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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. MS 311 was designated onto its current alignment in 1957, and 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 route 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 the city.[2][3] Upon leaving Holly Springs, the road continues through forested areas with some farm fields and residences.[3] Farther north, the highway reaches 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 except 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 mi[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 c Mississippi Department of Transportation (2011). Official Highway Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Google (June 3, 2010). "overview of Mississippi Highway 311" (Map). Google Maps. Google. 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). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi State Highway Commission. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1960). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi State Highway Commission. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Mississippi State Highway Commission (1965). Official Road Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Jackson: Mississippi State Highway Commission. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing