We start the video crossing the Hernando De Soto Bridge from Memphis at the Arkansas state line. Entering West Memphis, we soon merge with Interstate 55 and run concurrent with it for a few miles until it turns north at a Y interchange northwest of West Memphis.
At this point, the video speeds up as we enter the eastern Arkansas farm country. Largely flat with nothing much to see, we cross through the Mississippi River floodplain for about 35 miles or so until we reach Crowley’s Ridge and Forrest City. Continuing largely southwest, we pass through the towns of Palestine and Brinkley before crossing the White River and the town of Hazen before reaching the outer borders of the Little Rock metro in Lonoke.
Just west of Lonoke, we pass the junction with Interstate 440 and AR-440 — the east-belt freeway – and enter North Little Rock. I-40 never really reaches the city of Little Rock, instead, passing a few miles to the north, with Interstate 30 providing access to downtown. Before the terminal interchange, we pass the junction with US-67/US-167/Future I-57 which serves the northern cities of the metro.
We end the video at the terminal interchange — the eastern terminus of Interstate 30 at Interstate 40.