Mississippi Highway 39

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MS Highway 39 marker

MS Highway 39
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 49.676 mi[1] (79.946 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-20 / I-59 / US 11 / US 80 in Meridian
North end: US 45 in Shuqualak
Counties: Lauderdale, Kemper, Noxubee
Highway system
MS 37 MS 41

Mississippi Highway 39 is a south to north highway that is 49.8 miles (80.1 km) long, between Meridian, MS and Shuqualak, MS.

Route description[edit]

The highway is four-laned from its beginning until it passes nearby NAS Meridian. It is cosigned with Mississippi Highway 145 for less than a 1/4 mile in Meridian. The highway passes through Daleville, MS and De Kalb, MS. It also passes the Sam Dale Monument. The highway also passes near the alternate NAS Meridian airstrip at Shuqualak. It is cosigned with Mississippi Highway 21 as it enters the corporate limits of Shuqualak, MS. Highway 39 spans over Lauderdale, Kemper, and Noxubee counties. Mississippi Highway 39 began at US 45 when it routed through downtown Meridian (present-day Mississippi Highway 145) until US 45 was rerouted around Meridian. So its beginning and ending were at the same highway, and it made for an alternate route between Meridian and Shuqualak, as it still does today.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Lauderdale Meridian I-20 / I-59 / US 11 / US 80 (Frontage Road) to US 45 – Butler, Tuscaloosa, Jackson
Russell Drive interchange; former US 11 / US 80
Front Street - Downtown Meridian former US 45 south
Old Highway 45 North - Marion former US 45 north; proposed MS 884
Lizelia MS 854 east (John C. Stennis Drive) – Meridian Naval Air Station, Stennis Center
Kemper De Kalb MS 16 – Philadelphia, Scooba
Noxubee   MS 21 south – Philadelphia south end of MS 21 overlap
Shuqualak MS 145 north end of MS 21 overlap
  US 45 – Macon, Scooba
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi