Arkansas Highway 98

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Highway 98 marker

Highway 98
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 47.15 mi[1] (75.88 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 82
  US 371 in Waldo
US 79 in McNeil
US 82
US 79 in Emerson
East end: Hwy. 19 at Walkerville
Counties: Columbia
Highway system

Arkansas Highway 98 (AR 98 and Hwy. 98) is an east–west state highway in Columbia County, Arkansas. The route of 47.15 miles (75.88 km) runs essentially in an incomplete loop with Magonlia at its center. The route begins at US 82 near Waldo and intersects US 371, US 79, US 82, and US 79 before terminating at Highway 19.[2] An officially designated exception over US 371 of 1.12 miles (1.80 km) occurs near the eastern terminus.[3]

Route description[edit]

AR 98 begins at US 82 west of Waldo. An officially designated exception begins at U.S. Route 371 (Olive Street) in Waldo, and an overlap of 1.12 miles (1.80 km).[3] Continuing east past the National Register of Historic Places-listed Waldo Water Tower, AR 98 intersects AR 98B (its only business route) in McNeil.[2] The highway forms a concurrency with US 79 briefly north before turning east then south.

Highway 89 continues south through the community of Village before intersecting US 82 in east Columbia County. The route passes near the W. H. Allen House in rural Columbia County and the William H. Smith House in Atlanta. Now turning west the route passes through Emerson where it intersects US 79 and becomes Main Street. The highway continues west to Walkerville, where it ends at Arkansas Highway 19.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Columbia County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 US 82 western terminus
Waldo 2.51 4.04 US 371 north (Olive Street)
3.63 5.84 US 371 south (McKissack Street)
McNeil 7.45 11.99 Hwy. 98B north (Mulberry Street)
7.95 12.79 US 79 south (South Avenue)
US 79 concurrency north, 2.0 miles (3.2 km)
  21.22 34.15 US 82
Emerson 40.43 65.07 US 79 (Elm Street)
Walkerville 47.15 75.88 Hwy. 19 eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

McNeil business route[edit]

Highway 98B
Location: McNeil
Length: 0.94 mi[1] (1.51 km)
Existed: May 27, 1970[4]–present

Highway 98 Business (AR 98B, Ark. 98B, and Hwy. 98B) is a business route in McNeil. It is 0.94 miles (1.51 km) in length.[1] Prior to designation as Hwy. 98B in 1970, the route was designated as US 79 City.


  1. ^ a b c d 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. 
  2. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. General Highway Map (Map) (Columbia County ed.). Retrieved 09-23-2011.
  3. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Route and Section Map (Map) (Columbia County ed.). Retrieved 09-23-2011.
  4. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 27, 1970. p. 1619. Retrieved January 28, 2013.