Arkansas Highway 45
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Existed:||1926 – present|
|Length:||26.97 mi (43.40 km)|
|South end:||AR 96 in Hartford|
|North end:||I-540 / US 71 in Fort Smith|
|Length:||10.64 mi (17.12 km)|
|South end:||AR 59 at Dutch Mills|
|North end:||US 62|
|Length:||25.42 mi (40.91 km)|
|South end:||US 71B in Fayetteville|
|North end:||AR 12 near Clifty|
|Counties:||Sebastian, Washington, Madison|
Highway 45 (AR 45, Ark. 45, or Hwy. 45) is a designation for three state highways in northwest Arkansas. The southern segment of 26.97 miles (43.40 km) runs from Highway 96 north across US Route 71 (US 71) to Interstate 540/US 71 (I-540/US 71) in Fort Smith. Another segment of 10.64 miles (17.12 km) runs Highway 59 at Dutch Mills to US 62 in rural Washington County. A third route of 25.42 miles (40.91 km) runs from U.S. Route 71B (US 71B) in Fayetteville to Highway 12 near Clifty. These routes were formerly connected until a portion of approximately 50 miles (80 km) was redesignated Arkansas Highway 59 and many United States highways were rerouted through Fayetteville.
Hartford to Fort Smith
The route begins at Highway 96 in Hartford and runs north to form a concurrency with Highway 252 through Midland. Further north, the route has an Officially designated exception of 0.45 miles (0.72 km) through downtown Hackett. Slightly north of this exception, Highway 45 runs on the Hackett Creek Bridge and continues north to Bonanza. The route intersects Highway 253 and curves east to form a concurrency with US 71. The highway splits from US 71 to the north and, entering Fort Smith and intersecting Highway 255 before terminating at I-540/US 71.
Dutch Mills to Lincoln
Highway 45 begins at Highway 59 at the incorporated community of Dutch Mills, and runs east past the Bethlehem Cemetery and Twin Bridges Historic District, both on the National Register of Historic Places. The route continues northeast through Clyde before passing the Pyeatte Mill Site and entering the historic community of Canehill. Continuing north, the highway meets US 62 east of Lincoln, where it terminates.
Fayetteville to Clifty
The third routing of Highway 45 begins at US 71B and runs west as Lafayette Street through Fayetteville. Highway 45 runs through the Washington-Willow Historic District before a sharp left turn onto Mission Boulevard. The highway continues northeast until intersecting Highway 265 and exiting Fayetteville heading east. Passing the Son's Chapel and entering Goshen, the highway continues east through rural Washington County until entering Madison County shortly after a junction with Highway 303. Highway 45 has a junction with Highway 295 before forming a concurrency with US 412 Business north through Hindsville. The route continues north, with US 412B terminating at a junction with US 412 and Highway 45 terminating at Highway 12 near Clifty.
Arkansas Highway 45 was one of the original 1926 state highways. The route ran north from Oklahoma west of Hartford, Arkansas to Clifty. The middle segment was replaced by Arkansas Highway 59 between Van Buren and Dutch Mills, and the route remains fragmented today.
|Sebastian||Hartford||0.00||0.00||AR 96 – Mansfield, Hartford, Monroe, OK|
|||4.00||6.44||AR 252 east – Huntington||South end of AR 252 overlap|
|Midland||5.51||8.87||AR 253 north (Third Street) – Excelsior|
|||6.82||10.98||AR 252 west – Slaytonville||North end of AR 252 overlap|
|Hackett||13.81||22.23||AR 10 west||South end of AR 10 overlap|
|14.26||22.95||AR 10 east – Greenwood||North end of AR 10 overlap|
|Enterprise||19.71||31.72||AR 253 north|
|Fort Smith||23.07||37.13||US 71 south – Greenwood||South end of US 71 overlap|
|0.00||0.00||US 71 north – Fort Smith||North end of US 71 overlap|
|3.02||4.86||AR 255 (Zero Street) to I-540 – Downtown Fort Smith, Barling|
|3.90||6.28||I-540 (US 71) to I-40 – Spiro, OK, Van Buren||I-540 exit 10|
|Gap in route|
|Washington||||0.00||0.00||AR 59 to US 62 – Van Buren|
|||10.64||17.12||US 62 – Lincoln, Prairie Grove|
|Gap in route|
|Fayetteville||0.00||0.00||US 71B (College Avenue)|
|Assembly Road - Mount Sequoyah Assembly||Former AR 180 east|
|2.88||4.63||AR 265 (Crossover Road) to AR 16 – Springdale|
|||CR 345||Former AR 156 west|
|Mayfield||14.41||23.19||AR 303 north – Spring Valley|
|||19.32||31.09||US 412B east to US 412 east – Huntsville||South end of US 412B overlap|
|||0.00||0.00||US 412 – Springdale, Huntsville||North end of US 412B overlap|
|||6.10||9.82||AR 12 – Rogers, Clifty, Eureka Springs|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Map of State of Arkansas showing System of State Highways (Map) (1926 ed.). Little Rock, Arkansas: [Arkansas] State Highway Commission. Archived from the original (TIFF) on July 7, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
- Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (Database) on 23 June 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
- 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 January 22, 2012.
- General Highway Map, Washington County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 22, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
- General Highway Map, Madison County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. March 15, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
- State Highway Route and Section Map, Sebastian County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.