Interstate 49 in Arkansas
||It has been suggested that Arkansas Highway 549 be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since January 2014.|
|South end:||I-49 near Doddridge|
|I-30 near Texarkana|
|North end:||I-49 near Bella Vista|
Interstate 49 (I-49) is a planned Interstate Highway in the US state of Arkansas. It will start at Doddridge at the Louisiana state line and run to the Texarkana area before crossing into Texas. The highway is planned to return to Arkansas after passing through Texas and eventually follow I-540 to Missouri.
The near completed route starts at the Louisiana state line, then, from the US 71 interchange in Doddridge, I-49 follows the former Highway 549 up to I-30 in Texarkana, then heads west and is supposed to follow through the Texas state line for a few hundred feet.
|Length:||80.72 mi (129.91 km)|
|Length:||41.94 mi (67.50 km)|
The plan for I-49 became official on December 12, 2012 nationwide. It was decided to follow Arkansas Highway 549 as the route was being eliminated. The north extension from I-30 to US 71 / US 59 was finished in May 15, 2013. The unfinished route into the Louisiana border is expected to open during 2014.
I-540, from Fort Smith to Bentonville, Arkansas, running mostly concurrent with US-71, but, in the future, will be part of I-49. Arkansas Highway 549, from US 71 Doddridge (completed October 21, 2005) to the Texas state line, ending at US 71, north of Texarkana, but this highway is currently part of I-49.
Interstate 49 will cross into Texas about 5 to 10 miles and then cross back into Arkansas. It will eventually reached De Queen, Arkansas in the near Future.
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The entire route is in Miller County.
|Temporary gap of I-49, unfinished route continues into Louisiana Expect to open this Summer in 2014|
|Doddridge||4.32||6.95||4||US 71 – Doddridge||Half built diamond interchange.|
|Fouke||16.46||26.49||16||US 71 – Fouke|
|18.17||29.24||18||North Fouke Road|
|Ferguson||23.77||38.25||24||CR 10 – Ferguson|
|Texarkana||26.35||42.41||26||Hwy. 237 (Blackman Ferry Road)|
|28.87||46.46||29A||US 71 – Texarkana||US-71 southbound to I-49 VIA 2 entrance ramps|
|29.49||47.46||29B||Hwy. 151 to I-369 / US 59 / Loop 151||Directional T interchange - Interstate 49/Loop 151 Overlap|
|31||Hwy. 196 (Genoa Road) – Genoa|
|32||US 82 (9th Street) / US 67 / 19th Street – Texarkana, Hope||southern exit to U.S. 67|
|35||US 67 / Arkansas Blvd / Four States Fair Parkway – Texarkana, Hope||northern exit to U.S. 67|
|37||I-30 – Little Rock, Dallas||Split into exits 37A (east) and 37B (west)|
|41||CR 23 (Sanderson Lane)|
|42||US 71 / US 59 – Texarkana, Ashdown, Fort Smith||Half built diamond interchange.|
|Temporary gap of I-49, route continues into Texas then back to Arkansas|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi