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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)
Counties Benton
Highway system


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.


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]


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

ArkansasBentonBentonville93   I-49 south / US 71 – Fayetteville, Bella VistaRoundabout; Southern terminus
284  AR 72 – Hiwasse, Bentonvilleformer southern terminus
287  AR 72 – Gravette, Hiwasseformer northern terminus
Bella Vista289  CR 34 (Rocky Dell Hollow Road)current temporary northern terminus
MissouriMcDonald2  Route 90 – Noel, JanePlanned interchange
Pineville4   I-49 north / US 71 – Joplin, Bella VistaFuture northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


  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. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Arkansas Highway 549 at Wikimedia Commons