Mississippi Highway 28

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Mississippi Highway 28 marker

Mississippi Highway 28
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 124.601 mi[1] (200.526 km)
Major junctions
West end: MS 33 in Fayette
 
East end: US 84 in Calhoun
Location
Counties: Jefferson, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, Jones
Highway system
MS 27 MS 29

Mississippi Highway 28 (MS 28) is a two-lane state highway in Mississippi that runs east–west from U.S. Highway 84 (US 84) west of Laurel, Mississippi to MS 33 near Fayette. It travels approximately 126 miles (203 km), serving Jefferson, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, and Jones counties.

Route description[edit]

MS 28 outside of Taylorsville as it tracks west towards Magee

MS 28 is a largely two-lane, paved road that travels east and west across central Mississippi. The route does have several dangerous intersections and sharp curves, the most notable being the intersection with MS 37 in Taylorsville and the intersection with MS 35 in Mize. The road is heavily traveled, and is a major corridor from Laurel to Jackson. The road does share a four-lane concurrency with US49 for about two miles (3.2 km) in the city of Magee before turning south.

Future[edit]

MS 28 and MS 541 briefly overlap with US 49 in Magee

There have been some discussions among residents in communities along MS 28 concerning plans to completely four-lane MS 28 from its terminus with US 84 in Laurel to US 49 in Magee. The route already shares a two-mile-long (3.2 km) concurrency with US 49 in Magee, and some residents feel that a four-lane highway would better alleviate heavy truck traffic.[citation needed]

There have been no official plans from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to upgrade MS 28 to freeway standards. Residents opposed to the potential change claim that "four-laning" the Highway would also entail bypasses for several small towns along the route, stifling business opportunities.[citation needed]

However, MDOT does have some improvements scheduled for the dangerous intersection with MS 37 in Taylorsville. A $3,000,000 project for "various intersection improvements at MS 37/MS 28" is set to begin in 2018.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Jefferson US 61 – Natchez, Port Gibson Western end of MS 33 concurrency
MS 33 south – Roxie Eastern end of MS 33 concurrency
Union Church MS 550 east Western terminus of MS 550
Copiah Pleasant Hill MS 552 west Eastern terminus of MS 552
Allen MS 547 north Southern terminus of MS 547
Hazlehurst I-55 – Jackson, Brookhaven I-55 exit 61
US 51 – Crystal Springs, Hazlehurst
Georgetown MS 27 – Crystal Springs, Monticello
Simpson Union MS 469 north – Harrisville Southern terminus of MS 469
Pinola MS 43 north – Mendenhall Western end of MS 43 concurrency
MS 472 west Eastern terminus of MS 472
MS 43 south – New Hebron Eastern end of MS 43 concurrency
MS 13 – Mendenhall, Prentiss
MS 545 north Southern terminus of MS 545
MS 541 south Western end of MS 541 concurrency
Magee US 49 north – Jackson Western end of US 49 concurrency
MS 541 north (Main Avenue South) – Downtown Magee Eastern end of MS 541 concurrency
US 49 south – Hattiesburg Eastern end of US 49 concurrency
MS 149 south – Hattiesburg Western end of MS 149 concurrency
MS 149 north Eastern end of MS 149 overlap
Smith Mize MS 35 south – Mount Olive Western end of MS 35 concurrency
MS 35 north – Raleigh Eastern end of MS 35 concurrency
Taylorsville MS 37 north – Raleigh Northern end of MS 37 concurrency
MS 37 south – Collins Southern end of MS 37 concurrency
MS 531 north – Bay Springs
Jones Soso MS 533 north – Stringer, Bay Springs Southern terminus of MS 533
MS 29 south – Ellisville Northern terminus of MS 29
Calhoun US 84 – Laurel, Collins Eastern terminus of MS 28
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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