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Arkansas Highway 69

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Highway 69 (AR 69, Ark. 69, and Hwy. 69) is a designation for three north–south state highways in northeast Arkansas. A western route of 57.64 miles (92.76 km) runs south from Highway 9 at Melbourne to Highway 14/Highway 367 in Newport.[a 1][2][3] A second route of 15.31 miles (24.64 km) begins at Highway 163 and runs north through Trumann to Highway 158 at Lunsford.[4][5] A third route begins at U.S. Route 49/Highway 1 (US 49/AR 1) at the city limits of Paragould and runs north to terminate at US 412 in the city.[6]

Highway 69 marker

Highway 69
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Existed 1926 – present
Section 1
Length 57.64 mi[1] (92.76 km)
North end AR 9 in Melbourne
South end AR 14 / AR 367 in Newport
Section 2
Length 15.31 mi[1] (24.64 km)
South end AR 163
North end AR 158 at Lunsford
Section 3
Length 7.44 mi[1] (11.97 km)
South end US 49 / AR 1 in Paragould
North end US 412 / AR 135 in Paragould
Location
Counties Izard, Independence, Jackson, Poinsett, Craighead, Greene
Highway system
US 67US 70

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

 
Highway 69 in Batesville, Arkansas.

Melbourne to NewportEdit

AR 69 begins at AR 367 in Newport and heads north to Jacksonport. A Spur Route 69 develops in Jacksonport. The route leads northwest to AR 122 in Newark and AR 233 in Sulphur Rock. Continuing north, the route passes through Cushman and Mount Pleasant.

Shady Grove to LunsfordEdit

Arkansas Highway 69 begins in Poinsett County and heads east from AR 163. It crosses U.S. Route 63 as Exit 29 and continues east to Trumann. After detaching a spur route that leads through Trumann, AR 69 leads mostly north and ends at AR 158.

Paragould segmentEdit

AR 69 runs from US 49/AR 1 south of Paragould. The route runs east then north to terminate at US 412/AR 135 in downtown Paragould.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
JacksonNewport   AR 14 / AR 367 – Tuckerman, Bradford
  AR 18 east – Diaz
  AR 69S south – Jacksonport State Park
Independence  AR 122 – Oil Trough, Newark
  AR 69B south
  AR 394 west (Gap Road)
Sulphur Rock  AR 69B north – Sulphur Rock Business District
  AR 69B south – Sulphur Rock Business District
Moorefield   AR 233 north to AR 25
Batesville  AR 394 east (Gap Road)
    US 167 south / AR 25 south (St. Louis Street) / AR 69B north (East Harrison Street)south end of US 167 / AR 25 overlap
  AR 233 north (East Main Street) – Lyon College, Batesville Business District, Historical District
   US 167 north / AR 25 north (St. Louis Street) – Cave Citynorth end of US 167 / AR 25 overlap
   To US 167 north / AR 25 north (via AR 69S south) – Cave City, Charlotte
  AR 69B south – Batesville
  AR 106 east
Izard  AR 58 east – Sidneysouth end of AR 58 overlap
  AR 58 west – Guionnorth end of AR 58 overlap
  AR 69B north – Sage
Melbourne  AR 69B south – Sage
   AR 69S north – Airport, Industrial Park No. 2, North Central Arkansas District Fairgrounds
  AR 9 – Sylamore, Brockwell, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Ozark Folk Center
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Poinsett  AR 163
Trumann  US 63 – Jonesboro, Marked TreeUS 63 exit 29
   AR 198 east (Commerce Drive) / AR 214 east (Industrial Drive)
  AR 463 – Jonesboro, Marked Tree
  AR 69S (North Ozark Avenue)
Stephens Access St. Francis Riverformer AR 198 east
CraigheadLunsford   AR 158 to AR 18 – Bay
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

The entire route is in Greene County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Paragould   US 49 / AR 1 – Jonesboro, Paragould
  US 412S
Paragould  AR 358 west
  US 412 (East Kingshighway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routesEdit

Highway 69 has three business routes and four spur routes.[1] As cities have grown, bypasses have become necessary, and the former downtown alignments of AR 69 have become the business routes discussed here.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although Arkansas highways normally run from south to north and from west to east, the Route Log Database[1] indicates that Highway 69 begins at Highway 9 and runs south.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Planning and Research Division (2010). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (Database) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Izard County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. July 16, 2003. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  3. ^ General Highway Map, Jackson County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. October 20, 2010. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  4. ^ General Highway Map, Poinsett County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. November 20, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  5. ^ General Highway Map, Craighead County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. November 12, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  6. ^ General Highway Map, Greene County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. September 14, 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2012.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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