Bannered routes of U.S. Route 79

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U.S. Route 79 marker

U.S. Route 79
Highway system

A total of twelve bannered routes of U.S. Route 79 exist, divided between the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. Currently, they are all business routes, except for one bypass of Humboldt, Tennessee, and one bypass of Homer, Louisiana.

Taylor business route[edit]


Business U.S. Highway 79-B
Location: Taylor, Texas
Length: 3.246 mi[1] (5.224 km)

Business U.S. Highway 79-B begins at the intersection of mainline US 79 and SH 95 in southern Taylor. The business route travels northward along Main Street, concurrent with SH 95, and intersects FM 112. It then turns to the east along 4th Street to rejoin mainline US 79 at the city limits.[1][2]

The business route through Taylor was originally designated in 1966 as Loop 427; by 1972, the route had been designated to serve as a full loop around the city.[3] What is now currently mainline US 79 in southern Taylor was originally part of the loop route, and the designations would be switched in 1978. The designation was changed from Loop 427 in 1991, and the western segment along 2nd St was replaced with the segment concurrent with SH 95 in 2002.[1]

Henderson business route[edit]


Business U.S. Highway 79-F
Location: Henderson, Texas
Length: 2.583 mi[4] (4.157 km)

Business U.S. Highway 79-F begins at US 79 in southeastern Henderson and travels northward along Jacksonville Drive and South Main Street. It turns eastward at its intersection with FM 13, briefly running concurrently with Bus. SH 64 along East Main Street. The route ends at US 79 / US 259 near Willow Lake; East Main Street continues past this intersection as FM 840.[5]

Sections of roadway that are now Bus. US 79-F and Bus. SH 64-E were originally designated in 1944 as both Loop 153 and Loop 154.[6][7] These designations were changed to the current business routes in 1991.[4][8]

Carthage business route[edit]


Business U.S. Highway 79-G
Location: Carthage, Texas
Length: 2.92 mi[9] (4.70 km)

Business U.S. Highway 79-G travels through Carthage while mainline US 79 loops around the city to the north. The route begins at US 79 / SH 149 in eastern Carthage. The route travels eastward along Panola Street, passing Panola College and a junction with SH 315, before intersecting Bus. US 59 at a traffic circle. After leaving the traffic circle along Sabine Street, Bus. US 79-G continues eastward until it ends at a diamond interchange with US 79 / US 59.[10]

Bus. US 79-G was designated in 1981 as Loop 334; it was the second route to bear that designation.[11] The mileage was transferred to Bus. US 79-G in 1991.[9]

Homer bypass route[edit]


Bypass U.S. Highway 79
Location: Homer, Louisiana

In Homer, the U.S. Highway 79 Bypass begins at an intersection with US 79 and LA 9 south of the town. The bypass runs west of the town and overlaps LA 2 for about the last 1 1/2 miles before ending at US 79 north of town.

Junction list

The entire route is located in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.

Location Destinations Notes
US 79 / LA 9 – Minden, Homer, Arcadia, Junction City Southern terminus
Homer LA 3062 – Homer
LA 2 west – Shongaloo South end of LA 2 overlap
Homer US 79 / LA 2 east – Haynesville, Homer, Bernice Northern terminus; north end of LA 2 overlap


Magnolia business route[edit]

Jackson Street
Location: Magnolia, Arkansas
Length: 1.77 mi[12] (2.85 km)
Existed: c. 1967–present

U.S. Route 79 Business (US 79B and Hwy. 79B) is a 1.77-mile (2.85 km) business route of U.S. Route 79 in Columbia County, Arkansas.[13]

Route description

The route's southern terminus is at US 79 at the southern city limits of Magnolia. The route runs north as Jackson Street through residential areas until meeting Highway 19. The two routes begin a concurrency northbound towards downtown Magnolia where US 79B/Hwy. 19 both terminate at US 82B (E Main Street). This junction also serves as the southern terminus of Highway 355.[13]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Magnolia, Columbia County.

Mile[13] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 79 Southern terminus
1.02 1.64 Hwy. 19 south (Legion Dr) Begin Hwy. 19 concurrency north
1.77 2.85 US 82B (E Main St) / Hwy. 355 north Northern terminus, Hwy. 19 northern terminus, Hwy. 355 southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Camden business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 79B
Location: Camden, Arkansas
Length: 5.41 mi[12] (8.71 km)


Bearden business route[edit]

Highway 79B in downtown Bearden

1st Street
Location: Bearden, Arkansas
Length: 3.57 mi[12] (5.75 km)


Thornton business route[edit]

2nd Street
Location: Thornton, Arkansas
Length: 2.14 mi[12] (3.44 km)


Fordyce business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 79B
Location: Fordyce, Arkansas
Length: 3.30 mi[12] (5.31 km)


Pine Bluff/Altheimer business route[edit]

Blake Street/Martha Mitchell Expressway
Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Altheimer, Arkansas
Length: 15.44 mi[12] (24.85 km)

U.S. Route 79-B in Pine Bluff begins at I-530/US 65/US 79, southwest of Downtown. The highway runs east of the city center and north toward Altheimer. The highway meets its parent route before running through town and terminates north of town.

Junction list

The entire route is located in Jefferson County, Arkansas

Location Destinations Notes
Pine Bluff I‑530 / US 65 / US 79 south – Little Rock, Dumas, Rison Southern terminus
Hwy. 190 (West 6th Avenue) – Cross Roads, Pine Bluff
US 65B north (Martha Mitchell Expressway) / Hwy. 365 north (Blake Street) – Little Rock, White Hall South end of US 65B overlap
US 65B south (Martha Mitchell Expressway) – Dumas North end of US 65B overlap
Hwy. 31 north – Lonoke
Altheimer Hwy. 15 north – England
US 63 / US 79 – Stuttgart, Pine Bluff
Hwy. 88 east – Gillett
US 63 / US 79 – Pine Bluff, Stuttgart Northern terminus


Stuttgart business route[edit]

22nd Street
Location: Stuttgart, Arkansas
Length: 2.10 mi[12] (3.38 km)


Clarendon business route[edit]

U.S. Highway 79B
Location: Clarendon, Arkansas
Length: 1.00 mi[12] (1.61 km)
US 79B terminates at its parent route in Clarendon


Former McNeil city route[edit]

U.S. Highway 79
Location: McNeil, Arkansas
Length: 0.94 mi[12] (1.51 km)

US Highway 79 City was a city route in McNeil, Arkansas. The route was redesignated as Highway 98B in 1970.[14]

Humboldt bypass route[edit]


U.S. Route 79 Bypass
Location: Humboldt, Tennessee


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business U.S. Highway No. 79-B". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 460. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/460.pdf. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 427". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business U.S. Highway No. 79-F". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 573. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/573.pdf. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 153". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 154". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business State Highway No. 64-E". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Business U.S. Highway No. 79-G". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Texas Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Texas County Map Book (Map). 1:120,000. Cartography by Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2012 ed.). p. 591. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/grid_search/_includes/countymapbook2006/Pages/591.pdf. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  11. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "State Highway Loop No. 334". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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. 
  13. ^ a b c Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (February 14, 2008) (PDF). General Highway Map, Columbia County, Arkansas (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/Counties/County%20PDFs/ColumbiaCounty.pdf. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  14. ^ a b "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. May 27, 1970. p. 1619. Retrieved January 28, 2013.