Arkansas Highway 50

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Highway 50 marker

Highway 50
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 27.96 mi[1] (45.00 km)
West end: CR 415
East end: Hwy. 147 near Anthonyville
Section 2
Length: 15.84 mi[1] (25.49 km)
West end: US 70
East end: Hwy. 77 in Clarkedale
Location
Counties: St. Francis, Crittenden
Highway system
US 49 Hwy. 51

Highway 50 (AR 50, Ark. 50, and Hwy. 50) is a designation for two east–west state highways in northeast Arkansas. An western route of 27.96 miles (45.00 km) runs east from St. Francis County Route 415 (CR 415) to Highway 147 near Anthonyville.[2] A second route of 15.84 miles (25.49 km) begins at US Route 70 (US 70) and runs east to Highway 77 in Clarkedale.[3]

Route description[edit]

Forrest City to Anthonyville[edit]

Highway 50 begins at CR 415 north of Forrest City and runs south across Interstate 40 (I-40), although there is no interchange. The route continues south to Madison where it intersects US 70. The highway then crosses over the St. Francis River to enter Widener, where a concurrency begins with Highway 38. The two routes run together east to serve as the southern terminus of Highway 75 before Highway 38 splits south to Hughes. Continuing east, a short concurrency begins with Highway 149, ending near Greasy Corner. Highway 50 runs east to serve as the southern terminus of Highway 357 before a junction with US 79 on the Crittenden County line. Shortly after entering Crittenden County, Highway 50 terminates at Highway 147 south of Anthonyville.

US 70 to Clarkedale[edit]

Highway 50 begins northwest of Edmondson at US 70, which acts as a frontage road for I-40/US 63/US 79. The route runs north across Highway 218 to Crawfordsville. In Crawfordsville, Highway 50 briefly overlaps US 64B before crossing US 64 just north of town. The highway continues north before later turning east to a junction with I-55/US 61/US 63 in Clarkedale. The route terminates just east of this interchange at Highway 77 in Clarkedale.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
St. Francis   0.00 0.00 CR 415 Western terminus
Madison 2.27 3.65 US 70
St. Francis River 2.82–
2.96
4.54–
4.76
Bridge over St. Francis River
Widener 5.19 8.35 Hwy. 38 west
  8.87 14.27 Hwy. 75 north
  9.46 15.22 Hwy. 38 east
  17.67–
21.23
28.44–
34.17
Hwy. 149
Greasy Corner 21.66 34.86 Hwy. 357 north Hwy. 357 southern terminus
St. Francis–
Crittenden line
Chatfield 23.69 38.13 US 79
Crittenden   27.96 45.00 Hwy. 147 Eastern terminus
Highway 50 begins at US 70
  0.00 0.00 US 70 Western terminus
  2.47 3.98 Hwy. 218
Crawfordsville 5.51 8.87 US 64B (Drane Road)
US 64B concurrency north, 0.43 miles (0.69 km)
  0.00 0.00 US 64
Clarkedale 9.41 15.14 I‑55 / US 61 / US 63 – West Memphis, Blytheville I-55 exit 16
10.33 16.62 Hwy. 77 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Planning and Research Division (March 28, 2012). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MBD). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 15, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, St. Francis County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/StFrancisCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (PDF). General Highway Map, Crittenden County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CrittendenCounty.pdf. Retrieved May 19, 2012.