Arkansas Highway 156

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Highway 156 marker

Highway 156
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 0.30 mi[1] (0.48 km)
West end: SH-100 at the Oklahoma state line
East end: Hwy. 59 near Evansville
Section 2
Length: 4.21 mi[1] (6.78 km)
West end: Hwy. 265 at Hogeye
East end: Hwy. 170 in West Fork
Section 3
Length: 2.81 mi[1] (4.52 km)
West end: US 71 in Fayetteville
East end: Pump Station Rd in Fayetteville
Highway system
Hwy. 155 Hwy. 157

Highway 156 (AR 156, Ark. 156, and Hwy. 156) is a designation for three east–west state highways in Washington County. One segment of 0.30 miles (0.48 km) runs east from Oklahoma State Highway 100 to Highway 59 near Evansville.[2] A second route of 4.21 miles (6.78 km) begins at Highway 265 near Hogeye and runs east to Hoghway 170 in West Fork.[2] A third segment of 2.81 miles (4.52 km) begins in Fayetteville at US Highway 71 (US 71; School Ave) and runs east to Pump Station Rd.[2]

Route description[edit]

Oklahoma to Evansville[edit]

Highway 156 begins at SH-100 at Oklahoma state line in far southwestern Washington County. The highway runs east to Highway 59 north of Evansville where it terminates.

Hogeye to West Fork[edit]

Highway 156 begins at Highway 265 (a segment of the Butterfield Overland Mail Heritage Trail)[3] at Hogeye in southern Washington County. The highway runs east along Hogeye Creek to Highway 170, where the route terminates. Continuing on Highway 170 east gives access to Interstate 540 (I-540) and the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop.[2]

School Avenue to Pump Station Road[edit]

The highway begins at US 71 (School Ave) north of Drake Field in southern Fayetteville. Highway 156 runs east as Willoughby Rd near the Fayetteville Country Club before turning north and becoming City Lake Rd. The highway passes the Dromborg Castle and before terminating at Pump Station Rd just south of Highway 16.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 SH-100 west Western terminus
Evansville 0.30 0.48 Hwy. 59 Eastern terminus
Highway 156 begins at Hogeye
Hogeye 0.00 0.00 Hwy. 265 (Butterfield Overland Mail Trail) Western terminus
West Fork 4.21 6.78 Hwy. 170 Eastern terminus
Highway 156 begins in Fayetteville
Fayetteville 0.00 0.00 US 71 (School Ave) Western terminus
2.81 4.52 Pump Station Rd Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former routes[edit]

Goshen to Springdale[edit]

Highway 156
Location: Hwy. 45–Washington County Road 87
Length: 2.53 mi (4 km)

Prairie Grove[edit]

Baggett St
Location: Hwy. 45–Washington County Road 87
Length: 0.37 mi[6] (0.60 km)
Existed: January 30, 1980[6]–May 23, 2007[5]

Highway 156 (AR 156, Ark. 156, Hwy. 156, and Baggett St) was an east–west Arkansas state highway of 0.37 miles (0.60 km) in Prairie Grove.

Route description

The highway began at US 62 west of Prairie Grove and ran south to a factory.[7]

History

Highway 156 was created upon the request of Prairie Grove to provide a state maintained road for a new factory in the town in 1980.[6] The city later requested the highway's maintenance responsibilities be turned over to their jurisdiction, a request granted by the Arkansas State Highway Commission in 2007.[5]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Prairie Grove, Washington County.

Mile km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 62 Western terminus
0.37 0.60 Sedgewick Dr Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c Planning and Research Division (2012). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 22, 2011) (PDF). General Highway Map, Washington County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/WashingtonCounty.pdf. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Butterfield Overland Mail Trail in Arkansas". Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. October 14, 1981. p. 195. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 23, 2007. p. 994. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. January 30, 1980. p. 7. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (September 20, 2006) (PDF). General Highway Map, Washington County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. ftp://ftp.geostor.arkansas.gov/geostor_raster_02/AHTD_MAP_SERIES/HISTORIC/Washington_County/mwash_2001.pdf. Retrieved June 3, 2013.