Arkansas Highway 158

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Highway 158 marker

Highway 158
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1936 – present
Section 1
Length: 44.24 mi[1] (71.20 km)
South end: Hwy. 1, Greenfield
North end: US 61, Luxora
Section 2
Length: 0.33 mi[1] (0.53 km)
South end: US 49
North end: agricultural facility
Highway system
Hwy. 157 Hwy. 159

Arkansas Highway 158 (AR 158, Hwy. 158) is a designation for two state highways in northeast Arkansas. The main segment of 44.24 miles (71.20 km) runs east from Highway 1 to US Route 61 (US 61) in Luxora.[1] A short route of 0.33 miles (0.53 km) runs from U.S. Route 49 across railroad tracks in rural Craighead County.

Route description[edit]

Highway 158 serves Black Oak

Greenfield to Luxora[edit]

AR 158 begins at AR 1 in Greenfield.[2] The route runs east and begins to concur with AR 163 north. AR 158 then heads east, crossing US 63 and AR 463 near Bay. The route continues east then north to meet AR 18 in Bowman. AR 18/AR 135/AR 158 run together until Black Oak, with AR 135/AR 158 continuing together until Caraway.[3]

The route continues east to meet AR 77 in Lennie.[4] AR 158 runs east to cross Interstate 55 and US 61 before Luxora. The route terminates at US 61 in north Luxora.

Craighead County[edit]

The route begins at US 49 and runs briefly east across the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The route then curves north parallel to US 49, with the roadway terminating at an agricultural facility.

History[edit]

The route was first designated AR 158 in 1936. The highways was a gravel/stone road from AR 77 east to Luxora.[5] The route was extended west to the Caraway area in 1952, but remained entirely gravel.[6] A segment of AR 158 was added from Bay to Lunsford around 1960. The short route was added to the state highway system in 1979.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Poinsett Greenfield 0 0 Hwy. 1 western terminus
  2.9 4.7 Hwy. 163 south AR 163 concurrency begins
Hwy. 163 concurrency north, 7.0 miles (11.3 km)
Craighead   0 0 Hwy. 163 north AR 163 concurrency ends
Bay 5.4 8.7 Hwy. 463 north AR 463 concurrency begins
Hwy. 463 concurrency south, 1.4 miles (2.3 km)
0 0 Hwy. 463 south AR 463 concurrency ends
Lunsford 5.6 9.0 Hwy. 69 south (Trumann Hwy) AR 69 northern terminus
Bowman 10.5 16.9 Hwy. 18 west concurrency begins
Hwy. 18 / Hwy. 135 concurrency east, 14.8 miles (23.8 km)
Caraway 0 0 Hwy. 135 south concurrency ends
1.0 1.6 Hwy. 139 north (N New York Ave) AR 139 southern terminus
Mississippi Floodway 11.0 17.7 Hwy. 77 north AR 77 concurrency begins
Hwy. 77 concurrency south, 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
  0 0 Hwy. 77 south AR 77 concurrency ends
  5.9 9.5 Hwy. 181
  8.0 12.9 Hwy. 191 south AR 191 northern terminus
  9.4 15.1 I‑55 – Blytheville, Memphis
New Salem 11.0 17.7 Hwy. 325 south AR 325 northern terminus
Luxora 13.5 21.7 US 61
14.8 23.8 US 61 eastern terminus
AR 158 main segment ends, AR 158 rural segment begins at U.S. Route 49
Poinsett/Craighead line   0 0 US 49 southern terminus
Craighead   0.3 0.5 agricultural facility northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Poinsett County, Arkansas (Map) (11/20/09 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PoinsettCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Craighead County, Arkansas (Map) (11/12/09 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CraigheadCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map - Mississippi County, Arkansas (Map) (1/11/10 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/MississippiCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission. Official Highway Service Map (Map) (1936 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1936.tif. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission. Official Highway Map (Map) (1953 ed.). http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1953.tif. Retrieved May 3, 2011.