Mississippi Highway 42

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Mississippi Highway 42 marker

Mississippi Highway 42
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 106.220 mi[1] (170.945 km)
Major junctions
West end: MS 43 in New Hebron
  US 84 in Prentiss
US 49 in Hattiesburg
I-59 in Hattiesburg
US 11 in Hattiesburg
US 45 in State Line
East end: SR 56 in State Line
Counties: Wayne, Greene, Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence
Highway system
MS 41 MS 43

Mississippi Highway 42 (MS 42) is a state highway in Mississippi. MS 42 runs in an east/west direction for 105 miles (excluding multiplexes with US routes), serving seven Mississippi counties: Wayne, Greene, Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Jefferson Davis, and Lawrence. Portions of this highway run parallel to the Longleaf Trace. The length of highway between Interstate 59 and U.S. Highway 11 in Forrest County, just outside Petal is known as the Evelyn Gandy Parkway.

Locales on Route[edit]

From East to West

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Lawrence Rockport-New Hebron Road west end of state maintenance (Simpson County line)
New Hebron Jones Street (MS 915)
MS 43 – Pinola, Silver Creek
Jefferson Davis US 84 – Collins, Monticello
Prentiss MS 13 / MS 184 – Collins, Monticello
Columbia Avenue (MS 937)
Bassfield MS 35 – Mount Olive, Columbia
Lamar MS 44 west – Columbia west end of MS 44 overlap
Sumrall MS 589 – Downtown Sumrall east end of MS 44 overlap
Forrest US 49 north – Jackson west end of US 49 overlap
Hattiesburg I-59 south / US 49 south – New Orleans, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg, University of Southern Mississippi east end of US 49 overlap; west end of I-59 overlap; MS 42 west follows exit 67B
I-59 north / Eatonville Road – Laurel, Eatonville east end of I-59 overlap; MS 42 east follows exit 69
Petal US 11 – Hattiesburg, Laurel interchange
Central Avenue former MS 142
Perry Runnelstown MS 29 – Ellisville, New Augusta
Richton MS 15 south – Beaumont west end of MS 15 overlap
MS 15 north – Laurel east end of MS 15 overlap
Greene Sand Hill MS 63 south – Leakesville west end of MS 63 overlap
MS 63 north – Waynesboro east end of MS 63 overlap
State Line To MS 57 / Main Street former MS 57
Wayne MS 57 – Waynesboro, Mississippi Gulf Coast interchange
US 45 south – Citronelle, Mobile west end of US 45 overlap
State Line US 45 north – Waynesboro, State Line east end of US 45 overlap
SR 56 east – Chatom
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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