Arkansas Highway 249

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Highway 249

Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length8.725 mi[2] (14.042 km)
ExistedJuly 10, 1957[1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 70 in Hazen
East end AR 11 near Hazen
CountryUnited States
Highway system
AR 248 AR 250

Highway 249 (AR 249, Ark. 249, and Hwy. 249) is a north–south state highway in Prairie County, Arkansas. The highway begins in Hazen and runs north through the central part of the county. The route is maintained by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT).

Route description

Highway 249 begins at U.S. Route 70 (US 70, South Front Street) in Hazen, a small city in the Grand Prairie ecoregion. The southern terminus is near the Railroad Prairie Natural Area, a former railroad right-of-way traveling through downtown Hazen that has been preserved by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.[3] It travels due north as a section line road, briefly traveling along the Hazen city limits. North of Hazen, the highway travels through a rural, agricultural, and aquaculture area, with a bridge over Hurricane Creek and an overpass over Interstate 40 (I-40), though no access is provided. North of I-40, AR 249 travels through Center Point and Tarnceville, two unincorporated communities, before an intersection with AR 302. Highway 249 turns east, with Highway 302 running west from the intersection. Continuing east, Highway 249 passes the Prairie County Fairgrounds before terminating at a junction with Highway 11 near the Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area.[4]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Prairie County.

Hazen0.000.00 US 70 (South Front Street) – DeValls Bluff, CarlisleSouthern terminus
AR 302 west
AR 302 eastern terminus
8.72514.042 AR 11Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


The highway was designated on July 10, 1957, by the Arkansas State Highway Commission.[1] It was extended east to Highway 11 on June 29, 1960.[5]


  1. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway Commission (1969). "Minutes of the Meeting of the Arkansas State Highway Commission" (PDF). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway Commission. pp. 1792–1793. OCLC 21798861. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b System Information and Research Division (2015). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Railroad Prairie Natural Area (Map). Little Rock: Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Planning and Research Division (February 6, 2008) [August 9, 2000]. General Highway Map, Prairie County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (Revised ed.). 1:62,500. Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. OCLC 918862200. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (1969), p. 1358.

External links

Media related to Arkansas Highway 249 at Wikimedia Commons