List of state highways in Mississippi

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Standard route shields
Highway names
Interstates: Interstate X (I-X)
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State: Mississippi Highway X (MS X)
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State highways in Mississippi are maintained by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The state numbers its highways in a grid-like pattern, much like the U.S. Route numbering scheme. One and two-digit routes are primary highways.

Odd-numbered routes run north–south and start from MS 1, which runs along the Mississippi River, to MS 25, which runs near the Alabama border. In addition to routes 1 through 25, routes 27 through 41 repeat this pattern over the first several routes, still increasing in number from west to east, and routes 43 and higher generally run in the southern part of the state.

Even-numbered routes run east–west; these start from MS 2, which runs near the Tennessee state line, and continue to MS 26, which runs in the southern part of the state. With the exception of MS 28, the next several even routes are aligned over routes 2 through 26 in a similar fashion.

Exceptions to the numbering scheme[edit]

There are several state highways that are out of place; they do not fit the numbering scheme:

  • MS 5 runs east of MS 7.
  • MS 22 runs between MS 16 and MS 18.
  • MS 23 runs east of MS 25.
  • MS 27 runs between MS 33 and MS 35.
  • MS 28 runs between MS 18 and MS 24, but it was MS 20 before I-20 was built.
  • MS 29 runs between MS 37 and MS 39.
  • MS 46 runs between MS 32 and MS 42.
  • MS 50 runs between MS 32 and MS 42, but it was MS 10 before I-10 was built (this fit into the grid, between MS 8 and MS 12).
  • MS 67 runs between MS 53 and MS 57, but it was MS 55 before I-55 was built.
  • MS 76 was the number given to the Pontotoc bypass in place of MS 6; this may be the number for the entire Corridor V of the Appalachian Development Highway System The bypass was recently renamed MS 6/US 278 after the completion of the corridor portion that reconnects west of Tupelo.

Three-digit highways[edit]

Three-digit highways are organized by their first digit. Routes beginning with a 1 are aborted alignments of U.S. Routes; these include highways 145, 149, 161, 172, 178, 182, 184, and 198. These highways are scattered over their "parent" routes, and have segments beginning and ending in several cities. The exception is MS 178, which covers almost all of the old road (US 78 was relocated onto a new freeway alignment throughout the entire state). U.S. Routes 11, 51, 65, 80, 90, and 278 do not have corresponding state highways, but most of them have at least one aborted alignment.

Highway 245 in Okolona and Crawford is the only three-digit Mississippi Highway to begin with a 2. This is because it is the old alignment of Alternate US 45.

Mississippi highways 301 through 614 are secondary highways that are generally shorter than one- and two-digit highways. These routes are organized so that the 300s run in the northern part of the state, the 400s run in the north-central section, the 500s run in the south-central section, and the 600s run in the most southern section. These routes are numbered like other state highways, with odd routes running north–south and even routes running east–west. The numbering generally increases from the east / north to the west / south within their respective areas.

The state of Mississippi also maintains a system of mostly unsigned state highways, numbered ranging from 701 to 992.

Finally, Mississippi has several scenic highways that run near the state's lakes. These include Scenic Routes 32, 304, 315, and 333. They are signed with a blue shield and run loops connecting to the state's normal highways of the same number. For example, Scenic Route 304 runs from I-55 in Hernando along MS 304 west to MS 301, turning south to loop around Arkabutla Lake and connect to MS 306 and I-55 in Coldwater.

List of numbered Mississippi state highways[edit]

Each of the numbered Mississippi state highways are listed below with their termini.[1]

Highways numbered above 700[edit]

Highways that are legislatively numbered between 701 and 994 run mostly along main streets and major roads through the state's towns and cities. Many of these routes are unsigned. The 700s run through the northern part of Mississippi, the 800s run through the central part, and the 900s run through the southern part. These roads are generally not arranged in any pattern because they are so short (many run less than a mile).[1]

Northern Mississippi (701-795)[edit]

  • Ellipse sign 701.svg MS 701 - short route in Potts Camp
  • Ellipse sign 702.svg MS 702 - spur from MS 7 to Michigan City
  • Ellipse sign 703.svg MS 703 - short route in Byhalia
  • Ellipse sign 704.svg MS 704 - spur from MS 7 to Lamar
  • Ellipse sign 705.svg MS 705 - loop from MS 178 in Hickory Flat
  • Ellipse sign 706.svg MS 706 - signed, spur from U.S. 49E to Sidon
  • Ellipse sign 713.svg MS 713 - signed, from US 61 near Robinsonville to MS 304 in southwestern DeSoto County; partial overlap with I-69
  • Ellipse sign 714.svg MS 714
  • Ellipse sign 716.svg MS 716
  • Ellipse sign 718.svg MS 718
  • Ellipse sign 720.svg MS 720
  • Ellipse sign 722.svg MS 722
  • Ellipse sign 723.svg MS 723
  • Ellipse sign 724.svg MS 724
  • Ellipse sign 725.svg MS 725
  • Ellipse sign 726.svg MS 726
  • Ellipse sign 727.svg MS 727
  • Ellipse sign 728.svg MS 728
  • Ellipse sign 729.svg MS 729
  • Ellipse sign 731.svg MS 731
  • Ellipse sign 732.svg MS 732
  • Ellipse sign 733.svg MS 733
  • Ellipse sign 734.svg MS 734
  • Ellipse sign 735.svg MS 735
  • Ellipse sign 736.svg MS 736
  • Ellipse sign 738.svg MS 738
  • Ellipse sign 739.svg MS 739
  • Ellipse sign 740.svg MS 740 - signed, runs from US 51 to I-55 in southern Senatobia (portion of future MS 4 bypass of Senatobia)
  • Ellipse sign 741.svg MS 741
  • Ellipse sign 743.svg MS 743 - Main Street in Greenwood
  • Ellipse sign 744.svg MS 744 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. in Greenwood
  • Ellipse sign 745.svg MS 745 - a.k.a. Depot Ave., loop from MS 182 in Kilmichael
  • Ellipse sign 747.svg MS 747 - unsigned, a.k.a. Getwell Rd, from Tennessee state line to Church Rd in Southaven, Mississippi
  • Ellipse sign 758.svg MS 758
  • Ellipse sign 759.svg MS 759
  • Ellipse sign 760.svg MS 760 - runs from MS 25 to MS 366 in Golden
  • Ellipse sign 761.svg MS 761
  • Ellipse sign 762.svg MS 762 - runs from the Tanglefoot Trail in Ingomar to MS 15 east of Ingomar
  • Ellipse sign 763.svg MS 763 - signed, a.k.a. Maben-Starkville Rd., connects MS 15 in downtown Maben to US 82
  • Ellipse sign 764.svg MS 764
  • Ellipse sign 765.svg MS 765
  • Ellipse sign 766.svg MS 766 - signed, a.k.a. Third Ave., runs from MS 363 to MS 145 in Saltillo
  • Ellipse sign 767.svg MS 767
  • Ellipse sign 768.svg MS 768
  • MS 768A
  • Ellipse sign 769.svg MS 769
  • Ellipse sign 770.svg MS 770 - Spur Street in Pontotoc
  • Ellipse sign 772.svg MS 772
  • Ellipse sign 773.svg MS 773
  • Ellipse sign 774.svg MS 774
  • Ellipse sign 775.svg MS 775
  • Ellipse sign 776.svg MS 776
  • Ellipse sign 777.svg MS 777
  • Ellipse sign 778.svg MS 778
  • Ellipse sign 779.svg MS 779
  • Ellipse sign 780.svg MS 780
  • Ellipse sign 781.svg MS 781
  • Ellipse sign 782.svg MS 782
  • Ellipse sign 784.svg MS 784
  • Ellipse sign 785.svg MS 785
  • Ellipse sign 786.svg MS 786
  • Ellipse sign 788.svg MS 788
  • Ellipse sign 789.svg MS 789 - signed, connects US 45 to the Golden Triangle Industrial Park in Lowndes County
  • Ellipse sign 790.svg MS 790 - signed, a.k.a. Y Road, connects MS 15 to MS 9 near the Red Hills Mine and Power Plant in Choctaw County
  • Ellipse sign 791.svg MS 791 - signed, connects US 82 to the Golden Triangle Industrial Park and Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Lowndes County
  • Ellipse sign 792.svg MS 792
  • Ellipse sign 793.svg MS 793
  • Ellipse sign 795.svg MS 795

Central Mississippi (801-897)[edit]

  • Ellipse sign 801.svg MS 801
  • Ellipse sign 802.svg MS 802
  • Ellipse sign 804.svg MS 804
  • Ellipse sign 806.svg MS 806
  • Ellipse sign 808.svg MS 808
  • Ellipse sign 809.svg MS 809
  • Ellipse sign 810.svg MS 810
  • Ellipse sign 812.svg MS 812
  • Ellipse sign 814.svg MS 814
  • Ellipse sign 816.svg MS 816
  • Ellipse sign 817.svg MS 817
  • Ellipse sign 818.svg MS 818
  • Ellipse sign 819.svg MS 819
  • Ellipse sign 820.svg MS 820
  • Ellipse sign 822.svg MS 822
  • Ellipse sign 824.svg MS 824
  • Ellipse sign 826.svg MS 826
  • Ellipse sign 830.svg MS 830
  • Ellipse sign 832.svg MS 832
  • Ellipse sign 834.svg MS 834
  • Ellipse sign 835.svg MS 835
  • Ellipse sign 836.svg MS 836
  • Ellipse sign 844.svg MS 844
  • Ellipse sign 848.svg MS 848
  • Ellipse sign 850.svg MS 850
  • Ellipse sign 852.svg MS 852
  • Ellipse sign 853.svg MS 853
  • Ellipse sign 854.svg MS 854
  • Ellipse sign 855.svg MS 855
  • Ellipse sign 857.svg MS 857
  • Ellipse sign 859.svg MS 859
  • Ellipse sign 860.svg MS 860
  • Ellipse sign 878.svg MS 878
  • Ellipse sign 881.svg MS 881
  • Ellipse sign 882.svg MS 882
  • Ellipse sign 883.svg MS 883
  • Ellipse sign 884.svg MS 884
  • Ellipse sign 885.svg MS 885
  • Ellipse sign 886.svg MS 886
  • Ellipse sign 888.svg MS 888
  • Ellipse sign 889.svg MS 889
  • Ellipse sign 890.svg MS 890
  • Ellipse sign 892.svg MS 892
  • Ellipse sign 894.svg MS 894
  • Ellipse sign 895.svg MS 895
  • Ellipse sign 897.svg MS 897

Southern Mississippi (902-992)[edit]

  • Ellipse sign 902.svg MS 902
  • Ellipse sign 903.svg MS 903
  • Ellipse sign 904.svg MS 904
  • Ellipse sign 905.svg MS 905
  • Ellipse sign 906.svg MS 906
  • Ellipse sign 908.svg MS 908
  • Ellipse sign 911.svg MS 911
  • Ellipse sign 913.svg MS 913
  • Ellipse sign 915.svg MS 915
  • Ellipse sign 917.svg MS 917
  • Ellipse sign 923.svg MS 923
  • Ellipse sign 925.svg MS 925
  • Ellipse sign 927.svg MS 927
  • Ellipse sign 928.svg MS 928
  • Ellipse sign 930.svg MS 930
  • Ellipse sign 932.svg MS 932
  • Ellipse sign 937.svg MS 937
  • Ellipse sign 938.svg MS 938
  • Ellipse sign 946.svg MS 946
  • Ellipse sign 952.svg MS 952
  • Ellipse sign 967.svg MS 967
  • Ellipse sign 969.svg MS 969
  • Ellipse sign 992.svg MS 992 - from U.S. Route 11 south of Picayune to Mississippi Highway 43

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2015. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Retrieved 2017-04-23. 

External links[edit]