Mississippi Highway 311

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MS Highway 311 marker

MS Highway 311
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 12.960 mi[1] (20.857 km)
Major junctions
South end: MS 7 in Holly Springs
North end: US 72 in Mt. Pleasant
Location
Counties: Marshall
Highway system
MS 310 MS 313

Mississippi Highway 311 (MS 311) is a state highway located in Marshall County, Mississippi. The route runs 12.960 mi (20.857 km) from MS 7 in Holly Springs north to U.S. Route 72 (US 72) in Mount Pleasant. The route is a two-lane undivided road its entire length and passes through rural areas of woods and farms. MS 311 was designated onto its current alignment in 1957. The road was fully paved from a gravel road by the 1960s.

Route description[edit]

Junction MS 311 sign along westbound US 72

MS 311 begins at an intersection with MS 7 in the northern part of Holly Springs, heading northwest on two-lane undivided Mount Pleasant Road.[2][3] The road passes through wooded areas with some homes and businesses as it comes to an intersection with the Holly Springs Bypass and makes a left turn to continue to the northwest and leaves Holly Springs. At this point, the route enters more rural areas of woodland and farmland, turning more to the north and becoming an unnamed road. The road enters a dense forest before continuing back into agricultural areas with a few residences.[3] Farther north, it heads near a few housing subdivisions before reaching the community of Mount Pleasant. MS 311 passes a few homes and businesses within Mount Pleasant before reaching its northern terminus at the US 72 intersection.[2][3] At this point, the road continues north as Rossville Road.[3] MS 311 is legally defined in Mississippi Code § 65-3-3.[4]

History[edit]

MS 311 was designated in 1957 for a gravel road connecting Holly Springs to Mt. Pleasant.[5] By 1960, the route was paved expect for a small portion halfway between Holly Springs and Mt. Pleasant.[6] In 1965, the remaining portion of MS 311 was paved.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Marshall County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Holly Springs 0.000 0.000 MS 7 Southern terminus
Mount Pleasant 12.960 20.857 US 72 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Mississippi Department of Transportation (2011) (PDF). Official Highway Map of Mississippi (Map). http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Office%20of%20Highways/Planning/Maps/State%20Highway%20Maps%20Archive/HWY%20Map%202011%20front.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Google Inc. "overview of Mississippi Highway 311". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MS+7+and+MS+311+holly+springs,+ms&daddr=U.S.+72+%26+Mississippi+311,+Holly+Springs,+Marshall,+Mississippi+38635&geocode=FfHVEgIduhur-intPrlJkct_iDEPfXnaeNdWyw%3BFXVsFQId2Bmq-ikJ6AIi17B_iDFmSPut7aVIpA&hl=en&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=34.873651,-89.482619&sspn=0.258007,0.441513&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  4. ^ Mississippi Code Of 1972 As Amended - SEC. 65-3-3. State highways designated., Mississippi Legislature, retrieved June 3, 2010 
  5. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1957) (PDF). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (Map). http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Office%20of%20Highways/Planning/Maps/State%20Highway%20Maps%20Archive/HWY%20Map%201957%20Front.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1960) (PDF). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (Map). http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Office%20of%20Highways/Planning/Maps/State%20Highway%20Maps%20Archive/HWY%20Map%201960%20Front.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  7. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1965) (PDF). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (Map). http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Office%20of%20Highways/Planning/Maps/State%20Highway%20Maps%20Archive/HWY%20Map%201965%20Front.pdf. Retrieved February 2, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing