Arkansas Highway 295

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Highway 295 marker

Highway 295
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: April 24, 1963[1] – present
Section 1
Length: 5.50 mi[2] (8.85 km)
South end: CR 4035
North end: AR 16
Section 2
Length: 3.07 mi (4.94 km)
South end: AR 16
North end: CR 5445
Section 3
Length: 4.71 mi (7.58 km)
South end: CR 5395 at Japton
North end: AR 74 at Drake's Creek
Section 4
Length: 10.88 mi (17.51 km)
South end: AR 74 at Wesley
North end: US 412
Highway system
AR 294 AR 296

Highway 295 (AR 295, Ark. 295, and Hwy. 295) is a designation for four north–south state highways in Madison County. One segment of 5.50 miles (8.85 km) runs from the Ozark National Forest north to Highway 16 at Crosses.[3] A second segment of 3.07 miles (4.94 km) runs northeast from Combs to Madison County Road 4554 (CR 4554).[3] The third segment runs 4.71 miles (7.58 km) north from CR 5395 at Japton through Georgetown to Highway 74 at Drake's Creek.[3] A fourth segment of 10.88 miles (17.51 km) begins at Highway 74 at Wesley and runs north to US Route 412 (US 412).[3]

Route description[edit]

Highway 295 south of the Highway 45 junction

Ozark National Forest to Crosses[edit]

The route runs north from County Road 4035 at Brannon in the Ozark National Forest to Highway 16 at Crosses, where it terminates.[4] The route does not intersect any other state highways.

Combs to CR 5445[edit]

Highway 295 begins at Highway 16 at Combs and runs northeast until state maintenance ends and the highway continues as County Road 5445. The route parallels Greasy Creek during its entire length and does not intersect any other state highways.[4]

Japton to Drake's Creek[edit]

Highway 295 begins at County Road 5395 at Japton and runs northwest. The route passes through Georgetown before a junction with Highway 74 at Drake's Creek, where it terminates.[5] The route does not intersect any other state highways.

Wesley to US 412[edit]

Highway 295 begins at Highway 74 at Wesley and runs north to intersect Highway 45 near Hindsville.[4] The highway continues north to terminate at U.S. Route 412.

History[edit]

Highway 295 was added to the state highway system as part of a large transfer of county roads to the state system that took place on April 24, 1963. Initially only the portion from Highway 74 to Highway 68 (which later became US 412) was transferred to state maintenance.[1] The sections of Highway 295 running northeast from Combs and southeast from Highway 74 were added to the state highway system on November 23, 1966.[6] The Brannon to Crosses segment was commissioned on June 28, 1973.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Madison County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Brannon 0.00 0.00 CR 4035 Southern terminus
Crosses 5.50 8.85 AR 16 Northern terminus
Highway 295 begins at Combs
Combs 0.00 0.00 AR 16 Southern terminus
  3.07 4.94 CR 5445 Northern terminus
Highway 295 begins at Japton
Japton 0.00 0.00 CR 5395 Southern terminus
Drake's Creek 3.07 4.94 AR 74 Northern terminus
Highway 295 begins at Wesley
Wesley 0.00 0.00 AR 74 Southern terminus
  8.22 13.23 AR 45
  10.88 17.51 US 412 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former Hindsville spur[edit]

Highway 295S
Location: Hindsville
Length: 1.7 mi[8] (2.7 km)
Existed: August 25, 1965[9]–March 19, 2009[3]

Highway 295 Spur (AR 295S, Ark. 295S or Hwy. 295S) was a short east–west spur route in Madison County. It ran east from Highway 295 to US 412 in Hindsville.[4] The route was deleted on March 18, 2009 following the rerouting of U.S. Route 412 around Hindsville.[3] Running a total distance of approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km),[4] the spur followed part of the 1920s–1940's alignment of AR 68 (now U.S. Route 412).[10] The route was extended to the new alignment of US 412 upon its completion.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. April 24, 1963. p. 916. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (March 15, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Madison County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/MadisonCounty.pdf. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e DeLorme. Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). Section 31.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Arkansas Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (Second ed.). Section 23.
  6. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. November 22, 1966. p. 563. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. June 28, 1973. p. 1193. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 29, 2003) (PDF). General Highway Map, Madison County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. ftp://ftp.geostor.arkansas.gov/geostor_raster_02/AHTD_MAP_SERIES/HISTORIC/Madison_County/mmadi_2003.pdf. Retrieved January 27, 2003.
  9. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. August 25, 1965. p. 712. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ [Arkansas] State Highway Department (July 1, 1935) (TIF). Madison County Showing Arkansas System of State Highways (Map). Little Rock, AR. ftp://ftp.geostor.arkansas.gov/geostor_raster_02/AHTD_MAP_SERIES/HISTORIC/Madison_County/mmadi_1935.tif. Retrieved October 30, 2010.