Arkansas Highway 264

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Highway 264

AR 264 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by AHTD
Section 1
Length7.75 mi[1] (12.47 km)
West end US 71B, Springdale
East endBeaver Lake
Section 2
Length13.15 mi[1] (21.16 km)
West end AR 12, Highfill
East end US 71B, Lowell
Section 3
Length2.73 mi[1] (4.39 km)
West end US 412 / AR 59, Siloam Springs
East endBrashears Rd
CountryUnited States
Highway system
AR 263 AR 265

Arkansas Highway 264 is a designation for three state highways in Benton County, Arkansas.[2] The eastern route begins at US 71B and runs 7.75 miles (12.47 km) east to terminate at Beaver Lake.[2] At 13.15 miles (21.16 km), the Highfill to Lowell route is the longest alignment. The westernmost routes runs 2.73 miles (4.39 km) in Siloam Springs.[1]

Route description

Springdale to Beaver Lake

The route begins at US 71B in Springdale. The route passes a suburban development before serving the northern terminus for Arkansas Highway 265 (Old Wire Road). AR 264 runs due east past farmland before beginning to wind through wooded country. The road passes Hickory Creek Park and lakefront houses (belonging to communities Highland Estates and Creech) until terminating at the waters of Beaver Lake.[2]

Highway 264 at the intersection with Arkansas Highway 112.

Highfill to Lowell

AR 264 begins at Arkansas Highway 12 in Highfill, Arkansas, which contains the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA). The route runs south by the Highfill Town Hall before turning east near the Highfill Cemetery. AR 264 passes the southern end of the airport and runs through the community of Healing Springs.[2] In Cave Springs, AR 264 forms a brief concurrency with Arkansas Highway 112. After this concurrency ends, AR 264 continues east into Lowell, intersecting I-49/US 62/US 71 (Fulbright Expressway).[2] After this junction, AR 264 continues briefly east to terminate at US 71B.

Siloam Springs

AR 264 in Siloam Springs.

AR 264 begins in Siloam Springs at US 412/AR 59. The route runs north as Lincoln St in the city, giving direct access to US 412 for many residences and small businesses. AR 264 intersects Main Street and later AR 43 (Cheri Whitlock Drive) in the north part of the city, and terminates at a local road shortly north of this intersection. Although this portion of AR 264 is almost entirely north–south, it is signed with east/west banners.


The first of the above segments to appear on the state highway map was from Highfill to Lowell in 1951. The road was gravel and was not a state highway. The route was paved from Lowell to Healing Springs by 1960.[3] The Springdale segment became AR 264 in 1961, with the building of Beaver Dam.[4] In 1963, the route became a loop from Springdale, east to Beaver Lake, turning west and ending at Lowell.[5] The route was entirely gravel at this time.[5] By 1966, the route was extended through Lowell to Highfill along the modern routing. Between 1970 and 1975, however, Beaver Lake expanded and washed out half of the loop, leaving the modern discontinuous segments.

AR 264 in Siloam Springs north of AR 43 was formerly Arkansas Highway 204 Spur. The spur was removed from the system when AR 43 was rerouted over Arkansas Highway 204 in the mid-1990s.[6] The remainder of the route in Siloam Springs was repaved in 2003.[1]

Major intersections

Mile markers reset at concurrencies. The entire route is in Benton County.

Springdale0.00.0 US 71B (N Thompson St) – Fayetteville, RogersWestern terminus
SpringdaleBethel Heights line1.412.27
AR 265 south (Old Wire Rd)
AR 265 northern terminus
Highland Estates7.7512.47Beaver LakeEastern terminus
AR 264 second segment begins in Highfill
Highfill0.00.0 AR 12 (Highfill Ave) – Siloam Springs, RogersWestern terminus
Cave Springs7.4812.04
AR 112 north (N Main St) – Bentonville, Rogers
AR 112 concurrency south, 0.4 miles (0.64 km)
AR 112 south (S Main St) – Elm Springs
Lowell4.847.79 I-49 / US 62 / US 71 – Fayetteville, Bentonville
5.679.12 US 71B (Bloomington St)Eastern terminus
AR 264 begins in Siloam Springs
Siloam Springs0.00.0 US 412 / AR 59 – Springdale, Van Buren, Tulsa OKEastern terminus
1.622.61 AR 43 (Cheri Whitlock Dr)
2.373.81Brashears RdWestern terminus (former AR 204S)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "[Arkansas] State Highways 2009 (Database)." April 2010. AHTD: Planning and Research Division. Database. Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f General Highway Map - Benton County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map) (8/24/2010 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  3. ^ 1960 Highway Map of Arkansas (Map) (1960 ed.). Arkansas State Highway Department. Archived from the original on October 12, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  4. ^ 1962 Highway Map of Arkansas (Map) (1962 ed.). Arkansas State Highway Department. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  5. ^ a b 1964 Highway Map of Arkansas (Map) (1964 ed.). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Benton County, Arkansas." Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. AHTD Benton County map, 1987.[permanent dead link] Retrieved on May 22, 2011.

External links

Media related to Arkansas Highway 264 at Wikimedia Commons