Arkansas Highway 59
|Maintained by AHTD|
|Length:||93.24 mi (150.06 km)|
|Existed:||1935 – present|
|South end:||AR 22, Barling|
| I-540 / US 71, Van Buren
US 64, Van Buren
I-40, Van Buren
US 62, Summers
US 412, Siloam Springs
|North end:||Route 59, Missouri state line|
|Counties:||Benton, Crawford, Washington|
Arkansas Highway 59 is a north–south state highway in Northwest Arkansas. The route runs 93.24 miles (150.06 km) from Arkansas Highway 22 in Barling north to the Missouri state line through Van Buren, the county seat of Crawford County. Highway 59 parallels US 59 (in Oklahoma) between Siloam Springs and Fort Smith.
The route begins in Barling at AR 22. The route runs north to enter Van Buren, crossing I-540 and briefly concurring with US 64. The concurrency begins near the Joseph Starr Dunham House and before crossing Interstate 40. The route exits town northbound, intersecting rural highways AR 162 and AR 220 in Cedarville and crossing Lee Creek on the historic Lee Creek Bridge. At this time, AR 59 is running through the Boston Mountains subdivision of The Ozarks. North of Cedarville, AR 59 curves west toward Oklahoma, coming within 0.1 miles (0.16 km) of the border.
Upon entering Benton County, AR 59 concurs with US 412 east around the southeast edge of Siloam Springs. The concurrency ends and AR 59 continues north to Gentry. AR 59 passes near Kansas City-Southern Railway cars and Kansas City-Southern Depot in Decatur. The route continues north to AR 72 and the Kansas City Southern Railway Caboose No. 383 in Gravette. The highway runs further north to Wee Pine Knot, the Adar House, and Butler Creek Cemetery in Sulphur Springs. AR 59 meets Missouri Route 59 at the Missouri state line and terminates.
|Sebastian||Barling||0.0||0.0||AR 22 – Charleston, Fort Smith|
|Crawford||Van Buren||Gun Club Road to I-49||Future proposed connection|
|I-540 (US 71) to I-40 – Fort Smith, Little Rock||I-540 exit 3|
|8.7||14.0||US 64 west / US 71B south – Fort Smith||South end of US 64 / US 71B overlap|
|9.1||14.6||US 64 east / US 71B north (Broadway) – Alma||North end of US 64 / US 71B overlap|
|11.2||18.0||I-40 to I-540 – Sallisaw, OK, Little Rock, trucks for Van Buren||I-40 exit 5|
|Figure Five||15.0||24.1||AR 348 east – Rudy|
|||17.4||28.0||AR 220 west (Uniontown Highway) – Uniontown||South end of AR 220 overlap|
|Cedarville||19.4||31.2||AR 162 east|
|21.4||34.4||AR 220 east – Lee Creek||North end of AR 220 overlap|
|Washington||||40.9||65.8||AR 156 west – Stilwell, OK|
|||41.2||66.3||AR 244 west – Stilwell, OK|
|||44.5||71.6||AR 45 north – Canehill|
|||50.6||81.4||US 62 east – Prairie Grove, Fayetteville, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park||South end of US 62 overlap|
|Summers||52.2||84.0||US 62 west – Muskogee, OK||North end of US 62 overlap|
|||61.4||98.8||AR 244 east|
|Benton||Siloam Springs||67.4||108.5||US 412 west / AR 264 west – Siloam Springs, Tulsa, OK||Interchange; south end of US 412 overlap|
|68.6||110.4||AR 16 east|
|69.6||112.0||US 412 east – Springdale||North end of US 412 overlap|
|70.1||112.8||AR 980 – Siloam Springs Municipal Airport|
|70.6||113.6||AR 43 north (East Cheri Whitlock Drive)|
|Gentry||75.5||121.5||AR 59B north (Collins Avenue) – Business District|
|75.7||121.8||AR 12 (East Third Street) to AR 43 – Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport|
|76.0||122.3||AR 59B south (East Main Street) – Business District|
|76.6||123.3||AR 59S south (North Railroad Avenue)|
|Decatur||81.5||131.2||AR 102 east (East Roller Avenue) – Centerton||South end of AR 102 overlap|
|81.6||131.3||AR 102 west (North Main Street) – Maysville||North end of AR 102 overlap|
|Gravette||88.2||141.9||AR 72 east (Atlanta Street East) – Hiwasse||South end of AR 72 overlap|
|88.3||142.1||AR 72 west – Maysville||North end of AR 72 overlap|
|||95.0||152.9||Route 59 north – Joplin||Missouri state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
When Arkansas established its first numbered state highway system in 1926, Arkansas Highway 59 was designated for a route that led from Eudora to the Louisiana state line. The South Arkansas route later became Arkansas Highway 159, and the 59 number moved to northwest Arkansas. In 1936, AR 59 ran from Van Buren north to Siloam Springs. From Highway 72 at Gravette, north to the Missouri State Line, AR 59 is the original alignment of U.S. Highway 71. The road continues north into Missouri as Route 59.
Gentry business route
|Length:||0.94 mi (1.51 km)|
|Length:||0.71 mi (1.14 km)|
Route map: Google
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- General Highway Map - Washington County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (10/3/2008 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
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