Starting Point: At I-20 in Edwards, Hinds County
Ending Point: At US 51/MS 16 in Canton, Madison County
Total Distance: 43 miles
Counties: Hinds, Madison
Cities/towns over 5,000 pop served: Canton
Freeway Segments: None
Other Multilane Segments: From I-55 to US 51/MS 16 in Canton
Average Daily Traffic (1999):
Hinds County: 480 (southwest of Queens Hill) to 650 (near Madison County)
Madison County: 940 (near Hinds County) to 4,100 (in Flora) to 1,000 (east of Livingston) to 11,000 (in Canton)
Relatively minor east-west route. For those who don't want to bother with high-traffic routes, this serves as a shortcut of sorts between I-20 west and I-55 north, although it is a narrow, winding 2-lane road for the most part.
Some have called for 4-laning it, to the point where bills were introduced to the Legislature for it, but so far have not been successful.
What I'd Do:
4-lane it (with some straightening) between I-20 and I-55 to serve as an outer bypass of the rapidly-growing Jackson area in this quadrant.
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