Arkansas Highway 262

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Highway 262

Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
Length11.53 mi[2] (18.56 km)
ExistedDecember 9, 1959[1]–present
Major junctions
West end AR 33 near Dixie
East end AR 33 near Gregory
CountryUnited States
Highway system
AR 261 AR 263

Highway 262 (AR 262, Ark. 262, and Hwy. 262) is an east–west state highway in Woodruff County, Arkansas. The route is maintained by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

Route description

Highway 262 is located in the Western Lowlands Holocene Meander Belts ecoregion within the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, broad, nearly level, agriculturally-dominated alluvial plain with flat, clayey, poorly-drained soils commonly called the Arkansas Delta in the state.[3]

No segment of Highway 262 has been listed as part of the National Highway System,[2] a network of roads important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility.[4]

Highway 261 begins at Highway 33 near Dixie, an unincorporated community in western Woodruff County near the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge. The highway runs due west (though signed east) as a section line road across flat fields used for row crops, turning north at McClelland and passing a camp or lodge. The highway begins running north, roughly 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the White River, which also serves as the White County line. Highway 262 turns east and terminates at an intersection with Highway 33 north of Gregory.[5]

The ARDOT maintains Highway 262 like all other parts of the state highway system. As a part of these responsibilities, the Department tracks the volume of traffic using its roads in surveys using a metric called average annual daily traffic (AADT). ARDOT estimates the traffic level for a segment of roadway for any average day of the year in these surveys. As of 2017, AADT was estimated as 80 vehicles per day (VPD) near Dixie and 150 VPD near the eastern terminus.[6] For reference, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), classifies roads with fewer than 400 vehicles per day as a very low volume local road.


The Arkansas General Assembly passed the Act 148 of 1957, the Milum Road Act, creating 10–12 miles (16–19 km) of new state highways in each county.[7] Under the Act, the highway was created along a county road between Dixie and McClelland by the Arkansas State Highway Commission on December 9, 1959.[1] The route was extended north to Highway 33 on April 24, 1963 during a period of state highway system expansion.[8]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Woodruff County.

0.000.00 AR 33 – Gregory, AugustaWestern terminus
11.5318.56 AR 33 – AugustaEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  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. p. 1547. OCLC 21798861. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c System Information and Research Division (2015). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from US Level IV Ecoregions shapefile with state boundaries (SHP file). United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 29, 2017). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Planning and Research Division (September 29, 2000). General Highway Map, Woodruff County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62,500. Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. OCLC 920526734. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  6. ^ System Information & Research Division (2017). Annual Average Daily Traffic Estimates (GIS Map) (Map). Various. Arkansas Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Planning and Research Division, Policy Analysis Section (2010). Development of Highway and Transportation Legislation in Arkansas (PDF). Little Rock: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. p. 13. Retrieved July 11, 2017. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help); |work= ignored (help)
  8. ^ Arkansas State Highway Commission (1969), pp. 913–919.

External links

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