Arkansas Highway 149
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Length:||41.28 mi (66.43 km)|
|South end:||Hwy. 38 in Hughes|
| US 79 at North Hughes
I-40 / US 63
US 64 in Earle
|North end:||Future I-555 / US 63 / US 63B in Marked Tree|
|Counties:||St. Francis, Crittenden, Poinsett|
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.
The route begins in Hughes at Highway 38 and runs northeast across US Route 79 (US 79) at North Hughes. 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. 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. The road curves through Arkansas delta countryside to a concurrency with Highway 42, beginning at Three Forks. 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.
Mile markers reset at concurrencies.
|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|
|US 64B (2nd Street)|
|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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.