Arkansas Highway 126

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Highway 126 marker

Highway 126
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 11.83 mi[1] (19.04 km)
South end: Buffalo City
North end: US 62 / US 412 near Mountain Home
Section 2
Length: 7.24 mi[1] (11.65 km)
South end: US 62 / US 412 in Gassville
North end: AR 5 / AR 178 at Midway
Location
Counties: Baxter
Highway system
AR 125 AR 127

Highway 126 (AR 126, Ark. 126, and Hwy. 126) is a designation for two north–south state highways in Baxter County, Arkansas. An southern route of 11.83 miles (19.04 km) runs from Buffalo City north to US Route 62/US Route 412 (US 62/US 412) near Mountain Home.[2] A second route of 7.24 miles (11.65 km) begins at US 62/US 412 in Gassville and runs north to Highway 5/Highway 178 at Midway.[2]

Route description[edit]

Buffalo City to Mountain Home[edit]

Highway 126 begins near the Marion County line at Buffalo City, situated at the confluence of the Buffalo River and White River.[3] It heads north to Buford and before it meets US 62/US 412, where it terminates near Mountain Home. The average daily traffic counts from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) for 2010 show that a maximum of about 1500 vehicles per day (VPD) use the northern portion of Highway 126 nearest US 62/US 412, with the count dropping to around 660 VPD for portions further south.[1]

The highway passes the Buford School Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Gassville to Midway[edit]

Highway 126 begins at US 62/US 412 (Main Street) in Gassville and runs north to serve as the northern terminus of Highway 345. The route exits Gassville to the north, passing through Whiteville and forming a concurrency with Highway 178 near Monkey Run.[2] This overlap continues north past Ozark Regional Airport to Midway, where the route terminates. Highway 178 follows Highway 5 briefly north before turning west toward Bull Shoals-White River State Park.[2]

Traffic counts from the AHTD in 2010 indicate that the average daily traffic volume on this segment of Highway 126 ranges from 3800 VPD near Gassville to 2800 VPD at the northern terminus.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Baxter County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Buffalo City 0.00 0.00 Buffalo Way Southern terminus
  11.17 17.98 US 62 / US 412 Northern terminus
Highway 126 begins at Gassville
Gassville 0.00 0.00 US 62 / US 412 (Main Street) Southern terminus
0.20 0.32 AR 345 south (Vine Street)
  4.05 6.52 AR 178 east (W Road)
Midway 7.24 11.65 AR 5 / AR 178 east Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c d e 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 c d Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (April 27, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, Baxter County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/BaxterCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  3. ^ DeLorme (2004). Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). 1:200000 (Second ed.). Section 26.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.