Mississippi Highway 315

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Mississippi Highway 315 marker

Mississippi Highway 315
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length78.174 mi[1] (125.809 km)
Major junctions
West end US 49 / US 61 near Rich
  MS 3 in Sledge

US 51 in Sardis
I-55 in Sardis
MS 6 / US 278 in Panola County

MS 7 in Water Valley
East end MS 9W in Paris
Location
CountiesCoahoma, Quitman, Panola, Yalobusha, Lafayette
Highway system
MS 314MS 316

Mississippi Highway 315 (MS 315) is a 78.174-mile (125.809 km) long state highway located in northern Mississippi. The western terminus of the route is at US 49/US 61 near Rich in Coahoma County while the eastern terminus is at MS 9W near Paris in Lafayette County. Along the way, the highway passes over Sardis Dam east of the town of Sardis. It is a very rare east-west odd-numbered state highway, but it is signed north-south. [2]

Route description[edit]

MS 315 begins at an intersection with US 49/US 61 near Rich in Coahoma County. The route heads east, intersecting MS 3 in Sledge and Interstate 55 in Sardis, Mississippi. The route then follows Sardis Dam over Sardis Lake and turns south, where eastbound traffic joins westbound traffic on MS 6/US 278 for a few miles before turning southeast to Water Valley where it intersects MS 7. The portion of the highway between Sardis Dam and the end of the concurrency with MS 6/US 278 is poorly signed. After leaving Water Valley, the highway travels east to end at an intersection with MS 9W near Paris.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

Highway 315 crossing Sardis Dam
CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Coahoma0.00.0 US 49 / US 61 / Great River Road – Tunica, Clarksdale, Helena Ark
Quitman13.020.9 MS 716 (Six Mile Lake Road)
Sledge15.925.6 MS 714 (Quitman Street)
16.626.7 MS 3 – Marks, Crenshaw
PanolaSardis33.654.1 US 51 – Como, Batesville
35.256.6 I-55 – Memphis, GrenadaI-55 exit 252
43.670.2 MS 35 – Batesville
50.280.8 US 278 / MS 6 / Shady Grove Road – Batesville, Oxford
Lafayette60.397.0 MS 328
YalobushaWater Valley65.6105.6 MS 7 / Wise Street – Water Valley, OxfordWestern terminus of MS 7 concurrency
68.4110.1 MS 7 / MS 32 – Coffeeville, OaklandEastern terminus of MS 7 concurrency; Western terminus of MS 32 concurrency
Water Valley69.0111.0 MS 32 (Main Street) – BruceEastern terminus of MS 32 concurrency
LafayetteParis82.3132.4 MS 9W / MS 812 – Oxford, Bruce, Paris
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  2. ^ http://azfoo.net/gdt/babs/images/US-Hwy61SignUS-Hwy49Sign.jpg
  3. ^ a b Microsoft; Nokia (December 25, 2014). "Mississippi Highway 315" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved December 25, 2014.