Arkansas Highway 16

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Highway 16 marker

Highway 16
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Length: 260.8 mi[1] (419.7 km)
Existed: 1924 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 412 / Hwy. 59 in Siloam Springs
  I‑49 / US 62 / US 71 in Fayetteville
Hwy. 7 in the Ozark National Forest
US 65 / Hwy. 9 / Hwy. 330 in Clinton
East end: US 67B / Hwy. 36 in Searcy
Location
Counties: Benton, Washington, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Van Buren, Cleburne, White
Highway system
Hwy. 15 Hwy. 17

Highway 16 (AR 16, Ark. 16, and Hwy. 16) is an east–west state highway in north Arkansas. The route of 260.77 miles (419.67 km) runs from US Route 412/Highway 59 (US 412/AR 59) in Siloam Springs east across to US Route 67 Business/Highway 36 (US 67B/AR 36) in Searcy.[2][3] With the exception of overlaps of 10 miles (16 km) through Fayetteville, Highway 16 is a narrow, winding, 2-lane road.[1]

Route description[edit]

Highway 16 running concurrent with Highway 21 north of Fallsville as a segment of the Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway.

AR 16 begins at US 412/AR 59 in Siloam Springs. It winds south through Ozark National Forest and enters Fayetteville as Wedington Drive. AR turns south at Fulbright Expressway and becomes 15th Street with AR 112 in Fayetteville, passing Baum Stadium. Exiting town, AR 16 meets AR 74 near Elkins and AR 23 in St. Paul.[4][5] The route continues to run along the north edge of Ozark National Forest through unincorporated communities. AR 16 meets AR 21 in Fallsville and briefly exits the forest. Continuing through Ozark National Forest, AR 16 meets AR 7 and AR 123.

Exiting the forest, AR 16 winds before meeting US 65/AR 9/AR 330 north of Clinton. AR 16 and AR 9 concur until Shirley, when AR 16 joins AR 110 and begins south to Fairfield Bay. Crossing Greers Ferry Lake and entering Greers Ferry, AR 16 and AR 110 split, with AR 16 adding AR 92 and AR 225 continuing south. AR 16 meets AR 25/AR 107 (Heber Springs Road) southwest of Pearson. The route continues east, becoming Pangburn Road and running to Pangburn. The route runs south where it meets US 67 BUS/AR 36 and terminates.


Siloam Springs spur[edit]

Highway 16S
Location: Siloam Springs
Length: 0.43 mi (0.7 km)
AR 16S ends at US 412/AR 59 in Siloam Springs.

Highway 16 Spur (AR 16S, Ark. 16S, Hwy. 16S, and Kenwood Road) is an east–west state highway spur route in Siloam Springs. The route of 0.43 miles (0.69 km) runs from US Route 412/Highway 59 (US 412/AR 59) east to Highway 16.[2] Locally posted as East Kenwood Road, it serves as a short connector route for traffic eastbound on U.S. 412 to access eastbound Highway 16 or for traffic westbound on Highway 16 to access westbound U.S. 412.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (September 7, 2010) (PDF). General Highway Map, Benton County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/BentonCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (July 24, 2008) (PDF). General Highway Map, White County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/WhiteCounty.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Washington County map Retrieved on June 18, 2009.
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Madison County map Retrieved on June 18, 2009.