Arkansas Highway 259

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Highway 259 marker

Highway 259
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length: 12.11 mi[1] (19.49 km)
South end: AR 238
North end: US 70 at Lake Grove
Section 2
Length: 6.90 mi[1] (11.10 km)
South end: AR 306
North end: AR 284
Section 3
Length: 3.14 mi[1] (5.05 km)
South end: AR 364
North end: AR 42 near Hickory Ridge
Location
Counties: Lee, St. Francis, Cross
Highway system
AR 258 AR 260

Highway 259 (AR 259, Ark. 259, and Hwy. 259) is a designation for three north–south state highways in northeast Arkansas. An southern route of 12.11 miles (19.49 km) runs north from Highway 238 to US Route 70 (US 70) at Lake Grove.[2] A second route of 6.90 miles (11.10 km) begins at Highway 306 and runs north to Highway 284 in Cross County.[3] A third route of 3.14 miles (5.05 km) begins at Highway 364 and runs north to Highway 42 near Hickory Ridge.[3]

Route description[edit]

AR 238 to Lake Grove[edit]

First Highway 259 reassurance shield north of Highway 238

Highway 259 begins at Highway 238 west of Moro and runs north past a cemetery before turning east and meeting Highway 78 at South Plains. The two routes have a brief concurrency north before Highway 78 splits to the northwest and Highway 259 continues north.[3] Shortly after this junction, Highway 259 serves as the southern terminus for Highway 261. The highway runs north through New Salem before entering St. Francis County, where it terminates at US 70.[2]

AR 306 to AR 284[edit]

Highway 259 begins in the northwest corner of St. Francis County at Highway 306 and runs due north through flat farmland. The route runs into Cross County where it terminates at Highway 284.[3] The highway does not cross or overlap with any other state highways and essentially serves as a connector route between two rural routes.

AR 364 to Hickory Ridge[edit]

Highway 259 begins at Highway 364 in eastern Cross County. The route runs north through farmland to Highway 42 in Hickory Ridge, where it terminates.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Mile markers reset at concurrencies.

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Lee   0.00 0.00 AR 238 Southern terminus
South Plains 0.00 0.00 AR 78 east Begin AR 78 concurrency
0.00 0.00 AR 78 west End AR 78 concurrency
0.43 0.69 AR 261 north AR 261 southern terminus
St. Francis Lake Grove 12.11 19.49 US 70 Northern terminus
Gap in route
  0.00 0.00 AR 306 Southern terminus
Cross   6.90 11.10 AR 284 Northern terminus
Gap in route
  0.00 0.00 AR 364 Southern terminus
Hickory Ridge 3.14 5.05 AR 42 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Planning and Research Division (March 23, 2012). "Arkansas Road Log Database, 2011" (DATABASE). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b General Highway Map, St. Francis County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. August 13, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e General Highway Map, Cross County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. July 11, 2007. Retrieved August 11, 2012.