Arkansas Highway 349
|Maintained by ArDOT|
|Existed:||November 23, 1966 – present|
|Length:||4.45 mi (7.16 km)|
|South end:||AR 226|
|North end:||AR 18 / AR 91 near Herman|
|Length:||2.44 mi (3.93 km)|
|South end:||AR 230|
|North end:||AR 228|
Highway 349 (AR 349, Ark. 349, and Hwy. 349) is a designation for two state highways in Northeast Arkansas. One route of 4.45 miles (7.16 km) begins at Highway 226 and runs north to Highway 18/Highway 91. A second route of 2.44 miles (3.93 km) begins at Highway 230 and runs north to Highway 228. Both routes are maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).
Highway 349 is a short connecting highway west of Jonesboro on Crowley's Ridge in Northeast Arkansas. Beginning at Highway 226, a four-lane divided road serving mostly Jonesboro-bound traffic, the highway runs east to a junction with Highway 226 Spur (AR 226S), when Highway 349 turns north along the Union Pacific Railway railroad tracks for approximately 1 mile (1.6 km). Passing through a residential area on the outskirts of Jonesboro, the route ends at a junction with Highway 18/Highway 91 at the campus of Westside Consolidated School District near Herman.
Some three-digit highways in Northeast Arkansas are former alignments of US Highways, with the second two digits representing the former designation, such as Highway 267 and Highway 367 representing former alignments of US 67. Although Highway 349 has proximity to US 49, the first segment was designated in November 1966, prior to US 49 entering the area in 1978. The Lawrence County segment was created following the Arkansas General Assembly passing Act 9 of 1973. The act directed county judges and legislators to designate up to 12 miles (19 km) of county roads as state highways in each county.
In 1977, the southern terminus was extended to Highway 39 (which would be redesignated as US 49 the following year) at Gibson. In 1979, this mileage was removed from the state highway system in a deal between the Craighead County Judge and the AHTD. This changed the southern terminus from US 49 back to Highway 226.
|Craighead||||0.00||0.00||AR 226 – Jonesboro||Southern terminus|
|||1.0||1.6||AR 226S east||AR 226S western terminus|
|||4.45||7.16||AR 18 / AR 91 – Jonesboro, Egypt||Northern terminus|
|Gap in route|
|Lawrence||||0.00||0.00||AR 230 – Bono||Southern terminus|
|||2.44||3.93||AR 228 – Sedgwick||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
- "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. 1953–69. p. 558. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
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- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (December 29, 2016). General Highway Map, Lawrence County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- "Minutes" & 1970–79, pp. 269-270.
- Planning and Research Division, Policy Analysis Section (2010). Development of Highway and Transportation Legislation in Arkansas (PDF). A Review of the Acts Relative to Administering and Financing Highways and Transportation in Arkansas. Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. p. 13. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- "Minutes" & 1970–79, p. 411.
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- "Minutes of the Meeting" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway Commission. 1970–79. Retrieved December 4, 2016.