Arkansas Highway 149

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Highway 149 marker

Highway 149
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 41.28 mi[1] (66.43 km)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy. 38 in Hughes
  US 79 at North Hughes
US 70
I-40 / US 63
US 64 in Earle
North end: Future I-555 / US 63 / US 63B in Marked Tree
Location
Counties: St. Francis, Crittenden, Poinsett
Highway system
Hwy. 148 Hwy. 150

Highway 149 (AR 149, Ark. 149, and Hwy. 149) is a north–south state highway in northeast Arkansas. The route of 41.28 miles (66.43 km) runs from Highway 38 in Hughes north across Interstate 40/US Route 63 (I-40/US 63) to Future I-555/US 63/US 63 Business (I-555/US 63/US 63B) in Marked Tree.[2]

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of Highway 149 at Highway 38 in Hughes

The route begins in Hughes at Highway 38 and runs northeast across US Route 79 (US 79) at North Hughes.[3] Highway 149 continues north to Greasy Corner, where a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) concurrency begins with Highway 50 west along a bayou. After the concurrency ends, Highway 149 turns due north and runs through fields. Another overlap occurs near Shell Lake, where Highway 149 overlaps US 70 for 0.21 miles (0.34 km). US 70/Hwy. 149 run briefly as a frontage road for Interstate 40/US 63/US 79 (I-40/US 63/US 79) before Highway 149 turns north and runs over the limited-access route. Shortly after this junction the route enters Crittenden County and runs north to Earle.

In Earle Highway 149 has a short officially designated exception over US Route 64 Business (US 64B). The concurrent routes passes near the Crittenden County Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) before Highway 149 turns north onto Barton Street, ending the concurrency.[4] Highway 149 has a junction with US 64 just prior to leaving Earle, and the highway passes the George Berry Washington Memorial (also NRHP-listed) shortly after leaving the city.[4] The road curves through Arkansas delta countryside to a concurrency with Highway 42, beginning at Three Forks.[2] Upon entering Poinsett County, Highway 149 serves as the western terminus of Highway 322 at Mt. Olive. The road continues north to enter Marked Tree, where it terminates at Future I-555/US 63/US 63B.

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
St. Francis Hughes 0.00 0.00 Hwy. 38 (Main Street) Southern terminus
North Hughes 1.67 2.69 US 79
Greasy Corner 4.51 7.26 Hwy. 50 east Begin Hwy. 50 concurrency
Hwy. 50 concurrency west, 3.56 miles (5.73 km)
  0.00 0.00 Hwy. 50 west End Hwy. 50 concurrency
Shell Lake 7.10 11.43 US 70 west Begin US 70 concurrency, frontage road for I-40/US 63/US 79
US 70 concurrency east, 0.21 miles (0.34 km)
0.00 0.00 US 70 east End US 70 concurrency
  0.20 0.32 I-40 / US 63 / US 79 – Memphis, Little Rock
Crittenden Earle 10.74–
11.20
17.28–
18.02
US 64B (2nd Street)
11.55 18.59 US 64
Three Forks 16.15–
19.16
25.99–
30.84
Hwy. 42 Hwy. 42 concurrency
Poinsett Mt. Olive 27.30 43.94 Hwy. 322 east Hwy. 322 western terminus
Marked Tree 29.67 47.75 Future I-555 / US 63 / US 63B Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 (January 2, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, Crittenden County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CrittendenCounty.pdf. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 15, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, St. Francis County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/StFrancisCounty.pdf. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.