Arkansas Highway 85

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Highway 85 marker

Highway 85
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 9.73 mi[1] (15.66 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: AR 44 in Lake View
North end: US 49 / AR 1 in Walnut Corner
Location
Counties: Phillips
Highway system
AR 84 AR 86

Arkansas Highway 85 (AR 85, Ark. 85, and Hwy. 85) is a 9.73-mile (15.66 km) north–south state highway located entirely within Phillips County in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The highway runs from Highway 44 in Lake View north to U.S. Route 49/Highway 1 (US 49/AR 1) in Walnut Corner. Highway 85 is maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Route description[edit]

Highway 85 begins at an intersection with Highway 44 at the eastern border of Lake View. Old Town Lake lies to the south of the junction. From here, the route heads north through a rural area along the Lake View border. The road crosses the Johnson Ditch at the norther border of Lake View followed by the Beaver Bayou before entering the community of Oneida. In Oneida, Highway 85 intersects Arkansas Highway 318 at the eastern terminus of a section of the route. Past this intersection, the highway continues north through rural terrain. The route crosses Lick Creek prior to entering Barton. It passes Barton High School before entering Walnut Corner and terminating at a junction with U.S. Route 49 and Arkansas Highway 1.[2][3]

History[edit]

Highway 85 was designated in 1926 as one of the original state highways. Its route has not changed since its establishment.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Phillips County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Lake View 0.0 0.0 AR 44 southern terminus
Oneida 3.57 5.75 AR 318
Walnut Corner 9.73 15.66 US 49 / AR 1 northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b "Arkansas Road Log Data". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2009. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Phillips County, Arkansas General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  3. ^ Google (June 13, 2011). "Overview map of Highway 85" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (Map) (in English). Arkansas State Highway Department. 1926. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2011.