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Arkansas Highway 549

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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 two-lane freeway from a temporary roundabout interchange with I-49 and US 71 near Bentonville to an incomplete interchange with County Road 34 near Hiwasse.[1]

Highway 549 marker

Highway 549
Bella Vista Bypass
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length: 11.4 mi (18.3 km)
Existed: 2014 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-49 / US 71 near Bentonville
  AR 72 near Gravette
North end: CR 34 (Rocky Dell Hollow Road)
Location
Counties: Benton
Highway system
I-540 I-555

Contents

HistoryEdit

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 descriptionEdit

AR 549 currently begins at an interchange with I-49 and US 71 in Bentonville and continues west to an interchange with AR 72 at Hiwasse. AR 549 turns northwest and has another interchange with AR 72, where it turns northward and continues to its temporary end at Rocky Dell Hollow Road.

FutureEdit

The Bella Vista Bypass is set to continue northwards, running along the western edge of Bella Vista before entering 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 listEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.