Arkansas Highway 549

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Highway 549 marker

Highway 549
Bella Vista Bypass
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Existed: 2014 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 71 near Bentonville
  AR 72 near Gravette
North end: CR 34 (Rocky Dell Hollow Road)
Counties: Benton
Highway system
I-540 I-555

Highway 549, known as the Bella Vista Bypass, is the temporary designation of Future Interstate 49 (I-49) near Bella Vista in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It currently consists of a short segment of freeway near Hiwasse.[1]


The AR 549 designation was signed again in 2014 as the temporary designation to the Bella Vista Bypass. This segment was signed in late April and runs for approximately three miles (4.8 km) as a two-lane expressway, with room to expand up to four lanes.[2]

Route description[edit]

In its current state, AR 549 begins at an interchange with AR 72 southeast of Hiwasse. The freeway passes over AR 279 with no interchange, running in an east-west direction. AR 549 turns towards the northwest and passes under an interchange with AR 72 and continue northwest and north where now Arkansas Highway 549 ends at a round-about which then connects to Arkansas I-49


The Bella Vista Bypass is to start at an interchange with I-49 and U.S. Highway 71 (US 71) in Bentonville. The bypass will run in an east–west direction to Hiwasse and turn to the north at the interchange with AR 72 west of the town. Running along the western edge of Bella Vista, the bypass is to enter Missouri. After an interchange with Missouri Route 90, the bypass will rejoin US 71 near Pineville, Missouri. When the entire section has been upgraded to interstate standards, it will be signed as I-49.

Exit list[edit]

State County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Arkansas Benton Bentonville 93 I-49 south / US 71 – Fayetteville, Bella Vista Future southern terminus
284 AR 72 – Hiwasse, Bentonville former southern terminus
287 AR 72 – Gravette, Hiwasse former northern terminus
Bella Vista 289 CR 34 (Rocky Dell Hollow Road) current temporary northern terminus
Missouri McDonald 2 Route 90 – Noel, Jane Planned interchange
Pineville 4 I-49 north / US 71 – Joplin, Bella Vista Future northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "First Section of Bella Vista Bypass to Open". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Little Rock, AR. Associated Press. April 21, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "First Section of Bella Vista Bypass Now Open". Arkansas Matters. Little Rock, AR: KARK-TV. April 22, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.