Department of Transportation.
History and nature have a strong presence on this route. The isolated geography of Crowley's Ridge has created a mixture of plant communities and diversity of species unusual to this area. History comes alive at Parkin Archaeological State Park, Chalk Bluff Battlefield and the Battle of Helena Battlefields.
Getting to the Byway:
###From Helena### * The byway begins in Helena at the Arkansas-Mississippi Bridge. * You will travel north on US-49-BR. ###From Memphis, TN### * Get on I-40 west. * Stay on I-40 west until you reach the intersection with AR-284 where you will join the byway. ###From Little Rock### * Get on I-30 east. * From I-30 merge onto I-40 east toward Forrest City. * Stay on I-40 until you reach the intersection with AR-284 where you will join the byway.
Navigating the Byway:
* Driving northeast from Helena / West Helena take US 49 and turn onto State Road 1 and continue directly north. * Follow State Road 1 as you pass by Caldwell, Colt, Wynne, Vanndale, and Harrisburg. * Turn right onto US 49 and continue northbound as you pass through Paragould, Marmaduke, and Piggott. * From Piggott turn onto US 62 and drive directly north until you reach St. Francis where the byway continues on into Missouri.