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Mississippi Highway 792

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Mississippi Highway 792 marker

Mississippi Highway 792
MS 792 highlighted in violet
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length13.216 mi[1] (21.269 km)
Existed1998–present
Major junctions
West end US 45 north of Brooksville
East end MS 388 east of Brooksville
Location
CountiesLowndes, Noxubee
Highway system
MS 791MS 793

Mississippi Highway 792 (MS 792) is a road in eastern Mississippi. It starts at U.S. Route 45 (US 45), and travels east. Near halfway of the route, SR 792 turns south and continues to its eastern terminus at MS 388. The highway was designated in 1998, and no major changes have been made since.

Route description[edit]

MS 792 is located in southern Lowndes and northern Noxubee counties.[2] In 2012, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) calculated as many as 1,800 vehicles traveling west of Trinity Road and Weyerhaeuser Road, and as few as 540 vehicles traveling south of Bluitt Road.[3] It is not included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS), a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[4] The route is legally defined in Mississippi Code § 65-3-3,[5] and is maintained by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.[1]

MS 792 starts at a T-intersection with US 45, near the Black Prairie wildlife management area.[2] It travels east along Carson Road, going through a small group of trees and farmland. At Gun Club Road, the landscape changes completely into farmland.[6] Near 3.5 miles (5.6 km) later, Carson Road intersects Weyerhaeuser Road, that leads to cellulose fiber mills.[6][7][8] MS 792 later turns southeastward at Old Macon Road, and crosses over a river. South of Plum Grove Road, the route shifts slightly to the west. Old Macon Road enters Noxubee County, while crossing over a small creek. MS 792 continues south for a few more miles, before ending at MS 388.[6]

History[edit]

The route was constructed by 1998, connecting from US 45 to MS 388. MS 792 was fully paved,[9][10] and no significant changes have happened on the route since.[10][2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinations[6]Notes
Lowndes0.0000.000 US 45
Noxubee13.21621.269 MS 388
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Mississippi Department of Transportation Planning Division (December 31, 2011). Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics Extent, Travel, and Designation (PDF) (Report). Mississippi Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Official Highway Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Mississippi Department of Transportation. Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 14, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "MDOT Traffic Count Application". Mississippi Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. November 2003. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Mississippi Code Of 1972 As Amended - SEC. 65-3-3. State highways designated". Mississippi Legislature. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d Microsoft; Nokia (July 8, 2014). "Mississippi Highway 792" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  7. ^ Google (July 9, 2014). "U.S. Route 45 at Mississippi Highway 792" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Weyerhaeuser's Columbus Cellulose Fibers mill". Weyerhaeuser. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Official Highway Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Mississippi Department of Transportation. Mississippi Department of Transportation. 1996–97. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Official Highway Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Mississippi Department of Transportation. Mississippi Department of Transportation. 1998. Retrieved July 8, 2014.