Arkansas Highway 112

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Highway 112

AR 112 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length25.84 mi[1] (41.59 km)
Major junctions
South end AR 16S in Fayetteville
Major intersections I-49 / US 62 / US 71 in Fayetteville
US 412 in Tontitown
North end AR 12 in Bentonville
CountryUnited States
CountiesWashington, Benton
Highway system
AR 111 AR 113

Highway 112 (AR 112, Ark. 112, and Hwy. 112) is a north–south state highway in Northwest Arkansas. The route of 25.84 miles (41.59 km) runs from Highway 16 Spur north through Fayetteville, across Interstate 49/US 62/US 71 (I-49/US 62/US 71) to Highway 12 in Bentonville.[2][3]

Route description

Intersection with US 412 Bypass under construction, 2017

The highway turns north and becomes Garland Avenue, which is a median-divided highway until Highway 112S/Wedington Drive/North Street. The medians were added in 2009 after contention from the City of Fayetteville and residents. Ultimately, it was decided to have one continuous median that becomes a turn lane, with separate bike lanes on both sides.[4]

AR 112 begins at Highway 16 Spur (Wedington Drive) in Fayetteville just north of the University of Arkansas campus. The route continues as an important artery through the city. The highway serves as the southern terminus of US 71B just south of an intersection with I-49/US 62/US 71. AR 112 continues north to Tontitown as Maestri Road, intersecting US 412 in Tontitown. Continuing north through Elm Springs as Elm St., the route enters Benton County.

AR 112 runs north in a brief concurrency with AR 264 in Cave Springs before entering Bentonville and terminating at AR 12 near the Bentonville Municipal Airport.


Arkansas Highway 112 was one of the original 1926 state highways.
Garland Avenue runs through the north end of the University of Arkansas campus.

Arkansas Highway 112 was one of the original 1926 state highways.[5] The original AR 112 was unpaved and ran 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from Arkansas Highway 16 in Fayetteville north to an area south of Johnson. The route was paved in 1948, and extended north to Bentonville in 1951.[6] The Cave Springs to AR 12 segment was paved at the time of addition, with the entire length becoming paved by 1956. Arkansas Highway 112S was created in 1971 from a segment of Arkansas Highway 16.

In the early 2000s, an agreement between the ARDOT, City of Fayetteville, and University of Arkansas to widen Highway 112 to four lanes between Highway 16 (Fifteenth Street) and I-49 came into place. Construction began in 2006 between North Street (Highway 112S) to Janice Street, and continued intermittently over the years as funding came available. As part of the agreement, ARDOT would build and pay for the widening projects, with Fayetteville accepting the road under city maintenance and control after the widening was complete. The University would maintain landscaping throughout the segment crossing the campus of the University of Arkansas.[7]


The route was truncated to its current northern terminus in February 2012, the route formerly continued along Highway 12 and US 71B to terminate at Highway 72 in Bentonville.[3]

The route closely follows the same path it did during the Civil War and is designated as part of the Arkansas Civil War Trail.[9] AR 112 is also designated as part of the Arkansas Trail of Tears northern route.[10]

Major intersections

Highway 112 south of the junction with MLK Blvd.
AR 16S west (W. Wedington Drive/North Street) – Siloam Springs
Southern terminus, AR 16S eastern terminus

US 71B north (Fulbright Expressway) – Springdale
US 71B southern terminus
5.218.38 I-49 / US 62 / US 71 – Fort Smith, SpringdaleI-49 exit 66
Tontitown11.1417.93 US 412 (Henri De Tonti Boulevard) – Springdale, Siloam Springs
BentonSpringdale AR 612 (Springdale Bypass)opened on April 30th, 2018
Cave Springs20.15–
AR 264 – Lowell, Northwest Arkansas National AirportAR 264 concurrency
Bentonville25.8441.59 AR 12 (SW Regional Airport Blvd.)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ Planning and Research Division (March 28, 2012). "Arkansas Road Log Database". Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original (MBD) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  2. ^ a b General Highway Map, Washington County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. February 6, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c General Highway Map, Benton County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Cartography by Planning and Research Division. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. December 13, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Robbins, Mary (August 5, 2009). "Council reaffirms support for Garland Ave medians". Fayetteville Flyer. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  5. ^ Map of State of Arkansas showing System of State Highways (Map). [Arkansas] State Highway Department. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  6. ^ Official Map of Arkansas (Map). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Archived from the original on October 13, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  7. ^ Wood, Ron (May 3, 2020). "Widening last section of Garland set 20 years on". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. WEHCO Media. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Resolution to Express the Agreement of the City Council to Accept the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's Offer to Complete the Highway 112 (Garland Avenue) Widening and Improvement Project (North to Melmar) if the City Transfers its Garland Avenue Commitment to the Highway 112 and Hwy 71B Interchange Project Scheduled for 2013" (PDF). City of Fayetteville. January 18, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  9. ^ "". Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  10. ^ "The Trail of Tears History - Arkansas Trail of Tears". Retrieved 2018-01-31.

External links

Media related to Arkansas Highway 112 at Wikimedia Commons