Arkansas Highway 255

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Highway 255 marker

Highway 255
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 7.37 mi[1] (11.86 km)
North end: Temp plate blue.svgNo image wide.svg Future plate blue.svgNo image wide.svg
I-549 / AR 22 / Future I-49
South end: AR 22 in Central City
Section 2
Length: 17.21 mi[1] (27.70 km)
North end: AR 22 in Barling
South end: US 64 / US 71B in Fort Smith
Counties: Sebastian
Highway system
AR 254 AR 256

Highway 255 (AR 255, Ark. 255, and Hwy. 255) is a designation for two north–south state highways in Sebastian County. An eastern route of 7.37 miles (11.86 km) runs north from Highway 22 through Lavaca to terminate at Highway 22 in Central City.[2] A second route of 17.21 miles (27.70 km) begins at Highway 22 in Barling and runs to US Route 64/U.S. Route 71B (US 64/US 71B).[2][a 1]

Route description[edit]

Lavaca to Central City[edit]

Highway 255 begins at Highway 22 near Fort Chaffee and runs north to Lavaca. The route has a brief concurrency with Highway 96 along Main Street before turning southwest. The highway enters Central City and terminates at Highway 22 near the Barling city limits.

Barling to Fort Smith[edit]

Highway 255 begins at Highway 22 in Barling and runs west along the northern edge of Fort Chaffee. The route has a junction with Highway 253 shortly before entering Fort Smith. Continuing west along the southern edge of Fort Smith Regional Airport, Highway 255 has a junction with Highway 45 and an interchange with Interstate 540. The highway continues west to form a concurrency with US 71B. During the overlap US 71B/AR 255 serve as the northern terminus for US 271. Approaching the Oklahoma state line, US 71B turns north, ending the concurrency. Highway 255 continues west shortly before turning due north and paralleling the state line. The route passes Fort Smith National Cemetery, Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building, and Sebastian County Courthouse-Ft. Smith City Hall on its way to enter downtown Fort Smith. All three properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[4] Highway 255 crosses US 64 (Garrison Avenue) near the West Garrison Avenue Historic District before splitting into a one-way pair of streets for five blocks. Northbound traffic continues along B Street and southbound traffic runs on A Street until reuniting on Riverfront Drive.[1] Highway 255 winds along the Arkansas River and terminates at US 64/US 71B near the bridge over the river.

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies. The entire route is in Sebastian County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.00 0.00 AR 22 Southern terminus
Lavaca 2.78 4.47 AR 96 east (Main Street)
AR 96 concurrency west, 0.36 miles (0.58 km)
0.00 0.00 AR 96 west
Central City 7.37 11.86 AR 22 (Central Avenue) Northern terminus
AR 255 begins in Barling
Barling I-49 – Bella Vista, Fort Smith Opened to traffic and signed as temporary I-549
0.00 0.00 AR 22 (Fort Street) Southern terminus
0.76 1.22 AR 253 north (Strozier Lane) AR 253 southern terminus
Fort Smith 4.86 7.82 AR 45 (Old Greenwood Road)
5.28 8.50 I-540
6.18 9.95 US 71B south
US 71B concurrency west, 0.77 miles (1.24 km)
0.00 0.00 US 271 south / US 71B north (Towson Avenue)
4.48 7.21 US 64 (Garrison Avenue)
17.21 27.70 US 64 / US 71B (Midland Boulevard) Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Distance given for northbound. The highways splits into a one-way pair in downtown Fort Smith with northbound running along B Street and southbound Highway 255 following A Street.[3] The total southbound distance is 16.83 miles (27.09 km).[1]


Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ a b c d e 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 General Highway Map, Sebastian County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. May 10, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Map of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas (TIFF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. January 2006. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.