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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It's getting better thanks to the loan from China! Arkansas still sucks big time between West Memphis and Little Rock but it's better than two years ago!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:04 AM   #4
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Excellent! I appreciate the info on the condition of I-40. I thank you, my 4Runner thanks you and Moe (our AS) thanks you!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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Little Rock to OKC is pretty good now. Some construction east of OKC, but only a few miles. Most is in good shape.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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My daughter and her hubby drove across Arkansas this weekend on I-40. They had some long delays west bound due to construction and several areas where it is one lane. No problems just slow and they did have to stop for a while on Friday. This is between Brinkley and L. Rock, the Arkansas highway dept. has a map on the internet that shows exactly where they are working and where the delays are.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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We live in Arkansas and will do most anything to avoid I-40 between Lonoke & Memphis. They're working on it, thank goodness, but because of heavy truck traffic and previous flooding, it's a mess.

We detour over to the 2-lane parallel Highway 70. In addition to road construction and wall to wall semi rigs, I-40 east of Little Rock is just a boring ole road for 100 miles that is far from being the pretty part of Arkansas.

Any time we go east, the part I dread is I-40 east of Little Rock.

62-412 at the top of Arkansas through the Ozarks is beautiful.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #8
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I just returned home from Kansas via I-40 through Arkansas and Oklahoma. I-40 west through Arkansas is pretty good, but I-40 east through Arkansas absolutely sucks. It is as bad as I remember from my last trip pulling Moe to the festival in Winfield, Kansas 2 years ago.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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At least it's not I-30.

Our son is fixing to move to Nashville and I'm definately not looking forward to the piece from Texarkana to Little Rock and then I-40 east to Memphis if that stretch of I-40 is anything like the I-30 stretch.

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