Arkansas Highway 279

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Highway 279 marker

Highway 279
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 14.87 mi[1] (23.93 km)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy. 12, Vaughn
  Hwy. 102, Centerton
Hwy. 72, Hiwasse
North end: Route OO, Missouri state line
Location
Counties: Benton
Highway system
Hwy. 278 Hwy. 280

Arkansas Highway 279 (AR 279 and Hwy. 279) is a north–south state highway in Benton County, Arkansas. The route runs 14.87 miles (23.93 km) from Arkansas Highway 12 at Vaughn north to the Missouri state line through Centerton.[2] The route has a rare officially designated exception of 0.52 miles (0.84 km), overlapping Arkansas Highway 72.[3]

Route description[edit]

Highway 279 curves north toward Missouri, north of its junction with Highway 72.

The route begins at AR 12 near the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and runs north to intersect AR 102 in Centerton. These routes form a concurrency west until the Centerton city limits, when AR 279 turns north. AR 279 winds north through rural Benton County until intersecting AR 72 in Hiwasee near the Hiwasse Bank Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

These routes briefly overlap in what the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department calls an officially designated exception for 0.52 miles (0.84 km).[3] The AHTD began construction south of the Highway 72 junction in Hiwasse in May 2011 on a future junction along the Bella Vista Bypass, which is itself part of a long-range project to extend Interstate 49. The route continues north, winding through Bella Vista as Forest Hills Boulevard, serving as the western terminus for Lancashire Blvd in central Bella Vista. Highway 279 heads north to meet Missouri supplemental route OO at the Missouri state line, where it terminates. Route OO serves as a connector to AR 279 to US Route 71.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.The entire route is in Benton County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Vaughn 0.00 0.00 Hwy. 12 (Regional Airport Boulevard) southern terminus
Centerton 3.05 4.91 Hwy. 102 west (Centerton Blvd)
Hwy. 102 concurrency west, 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
0.00 0.00 Hwy. 12 east (Centerton Blvd)
Hiwasse 5.51–
6.03
8.87–
9.70
Hwy. 72 exception
Bella Vista 8.50 13.68 Hwy. 340 east (Lancashire Blvd)
Missouri state line 11.82 19.02 Route OO to US 71 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  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. General Highway Map (Map) (Benton County ed.). Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/BentonCounty.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Route and Section Map (Map) (Benton County ed.). Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. http://www.arkansashighways.com/Maps/Counties/County%20RAS/RAS%20Maps%20PDF/mbent_ras.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2011.