Arkansas Highway 101

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Highway 101 marker

Highway 101
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 11.17 mi[1] (17.98 km)
South end: US 62 / US 412
North end: Route 101, Missouri state line
Section 2
Length: 7.13 mi[1] (11.47 km)
South end: CR 664 in Hand Valley
North end: US 62 / US 412
Location
Counties: Baxter, Marion
Highway system
AR 100 AR 102

Highway 101 (AR 101, Ark. 101, and Hwy. 101) is a designation for two north–south state highways in north central Arkansas. An western route of 11.17 miles (17.98 km) runs north from US Route 62/US Route 412 (US 62/US 412) to Missouri Route 101 at the Missouri state line.[2] A second route of 7.13 miles (11.47 km) begins at Hand Valley and runs north to US 62/US 412.[3]

Route description[edit]

Norfork Lake to Missouri[edit]

Highway 101 begins at an overlap between US 62/US 412 east of Mountain Home near Lake Norfork. The route passes the Panther Bay Public Use Area, the Bidwell Point Use Area, and the Seward Point Public Use Area.[4] Highway  continues north through the community of Gamaliel before crossing into Missouri where the roadway continues as Route 101. The average daily traffic counts from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) for 2010 show that a maximum of about 2800 vehicles per day (VPD) use the northern portion of Highway 101, with the count dropping to around 1500 VPD for portions further south.[1]

Hand Valley to US 62[edit]

Highway 101 begins at Marion County Route 664 at the unincorporated community of Hand Valley and runs north to Rea Valley. The route continues north to terminate at US 62/US 412 between Cotter and Flippin.[3] Traffic counts from the AHTD in 2010 indicate that the average daily traffic volume on this segment of Highway 101 is about 1100 vehicles per day.[1]

History[edit]

Arkansas Highway 101 was one of the original 1926 state highways.

Highway 101 is one of the original 1926 state highways, running only from State Road 12 north through Gamaliel to Missouri.[5] The portion from Hand Valley to US 62/US 412 was added before 1929 and ran along its current routing. Highway 12 was later replaced by US 62 and US 412 was added still later.

Major intersections[edit]

Marion County segment[edit]

The entire route is in Marion County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hand Valley 0.00 0.00 CR 664
  7.13 11.47 US 62 / US 412 – Harrison, Mountain Home
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Baxter County segment[edit]

The entire route is in Baxter County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 US 62 / US 412 – Mountain Home, Salem
Norfork Lake 1.49–
2.03
2.40–
3.27
Bridge over Norfork Lake
  11.17 17.98 Route 101
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b c d e f Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (DATABASE). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Baxter County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b General Highway Map, Marion County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). 1:200000. DeLorme. 2004. § 26. 
  5. ^ Map of State of Arkansas showing System of State Highways (TIFF) (Map). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway Department. 1926. Retrieved November 27, 2011.