Mississippi Highway 28
|Maintained by MDOT|
|Length:||124.601 mi (200.526 km)|
|West end:||MS 33 in Fayette|
|East end:||US 84 in Calhoun|
|Counties:||Jefferson, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, Jones|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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