All photos taken late December 2000 by Shane Hill
Approximately four miles of Arkansas Highway 7 was re-routed in the mid-1960's to accomodate the building of the DeGray Dam in Clark County, Arkansas. Here are the remnants of the old Arkansas 7 alignment between Caddo Valley, Arkansas and the Hot Spring County Border.
|Looking northbound on the old highway. The current Arkansas 7 is located on the other side of the trees to the right. This section is inaccessible by car.
||Still looking northbound. This stretch is approximately two miles northwest of Caddo Valley, AR.
||Still looking northbound. The old highways runs in front of a Go-Cart Racing Track to the left.
||The section of the old highway in front of the race track.
||Looking southbound standing on the built-up service road that cuts across the old highway on a very high embankment. You can see remnants of the old road in the shot.
||Looking southbound. The old road is almost invisible. If you scratch beneath the leaves, the pavement and an occasional yellow strip will appear.
||Heading northbound past the race track.
||Still northbound. The old road interects several lake access roads.
||Northbound. The old road intersects the current AR 7 just ahead.
||Northbound. The old highway runs parallel with the current AR 7, which runs on the lake levee to the left.
||Northbound below the levee.
||Northbound. The old highway continued straight behind the arrow sign and intersected the current Arkansas 7 about 100 feet further down. The road to left leads back onto the current Arkansas 7 just past the levee.
The Lost Highway is copyright © 2005 by Jeffrey Carlyle. All photographers retain rights to their photographs. The Lost Highway was originally developed by Andy Field and Alex Nitzman for AARoads.