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GolfNut57

Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10750 on: November 08, 2012, 09:34:50 am »

He better exit I-40 long before he gets to the Brinkley exit. The road construction starts slowing down traffic about 40-45 miles east of Little Rock and is mainly centered around the DeValls Bluff area. If he waits until Brinkley to get off I-40 he is already pretty much past the construction area. I would suggest taking the Lonoke or Carlisle exits to find highway 70 and follow that to Brinkley and then get back on I-40 at that point.

Btw, if you do take highway 70 to go through DeValls Bluff, going east you will find a GREAT little joint called Craigs BarBQ there in Devalls Bluff on your right hand side. That place has been there forever and makes great BarBQ.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10751 on: November 08, 2012, 09:35:00 am »

Yea, i go from Little Rock to Helena a bunch, and i get off at the Hazen exit.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10752 on: November 08, 2012, 09:40:18 am »

Incorrect.  If he's going toward West Memphis, you're detouring him AFTER the construction.  I live in Memphis and come to central Arkansas 2-3 times a month, so I drive it constantly.

On the way to West Memphis, if you detour, get off at Carlisle and get back on at either Biscoe (the first opportunity after you cross White River), or, if a cop is posted there and won't let you because they're working in that area, Brinkley.

On the way back home, off at Brinkley and back on at Hazen.  U.S. 70 does run parallel to I-40 so it's not that inconvenient except that it's 2-lane the whole way.

I've found that the back-ups on I-40 around White River tend to pop up later in the day for some reason.  In other words, if you're traveling early morning, chances are you won't have a delay so it may be worth staying on the interstate.

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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10753 on: November 08, 2012, 09:42:20 am »

Incorrect.  If he's going toward West Memphis, you're detouring him AFTER the construction.  I live in Memphis and come to central Arkansas 2-3 times a month, so I drive it constantly.

On the way to West Memphis, if you detour, get off at Carlisle and get back on at either Biscoe (the first opportunity after you cross White River), or, if a cop is posted there and won't let you because they're working in that area, Brinkley.

On the way back home, off at Brinkley and back on at Hazen.  U.S. 70 does run parallel to I-40 so it's not that inconvenient except that it's 2-lane the whole way.

I've found that the back-ups on I-40 around White River tend to pop up later in the day for some reason.  In other words, if you're traveling early morning, chances are you won't have a delay so it may be worth staying on the interstate.

Bingo.

Don't look at this as a detour, look at it as an excuse for some good BBQ and fried pie.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10754 on: November 08, 2012, 09:42:51 am »

I agree with the Carlisle advice.  I live in that area and it is very unpredictable.  To be safe, get off at Carlisle and get back on in Brinkley.  Watch out for Ivory Billed Woodpeckers.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10755 on: November 08, 2012, 10:04:18 am »

Am going to a HS playoff game tomorrow in West Memphis. Someone told me I-40 has construction east of Little Rock, slowing traffic. Is the jam bad enough to look for detours? I will traveling in mid-late afternoon Friday. I appreciate any help.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10756 on: November 08, 2012, 10:05:13 am »

Just be careful on US 70 at Night it runs through the Woods and a State WMA and Bambi does play in the road from time to time.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10757 on: November 08, 2012, 10:13:14 am »

Heard there was a back-up on 70 last night and Hazen to Brinkley took well over an hour.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10758 on: November 08, 2012, 10:14:48 am »

Wreck according to my Momma.  If you got time stop at Craigs in DVB and get some grub for the Road.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10759 on: November 08, 2012, 10:25:37 am »

Get of Hazen exit,,and go on 70,,,get back on at brinkley,,u will b fine
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10760 on: November 08, 2012, 10:44:55 am »

What's the name of that BBQ place that won that international award? Can't remember it off the top of my head.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10761 on: November 08, 2012, 10:56:58 am »

If your not too terribly in a hurry you can get on Hwy 70 there in LR off of 440, Scott exit I think, and drive 70 to Brinkley.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10762 on: November 08, 2012, 10:59:51 am »

EXIT 193 (DeValls Bluff)for detour TO West Memphis is the exit you need to take for the detour. The road construction begins soon after this exit. You can check the traffic flow at this exit - if it is moving then STAY ON 40 East.

The detour is clearly marked - you take Hwy 70 and get back on 40E at Biscoe

I drive this every week. Friday afternoon is pretty heavy traffice.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10763 on: November 08, 2012, 11:00:08 am »

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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10764 on: November 08, 2012, 11:05:29 am »

What's the name of that BBQ place that won that international award? Can't remember it off the top of my head.

That would be Jones BBQ in Marianna.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10765 on: November 08, 2012, 11:06:49 am »

Check this site on your smart phone before you get to exit 193 headed East
http://roadnow.com/i40/I-40-Arkansas-Traffic-5.html
If there are red areas exit and take 70 to Biscoe or Brinkley depending on where backup ends. Yellow or green your choice but my experience has been they're not too bad and can depend on how long of a distance shows yellow.Typically very accurate
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10766 on: November 08, 2012, 11:09:15 am »

i came over from LR to work in Memphis this week.  i got off the Interstate at the Hazen exit and drove highway 70 to Brinkley then got back on I40.  according to the GPS, it only slowed me down about 5 minutes.  i think the GPS takes into account the slowdown for the road construction.

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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10767 on: November 08, 2012, 11:14:47 am »

bingo

I can root for You Guys. I still remember when Cabot beat You Guys in 2009 or 2010 Playoffs. I don't remember. Plus i don't like West Memphis. Go Rogers Heritage beat West Memphis. :razorback:
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10768 on: November 08, 2012, 12:36:45 pm »

What's the name of that BBQ place that won that international award? Can't remember it off the top of my head.

Craigs in DVB right on 70 !
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Kicking Wing

Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10769 on: November 08, 2012, 12:51:49 pm »

What's the name of that BBQ place that won that international award? Can't remember it off the top of my head.
It is Jones BBQ in Marianna.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10770 on: November 08, 2012, 01:37:24 pm »

Make a side trip to Mean Pig BBQ in Cabot. Cabot is not far at all from I 40. You can take The Remington Exit to come to Cabot. :razorback:
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10771 on: November 08, 2012, 01:59:21 pm »

The Mean pig been on Man vs FOOD!
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10772 on: November 08, 2012, 02:08:17 pm »

That would be Jones BBQ in Marianna.


That BarBQ place in Marianna is on the south side of downtown and has VERY limited hours. He only stays open long enough each day to sell what he has made for that day alone. As an aside, he does not sell side orders so if you are the type that likes fries with your BarBQ you are out of luck there. He only sells the bags of chips. He also sells his BarBQ on plain white bread so if you want yours on a bun you can forget that too.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57429886/tiny-bar-b-q-restaurant-wins-big-food-award/
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 02:17:26 pm by GolfNut57 »
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10773 on: November 08, 2012, 02:08:30 pm »

It is Jones BBQ in Marianna.
got a chance to eat there before a game at dollarway earlier this year. Best bbq ive ate in my life.
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beebefootballfan

Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10774 on: November 08, 2012, 02:14:29 pm »

Take 70 from hazen to brinkley or visa versa if heading west.  I make frequent trips back to beebe from memphis and while yes sometimes you can get through with no problems, i quit risking it the day i sat in traffic for 4 hours.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10775 on: November 08, 2012, 02:21:45 pm »

Take 412 in Springdale and head east, you will have a delightful drive and see some beautiful scenery. At Hoxie stay on 63 and head to WM.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10776 on: November 08, 2012, 02:32:10 pm »

Take 412 in Springdale and head east, you will have a delightful drive and see some beautiful scenery. At Hoxie stay on 63 and head to WM.

If you are coming from NWA this is the way to go.  We take 412 when we go to branson.  Easy drive. 
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10777 on: November 08, 2012, 02:45:56 pm »

Craigs in DeValls Bluff is worth the stop.  Even Nicks in Carlisle is good stuff.  Has good catfish as well.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10778 on: November 08, 2012, 03:35:34 pm »


That BarBQ place in Marianna is on the south side of downtown and has VERY limited hours. He only stays open long enough each day to sell what he has made for that day alone. As an aside, he does not sell side orders so if you are the type that likes fries with your BarBQ you are out of luck there. He only sells the bags of chips. He also sells his BarBQ on plain white bread so if you want yours on a bun you can forget that too.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57429886/tiny-bar-b-q-restaurant-wins-big-food-award/


This is accurate...I get up early on Saturday mornings just to try to get up there by 10:00 and sometimes then he is already closed.

He and Shemwell's in Cairo, Illinois are the only two places that I know of that use white bread instead of buns.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10779 on: November 08, 2012, 03:39:38 pm »

I can root for You Guys. I still remember when Cabot beat You Guys in 2009 or 2010 Playoffs. I don't remember. Plus i don't like West Memphis. Go Rogers Heritage beat West Memphis. :razorback:

Lost to NLR in 09, so it must have been Cabot in 10. I had a nephew on the 09 team, and have different nephew on the team this year. We'll do our best. Thanks.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10780 on: November 08, 2012, 03:47:03 pm »

Got the travel info I needed from y'all. Thanks, everyone.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10781 on: November 08, 2012, 03:51:05 pm »

Just stay on i40. I've driven it numerous times in the last few months, and haven't had to slow down below 60 at all throughout the construction.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10782 on: November 08, 2012, 03:53:52 pm »

Just stay on i40. I've driven it numerous times in the last few months, and haven't had to slow down below 60 at all throughout the construction.

I'll reiterate......early morning seems fine, but the later in the day you are traveling, the greater the chance you'll meet a long delay.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10783 on: November 08, 2012, 04:41:05 pm »

The last two afternoons have been killer here in Hazen i live right on 70 in town. 70 looked like Branson on a Saturday night after all the shows let out.
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10784 on: November 08, 2012, 06:44:32 pm »

I believe it's COLUMBIA.
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10785 on: November 08, 2012, 07:08:29 pm »

Thinking about making the trip up there and just wondering what are some good hotels and places to eat there
flying there tomorrow
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10786 on: November 08, 2012, 07:30:21 pm »

Where's Columbus?
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10787 on: November 08, 2012, 10:33:15 pm »

flying there tomorrow
Check your PM I have a question for you

Where's Columbus?

Oh hush you knew what I meant
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10788 on: November 08, 2012, 11:18:06 pm »

Depends on how much Semi truck traffic. Coming back after the game if you are planning on doing that wont be a problem staying on
I40 all the way
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10789 on: November 09, 2012, 03:54:03 am »

Went through there a few days ago.  Leave 10 minutes early and you'll be fine.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10790 on: November 09, 2012, 09:02:31 am »

Am going to a HS playoff game tomorrow in West Memphis. Someone told me I-40 has construction east of Little Rock, slowing traffic. Is the jam bad enough to look for detours? I will traveling in mid-late afternoon Friday. I appreciate any help.

I've had to make that drive many times over the past six months.

As others have said, you may want to get off I 40 at Carlisle and get back on at Brinkley to avoid the road work.

But I will say that I've just been staying on I-40 the last few times I've made the trip. It's nowhere near as bad as it was earlier in the year. It's sort of a gamble whether to get on or stay off.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10791 on: November 09, 2012, 09:05:37 am »

Apologies from the board, there has been some mis-information posted.  The only place you should stop for BBQ while on detour is Craigs in DVB.  Ignore the rest of the chatter.

Even if the interestate was fine, you should make the detour.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10792 on: November 09, 2012, 09:16:04 am »

bingo
You could take US 64 from Conway to Marion.  I don't know if it would save you any time or not.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10793 on: November 09, 2012, 01:11:35 pm »

Apologies from the board, there has been some mis-information posted.  The only place you should stop for BBQ while on detour is Craigs in DVB.  Ignore the rest of the chatter.

Even if the interestate was fine, you should make the detour.


I love the BarBQ there. We always stop even if we aren't hungry at that moment. We just go ahead and buy a couple pounds to take home for later.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10794 on: November 09, 2012, 03:41:58 pm »

If you go to DVB, hit the Pie Shoppe across the highway.  Great homemade pies.

As for Jones BBQ in Marianna, get it by 11am or it's all gone.  And don't forget the sauce.
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Re: looking for I-40 travel advice
« Reply #10795 on: November 09, 2012, 03:57:08 pm »

Why did I read the whole thread? It's 2 hours before I can even think about eating supper.
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10796 on: November 10, 2012, 05:20:57 pm »

We went to Vista last night, gonna head to Five Points in about an hour.

Is there a particular restaurant in 5 points that is beyond awesome?

Thanks
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10797 on: November 10, 2012, 07:47:13 pm »

We went to Vista last night, gonna head to Five Points in about an hour.

Is there a particular restaurant in 5 points that is beyond awesome?

Thanks

Saluda's is great.


Address is 751 Saluda Ave


Check out their website

http://www.saludas.com/
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Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10798 on: November 10, 2012, 07:48:51 pm »

If you are above the age of 25 you may want to avoid 5 Points tonight
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popcornhog

Re: Road Trips
« Reply #10799 on: November 10, 2012, 09:18:58 pm »

Thanks for the info. We ended up going to Baan Sawan, I hadn't seen your responses before we went. It was very good.

I'd been told that five points might be too young of a crowd, but it's my first time in Columbia and I was 25 three years ago! Haha

We just got back to the hotel though, I guess I am old!
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