Arkansas Highway 96

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Highway 96 marker

Highway 96
Route information
Maintained by ArDOT
ExistedApril 1, 1926[1]–present
Section 1
Length38.2 mi[2] (61.5 km)
West end AR 10 in Greenwood
East end AR 23
Section 2
Length1.84 mi[2] (2.96 km)
West end AR 23 in Ozark
East end AR 219 in Ozark
Location
CountiesSebastian, Franklin
Highway system
AR 95AR 97

Highway 96 (AR 96, Ark. 96, and Hwy. 96) is a designation for two east–west state highways in the Arkansas River Valley. One route of 38.2 miles (61.5 km) begins at Highway 10 in Greenwood and runs north and east to Highway 23 south of Ozark. A second route of 1.84 miles (2.96 km) in Ozark begins at Highway 23 and runs east to Highway 219. Both routes are maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).

Westbound in Ozark, Arkansas

Route description[edit]

The southern portion of AR 96 begins at the Oklahoma state line west of Hartford, it runs through Hartford and east to Mansfield, where it ends at U.S. Route 71.

AR 96 begins at AR 10 in Greenwood;[3] the route runs north through Fort Chaffee and crosses AR 22 and AR 255. It continues north then east to cross AR 41 and eventually terminate at AR 23 in Franklin County.[4]


History[edit]

Highway 96 was created during the 1926 Arkansas state highway numbering as a connector route between State Road 10 in Greenwood and State Road 22 west of Charleston.[1]

The segment in Ozark was known as Highway 309 until September 25, 1991, when the route was redesignated as Highway 96 due to confusion with another nearby segment of Highway 309.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
SebastianGreenwood0.000.00 AR 10 (Center St) – BoonevilleWestern terminus
Fort Chaffee8.313.4 AR 22 – Charleston, Fort Smith
Lavaca10.3–
10.7
16.6–
17.2
AR 255 (Main St/Division St) – Barling
10.917.5 AR 253 northAR 253 southern terminus
16.025.7 AR 217 south – CharlestonAR 217 northern terminus
18.029.0 AR 252 eastAR 252 western terminus
Franklin24.940.1 AR 215 south – CharlestonAR 215 northern terminus
Cecil31.250.2 AR 41
38.261.5 AR 23 – Booneville, OzarkEastern terminus
Gap in route
Ozark0.000.00 AR 23 north (18th St)Western terminus
1.842.96 AR 219 (3rd St)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arkansas State Highway Commission (April 1, 1926). Map of the State of Arkansas Showing System of State Highways (TIF) (Map). Arkansas State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c System Information and Research Division (2014). "Arkansas Road Log Database" (MDB). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (August 25, 2015). General Highway Map, Sebastian County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (May 19, 2010). General Highway Map, Franklin County, Arkansas (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Minutes" & 1990–99, p. 173.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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