National Starting Point: Pagosa Springs, CO, at US 160
National Ending Point: Near Midway, GA, at I-95
Total Distance: 1,919 miles
States: CO, NM, TX, LA, MS, AL, GA
Mississippi Starting Point: Louisiana border at Natchez, MS
Mississippi Ending Point: Alabama border east of Waynesboro, MS
Mississippi Distance: 182.342 miles
Mississippi Counties: Adams, Franklin, Lincoln, Lawrence,
Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne
Cities/towns over 5,000 pop served: Natchez, Brookhaven, Laurel, Waynesboro
2.5 miles with US 65 in Natchez
6.8 miles with US 61 in Adams County and Natchez
1.8 miles with MS 13 in Prentiss
2.2 miles with MS 15 in Laurel
2.4 miles with I-59 in Laurel
NHS: Entire length
Along multiplex with I-59
A short segment on the Waynesboro bypass could technically be considered freeway.
Other Multilane Segments:
From the Mississippi River east to the Lincoln/Lawrence County line
From US 49 at Collins east (including I-59 multiplex) to just east of Waynesboro
Average Daily Traffic (1998): Ranges from 2,100 at the Alabama border to 30,000 in Natchez
Section east of Waynesboro didn't exist until after construction of a bridge over Alabama River in early '30s.
Although it's not mapped, there is no longer a duplex with MS 27 in Monticello, due to a new MS 27 bypass of Monticello.
Will eventually be all 4-laned, under 1987 Highway Program. Next most likely section to open up will finish up 4-laning west of I-55.
Future interchange with US 45 near Waynesboro will be a cloverleaf.
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