Arkansas Highway 121

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Highway 121 marker

Highway 121
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 9.49 mi[1] (15.27 km)
South end: CR 513 at the St. Francis River
North end: US 79 / Great River Road near Marianna
Section 2
Length: 29.92 mi[1] (48.15 km)
North end: Hwy. 1 near Marianna
South end: Young Boulevard, LaGrange
Location
Counties: Lee
Highway system
Hwy. 120 Hwy. 122

Arkansas Highway 121 (AR 121, Hwy. 121) is a designation for two state highways in Lee County, Arkansas. One route of 9.49 miles (15.27 km) runs from the St. Francis River to US Route 79 (US 79) northeast of Marianna.[2] A second routing begins north of Marianna at Highway 1 and runs essentially in a half-loop counterclockwise to LaGrange.[a 1]

Route description[edit]

St. Francis River to US 79[edit]

Highway 122 begins at Lee County Route 513 at the shore of the St. Francis River about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the Mississippi River.[2] The highway winds northwest through floodplain to terminate at US 79, which is designated as part of the Great River Road.

Highway 1 to LaGrange[edit]

The second portion of Highway 121 begins at Highway 1 north of Marianna and runs west through farmland. Highway 121 has a junction with Highway 261 at Holub, after which Highway 121 turns due south. The route continues south to US 79 at Smith Corner when the two routes overlap for approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) at which time Highway 121 turns south again.

After running south through a few miles of farmland the route enters Aubrey as Main Street and intersects Highway 78.[4] At Big Creek Corner the route curves east after a junction with Highway 243. Now entering Rondo the route has junction with Highway 243 (Main Street) and serves as the western terminus for Highway 316.[5] The route continues approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) further east to intersect Highway 1 before it terminates at Young Boulevard in LaGrange.[6]

Traffic counts from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reveal that less than 200 vehicles per day (VPD) used Highway 121 from the St. Francis River to US 79 in 2010. The semi-circular rural portion from Highway 1 to LaGrange varies between 350–950 VPD.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies. The entire route is in Lee County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 CR 513 Southern terminus
  9.49 15.27 US 79 / Great River Road Northern terminus
Highway 121 begins at Highway 1
  0.00 0.00 Hwy. 1
Holub 7.97 12.83 Hwy. 261
Smith Corner 12.98 20.89 US 79 south
US 79 concurrency east, 0.5 miles (0.80 km)
0.00 0.00 US 79 north Northern Terminus
Aubrey 4.58 7.37 Hwy. 78 west
Big Creek Corner 7.37 11.86 Hwy. 243 south
Rondo 11.72 18.86 Hwy. 243 north (Main Street)
11.93 19.20 Hwy. 316 west
Cypress Corner 14.93 24.03 Hwy. 1
LaGrange 16.94 27.26 Young Boulevard Southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Arkansas highways normally run from south to north and from west to east, the Lee County Route and Sections Map[3] indicates that Highway 121 begins north of Marianna and ends in LaGrange.

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c d 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. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (2006) (PDF). General Highway Map, Lee County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/LeeCounty.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (PDF). Lee County Route and Section Map (Map). http://www.arkansashighways.com/Maps/Counties/County%20RAS/RAS%20Maps%20PDF/mlee_ras.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (2009) (PDF). Aubrey, Lee County, Arkansas (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Cities/aubrey_city.PDF. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (2009) (PDF). Rondo, Lee County, Arkansas (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Cities/rondo_city.PDF. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (2009) (PDF). LaGrange, Lee County, Arkansas (Map). Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Cities/lagrange_city.PDF. Retrieved October 14, 2011.