Mississippi Highway 145

Mississippi Highway 145 (MS 145) is the designation for the parts of the old U.S. Route 45 (US 45) roadbed that the state continues to maintain. Those sections travel through Waynesboro, through Shubuta, from De Soto to Meridian, through Shuqualak, through Macon, through Aberdeen, through Nettleton, from Shannon to Booneville, and through Corinth.

Mississippi Highway 145 marker

Mississippi Highway 145
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length113.818 mi[1] (183.172 km)
Highway system
I-110MS 149

WaynesboroEdit

 

Mississippi Drive
LocationWaynesboro
Length7.80 mi[2] (12.55 km)
Existed2004–present

US 45 was fully rerouted out of Waynesboro in 2004, and the old alignment became MS 145.[3][4]

MS 145 begins south of town at an intersection with US 45. It heads north through rural and wooded areas before entering the city limits as Mississippi Drive and passing through neighborhoods. The highway then passes through downtown, where it has an intersection with MS 184, before passing through business district and some more neighborhoods. MS 145 passes through more rural areas to have an interchange with US 84 to leave Waynesboro and continue north through wooded areas to come to an end at another intersection with US 45. The entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.[5]

The entire route is in Wayne County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0  US 45 – Quitman, Shubuta, State LineSouthern terminus
Waynesboro4.47.1  MS 184 (Azalea Drive)
6.3–
6.5
10.1–
10.5
  US 84 – Laurel, Silas, ALDiamond interchange
7.812.6  US 45 – Quitman, Shubuta, State LineNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ShubutaEdit

 

High Street
LocationShubuta
Length4.50 mi[6] (7.24 km)
Existed2001–present

By 2001, US 45 bypassed Shubuta, and MS 145 was created for US 45's old routing.[7][8]

MS 145 begins south of town at an intersection with US 45. It heads north through rural wooded areas to have an intersection with MS 510 before curving to the northwest to cross a bridge over the Chickasawhay River. The highway then crosses a bridge over som e railroad tracks before entering Shubuta and passing straight through downtown along High Street. MS 145 continues northwest to leave Shubuta and pass through farmland before coming to an end at another intersection with US 45. The entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.[9]


CountyLocationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
Wayne0.00.0  US 45 – Quitman, WaynesboroSouthern terminus
1.52.4  MS 510 east – MathervilleWestern terminus of MS 510
Clarke4.57.2  US 45 – Quitman, WaynesboroNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

De Soto–MeridianEdit

 

Mississippi Highway 145
LocationDe SotoMeridian
Length29.90 mi[10] (48.12 km)
Existed1994–present

Beginning in 1994, US 45 was upgraded to a divided highway outside Meridian. The old alignment continued to be in the state highway system.[11][12] All of US 45's former routing in Lauderdale County became part of MS 145 in 1998.[13][14] Two years later, US 45 was realigned onto a new divided highway in Clarke County, and old sections of US 45 became signed as MS 145.[7][15]

MS 145 begins in Clarke County at an intersection with US 45 just south of De Soto. It heads north to pass through the community as a two-lane highway before having an interchange with US 45. The highway leaves De Soto and passes through rural areas for several miles to become concurrent with MS 18 and cross the Chickasawhay River to enter Quitman. MS 145/MS 18 pass through a business district along Archusa Avenue before entering and having an intersection with MS 512, where MS 18 splits off and heads east. MS 145 continues north through neighborhoods, where it has an intersection with MS 513, before winding its way through rural areas for the next several miles, where it crosses US 45 several times, passes by Clarkco State Park, crosses in Lauderdale County, and passes through the community of Wolf Springs. The highway then enters the Meridian city limits and passes through neighborhoods along Roebuck Drive, where it widens to four-lane undivided highway shortly before coming to an end at an interchange with I-20/I-59 (US 11/US 80/MS 19; Exit 53), with the road continuing northwest into downtown as MS 493 (22nd Avenue).[16]


CountyLocationmi[10]kmDestinationsNotes
ClarkeDe Soto0.00.0  US 45 – Waynesboro, Shubuta, MeridianSouthern terminus
1.6–
1.8
2.6–
2.9
  US 45 – Meridian, WaynesboroPartial cloverleaf interchange
3.65.8  MS 18 west – PachutaSouthern end of MS 18 concurrency
Quitman5.99.5   MS 18 east / MS 512 west (Donald Street)Northern end of MS 18 concurrency; Eastern terminus of MS 512
7.011.3  MS 513 north (Stonewall Road) – StonewallSouthern terminus of MS 513
10.817.4  US 45 – Waynesboro, Meridian
16.326.2  MS 514 west – EnterpriseEastern terminus of MS 514
19.431.2  US 45 – Waynesboro, Meridian
Lauderdale24.539.4  US 45 – Waynesboro, Meridian
Wolf Springs26.0–
26.2
41.8–
42.2
  US 45 – Macon, QuitmanPartial cloverleaf interchange
Meridian29.7–
29.9
47.8–
48.1
   I-20 / I-59 (US 11/US 80/MS 19) – Laurel, Jackson, Tuscaloosa
  MS 493 north (22nd Avenue) – Downtown
I-20/59 exit 153; northern terminus; southern terminus of MS 493; road continues as MS 493
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ShuqualakEdit

 

Mississippi Highway 145
LocationShuqualak
Length4.2 mi (6.8 km)

MS 145 runs for 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in Shuqualak in Noxubee County, Mississippi.

MS 145 begins just south of town at an intersection with US 45. It heads north through rural areas for a short distance to enter Shuqualak at an intersection with MS 21/MS 39. It bypasses downtown along its east side, passing through neighborhoods before leaving Shuqualak and continuing north through rural areas for a few miles before coming to an end at another intersection with US 45. The entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.[17]

The entire route is in Noxubee County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0  US 45 – Macon, ScoobaSouthern terminus
Shuqualak0.50.80   MS 21 south / MS 39 (Line Street) – Downtown, Philadelphia, De KalbNorthern terminus of MS 21
4.26.8  US 45 – Macon, ScoobaNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

MaconEdit

 

Jefferson Street
LocationMacon
Length7.50 mi[18] (12.07 km)
Existed1998–present

By 1998, MS 145 was created after US 45 bypassed the town of Macon.[13][14]

MS 145 begins just south of town at an intersection with US 45. It heads north through wooded areas, running parallel to the Noxubee River, for a few miles to become concurrent with MS 14 and cross a bridge over the river to enter Macon. The highway immediately passes through downtown along Jefferson Street, where MS 14 splits off onto Adams Street, before continuing north through neighborhoods for several miles. MS 145 the leaves Macon and continues through rural areas before coming to an end at another intersection with US 45. The entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.

The entire route is in Noxubee County.

Locationmi[18]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0  US 45 – Shuqualak, BrooksvilleSouthern terminus
2.23.5  MS 14 west – LouisvilleSouthern end of MS 14 concurrency
Macon2.84.5  MS 14 east (Adams Street) – Aliceville, ALNorthern end of MS 14 concurrency
7.512.1  US 45 – Brooksville, ShuqualakNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

AberdeenEdit

 

Commerce Street
LocationAberdeen
Length5.20 mi[19] (8.37 km)
Existed2000–present

MS 145 was created in 2000 after US 45 was rerouted to a new divided highway outside Aberdeen.[7][15]

MS 145 begins on the east side of town at an intersection with US 45/MS 8/MS 25 along the banks of the Tombigbee River. It heads west to immediately pass through downtown along Commerce Street before passing through neighborhoods and curving to the north. The highway then passes through a business district before coming to an end at another intersection with US 45. Excluding a short section between James Street and Matubba Street, the entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.[20]

The entire route is in Aberdeen, Monroe County.

mi[19]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0    US 45 / MS 8 / MS 25 – Columbus, Amory, West Point, HoustonSouthern terminus
5.28.4  US 45 – Columbus, NettletonNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

NettletonEdit

 

Will Robbins Highway
LocationNettleton
Length2.60 mi[21] (4.18 km)
Existed1998–present

After US 45 was upgraded to a divided highway outside of Nettleton, MS 145 was designated along the former routing.[13][14]

MS 145 begins on the south side of town in Monroe County at an intersection with US 45/US 278. It heads north through neighborhoods before turning northwest to pass through a business district and enter downtown, where it comes to an intersection with W Main Street (unsigned MS 774), a connector to MS 6, where it crosses into Lee County. The highway then passes through more neighborhoods before coming to an end at another intersection with US 45/US 278. The entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.[22]

The entire route is in Nettleton.

Countymi[21]kmDestinationsNotes
Monroe0.00.0   US 45 / US 278 – Tupelo, Amory, AberdeenSouthern terminus
MonroeLee
county line
1.52.4W Main Street (MS 774 east) to   MS 6Western terminus of MS 774
Lee2.64.2   US 45 / US 278 – Tupelo, Amory, AberdeenNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Shannon–BoonevilleEdit

 

Mississippi Highway 145
LocationShannonBooneville
Length45.30 mi[23] (72.90 km)
Existed1977–present

US 45 was rerouted onto a freeway in Tupelo in 1977, no longer going through downtown Tupelo.[24] The freeway was extended north and south in 1982 and 1984, and more of US 45 was moved.[25][26][27][28] By 1986, the freeway extended as far as Shannon.[29][30] About ten years later, US 45 was moved to a divided highway for Lee and most of Prentiss County, and the old alignment became MS 145.[12][13]

MS 145 begins in Lee County in the eastern part of Shannon at an interchange between US 45, US 45 Alternate, and US 278. It heads northwest as a two-lane highway to bypass downtown along Noah Curtis Street before turning north along Romie Hill Avenue at an intersection with MS 245. The highway leaves Shannon and crosses over a creek to enter Verona along Raymond Avenue. MS 145 widens to a four-lane undivided highway as it passes through industrial areas before passing through downtown. It passes through neighborhoods before crossing into Tupelo at an intersection with US 278/MS 6 (Pontotoc Parkway). The highway heads north through a business district (along Gloster Street), where it has an intersection with S Green Street (unsigned MS 769), before crossing over a creek and becoming concurrent with MS 178 (Main Street), bypassing downtown to the west as they passes through neighborhoods. They then have an interchange with McCullough Boulevard, where MS 178 splits off, and MS 145 continues north to have another intersection with Green Street (MS 769) before leaving Tupelo, crossing a creek and passing under I-22/US 78. MS 145 narrows to two-lanes and has an interchange with the Natchez Trace Parkway before entering Saltillo and passing a business district before having an interchange with US 45. It bypasses downtown to the northwest, having intersections with MS 363 (Mobile Street) and MS 766 (N 3rd Street) as it passes through neighborhoods, before leaving Saltillo and passing through rural areas. It passes through Guntown, where it has an intersection with MS 348, before passing through Baldwyn, where it has a concurrency with MS 370 and crosses into Prentiss County.

MS 145 continues northeast through rural areas for several miles, where it passes just west of Wheeler and have an intersection with MS 362, to have an interchange with MS 30 and enter Booneville. It becomes 2nd Street as it widens to four-lane undivided highway and passes through neighborhoods and straight through downtown. The highway then passes through a business district, where it has an intersection with MS 4, before crossing a creek and narrowing to two-lanes to leave Booneville and pass through rural areas before coming to an end at another intersection with US 45.[31]


CountyLocationmi[23]kmDestinationsNotes
LeeShannon0.00.0   
    US 45 / US 45 Alt. south / US 278 – Tupelo, Okolona, Nettleton, Columbus
Interchange; southern terminus; northern terminus of US 45 Alternate
1.32.1  MS 245 south (Romie Hill Avenue) – OkolonaNorthern terminus of MS 245
Tupelo7.111.4   US 278 / MS 6 (Pontotoc Parkway) – Oxford, Pontotoc, Nettleton
8.113.0S Green Street (MS 769 north)Southern terminus of unsigned MS 769
10.416.7  MS 178 east (Main Street) – FultonSouthern end of MS 178 concurrency
11.518.5     MS 178 west (McCullough Boulevard) to I-22 / US 45 / US 78 – ShermanNorthern end of MS 178 concurrency; interchange
12.319.8N Green Street (MS 769 south)Northern terminus of unsigned MS 769
15.825.4  Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange
Saltillo18.830.3  US 45 – Corinth, TupeloInterchange
19.230.9  MS 363 south (Mobile Street) – Downtown, MantachieNorthern terminus of MS 363
19.932.0  MS 766 south (N 3rd Street) – DowntownNorthern terminus of MS 766
Guntown24.038.6  MS 348 west (N Main Street) – New Albany, DowntownEastern terminus of MS 348; N Main Street continues east into downtown
Baldwyn28.545.9  MS 370 west (Bethany Road)Southern end of MS 370 concurrency
Prentiss28.846.3  MS 370 east (Clayton Street) – MariettaNorthern end of MS 370 concurrency
33.453.8  MS 362 east – WheelerWestern terminus of MS 362
Booneville37.560.4  MS 30 – Tishomingo, New AlbanyInterchange
42.167.8  MS 4 (Chambers Drive) – Ripley, Bay Springs Lake
45.372.9  US 45 – Corinth, TupeloNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

CorinthEdit

 

Mississippi Highway 145
LocationCorinth
Length7.60 mi[32] (12.23 km)
Existed1998–present

MS 145 was designated as the old routing of US 45 through Corinth in 1998.[13][14]

MS 145 begins just south of town at an intersection with US 45. It heads northeast to enter the city limits along Tate Street to pass through some industrial areas to have an intersection with US 72 before passing through a business district and crossing a railroad track to enter downtown. The highway then turns north along Fillmore Street, at an intersection with MS 785, and crosses another railroad track to continue north through downtown and pass through neighborhoods. MS 145 then makes a left turn onto Main Street for a short distance before turning right onto Polk Street. It continues north through neighborhoods for several miles before passing through rural areas, where it has an intersection with MS 2. The highway continues north through rural areas before coming to the Tennessee state line, where the road continues north into Guys, TN as Old US Highway 45 S. The entire route of MS 145 is a two-lane highway.

The entire route is in Alcorn County.

Locationmi[32]kmDestinationsNotes
0.00.0  US 45 – Tupelo, Jackson, TNSouthern terminus
Corinth2.54.0  US 72 (Lee Highway) – Memphis, TN, Iuka
3.15.0  MS 785 south (S Fillmore Street)Northern terminus of MS 785
6.710.8  MS 2 – Kossuth, Michie, TN
7.612.2Old US Highway 45 S to   US 45 – GuysTennessee state line; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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