Highway 255 ( AR 255, Ark. 255, and Hwy. 255) is a designation for two north–south state highways in Sebastian County. An eastern route of 7.37 miles (11.86 km) runs north from Highway 22 through Lavaca to terminate at Highway 22 in Central City. A second route of 17.21 miles (27.70 km) begins at Highway 22 in [2 ] Barling and runs to US Route 64/ US Route 71 Business (US 64/US 71B). [2 ] [a 1 ]
Route description [ edit ]
Lavaca to Central City [ edit ]
Highway 255 begins at
Highway 22 near Fort Chaffee and runs north to Lavaca. The route has a brief concurrency with Highway 96 along Main Street before turning southwest. The highway enters Central City and terminates at Highway 22 near the Barling city limits.
Barling to Fort Smith [ edit ]
Highway 255 begins at Highway 22 in Barling and runs west along the northern edge of Fort Chaffee. The route has a junction with
Highway 253 shortly before entering Fort Smith. Continuing west along the southern edge of Fort Smith Regional Airport, Highway 255 has a junction with Highway 45 and an interchange with Interstate 540/ US 71 (I-540/US 71). The highway continues west to form a concurrency with US 71B. During the overlap US 71B/Hwy. 255 serve as the northern terminus for US 271. Approaching the Oklahoma state line, US 71B turns north, ending the concurrency. Highway 255 continues west shortly before turning due north and paralleling the state line. The route passes Fort Smith National Cemetery, Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building, and Sebastian County Courthouse-Ft. Smith City Hall on its way to enter downtown Fort Smith. All three properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Highway 255 crosses [4 ] US 64 (Garrison Avenue) near the West Garrison Avenue Historic District before splitting into a one-way pair of streets for five blocks. Northbound traffic continues along B Street and southbound traffic runs on A Street until reuniting on Riverfront Drive. Highway 255 winds along the [1 ] Arkansas River and terminates at US 64/US 71B near the bridge over the river.
Major intersections [ edit ]
Mile markers reset at concurrencies. The entire route is in
See also [ edit ]
^ Distance given for northbound. The highways splits into a one-way pair in downtown Fort Smith with northbound running along B Street and southbound Highway 255 following A Street. The total southbound distance is 16.83 miles (27.09 km). [3 ] [1 ]
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