Regardless of the direction when coming into the Fort Smith/Van Buren area on I-40, use Exit #7 and exit onto I-540 south for about three miles, then use Exit #3 and exit onto Arkansas Highway 59 south just before crossing the Arkansas River. As you can see on the map, Arkansas 59 follows the river and after about 7 miles will cross the river at Lock & Dam 13. Stay on 59 south for another two miles and you come to the Hwy 59 / Hwy 22 junction. There is a traffic light there. Be in the left turn lane as you will turn left onto Hwy 22 for a very short distance then turn left. Click for Next Map.