Arkansas Highway 549
|Bella Vista Bypass|
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Existed:||2014 – present|
|South end:||AR 72 near Hiwasse|
|North end:||AR 72|
Highway 549, known as the Bella Vista Bypass, is the temporary designation of Future Interstate 49 (I-49) near Bella Vista in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It currently consists of a short segment of freeway near Hiwasse.
The AR 549 designation was signed again in 2014 as the temporary designation to the Bella Vista Bypass. This segment was signed in late April and runs for approximately three miles (4.8 km) as a two-lane expressway, with room to expand up to four lanes.
In its current state, AR 549 begins at an interchange with AR 72 southeast of Hiwasse. The freeway passes over AR 279 with no interchange, running in an east-west direction. AR 549 turns towards the northwest and ends at an interchange with AR 72.
The Bella Vista Bypass is to start at an interchange with I-49 and U.S. Highway 71 (US 71) in Bentonville. The bypass will run in an east–west direction to Hiwasse and turn to the north at the interchange with AR 72 west of the town. Running along the western edge of Bella Vista, the bypass is to enter Missouri. After an interchange with Missouri Route 90, the bypass will rejoin US 71 near Pineville, Missouri.
|Arkansas||Benton||Bentonville||I-49 south / US 71 – Fayetteville, Bella Vista||Future southern terminus|
|AR 72 – Hiwasse, Bentonville||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; current southern terminus|
|AR 72 – Gravette, Hiwasse||Northbound exit and southbound entrance; current northern terminus|
|Bella Vista||CR 34 (Rocky Dell Hollow Road)||Planned interchange; Planned to open this Fall in 2014|
|Missouri||McDonald||Route 90 – Noel, Jane||Planned interchange|
|Pineville||I-49 north / US 71 – Joplin, Bella Vista||Future northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi