Arkansas Highway 39

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Highway 39 marker

Highway 39
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926[1] – present
Section 1
Length: 9.98 mi[2] (16.06 km)
South end: US 49 at Blackton
North end: US 49 / Hwy. 241
Section 2
Length: 8.89 mi[2] (14.31 km)
South end: Hwy. 1 / Hwy. 316 near Turner
North end: US 49
Location
Counties: Monroe, Phillips
Highway system
Hwy. 38 I‑40

Highway 39 (AR 39, Ark. 39, or Hwy. 39) is a designation for two state highways in southeast Arkansas. The western segment of 9.98 miles (16.06 km) runs from US Route 49 (US 49) at Blackton to US 49/Highway 241.[3] Another segment of 8.89 miles (14.31 km) runs north from Highway 1 and Highway 316 near Turner to US 49 in rural Phillips County.[4]

Route description[edit]

Blackton to US 49[edit]

The route begins at US 49 at Blackton and runs north to a junction with US 79 in Monroe. The highway turns due west after this intersection until meeting Highway 39 Spur (AR 39S), which connects to US 49.[3] Highway 39 continues to Rich before terminating at a junction of US 49 and Highway 241. A 2010 study of annual average daily traffic (AADT) by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reveals that no more than 380 vehicles use any portion of the route on a daily basis.[2]

Turner to Hicksville[edit]

Northern terminus of Highway 39 at US 49

Highway 39 begins at Highway 1 and Highway 316 near the incorporated community of Turner and runs north to serve as the eastern terminus for Highway 146. The route continues north to Highway 39 Spur, a short spur route to Postelle, before terminating at US 49. The AHTD revealed that the northern part of the route averages the highest AADT, registering 420 vehicles per day in 2010.[2]

History[edit]

Arkansas Highway 39 was one of the original 1926 state highways. The route ran north from State Road 1/State Road 25 in Paragould north across State Road 90 and State Road 34 to St. Francis.[1]


Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Monroe Blackton 0.00 0.00 US 49 Southern terminus
Monroe 5.09 8.19 US 79
  6.73 10.83 Hwy. 39S west
  6.82 10.98 Hwy. 252 west AR 252 concurrency ends
  9.98 16.06 US 49 west / Hwy. 241 Northern terminus
Highway 39 begins near Turner
Phillips   0.00 0.00 Hwy. 1 east / Hwy. 316 Southern terminus
  1.84 2.96 Hwy. 146 west
  7.34 11.81 Hwy. 39S west
  8.89 14.31 US 49 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Monroe County spur[edit]

Highway 39S
Location: Monroe County
Length: 0.55 mi[2] (0.89 km)
Highway 39S terminus at US 49

Highway 39 Spur (AR 39S, Ark. 39S, and Hwy. 39S) is an east–west state highway spur route in Monroe County. The route of 0.55 miles (0.89 km) serves as a short connector between Highway 39 and US Route 49.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Monroe County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 Hwy. 39 Eastern terminus
  0.55 0.89 US 49 Western terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Postelle spur[edit]

Highway 39S
Location: Postelle
Length: 0.38 mi[2] (0.61 km)

Highway 39 Spur (AR 39S, Ark. 39S, and Hwy. 39S) is an east–west state highway spur route at Postelle. The route of 0.38 miles (0.61 km) serves to connect Postelle to the state highway system via Highway 39.[4]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Phillips County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 Hwy. 39 Eastern terminus
Postelle 0.55 0.89 CR 643 Western terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [Arkansas] State Highway Commission (TIFF). Map of State of Arkansas showing System of State Highways (Map) (1926 ed.). Little Rock, Arkansas. http://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/1926A.tif. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (ZIP). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (May 2, 2000) (PDF). General Highway Map, Monroe County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/MonroeCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (August 9, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, Phillips County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PhillipsCounty.pdf. Retrieved January 22, 2012.