Arkansas Highway 69

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Highway 69 marker

Highway 69
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 1926 – present
Section 1
Length: 57.64 mi[1] (92.76 km)
North end: Hwy. 9 in Melbourne
South end: Hwy. 14 / Hwy. 367 in Newport
Section 2
Length: 15.31 mi[1] (24.64 km)
South end: Hwy. 163
North end: Hwy. 158 at Lunsford
Section 3
Length: 7.44 mi[1] (11.97 km)
South end: US 49 / Hwy. 1 in Paragould
North end: US 412 / Hwy. 135 in Paragould
Location
Counties: Izard, Independence, Jackson, Poinsett, Craighead, Greene
Highway system
US 67 US 70

Highway 69 (AR 69, Ark. 69, and Hwy. 69) is a designation for three north–south state highways in northeast Arkansas. A western route of 57.64 miles (92.76 km) runs south from Highway 9 at Melbourne to Highway 14/Highway 367 in Newport.[a 1][2][3] A second route of 15.31 miles (24.64 km) begins at Highway 163 and runs north through Trumann to Highway 158 at Lunsford.[4][5] A third route begins at U.S. Route 49/Highway 1 (US 49/Hwy. 1) at the city limits of Paragould and runs north to terminate at US 412 in the city.[6]

Route description[edit]

Melbourne to Newport[edit]

AR 69 begins at AR 367 in Newport and heads north to Jacksonport. A Spur Route 69 develops in Jacksonport. The route leads northwest to AR 122 in Newark and AR 233 in Sulphur Rock. Continuing north, the route passes through Cushman and Mount Pleasant.

Shady Grove to Lundsford[edit]

Arkansas Highway 69 begins in Poinsett County and heads east from AR 163. It crosses U.S. Route 63 as Exit 29 and continues east to Trumann. After detaching a spur route that leads through Trumann, AR 69 leads mostly north and ends at AR 158.

Paragould segment[edit]

AR 69 runs from US 49/AR 1 south of Paragould. The route runs east then north to terminate at US 412/AR 135 in downtown Paragould.

Auxiliary routes[edit]

Highway 69 has three business routes and four spur routes.[1] As cities have grown, bypasses have become necessary, and the former downtown alignments of Hwy. 69 have become the business routes discussed here.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Arkansas highways normally run from south to north and from west to east, the Route Log Database[1] indicates that Highway 69 begins at Highway 9 and runs south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (Database). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (July 16, 2003) (PDF). General Highway Map, Izard County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/IzardCounty.pdf. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (October 20, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Jackson County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/JacksonCounty.pdf. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (November 20, 2009) (PDF). General Highway Map, Poinsett County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/PoinsettCounty.pdf. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (November 12, 2009) (PDF). General Highway Map, Craighead County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/CraigheadCounty.pdf. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (September 14, 2007) (PDF). General Highway Map, Greene County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/GreeneCounty.pdf. Retrieved July 20, 2012.